The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 214 211 223
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 33 35 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.48% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.62% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 30 30 19
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,975 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £55,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £32,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -8.57%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5790 5641 5734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.15% 77.83% 76.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4604 4790 5043
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Manual Testing
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +1 19 £30,000 -3.22% 1
Manchester +8 11 £24,750 -25.00% 2
Lancashire -2 2 £37,500 +41.50% 1
Merseyside -12 1 £30,500 +1.66%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 44 (52.38%) QA
2 38 (45.24%) Automated Testing
3 36 (42.86%) ISEB
4 33 (39.29%) Selenium
5 30 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
7 27 (32.14%) Software Testing
8 21 (25.00%) ISTQB
9 19 (22.62%) Automation Testing
9 19 (22.62%) SQL
10 15 (17.86%) .NET
10 15 (17.86%) Windows
11 13 (15.48%) C#
11 13 (15.48%) Test Automation
12 10 (11.90%) Test Scripting
12 10 (11.90%) Finance
13 9 (10.71%) WebDriver
13 9 (10.71%) Cucumber
14 8 (9.52%) EasyMock
14 8 (9.52%) QMS
14 8 (9.52%) jMock
14 8 (9.52%) TestPartner
14 8 (9.52%) QALoad
14 8 (9.52%) SilkPerformer
14 8 (9.52%) Java
14 8 (9.52%) JUnit
14 8 (9.52%) LoadRunner
15 7 (8.33%) E-Commerce
15 7 (8.33%) HP
15 7 (8.33%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.57%) RoboHelp
2 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (39.29%) Selenium
2 28 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (10.71%) WebDriver
3 9 (10.71%) Cucumber
4 8 (9.52%) EasyMock
4 8 (9.52%) LoadRunner
4 8 (9.52%) TestPartner
4 8 (9.52%) SilkPerformer
4 8 (9.52%) jMock
4 8 (9.52%) JUnit
4 8 (9.52%) QALoad
5 6 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (5.95%) JIRA
7 2 (2.38%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.38%) eggPlant
7 2 (2.38%) Facilita Forecast
8 1 (1.19%) JMeter
8 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (11.90%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Retail
3 2 (2.38%) Legal
3 2 (2.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 40 (47.62%) Analyst
2 33 (39.29%) Test Analyst
3 27 (32.14%) Tester
4 16 (19.05%) Software Tester
5 8 (9.52%) QA Tester
5 8 (9.52%) QA Analyst
5 8 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
5 8 (9.52%) Head of Testing
6 6 (7.14%) QA Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Technical Tester
7 5 (5.95%) Trainer
8 4 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Web Test Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Test Leader
9 3 (3.57%) Web Analyst
10 2 (2.38%) Automation Tester
10 2 (2.38%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.38%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.86%) .NET
2 4 (4.76%) XML
2 4 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.19%) HTML
3 1 (1.19%) CGI
3 1 (1.19%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.57%) NHS
1 3 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.38%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (2.38%) Animation
3 1 (1.19%) RenderMan
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.86%) Windows
2 5 (5.95%) UNIX
3 3 (3.57%) Android
3 3 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (45.24%) Automated Testing
2 30 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (32.14%) Software Testing
4 19 (22.62%) Automation Testing
5 13 (15.48%) Test Automation
6 10 (11.90%) Test Scripting
7 8 (9.52%) QMS
8 7 (8.33%) V-Model
8 7 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (8.33%) E-Commerce
8 7 (8.33%) Regression Testing
9 6 (7.14%) Performance Testing
10 5 (5.95%) System Testing
10 5 (5.95%) BDD
11 4 (4.76%) Web Testing
11 4 (4.76%) Release Management
11 4 (4.76%) Workflow
11 4 (4.76%) TDD
12 3 (3.57%) Business Analysis
12 3 (3.57%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.62%) SQL
2 13 (15.48%) C#
3 8 (9.52%) Java
4 6 (7.14%) C++
5 4 (4.76%) Python
6 3 (3.57%) VB
7 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (42.86%) ISEB
2 21 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.95%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (52.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.38%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 7 (8.33%) HP
2 6 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle
4 1 (1.19%) Twitter
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AMsource Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport
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Salary: £33000 - £37000 per annum + Pension, Life Insurance, Parking
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Posted: 4 days ago
Northwich
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago