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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 143 163 186
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +23
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 45 26 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.34% 0.65% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 0.79% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 41 16 13
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £21,500 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
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
2888 3294 3529
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 85.75% 82.76% 82.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2401 2688 3061
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +18 11 £37,500 +29.31% 3
Wigan +13 8 £39,000 +87.95%
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 61 (60.40%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (49.50%) Automation Testing
3 44 (43.56%) ISEB
4 43 (42.57%) Automated Testing
5 40 (39.60%) QA
6 34 (33.66%) Software Testing
7 31 (30.69%) Selenium
8 28 (27.72%) SQL
9 24 (23.76%) .NET
10 20 (19.80%) SoapUI
10 20 (19.80%) TDD
11 19 (18.81%) Finance
12 18 (17.82%) Test Scripting
13 17 (16.83%) BDD
13 17 (16.83%) Coaching
14 16 (15.84%) Scrum
14 16 (15.84%) DSDM
14 16 (15.84%) Apple iOS
14 16 (15.84%) Android
14 16 (15.84%) System Testing
15 15 (14.85%) Compatibility Testing
15 15 (14.85%) Test Automation
15 15 (14.85%) SpecFlow
16 14 (13.86%) Functional Testing
17 13 (12.87%) ISTQB
18 12 (11.88%) JIRA
18 12 (11.88%) User Stories
19 11 (10.89%) Mentoring
19 11 (10.89%) SDLC
19 11 (10.89%) MySQL

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (0.99%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.99%) CMS
1 1 (0.99%) Umbraco
1 1 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.90%) VPN
1 10 (9.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.89%) MySQL
2 3 (2.97%) Big Data
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.98%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (30.69%) Selenium
2 20 (19.80%) SoapUI
3 15 (14.85%) SpecFlow
4 12 (11.88%) JIRA
5 6 (5.94%) TeamCity
5 6 (5.94%) Jenkins
6 5 (4.95%) Hudson
6 5 (4.95%) HP UFT
7 4 (3.96%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.97%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.99%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.99%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.99%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.99%) Selenium IDE
General
1 19 (18.81%) Finance
2 3 (2.97%) Marketing
3 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.98%) Electronics
3 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.99%) Retail
4 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (46.53%) Analyst
1 47 (46.53%) Test Analyst
2 33 (32.67%) Tester
3 21 (20.79%) Test Leader
4 19 (18.81%) Software Tester
5 17 (16.83%) Test Engineer
6 12 (11.88%) Test Manager
7 10 (9.90%) Technical Analyst
7 10 (9.90%) Technical Test Analyst
8 9 (8.91%) Senior Tester
9 7 (6.93%) Lead Tester
10 4 (3.96%) Software Test Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) Software Test Analyst
10 4 (3.96%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) Test Automation Engineer
11 3 (2.97%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (2.97%) Manual Test Analyst
11 3 (2.97%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (2.97%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.76%) .NET
2 8 (7.92%) LAMP
3 6 (5.94%) SOAP
3 6 (5.94%) Web Services
4 1 (0.99%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.91%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.98%) DTV
4 1 (0.99%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.84%) Android
1 16 (15.84%) Apple iOS
2 10 (9.90%) Linux
3 3 (2.97%) Windows
4 1 (0.99%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (60.40%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (49.50%) Automation Testing
3 43 (42.57%) Automated Testing
4 34 (33.66%) Software Testing
5 20 (19.80%) TDD
6 18 (17.82%) Test Scripting
7 17 (16.83%) Coaching
7 17 (16.83%) BDD
8 16 (15.84%) System Testing
8 16 (15.84%) Scrum
8 16 (15.84%) DSDM
9 15 (14.85%) Compatibility Testing
9 15 (14.85%) Test Automation
10 14 (13.86%) Functional Testing
11 12 (11.88%) User Stories
12 11 (10.89%) Mentoring
12 11 (10.89%) SDLC
13 10 (9.90%) Configuration Management
13 10 (9.90%) Software Engineering
14 9 (8.91%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (27.72%) SQL
2 11 (10.89%) C++
3 10 (9.90%) PHP
4 3 (2.97%) Java
4 3 (2.97%) C#
5 2 (1.98%) Perl
5 2 (1.98%) Python
6 1 (0.99%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (43.56%) ISEB
2 13 (12.87%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.93%) Degree
4 2 (1.98%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (39.60%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (9.90%) Puppet
2 7 (6.93%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (8.91%) SAP
2 5 (4.95%) Oracle
3 4 (3.96%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.99%) Alterian
4 1 (0.99%) Sitecore
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