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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 156 137 153
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +16
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 39 49 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.04% 1.39% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.55% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 34 40 42
Median salary £37,500 £36,250 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
3341 3160 3649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 89.50% 89.65% 86.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2939 2576 3119
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Bury - 2 £30,000 -
Stockport +5 1 £35,000 +11.11%
Bolton -8 1 - -
Wigan -12 1 £40,000 +16.78% 1
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 51 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (57.33%) QA
3 36 (48.00%) Test Scripting
4 33 (44.00%) Selenium
5 26 (34.67%) Scrum
5 26 (34.67%) SDLC
6 24 (32.00%) Automated Testing
7 23 (30.67%) Windows
8 22 (29.33%) ISEB
9 21 (28.00%) C#
9 21 (28.00%) Regression Testing
10 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
10 18 (24.00%) Gherkin
11 17 (22.67%) WebDriver
11 17 (22.67%) iPad
11 17 (22.67%) Finance
11 17 (22.67%) SpecFlow
11 17 (22.67%) Automation Testing
12 16 (21.33%) Defect Management
12 16 (21.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (21.33%) Test Automation
13 15 (20.00%) Functional Testing
14 14 (18.67%) JIRA
14 14 (18.67%) Software Testing
15 12 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
16 11 (14.67%) Degree
16 11 (14.67%) Process Improvement
16 11 (14.67%) SQL
17 10 (13.33%) Web Services
17 10 (13.33%) HP UFT

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 7 (9.33%) CMS
2 1 (1.33%) Confluence
2 1 (1.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (44.00%) Selenium
2 17 (22.67%) SpecFlow
2 17 (22.67%) WebDriver
3 16 (21.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (18.67%) JIRA
5 10 (13.33%) Cucumber
5 10 (13.33%) HP UFT
6 9 (12.00%) FitNesse
7 4 (5.33%) NUnit
7 4 (5.33%) TeamCity
7 4 (5.33%) TestComplete
8 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
8 3 (4.00%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.67%) Vagrant
10 1 (1.33%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.33%) git-flow
10 1 (1.33%) MSTest
10 1 (1.33%) RSpec
10 1 (1.33%) TestDirector
10 1 (1.33%) TestPartner
General
1 17 (22.67%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Advertising
2 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (40.00%) Analyst
2 29 (38.67%) Test Analyst
3 28 (37.33%) Tester
4 24 (32.00%) Software Tester
5 15 (20.00%) Automation Tester
6 10 (13.33%) QA Leader
7 9 (12.00%) QA Automation Tester
7 9 (12.00%) QA Tester
7 9 (12.00%) Software QA Tester
8 7 (9.33%) Manual Test Analyst
9 6 (8.00%) Team Leader
9 6 (8.00%) Test Engineer
9 6 (8.00%) Test Manager
10 5 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (6.67%) QA Team Leader
10 5 (6.67%) Test Leader
11 4 (5.33%) Automation Team Leader
11 4 (5.33%) QA Engineer
11 4 (5.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 4 (5.33%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.00%) Gherkin
2 10 (13.33%) Web Services
3 7 (9.33%) .NET
4 4 (5.33%) CSS
5 3 (4.00%) jQuery
6 2 (2.67%) Ember.js
6 2 (2.67%) HTML
6 2 (2.67%) REST
6 2 (2.67%) SOAP
6 2 (2.67%) XML
7 1 (1.33%) CSS3
7 1 (1.33%) HTML5
7 1 (1.33%) Laravel
7 1 (1.33%) Resque
7 1 (1.33%) RESTful
7 1 (1.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.67%) iPad
2 4 (5.33%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.33%) User Experience
3 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) VLE
4 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (30.67%) Windows
2 2 (2.67%) Android
2 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (48.00%) Test Scripting
3 26 (34.67%) Scrum
3 26 (34.67%) SDLC
4 24 (32.00%) Automated Testing
5 21 (28.00%) Regression Testing
6 17 (22.67%) Automation Testing
7 16 (21.33%) Defect Management
7 16 (21.33%) Test Automation
8 15 (20.00%) Functional Testing
9 14 (18.67%) Software Testing
10 12 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (14.67%) Process Improvement
12 9 (12.00%) Exploratory Testing
12 9 (12.00%) RAD
12 9 (12.00%) Test Management
13 8 (10.67%) Test Strategy
14 7 (9.33%) Software Engineering
15 6 (8.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
15 6 (8.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.00%) C#
2 11 (14.67%) SQL
3 5 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.33%) VBScript
5 3 (4.00%) Java
5 3 (4.00%) PHP
6 1 (1.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (29.33%) ISEB
2 11 (14.67%) Degree
3 10 (13.33%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (57.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.33%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle
3 2 (2.67%) HP
4 1 (1.33%) Google
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