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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 139 149 163
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +14
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 37 47 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.14% 1.17% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.38% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 36 42 20
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £22,500 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £44,750 £40,350
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
2888 3412 3194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 88.89% 84.90% 84.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2348 2923 2778
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 11 February 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 11 February 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
(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 11 £35,000 +6.06% 2
Wigan +19 4 £23,500 - 2
Bolton +17 4 £36,250 +61.11%
Altrincham +4 2 £31,750 -15.33%
Oldham - 2 £25,000 -
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 67 (72.83%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (61.96%) QA
3 51 (55.43%) Selenium
4 41 (44.57%) Automated Testing
5 40 (43.48%) Test Scripting
6 38 (41.30%) ISEB
7 36 (39.13%) Web Services
8 35 (38.04%) SQL
9 33 (35.87%) Scrum
10 32 (34.78%) Test Automation
11 31 (33.70%) BDD
11 31 (33.70%) Functional Testing
11 31 (33.70%) HP UFT
12 29 (31.52%) Automation Testing
13 26 (28.26%) C#
14 23 (25.00%) Cucumber
15 22 (23.91%) JIRA
15 22 (23.91%) Finance
15 22 (23.91%) Windows
16 21 (22.83%) .NET
17 20 (21.74%) Software Testing
17 20 (21.74%) TDD
17 20 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
18 19 (20.65%) Java
19 16 (17.39%) ISTQB
19 16 (17.39%) SDLC
20 15 (16.30%) Defect Management
20 15 (16.30%) Test Strategy
20 15 (16.30%) SoapUI
21 13 (14.13%) Regression Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.17%) Mingle
3 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 51 (55.43%) Selenium
2 31 (33.70%) HP UFT
3 23 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 22 (23.91%) JIRA
5 15 (16.30%) SoapUI
6 12 (13.04%) FitNesse
7 10 (10.87%) WebDriver
8 9 (9.78%) JUnit
8 9 (9.78%) NUnit
8 9 (9.78%) Visual Studio
8 9 (9.78%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (7.61%) Jenkins
10 6 (6.52%) Bugzilla
10 6 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (4.35%) SpecFlow
12 2 (2.17%) CruiseControl
12 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
12 2 (2.17%) Ranorex
12 2 (2.17%) TeamCity
13 1 (1.09%) Calabash
General
1 22 (23.91%) Finance
2 4 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (1.09%) Banking
3 1 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (56.52%) Tester
2 41 (44.57%) Analyst
2 41 (44.57%) Test Analyst
3 34 (36.96%) Software Tester
4 23 (25.00%) Automated Tester
4 23 (25.00%) QA Tester
5 14 (15.22%) Automation Tester
5 14 (15.22%) Software Analyst
5 14 (15.22%) Software Test Analyst
6 12 (13.04%) Software QA Tester
7 9 (9.78%) Automation Engineer
7 9 (9.78%) QA Automation Engineer
7 9 (9.78%) QA Automation Tester
7 9 (9.78%) QA Engineer
8 8 (8.70%) Automation Analyst
8 8 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (7.61%) Manual Test Analyst
10 6 (6.52%) Agile Tester
10 6 (6.52%) Web Analyst
10 6 (6.52%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (39.13%) Web Services
2 21 (22.83%) .NET
3 6 (6.52%) Gherkin
4 5 (5.43%) HTML
5 3 (3.26%) SOAP
6 2 (2.17%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.17%) JSON
6 2 (2.17%) REST
6 2 (2.17%) XML
6 2 (2.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) iPhone
2 1 (1.09%) iPad
2 1 (1.09%) LIMS
2 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (23.91%) Windows
2 2 (2.17%) Android
2 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (72.83%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (44.57%) Automated Testing
3 40 (43.48%) Test Scripting
4 33 (35.87%) Scrum
5 32 (34.78%) Test Automation
6 31 (33.70%) BDD
6 31 (33.70%) Functional Testing
7 29 (31.52%) Automation Testing
8 20 (21.74%) Software Testing
8 20 (21.74%) TDD
8 20 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (17.39%) SDLC
10 15 (16.30%) Defect Management
10 15 (16.30%) Test Strategy
11 13 (14.13%) QA Automation
11 13 (14.13%) Regression Testing
12 12 (13.04%) Process Improvement
12 12 (13.04%) RAD
13 11 (11.96%) Kanban
14 10 (10.87%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (38.04%) SQL
2 26 (28.26%) C#
3 19 (20.65%) Java
4 10 (10.87%) PHP
5 9 (9.78%) Python
5 9 (9.78%) Scala
6 3 (3.26%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (41.30%) ISEB
2 16 (17.39%) ISTQB
3 13 (14.13%) Degree
4 6 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (61.96%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.78%) HP
3 7 (7.61%) Oracle
4 1 (1.09%) Sage
4 1 (1.09%) Twitter
London/Manchester
Axiom Software Solutions
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £29000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Think Money Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago