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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 82 107
Rank change year-on-year -17 +25  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 15 6 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.04% 0.62% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.73% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 16
Median salary £33,000 £27,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £35,000 £41,750
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 1264 822 1552
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 87.66% 85.36% 90.76%
Number of salaries quoted 926 708 1228
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 - 8 £38,000 - 2
Macclesfield +2 2 £27,500 -
Crewe -20 1 £30,000 -14.28%
Warrington - 1 £24,500 -
Wilmslow - 1 £35,000 -
Manual Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 21 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 19 (70.37%) ISEB
3 18 (66.67%) SQL
4 17 (62.96%) ISTQB
5 16 (59.26%) Finance
6 15 (55.56%) Scrum
6 15 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (51.85%) Mentoring
8 8 (29.63%) Selenium
9 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
10 5 (18.52%) JIRA
10 5 (18.52%) QA
11 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
11 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
12 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
12 3 (11.11%) .NET
12 3 (11.11%) HP
12 3 (11.11%) SDLC
13 2 (7.41%) User Stories
13 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
13 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
13 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
13 2 (7.41%) CSS
13 2 (7.41%) HTML
13 2 (7.41%) Java
13 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
13 2 (7.41%) IBM
13 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework

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 (7.41%) WordPress
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Selenium
2 5 (18.52%) JIRA
3 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
4 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.70%) Bugzilla
5 1 (3.70%) FitNesse
5 1 (3.70%) Gatling
5 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.70%) JMeter
5 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (59.26%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Analyst
1 20 (74.07%) Test Analyst
2 13 (48.15%) Senior Analyst
2 13 (48.15%) Senior Test Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Web Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Software Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Web Applications Tester
6 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) IT Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Junior
6 1 (3.70%) Junior Tester
6 1 (3.70%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
2 2 (7.41%) CSS
2 2 (7.41%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 15 (55.56%) Scrum
2 15 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (51.85%) Mentoring
4 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
5 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 3 (11.11%) SDLC
7 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
7 2 (7.41%) OWASP
7 2 (7.41%) User Stories
8 1 (3.70%) Compatibility Testing
8 1 (3.70%) RAD
8 1 (3.70%) Regression Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Validation
8 1 (3.70%) Web Development
8 1 (3.70%) Web Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (70.37%) ISEB
2 17 (62.96%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) HP
2 2 (7.41%) IBM
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