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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 93 114
Rank change year-on-year +11 +21  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 14 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.30% 0.68% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 0.80% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 12 9 11
Median salary £34,000 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £40,000 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 935 1126 1597
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 86.82% 85.24% 90.79%
Number of salaries quoted 748 946 1217
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 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
Chester - 9 £34,000 - 1
Warrington - 2 £30,500 -
Crewe - 1 £27,500 - 1
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Manual Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 (63.64%) ISEB
1 14 (63.64%) Finance
1 14 (63.64%) SQL
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (54.55%) Automated Testing
4 10 (45.45%) ISTQB
4 10 (45.45%) Mentoring
5 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
5 9 (40.91%) Scrum
6 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
8 5 (22.73%) QA
9 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (18.18%) Selenium
9 4 (18.18%) Defect Management
10 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
10 3 (13.64%) Release Management
10 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
10 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (13.64%) MSTest
10 3 (13.64%) Windows
10 3 (13.64%) HP UFT
10 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
11 2 (9.09%) IBM
11 2 (9.09%) HP
11 2 (9.09%) HTML
11 2 (9.09%) CSS
11 2 (9.09%) User Stories
11 2 (9.09%) OWASP

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) WordPress
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Selenium
1 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.64%) HP UFT
2 3 (13.64%) MSTest
3 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) Bugzilla
4 1 (4.55%) Gatling
4 1 (4.55%) JIRA
4 1 (4.55%) JMeter
4 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (63.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Analyst
1 20 (90.91%) Test Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Senior Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Tester
4 3 (13.64%) QA Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) QA Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Software Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Software QA Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Software Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Applications Tester
5 2 (9.09%) IT Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Web Applications Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Web Tester
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) CSS
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (54.55%) Automated Testing
4 10 (45.45%) Mentoring
5 9 (40.91%) Scrum
5 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
6 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Defect Management
9 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Release Management
9 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
10 2 (9.09%) OWASP
10 2 (9.09%) User Stories
11 1 (4.55%) Automation Testing
11 1 (4.55%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 1 (4.55%) Functional Testing
11 1 (4.55%) SDLC
11 1 (4.55%) Test Planning
11 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) ISEB
2 10 (45.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) HP
1 2 (9.09%) IBM
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago