The table below looks at the statistics for the Manual Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Tester
Rank 847 808 844
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 43 37 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.040% 0.037% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.039% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 39 35 41
Average salary £31,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,800 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,000 £29,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Manual Tester
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
100676 94267 105178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.44% 94.30% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 82464 79096 90290
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Manual Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Tester in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Manual Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Manual Tester
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Tester across the England region.

Manual Tester Salary Trend in England

Manual Tester
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Manual Tester Salary Histogram in England

Manual Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Yorkshire -25 14 £30,000 -14.28% 1
London -15 13 £42,500 +13.33% 5
South East -14 8 £34,750 -0.71% 2
South West - 3 £23,000 -
North West - 3 £37,500 - 1
East Midlands -9 1 £30,000 +1.69%
East of England -17 1 £30,000 - 1
Manual Tester
UK

Manual Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Manual Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Manual Tester in their job title.

1 37 (48.05%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (41.56%) QA
3 25 (32.47%) Degree
4 23 (29.87%) Manual Testing
5 22 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 19 (24.68%) ISTQB
7 18 (23.38%) Finance
8 17 (22.08%) ISEB
9 16 (20.78%) Functional Testing
10 14 (18.18%) Software Testing
10 14 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (18.18%) SQL
11 13 (16.88%) Automated Testing
12 12 (15.58%) System Testing
12 12 (15.58%) Scrum
13 11 (14.29%) JIRA
13 11 (14.29%) Selenium
13 11 (14.29%) Test Automation
14 8 (10.39%) .NET
14 8 (10.39%) XML
15 6 (7.79%) Microsoft
16 5 (6.49%) Test Strategy
16 5 (6.49%) Performance Testing
16 5 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
16 5 (6.49%) Credit Risk
16 5 (6.49%) QuickTest Pro
16 5 (6.49%) C#
16 5 (6.49%) Java
16 5 (6.49%) Front Office
16 5 (6.49%) User Experience

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Manual Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Manual Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.60%) Confluence
2 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) RoboHelp
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (14.29%) JIRA
1 11 (14.29%) Selenium
2 5 (6.49%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (5.19%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.90%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.90%) Behat
5 2 (2.60%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.30%) JMeter
6 1 (1.30%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.30%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (1.30%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.30%) Ranorex
General
1 18 (23.38%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Front Office
3 2 (2.60%) Games
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.39%) .NET
1 8 (10.39%) XML
2 4 (5.19%) RESTful
3 3 (3.90%) HTML
3 3 (3.90%) SOAP
4 1 (1.30%) Web Services
4 1 (1.30%) XSLT
4 1 (1.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Credit Risk
1 5 (6.49%) User Experience
1 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.19%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.60%) Online Gambling
3 2 (2.60%) SWIFT
3 2 (2.60%) AS400
3 2 (2.60%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.60%) Physics
3 2 (2.60%) Chemistry
3 2 (2.60%) Biology
3 2 (2.60%) Life Science
4 1 (1.30%) Handset
4 1 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.19%) Windows
2 3 (3.90%) Android
3 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.60%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (48.05%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.87%) Manual Testing
3 22 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 16 (20.78%) Functional Testing
5 14 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 14 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (16.88%) Automated Testing
7 12 (15.58%) Scrum
7 12 (15.58%) System Testing
8 11 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 5 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.49%) Test Strategy
9 5 (6.49%) Performance Testing
10 4 (5.19%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.19%) E-Commerce
10 4 (5.19%) Regression Testing
10 4 (5.19%) Black-Box Testing
10 4 (5.19%) Test Planning
11 3 (3.90%) Integration Testing
11 3 (3.90%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.18%) SQL
2 5 (6.49%) C#
2 5 (6.49%) Java
3 3 (3.90%) PHP
4 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.60%) C++
4 2 (2.60%) PowerHouse
5 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (32.47%) Degree
2 19 (24.68%) ISTQB
3 17 (22.08%) ISEB
4 4 (5.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (41.56%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.30%) Opsview
Vendors
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.30%) HP
2 1 (1.30%) Sony
2 1 (1.30%) hybris
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 31 minutes ago
Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £16000 to £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits package attached
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £28k - 40k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 38k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Esum
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago