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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 101 100 131
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +31
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 26 21 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.36% 1.24% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.53% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 25 20 9
Average salary £35,000 £27,750 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.12% -11.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,000 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,500 £35,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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
1642 1373 1850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.65% 80.96% 83.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1437 1084 1604
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +8 12 £28,750 -21.23%
Macclesfield - 7 £40,000 -
Wilmslow - 5 £28,750 -
Crewe - 1 £35,000 -
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 50 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (60.71%) ISEB
3 32 (57.14%) QA
4 28 (50.00%) SQL
5 25 (44.64%) Automated Testing
5 25 (44.64%) Windows
6 23 (41.07%) Performance Testing
6 23 (41.07%) Software Testing
6 23 (41.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (39.29%) QuickTest Pro
8 21 (37.50%) Test Scripting
9 20 (35.71%) Regression Testing
9 20 (35.71%) Selenium
10 17 (30.36%) JIRA
10 17 (30.36%) ISTQB
10 17 (30.36%) System Testing
10 17 (30.36%) Finance
11 16 (28.57%) Stress Testing
11 16 (28.57%) Integration Testing
11 16 (28.57%) .NET
12 15 (26.79%) Release Management
13 14 (25.00%) Test Automation
14 13 (23.21%) Cucumber
15 10 (17.86%) .NET Framework
16 9 (16.07%) BDD
16 9 (16.07%) V-Model
17 8 (14.29%) Mentoring
17 8 (14.29%) Waterfall
17 8 (14.29%) Scrum
17 8 (14.29%) RAD

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (5.36%) Mingle
2 1 (1.79%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (41.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (39.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 20 (35.71%) Selenium
4 17 (30.36%) JIRA
5 13 (23.21%) Cucumber
6 8 (14.29%) FitNesse
7 6 (10.71%) MSTest
8 5 (8.93%) WebDriver
9 4 (7.14%) Jenkins
9 4 (7.14%) TeamCity
9 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
9 4 (7.14%) WATIR
9 4 (7.14%) CruiseControl
10 3 (5.36%) Subversion
General
1 17 (30.36%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (75.00%) Analyst
2 41 (73.21%) Test Analyst
3 20 (35.71%) Tester
4 18 (32.14%) Software Tester
5 11 (19.64%) QA Tester
6 10 (17.86%) QA Analyst
7 7 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
8 6 (10.71%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (8.93%) Agile Test Analyst
10 4 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
11 2 (3.57%) Manual Tester
11 2 (3.57%) QA Engineer
12 1 (1.79%) Senior Tester
12 1 (1.79%) Lead Test Analyst
12 1 (1.79%) Web Analyst
12 1 (1.79%) Junior Test Analyst
12 1 (1.79%) Systems Tester
12 1 (1.79%) Test Engineer
12 1 (1.79%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.57%) .NET
2 10 (17.86%) .NET Framework
3 8 (14.29%) Web Services
4 4 (7.14%) XML
4 4 (7.14%) XSLT
4 4 (7.14%) JSON
4 4 (7.14%) HTML
5 3 (5.36%) REST
5 3 (5.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 25 (44.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (44.64%) Automated Testing
3 23 (41.07%) Software Testing
3 23 (41.07%) Performance Testing
4 21 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 20 (35.71%) Regression Testing
6 17 (30.36%) System Testing
7 16 (28.57%) Integration Testing
7 16 (28.57%) Stress Testing
8 15 (26.79%) Release Management
9 14 (25.00%) Test Automation
10 9 (16.07%) BDD
10 9 (16.07%) V-Model
11 8 (14.29%) Mentoring
11 8 (14.29%) Waterfall
11 8 (14.29%) Scrum
11 8 (14.29%) RAD
12 7 (12.50%) TDD
12 7 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 28 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (12.50%) Java
3 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.71%) Ruby
4 4 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (60.71%) ISEB
2 17 (30.36%) ISTQB
3 8 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft