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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
North West / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 152 141
Rank change year-on-year -35 -11  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 28 29 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.66% 0.84% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.93% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 24 23 40
Median salary £30,250 £27,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -26.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £23,400 £29,850
10% offered a salary of more than £41,400 £40,000 £42,000
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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3838 3117 3031
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.08% 90.27% 90.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3287 2671 2523
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Bury -5 2 £25,000 -37.50%
Wigan -19 1 £45,000 +95.65%
Altrincham - 1 - -
Sale - 1 £38,000 -
Manual Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 38 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (71.15%) Test Automation
3 29 (55.77%) Test Scripting
4 23 (44.23%) QA
5 20 (38.46%) ISTQB
6 15 (28.85%) Defect Tracking
7 13 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
8 12 (23.08%) Selenium
8 12 (23.08%) iPad
8 12 (23.08%) Cucumber
9 11 (21.15%) JIRA
9 11 (21.15%) Software Testing
10 10 (19.23%) Finance
10 10 (19.23%) Scrum
10 10 (19.23%) ISEB
10 10 (19.23%) Mobile App
11 9 (17.31%) SDLC
11 9 (17.31%) User Stories
11 9 (17.31%) Exploratory Testing
12 8 (15.38%) Regression Testing
12 8 (15.38%) Software Engineering
12 8 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (13.46%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (13.46%) Gherkin
13 7 (13.46%) C#
13 7 (13.46%) Windows
14 6 (11.54%) SQL
14 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
14 6 (11.54%) Defect Management

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 1 (1.92%) Apache
1 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.92%) CMS
1 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.92%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.92%) Magento
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) MySQL
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.92%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (23.08%) Cucumber
1 12 (23.08%) Selenium
2 11 (21.15%) JIRA
3 7 (13.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.77%) FitNesse
4 3 (5.77%) HP UFT
5 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.92%) Calabash
6 1 (1.92%) FogBugz
6 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.92%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.92%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (19.23%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Back Office
3 2 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Advertising
4 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (63.46%) Analyst
2 32 (61.54%) Test Analyst
3 17 (32.69%) Tester
4 15 (28.85%) Test Engineer
5 12 (23.08%) QA Engineer
6 10 (19.23%) QA Analyst
6 10 (19.23%) QA Test Engineer
7 9 (17.31%) QA Test Analyst
8 8 (15.38%) QA Tester
9 7 (13.46%) Mobile Test Analyst
10 6 (11.54%) Software Tester
11 5 (9.62%) Software Analyst
11 5 (9.62%) Software Test Analyst
12 4 (7.69%) Mobile Engineer
12 4 (7.69%) Mobile Tester
13 3 (5.77%) Automation Tester
13 3 (5.77%) QA Automation Tester
13 3 (5.77%) Software QA Tester
14 2 (3.85%) QA Automation Engineer
14 2 (3.85%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) Gherkin
2 3 (5.77%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) Web Services
3 2 (3.85%) HTML
4 1 (1.92%) CSS
4 1 (1.92%) Ember.js
4 1 (1.92%) HTML5
4 1 (1.92%) Laravel
4 1 (1.92%) Node.js
4 1 (1.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) iPad
2 10 (19.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Fintech
3 1 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.92%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Android
2 5 (9.62%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.85%) Unix
4 1 (1.92%) Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (71.15%) Test Automation
3 29 (55.77%) Test Scripting
4 15 (28.85%) Defect Tracking
5 13 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
6 11 (21.15%) Software Testing
7 10 (19.23%) Scrum
8 9 (17.31%) Exploratory Testing
8 9 (17.31%) SDLC
8 9 (17.31%) User Stories
9 8 (15.38%) Regression Testing
9 8 (15.38%) Software Engineering
9 8 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (11.54%) Defect Management
10 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
11 4 (7.69%) Functional Testing
11 4 (7.69%) Test Strategy
11 4 (7.69%) Web Testing
12 3 (5.77%) BDD
12 3 (5.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) C#
2 6 (11.54%) SQL
3 4 (7.69%) PHP
4 3 (5.77%) Java
4 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.92%) Perl
5 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 10 (19.23%) ISEB
3 8 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (44.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.92%) ForgeRock
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle
2 1 (1.92%) Progress
2 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.92%) Sage
2 1 (1.92%) Sitecore
2 1 (1.92%) Tableau
2 1 (1.92%) Vertica
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