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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 192 181 212
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +31
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 36 81 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.64% 1.25% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 1.43% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 28 65 37
Average salary £30,000 £33,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,550 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,800 £41,200 £55,000
UK excluding London average 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
4907 5678 6038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.70% 87.50% 85.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4136 4518 4871
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 28 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(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 -13 31 £32,500 -7.14% 10
Cheshire +11 2 £30,000 -7.69%
Merseyside +4 1 £37,000 +29.82% 2
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 70 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (57.14%) Selenium
3 59 (56.19%) Automated Testing
4 45 (42.86%) ISEB
5 44 (41.90%) JIRA
6 41 (39.05%) Scrum
6 41 (39.05%) QA
7 38 (36.19%) Test Scripting
8 35 (33.33%) Automation Testing
9 30 (28.57%) ISTQB
10 29 (27.62%) Cucumber
11 28 (26.67%) Web Services
12 26 (24.76%) Test Automation
13 25 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
13 25 (23.81%) SQL
14 24 (22.86%) HP UFT
15 23 (21.90%) .NET
15 23 (21.90%) Degree
15 23 (21.90%) Software Testing
15 23 (21.90%) BDD
16 22 (20.95%) TDD
17 20 (19.05%) SDLC
18 19 (18.10%) Defect Management
18 19 (18.10%) Windows
19 18 (17.14%) Finance
19 18 (17.14%) Functional Testing
20 17 (16.19%) FitNesse
20 17 (16.19%) RAD
21 13 (12.38%) SQL Server
22 11 (10.48%) SoapUI

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 4 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.81%) PuTTY
1 4 (3.81%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 60 (57.14%) Selenium
2 44 (41.90%) JIRA
3 29 (27.62%) Cucumber
4 24 (22.86%) HP UFT
5 17 (16.19%) FitNesse
6 11 (10.48%) SoapUI
6 11 (10.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (10.48%) WebDriver
7 10 (9.52%) Bugzilla
8 4 (3.81%) Ant
8 4 (3.81%) JMeter
8 4 (3.81%) SpecFlow
8 4 (3.81%) TortoiseSVN
8 4 (3.81%) Visual Studio
8 4 (3.81%) WATIR
9 2 (1.90%) Appium
10 1 (0.95%) Calabash
10 1 (0.95%) JUnit
10 1 (0.95%) TestPartner
General
1 18 (17.14%) Finance
2 5 (4.76%) Billing
2 5 (4.76%) Retail
2 5 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.81%) Legal
4 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 55 (52.38%) Analyst
2 54 (51.43%) Test Analyst
3 42 (40.00%) Tester
4 40 (38.10%) Software Tester
5 28 (26.67%) Automation Tester
6 13 (12.38%) Software Analyst
6 13 (12.38%) Software Test Analyst
7 10 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
7 10 (9.52%) QA Tester
7 10 (9.52%) Software QA Tester
8 8 (7.62%) Web Analyst
8 8 (7.62%) Web Test Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) Agile Test Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) QA Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) QA Automation Tester
9 6 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) Test Leader
10 5 (4.76%) Agile Tester
10 5 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
10 5 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (26.67%) Web Services
2 23 (21.90%) .NET
3 2 (1.90%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.90%) Gherkin
3 2 (1.90%) SOAP
4 1 (0.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.81%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.81%) User Experience
3 3 (2.86%) iPad
4 1 (0.95%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.10%) Windows
2 5 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (0.95%) Android
3 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.95%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.95%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (56.19%) Automated Testing
3 41 (39.05%) Scrum
4 38 (36.19%) Test Scripting
5 35 (33.33%) Automation Testing
6 26 (24.76%) Test Automation
7 25 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (21.90%) BDD
8 23 (21.90%) Software Testing
9 22 (20.95%) TDD
10 20 (19.05%) SDLC
11 19 (18.10%) Defect Management
12 18 (17.14%) Functional Testing
13 17 (16.19%) RAD
14 10 (9.52%) System Testing
15 9 (8.57%) Mentoring
15 9 (8.57%) MVC
15 9 (8.57%) Test Strategy
15 9 (8.57%) Validation
16 7 (6.67%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.81%) SQL
2 8 (7.62%) C#
3 6 (5.71%) Java
4 5 (4.76%) PHP
4 5 (4.76%) Ruby
5 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (42.86%) ISEB
2 30 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 23 (21.90%) Degree
4 5 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (39.05%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.81%) Oracle
3 1 (0.95%) Sage
3 1 (0.95%) Twitter
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £19000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Liverpool
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Think Money Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Liverpool
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 27 days ago