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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England / North East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 76 76
Rank change year-on-year +11 0  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 5 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.78% 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.17% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 2
Median salary £33,500 £31,500 £26,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.34% +17.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £34,400 £31,500 £29,350
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 the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 558 578 629
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.60% 89.20% 87.00%
Number of salaries quoted 510 491 543
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £61,215 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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
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 3 months to 28 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
Durham - 3 £33,500 -
Tyne and Wear +9 1 £32,500 +3.17%
Northumberland - 1 £32,500 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 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 North East region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 7 (87.50%) QA
2 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (50.00%) Selenium
4 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
4 3 (37.50%) User Stories
4 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Marketing
5 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 2 (25.00%) ERP
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
6 1 (12.50%) Service Design
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) SDLC
6 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
6 1 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) OOP
6 1 (12.50%) OO
6 1 (12.50%) SQL

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 (12.50%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Tester
3 3 (37.50%) QA Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) QA Tester
3 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Tester
5 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (12.50%) QA Manual Tester
5 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Web Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Web Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Web Applications Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
1 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) User Stories
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (25.00%) ERP
4 2 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Service Design
5 1 (12.50%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) QA