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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 153 161 169
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 32 24 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.80% 0.63% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.80% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 25 22 17
Average salary £45,000 £26,750 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+68.22% -4.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,225 £22,550 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £37,250 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -3.17%
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
3378 2993 3112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.75% 78.52% 81.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2753 2565 2719
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 2 £38,250 - 2
Wigan -6 1 - -
Altrincham - 1 £30,000 -
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 33 (55.00%) Software Testing
2 32 (53.33%) QA
3 31 (51.67%) Automated Testing
4 26 (43.33%) ISEB
5 22 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (35.00%) Selenium
7 20 (33.33%) Automation Testing
8 18 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
9 17 (28.33%) Finance
10 13 (21.67%) SQL
10 13 (21.67%) ISTQB
10 13 (21.67%) QMS
11 8 (13.33%) JUnit
11 8 (13.33%) LoadRunner
11 8 (13.33%) Regression Testing
11 8 (13.33%) TestPartner
11 8 (13.33%) SilkPerformer
11 8 (13.33%) QALoad
11 8 (13.33%) jMock
11 8 (13.33%) EasyMock
11 8 (13.33%) Test Strategy
12 7 (11.67%) C#
12 7 (11.67%) HP
12 7 (11.67%) Test Scripting
12 7 (11.67%) WebDriver
12 7 (11.67%) Apple iOS
12 7 (11.67%) Mentoring
13 6 (10.00%) .NET
13 6 (10.00%) Python
13 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 2 (3.33%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (35.00%) Selenium
2 18 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (13.33%) LoadRunner
3 8 (13.33%) TestPartner
3 8 (13.33%) SilkPerformer
3 8 (13.33%) jMock
3 8 (13.33%) EasyMock
3 8 (13.33%) JUnit
3 8 (13.33%) QALoad
4 7 (11.67%) WebDriver
5 6 (10.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 17 (28.33%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Games
3 2 (3.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.67%) Electronics
4 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Tester
2 13 (21.67%) Analyst
3 10 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 8 (13.33%) Head of Testing
5 7 (11.67%) Test Manager
5 7 (11.67%) Software Tester
6 6 (10.00%) Technical Tester
7 5 (8.33%) Team Leader
7 5 (8.33%) QA Tester
7 5 (8.33%) Test Team Leader
7 5 (8.33%) Trainer
7 5 (8.33%) QA Leader
8 3 (5.00%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.00%) Electronics Technician
9 2 (3.33%) QA Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Lead Tester
9 2 (3.33%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) .NET
2 4 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (1.67%) Symfony
3 1 (1.67%) RESTful
3 1 (1.67%) Web Services
3 1 (1.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Animation
1 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.67%) DTV
2 1 (1.67%) Replication
2 1 (1.67%) Open Source
2 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Apple iOS
2 6 (10.00%) Android
3 5 (8.33%) UNIX
4 3 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.00%) Software Testing
2 31 (51.67%) Automated Testing
3 22 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 13 (21.67%) QMS
6 8 (13.33%) Test Strategy
6 8 (13.33%) Regression Testing
7 7 (11.67%) Test Scripting
7 7 (11.67%) Mentoring
8 6 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 5 (8.33%) ITIL
9 5 (8.33%) Service Management
9 5 (8.33%) Coaching
10 4 (6.67%) BDD
10 4 (6.67%) Scrum
11 3 (5.00%) E-business
11 3 (5.00%) Workflow
11 3 (5.00%) Validation
11 3 (5.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.67%) SQL
2 7 (11.67%) C#
3 6 (10.00%) Python
4 4 (6.67%) Java
5 3 (5.00%) Perl
6 2 (3.33%) PHP
7 1 (1.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (43.33%) ISEB
2 13 (21.67%) ISTQB
3 6 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (53.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) HP
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.67%) SAP
4 1 (1.67%) Zend
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