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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 163 196 205
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +9
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 82 50 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.28% 0.72% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 0.88% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 66 37 39
Average salary £33,000 £30,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £55,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
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
5353 5689 5747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.84% 82.38% 79.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4279 4572 4772
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 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +34 54 £35,000 +16.66% 11
Cheshire +11 18 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Merseyside +17 6 £28,500 -8.06%
Lancashire +2 4 £30,000 +17.64% 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 84 (57.93%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (48.28%) Automated Testing
3 69 (47.59%) ISEB
4 59 (40.69%) QA
5 58 (40.00%) SQL
6 52 (35.86%) Software Testing
7 40 (27.59%) Automation Testing
8 36 (24.83%) Selenium
9 35 (24.14%) Test Scripting
10 34 (23.45%) Finance
11 33 (22.76%) .NET
12 24 (16.55%) Mentoring
12 24 (16.55%) Coaching
13 23 (15.86%) Functional Testing
13 23 (15.86%) ISTQB
14 22 (15.17%) DSDM
15 21 (14.48%) TDD
16 18 (12.41%) System Testing
17 17 (11.72%) SoapUI
17 17 (11.72%) Microsoft
17 17 (11.72%) Performance Testing
18 16 (11.03%) Team Foundation Server
19 15 (10.34%) Test Automation
19 15 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
20 14 (9.66%) Integration Testing
20 14 (9.66%) Scrum
20 14 (9.66%) Windows
21 13 (8.97%) Regression Testing
21 13 (8.97%) BDD
22 11 (7.59%) Android

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (0.69%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.69%) CMS
1 1 (0.69%) Umbraco
1 1 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) RoboHelp
2 1 (0.69%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.69%) SaaS
2 1 (0.69%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.45%) VPN
2 4 (2.76%) Network Security
3 2 (1.38%) HTTP
4 1 (0.69%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.69%) SSL
4 1 (0.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.14%) MySQL
3 3 (2.07%) Big Data
3 3 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 36 (24.83%) Selenium
2 17 (11.72%) SoapUI
3 16 (11.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (7.59%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (6.90%) MSTest
5 10 (6.90%) SpecFlow
6 8 (5.52%) Jenkins
6 8 (5.52%) TeamCity
7 7 (4.83%) WebDriver
8 6 (4.14%) JIRA
9 5 (3.45%) Hudson
10 4 (2.76%) Cucumber
11 3 (2.07%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.38%) CruiseControl
13 1 (0.69%) Subversion
13 1 (0.69%) Bugzilla
13 1 (0.69%) NUnit
13 1 (0.69%) WATIR
13 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.69%) TestComplete
General
1 34 (23.45%) Finance
2 3 (2.07%) Marketing
3 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.38%) Electronics
3 2 (1.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.69%) Advertising
4 1 (0.69%) Games
4 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 71 (48.97%) Analyst
2 70 (48.28%) Test Analyst
3 55 (37.93%) Tester
4 25 (17.24%) Software Tester
5 24 (16.55%) Test Leader
6 21 (14.48%) Test Engineer
7 20 (13.79%) Senior Tester
8 15 (10.34%) Lead Tester
9 10 (6.90%) Test Manager
10 8 (5.52%) QA Tester
10 8 (5.52%) QA Analyst
11 7 (4.83%) Senior Test Analyst
11 7 (4.83%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (4.14%) QA Test Analyst
12 6 (4.14%) QA Engineer
12 6 (4.14%) Manual Test Analyst
13 5 (3.45%) Software Test Analyst
13 5 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
13 5 (3.45%) Software Test Engineer
13 5 (3.45%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (22.76%) .NET
2 9 (6.21%) XML
3 8 (5.52%) Web Services
4 6 (4.14%) SOAP
5 2 (1.38%) LAMP
6 1 (0.69%) JSON
6 1 (0.69%) WPF
6 1 (0.69%) REST
6 1 (0.69%) HTML
6 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.83%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.07%) Open Source
4 2 (1.38%) DTV
5 1 (0.69%) Replication
5 1 (0.69%) Biotechnology
5 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.69%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.69%) iPhone
5 1 (0.69%) Arduino
5 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.69%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.66%) Windows
2 11 (7.59%) Android
2 11 (7.59%) Apple iOS
3 8 (5.52%) Linux
4 1 (0.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (57.93%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (48.28%) Automated Testing
3 52 (35.86%) Software Testing
4 40 (27.59%) Automation Testing
5 35 (24.14%) Test Scripting
6 24 (16.55%) Mentoring
6 24 (16.55%) Coaching
7 23 (15.86%) Functional Testing
8 22 (15.17%) DSDM
9 21 (14.48%) TDD
10 18 (12.41%) System Testing
11 17 (11.72%) Performance Testing
12 15 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (10.34%) Test Automation
13 14 (9.66%) Integration Testing
13 14 (9.66%) Scrum
14 13 (8.97%) Regression Testing
14 13 (8.97%) BDD
15 10 (6.90%) Compatibility Testing
16 7 (4.83%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 58 (40.00%) SQL
2 10 (6.90%) C#
3 8 (5.52%) Java
4 7 (4.83%) C++
5 4 (2.76%) PHP
6 3 (2.07%) Python
6 3 (2.07%) Ruby
7 2 (1.38%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.38%) C
7 2 (1.38%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.38%) Perl
8 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.69%) VBScript
8 1 (0.69%) VB
8 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 69 (47.59%) ISEB
2 23 (15.86%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.83%) Degree
4 4 (2.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (40.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (6.21%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.76%) Puppet
3 1 (0.69%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 17 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.83%) SAP
3 4 (2.76%) Oracle
4 1 (0.69%) Alterian
4 1 (0.69%) Sitecore
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