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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 193 198 201
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 68 46 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 0.67% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.85% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 58 41 46
Average salary £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,350 £22,700 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £36,500 £33,300
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -1.61%
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
6211 5443 5765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.83% 79.39% 79.02%
Number of salaries quoted 5049 4615 4953
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 September 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
Manchester +10 34 £45,000 +66.66% 4
Cheshire +6 30 £30,000 -3.22% 5
Lancashire -1 3 £37,500 +59.57% 1
Merseyside +5 1 £30,500 +1.66%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 66 (57.39%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (51.30%) QA
3 57 (49.57%) Software Testing
4 53 (46.09%) ISEB
4 53 (46.09%) Automated Testing
5 39 (33.91%) Selenium
6 36 (31.30%) QuickTest Pro
6 36 (31.30%) SQL
7 31 (26.96%) ISTQB
8 29 (25.22%) Automation Testing
9 28 (24.35%) Regression Testing
10 25 (21.74%) Finance
11 22 (19.13%) .NET
12 21 (18.26%) Windows
12 21 (18.26%) Performance Testing
13 17 (14.78%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (13.04%) Mentoring
15 14 (12.17%) WebDriver
15 14 (12.17%) System Testing
15 14 (12.17%) QMS
16 13 (11.30%) Test Scripting
16 13 (11.30%) Java
16 13 (11.30%) V-Model
17 12 (10.43%) JIRA
17 12 (10.43%) Release Management
18 11 (9.57%) Stress Testing
18 11 (9.57%) Integration Testing
18 11 (9.57%) .NET Framework
18 11 (9.57%) C#
18 11 (9.57%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
1 2 (1.74%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.74%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.74%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.87%) SaaS
1 1 (0.87%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.87%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.87%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 39 (33.91%) Selenium
2 36 (31.30%) QuickTest Pro
3 17 (14.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (12.17%) WebDriver
5 12 (10.43%) JIRA
6 11 (9.57%) Cucumber
7 8 (6.96%) JUnit
7 8 (6.96%) QALoad
7 8 (6.96%) TestPartner
7 8 (6.96%) SilkPerformer
7 8 (6.96%) LoadRunner
7 8 (6.96%) EasyMock
7 8 (6.96%) jMock
8 3 (2.61%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.61%) eggPlant
8 3 (2.61%) Facilita Forecast
9 2 (1.74%) MSTest
9 2 (1.74%) JMeter
10 1 (0.87%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.87%) WATIR
General
1 25 (21.74%) Finance
2 2 (1.74%) Legal
2 2 (1.74%) Games
2 2 (1.74%) Retail
3 1 (0.87%) Marketing
3 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.87%) Electronics
3 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (46.96%) Analyst
2 46 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 38 (33.04%) Tester
4 23 (20.00%) Software Tester
5 12 (10.43%) Software Test Analyst
6 10 (8.70%) QA Tester
6 10 (8.70%) QA Analyst
7 8 (6.96%) Technical Tester
7 8 (6.96%) Head of Testing
8 6 (5.22%) Agile Test Analyst
8 6 (5.22%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (5.22%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.22%) Test Manager
9 5 (4.35%) Trainer
9 5 (4.35%) QA Leader
10 4 (3.48%) QA Engineer
10 4 (3.48%) Test Team Leader
10 4 (3.48%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.48%) Team Leader
10 4 (3.48%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (19.13%) .NET
2 11 (9.57%) .NET Framework
3 5 (4.35%) XML
4 2 (1.74%) Web Services
4 2 (1.74%) HTML
5 1 (0.87%) XSLT
5 1 (0.87%) JSON
5 1 (0.87%) Symfony
5 1 (0.87%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.61%) Animation
3 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.87%) Open Source
4 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.87%) User Experience
4 1 (0.87%) NHS
4 1 (0.87%) DTV
4 1 (0.87%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.26%) Windows
2 7 (6.09%) Apple iOS
3 6 (5.22%) Android
4 5 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (57.39%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (49.57%) Software Testing
3 53 (46.09%) Automated Testing
4 29 (25.22%) Automation Testing
5 28 (24.35%) Regression Testing
6 21 (18.26%) Performance Testing
7 15 (13.04%) Mentoring
8 14 (12.17%) System Testing
8 14 (12.17%) QMS
9 13 (11.30%) V-Model
9 13 (11.30%) Test Scripting
10 12 (10.43%) Release Management
11 11 (9.57%) Stress Testing
11 11 (9.57%) Integration Testing
11 11 (9.57%) Test Automation
12 10 (8.70%) BDD
13 9 (7.83%) E-Commerce
14 8 (6.96%) TDD
14 8 (6.96%) Test Planning
15 7 (6.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 36 (31.30%) SQL
2 13 (11.30%) Java
3 11 (9.57%) C#
4 7 (6.09%) Python
5 4 (3.48%) Perl
5 4 (3.48%) C++
6 2 (1.74%) PHP
7 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.87%) Ruby
7 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.87%) VBScript
7 1 (0.87%) VB
7 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (46.09%) ISEB
2 31 (26.96%) ISTQB
3 8 (6.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (6.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (51.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (6.09%) HP
2 6 (5.22%) Oracle
3 5 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.87%) SAP
4 1 (0.87%) Zend
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