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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England / North East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 86 83
Rank change year-on-year +22 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 6 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.06% 0.25% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.29% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 3
Median salary £33,500 £55,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -39.09% +57.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £55,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £55,000 £37,000
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 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 521 686 645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 91.73% 85.11% 84.42%
Number of salaries quoted 456 611 527
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 23 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
Durham -4 4 £34,000 - 2
Tyne and Wear +18 2 £30,000 -45.45%
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 North East region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Java
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) QA
3 8 (72.73%) Test Strategy
4 7 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (45.45%) Business Analysis
6 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
6 5 (45.45%) Project Management
6 5 (45.45%) Web Services
6 5 (45.45%) Functional Testing
6 5 (45.45%) User Stories
7 4 (36.36%) ERP
7 4 (36.36%) Selenium
7 4 (36.36%) Validation
8 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
8 3 (27.27%) OO
8 3 (27.27%) Service Design
9 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
9 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (18.18%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
9 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
9 2 (18.18%) BDD
9 2 (18.18%) Advertising
9 2 (18.18%) JUnit
9 2 (18.18%) PHP
9 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
9 2 (18.18%) Web Development

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 (9.09%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) JUnit
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium IDE
2 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 2 (18.18%) Advertising
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Tester
2 5 (45.45%) QA Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) Test Strategy
4 7 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (45.45%) Business Analysis
6 5 (45.45%) Functional Testing
6 5 (45.45%) Project Management
6 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
6 5 (45.45%) User Stories
7 4 (36.36%) ERP
7 4 (36.36%) Validation
8 3 (27.27%) OO
8 3 (27.27%) Service Design
8 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
9 2 (18.18%) BDD
9 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
9 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (18.18%) Web Development
10 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) QA
Northumberland
Oscar
Salary: £24000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Darlington
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago