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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 141 171 174
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +3
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 39 15 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.09% 0.37% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.45% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 37 11 14
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £20,375 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.06%
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
3117 3340 3317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 87.19% 83.33% 80.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2586 2715 2847
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +13 7 £30,000 -3.22%
Wigan +5 7 £39,000 +105.26%
Oldham - 1 £28,500 - 1
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 57 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (46.32%) Automation Testing
3 43 (45.26%) Automated Testing
3 43 (45.26%) ISEB
4 42 (44.21%) QA
5 33 (34.74%) Selenium
6 28 (29.47%) Software Testing
7 22 (23.16%) .NET
8 21 (22.11%) Test Scripting
9 20 (21.05%) Finance
9 20 (21.05%) SQL
10 18 (18.95%) TDD
10 18 (18.95%) Scrum
10 18 (18.95%) Test Automation
11 16 (16.84%) SoapUI
11 16 (16.84%) JIRA
12 15 (15.79%) BDD
12 15 (15.79%) DSDM
13 14 (14.74%) Apple iOS
13 14 (14.74%) System Testing
13 14 (14.74%) Android
14 12 (12.63%) Compatibility Testing
14 12 (12.63%) SpecFlow
14 12 (12.63%) Functional Testing
14 12 (12.63%) SDLC
15 11 (11.58%) Coaching
15 11 (11.58%) MySQL
15 11 (11.58%) C++
15 11 (11.58%) User Stories
15 11 (11.58%) ISTQB

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (1.05%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.05%) CMS
1 1 (1.05%) Umbraco
1 1 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.53%) VPN
1 10 (10.53%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.58%) MySQL
2 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.16%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 33 (34.74%) Selenium
2 16 (16.84%) JIRA
2 16 (16.84%) SoapUI
3 12 (12.63%) SpecFlow
4 8 (8.42%) HP UFT
5 6 (6.32%) TeamCity
5 6 (6.32%) Jenkins
5 6 (6.32%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.26%) Hudson
6 5 (5.26%) FitNesse
7 4 (4.21%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.05%) CruiseControl
9 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.05%) Selenium IDE
General
1 20 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Marketing
3 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.11%) Electronics
3 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.05%) Retail
4 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (43.16%) Analyst
1 41 (43.16%) Test Analyst
2 33 (34.74%) Tester
3 21 (22.11%) Software Tester
4 18 (18.95%) Test Leader
5 15 (15.79%) Test Engineer
6 12 (12.63%) Test Manager
7 7 (7.37%) Technical Analyst
7 7 (7.37%) Technical Test Analyst
8 6 (6.32%) Senior Tester
8 6 (6.32%) QA Tester
9 4 (4.21%) Software Test Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Lead Tester
10 3 (3.16%) Product Owner
10 3 (3.16%) QA Analyst
10 3 (3.16%) Web Analyst
10 3 (3.16%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.16%) .NET
2 10 (10.53%) Web Services
3 8 (8.42%) LAMP
4 5 (5.26%) SOAP
5 1 (1.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.11%) DTV
4 1 (1.05%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.74%) Android
1 14 (14.74%) Apple iOS
2 10 (10.53%) Linux
3 7 (7.37%) Windows
4 1 (1.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (46.32%) Automation Testing
3 43 (45.26%) Automated Testing
4 28 (29.47%) Software Testing
5 21 (22.11%) Test Scripting
6 18 (18.95%) Test Automation
6 18 (18.95%) TDD
6 18 (18.95%) Scrum
7 15 (15.79%) DSDM
7 15 (15.79%) BDD
8 14 (14.74%) System Testing
9 12 (12.63%) Compatibility Testing
9 12 (12.63%) Functional Testing
9 12 (12.63%) SDLC
10 11 (11.58%) Coaching
10 11 (11.58%) User Stories
11 10 (10.53%) Configuration Management
11 10 (10.53%) Software Engineering
12 8 (8.42%) Regression Testing
12 8 (8.42%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.05%) SQL
2 11 (11.58%) C++
3 10 (10.53%) PHP
4 3 (3.16%) C#
5 2 (2.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 43 (45.26%) ISEB
2 11 (11.58%) ISTQB
3 8 (8.42%) Degree
4 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (44.21%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (10.53%) Puppet
2 7 (7.37%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (6.32%) SAP
2 5 (5.26%) Oracle
3 3 (3.16%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.05%) Alterian
4 1 (1.05%) Sitecore
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