The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 201 207 215
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 45 50 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 0.76% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.86% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 38 46 36
Median salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £28,000 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5121 5841 6101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 87.09% 88.93% 85.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4266 4731 4832
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West 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 the North West

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in the North West

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in the North West

Manual Testing
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester -9 33 £30,000 -20.00% 6
Cheshire +38 8 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Lancashire +17 1 - -
Merseyside -6 1 £27,500 -8.33% 2
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 North West region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 51 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (46.91%) Selenium
3 33 (40.74%) Test Scripting
4 29 (35.80%) Scrum
5 27 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 25 (30.86%) ISEB
7 24 (29.63%) QA
8 23 (28.40%) SQL
9 21 (25.93%) JIRA
10 19 (23.46%) ISTQB
11 16 (19.75%) Finance
12 15 (18.52%) SDLC
13 14 (17.28%) Automation Testing
13 14 (17.28%) Test Automation
14 13 (16.05%) TDD
14 13 (16.05%) Regression Testing
14 13 (16.05%) C#
15 12 (14.81%) Windows
16 11 (13.58%) Software Testing
16 11 (13.58%) User Acceptance Testing
16 11 (13.58%) Cucumber
16 11 (13.58%) BDD
17 10 (12.35%) Functional Testing
17 10 (12.35%) Web Services
18 9 (11.11%) HP UFT
18 9 (11.11%) Degree
18 9 (11.11%) Defect Management
19 8 (9.88%) iPad
20 7 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server
20 7 (8.64%) WebDriver

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (6.17%) CMS
2 2 (2.47%) Apache
2 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.23%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (46.91%) Selenium
2 21 (25.93%) JIRA
3 11 (13.58%) Cucumber
4 9 (11.11%) HP UFT
5 7 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (8.64%) WebDriver
6 6 (7.41%) Bugzilla
7 5 (6.17%) FitNesse
7 5 (6.17%) SoapUI
7 5 (6.17%) SpecFlow
8 3 (3.70%) TestPartner
9 2 (2.47%) Appium
9 2 (2.47%) Burp Suite
9 2 (2.47%) TestComplete
10 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.23%) JUnit
10 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.23%) TestDirector
10 1 (1.23%) Zephyr
General
1 16 (19.75%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Billing
2 5 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.47%) Back Office
3 2 (2.47%) Retail
4 1 (1.23%) Advertising
4 1 (1.23%) Marketing
4 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (50.62%) Analyst
2 39 (48.15%) Test Analyst
3 27 (33.33%) Tester
4 20 (24.69%) Software Tester
5 10 (12.35%) Automation Tester
6 8 (9.88%) Software Analyst
7 7 (8.64%) Test Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) Manual Test Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) Software Test Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) Test Leader
9 5 (6.17%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (6.17%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (6.17%) Manual Tester
10 3 (3.70%) QA Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) QA Automation Tester
10 3 (3.70%) QA Tester
10 3 (3.70%) Senior Tester
10 3 (3.70%) Software QA Tester
11 2 (2.47%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 2 (2.47%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.35%) Web Services
2 7 (8.64%) .NET
3 4 (4.94%) Gherkin
3 4 (4.94%) HTML
4 3 (3.70%) SOAP
4 3 (3.70%) XML
5 2 (2.47%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.47%) CSS
5 2 (2.47%) Java EE
5 2 (2.47%) JSP
5 2 (2.47%) WCF
6 1 (1.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) iPad
2 5 (6.17%) User Experience
3 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.23%) Fintech
4 1 (1.23%) FMCG
4 1 (1.23%) LIMS
4 1 (1.23%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.81%) Windows
2 5 (6.17%) Unix
3 1 (1.23%) Android
3 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.23%) Linux
3 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (40.74%) Test Scripting
3 29 (35.80%) Scrum
4 27 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 15 (18.52%) SDLC
6 14 (17.28%) Automation Testing
6 14 (17.28%) Test Automation
7 13 (16.05%) Regression Testing
7 13 (16.05%) TDD
8 11 (13.58%) BDD
8 11 (13.58%) Software Testing
8 11 (13.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (12.35%) Functional Testing
10 9 (11.11%) Defect Management
11 7 (8.64%) Defect Tracking
11 7 (8.64%) System Testing
12 6 (7.41%) Cross-Browser Testing
13 5 (6.17%) Test Management
13 5 (6.17%) Waterfall
13 5 (6.17%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.40%) SQL
2 13 (16.05%) C#
3 7 (8.64%) Java
4 5 (6.17%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.47%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (30.86%) ISEB
2 19 (23.46%) ISTQB
3 9 (11.11%) Degree
4 3 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (29.63%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (8.64%) Microsoft
1 7 (8.64%) Oracle
2 2 (2.47%) HP
2 2 (2.47%) hybris
3 1 (1.23%) Alterian
3 1 (1.23%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.23%) Twitter
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