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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
North West / Manchester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 144 135
Rank change year-on-year -30 -9  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 26 33 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.66% 0.96% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.07% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 19 26 42
Median salary £30,500 £36,250 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.86% +6.61%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,950 £24,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,500 £40,000
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 3604 3079 3319
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.57% 89.92% 87.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3042 2546 2736
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 £29,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 30 March 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 30 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
Altrincham -9 2 £19,750 -37.79%
Bolton -11 2 £31,250 -13.79%
Stockport -6 1 £32,500 -14.47%
Wigan -18 1 £22,500 -4.25%
Cheadle - 1 £47,500 - 1
Salford - 1 - -
Manual Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 42 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 33 (50.00%) QA
4 23 (34.85%) Automated Testing
5 21 (31.82%) iPad
6 18 (27.27%) SDLC
7 17 (25.76%) Defect Tracking
7 17 (25.76%) Selenium
8 15 (22.73%) Windows
9 14 (21.21%) Scrum
9 14 (21.21%) Cucumber
10 13 (19.70%) ISTQB
10 13 (19.70%) JIRA
10 13 (19.70%) Regression Testing
10 13 (19.70%) Defect Management
11 12 (18.18%) Gherkin
11 12 (18.18%) Test Automation
12 11 (16.67%) User Stories
12 11 (16.67%) Mobile App
12 11 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
13 10 (15.15%) Software Testing
13 10 (15.15%) Software Engineering
13 10 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (15.15%) ISEB
14 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
14 9 (13.64%) Web Services
15 8 (12.12%) Finance
15 8 (12.12%) C#
15 8 (12.12%) MySQL

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 (4.55%) CMS
2 2 (3.03%) WordPress
3 1 (1.52%) Apache
3 1 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) MySQL
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (25.76%) Selenium
2 14 (21.21%) Cucumber
3 13 (19.70%) JIRA
4 8 (12.12%) WebDriver
5 7 (10.61%) FitNesse
5 7 (10.61%) HP UFT
5 7 (10.61%) SpecFlow
5 7 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.55%) Vagrant
7 2 (3.03%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.52%) Calabash
8 1 (1.52%) git-flow
8 1 (1.52%) NUnit
8 1 (1.52%) RSpec
8 1 (1.52%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (12.12%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Advertising
2 1 (1.52%) Legal
2 1 (1.52%) Marketing
2 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (54.55%) Analyst
2 35 (53.03%) Test Analyst
3 19 (28.79%) Tester
4 15 (22.73%) Test Engineer
5 14 (21.21%) QA Engineer
6 13 (19.70%) QA Analyst
6 13 (19.70%) QA Test Engineer
6 13 (19.70%) Software Tester
7 12 (18.18%) QA Test Analyst
8 9 (13.64%) QA Tester
9 8 (12.12%) Automation Tester
10 7 (10.61%) QA Automation Tester
10 7 (10.61%) Software QA Tester
11 6 (9.09%) QA Leader
12 5 (7.58%) Mobile Test Analyst
13 4 (6.06%) Mobile Tester
13 4 (6.06%) Test Leader
13 4 (6.06%) Test Manager
14 3 (4.55%) QA Manager
14 3 (4.55%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.18%) Gherkin
2 9 (13.64%) Web Services
3 4 (6.06%) CSS
4 3 (4.55%) Ember.js
4 3 (4.55%) REST
5 2 (3.03%) HTML
5 2 (3.03%) jQuery
5 2 (3.03%) Laravel
5 2 (3.03%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (3.03%) SOAP
6 1 (1.52%) .NET
6 1 (1.52%) Resque
Miscellaneous
1 21 (31.82%) iPad
2 11 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.55%) User Experience
3 3 (4.55%) VLE
4 1 (1.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.73%) Windows
2 5 (7.58%) Android
2 5 (7.58%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.03%) Unix
4 1 (1.52%) Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 23 (34.85%) Automated Testing
4 18 (27.27%) SDLC
5 17 (25.76%) Defect Tracking
6 14 (21.21%) Scrum
7 13 (19.70%) Defect Management
7 13 (19.70%) Regression Testing
8 12 (18.18%) Test Automation
9 11 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
9 11 (16.67%) User Stories
10 10 (15.15%) Software Engineering
10 10 (15.15%) Software Testing
10 10 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (12.12%) Functional Testing
12 7 (10.61%) Automation Testing
12 7 (10.61%) Process Improvement
12 7 (10.61%) RAD
12 7 (10.61%) Waterfall
13 5 (7.58%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.12%) C#
2 6 (9.09%) PHP
3 5 (7.58%) SQL
4 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.03%) Ruby
6 1 (1.52%) Java
6 1 (1.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (19.70%) ISTQB
2 11 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (15.15%) ISEB
4 8 (12.12%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.52%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (1.52%) ForgeRock
3 1 (1.52%) HP
3 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.52%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.52%) Tableau
3 1 (1.52%) Vertica
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheadle
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago