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 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 188 176 220
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +44
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 41 72 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.74% 1.17% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 1.32% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 32 60 30
Median salary £27,500 £33,750 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.51% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
4767 5445 5857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.91% 88.26% 85.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4043 4349 4707
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 28 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -23 32 £28,750 -22.29% 11
Cheshire +15 7 £27,500 -16.03%
Merseyside +7 1 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Lancashire +2 1 - - 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 65 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (53.85%) Selenium
3 55 (52.88%) Automated Testing
4 41 (39.42%) ISEB
5 38 (36.54%) Test Scripting
6 34 (32.69%) Scrum
6 34 (32.69%) JIRA
7 31 (29.81%) ISTQB
8 30 (28.85%) Automation Testing
9 27 (25.96%) Test Automation
10 26 (25.00%) QA
10 26 (25.00%) SQL
10 26 (25.00%) Web Services
11 23 (22.12%) HP UFT
11 23 (22.12%) Cucumber
12 20 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (19.23%) Finance
12 20 (19.23%) .NET
12 20 (19.23%) SDLC
13 19 (18.27%) Windows
13 19 (18.27%) BDD
13 19 (18.27%) Degree
14 18 (17.31%) Defect Management
15 16 (15.38%) FitNesse
15 16 (15.38%) RAD
16 15 (14.42%) TDD
17 14 (13.46%) Software Testing
17 14 (13.46%) Functional Testing
18 11 (10.58%) SQL Server
18 11 (10.58%) MVC

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 2 (1.92%) Apache
1 2 (1.92%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.96%) CMS
2 1 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 56 (53.85%) Selenium
2 34 (32.69%) JIRA
3 23 (22.12%) Cucumber
3 23 (22.12%) HP UFT
4 16 (15.38%) FitNesse
5 9 (8.65%) SoapUI
6 8 (7.69%) Bugzilla
7 7 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (6.73%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.88%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.92%) Appium
9 2 (1.92%) Burp Suite
9 2 (1.92%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.92%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.96%) JUnit
10 1 (0.96%) TestPartner
10 1 (0.96%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (19.23%) Finance
2 5 (4.81%) Billing
2 5 (4.81%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.85%) Legal
4 2 (1.92%) Back Office
4 2 (1.92%) Retail
5 1 (0.96%) Advertising
5 1 (0.96%) Marketing
5 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (53.85%) Analyst
2 55 (52.88%) Test Analyst
3 37 (35.58%) Tester
4 31 (29.81%) Software Tester
5 24 (23.08%) Automation Tester
6 9 (8.65%) Automation Test Analyst
6 9 (8.65%) Software Analyst
6 9 (8.65%) Software Test Analyst
7 8 (7.69%) Web Analyst
7 8 (7.69%) Web Test Analyst
8 7 (6.73%) Manual Test Analyst
9 6 (5.77%) QA Analyst
9 6 (5.77%) QA Tester
9 6 (5.77%) Software QA Tester
10 5 (4.81%) Manual Tester
10 5 (4.81%) QA Automation Tester
10 5 (4.81%) QA Test Analyst
10 5 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.81%) Test Leader
11 4 (3.85%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (25.00%) Web Services
2 20 (19.23%) .NET
3 4 (3.85%) HTML
4 3 (2.88%) SOAP
5 2 (1.92%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.92%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.92%) CSS
5 2 (1.92%) Java EE
5 2 (1.92%) JSP
5 2 (1.92%) WCF
6 1 (0.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.85%) User Experience
2 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.88%) iPad
3 1 (0.96%) FMCG
3 1 (0.96%) LIMS
3 1 (0.96%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.27%) Windows
2 5 (4.81%) Unix
3 1 (0.96%) Linux
3 1 (0.96%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (52.88%) Automated Testing
3 38 (36.54%) Test Scripting
4 34 (32.69%) Scrum
5 30 (28.85%) Automation Testing
6 27 (25.96%) Test Automation
7 20 (19.23%) SDLC
7 20 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (18.27%) BDD
9 18 (17.31%) Defect Management
10 16 (15.38%) RAD
11 15 (14.42%) TDD
12 14 (13.46%) Functional Testing
12 14 (13.46%) Software Testing
13 11 (10.58%) MVC
14 10 (9.62%) System Testing
15 7 (6.73%) Compatibility Testing
15 7 (6.73%) E-Commerce
15 7 (6.73%) Waterfall
15 7 (6.73%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.00%) SQL
2 9 (8.65%) C#
3 5 (4.81%) Java
4 3 (2.88%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.92%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (39.42%) ISEB
2 31 (29.81%) ISTQB
3 19 (18.27%) Degree
4 5 (4.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (6.73%) Oracle
2 5 (4.81%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.92%) hybris
4 1 (0.96%) Alterian
4 1 (0.96%) HP
4 1 (0.96%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.96%) Twitter
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