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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 131 152 184
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +32
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 54 35 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.52% 0.89% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.06% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 39 27 16
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £55,000 £36,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
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
2938 3292 3390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.81% 83.41% 80.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2422 2698 2892
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
(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 +20 16 £36,500 +25.86% 2
Wigan +12 10 £38,250 +70.00% 1
Bolton +2 1 £22,500 -26.82%
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 59 (55.66%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (47.17%) Automated Testing
3 46 (43.40%) ISEB
4 40 (37.74%) Automation Testing
5 36 (33.96%) QA
6 33 (31.13%) Software Testing
7 29 (27.36%) Selenium
8 28 (26.42%) SQL
9 25 (23.58%) .NET
9 25 (23.58%) Coaching
10 22 (20.75%) Functional Testing
10 22 (20.75%) DSDM
11 21 (19.81%) Finance
12 20 (18.87%) TDD
13 19 (17.92%) Test Scripting
13 19 (17.92%) Mentoring
14 16 (15.09%) SoapUI
15 14 (13.21%) Scrum
16 12 (11.32%) Test Automation
16 12 (11.32%) BDD
16 12 (11.32%) ISTQB
17 11 (10.38%) System Testing
18 10 (9.43%) Compatibility Testing
18 10 (9.43%) SpecFlow
19 9 (8.49%) Android
19 9 (8.49%) Apple iOS
20 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
21 7 (6.60%) SAP
21 7 (6.60%) Degree
22 6 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (0.94%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.94%) CMS
1 1 (0.94%) Umbraco
1 1 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.83%) VPN
1 3 (2.83%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.77%) MySQL
2 3 (2.83%) Big Data
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (27.36%) Selenium
2 16 (15.09%) SoapUI
3 10 (9.43%) SpecFlow
4 6 (5.66%) TeamCity
4 6 (5.66%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.72%) Hudson
6 4 (3.77%) JIRA
6 4 (3.77%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (2.83%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.83%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.89%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.94%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.94%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.94%) NUnit
9 1 (0.94%) CruiseControl
General
1 21 (19.81%) Finance
2 3 (2.83%) Marketing
3 2 (1.89%) Electronics
3 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.94%) Advertising
4 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.94%) Banking
4 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (46.23%) Analyst
1 49 (46.23%) Test Analyst
2 38 (35.85%) Tester
3 25 (23.58%) Test Leader
4 19 (17.92%) Software Tester
5 18 (16.98%) Senior Tester
6 13 (12.26%) Test Engineer
7 12 (11.32%) Lead Tester
8 9 (8.49%) Test Manager
9 6 (5.66%) Senior Test Analyst
9 6 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.72%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (4.72%) Technical Test Analyst
11 4 (3.77%) Software Test Analyst
11 4 (3.77%) Manual Test Analyst
11 4 (3.77%) Senior Software Tester
11 4 (3.77%) Agile Test Analyst
12 3 (2.83%) Product Owner
12 3 (2.83%) Automation Engineer
13 2 (1.89%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (23.58%) .NET
2 5 (4.72%) SOAP
2 5 (4.72%) XML
3 2 (1.89%) LAMP
4 1 (0.94%) Web Services
4 1 (0.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.77%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.89%) Open Source
3 2 (1.89%) DTV
4 1 (0.94%) Raspberry Pi
4 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.94%) Arduino
4 1 (0.94%) Biotechnology
4 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.49%) Android
1 9 (8.49%) Apple iOS
2 4 (3.77%) Linux
3 2 (1.89%) Windows
4 1 (0.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (55.66%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (47.17%) Automated Testing
3 40 (37.74%) Automation Testing
4 33 (31.13%) Software Testing
5 25 (23.58%) Coaching
6 22 (20.75%) Functional Testing
6 22 (20.75%) DSDM
7 20 (18.87%) TDD
8 19 (17.92%) Test Scripting
8 19 (17.92%) Mentoring
9 14 (13.21%) Scrum
10 12 (11.32%) Test Automation
10 12 (11.32%) BDD
11 11 (10.38%) System Testing
12 10 (9.43%) Compatibility Testing
13 6 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (5.66%) E-Commerce
14 5 (4.72%) User Stories
14 5 (4.72%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 28 (26.42%) SQL
2 4 (3.77%) C++
3 3 (2.83%) Java
3 3 (2.83%) C#
3 3 (2.83%) PHP
4 2 (1.89%) Perl
4 2 (1.89%) Python
5 1 (0.94%) VBScript
5 1 (0.94%) C
5 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 46 (43.40%) ISEB
2 12 (11.32%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.60%) Degree
4 2 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (33.96%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.83%) Puppet
2 1 (0.94%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (6.60%) SAP
2 5 (4.72%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.77%) Oracle
4 1 (0.94%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.94%) Alterian
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