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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 203 210 202
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 50 39 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 0.55% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.65% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 47 35 33
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,500 £25,650
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.06%
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
5612 5961 5807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.07% 83.34% 80.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4559 4753 4939
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +30 39 £37,500 +25.00% 12
Cheshire -9 9 £32,500 +8.33% 6
Merseyside +16 1 £30,000 -1.63% 1
Lancashire -9 1 £20,000 -46.66%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 79 (58.96%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 64 (47.76%) ISEB
4 59 (44.03%) QA
5 48 (35.82%) SQL
6 46 (34.33%) Automation Testing
7 42 (31.34%) Software Testing
8 40 (29.85%) Selenium
9 35 (26.12%) Finance
10 33 (24.63%) Test Scripting
11 30 (22.39%) .NET
12 24 (17.91%) SDLC
13 21 (15.67%) ISTQB
14 20 (14.93%) Test Automation
14 20 (14.93%) Microsoft
15 19 (14.18%) Web Services
15 19 (14.18%) Scrum
15 19 (14.18%) System Testing
16 18 (13.43%) Integration Testing
16 18 (13.43%) TDD
16 18 (13.43%) SoapUI
17 17 (12.69%) Mentoring
18 16 (11.94%) Mobile App
18 16 (11.94%) JIRA
18 16 (11.94%) Windows
18 16 (11.94%) DSDM
19 15 (11.19%) SQL Server
19 15 (11.19%) Android
19 15 (11.19%) BDD
19 15 (11.19%) Apple iOS

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (0.75%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.75%) CMS
1 1 (0.75%) Umbraco
1 1 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (8.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.21%) VPN
2 10 (7.46%) Network Security
3 1 (0.75%) HTTP
3 1 (0.75%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.75%) SSL
3 1 (0.75%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.96%) MySQL
3 6 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.24%) Big Data
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 40 (29.85%) Selenium
2 18 (13.43%) SoapUI
3 16 (11.94%) JIRA
4 12 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (8.96%) SpecFlow
5 9 (6.72%) HP UFT
6 8 (5.97%) MSTest
7 7 (5.22%) Cucumber
7 7 (5.22%) Jenkins
7 7 (5.22%) WebDriver
7 7 (5.22%) TeamCity
8 5 (3.73%) FitNesse
8 5 (3.73%) Hudson
9 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.49%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.75%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.75%) WinRunner
11 1 (0.75%) TestDirector
11 1 (0.75%) LoadRunner
General
1 35 (26.12%) Finance
2 3 (2.24%) Marketing
3 2 (1.49%) Electronics
3 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.75%) Games
4 1 (0.75%) Retail
4 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 59 (44.03%) Analyst
2 58 (43.28%) Test Analyst
3 45 (33.58%) Tester
4 26 (19.40%) Test Engineer
5 23 (17.16%) Software Tester
6 18 (13.43%) Test Leader
7 13 (9.70%) Test Manager
8 10 (7.46%) Lead Tester
9 8 (5.97%) Senior Tester
10 7 (5.22%) QA Tester
10 7 (5.22%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (5.22%) QA Engineer
10 7 (5.22%) Technical Test Analyst
10 7 (5.22%) QA Analyst
11 6 (4.48%) Software Test Engineer
11 6 (4.48%) Software Engineer
12 5 (3.73%) QA Test Analyst
12 5 (3.73%) Automation Engineer
12 5 (3.73%) Test Automation Engineer
13 3 (2.24%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (22.39%) .NET
2 19 (14.18%) Web Services
3 8 (5.97%) LAMP
4 5 (3.73%) SOAP
5 3 (2.24%) XML
6 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.75%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.94%) Mobile App
2 10 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.49%) DTV
4 1 (0.75%) Replication
4 1 (0.75%) Biotechnology
4 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.75%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.94%) Windows
2 15 (11.19%) Android
2 15 (11.19%) Apple iOS
3 12 (8.96%) Linux
4 1 (0.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (58.96%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 46 (34.33%) Automation Testing
4 42 (31.34%) Software Testing
5 33 (24.63%) Test Scripting
6 24 (17.91%) SDLC
7 20 (14.93%) Test Automation
8 19 (14.18%) System Testing
8 19 (14.18%) Scrum
9 18 (13.43%) TDD
9 18 (13.43%) Integration Testing
10 17 (12.69%) Mentoring
11 16 (11.94%) DSDM
12 15 (11.19%) BDD
13 14 (10.45%) Functional Testing
13 14 (10.45%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (9.70%) Regression Testing
15 12 (8.96%) Compatibility Testing
16 11 (8.21%) User Stories
16 11 (8.21%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 48 (35.82%) SQL
2 11 (8.21%) C++
3 10 (7.46%) PHP
4 8 (5.97%) C#
5 4 (2.99%) Java
6 2 (1.49%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.49%) Ruby
7 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 64 (47.76%) ISEB
2 21 (15.67%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.97%) Degree
4 4 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (44.03%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (7.46%) Puppet
2 8 (5.97%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (5.22%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 20 (14.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.48%) SAP
3 5 (3.73%) Oracle
4 1 (0.75%) Alterian
4 1 (0.75%) Sitecore
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