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 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 196 210 209
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 51 52 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 0.78% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.87% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 45 49 51
Median salary £30,500 £33,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.57% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £46,000 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
5370 5946 6378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 87.92% 88.65% 85.86%
Number of salaries quoted 4483 4927 5049
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +5 37 £30,500 -18.66% 7
Cheshire +29 11 £30,500 -7.57% 1
Lancashire +11 1 £35,000 +75.00%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 58 (63.74%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (49.45%) Test Scripting
3 34 (37.36%) Selenium
4 32 (35.16%) QA
5 30 (32.97%) ISEB
6 28 (30.77%) SQL
6 28 (30.77%) Scrum
7 27 (29.67%) Automated Testing
8 23 (25.27%) Finance
9 20 (21.98%) ISTQB
9 20 (21.98%) SDLC
10 18 (19.78%) Software Testing
11 16 (17.58%) Regression Testing
11 16 (17.58%) Windows
12 15 (16.48%) C#
12 15 (16.48%) JIRA
12 15 (16.48%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (14.29%) Functional Testing
13 13 (14.29%) Automation Testing
14 12 (13.19%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (13.19%) Test Automation
15 11 (12.09%) HP UFT
16 10 (10.99%) TDD
17 9 (9.89%) WebDriver
17 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
18 8 (8.79%) .NET
18 8 (8.79%) Cucumber
18 8 (8.79%) BDD
18 8 (8.79%) iPad
18 8 (8.79%) Defect Management

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 (6.59%) CMS
2 2 (2.20%) Apache
2 2 (2.20%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.10%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.10%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.10%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (37.36%) Selenium
2 15 (16.48%) JIRA
2 15 (16.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (12.09%) HP UFT
4 9 (9.89%) WebDriver
5 8 (8.79%) Cucumber
6 6 (6.59%) SpecFlow
7 5 (5.49%) MSTest
8 4 (4.40%) Bugzilla
8 4 (4.40%) FitNesse
8 4 (4.40%) SoapUI
8 4 (4.40%) TestComplete
9 3 (3.30%) TestPartner
10 2 (2.20%) Appium
10 2 (2.20%) Burp Suite
10 2 (2.20%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
11 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.10%) NUnit
11 1 (1.10%) Zephyr
General
1 23 (25.27%) Finance
2 3 (3.30%) Billing
2 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.20%) Advertising
3 2 (2.20%) Back Office
3 2 (2.20%) Marketing
3 2 (2.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (56.04%) Analyst
2 49 (53.85%) Test Analyst
3 35 (38.46%) Tester
4 28 (30.77%) Software Tester
5 14 (15.38%) Software Analyst
6 12 (13.19%) Software Test Analyst
7 10 (10.99%) Automation Tester
7 10 (10.99%) Manual Test Analyst
7 10 (10.99%) QA Analyst
8 9 (9.89%) QA Tester
8 9 (9.89%) Software QA Tester
9 8 (8.79%) QA Test Analyst
10 7 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
11 6 (6.59%) Test Engineer
11 6 (6.59%) Test Leader
12 5 (5.49%) Automation Test Analyst
13 4 (4.40%) Senior Tester
14 3 (3.30%) Manual Tester
14 3 (3.30%) QA Automation Tester
15 2 (2.20%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.79%) .NET
2 7 (7.69%) Web Services
3 6 (6.59%) Gherkin
4 4 (4.40%) HTML
5 3 (3.30%) SOAP
5 3 (3.30%) XML
6 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.20%) CSS
6 2 (2.20%) Java EE
6 2 (2.20%) JSP
6 2 (2.20%) WCF
7 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.10%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) iPad
2 5 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.30%) Fintech
3 3 (3.30%) User Experience
4 1 (1.10%) FMCG
4 1 (1.10%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.58%) Windows
2 3 (3.30%) Unix
3 1 (1.10%) Android
3 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.10%) Linux
3 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.10%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (63.74%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (49.45%) Test Scripting
3 28 (30.77%) Scrum
4 27 (29.67%) Automated Testing
5 20 (21.98%) SDLC
6 18 (19.78%) Software Testing
7 16 (17.58%) Regression Testing
8 13 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 13 (14.29%) Functional Testing
9 12 (13.19%) Test Automation
9 12 (13.19%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (10.99%) TDD
11 8 (8.79%) BDD
11 8 (8.79%) Defect Management
12 7 (7.69%) Cross-Browser Testing
12 7 (7.69%) Performance Testing
12 7 (7.69%) Test Management
12 7 (7.69%) Test Strategy
12 7 (7.69%) Web Testing
13 5 (5.49%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.77%) SQL
2 15 (16.48%) C#
3 6 (6.59%) Java
4 5 (5.49%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.20%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.20%) VBScript
6 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (32.97%) ISEB
2 20 (21.98%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.69%) Degree
4 4 (4.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (35.16%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.59%) Oracle
3 2 (2.20%) HP
3 2 (2.20%) hybris
4 1 (1.10%) Alterian
4 1 (1.10%) Sitecore
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