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

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 200 179 174
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -5
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 63 66 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.01% 1.09% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.24% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 55 49 78
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
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
5529 5305 6438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.27% 87.67% 86.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4647 4341 5517
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -17 39 £37,500 - 12
Cheshire +2 11 £30,500 -8.95%
Lancashire - 8 £36,250 - 1
Merseyside -14 5 £29,500 -30.58% 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 70 (61.95%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (59.29%) QA
3 63 (55.75%) Test Scripting
4 46 (40.71%) Selenium
5 39 (34.51%) ISEB
6 35 (30.97%) Automated Testing
7 34 (30.09%) Windows
8 32 (28.32%) Software Testing
9 30 (26.55%) SQL
9 30 (26.55%) SDLC
10 29 (25.66%) Team Foundation Server
11 28 (24.78%) Finance
11 28 (24.78%) Automation Testing
12 27 (23.89%) Scrum
13 26 (23.01%) Regression Testing
14 23 (20.35%) JIRA
15 22 (19.47%) Test Automation
15 22 (19.47%) User Acceptance Testing
16 21 (18.58%) C#
16 21 (18.58%) HP UFT
16 21 (18.58%) Defect Management
17 20 (17.70%) Gherkin
17 20 (17.70%) Microsoft
18 19 (16.81%) WebDriver
19 17 (15.04%) Functional Testing
19 17 (15.04%) SpecFlow
20 16 (14.16%) iPad
20 16 (14.16%) Cucumber
21 15 (13.27%) HP Quality Center
22 13 (11.50%) Performance Testing

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 (5.31%) CMS
2 1 (0.88%) Confluence
2 1 (0.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.65%) MySQL
2 2 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 46 (40.71%) Selenium
2 29 (25.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (20.35%) JIRA
4 21 (18.58%) HP UFT
5 19 (16.81%) WebDriver
6 17 (15.04%) SpecFlow
7 16 (14.16%) Cucumber
8 12 (10.62%) MSTest
9 9 (7.96%) FitNesse
10 7 (6.19%) SoapUI
11 4 (3.54%) Calabash
11 4 (3.54%) Capybara
11 4 (3.54%) Fiddler
11 4 (3.54%) NUnit
11 4 (3.54%) TeamCity
11 4 (3.54%) TestComplete
12 2 (1.77%) Bugzilla
12 2 (1.77%) Git (software)
13 1 (0.88%) TestDirector
13 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (24.78%) Finance
2 5 (4.42%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.65%) Marketing
3 3 (2.65%) Retail
4 2 (1.77%) Electronics
4 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 67 (59.29%) Analyst
2 66 (58.41%) Test Analyst
3 41 (36.28%) Tester
4 36 (31.86%) Software Tester
5 24 (21.24%) QA Analyst
6 23 (20.35%) QA Test Analyst
7 22 (19.47%) QA Tester
8 21 (18.58%) Software QA Tester
9 16 (14.16%) Software Analyst
10 15 (13.27%) Automation Tester
10 15 (13.27%) Software Test Analyst
11 14 (12.39%) Manual Test Analyst
12 11 (9.73%) QA Leader
13 9 (7.96%) QA Automation Tester
14 7 (6.19%) Test Manager
15 6 (5.31%) Team Leader
15 6 (5.31%) Test Leader
16 5 (4.42%) Automation Test Analyst
16 5 (4.42%) QA Manager
16 5 (4.42%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.70%) Gherkin
2 11 (9.73%) .NET
2 11 (9.73%) Web Services
3 4 (3.54%) CSS
4 3 (2.65%) jQuery
4 3 (2.65%) SOAP
5 2 (1.77%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.77%) HTML
5 2 (1.77%) XML
6 1 (0.88%) CSS3
6 1 (0.88%) Ember.js
6 1 (0.88%) HTML5
6 1 (0.88%) Laravel
6 1 (0.88%) REST
6 1 (0.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.16%) iPad
2 5 (4.42%) User Experience
3 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.65%) Fintech
5 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.77%) Replication
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 34 (30.09%) Windows
2 2 (1.77%) Android
2 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (61.95%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (55.75%) Test Scripting
3 35 (30.97%) Automated Testing
4 32 (28.32%) Software Testing
5 30 (26.55%) SDLC
6 28 (24.78%) Automation Testing
7 27 (23.89%) Scrum
8 26 (23.01%) Regression Testing
9 22 (19.47%) Test Automation
9 22 (19.47%) User Acceptance Testing
10 21 (18.58%) Defect Management
11 17 (15.04%) Functional Testing
12 13 (11.50%) Performance Testing
13 11 (9.73%) Process Improvement
13 11 (9.73%) Release Management
13 11 (9.73%) Test Management
14 10 (8.85%) Exploratory Testing
14 10 (8.85%) Test Strategy
15 9 (7.96%) RAD
16 7 (6.19%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.55%) SQL
2 21 (18.58%) C#
3 5 (4.42%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.54%) VBScript
5 3 (2.65%) Java
5 3 (2.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (34.51%) ISEB
2 12 (10.62%) ISTQB
3 11 (9.73%) Degree
4 3 (2.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (59.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 15 (13.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (17.70%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.31%) Oracle
3 4 (3.54%) HP
4 2 (1.77%) SAP
5 1 (0.88%) Google
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