The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 104 102 136
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +34
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 12 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.68% 0.87% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.08% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 3
Average salary £27,500 £25,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Manual Testing
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1490 1298 1810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.04% 80.97% 84.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1262 984 1522
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cheshire region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Cheshire

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +10 11 £27,500 -12.00%
Wilmslow - 1 £25,000 -
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 48 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (61.11%) ISEB
3 32 (59.26%) QA
4 28 (51.85%) SQL
5 26 (48.15%) Windows
6 24 (44.44%) QuickTest Pro
6 24 (44.44%) Test Scripting
7 23 (42.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (42.59%) Performance Testing
7 23 (42.59%) Automated Testing
7 23 (42.59%) Software Testing
8 18 (33.33%) Regression Testing
8 18 (33.33%) Finance
8 18 (33.33%) Selenium
9 16 (29.63%) JIRA
10 15 (27.78%) ISTQB
10 15 (27.78%) System Testing
11 14 (25.93%) Test Automation
11 14 (25.93%) Release Management
11 14 (25.93%) Stress Testing
11 14 (25.93%) Integration Testing
11 14 (25.93%) .NET
12 12 (22.22%) Cucumber
13 8 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (14.81%) FitNesse
13 8 (14.81%) Degree
13 8 (14.81%) Scrum
13 8 (14.81%) RAD
13 8 (14.81%) Web Services
13 8 (14.81%) MSTest

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Mingle
2 2 (3.70%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (44.44%) QuickTest Pro
2 23 (42.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (33.33%) Selenium
4 16 (29.63%) JIRA
5 12 (22.22%) Cucumber
6 8 (14.81%) MSTest
6 8 (14.81%) FitNesse
7 4 (7.41%) TeamCity
7 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
7 4 (7.41%) WATIR
7 4 (7.41%) CruiseControl
7 4 (7.41%) Jenkins
7 4 (7.41%) WebDriver
8 3 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 18 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (75.93%) Analyst
1 41 (75.93%) Test Analyst
2 21 (38.89%) Tester
3 18 (33.33%) Software Tester
4 13 (24.07%) QA Tester
5 10 (18.52%) QA Analyst
6 8 (14.81%) Software Test Analyst
7 6 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (9.26%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (7.41%) Agile Test Analyst
10 3 (5.56%) Manual Tester
11 2 (3.70%) Manual Test Analyst
12 1 (1.85%) Automation Test Analyst
12 1 (1.85%) Junior Analyst
12 1 (1.85%) Test Leader
12 1 (1.85%) Senior Software Tester
12 1 (1.85%) Automation Analyst
12 1 (1.85%) Web Test Analyst
12 1 (1.85%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.93%) .NET
2 8 (14.81%) Web Services
3 7 (12.96%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.41%) JSON
4 4 (7.41%) HTML
4 4 (7.41%) XML
4 4 (7.41%) XSLT
5 3 (5.56%) SOAP
5 3 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
1 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (48.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 23 (42.59%) Software Testing
3 23 (42.59%) Performance Testing
3 23 (42.59%) Automated Testing
4 18 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 15 (27.78%) System Testing
6 14 (25.93%) Test Automation
6 14 (25.93%) Stress Testing
6 14 (25.93%) Release Management
6 14 (25.93%) Integration Testing
7 8 (14.81%) Scrum
7 8 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (14.81%) RAD
7 8 (14.81%) Waterfall
8 7 (12.96%) BDD
9 6 (11.11%) V-Model
10 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
10 5 (9.26%) TDD
11 4 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 28 (51.85%) SQL
2 6 (11.11%) Ruby
2 6 (11.11%) Java
2 6 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.41%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.85%) VB
4 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.85%) C
4 1 (1.85%) C#
4 1 (1.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 33 (61.11%) ISEB
2 15 (27.78%) ISTQB
3 8 (14.81%) Degree
4 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (59.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle