The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 70 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 1 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.17% 0.59% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.69% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 0
Average salary £33,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Manual Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
493 579 437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 85.44% 86.03% 78.60%
Number of salaries quoted 427 502 353
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,433 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in the North East

Manual Testing
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 5 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
Tyne and Wear +3 1 £33,000 +10.00%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the North East 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 11 (84.62%) C#
1 11 (84.62%) ASP.NET
1 11 (84.62%) .NET
1 11 (84.62%) Automated Testing
1 11 (84.62%) Selenium
1 11 (84.62%) Functional Testing
2 10 (76.92%) Software Testing
2 10 (76.92%) Firebug
2 10 (76.92%) Performance Testing
2 10 (76.92%) Security Testing
2 10 (76.92%) Test Management
2 10 (76.92%) Test Scripting
2 10 (76.92%) CSS
2 10 (76.92%) N-Tier
2 10 (76.92%) HTML
2 10 (76.92%) Java
2 10 (76.92%) JavaScript
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) ISEB
3 7 (53.85%) Bugzilla
3 7 (53.85%) ISTQB
3 7 (53.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (53.85%) JIRA
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) MVC
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) User Stories
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the North East 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.

Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) Selenium
2 10 (76.92%) Firebug
3 7 (53.85%) Bugzilla
3 7 (53.85%) JIRA
4 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Analyst
1 11 (84.62%) Test Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Software Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Software Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Web Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Web Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Manual Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Tester
4 1 (7.69%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) QA Manual Tester
4 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) .NET
1 11 (84.62%) ASP.NET
2 10 (76.92%) CSS
2 10 (76.92%) HTML
3 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (76.92%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Automated Testing
1 11 (84.62%) Functional Testing
2 10 (76.92%) Performance Testing
2 10 (76.92%) Security Testing
2 10 (76.92%) Software Testing
2 10 (76.92%) Test Management
2 10 (76.92%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Open Source
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) C#
2 10 (76.92%) Java
2 10 (76.92%) JavaScript
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) ISEB
1 7 (53.85%) ISTQB
1 7 (53.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle