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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Tester
Rank 859 869 799
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -70
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 19 32 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.029% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.031% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 18 30 53
Average salary £30,750 £30,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £39,250 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
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
97564 104302 96112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.53% 94.51% 94.53%
Number of salaries quoted 81515 86339 80864
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 3 July 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 3 July 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
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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
London +18 7 £40,000 +17.64% 1
Yorkshire +1 4 £30,000 -
South East +10 3 £36,500 +16.80%
South West -3 3 £40,000 +48.14% 3
East Midlands +3 1 £27,000 -1.81% 1
North East - 1 £25,000 -
Manual Tester
UK

Manual Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 32 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (40.00%) QA
3 22 (31.43%) Finance
3 22 (31.43%) Manual Testing
4 20 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 18 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 14 (20.00%) SQL
7 14 (20.00%) Selenium
7 14 (20.00%) ISTQB
8 13 (18.57%) Degree
8 13 (18.57%) C#
8 13 (18.57%) ISEB
9 12 (17.14%) Java
10 11 (15.71%) Regression Testing
10 11 (15.71%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (15.71%) WebDriver
11 10 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (14.29%) Computer Science
11 10 (14.29%) Performance Testing
11 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 10 (14.29%) SQL Server
12 9 (12.86%) User Stories
12 9 (12.86%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (11.43%) Financial Modelling
13 8 (11.43%) Time Management
13 8 (11.43%) Mathematics
13 8 (11.43%) Software Engineering
13 8 (11.43%) Validation
14 7 (10.00%) Workflow

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (1.43%) IIS
1 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (20.00%) Selenium
2 11 (15.71%) WebDriver
3 9 (12.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (7.14%) JIRA
5 4 (5.71%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.86%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.86%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.43%) Calabash
7 1 (1.43%) Appium
7 1 (1.43%) Xcode
7 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
General
1 22 (31.43%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Games
3 2 (2.86%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Marketing
3 2 (2.86%) Advertising
4 1 (1.43%) Publishing
4 1 (1.43%) Law
4 1 (1.43%) Back Office
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) .NET
2 3 (4.29%) Web Services
3 2 (2.86%) RESTful
4 1 (1.43%) HTML5
4 1 (1.43%) HTML
4 1 (1.43%) XML
4 1 (1.43%) Java EE
4 1 (1.43%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 8 (11.43%) Mathematics
3 7 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.71%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.86%) User Experience
5 2 (2.86%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.00%) UNIX
2 4 (5.71%) Linux
3 3 (4.29%) Windows
4 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.43%) Android
4 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.43%) Manual Testing
3 20 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 18 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 11 (15.71%) Regression Testing
7 10 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 9 (12.86%) User Stories
9 8 (11.43%) Software Engineering
9 8 (11.43%) Time Management
9 8 (11.43%) Financial Modelling
9 8 (11.43%) Validation
10 7 (10.00%) Workflow
10 7 (10.00%) Workflow Management
10 7 (10.00%) Coaching
11 6 (8.57%) Scrum
11 6 (8.57%) Test Automation
11 6 (8.57%) Integration Testing
12 5 (7.14%) SDLC
13 4 (5.71%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.00%) SQL
2 13 (18.57%) C#
3 12 (17.14%) Java
4 2 (2.86%) Ruby
5 1 (1.43%) Python
5 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 13 (18.57%) Degree
2 13 (18.57%) ISEB
3 10 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.43%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (15.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (1.43%) HP
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