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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 173 196 206
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +10
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 69 42 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.01% 0.63% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.76% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 61 35 51
Average salary £30,500 £28,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.01% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £46,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
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
5695 5535 5974
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.16% 82.88% 80.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4733 4573 4965
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 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 4 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 4 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 +36 52 £35,000 +22.80% 9
Cheshire -11 10 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Lancashire +3 4 £30,000 +13.20%
Merseyside - 3 £21,500 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 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 90 (54.88%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (49.39%) Automated Testing
3 78 (47.56%) ISEB
4 77 (46.95%) QA
5 60 (36.59%) Software Testing
6 55 (33.54%) SQL
7 51 (31.10%) Finance
8 42 (25.61%) Selenium
8 42 (25.61%) Automation Testing
9 40 (24.39%) Test Scripting
10 31 (18.90%) ISTQB
11 30 (18.29%) QuickTest Pro
11 30 (18.29%) .NET
11 30 (18.29%) Windows
12 25 (15.24%) Performance Testing
13 23 (14.02%) Test Automation
14 22 (13.41%) User Acceptance Testing
14 22 (13.41%) System Testing
15 21 (12.80%) TDD
15 21 (12.80%) Coaching
16 20 (12.20%) Regression Testing
17 19 (11.59%) Java
17 19 (11.59%) Team Foundation Server
18 18 (10.98%) BDD
18 18 (10.98%) Functional Testing
18 18 (10.98%) Scrum
18 18 (10.98%) Degree
19 17 (10.37%) Mentoring
20 16 (9.76%) DSDM
21 15 (9.15%) Cucumber

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

For the 6 months to 4 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Mingle
2 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.61%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.83%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.44%) HTTP
2 1 (0.61%) Internet
2 1 (0.61%) Extranet
2 1 (0.61%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.83%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 42 (25.61%) Selenium
2 30 (18.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 19 (11.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (9.15%) Cucumber
5 13 (7.93%) SoapUI
6 10 (6.10%) JIRA
7 9 (5.49%) SpecFlow
7 9 (5.49%) WebDriver
8 8 (4.88%) FitNesse
9 7 (4.27%) MSTest
10 6 (3.66%) TeamCity
10 6 (3.66%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.83%) CruiseControl
11 3 (1.83%) Subversion
11 3 (1.83%) WATIR
11 3 (1.83%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.83%) Hudson
12 2 (1.22%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.61%) NUnit
13 1 (0.61%) SilkPerformer
General
1 51 (31.10%) Finance
2 4 (2.44%) Retail
3 2 (1.22%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.22%) Advertising
4 1 (0.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (56.10%) Analyst
2 89 (54.27%) Test Analyst
3 67 (40.85%) Tester
4 35 (21.34%) Software Tester
5 21 (12.80%) QA Tester
6 18 (10.98%) Senior Tester
7 17 (10.37%) Test Leader
8 15 (9.15%) QA Analyst
9 14 (8.54%) Test Engineer
10 11 (6.71%) Software Test Analyst
10 11 (6.71%) Lead Tester
11 10 (6.10%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (6.10%) Senior Test Analyst
11 10 (6.10%) QA Test Analyst
11 10 (6.10%) Manual Test Analyst
12 6 (3.66%) Senior Software Tester
12 6 (3.66%) Agile Test Analyst
12 6 (3.66%) Automation Tester
13 5 (3.05%) Technical Test Analyst
13 5 (3.05%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.29%) .NET
2 11 (6.71%) XML
3 10 (6.10%) Web Services
4 7 (4.27%) SOAP
5 3 (1.83%) JSON
5 3 (1.83%) XSLT
5 3 (1.83%) HTML
5 3 (1.83%) REST
6 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.83%) Animation
3 3 (1.83%) Open Source
4 2 (1.22%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.61%) iPhone
5 1 (0.61%) iSeries
5 1 (0.61%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.61%) Raspberry Pi
5 1 (0.61%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.29%) Windows
2 10 (6.10%) Linux
3 8 (4.88%) Apple iOS
3 8 (4.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (54.88%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (49.39%) Automated Testing
3 60 (36.59%) Software Testing
4 42 (25.61%) Automation Testing
5 40 (24.39%) Test Scripting
6 25 (15.24%) Performance Testing
7 23 (14.02%) Test Automation
8 22 (13.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (13.41%) System Testing
9 21 (12.80%) TDD
9 21 (12.80%) Coaching
10 20 (12.20%) Regression Testing
11 18 (10.98%) BDD
11 18 (10.98%) Functional Testing
11 18 (10.98%) Scrum
12 17 (10.37%) Mentoring
13 16 (9.76%) DSDM
14 12 (7.32%) Waterfall
14 12 (7.32%) Integration Testing
15 9 (5.49%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (33.54%) SQL
2 19 (11.59%) Java
3 14 (8.54%) C#
4 9 (5.49%) C++
5 7 (4.27%) Python
6 6 (3.66%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.66%) Ruby
7 4 (2.44%) Perl
8 3 (1.83%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.22%) VBScript
9 2 (1.22%) C
10 1 (0.61%) VB
10 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 78 (47.56%) ISEB
2 31 (18.90%) ISTQB
3 18 (10.98%) Degree
4 5 (3.05%) VCP4
5 3 (1.83%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (46.95%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (4.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (5.49%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.66%) Oracle
3 5 (3.05%) SAP
4 1 (0.61%) Aquila
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