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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 115 106 109
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 9 19 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.52% 1.05% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 1.26% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 8 19 6
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £30,000 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.06%
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
1496 1502 1346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 86.98% 83.35% 78.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1171 1179 1093
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,600 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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
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 31 July 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 +6 4 £32,500 +8.33%
Chester - 4 £40,000 - 5
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (84.62%) SQL
2 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (65.38%) Automated Testing
3 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 13 (50.00%) QA
5 12 (46.15%) Software Testing
5 12 (46.15%) ISEB
6 11 (42.31%) MS Excel
6 11 (42.31%) Finance
6 11 (42.31%) Integration Testing
7 10 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
8 9 (34.62%) Web Services
8 9 (34.62%) Test Scripting
8 9 (34.62%) Mentoring
9 7 (26.92%) Windows
9 7 (26.92%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (26.92%) MSTest
9 7 (26.92%) Risk Analysis
9 7 (26.92%) Performance Testing
9 7 (26.92%) SDLC
10 6 (23.08%) Mobile App
11 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (19.23%) Incident Management
11 5 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (19.23%) .NET
12 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
12 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
12 4 (15.38%) ISTQB
12 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (42.31%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) VPN
1 1 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (26.92%) MSTest
3 3 (11.54%) Selenium
4 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.85%) Bugzilla
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Test Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Tester
3 8 (30.77%) Analyst
3 8 (30.77%) Test Analyst
4 7 (26.92%) QA Engineer
5 6 (23.08%) Lead Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
6 2 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Database Team Leader
6 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (3.85%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) Web Services
2 5 (19.23%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (65.38%) Automated Testing
2 12 (46.15%) Software Testing
3 11 (42.31%) Integration Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Test Scripting
4 9 (34.62%) Mentoring
5 7 (26.92%) SDLC
5 7 (26.92%) Performance Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Risk Analysis
6 5 (19.23%) Incident Management
6 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Test Planning
7 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
7 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
7 4 (15.38%) System Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
9 2 (7.69%) Automation Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Line Management
10 1 (3.85%) Stress Testing
10 1 (3.85%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (84.62%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) ISEB
2 4 (15.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
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