Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 268 254 248
Rank change year-on-year -14 -6 -15
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 98 113 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.75% 0.91% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.02% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 85 99 102
North West median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £23,750 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11786 11102 11645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.83% 89.71% 89.46%
Number of salaries quoted 9369 9260 9630
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 West

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Manchester -41 59 £37,500 +10.29% 4
Cheshire -27 18 £33,750 +10.66% 2
Lancashire +11 11 £24,500 -34.67% 1
Merseyside +21 6 £44,750 +62.73% 4
Cumbria - 2 £35,000 -
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 West region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 65 (66.33%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (64.29%) Test Automation
3 46 (46.94%) Selenium
4 31 (31.63%) QA
5 29 (29.59%) ISEB
6 27 (27.55%) C#
7 26 (26.53%) ISTQB
7 26 (26.53%) Test Scripting
8 25 (25.51%) Java
9 23 (23.47%) Software Testing
10 22 (22.45%) E-Commerce
11 21 (21.43%) SQL
11 21 (21.43%) Finance
12 20 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
13 19 (19.39%) Cucumber
13 19 (19.39%) .NET
13 19 (19.39%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (16.33%) Scenario Testing
15 15 (15.31%) Regression Testing
16 14 (14.29%) Visual Studio
16 14 (14.29%) Retail
16 14 (14.29%) SoapUI
17 13 (13.27%) Gherkin
17 13 (13.27%) BDD
17 13 (13.27%) JIRA
18 12 (12.24%) Load Testing
18 12 (12.24%) SQL Server
18 12 (12.24%) Validation
18 12 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
19 11 (11.22%) Node.js

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 (3.06%) Apache
1 3 (3.06%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.02%) IBM Domino
2 1 (1.02%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Magento
2 3 (3.06%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (2.04%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 20 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.22%) Big Data
3 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.02%) DB2
4 1 (1.02%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 46 (46.94%) Selenium
2 19 (19.39%) Cucumber
3 14 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 14 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 13 (13.27%) JIRA
5 11 (11.22%) FogBugz
6 10 (10.20%) TeamCity
7 8 (8.16%) Jenkins
7 8 (8.16%) WebDriver
8 5 (5.10%) SpecFlow
9 4 (4.08%) FitNesse
9 4 (4.08%) HP UFT
9 4 (4.08%) TestNG
10 3 (3.06%) JMeter
10 3 (3.06%) NUnit
10 3 (3.06%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (1.02%) Fiddler
11 1 (1.02%) Hudson
11 1 (1.02%) Robot Framework
11 1 (1.02%) Zephyr
General
1 21 (21.43%) Finance
2 14 (14.29%) Retail
3 5 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.08%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.04%) Advertising
5 2 (2.04%) Automotive
5 2 (2.04%) Banking
6 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 32 (32.65%) Analyst
2 30 (30.61%) Tester
3 29 (29.59%) Test Analyst
4 17 (17.35%) Automation Tester
5 16 (16.33%) Test Engineer
6 11 (11.22%) Developer
6 11 (11.22%) Selenium Tester
7 10 (10.20%) C# Developer
7 10 (10.20%) Developer in Test
7 10 (10.20%) Java Automation Tester
7 10 (10.20%) Java Developer
7 10 (10.20%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 10 (10.20%) Software Tester
8 9 (9.18%) Test Automation Developer
9 8 (8.16%) QA Engineer
10 7 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
10 7 (7.14%) QA Test Engineer
10 7 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
11 5 (5.10%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (5.10%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.39%) .NET
2 13 (13.27%) Gherkin
3 11 (11.22%) Node.js
4 9 (9.18%) EDI
4 9 (9.18%) RESTful
4 9 (9.18%) SOAP
4 9 (9.18%) XML
5 8 (8.16%) WCF
6 7 (7.14%) .NET Framework
7 4 (4.08%) AngularJS
7 4 (4.08%) Web Services
8 3 (3.06%) HTML
8 3 (3.06%) HTML5
9 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.22%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (9.18%) TRADACOMS
3 8 (8.16%) Mobile App
4 6 (6.12%) Fintech
5 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.02%) AS400
7 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.02%) iPad
7 1 (1.02%) iSeries
7 1 (1.02%) User Experience
7 1 (1.02%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.10%) Windows
2 4 (4.08%) Android
2 4 (4.08%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.06%) Linux
3 3 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (66.33%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (64.29%) Test Automation
3 26 (26.53%) Test Scripting
4 23 (23.47%) Software Testing
5 22 (22.45%) E-Commerce
6 19 (19.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (16.33%) Scenario Testing
8 15 (15.31%) Regression Testing
9 13 (13.27%) BDD
10 12 (12.24%) Load Testing
10 12 (12.24%) Validation
11 11 (11.22%) Machine Learning
11 11 (11.22%) Release Management
12 10 (10.20%) Test Strategy
12 10 (10.20%) Usability Testing
13 9 (9.18%) Data Protection
13 9 (9.18%) Defect Management
13 9 (9.18%) Scrum
13 9 (9.18%) Waterfall
14 8 (8.16%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.55%) C#
2 25 (25.51%) Java
3 21 (21.43%) SQL
4 11 (11.22%) Bash Shell
5 6 (6.12%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.08%) PHP
7 3 (3.06%) Perl
8 2 (2.04%) Python
9 1 (1.02%) RPG
9 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (29.59%) ISEB
2 26 (26.53%) ISTQB
3 9 (9.18%) Degree
4 4 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (31.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (6.12%) Capita
2 4 (4.08%) Oracle
2 4 (4.08%) Sage
3 3 (3.06%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.04%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.04%) OpenText
4 2 (2.04%) Siebel
4 2 (2.04%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.04%) Tableau
5 1 (1.02%) Google
5 1 (1.02%) HP
5 1 (1.02%) hybris
5 1 (1.02%) IBM
5 1 (1.02%) Progress
5 1 (1.02%) Twitter