The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 216 197 185
Rank change year-on-year -19 -12  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 55 37 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.81% 0.67% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.76% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 48 30 60
Median salary £30,250 £27,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,950 £28,950
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6066 4892 5725
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 89.80% 88.29% 89.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4907 4132 4653
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
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 West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 West

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in the North West

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in the North West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in the North West

Manual Testing
Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Manchester -22 28 £30,250 +10.00% 13
Cheshire -22 15 £33,000 +20.00% 4
Lancashire +12 7 £24,500 - 1
Merseyside -4 5 £31,250 +13.63% 1
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 69 (72.63%) Test Automation
2 63 (66.32%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (45.26%) Test Scripting
4 39 (41.05%) ISTQB
5 38 (40.00%) QA
6 31 (32.63%) ISEB
7 29 (30.53%) Selenium
8 28 (29.47%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (27.37%) SQL
9 26 (27.37%) Finance
10 25 (26.32%) Scrum
11 23 (24.21%) Cucumber
12 21 (22.11%) Software Testing
13 18 (18.95%) JIRA
13 18 (18.95%) SDLC
14 16 (16.84%) Regression Testing
15 15 (15.79%) Defect Tracking
16 14 (14.74%) Scenario Testing
16 14 (14.74%) Mentoring
16 14 (14.74%) Gherkin
17 12 (12.63%) Mobile App
17 12 (12.63%) iPad
18 11 (11.58%) User Stories
19 10 (10.53%) Exploratory Testing
19 10 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 9 (9.47%) C#
21 8 (8.42%) Windows
21 8 (8.42%) E-Commerce
21 8 (8.42%) Software Engineering
21 8 (8.42%) System Testing

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (3.16%) WordPress
2 1 (1.05%) Apache
2 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.05%) CMS
2 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.05%) Magento
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.05%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.21%) MySQL
1 4 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.05%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 29 (30.53%) Selenium
2 23 (24.21%) Cucumber
3 18 (18.95%) JIRA
4 8 (8.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (6.32%) SoapUI
6 4 (4.21%) FitNesse
6 4 (4.21%) HP UFT
7 3 (3.16%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.16%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.11%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.05%) Calabash
9 1 (1.05%) FogBugz
9 1 (1.05%) Gatling
9 1 (1.05%) Hudson
9 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.05%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (1.05%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.05%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (1.05%) Vagrant
General
1 26 (27.37%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Back Office
3 2 (2.11%) Marketing
3 2 (2.11%) Retail
4 1 (1.05%) Advertising
4 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 62 (65.26%) Analyst
2 60 (63.16%) Test Analyst
3 24 (25.26%) Tester
4 19 (20.00%) Test Engineer
5 18 (18.95%) QA Analyst
6 16 (16.84%) QA Test Analyst
7 15 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
7 15 (15.79%) Senior Test Analyst
8 14 (14.74%) QA Engineer
9 12 (12.63%) QA Test Engineer
10 10 (10.53%) QA Tester
11 9 (9.47%) Software Tester
12 7 (7.37%) Mobile Test Analyst
13 5 (5.26%) Automation Tester
13 5 (5.26%) Software Analyst
13 5 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
14 4 (4.21%) Mobile Tester
14 4 (4.21%) Software QA Tester
14 4 (4.21%) Test Automation Engineer
14 4 (4.21%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.74%) Gherkin
2 7 (7.37%) .NET
3 5 (5.26%) EDI
3 5 (5.26%) XML
4 4 (4.21%) HTML
4 4 (4.21%) Web Services
5 3 (3.16%) CSS
6 2 (2.11%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.05%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.05%) Ember.js
7 1 (1.05%) HTML5
7 1 (1.05%) Laravel
7 1 (1.05%) Node.js
7 1 (1.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) iPad
1 12 (12.63%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.26%) TRADACOMS
3 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.05%) Fintech
4 1 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.05%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.42%) Windows
2 5 (5.26%) Android
2 5 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.11%) Unix
4 1 (1.05%) Linux
4 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (72.63%) Test Automation
2 63 (66.32%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (45.26%) Test Scripting
4 28 (29.47%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (26.32%) Scrum
6 21 (22.11%) Software Testing
7 18 (18.95%) SDLC
8 16 (16.84%) Regression Testing
9 15 (15.79%) Defect Tracking
10 14 (14.74%) Mentoring
10 14 (14.74%) Scenario Testing
11 11 (11.58%) User Stories
12 10 (10.53%) Exploratory Testing
13 8 (8.42%) E-Commerce
13 8 (8.42%) Software Engineering
13 8 (8.42%) System Testing
14 7 (7.37%) API Testing
14 7 (7.37%) Defect Management
14 7 (7.37%) Performance Testing
14 7 (7.37%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.37%) SQL
2 9 (9.47%) C#
3 6 (6.32%) Java
4 4 (4.21%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.21%) PHP
5 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.05%) Perl
5 1 (1.05%) Python
5 1 (1.05%) Ruby
5 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (41.05%) ISTQB
2 31 (32.63%) ISEB
3 10 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.05%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (4.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.16%) HP
3 2 (2.11%) IBM
4 1 (1.05%) ForgeRock
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle
4 1 (1.05%) Progress
4 1 (1.05%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.05%) Sage
4 1 (1.05%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.05%) Tableau
4 1 (1.05%) Vertica
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