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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
North West / Manchester
Rank 156 131 153
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +22
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 43 41 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.17% 1.29% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.43% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 41 36 41
Median salary £32,000 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
3317 2874 3362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 90.46% 90.15% 85.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2867 2369 2897
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 £30,000 £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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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
Altrincham -7 4 £19,750 -28.18% 1
Stockport +1 3 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Bury - 2 £30,000 -
Bolton -20 1 £30,000 -17.24% 2
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 50 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (51.25%) QA
3 38 (47.50%) Test Scripting
4 31 (38.75%) Automated Testing
5 26 (32.50%) SDLC
6 25 (31.25%) Selenium
7 22 (27.50%) iPad
7 22 (27.50%) Scrum
7 22 (27.50%) ISEB
7 22 (27.50%) Windows
8 20 (25.00%) Regression Testing
9 16 (20.00%) Defect Management
10 15 (18.75%) C#
10 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
10 15 (18.75%) Functional Testing
10 15 (18.75%) Test Automation
11 14 (17.50%) JIRA
11 14 (17.50%) Gherkin
11 14 (17.50%) Finance
11 14 (17.50%) Software Testing
11 14 (17.50%) ISTQB
11 14 (17.50%) Exploratory Testing
12 13 (16.25%) SpecFlow
12 13 (16.25%) Automation Testing
12 13 (16.25%) WebDriver
13 12 (15.00%) Process Improvement
13 12 (15.00%) Web Services
14 11 (13.75%) Software Engineering
14 11 (13.75%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (13.75%) Cucumber

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 6 (7.50%) CMS
2 2 (2.50%) WordPress
3 1 (1.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) MySQL
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (31.25%) Selenium
2 14 (17.50%) JIRA
3 13 (16.25%) SpecFlow
3 13 (16.25%) WebDriver
4 11 (13.75%) Cucumber
4 11 (13.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (12.50%) FitNesse
5 10 (12.50%) HP UFT
6 4 (5.00%) NUnit
6 4 (5.00%) TestComplete
7 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.75%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.75%) TeamCity
7 3 (3.75%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.25%) git-flow
8 1 (1.25%) MSTest
8 1 (1.25%) RSpec
General
1 14 (17.50%) Finance
2 1 (1.25%) Advertising
2 1 (1.25%) Legal
2 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (43.75%) Analyst
1 35 (43.75%) Test Analyst
2 28 (35.00%) Tester
3 25 (31.25%) Software Tester
4 15 (18.75%) Automation Tester
5 10 (12.50%) QA Automation Tester
5 10 (12.50%) QA Tester
5 10 (12.50%) Software QA Tester
6 9 (11.25%) QA Engineer
6 9 (11.25%) QA Leader
6 9 (11.25%) Test Engineer
7 8 (10.00%) QA Analyst
7 8 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
7 8 (10.00%) QA Test Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Manual Test Analyst
8 6 (7.50%) Test Manager
9 5 (6.25%) QA Team Leader
9 5 (6.25%) Team Leader
10 4 (5.00%) Automation Team Leader
10 4 (5.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.50%) Gherkin
2 12 (15.00%) Web Services
3 6 (7.50%) .NET
4 5 (6.25%) CSS
5 3 (3.75%) Ember.js
5 3 (3.75%) HTML
5 3 (3.75%) jQuery
5 3 (3.75%) REST
5 3 (3.75%) SOAP
6 2 (2.50%) Laravel
6 2 (2.50%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.25%) CSS3
7 1 (1.25%) HTML5
7 1 (1.25%) Resque
7 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.50%) iPad
2 6 (7.50%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.00%) User Experience
4 3 (3.75%) VLE
5 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.50%) Windows
2 1 (1.25%) Android
2 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (47.50%) Test Scripting
3 31 (38.75%) Automated Testing
4 26 (32.50%) SDLC
5 22 (27.50%) Scrum
6 20 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 16 (20.00%) Defect Management
8 15 (18.75%) Functional Testing
8 15 (18.75%) Test Automation
9 14 (17.50%) Exploratory Testing
9 14 (17.50%) Software Testing
10 13 (16.25%) Automation Testing
11 12 (15.00%) Process Improvement
12 11 (13.75%) Software Engineering
12 11 (13.75%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
13 10 (12.50%) RAD
14 8 (10.00%) Test Strategy
15 7 (8.75%) Test Management
16 6 (7.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.75%) C#
2 10 (12.50%) SQL
3 5 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.25%) PHP
4 4 (5.00%) VBScript
5 2 (2.50%) Ruby
6 1 (1.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (27.50%) ISEB
2 14 (17.50%) ISTQB
3 11 (13.75%) Degree
4 10 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (51.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.25%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.25%) Google
2 1 (1.25%) HP
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle
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