Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 214 182
Rank change year-on-year -18 -32 +27
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 59 73 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.75% 0.97% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.07% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 54 64 79
Manchester median annual salary £37,500 £34,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.29% -9.33% +17.19%
10th Percentile £23,500 £26,400 £25,600
90th Percentile £50,875 £47,500 £52,500
North West median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +22.95%

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7185 6829 6819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 91.16% 91.11% 90.92%
Number of salaries quoted 5929 5852 5654
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,050 £63,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Manchester

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Manchester

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Manchester over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Manchester

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -4 3 £37,500 +36.36%
Bury +6 1 £25,000 -16.67%
Bolton -3 1 £27,500 -9.84%
Manual Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 43 (72.88%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (66.10%) Test Automation
3 30 (50.85%) Selenium
4 20 (33.90%) C#
4 20 (33.90%) Java
5 18 (30.51%) E-Commerce
5 18 (30.51%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (28.81%) Test Scripting
7 16 (27.12%) QA
8 15 (25.42%) Finance
9 14 (23.73%) Visual Studio
9 14 (23.73%) SoapUI
10 13 (22.03%) Cucumber
10 13 (22.03%) ISTQB
11 12 (20.34%) Gherkin
11 12 (20.34%) Scenario Testing
12 11 (18.64%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (18.64%) Big Data
12 11 (18.64%) Machine Learning
12 11 (18.64%) FogBugz
12 11 (18.64%) Release Management
12 11 (18.64%) BDD
12 11 (18.64%) Node.js
12 11 (18.64%) Bash Shell
12 11 (18.64%) Load Testing
12 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
12 11 (18.64%) HTTP
13 10 (16.95%) ISEB
13 10 (16.95%) TeamCity
13 10 (16.95%) Retail

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (5.08%) Apache
1 3 (5.08%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.69%) IBM Domino
2 1 (1.69%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Magento
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (5.08%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (30.51%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.64%) Big Data
1 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 30 (50.85%) Selenium
2 14 (23.73%) SoapUI
2 14 (23.73%) Visual Studio
3 13 (22.03%) Cucumber
4 11 (18.64%) FogBugz
5 10 (16.95%) TeamCity
6 7 (11.86%) Jenkins
6 7 (11.86%) JIRA
7 4 (6.78%) WebDriver
8 3 (5.08%) JMeter
8 3 (5.08%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (5.08%) SpecFlow
9 2 (3.39%) NUnit
10 1 (1.69%) Robot Framework
10 1 (1.69%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (25.42%) Finance
2 10 (16.95%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (37.29%) Analyst
1 22 (37.29%) Test Analyst
2 19 (32.20%) Tester
3 13 (22.03%) Automation Tester
4 11 (18.64%) Developer
4 11 (18.64%) Selenium Tester
5 10 (16.95%) C# Developer
5 10 (16.95%) Developer in Test
5 10 (16.95%) Java Automation Tester
5 10 (16.95%) Java Developer
5 10 (16.95%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 9 (15.25%) Test Automation Developer
6 9 (15.25%) Test Engineer
7 6 (10.17%) QA Automation Engineer
7 6 (10.17%) QA Engineer
7 6 (10.17%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (8.47%) QA Test Engineer
9 4 (6.78%) Mobile Test Analyst
10 3 (5.08%) Manual Test Analyst
10 3 (5.08%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.34%) Gherkin
2 11 (18.64%) Node.js
3 8 (13.56%) RESTful
3 8 (13.56%) SOAP
3 8 (13.56%) WCF
4 7 (11.86%) .NET
5 3 (5.08%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.08%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.08%) HTML
5 3 (5.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (15.25%) Mobile App
3 6 (10.17%) Fintech
4 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) AS400
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) iPad
5 1 (1.69%) iSeries
5 1 (1.69%) User Experience
5 1 (1.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Android
1 4 (6.78%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.08%) Linux
2 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (5.08%) Unix
3 1 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (72.88%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (66.10%) Test Automation
3 18 (30.51%) E-Commerce
4 17 (28.81%) Test Scripting
5 12 (20.34%) Scenario Testing
6 11 (18.64%) BDD
6 11 (18.64%) Load Testing
6 11 (18.64%) Machine Learning
6 11 (18.64%) Release Management
7 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (15.25%) Waterfall
8 8 (13.56%) Data Protection
9 7 (11.86%) Test Strategy
10 6 (10.17%) Defect Management
11 5 (8.47%) Regression Testing
12 4 (6.78%) API Testing
12 4 (6.78%) Mobile Application Development
12 4 (6.78%) Non-Functional Testing
12 4 (6.78%) Scrum
12 4 (6.78%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.90%) C#
1 20 (33.90%) Java
2 11 (18.64%) Bash Shell
3 9 (15.25%) SQL
4 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.78%) PHP
5 3 (5.08%) Perl
6 2 (3.39%) Python
7 1 (1.69%) RPG
Qualifications
1 13 (22.03%) ISTQB
2 10 (16.95%) ISEB
3 4 (6.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (27.12%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) Capita
2 4 (6.78%) Sage
3 3 (5.08%) OpenText
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle
3 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.08%) Siebel
3 3 (5.08%) Sitecore
3 3 (5.08%) Tableau
4 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.69%) HP
5 1 (1.69%) hybris
5 1 (1.69%) IBM
5 1 (1.69%) Progress