Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 127 163
Rank change year-on-year -32 +36 -27
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 18 21 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.59% 0.93% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 1.06% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 12 19 23
Cheshire median annual salary £33,750 £30,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.66% -18.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £20,000 £29,650
90th Percentile £37,500 £33,200 £45,000
North West median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +23.97%

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2732 1984 2834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 88.82% 87.44% 88.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2059 1678 2397
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Cheshire

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Cheshire

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Cheshire

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe +6 6 £35,000 +32.08%
Chester - 5 £27,500 - 1
Wilmslow +14 3 £32,500 -4.41%
Knutsford - 2 £35,000 -
Warrington -19 1 £52,500 +72.13%
Manual Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 14 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (66.67%) Selenium
4 11 (61.11%) ISEB
5 8 (44.44%) QA
6 7 (38.89%) .NET
7 6 (33.33%) Java
7 6 (33.33%) SQL
7 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
8 5 (27.78%) Degree
8 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
8 5 (27.78%) Test Planning
9 4 (22.22%) Line Management
9 4 (22.22%) Coaching
9 4 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
9 4 (22.22%) Matrix Management
9 4 (22.22%) Retail Banking
9 4 (22.22%) Scrum
9 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
9 4 (22.22%) Retail
9 4 (22.22%) C#
9 4 (22.22%) SDLC
9 4 (22.22%) TestNG
10 3 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
10 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
10 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
10 3 (16.67%) Web Services
10 3 (16.67%) Windows

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) TestNG
2 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
3 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 3 (16.67%) FitNesse
3 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 2 (11.11%) JIRA
5 1 (5.56%) Fiddler
5 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (22.22%) Retail
1 4 (22.22%) Retail Banking
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 6 (33.33%) Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Software Tester
3 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) QA Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Web Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Web Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.56%) RESTful
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Test Planning
4 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 4 (22.22%) Coaching
5 4 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (22.22%) Line Management
5 4 (22.22%) Matrix Management
5 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 4 (22.22%) SDLC
6 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 3 (16.67%) RAD
6 3 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (11.11%) API Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
7 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.56%) Analytical Thinking
8 1 (5.56%) ERP
8 1 (5.56%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Java
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) ISEB
2 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 5 (27.78%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Google
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle
1 1 (5.56%) Twitter