The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 346 328 333
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 829 925 826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.80% 0.82% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.00% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 724 782 727
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Manual Testing
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
85964 92342 85115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 83.18% 82.10% 80.37%
Number of salaries quoted 70360 74842 70738
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in England

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in England

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in England

Manual Testing
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 Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 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 -61 299 £45,000 +5.88% 39
South East +9 169 £37,500 +15.38% 11
Yorkshire +3 84 £35,000 +4.47% 7
North West +36 83 £32,500 +8.33% 12
East of England -9 62 £38,250 +5.51% 9
West Midlands -9 49 £35,000 +16.66% 4
South West -9 43 £32,500 -23.52% 4
East Midlands +26 33 £35,000 +3.70% 5
North East -5 1 £23,500 -5.05%
Midlands - 1 £26,500 -
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Manual Testing also 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 that cited Manual Testing.

1 884 (57.59%) Agile Software Development
2 806 (52.51%) QA
3 708 (46.12%) Automated Testing
4 587 (38.24%) Selenium
5 471 (30.68%) SQL
6 449 (29.25%) Test Scripting
7 426 (27.75%) ISEB
8 377 (24.56%) Software Testing
9 364 (23.71%) Java
10 362 (23.58%) Finance
11 308 (20.07%) Test Automation
12 267 (17.39%) .NET
13 263 (17.13%) ISTQB
14 252 (16.42%) C#
15 236 (15.37%) Degree
16 234 (15.24%) Regression Testing
17 233 (15.18%) TDD
18 226 (14.72%) Scrum
19 218 (14.20%) Windows
20 217 (14.14%) WebDriver
21 209 (13.62%) BDD
21 209 (13.62%) Automation Testing
22 204 (13.29%) Cucumber
23 201 (13.09%) User Acceptance Testing
24 194 (12.64%) JIRA
25 170 (11.07%) Microsoft
26 154 (10.03%) Performance Testing
27 145 (9.45%) HTML
28 142 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
29 139 (9.06%) Test Strategy

