The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 54 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 12 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.26% 0.21% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 0.23% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 0
Average salary £35,000 £47,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
472 427 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 88.72% 88.59% 89.20%
Number of salaries quoted 371 364 478
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,275
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Merseyside region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Merseyside

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
Liverpool +7 10 £35,000 -26.31%
Southport - 2 - -
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 14 (87.50%) JIRA
1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 13 (81.25%) Automated Testing
3 10 (62.50%) .NET
3 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 10 (62.50%) Automation Testing
3 10 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (56.25%) MVC
4 9 (56.25%) Defect Management
5 7 (43.75%) QA
5 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Wealth Management
6 6 (37.50%) WebDriver
6 6 (37.50%) JMeter
6 6 (37.50%) Scrum
6 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (37.50%) Java
6 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (31.25%) PuTTY
7 5 (31.25%) WinSCP
7 5 (31.25%) PHP
7 5 (31.25%) Ant
7 5 (31.25%) MySQL
7 5 (31.25%) Validation
7 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
7 5 (31.25%) WATIR
7 5 (31.25%) TortoiseSVN
7 5 (31.25%) Performance Management
7 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
7 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 (6.25%) Liferay
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) PuTTY
1 5 (31.25%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) JIRA
1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 6 (37.50%) JMeter
2 6 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 5 (31.25%) Ant
3 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
3 5 (31.25%) TortoiseSVN
3 5 (31.25%) WATIR
4 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
4 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
1 9 (56.25%) Test Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) QA Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Web Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Web Test Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) IT Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) QA Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Software Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
6 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Web Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) APACS
3 1 (6.25%) AS400
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Automated Testing
2 10 (62.50%) Automation Testing
2 10 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (56.25%) Defect Management
3 9 (56.25%) MVC
4 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
4 7 (43.75%) Wealth Management
5 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (37.50%) Scrum
6 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Performance Management
6 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
6 5 (31.25%) Validation
7 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
8 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Stress Testing
8 1 (6.25%) System Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
8 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) PHP
2 5 (31.25%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA