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

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 196 187 207
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +20
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 38 65 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 1.01% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.14% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 33 60 35
Median salary £27,500 £33,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £28,950 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,200 £36,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
4834 5693 6028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.82% 88.48% 85.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4077 4613 4798
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -7 29 £27,500 -26.66% 7
Cheshire +37 7 £27,500 -16.66% 2
Lancashire +8 1 - -
Merseyside -1 1 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 53 (61.63%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (50.00%) Selenium
3 39 (45.35%) Automated Testing
4 30 (34.88%) ISEB
5 29 (33.72%) Test Scripting
6 28 (32.56%) Scrum
7 25 (29.07%) JIRA
8 24 (27.91%) ISTQB
9 23 (26.74%) SQL
10 18 (20.93%) Test Automation
10 18 (20.93%) Cucumber
11 17 (19.77%) SDLC
11 17 (19.77%) QA
11 17 (19.77%) Finance
11 17 (19.77%) Web Services
12 16 (18.60%) HP UFT
12 16 (18.60%) Automation Testing
13 15 (17.44%) Degree
14 14 (16.28%) Windows
15 13 (15.12%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (15.12%) BDD
16 12 (13.95%) Defect Management
16 12 (13.95%) .NET
17 11 (12.79%) RAD
17 11 (12.79%) FitNesse
17 11 (12.79%) Software Testing
17 11 (12.79%) TDD
18 10 (11.63%) C#
19 9 (10.47%) Functional Testing
20 7 (8.14%) System 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 2 (2.33%) Apache
1 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.16%) CMS
2 1 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.16%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.16%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 43 (50.00%) Selenium
2 25 (29.07%) JIRA
3 18 (20.93%) Cucumber
4 16 (18.60%) HP UFT
5 11 (12.79%) FitNesse
6 6 (6.98%) SoapUI
6 6 (6.98%) WebDriver
7 5 (5.81%) Bugzilla
8 3 (3.49%) TestPartner
9 2 (2.33%) Appium
9 2 (2.33%) Burp Suite
9 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.33%) TestComplete
10 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.16%) JUnit
10 1 (1.16%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.16%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (19.77%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Billing
2 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.33%) Back Office
3 2 (2.33%) Legal
3 2 (2.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.16%) Advertising
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
4 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (54.65%) Analyst
2 45 (52.33%) Test Analyst
3 27 (31.40%) Tester
4 20 (23.26%) Software Tester
5 15 (17.44%) Automation Tester
6 8 (9.30%) Software Analyst
7 6 (6.98%) Manual Test Analyst
7 6 (6.98%) QA Analyst
7 6 (6.98%) Software Test Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Test Leader
9 4 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Financial Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Manual Tester
9 4 (4.65%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Test Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) E-Commerce Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) QA Tester
10 3 (3.49%) Senior Tester
10 3 (3.49%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.77%) Web Services
2 12 (13.95%) .NET
3 4 (4.65%) HTML
4 3 (3.49%) XML
5 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.33%) CSS
5 2 (2.33%) Java EE
5 2 (2.33%) JSP
5 2 (2.33%) SOAP
5 2 (2.33%) WCF
6 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) User Experience
2 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.49%) iPad
4 1 (1.16%) FMCG
4 1 (1.16%) LIMS
4 1 (1.16%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.28%) Windows
2 5 (5.81%) Unix
3 1 (1.16%) Linux
3 1 (1.16%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (61.63%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (45.35%) Automated Testing
3 29 (33.72%) Test Scripting
4 28 (32.56%) Scrum
5 18 (20.93%) Test Automation
6 17 (19.77%) SDLC
7 16 (18.60%) Automation Testing
8 13 (15.12%) BDD
8 13 (15.12%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (13.95%) Defect Management
10 11 (12.79%) RAD
10 11 (12.79%) Software Testing
10 11 (12.79%) TDD
11 9 (10.47%) Functional Testing
12 7 (8.14%) MVC
12 7 (8.14%) System Testing
13 6 (6.98%) Defect Tracking
13 6 (6.98%) E-Commerce
13 6 (6.98%) Waterfall
14 5 (5.81%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.74%) SQL
2 10 (11.63%) C#
3 6 (6.98%) Java
4 5 (5.81%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (34.88%) ISEB
2 24 (27.91%) ISTQB
3 15 (17.44%) Degree
4 3 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (19.77%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (6.98%) Oracle
2 4 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.33%) hybris
4 1 (1.16%) Alterian
4 1 (1.16%) HP
4 1 (1.16%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.16%) Twitter
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