The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 36 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 2 0 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.82% - 4.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% - 5.29%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Manual Testing
Cheshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
222 209 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 90.61% 89.32% 82.54%
Number of salaries quoted 164 169 135
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Chester

Manual Testing
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Web Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Web Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB