Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 - 63
Rank change year-on-year - +63 -6
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 5 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.37% - 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% - 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 2
Chester median annual salary £27,500 - £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 - £37,500
90th Percentile £32,250 - £42,500
Cheshire median annual salary £33,750 £30,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.66% -18.67% +25.00%

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 Chester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Chester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 322 246 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 88.22% 88.49% 89.63%
Number of salaries quoted 278 209 317
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% -14.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £26,175 £25,750 £23,650
90th Percentile £59,475 £58,000 £65,000
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Chester

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Chester region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) API Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Thinking
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Google
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (20.00%) Twitter
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Fiddler
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Fiddler
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (20.00%) Tester
4 1 (20.00%) Web Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Web Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Web Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (20.00%) RESTful
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) API Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Thinking
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Google
1 1 (20.00%) Twitter