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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 170 213 215
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +2
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 74 40 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.12% 0.58% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 0.70% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 60 34 44
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
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
5497 5733 5858
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.20% 82.85% 79.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4454 4665 4831
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £59,889 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +41 55 £34,000 +0.74% 8
Cheshire +2 11 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Lancashire +8 4 £30,000 +17.64%
Merseyside - 4 £25,750 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 83 (53.21%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (49.36%) Automated Testing
3 72 (46.15%) ISEB
4 69 (44.23%) QA
5 55 (35.26%) Software Testing
6 54 (34.62%) SQL
7 44 (28.21%) Finance
8 42 (26.92%) Automation Testing
9 38 (24.36%) Test Scripting
10 37 (23.72%) Selenium
11 35 (22.44%) .NET
12 26 (16.67%) Windows
13 24 (15.38%) ISTQB
13 24 (15.38%) Coaching
14 22 (14.10%) TDD
15 21 (13.46%) Functional Testing
15 21 (13.46%) System Testing
16 20 (12.82%) Test Automation
16 20 (12.82%) Mentoring
16 20 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
16 20 (12.82%) Performance Testing
16 20 (12.82%) QuickTest Pro
17 19 (12.18%) DSDM
18 18 (11.54%) Java
18 18 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
18 18 (11.54%) BDD
19 16 (10.26%) C#
19 16 (10.26%) Regression Testing
20 15 (9.62%) SoapUI
21 14 (8.97%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Mingle
2 2 (1.28%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.64%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.92%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.56%) HTTP
2 1 (0.64%) VPN
2 1 (0.64%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.64%) SSL
2 1 (0.64%) Internet
2 1 (0.64%) Extranet
2 1 (0.64%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.64%) Big Data
4 1 (0.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 37 (23.72%) Selenium
2 20 (12.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 18 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (9.62%) SoapUI
5 11 (7.05%) SpecFlow
6 10 (6.41%) Cucumber
7 9 (5.77%) WebDriver
8 8 (5.13%) MSTest
8 8 (5.13%) TeamCity
8 8 (5.13%) Jenkins
9 7 (4.49%) JIRA
10 5 (3.21%) Hudson
10 5 (3.21%) FitNesse
11 3 (1.92%) CruiseControl
11 3 (1.92%) Subversion
11 3 (1.92%) WATIR
11 3 (1.92%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.92%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.64%) Calabash
12 1 (0.64%) Appium
General
1 44 (28.21%) Finance
2 4 (2.56%) Retail
3 2 (1.28%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.28%) Advertising
4 1 (0.64%) Games
4 1 (0.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (54.49%) Analyst
2 83 (53.21%) Test Analyst
3 64 (41.03%) Tester
4 32 (20.51%) Software Tester
5 20 (12.82%) Senior Tester
5 20 (12.82%) Test Leader
6 16 (10.26%) QA Tester
7 14 (8.97%) QA Analyst
7 14 (8.97%) Test Engineer
8 12 (7.69%) Lead Tester
9 11 (7.05%) QA Test Analyst
10 10 (6.41%) Manual Test Analyst
11 9 (5.77%) Senior Test Analyst
11 9 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (5.13%) Software Test Analyst
12 8 (5.13%) Automation Tester
13 6 (3.85%) Test Manager
14 5 (3.21%) Technical Analyst
14 5 (3.21%) Technical Test Analyst
14 5 (3.21%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (22.44%) .NET
2 11 (7.05%) XML
3 8 (5.13%) Web Services
4 7 (4.49%) SOAP
5 3 (1.92%) HTML
5 3 (1.92%) XSLT
5 3 (1.92%) JSON
5 3 (1.92%) REST
6 1 (0.64%) WPF
6 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.56%) Open Source
3 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.28%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.64%) Raspberry Pi
4 1 (0.64%) Animation
4 1 (0.64%) Arduino
4 1 (0.64%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.64%) iPhone
4 1 (0.64%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.67%) Windows
2 11 (7.05%) Linux
3 7 (4.49%) Android
3 7 (4.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (53.21%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (49.36%) Automated Testing
3 55 (35.26%) Software Testing
4 42 (26.92%) Automation Testing
5 38 (24.36%) Test Scripting
6 24 (15.38%) Coaching
7 22 (14.10%) TDD
8 21 (13.46%) System Testing
8 21 (13.46%) Functional Testing
9 20 (12.82%) Mentoring
9 20 (12.82%) Test Automation
9 20 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (12.82%) Performance Testing
10 19 (12.18%) DSDM
11 18 (11.54%) BDD
12 16 (10.26%) Regression Testing
13 14 (8.97%) Scrum
14 10 (6.41%) Integration Testing
14 10 (6.41%) Compatibility Testing
14 10 (6.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 54 (34.62%) SQL
2 18 (11.54%) Java
3 16 (10.26%) C#
4 9 (5.77%) C++
5 6 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.85%) Ruby
6 4 (2.56%) Python
7 3 (1.92%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.92%) Perl
8 2 (1.28%) VBScript
8 2 (1.28%) C
8 2 (1.28%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 72 (46.15%) ISEB
2 24 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 13 (8.33%) Degree
4 3 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (44.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.21%) SAP
3 4 (2.56%) Oracle
4 1 (0.64%) Aquila
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