The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 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
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 50 53
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 4 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 0.99% 1.53% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.79% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 2
Median salary £30,000 £35,000 £25,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% +35.92%  
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 Liverpool with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Liverpool
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 364 336 386
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 90.10% 85.93% 88.53%
Number of salaries quoted 268 266 295
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Liverpool

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Liverpool

Manual Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool

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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 9 (90.00%) Selenium
2 8 (80.00%) SDLC
3 7 (70.00%) QA
3 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (60.00%) SoapUI
4 6 (60.00%) Gherkin
4 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (60.00%) System Testing
4 6 (60.00%) API Testing
4 6 (60.00%) Automation Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (30.00%) ISEB
6 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
7 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
7 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (10.00%) TDD
7 1 (10.00%) Scrum
7 1 (10.00%) Replication
7 1 (10.00%) SQL
7 1 (10.00%) .NET
7 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (10.00%) User Stories
7 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
7 1 (10.00%) SaaS

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (60.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Analyst
1 9 (90.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) QA Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) QA Manager
3 1 (10.00%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Software QA Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) SDLC
2 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (60.00%) API Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Automation Testing
3 6 (60.00%) System Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft