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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 130 153 178
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +25
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 49 26 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.48% 0.67% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 0.80% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 38 18 17
Average salary £37,000 £32,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.62% -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £21,500 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
2818 3230 3351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.96% 83.57% 81.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2317 2645 2898
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015. 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
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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
Stockport +15 14 £36,500 +30.35% 2
Wigan +14 12 £39,000 +87.95% 3
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 59 (59.60%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (46.46%) Automated Testing
3 45 (45.45%) ISEB
4 42 (42.42%) Automation Testing
5 36 (36.36%) QA
6 33 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 28 (28.28%) SQL
8 26 (26.26%) Selenium
9 25 (25.25%) .NET
10 23 (23.23%) TDD
11 20 (20.20%) Coaching
12 19 (19.19%) SoapUI
13 18 (18.18%) DSDM
14 17 (17.17%) Finance
14 17 (17.17%) Functional Testing
15 16 (16.16%) BDD
15 16 (16.16%) Test Scripting
16 14 (14.14%) Scrum
16 14 (14.14%) Mentoring
17 13 (13.13%) SDLC
17 13 (13.13%) SpecFlow
17 13 (13.13%) System Testing
17 13 (13.13%) Compatibility Testing
18 12 (12.12%) ISTQB
18 12 (12.12%) Android
18 12 (12.12%) Apple iOS
18 12 (12.12%) Test Automation
19 10 (10.10%) SAP
20 8 (8.08%) User Stories
21 7 (7.07%) Analytical Skills

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.01%) CMS
1 1 (1.01%) Umbraco
1 1 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.06%) VPN
1 6 (6.06%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.07%) MySQL
2 3 (3.03%) Big Data
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (26.26%) Selenium
2 19 (19.19%) SoapUI
3 13 (13.13%) SpecFlow
4 7 (7.07%) JIRA
5 6 (6.06%) Jenkins
5 6 (6.06%) TeamCity
6 5 (5.05%) Hudson
7 3 (3.03%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.03%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (2.02%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.01%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (1.01%) NUnit
9 1 (1.01%) CruiseControl
9 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.01%) TestComplete
General
1 17 (17.17%) Finance
2 3 (3.03%) Marketing
3 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.02%) Electronics
3 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.01%) Retail
4 1 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (43.43%) Analyst
1 43 (43.43%) Test Analyst
2 35 (35.35%) Tester
3 24 (24.24%) Test Leader
4 18 (18.18%) Software Tester
5 15 (15.15%) Test Engineer
5 15 (15.15%) Senior Tester
6 12 (12.12%) Test Manager
7 10 (10.10%) Lead Tester
8 8 (8.08%) Technical Analyst
8 8 (8.08%) Technical Test Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (3.03%) Software Test Engineer
10 3 (3.03%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.03%) Manual Test Analyst
10 3 (3.03%) Product Owner
10 3 (3.03%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.03%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (25.25%) .NET
2 4 (4.04%) SOAP
2 4 (4.04%) LAMP
3 3 (3.03%) XML
4 2 (2.02%) Web Services
5 1 (1.01%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.05%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.02%) DTV
4 1 (1.01%) Biotechnology
4 1 (1.01%) Arduino
4 1 (1.01%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.12%) Android
1 12 (12.12%) Apple iOS
2 7 (7.07%) Linux
3 2 (2.02%) Windows
4 1 (1.01%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (59.60%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (46.46%) Automated Testing
3 42 (42.42%) Automation Testing
4 33 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 23 (23.23%) TDD
6 20 (20.20%) Coaching
7 18 (18.18%) DSDM
8 17 (17.17%) Functional Testing
9 16 (16.16%) BDD
9 16 (16.16%) Test Scripting
10 14 (14.14%) Scrum
10 14 (14.14%) Mentoring
11 13 (13.13%) SDLC
11 13 (13.13%) System Testing
11 13 (13.13%) Compatibility Testing
12 12 (12.12%) Test Automation
13 8 (8.08%) User Stories
14 6 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (6.06%) Software Engineering
14 6 (6.06%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.28%) SQL
2 7 (7.07%) C++
3 6 (6.06%) PHP
4 3 (3.03%) Java
4 3 (3.03%) C#
5 2 (2.02%) Perl
5 2 (2.02%) Python
6 1 (1.01%) C
6 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (45.45%) ISEB
2 12 (12.12%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.07%) Degree
4 2 (2.02%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (36.36%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (6.06%) Puppet
2 3 (3.03%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 10 (10.10%) SAP
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.03%) Oracle
4 1 (1.01%) Alterian
4 1 (1.01%) Sitecore
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stockport
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Posted: 10 hours ago
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago