The table below looks at the statistics for the Manual Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Tester in their job title 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 Tester
Rank 191 177 194
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 2 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.047% 0.053% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.056% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 2
Average salary £22,500 £29,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.41% -10.76%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
Manual Tester
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3991 3574 4218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.51% 94.95% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3439 3117 3803
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Manual Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Tester in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Manual Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Manual Tester
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Manual Tester Salary Trend in Manchester

Manual Tester
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Manual Tester in their job title 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 with Manual Tester in their job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) CMMI
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (50.00%) Release Management
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Arduino
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Manual Tester in their job title 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 with Manual Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Release Management
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 2 (50.00%) CMMI
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft