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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 203 202 221
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +19
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 56 31 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 0.45% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.58% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 51 28 28
Average salary £30,000 £29,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.69% +3.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,050 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £33,000 £31,850
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.58%
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
6021 5312 5706
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.90% 77.59% 77.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4785 4491 4957
Average salary £40,000 £38,143 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.86% +1.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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
Cheshire +12 31 £30,000 -3.22% 3
Manchester -2 21 £40,000 +50.94% 8
Lancashire -2 3 £37,500 +41.50%
Merseyside +2 1 £30,500 +1.66%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 46 (51.11%) QA
2 42 (46.67%) Software Testing
3 41 (45.56%) ISEB
4 38 (42.22%) Automated Testing
4 38 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (38.89%) Selenium
6 32 (35.56%) QuickTest Pro
7 27 (30.00%) SQL
8 24 (26.67%) ISTQB
9 23 (25.56%) Automation Testing
10 20 (22.22%) Regression Testing
10 20 (22.22%) .NET
11 19 (21.11%) Windows
12 16 (17.78%) Performance Testing
13 15 (16.67%) Finance
14 13 (14.44%) V-Model
14 13 (14.44%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (13.33%) QMS
15 12 (13.33%) JIRA
15 12 (13.33%) Java
16 11 (12.22%) System Testing
16 11 (12.22%) Release Management
16 11 (12.22%) WebDriver
17 10 (11.11%) .NET Framework
18 9 (10.00%) jMock
18 9 (10.00%) QALoad
18 9 (10.00%) SilkPerformer
18 9 (10.00%) TestPartner
18 9 (10.00%) Test Automation
18 9 (10.00%) EasyMock

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 (3.33%) RoboHelp
2 2 (2.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) SaaS
1 1 (1.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (38.89%) Selenium
2 32 (35.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (14.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (13.33%) JIRA
5 11 (12.22%) WebDriver
6 9 (10.00%) jMock
6 9 (10.00%) QALoad
6 9 (10.00%) SilkPerformer
6 9 (10.00%) TestPartner
6 9 (10.00%) EasyMock
6 9 (10.00%) JUnit
6 9 (10.00%) LoadRunner
7 7 (7.78%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.33%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.33%) eggPlant
8 3 (3.33%) Facilita Forecast
9 2 (2.22%) JMeter
9 2 (2.22%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.11%) MSTest
General
1 15 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (2.22%) Games
2 2 (2.22%) Legal
2 2 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (48.89%) Analyst
2 37 (41.11%) Test Analyst
3 27 (30.00%) Tester
4 18 (20.00%) Software Tester
5 9 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 9 (10.00%) Head of Testing
6 8 (8.89%) QA Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) QA Tester
8 5 (5.56%) Technical Tester
8 5 (5.56%) Trainer
8 5 (5.56%) Test Manager
9 4 (4.44%) Agile Test Analyst
10 3 (3.33%) Test Leader
10 3 (3.33%) Performance Tester
10 3 (3.33%) Test Engineer
11 2 (2.22%) Manual Tester
11 2 (2.22%) QA Engineer
11 2 (2.22%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.22%) .NET
2 10 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.44%) XML
4 2 (2.22%) HTML
5 1 (1.11%) RESTful
5 1 (1.11%) Symfony
5 1 (1.11%) JSON
5 1 (1.11%) XSLT
5 1 (1.11%) COM+
5 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.11%) Open Source
2 1 (1.11%) Animation
2 1 (1.11%) NHS
2 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.11%) Windows
2 5 (5.56%) UNIX
3 4 (4.44%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (46.67%) Software Testing
2 38 (42.22%) Automated Testing
2 38 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (25.56%) Automation Testing
4 20 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 16 (17.78%) Performance Testing
6 13 (14.44%) V-Model
7 12 (13.33%) QMS
8 11 (12.22%) System Testing
8 11 (12.22%) Release Management
9 9 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 9 (10.00%) Integration Testing
9 9 (10.00%) Stress Testing
10 8 (8.89%) Test Scripting
11 7 (7.78%) E-Commerce
12 6 (6.67%) BDD
12 6 (6.67%) TDD
12 6 (6.67%) Test Strategy
13 4 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
14 3 (3.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.00%) SQL
2 12 (13.33%) Java
3 9 (10.00%) C#
4 4 (4.44%) C++
4 4 (4.44%) Python
5 3 (3.33%) Perl
6 2 (2.22%) PHP
7 1 (1.11%) Ruby
7 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.11%) VBScript
7 1 (1.11%) VB
7 1 (1.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (45.56%) ISEB
2 24 (26.67%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (51.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (7.78%) HP
2 5 (5.56%) Oracle
3 4 (4.44%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.11%) Zend
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