Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 100 81
Rank change year-on-year +19 -19 +6
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 7 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.71% 0.53% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.60% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 3
Merseyside median annual salary £39,500 £27,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.64% +10.00% -47.37%
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 Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 895 1170 832
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 90.59% 88.57% 88.23%
Number of salaries quoted 675 789 618
Merseyside median annual salary £41,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.49% -3.75% -
10th Percentile £27,261 £26,250 £25,425
90th Percentile £66,250 £57,500 £62,950
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 Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Merseyside

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Merseyside

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

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

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Merseyside

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Merseyside 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
Liverpool +27 6 £44,750 +57.02% 3
Birkenhead - 1 £32,500 -
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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
2 5 (71.43%) Mentoring
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) .NET
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Advertising
4 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 3 (42.86%) Banking
4 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) QA
4 3 (42.86%) SDLC
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) SaaS
5 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 2 (28.57%) C#
6 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 1 (14.29%) Biometrics
6 1 (14.29%) Information Security
6 1 (14.29%) NUnit
6 1 (14.29%) Selenium

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Hudson
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) NUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 3 (42.86%) Advertising
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Lead Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Software Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Test Leader
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
4 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) QA Manual Tester
4 1 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Software QA Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Mentoring
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 3 (42.86%) SDLC
5 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
6 1 (14.29%) Biometrics
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Information Security
6 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Scalability Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
1 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA