Period
to 18 July 2018

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 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 29 -
Rank change year-on-year -16 - +48
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 3 17 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.99% 5.80% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 6.80% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 16 0
Chester median annual salary £29,750 £36,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.36% - -
Cheshire median annual salary £30,000 £34,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -7.69%

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 273 250 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 90.10% 85.32% 87.06%
Number of salaries quoted 245 229 269
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% +4.11% -8.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,250 £55,000
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -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 18 July 2018, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Chester region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Twitter
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Google

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:

Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Twitter
2 1 (33.33%) Google