The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 158 174 166
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 31 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.76% 0.34% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.43% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 27 14 9
Average salary £30,000 £30,250 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.82% +21.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £33,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3367 3278 2845
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.32% 78.61% 75.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2777 2796 2538
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,950 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
Manual Testing
North West

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
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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
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Vacancies
Altrincham - 8 £55,000 -
Bolton - 2 £30,750 -
Stockport - 1 £30,000 -
Wigan - 1 £22,500 -
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 30 (57.69%) ISEB
2 29 (55.77%) QA
3 26 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 18 (34.62%) SQL
4 18 (34.62%) Software Testing
4 18 (34.62%) ISTQB
5 16 (30.77%) Selenium
6 14 (26.92%) QuickTest Pro
7 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 13 (25.00%) .NET
7 13 (25.00%) Automation Testing
8 12 (23.08%) LoadRunner
9 11 (21.15%) JUnit
9 11 (21.15%) SilkPerformer
9 11 (21.15%) TestPartner
9 11 (21.15%) jMock
9 11 (21.15%) QALoad
9 11 (21.15%) QMS
9 11 (21.15%) EasyMock
10 10 (19.23%) Finance
10 10 (19.23%) C#
11 8 (15.38%) VB
11 8 (15.38%) Load Testing
11 8 (15.38%) Web Testing
11 8 (15.38%) Test Strategy
11 8 (15.38%) Agile Testing
12 7 (13.46%) Test Automation
12 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (9.62%) Workflow
13 5 (9.62%) Python

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (30.77%) Selenium
2 14 (26.92%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (23.08%) LoadRunner
4 11 (21.15%) TestPartner
4 11 (21.15%) SilkPerformer
4 11 (21.15%) QALoad
4 11 (21.15%) jMock
4 11 (21.15%) EasyMock
4 11 (21.15%) JUnit
5 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.92%) Robotium
5 1 (1.92%) Firebug
5 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.92%) Xcode
General
1 10 (19.23%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Games
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Billing
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Analyst
1 20 (38.46%) Test Analyst
2 11 (21.15%) Head of Testing
3 9 (17.31%) Senior Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) Senior Test Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) Tester
4 8 (15.38%) Agile Test Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Trainer
7 3 (5.77%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Test Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (5.77%) Team Leader
7 3 (5.77%) QA Tester
7 3 (5.77%) QA Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Software Quality Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Web Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) COM+
2 1 (1.92%) XML
2 1 (1.92%) CGI
2 1 (1.92%) Series 60
2 1 (1.92%) iPhone SDK
2 1 (1.92%) HTML5
2 1 (1.92%) iOS SDK
2 1 (1.92%) Android SDK
2 1 (1.92%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (3.85%) Animation
2 1 (1.92%) iPhone
2 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.92%) RenderMan
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Linux
1 3 (5.77%) UNIX
2 2 (3.85%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.92%) Android
3 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 18 (34.62%) Software Testing
3 13 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 11 (21.15%) QMS
5 8 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 8 (15.38%) Agile Testing
5 8 (15.38%) Load Testing
5 8 (15.38%) Web Testing
6 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (13.46%) Test Automation
7 5 (9.62%) Workflow
8 4 (7.69%) E-Commerce
8 4 (7.69%) Test Management
8 4 (7.69%) Test Scripting
9 3 (5.77%) Service Management
9 3 (5.77%) ITIL
9 3 (5.77%) Scrum
10 2 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (1.92%) Performance Testing
11 1 (1.92%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (34.62%) SQL
2 10 (19.23%) C#
3 8 (15.38%) VB
4 5 (9.62%) Python
4 5 (9.62%) Java
5 4 (7.69%) C++
6 1 (1.92%) Delphi
6 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (57.69%) ISEB
2 18 (34.62%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (55.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.77%) HP
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (1.92%) Symbian
4 1 (1.92%) Twitter
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