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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Tester
Rank 814 832 842
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 49 25 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.026% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.027% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 45 24 29
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
94647 92576 95847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.87% 94.45% 94.96%
Number of salaries quoted 78762 75162 81879
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London +27 17 £45,000 +28.57% 3
South East - 10 £50,000 - 2
Yorkshire +3 9 £30,000 - 2
East of England +3 6 £35,000 +1.44% 1
North West -11 5 £27,500 +1.85% 1
West Midlands - 1 £31,500 -
Manual Tester
UK

Manual Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 58 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (38.79%) QA
3 44 (37.93%) Manual Testing
4 35 (30.17%) Finance
4 35 (30.17%) ISEB
4 35 (30.17%) Test Scripting
5 30 (25.86%) Degree
6 29 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 27 (23.28%) SQL
8 26 (22.41%) Software Testing
9 24 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (16.38%) HP Quality Center
10 19 (16.38%) Functional Testing
11 17 (14.66%) Regression Testing
12 16 (13.79%) System Testing
13 15 (12.93%) Automated Testing
14 14 (12.07%) Performance Testing
14 14 (12.07%) Selenium
14 14 (12.07%) Test Automation
15 13 (11.21%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (11.21%) WebDriver
15 13 (11.21%) Microsoft
15 13 (11.21%) SQL Server
16 11 (9.48%) Computer Science
16 11 (9.48%) JIRA
16 11 (9.48%) User Stories
17 10 (8.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 10 (8.62%) Integration Testing
17 10 (8.62%) Software Engineering
18 9 (7.76%) Financial Modelling

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 1 (0.86%) CMS
1 1 (0.86%) Drupal
1 1 (0.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.72%) MS Office
1 2 (1.72%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.72%) HTTP
2 1 (0.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.86%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (12.07%) Selenium
2 13 (11.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (11.21%) WebDriver
3 11 (9.48%) JIRA
4 6 (5.17%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (4.31%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.45%) Bugzilla
7 2 (1.72%) MSTest
7 2 (1.72%) Calabash
7 2 (1.72%) eggPlant
7 2 (1.72%) Appium
8 1 (0.86%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.86%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.86%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.86%) Behat
8 1 (0.86%) Xcode
8 1 (0.86%) JMeter
8 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (30.17%) Finance
2 8 (6.90%) Front Office
3 3 (2.59%) Retail
3 3 (2.59%) Marketing
3 3 (2.59%) Advertising
4 2 (1.72%) Games
4 2 (1.72%) Banking
5 1 (0.86%) Back Office
5 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.45%) .NET
2 3 (2.59%) SOAP
3 2 (1.72%) Web Services
3 2 (1.72%) XML
3 2 (1.72%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (1.72%) HTML
3 2 (1.72%) HTML5
4 1 (0.86%) RESTful
4 1 (0.86%) Middleware
4 1 (0.86%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.48%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.76%) Mathematics
3 8 (6.90%) Credit Risk
4 6 (5.17%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.45%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.72%) Social Media
6 2 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.72%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.86%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.86%) iPhone
7 1 (0.86%) Open Source
7 1 (0.86%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.86%) Raspberry Pi
7 1 (0.86%) User Experience
7 1 (0.86%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.03%) UNIX
2 6 (5.17%) Windows
3 3 (2.59%) Linux
3 3 (2.59%) Android
3 3 (2.59%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (37.93%) Manual Testing
3 35 (30.17%) Test Scripting
4 26 (22.41%) Software Testing
5 24 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (16.38%) Functional Testing
7 17 (14.66%) Regression Testing
8 16 (13.79%) System Testing
9 15 (12.93%) Automated Testing
10 14 (12.07%) Performance Testing
10 14 (12.07%) Test Automation
11 11 (9.48%) User Stories
12 10 (8.62%) Integration Testing
12 10 (8.62%) Software Engineering
13 9 (7.76%) Validation
13 9 (7.76%) Financial Modelling
14 8 (6.90%) Workflow
14 8 (6.90%) Workflow Management
15 7 (6.03%) Scrum
15 7 (6.03%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.28%) SQL
2 9 (7.76%) C#
3 7 (6.03%) Java
4 2 (1.72%) C++
4 2 (1.72%) VB
4 2 (1.72%) C
4 2 (1.72%) Ruby
5 1 (0.86%) Python
5 1 (0.86%) Delphi
5 1 (0.86%) VBScript
5 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.86%) Perl
5 1 (0.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (30.17%) ISEB
2 30 (25.86%) Degree
3 29 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 10 (8.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.72%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (38.79%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (16.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.31%) Oracle
3 4 (3.45%) TOWER Software
4 3 (2.59%) VMware
5 2 (1.72%) HP
6 1 (0.86%) Telerik
6 1 (0.86%) Atlassian
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