The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 159 145 158
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 40 46 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.05% 1.19% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.33% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 36 43 28
Median salary £32,750 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.66% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,700 £27,113
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3406 3466 3542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 89.80% 89.89% 87.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2887 2872 2920
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Manchester

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Manchester

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 5 £30,500 - 1
Wigan -3 2 £35,625 +31.94%
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 48 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (43.48%) Selenium
3 27 (39.13%) Scrum
3 27 (39.13%) QA
3 27 (39.13%) Test Scripting
4 21 (30.43%) ISEB
5 20 (28.99%) Automated Testing
6 17 (24.64%) Regression Testing
6 17 (24.64%) C#
6 17 (24.64%) SQL
6 17 (24.64%) SDLC
7 15 (21.74%) Finance
7 15 (21.74%) ISTQB
8 14 (20.29%) Software Testing
9 13 (18.84%) Windows
9 13 (18.84%) Functional Testing
10 11 (15.94%) Automation Testing
10 11 (15.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (15.94%) WebDriver
10 11 (15.94%) JIRA
10 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
11 10 (14.49%) iPad
11 10 (14.49%) SpecFlow
11 10 (14.49%) Gherkin
12 9 (13.04%) Test Automation
12 9 (13.04%) Defect Management
13 8 (11.59%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (11.59%) TDD
14 7 (10.14%) Degree
14 7 (10.14%) Cross-Browser Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.70%) CMS
2 2 (2.90%) Apache
2 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (43.48%) Selenium
2 11 (15.94%) JIRA
2 11 (15.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (15.94%) WebDriver
3 10 (14.49%) SpecFlow
4 6 (8.70%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.25%) HP UFT
6 4 (5.80%) FitNesse
6 4 (5.80%) TestComplete
7 3 (4.35%) Bugzilla
7 3 (4.35%) NUnit
7 3 (4.35%) SoapUI
7 3 (4.35%) TeamCity
7 3 (4.35%) TestPartner
8 2 (2.90%) Burp Suite
9 1 (1.45%) Appium
9 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.45%) MSTest
9 1 (1.45%) TestDirector
9 1 (1.45%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (21.74%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Advertising
2 2 (2.90%) Billing
2 2 (2.90%) Marketing
2 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (42.03%) Analyst
2 28 (40.58%) Tester
3 27 (39.13%) Test Analyst
4 21 (30.43%) Software Tester
5 10 (14.49%) Automation Tester
6 8 (11.59%) Software Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Software Test Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Manual Test Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) QA Automation Tester
8 4 (5.80%) QA Tester
8 4 (5.80%) Software QA Tester
8 4 (5.80%) Test Leader
9 3 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Manual Tester
9 3 (4.35%) QA Leader
10 2 (2.90%) Java Developer
10 2 (2.90%) Quality Analyst
10 2 (2.90%) Senior Tester
10 2 (2.90%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) Gherkin
2 6 (8.70%) .NET
2 6 (8.70%) Web Services
3 5 (7.25%) HTML
4 4 (5.80%) XML
5 3 (4.35%) CSS
6 2 (2.90%) Java EE
6 2 (2.90%) JSP
6 2 (2.90%) SOAP
7 1 (1.45%) CSS3
7 1 (1.45%) HTML5
7 1 (1.45%) jQuery
7 1 (1.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) iPad
2 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.45%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.84%) Windows
2 2 (2.90%) Unix
3 1 (1.45%) Android
3 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (39.13%) Scrum
2 27 (39.13%) Test Scripting
3 20 (28.99%) Automated Testing
4 17 (24.64%) Regression Testing
4 17 (24.64%) SDLC
5 14 (20.29%) Software Testing
6 13 (18.84%) Functional Testing
7 11 (15.94%) Automation Testing
8 9 (13.04%) Defect Management
8 9 (13.04%) Test Automation
9 8 (11.59%) TDD
9 8 (11.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (10.14%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 6 (8.70%) BDD
11 6 (8.70%) Process Improvement
11 6 (8.70%) Test Management
11 6 (8.70%) Test Strategy
11 6 (8.70%) Web Testing
12 5 (7.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.64%) C#
1 17 (24.64%) SQL
2 6 (8.70%) Java
2 6 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (30.43%) ISEB
2 15 (21.74%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.14%) Degree
4 3 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (39.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle
3 2 (2.90%) hybris
4 1 (1.45%) Alterian
4 1 (1.45%) HP
4 1 (1.45%) Sitecore
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Competitive salary + excellent benef
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Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Up to 30 days
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Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Training & Unlimited Opportunity
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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