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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 161 166 165
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 21 13 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.52% 0.33% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.43% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 17 12 15
Average salary £40,000 £26,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.94% -7.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £22,550 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £37,050 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,750
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -2.36%
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
3326 3033 3082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.02% 77.31% 80.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2668 2605 2692
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 August 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 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
Altrincham +5 1 £30,000 -45.45%
Wigan -4 1 - -
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 25 (54.35%) Software Testing
2 23 (50.00%) QA
2 23 (50.00%) ISEB
3 21 (45.65%) Automated Testing
4 19 (41.30%) Selenium
5 17 (36.96%) QuickTest Pro
6 16 (34.78%) Automation Testing
7 12 (26.09%) Finance
7 12 (26.09%) QMS
8 10 (21.74%) SQL
8 10 (21.74%) ISTQB
9 9 (19.57%) SilkPerformer
9 9 (19.57%) jMock
9 9 (19.57%) QALoad
9 9 (19.57%) TestPartner
9 9 (19.57%) JUnit
9 9 (19.57%) LoadRunner
9 9 (19.57%) EasyMock
10 7 (15.22%) HP
11 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (13.04%) Test Strategy
12 5 (10.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
12 5 (10.87%) E-Commerce
12 5 (10.87%) UNIX
12 5 (10.87%) C#
13 4 (8.70%) Java
13 4 (8.70%) .NET
13 4 (8.70%) Oracle
13 4 (8.70%) Python

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (41.30%) Selenium
2 17 (36.96%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (19.57%) LoadRunner
3 9 (19.57%) TestPartner
3 9 (19.57%) SilkPerformer
3 9 (19.57%) jMock
3 9 (19.57%) JUnit
3 9 (19.57%) QALoad
3 9 (19.57%) EasyMock
4 4 (8.70%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.52%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Legal
2 2 (4.35%) Games
2 2 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Tester
1 13 (28.26%) Analyst
2 10 (21.74%) Test Analyst
3 9 (19.57%) Head of Testing
4 6 (13.04%) Software Tester
5 5 (10.87%) Test Manager
5 5 (10.87%) Trainer
6 3 (6.52%) QA Tester
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Tester
7 2 (4.35%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Web Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Web Test Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.17%) QA Leader
8 1 (2.17%) Testing Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Manual Tester
8 1 (2.17%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) .NET
2 3 (6.52%) XML
3 1 (2.17%) Symfony
3 1 (2.17%) RESTful
3 1 (2.17%) COM+
3 1 (2.17%) Web Services
3 1 (2.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) Animation
1 1 (2.17%) Open Source
1 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) UNIX
2 4 (8.70%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.52%) Windows
3 3 (6.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (54.35%) Software Testing
2 21 (45.65%) Automated Testing
3 16 (34.78%) Automation Testing
4 12 (26.09%) QMS
5 6 (13.04%) Test Strategy
5 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.87%) E-Commerce
6 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
8 3 (6.52%) Performance Testing
8 3 (6.52%) ITIL
8 3 (6.52%) Service Management
8 3 (6.52%) Regression Testing
9 2 (4.35%) Scrum
9 2 (4.35%) Web Testing
9 2 (4.35%) Test Management
10 1 (2.17%) System Testing
10 1 (2.17%) Kanban
10 1 (2.17%) TDD
10 1 (2.17%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) C#
3 4 (8.70%) Java
3 4 (8.70%) Python
4 3 (6.52%) Perl
5 2 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (50.00%) ISEB
2 10 (21.74%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) HP
2 4 (8.70%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) Zend
4 1 (2.17%) Twitter
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