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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / North West
Rank 187 161 183
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +22
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 59 70 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.99% 1.26% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.44% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 54 57 65
Median salary £32,000 £33,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.47% +1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £39,100 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
5293 4861 5955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.93% 87.40% 86.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4448 4044 5100
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -20 42 £32,000 -8.57% 8
Cheshire +7 6 £30,500 +1.66% 1
Merseyside -14 6 £30,000 -14.28%
Lancashire - 5 £35,000 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 72 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (55.65%) Test Scripting
3 66 (53.23%) QA
4 43 (34.68%) Automated Testing
5 40 (32.26%) ISEB
6 39 (31.45%) Selenium
7 33 (26.61%) Software Testing
7 33 (26.61%) Windows
8 32 (25.81%) SDLC
9 29 (23.39%) SQL
10 27 (21.77%) Automation Testing
11 24 (19.35%) Regression Testing
11 24 (19.35%) Finance
11 24 (19.35%) JIRA
11 24 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (19.35%) iPad
12 23 (18.55%) Scrum
13 22 (17.74%) Test Automation
13 22 (17.74%) Defect Management
14 21 (16.94%) User Acceptance Testing
14 21 (16.94%) HP UFT
15 19 (15.32%) Functional Testing
16 18 (14.52%) Cucumber
16 18 (14.52%) ISTQB
17 17 (13.71%) Microsoft
17 17 (13.71%) Gherkin
18 16 (12.90%) Exploratory Testing
18 16 (12.90%) Performance Testing
19 15 (12.10%) WebDriver
19 15 (12.10%) C#

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 6 (4.84%) CMS
2 2 (1.61%) WordPress
3 1 (0.81%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.45%) MySQL
2 5 (4.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (31.45%) Selenium
2 24 (19.35%) JIRA
2 24 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (16.94%) HP UFT
4 18 (14.52%) Cucumber
5 15 (12.10%) WebDriver
6 13 (10.48%) SpecFlow
7 12 (9.68%) MSTest
8 10 (8.06%) FitNesse
9 7 (5.65%) SoapUI
10 4 (3.23%) Calabash
10 4 (3.23%) Capybara
10 4 (3.23%) Fiddler
10 4 (3.23%) NUnit
10 4 (3.23%) TestComplete
11 3 (2.42%) Git (software)
11 3 (2.42%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.42%) Vagrant
12 2 (1.61%) Bugzilla
13 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (19.35%) Finance
2 5 (4.03%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.42%) Marketing
3 3 (2.42%) Retail
4 2 (1.61%) Electronics
4 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Advertising
5 1 (0.81%) Legal
Job Titles
1 75 (60.48%) Analyst
1 75 (60.48%) Test Analyst
2 43 (34.68%) Tester
3 39 (31.45%) Software Tester
4 31 (25.00%) QA Analyst
4 31 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 23 (18.55%) QA Tester
6 22 (17.74%) Software QA Tester
7 15 (12.10%) Automation Tester
8 13 (10.48%) Software Analyst
8 13 (10.48%) Software Test Analyst
9 12 (9.68%) Manual Test Analyst
10 10 (8.06%) QA Automation Tester
10 10 (8.06%) QA Leader
11 9 (7.26%) QA Engineer
11 9 (7.26%) Test Engineer
12 8 (6.45%) QA Test Engineer
13 7 (5.65%) Test Manager
14 5 (4.03%) QA Manager
14 5 (4.03%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.71%) Gherkin
2 12 (9.68%) Web Services
3 10 (8.06%) .NET
4 5 (4.03%) CSS
5 3 (2.42%) Ember.js
5 3 (2.42%) HTML
5 3 (2.42%) jQuery
5 3 (2.42%) REST
5 3 (2.42%) SOAP
6 2 (1.61%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.61%) Laravel
6 2 (1.61%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.81%) CSS3
7 1 (0.81%) HTML5
7 1 (0.81%) Resque
7 1 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.35%) iPad
2 7 (5.65%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.03%) User Experience
4 3 (2.42%) Fintech
4 3 (2.42%) VLE
5 2 (1.61%) Replication
6 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 33 (26.61%) Windows
2 1 (0.81%) Android
2 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (55.65%) Test Scripting
3 43 (34.68%) Automated Testing
4 33 (26.61%) Software Testing
5 32 (25.81%) SDLC
6 27 (21.77%) Automation Testing
7 24 (19.35%) Regression Testing
8 23 (18.55%) Scrum
9 22 (17.74%) Defect Management
9 22 (17.74%) Test Automation
10 21 (16.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (15.32%) Functional Testing
12 16 (12.90%) Exploratory Testing
12 16 (12.90%) Performance Testing
13 12 (9.68%) Process Improvement
14 11 (8.87%) Release Management
14 11 (8.87%) Software Engineering
15 10 (8.06%) Defect Tracking
15 10 (8.06%) RAD
15 10 (8.06%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.39%) SQL
2 15 (12.10%) C#
3 5 (4.03%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.03%) PHP
4 4 (3.23%) VBScript
5 3 (2.42%) Java
6 2 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (32.26%) ISEB
2 18 (14.52%) ISTQB
3 11 (8.87%) Degree
4 10 (8.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (53.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.42%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (11.29%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.81%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 17 (13.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.42%) HP
2 3 (2.42%) Oracle
3 2 (1.61%) SAP
4 1 (0.81%) Google
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