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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Tester
Rank 863 827 797
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 48 92 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.094% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.098% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 46 87 92
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,800 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £50,000 £43,950
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+14.75% +1.66%
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
91034 94080 92393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.14% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 77282 78659 75191
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
East of England +5 11 £35,000 -
London -6 10 £37,500 -11.76% 7
Yorkshire +6 8 £34,500 +15.00% 2
South West - 8 £37,500 - 2
South East -31 6 £32,500 -7.14% 2
North West +1 4 £36,750 +27.82% 4
North East - 1 £33,000 -
Manual Tester
UK

Manual Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 65 (58.04%) Manual Testing
2 62 (55.36%) QA
3 59 (52.68%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (35.71%) SQL
5 29 (25.89%) Finance
5 29 (25.89%) Software Testing
6 28 (25.00%) Scrum
6 28 (25.00%) ISEB
7 27 (24.11%) Automated Testing
8 25 (22.32%) BDD
9 24 (21.43%) Selenium
10 23 (20.54%) Degree
10 23 (20.54%) Microsoft
10 23 (20.54%) .NET
10 23 (20.54%) System Testing
11 22 (19.64%) Test Scripting
11 22 (19.64%) SQL Server
12 20 (17.86%) Java
12 20 (17.86%) TDD
13 19 (16.96%) Automation Testing
14 18 (16.07%) Functional Testing
14 18 (16.07%) C#
15 17 (15.18%) SDLC
16 16 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (12.50%) Test Automation
17 14 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
18 13 (11.61%) JIRA
18 13 (11.61%) ISTQB
18 13 (11.61%) MS Excel
19 12 (10.71%) Telecoms

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (1.79%) ColdFusion
1 2 (1.79%) Confluence
1 2 (1.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (11.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.68%) Intranet
2 2 (1.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.46%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.89%) Big Data
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (21.43%) Selenium
2 13 (11.61%) JIRA
3 7 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 7 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (5.36%) SoapUI
4 6 (5.36%) WebDriver
5 5 (4.46%) Ranorex
6 4 (3.57%) HP UFT
6 4 (3.57%) JUnit
6 4 (3.57%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (2.68%) Bugzilla
7 3 (2.68%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.79%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.79%) JBehave
8 2 (1.79%) Maven
8 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.89%) Hudson
9 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.89%) Sahi
General
1 29 (25.89%) Finance
2 12 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.14%) Banking
4 7 (6.25%) Marketing
5 5 (4.46%) Electronics
5 5 (4.46%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.57%) iGaming
7 2 (1.79%) Advertising
7 2 (1.79%) Games
8 1 (0.89%) Billing
8 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.89%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.54%) .NET
2 10 (8.93%) Web Services
3 6 (5.36%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.68%) HTML
4 3 (2.68%) XML
5 2 (1.79%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.79%) Behat
5 2 (1.79%) Java EE
5 2 (1.79%) SOAP
6 1 (0.89%) CSS
6 1 (0.89%) CSS3
6 1 (0.89%) HTML5
6 1 (0.89%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.82%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.36%) Driving Licence
5 5 (4.46%) Statistics
6 4 (3.57%) Chemistry
7 3 (2.68%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.79%) iPad
9 1 (0.89%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.89%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.89%) Replication
9 1 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.82%) Linux
2 8 (7.14%) Unix
3 6 (5.36%) Android
3 6 (5.36%) CentOS
4 5 (4.46%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.46%) Windows
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (58.04%) Manual Testing
2 59 (52.68%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (25.89%) Software Testing
4 28 (25.00%) Scrum
5 27 (24.11%) Automated Testing
6 25 (22.32%) BDD
7 23 (20.54%) System Testing
8 22 (19.64%) Test Scripting
9 20 (17.86%) TDD
10 19 (16.96%) Automation Testing
11 18 (16.07%) Functional Testing
12 17 (15.18%) SDLC
13 14 (12.50%) Test Automation
13 14 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (8.04%) Load Testing
15 8 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
15 8 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
16 7 (6.25%) CRM
16 7 (6.25%) Performance Testing
16 7 (6.25%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (35.71%) SQL
2 20 (17.86%) Java
3 18 (16.07%) C#
4 3 (2.68%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.68%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.79%) PHP
6 1 (0.89%) C
6 1 (0.89%) C++
6 1 (0.89%) Python
6 1 (0.89%) VBA
6 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (25.00%) ISEB
2 23 (20.54%) Degree
3 13 (11.61%) ISTQB
4 8 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (55.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (20.54%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.93%) Oracle
3 7 (6.25%) BT
4 6 (5.36%) Red Hat
5 5 (4.46%) SAP
6 2 (1.79%) HP
7 1 (0.89%) CODA
7 1 (0.89%) Splunk
7 1 (0.89%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.89%) Twitter
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