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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
North West / Manchester
Rank 162 136 141
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +5
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 39 38 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.03% 1.15% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.27% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 34 36 42
Median salary £30,500 £35,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.08% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,575 £24,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £39,750 £42,250
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
3469 2998 3439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 91.53% 90.74% 87.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2925 2463 2911
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Altrincham -5 4 £19,750 -37.79% 1
Stockport 0 2 £35,000 -
Bolton -15 2 £31,250 -13.79%
Wigan -14 1 £22,500 -4.25%
Salford - 1 - - 2
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 45 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (53.33%) QA
3 37 (49.33%) Test Scripting
4 30 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 25 (33.33%) Selenium
5 25 (33.33%) iPad
6 21 (28.00%) Windows
7 20 (26.67%) SDLC
8 18 (24.00%) Scrum
9 17 (22.67%) Regression Testing
9 17 (22.67%) Defect Management
10 16 (21.33%) Gherkin
11 15 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
11 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 15 (20.00%) C#
11 15 (20.00%) JIRA
12 14 (18.67%) Test Automation
12 14 (18.67%) ISEB
13 13 (17.33%) WebDriver
13 13 (17.33%) ISTQB
13 13 (17.33%) SpecFlow
14 12 (16.00%) Functional Testing
14 12 (16.00%) Cucumber
15 11 (14.67%) Degree
15 11 (14.67%) Software Testing
15 11 (14.67%) Web Services
15 11 (14.67%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (14.67%) Automation Testing
15 11 (14.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 11 (14.67%) Exploratory 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 3 (4.00%) CMS
2 2 (2.67%) WordPress
3 1 (1.33%) Apache
3 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.33%) Confluence
3 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) MySQL
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (33.33%) Selenium
2 15 (20.00%) JIRA
3 13 (17.33%) SpecFlow
3 13 (17.33%) WebDriver
4 12 (16.00%) Cucumber
5 11 (14.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (12.00%) FitNesse
6 9 (12.00%) HP UFT
7 4 (5.33%) NUnit
8 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
8 3 (4.00%) TeamCity
8 3 (4.00%) Vagrant
9 2 (2.67%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.67%) TestComplete
10 1 (1.33%) git-flow
10 1 (1.33%) MSTest
10 1 (1.33%) RSpec
General
1 9 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Legal
2 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (46.67%) Analyst
2 34 (45.33%) Test Analyst
3 22 (29.33%) Tester
4 19 (25.33%) Software Tester
5 13 (17.33%) QA Engineer
5 13 (17.33%) Test Engineer
6 12 (16.00%) Automation Tester
7 11 (14.67%) QA Analyst
7 11 (14.67%) QA Test Engineer
8 10 (13.33%) QA Test Analyst
9 9 (12.00%) QA Automation Tester
9 9 (12.00%) QA Leader
9 9 (12.00%) QA Tester
9 9 (12.00%) Software QA Tester
10 6 (8.00%) Test Manager
11 5 (6.67%) QA Team Leader
11 5 (6.67%) Team Leader
12 4 (5.33%) Automation Team Leader
12 4 (5.33%) Automation Test Analyst
12 4 (5.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.33%) Gherkin
2 11 (14.67%) Web Services
3 5 (6.67%) .NET
3 5 (6.67%) CSS
4 3 (4.00%) Ember.js
4 3 (4.00%) HTML
4 3 (4.00%) jQuery
4 3 (4.00%) REST
5 2 (2.67%) Laravel
5 2 (2.67%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (2.67%) SOAP
6 1 (1.33%) CSS3
6 1 (1.33%) HTML5
6 1 (1.33%) Resque
6 1 (1.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (33.33%) iPad
2 8 (10.67%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.33%) User Experience
4 3 (4.00%) VLE
5 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (28.00%) Windows
2 3 (4.00%) Android
2 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.67%) Unix
4 1 (1.33%) Linux
4 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (49.33%) Test Scripting
3 30 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 20 (26.67%) SDLC
5 18 (24.00%) Scrum
6 17 (22.67%) Defect Management
6 17 (22.67%) Regression Testing
7 15 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
8 14 (18.67%) Test Automation
9 12 (16.00%) Functional Testing
10 11 (14.67%) Automation Testing
10 11 (14.67%) Exploratory Testing
10 11 (14.67%) Software Testing
11 10 (13.33%) Software Engineering
12 9 (12.00%) Process Improvement
12 9 (12.00%) RAD
12 9 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (12.00%) User Stories
13 7 (9.33%) Waterfall
14 6 (8.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.00%) C#
2 7 (9.33%) SQL
3 5 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.67%) PHP
4 2 (2.67%) Ruby
4 2 (2.67%) VBScript
5 1 (1.33%) Java
5 1 (1.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (18.67%) ISEB
2 13 (17.33%) ISTQB
3 11 (14.67%) Degree
3 11 (14.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (53.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.33%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle
3 1 (1.33%) ForgeRock
3 1 (1.33%) Google
3 1 (1.33%) HP
3 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.33%) Sitecore
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