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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 153 144 178
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +34
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 35 37 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.97% 1.03% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.15% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 31 35 12
Median salary £30,000 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,900 £20,488
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £54,650
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
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
3196 3214 3435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 88.68% 89.85% 85.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2685 2657 2752
Median salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Wigan -4 2 £25,000 -35.89%
Stockport -5 2 £27,500 -8.33%
Bolton - 1 £25,500 - 1
Bury - 1 £40,000 -
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 46 (73.02%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (50.79%) Selenium
3 26 (41.27%) Scrum
4 21 (33.33%) QA
4 21 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 19 (30.16%) Automated Testing
6 18 (28.57%) SQL
6 18 (28.57%) JIRA
7 17 (26.98%) ISEB
8 15 (23.81%) ISTQB
9 12 (19.05%) TDD
9 12 (19.05%) Automation Testing
9 12 (19.05%) SDLC
10 11 (17.46%) Test Automation
10 11 (17.46%) Finance
11 10 (15.87%) Regression Testing
11 10 (15.87%) C#
11 10 (15.87%) Functional Testing
11 10 (15.87%) BDD
12 9 (14.29%) Cucumber
13 8 (12.70%) Software Testing
13 8 (12.70%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (12.70%) Windows
14 7 (11.11%) Java
14 7 (11.11%) Web Services
14 7 (11.11%) WebDriver
14 7 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (11.11%) iPad
15 6 (9.52%) Web Testing
15 6 (9.52%) Degree

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 5 (7.94%) CMS
2 2 (3.17%) Apache
2 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (50.79%) Selenium
2 18 (28.57%) JIRA
3 9 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 7 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 6 (9.52%) Bugzilla
5 6 (9.52%) HP UFT
6 5 (7.94%) SpecFlow
7 4 (6.35%) SoapUI
8 3 (4.76%) FitNesse
8 3 (4.76%) TestPartner
9 2 (3.17%) Appium
9 2 (3.17%) Burp Suite
10 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.59%) JUnit
10 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.59%) TestDirector
10 1 (1.59%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (17.46%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Billing
2 5 (7.94%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.17%) Advertising
3 2 (3.17%) Marketing
3 2 (3.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (46.03%) Analyst
2 27 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 22 (34.92%) Tester
4 14 (22.22%) Software Tester
5 8 (12.70%) Software Analyst
6 7 (11.11%) Automation Tester
6 7 (11.11%) Test Leader
7 6 (9.52%) Software Test Analyst
7 6 (9.52%) Test Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Manual Tester
9 3 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) QA Automation Tester
9 3 (4.76%) QA Tester
9 3 (4.76%) Software QA Tester
10 2 (3.17%) Agile Test Analyst
10 2 (3.17%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.17%) Security Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Security Tester
10 2 (3.17%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 2 (3.17%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) Web Services
2 4 (6.35%) Gherkin
2 4 (6.35%) HTML
3 3 (4.76%) XML
4 2 (3.17%) .NET
4 2 (3.17%) CSS
4 2 (3.17%) Java EE
4 2 (3.17%) JSP
4 2 (3.17%) SOAP
5 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) iPad
2 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (1.59%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.70%) Windows
2 5 (7.94%) Unix
3 1 (1.59%) Android
3 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (73.02%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (41.27%) Scrum
3 21 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 19 (30.16%) Automated Testing
5 12 (19.05%) Automation Testing
5 12 (19.05%) SDLC
5 12 (19.05%) TDD
6 11 (17.46%) Test Automation
7 10 (15.87%) BDD
7 10 (15.87%) Functional Testing
7 10 (15.87%) Regression Testing
8 8 (12.70%) Software Testing
8 8 (12.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (9.52%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 6 (9.52%) Defect Management
9 6 (9.52%) Defect Tracking
9 6 (9.52%) Web Testing
10 5 (7.94%) CRM
11 4 (6.35%) Software Engineering
11 4 (6.35%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.57%) SQL
2 10 (15.87%) C#
3 7 (11.11%) Java
4 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (26.98%) ISEB
2 15 (23.81%) ISTQB
3 6 (9.52%) Degree
4 3 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.94%) Oracle
3 2 (3.17%) hybris
4 1 (1.59%) Alterian
4 1 (1.59%) HP
4 1 (1.59%) Sitecore
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