The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 64 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 4 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.80% 0.31% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.40% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 6
Average salary £40,250 £27,500 £25,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.36% +8.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,900 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £27,500 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Manual Testing
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
422 499 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 84.06% 77.73% 82.20%
Number of salaries quoted 349 335 343
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -6.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Tyne and Wear region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 2 £36,500 +32.72%
Gateshead -7 2 £42,500 +54.54%
Manual Testing
North East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Test Management
5 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) QA
5 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (16.67%) nginx
6 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
6 1 (16.67%) Selenium
6 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Marketing
6 1 (16.67%) Web Development
6 1 (16.67%) Degree
6 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (16.67%) C
6 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (16.67%) PHP
6 1 (16.67%) Scrum
6 1 (16.67%) MySQL
6 1 (16.67%) SOAP
6 1 (16.67%) Linux
6 1 (16.67%) Python

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 (16.67%) nginx
1 1 (16.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Gearman
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Web Development
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) V-Model
5 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) User Stories
5 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP