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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 156 129 156
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +27
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 28 55 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.81% 1.52% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.77% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 20 40 26
Average salary £31,250 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £24,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,650 £42,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average 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
3072 3116 3415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 88.63% 86.34% 86.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2599 2556 2828
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
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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 +1 4 £30,000 -17.80% 1
Bury - 2 £33,750 -
Wigan +6 1 £23,000 -38.66% 2
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 48 (71.64%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (49.25%) Selenium
3 31 (46.27%) Automated Testing
4 28 (41.79%) ISEB
5 25 (37.31%) QA
6 24 (35.82%) JIRA
7 22 (32.84%) BDD
8 21 (31.34%) Test Scripting
8 21 (31.34%) SQL
8 21 (31.34%) Scrum
9 20 (29.85%) Automation Testing
10 18 (26.87%) ISTQB
10 18 (26.87%) TDD
11 16 (23.88%) Web Services
12 13 (19.40%) Cucumber
12 13 (19.40%) Test Automation
13 12 (17.91%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (17.91%) Functional Testing
13 12 (17.91%) HP UFT
13 12 (17.91%) Finance
14 11 (16.42%) SoapUI
15 10 (14.93%) Software Testing
16 9 (13.43%) Bugzilla
16 9 (13.43%) .NET
17 8 (11.94%) System Testing
17 8 (11.94%) SDLC
18 7 (10.45%) Defect Management
18 7 (10.45%) Degree
18 7 (10.45%) C#
18 7 (10.45%) Windows

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 33 (49.25%) Selenium
2 24 (35.82%) JIRA
3 13 (19.40%) Cucumber
4 12 (17.91%) HP UFT
5 11 (16.42%) SoapUI
6 9 (13.43%) Bugzilla
7 6 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (8.96%) WebDriver
8 5 (7.46%) FitNesse
9 3 (4.48%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.99%) Appium
11 1 (1.49%) Calabash
11 1 (1.49%) JUnit
11 1 (1.49%) TestPartner
General
1 12 (17.91%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Billing
2 5 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.97%) Legal
4 2 (2.99%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (56.72%) Analyst
1 38 (56.72%) Test Analyst
2 23 (34.33%) Tester
3 21 (31.34%) Software Tester
4 14 (20.90%) Automation Tester
5 11 (16.42%) Software Analyst
5 11 (16.42%) Software Test Analyst
6 8 (11.94%) Automation Test Analyst
7 6 (8.96%) Test Leader
8 5 (7.46%) Agile Test Analyst
8 5 (7.46%) Manual Test Analyst
8 5 (7.46%) QA Automation Tester
8 5 (7.46%) QA Tester
8 5 (7.46%) Software QA Tester
9 4 (5.97%) Agile Tester
9 4 (5.97%) Manual Tester
9 4 (5.97%) Web Analyst
9 4 (5.97%) Web Test Analyst
10 3 (4.48%) Head of Testing
10 3 (4.48%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.88%) Web Services
2 9 (13.43%) .NET
3 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.99%) SOAP
4 1 (1.49%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) iPad
2 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.99%) User Experience
3 1 (1.49%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.45%) Windows
2 5 (7.46%) Unix
3 1 (1.49%) Android
3 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (71.64%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (46.27%) Automated Testing
3 22 (32.84%) BDD
4 21 (31.34%) Scrum
4 21 (31.34%) Test Scripting
5 20 (29.85%) Automation Testing
6 18 (26.87%) TDD
7 13 (19.40%) Test Automation
8 12 (17.91%) Functional Testing
8 12 (17.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (14.93%) Software Testing
10 8 (11.94%) SDLC
10 8 (11.94%) System Testing
11 7 (10.45%) Defect Management
12 5 (7.46%) Compatibility Testing
12 5 (7.46%) Defect Tracking
12 5 (7.46%) Kanban
12 5 (7.46%) Process Improvement
12 5 (7.46%) Test Strategy
12 5 (7.46%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.34%) SQL
2 7 (10.45%) C#
3 2 (2.99%) Java
3 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.49%) PHP
4 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (41.79%) ISEB
2 18 (26.87%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.45%) Degree
4 4 (5.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (37.31%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle
3 1 (1.49%) Sage
3 1 (1.49%) Twitter
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Wigan
greywood
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £19000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Think Money Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago