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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 191 209 210
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +1
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 62 40 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.96% 0.58% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.70% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 58 31 35
Average salary £33,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,850 £21,500 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
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
5557 5720 6003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.85% 82.54% 80.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4504 4554 5135
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,000
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 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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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
(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 +21 42 £37,500 +25.00% 9
Cheshire -4 14 £33,000 +10.00% 2
Merseyside +15 3 £30,000 -3.22% 2
Lancashire -9 3 £29,000 -14.07% 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 86 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (48.59%) Automated Testing
3 66 (46.48%) ISEB
4 59 (41.55%) QA
5 56 (39.44%) SQL
6 52 (36.62%) Automation Testing
7 48 (33.80%) Software Testing
8 40 (28.17%) Selenium
9 36 (25.35%) Finance
10 32 (22.54%) .NET
10 32 (22.54%) Test Scripting
11 24 (16.90%) SDLC
12 23 (16.20%) ISTQB
13 22 (15.49%) Microsoft
13 22 (15.49%) SoapUI
14 21 (14.79%) System Testing
15 20 (14.08%) Mentoring
15 20 (14.08%) TDD
16 18 (12.68%) Integration Testing
16 18 (12.68%) Scrum
16 18 (12.68%) Test Automation
17 17 (11.97%) BDD
17 17 (11.97%) Apple iOS
17 17 (11.97%) Coaching
17 17 (11.97%) DSDM
17 17 (11.97%) Android
18 16 (11.27%) Web Services
18 16 (11.27%) Functional Testing
19 15 (10.56%) SpecFlow
19 15 (10.56%) Mobile App

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.70%) CMS
1 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
1 1 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.70%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.75%) VPN
2 10 (7.04%) Network Security
3 1 (0.70%) HTTP
3 1 (0.70%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.70%) SSL
3 1 (0.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.45%) MySQL
3 6 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.11%) Big Data
5 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 40 (28.17%) Selenium
2 22 (15.49%) SoapUI
3 15 (10.56%) SpecFlow
4 14 (9.86%) JIRA
5 13 (9.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (5.63%) MSTest
6 8 (5.63%) HP UFT
7 7 (4.93%) WebDriver
7 7 (4.93%) TeamCity
7 7 (4.93%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.52%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.52%) Hudson
9 3 (2.11%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.41%) FitNesse
10 2 (1.41%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.70%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.70%) TestComplete
11 1 (0.70%) WinRunner
11 1 (0.70%) TestDirector
General
1 36 (25.35%) Finance
2 3 (2.11%) Marketing
3 2 (1.41%) Electronics
3 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.70%) Games
4 1 (0.70%) Retail
4 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 65 (45.77%) Analyst
2 64 (45.07%) Test Analyst
3 47 (33.10%) Tester
4 27 (19.01%) Test Engineer
5 23 (16.20%) Software Tester
6 21 (14.79%) Test Leader
7 13 (9.15%) Test Manager
7 13 (9.15%) Lead Tester
8 11 (7.75%) Senior Tester
9 10 (7.04%) Technical Analyst
9 10 (7.04%) Technical Test Analyst
10 7 (4.93%) QA Analyst
10 7 (4.93%) QA Engineer
11 6 (4.23%) Software Test Engineer
11 6 (4.23%) Software Engineer
12 5 (3.52%) QA Test Analyst
12 5 (3.52%) Software Test Analyst
12 5 (3.52%) Automation Engineer
12 5 (3.52%) Test Automation Engineer
13 4 (2.82%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (22.54%) .NET
2 16 (11.27%) Web Services
3 8 (5.63%) LAMP
4 6 (4.23%) SOAP
5 3 (2.11%) XML
6 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.56%) Mobile App
2 10 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.41%) DTV
4 1 (0.70%) Replication
4 1 (0.70%) Biotechnology
4 1 (0.70%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.70%) iPhone
4 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.97%) Android
1 17 (11.97%) Apple iOS
2 13 (9.15%) Windows
3 12 (8.45%) Linux
4 1 (0.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (48.59%) Automated Testing
3 52 (36.62%) Automation Testing
4 48 (33.80%) Software Testing
5 32 (22.54%) Test Scripting
6 24 (16.90%) SDLC
7 21 (14.79%) System Testing
8 20 (14.08%) TDD
8 20 (14.08%) Mentoring
9 18 (12.68%) Test Automation
9 18 (12.68%) Scrum
9 18 (12.68%) Integration Testing
10 17 (11.97%) DSDM
10 17 (11.97%) BDD
10 17 (11.97%) Coaching
11 16 (11.27%) Functional Testing
12 15 (10.56%) Compatibility Testing
12 15 (10.56%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (9.86%) Regression Testing
14 12 (8.45%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 56 (39.44%) SQL
2 12 (8.45%) C++
3 10 (7.04%) PHP
4 9 (6.34%) C#
5 5 (3.52%) Java
6 3 (2.11%) Python
7 2 (1.41%) Ruby
7 2 (1.41%) Perl
7 2 (1.41%) C
7 2 (1.41%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (46.48%) ISEB
2 23 (16.20%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.63%) Degree
4 4 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (41.55%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (7.04%) Puppet
2 8 (5.63%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (4.93%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 22 (15.49%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.34%) SAP
3 5 (3.52%) Oracle
4 1 (0.70%) Alterian
4 1 (0.70%) Sitecore
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