Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England > North East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 111 106
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 6 8 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.43% 0.52% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.62% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 16
North East median annual salary £34,750 £30,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.83% +15.38% -5.45%
10th Percentile £29,375 £30,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £45,000 £35,950 £40,875
England median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.25% - +14.29%

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 the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1210 1290 1368
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 86.99% 84.53% 89.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1042 1087 1176
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,650 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in the North East

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in the North East

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in the North East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in the North East

Manual Testing
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the North East region over the 6 months to 22 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
Durham -8 6 £34,750 +15.83%
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 North East region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (50.00%) Web Services
4 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (50.00%) User Stories
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) JUnit
5 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (33.33%) Selenium
5 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (33.33%) BDD
6 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
6 1 (16.67%) Node.js
6 1 (16.67%) RESTful
6 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 1 (16.67%) JIRA
6 1 (16.67%) QA
6 1 (16.67%) Subversion
6 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Web Testing

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (16.67%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) JUnit
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Appium
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) Jasmine
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) JMeter
2 1 (16.67%) Mocha
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
2 1 (16.67%) TestNG
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (16.67%) webpack
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) Jest
2 1 (16.67%) Node.js
2 1 (16.67%) React
2 1 (16.67%) Redux
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
2 1 (16.67%) Sass
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (16.67%) Vue (Vue.js)
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (50.00%) User Stories
5 2 (33.33%) BDD
5 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (33.33%) TDD
6 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
6 1 (16.67%) ERP
6 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 1 (16.67%) OO
6 1 (16.67%) Open Source
6 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA