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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 169 194 205
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +11
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 68 64 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.20% 0.91% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.06% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 60 59 39
Average salary £33,500 £32,000 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.68% +4.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £23,300 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £43,000 £40,000
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4897 6053 5538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.43% 85.65% 84.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4054 5134 4633
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average 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 £60,000 £55,000 £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 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 8 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 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
Manchester +14 38 £35,500 +7.57% 8
Cheshire +31 18 £30,000 +9.09% 3
Merseyside -1 12 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (61.43%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (60.00%) QA
3 76 (54.29%) Selenium
4 67 (47.86%) Automated Testing
5 63 (45.00%) Test Scripting
6 52 (37.14%) Scrum
7 50 (35.71%) ISEB
7 50 (35.71%) Automation Testing
8 48 (34.29%) SQL
9 47 (33.57%) Web Services
10 42 (30.00%) .NET
10 42 (30.00%) HP UFT
10 42 (30.00%) Software Testing
10 42 (30.00%) Test Automation
11 40 (28.57%) JIRA
12 38 (27.14%) Cucumber
12 38 (27.14%) Functional Testing
13 37 (26.43%) Windows
14 34 (24.29%) User Acceptance Testing
15 31 (22.14%) Finance
15 31 (22.14%) BDD
16 28 (20.00%) Degree
17 27 (19.29%) ISTQB
17 27 (19.29%) C#
18 26 (18.57%) SQL Server
18 26 (18.57%) SDLC
19 25 (17.86%) Java
20 24 (17.14%) Defect Management
21 23 (16.43%) TDD
22 22 (15.71%) FitNesse

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (0.71%) Liferay
1 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.43%) Mingle
3 1 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.43%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.57%) PuTTY
1 5 (3.57%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.57%) MySQL
3 2 (1.43%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 76 (54.29%) Selenium
2 42 (30.00%) HP UFT
3 40 (28.57%) JIRA
4 38 (27.14%) Cucumber
5 22 (15.71%) FitNesse
6 19 (13.57%) Visual Studio
7 17 (12.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (11.43%) WebDriver
9 15 (10.71%) SoapUI
10 9 (6.43%) JUnit
10 9 (6.43%) NUnit
10 9 (6.43%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (5.71%) Bugzilla
12 7 (5.00%) Jenkins
13 6 (4.29%) JMeter
14 5 (3.57%) Ant
14 5 (3.57%) SpecFlow
14 5 (3.57%) TortoiseSVN
14 5 (3.57%) WATIR
15 2 (1.43%) Ranorex
General
1 31 (22.14%) Finance
2 5 (3.57%) Retail
3 4 (2.86%) Legal
4 2 (1.43%) Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Billing
5 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 74 (52.86%) Tester
2 62 (44.29%) Analyst
3 61 (43.57%) Test Analyst
4 55 (39.29%) Software Tester
5 33 (23.57%) Automated Tester
6 32 (22.86%) QA Tester
7 21 (15.00%) Software QA Tester
8 15 (10.71%) Automation Tester
8 15 (10.71%) Software Analyst
8 15 (10.71%) Software Test Analyst
9 14 (10.00%) QA Engineer
10 11 (7.86%) Web Analyst
10 11 (7.86%) Web Test Analyst
11 10 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (6.43%) Automation Engineer
12 9 (6.43%) QA Analyst
12 9 (6.43%) QA Automation Engineer
12 9 (6.43%) QA Automation Tester
12 9 (6.43%) Senior Test Analyst
13 8 (5.71%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (33.57%) Web Services
2 42 (30.00%) .NET
3 7 (5.00%) Gherkin
4 5 (3.57%) HTML
5 4 (2.86%) SOAP
6 3 (2.14%) XML
7 2 (1.43%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.43%) JSON
7 2 (1.43%) REST
7 2 (1.43%) XSLT
8 1 (0.71%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.43%) iPhone
2 6 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.43%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.71%) APACS
5 1 (0.71%) AS400
5 1 (0.71%) iPad
5 1 (0.71%) LIMS
5 1 (0.71%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (26.43%) Windows
2 2 (1.43%) Android
2 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.43%) Unix
3 1 (0.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (61.43%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (47.86%) Automated Testing
3 63 (45.00%) Test Scripting
4 52 (37.14%) Scrum
5 50 (35.71%) Automation Testing
6 42 (30.00%) Software Testing
6 42 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 38 (27.14%) Functional Testing
8 34 (24.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 31 (22.14%) BDD
10 26 (18.57%) SDLC
11 24 (17.14%) Defect Management
12 23 (16.43%) TDD
13 22 (15.71%) RAD
14 21 (15.00%) Performance Testing
15 20 (14.29%) Test Strategy
16 17 (12.14%) Validation
17 15 (10.71%) Mentoring
18 13 (9.29%) QA Automation
18 13 (9.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (34.29%) SQL
2 27 (19.29%) C#
3 25 (17.86%) Java
4 15 (10.71%) PHP
5 9 (6.43%) Python
5 9 (6.43%) Scala
6 8 (5.71%) Ruby
7 3 (2.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 50 (35.71%) ISEB
2 28 (20.00%) Degree
3 27 (19.29%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (60.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.57%) Hyper-V
1 5 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (3.57%) XenApp
1 5 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (9.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (12.14%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.43%) HP
3 8 (5.71%) Oracle
4 5 (3.57%) Citrix
4 5 (3.57%) VMware
5 1 (0.71%) Sage
5 1 (0.71%) Twitter
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