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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 63 60 53
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 3 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.59% 0.39% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.51% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 5
Average salary £37,500 £26,500 £16,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.50% +60.60%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
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
418 391 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 82.61% 76.07% 71.32%
Number of salaries quoted 336 349 330
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
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 20 August 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
Preston - 3 £37,500 -
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 4 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (75.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (75.00%) eggPlant
2 3 (75.00%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (50.00%) JMeter
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (75.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (75.00%) eggPlant
1 3 (75.00%) Facilita Forecast
2 2 (50.00%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Tester
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Technical Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB