The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 62 57 53
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 3 8 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.63% 1.45% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 1.78% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 11
Average salary £31,500 £23,500 £16,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.04% +42.42%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
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 Lancashire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
409 449 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 85.92% 81.64% 75.05%
Number of salaries quoted 353 392 303
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £47,500 £65,000
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 Lancashire

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Lancashire

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
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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
Chorley -3 2 £25,500 -3.77%
Preston -7 1 £37,500 +47.05%
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 6 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) C++
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (50.00%) eggPlant
2 3 (50.00%) Facilita Forecast
2 3 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) JMeter
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (50.00%) eggPlant
1 3 (50.00%) Facilita Forecast
1 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Tester
2 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Software Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
4 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA