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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 146 158 156
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 39 29 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.01% 0.71% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.84% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 38 22 19
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +69.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,350 £30,000 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
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
3362 3439 3009
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 86.87% 84.21% 79.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2817 2776 2590
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,513 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +5 5 £30,000 -11.76% 1
Wigan +4 2 £27,000 -
Oldham - 1 £28,500 - 1
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (64.04%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (48.31%) QA
3 42 (47.19%) Selenium
4 41 (46.07%) Automated Testing
5 38 (42.70%) Automation Testing
6 34 (38.20%) ISEB
7 27 (30.34%) Scrum
7 27 (30.34%) Software Testing
8 23 (25.84%) Test Scripting
9 22 (24.72%) Test Automation
9 22 (24.72%) SQL
10 20 (22.47%) Web Services
11 19 (21.35%) .NET
12 18 (20.22%) BDD
12 18 (20.22%) JIRA
13 17 (19.10%) Finance
14 16 (17.98%) TDD
14 16 (17.98%) HP UFT
14 16 (17.98%) SoapUI
15 14 (15.73%) PHP
16 13 (14.61%) Windows
16 13 (14.61%) Cucumber
17 12 (13.48%) Android
17 12 (13.48%) Apple iOS
17 12 (13.48%) System Testing
17 12 (13.48%) SDLC
18 11 (12.36%) Regression Testing
18 11 (12.36%) MySQL
18 11 (12.36%) C++
18 11 (12.36%) User Acceptance Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (1.12%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.12%) CMS
1 1 (1.12%) Umbraco
1 1 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.24%) VPN
1 10 (11.24%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.36%) MySQL
2 6 (6.74%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 42 (47.19%) Selenium
2 18 (20.22%) JIRA
3 16 (17.98%) SoapUI
3 16 (17.98%) HP UFT
4 13 (14.61%) Cucumber
5 10 (11.24%) SpecFlow
6 8 (8.99%) FitNesse
7 7 (7.87%) WebDriver
8 6 (6.74%) Jenkins
9 5 (5.62%) Visual Studio
10 4 (4.49%) JUnit
10 4 (4.49%) NUnit
10 4 (4.49%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (3.37%) TeamCity
12 2 (2.25%) Hudson
13 1 (1.12%) Selenium IDE
13 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (1.12%) CruiseControl
General
1 17 (19.10%) Finance
2 3 (3.37%) Marketing
3 2 (2.25%) Electronics
3 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.12%) Banking
4 1 (1.12%) Retail
4 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (40.45%) Tester
2 32 (35.96%) Analyst
2 32 (35.96%) Test Analyst
3 22 (24.72%) Software Tester
4 13 (14.61%) Test Leader
5 12 (13.48%) Test Manager
6 10 (11.24%) Test Engineer
7 9 (10.11%) QA Tester
8 8 (8.99%) Automation Tester
9 7 (7.87%) Technical Test Analyst
9 7 (7.87%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (6.74%) Automation Engineer
11 4 (4.49%) Software Test Engineer
11 4 (4.49%) QA Automation Engineer
11 4 (4.49%) Web Analyst
11 4 (4.49%) QA Engineer
11 4 (4.49%) Web Test Analyst
11 4 (4.49%) Software Engineer
12 3 (3.37%) Senior Tester
12 3 (3.37%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.47%) Web Services
2 19 (21.35%) .NET
3 8 (8.99%) LAMP
4 5 (5.62%) SOAP
5 3 (3.37%) HTML
5 3 (3.37%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.12%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.49%) iPhone
3 2 (2.25%) DTV
3 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.12%) Biotechnology
4 1 (1.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.61%) Windows
2 12 (13.48%) Android
2 12 (13.48%) Apple iOS
3 10 (11.24%) Linux
4 1 (1.12%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (64.04%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (46.07%) Automated Testing
3 38 (42.70%) Automation Testing
4 27 (30.34%) Scrum
4 27 (30.34%) Software Testing
5 23 (25.84%) Test Scripting
6 22 (24.72%) Test Automation
7 18 (20.22%) BDD
8 16 (17.98%) TDD
9 12 (13.48%) System Testing
9 12 (13.48%) SDLC
10 11 (12.36%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (12.36%) Regression Testing
11 10 (11.24%) Software Engineering
11 10 (11.24%) DSDM
11 10 (11.24%) Configuration Management
11 10 (11.24%) User Stories
11 10 (11.24%) Test Strategy
12 9 (10.11%) Compatibility Testing
13 8 (8.99%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.72%) SQL
2 14 (15.73%) PHP
3 11 (12.36%) C++
4 9 (10.11%) Java
4 9 (10.11%) C#
5 4 (4.49%) Python
5 4 (4.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (38.20%) ISEB
2 11 (12.36%) Degree
3 8 (8.99%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (48.31%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.87%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (11.24%) Puppet
2 7 (7.87%) Vagrant
3 4 (4.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (6.74%) Oracle
1 6 (6.74%) SAP
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.49%) HP
3 1 (1.12%) Alterian
3 1 (1.12%) Sitecore
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