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 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / North West
Rank 190 175 189
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +14
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 54 64 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.91% 1.13% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.28% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 46 61 59
Median salary £30,500 £33,500 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.95% +9.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
5360 5005 6095
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 90.33% 88.18% 87.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4449 4180 5061
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £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 26 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 -21 39 £30,500 -15.27% 6
Cheshire +12 8 £34,000 +13.33% 6
Merseyside -8 4 £28,750 -17.85%
Lancashire - 3 £35,000 - 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 60 (55.05%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (53.21%) Test Scripting
3 57 (52.29%) QA
4 42 (38.53%) Automated Testing
5 38 (34.86%) Selenium
6 29 (26.61%) ISEB
7 27 (24.77%) Windows
7 27 (24.77%) iPad
8 25 (22.94%) JIRA
8 25 (22.94%) SDLC
9 24 (22.02%) Software Testing
10 23 (21.10%) SQL
10 23 (21.10%) Automation Testing
11 21 (19.27%) Defect Management
11 21 (19.27%) Test Automation
11 21 (19.27%) Scrum
11 21 (19.27%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (18.35%) ISTQB
12 20 (18.35%) Regression Testing
13 19 (17.43%) Finance
13 19 (17.43%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (17.43%) Cucumber
14 18 (16.51%) Gherkin
15 16 (14.68%) Functional Testing
15 16 (14.68%) Microsoft
16 15 (13.76%) HP UFT
16 15 (13.76%) Defect Tracking
17 14 (12.84%) WebDriver
17 14 (12.84%) C#
18 12 (11.01%) SpecFlow

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 3 (2.75%) CMS
2 2 (1.83%) WordPress
3 1 (0.92%) Apache
3 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.92%) Confluence
3 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.34%) MySQL
2 5 (4.59%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (34.86%) Selenium
2 25 (22.94%) JIRA
3 19 (17.43%) Cucumber
3 19 (17.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (13.76%) HP UFT
5 14 (12.84%) WebDriver
6 12 (11.01%) SpecFlow
7 9 (8.26%) FitNesse
8 7 (6.42%) MSTest
9 6 (5.50%) SoapUI
10 4 (3.67%) Calabash
10 4 (3.67%) Capybara
10 4 (3.67%) Fiddler
11 3 (2.75%) Git (software)
11 3 (2.75%) NUnit
11 3 (2.75%) Vagrant
12 2 (1.83%) Bugzilla
12 2 (1.83%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.83%) TestComplete
13 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (17.43%) Finance
2 5 (4.59%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.67%) Retail
4 2 (1.83%) Electronics
4 2 (1.83%) Marketing
4 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 67 (61.47%) Analyst
2 66 (60.55%) Test Analyst
3 30 (27.52%) Tester
4 27 (24.77%) QA Analyst
5 26 (23.85%) QA Test Analyst
5 26 (23.85%) Software Tester
6 16 (14.68%) QA Tester
7 15 (13.76%) Software QA Tester
8 13 (11.93%) QA Engineer
8 13 (11.93%) Test Engineer
9 12 (11.01%) Automation Tester
10 11 (10.09%) QA Test Engineer
11 9 (8.26%) QA Automation Tester
11 9 (8.26%) QA Leader
12 7 (6.42%) Software Analyst
12 7 (6.42%) Software Test Analyst
12 7 (6.42%) Test Manager
13 6 (5.50%) Manual Test Analyst
14 5 (4.59%) Selenium Test Analyst
14 5 (4.59%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.51%) Gherkin
2 11 (10.09%) Web Services
3 7 (6.42%) .NET
4 5 (4.59%) CSS
5 3 (2.75%) Ember.js
5 3 (2.75%) HTML
5 3 (2.75%) jQuery
5 3 (2.75%) REST
6 2 (1.83%) Laravel
6 2 (1.83%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (1.83%) SOAP
7 1 (0.92%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.92%) CSS3
7 1 (0.92%) HTML5
7 1 (0.92%) Resque
7 1 (0.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (24.77%) iPad
2 9 (8.26%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.59%) User Experience
4 3 (2.75%) VLE
5 2 (1.83%) Replication
6 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (24.77%) Windows
2 3 (2.75%) Android
2 3 (2.75%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.83%) Unix
4 1 (0.92%) Linux
4 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (55.05%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (53.21%) Test Scripting
3 42 (38.53%) Automated Testing
4 25 (22.94%) SDLC
5 24 (22.02%) Software Testing
6 23 (21.10%) Automation Testing
7 21 (19.27%) Defect Management
7 21 (19.27%) Scrum
7 21 (19.27%) Test Automation
7 21 (19.27%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (18.35%) Regression Testing
9 16 (14.68%) Functional Testing
10 15 (13.76%) Defect Tracking
11 12 (11.01%) Exploratory Testing
12 11 (10.09%) Performance Testing
13 10 (9.17%) Software Engineering
13 10 (9.17%) User Stories
14 9 (8.26%) Process Improvement
14 9 (8.26%) RAD
15 7 (6.42%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.10%) SQL
2 14 (12.84%) C#
3 5 (4.59%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.59%) PHP
4 3 (2.75%) Java
5 2 (1.83%) Ruby
5 2 (1.83%) VBScript
6 1 (0.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (26.61%) ISEB
2 20 (18.35%) ISTQB
3 11 (10.09%) Degree
3 11 (10.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (52.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.75%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (8.26%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.92%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (14.68%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.67%) Oracle
3 3 (2.75%) HP
4 2 (1.83%) SAP
5 1 (0.92%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.92%) Google
5 1 (0.92%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.92%) Sitecore
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Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford
Bupa
Posted: 9 days ago
Chorley
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago