The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 - 52
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 1 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.23% - 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% - 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 3
Median salary £25,250 - £30,000
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 Lancashire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 379 294 370
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 88.76% 86.47% 86.45%
Number of salaries quoted 349 247 328
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £24,375
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £48,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Lancashire

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Chorley - 1 £25,250 -
Manual Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 7 (100.00%) JIRA
1 7 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 6 (85.71%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) Automated Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Selenium
3 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 5 (71.43%) BDD
3 5 (71.43%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Manufacturing
4 4 (57.14%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
5 3 (42.86%) Calabash
5 3 (42.86%) Fiddler
5 3 (42.86%) Capybara
6 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (28.57%) Oracle
6 2 (28.57%) SAP
6 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (28.57%) Electronics
6 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
6 2 (28.57%) Retail
6 2 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (28.57%) Marketing
7 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 1 (14.29%) HP

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 2 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) JIRA
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) Calabash
3 3 (42.86%) Capybara
3 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 3 (42.86%) Fiddler
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA Agile
General
1 4 (57.14%) Manufacturing
2 2 (28.57%) Electronics
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Marketing
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
2 6 (85.71%) QA Analyst
2 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
3 5 (71.43%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) QC Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Web Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Web Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) Automated Testing
3 5 (71.43%) BDD
3 5 (71.43%) Customer Requirements
3 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
4 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
6 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) HP