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

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 198 193 191
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 62 62 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.97% 0.92% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.04% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 54 57 61
Median salary £32,000 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £27,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
5614 5957 6331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.27% 88.42% 86.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4682 4934 5176
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £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 28 September 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 September 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 -10 41 £33,000 -12.00% 14
Cheshire +33 15 £30,500 -8.95% 1
Lancashire - 3 £35,000 - 1
Merseyside -16 1 £27,500 +10.00% 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 61 (62.24%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 42 (42.86%) QA
4 34 (34.69%) Selenium
5 32 (32.65%) ISEB
6 30 (30.61%) SQL
7 28 (28.57%) Scrum
7 28 (28.57%) Automated Testing
8 25 (25.51%) Software Testing
9 23 (23.47%) Finance
10 22 (22.45%) Windows
11 21 (21.43%) Regression Testing
12 20 (20.41%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (19.39%) C#
13 19 (19.39%) SDLC
14 18 (18.37%) ISTQB
15 17 (17.35%) Automation Testing
16 14 (14.29%) JIRA
16 14 (14.29%) HP UFT
16 14 (14.29%) Functional Testing
17 13 (13.27%) Microsoft
18 12 (12.24%) .NET
18 12 (12.24%) WebDriver
19 11 (11.22%) Defect Management
19 11 (11.22%) User Acceptance Testing
19 11 (11.22%) Test Automation
20 10 (10.20%) Performance Testing
20 10 (10.20%) HP Quality Center
20 10 (10.20%) iPad
20 10 (10.20%) SpecFlow

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 (6.12%) CMS
2 2 (2.04%) Apache
2 2 (2.04%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.02%) Confluence
3 1 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.02%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.02%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.02%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (34.69%) Selenium
2 20 (20.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (14.29%) HP UFT
3 14 (14.29%) JIRA
4 12 (12.24%) WebDriver
5 10 (10.20%) SpecFlow
6 9 (9.18%) MSTest
7 7 (7.14%) Cucumber
8 6 (6.12%) TestComplete
9 5 (5.10%) SoapUI
10 4 (4.08%) FitNesse
11 3 (3.06%) Bugzilla
11 3 (3.06%) NUnit
11 3 (3.06%) TeamCity
11 3 (3.06%) TestPartner
12 2 (2.04%) Burp Suite
13 1 (1.02%) Calabash
13 1 (1.02%) Capybara
13 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
13 1 (1.02%) Zephyr
General
1 23 (23.47%) Finance
2 2 (2.04%) Advertising
2 2 (2.04%) Back Office
2 2 (2.04%) Marketing
3 1 (1.02%) Billing
3 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.02%) Retail
3 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (56.12%) Analyst
2 53 (54.08%) Test Analyst
3 40 (40.82%) Tester
4 32 (32.65%) Software Tester
5 17 (17.35%) Software Analyst
6 15 (15.31%) QA Analyst
6 15 (15.31%) Software Test Analyst
7 14 (14.29%) QA Tester
8 13 (13.27%) QA Test Analyst
8 13 (13.27%) Software QA Tester
9 12 (12.24%) Manual Test Analyst
10 10 (10.20%) Automation Tester
11 7 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
12 6 (6.12%) Test Engineer
13 5 (5.10%) Automation Test Analyst
14 4 (4.08%) QA Automation Tester
14 4 (4.08%) QA Leader
14 4 (4.08%) Senior Tester
14 4 (4.08%) Test Leader
15 3 (3.06%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.24%) .NET
2 10 (10.20%) Gherkin
3 7 (7.14%) Web Services
4 5 (5.10%) HTML
5 4 (4.08%) XML
6 3 (3.06%) CSS
6 3 (3.06%) SOAP
7 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.04%) Java EE
7 2 (2.04%) JSP
7 2 (2.04%) WCF
8 1 (1.02%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.02%) CSS3
8 1 (1.02%) HTML5
8 1 (1.02%) jQuery
8 1 (1.02%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.20%) iPad
2 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.06%) Fintech
2 3 (3.06%) User Experience
3 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.02%) FMCG
3 1 (1.02%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.45%) Windows
2 1 (1.02%) Android
2 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.02%) Linux
2 1 (1.02%) Unix
2 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.02%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (62.24%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 28 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 28 (28.57%) Scrum
4 25 (25.51%) Software Testing
5 21 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 19 (19.39%) SDLC
7 17 (17.35%) Automation Testing
8 14 (14.29%) Functional Testing
9 11 (11.22%) Defect Management
9 11 (11.22%) Test Automation
9 11 (11.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (10.20%) Performance Testing
11 8 (8.16%) Release Management
11 8 (8.16%) TDD
11 8 (8.16%) Test Management
11 8 (8.16%) Web Testing
12 7 (7.14%) BDD
12 7 (7.14%) Cross-Browser Testing
12 7 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 30 (30.61%) SQL
2 19 (19.39%) C#
3 7 (7.14%) Java
4 6 (6.12%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.08%) VBScript
6 2 (2.04%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (32.65%) ISEB
2 18 (18.37%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.14%) Degree
4 3 (3.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (10.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (13.27%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.12%) Oracle
3 3 (3.06%) HP
4 2 (2.04%) hybris
5 1 (1.02%) Alterian
5 1 (1.02%) Google
5 1 (1.02%) Sitecore
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