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Manual Testing also 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 that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (1.63%) Confluence
2 18 (1.17%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.59%) IIS
4 5 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.20%) Node.js
5 3 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.065%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.065%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.065%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.065%) CMS
7 1 (0.065%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.065%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.065%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.065%) Drupal
7 1 (0.065%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.065%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 86 (5.60%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.76%) MS Office
3 8 (0.52%) MS Project
4 7 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.39%) Mingle
6 5 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.065%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.20%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.20%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.20%) Summit
3 3 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.13%) Exchequer
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.065%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.065%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.065%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.065%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.065%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.065%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.82%) SaaS
2 20 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.52%) Rackspace Cloud
4 7 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.13%) Trello
7 1 (0.065%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.065%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.065%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.21%) Internet
2 17 (1.11%) HTTP
3 10 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.26%) Firewall
4 4 (0.26%) Wireless
5 3 (0.20%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.20%) DNS
6 2 (0.13%) Extranet
6 2 (0.13%) DSL
6 2 (0.13%) SSL
6 2 (0.13%) IPv4
6 2 (0.13%) IPv6
6 2 (0.13%) SAN
6 2 (0.13%) Intranet
6 2 (0.13%) Network Security
6 2 (0.13%) NAS
7 1 (0.065%) Skype
7 1 (0.065%) TETRA
7 1 (0.065%) SSH
7 1 (0.065%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.63%) Relational Database
3 21 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (1.30%) MySQL
4 20 (1.30%) Big Data
5 15 (0.98%) Oracle Database
5 15 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (0.85%) Hadoop
6 13 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (0.72%) DB2
8 10 (0.65%) RDBMS
8 10 (0.65%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.39%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.39%) Apache Hive
9 6 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.20%) OLTP
12 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.20%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 587 (38.24%) Selenium
2 217 (14.14%) WebDriver
3 204 (13.29%) Cucumber
4 194 (12.64%) JIRA
5 130 (8.47%) QuickTest Pro
6 105 (6.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 77 (5.02%) JMeter
8 68 (4.43%) JUnit
9 63 (4.10%) SoapUI
10 55 (3.58%) Jenkins
11 53 (3.45%) Git (software)
12 52 (3.39%) SpecFlow
13 51 (3.32%) Visual Studio
14 49 (3.19%) TestNG
15 36 (2.35%) TeamCity
16 35 (2.28%) LoadRunner
16 35 (2.28%) NUnit
17 32 (2.08%) Bugzilla
18 31 (2.02%) Appium
19 25 (1.63%) FitNesse
General
1 362 (23.58%) Finance
2 68 (4.43%) Retail
3 65 (4.23%) Banking
4 41 (2.67%) Games
5 40 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.24%) Advertising
6 19 (1.24%) Marketing
7 15 (0.98%) Back Office
8 12 (0.78%) Retail Banking
9 11 (0.72%) Investment Banking
9 11 (0.72%) Legal
9 11 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.65%) Front Office
11 8 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.52%) Law
12 7 (0.46%) Electronics
13 6 (0.39%) Automotive
14 4 (0.26%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.20%) Publishing
15 3 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 642 (41.82%) Analyst
2 559 (36.42%) Test Analyst
3 499 (32.51%) Tester
4 215 (14.01%) Software Tester
5 180 (11.73%) QA Engineer
6 155 (10.10%) Test Engineer
7 132 (8.60%) QA Analyst
8 92 (5.99%) Test Leader
8 92 (5.99%) QA Tester
8 92 (5.99%) Senior Analyst
9 85 (5.54%) Senior Tester
10 75 (4.89%) Senior Test Analyst
11 61 (3.97%) Software Test Analyst
12 59 (3.84%) Software Engineer
13 58 (3.78%) Developer
13 58 (3.78%) Automation Tester
14 54 (3.52%) Test Manager
15 48 (3.13%) QA Test Analyst
16 46 (3.00%) Junior
16 46 (3.00%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (17.39%) .NET
2 145 (9.45%) HTML
3 123 (8.01%) Web Services
4 114 (7.43%) XML
5 72 (4.69%) CSS
6 67 (4.36%) ASP.NET
7 59 (3.84%) SOAP
8 52 (3.39%) Gherkin
9 37 (2.41%) REST
10 36 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 28 (1.82%) .NET Framework
11 28 (1.82%) JSON
12 24 (1.56%) HTML5
13 21 (1.37%) jQuery
14 20 (1.30%) WinForms
15 18 (1.17%) Ajax
16 17 (1.11%) WPF
17 16 (1.04%) Entity Framework
17 16 (1.04%) ASP.NET Web API
18 13 (0.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 142 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (5.93%) Mobile App
3 84 (5.47%) Computer Science
4 77 (5.02%) Open Source
5 33 (2.15%) N-Tier
6 32 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (1.76%) Client/Server
8 26 (1.69%) iPhone
9 18 (1.17%) User Experience
9 18 (1.17%) Replication
10 17 (1.11%) iPad
11 14 (0.91%) Online Games
12 11 (0.72%) Management Information System
12 11 (0.72%) Blackberry
12 11 (0.72%) Wiki
12 11 (0.72%) Mathematics
13 10 (0.65%) Blog
14 8 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 7 (0.46%) Credit Risk
16 6 (0.39%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 218 (14.20%) Windows
2 124 (8.08%) Linux
3 81 (5.28%) UNIX
4 71 (4.63%) Android
5 68 (4.43%) Apple iOS
6 15 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (0.98%) Windows 7
7 12 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (0.78%) Windows 8
8 10 (0.65%) Mac OS
9 8 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
10 6 (0.39%) Windows Vista
10 6 (0.39%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.065%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.065%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 884 (57.59%) Agile Software Development
2 708 (46.12%) Automated Testing
3 449 (29.25%) Test Scripting
4 377 (24.56%) Software Testing
5 308 (20.07%) Test Automation
6 234 (15.24%) Regression Testing
7 233 (15.18%) TDD
8 226 (14.72%) Scrum
9 209 (13.62%) BDD
9 209 (13.62%) Automation Testing
10 201 (13.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 154 (10.03%) Performance Testing
12 139 (9.06%) Test Strategy
13 125 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
14 124 (8.08%) Mentoring
15 122 (7.95%) Integration Testing
16 109 (7.10%) User Stories
17 105 (6.84%) E-Commerce
18 95 (6.19%) Test Management
19 91 (5.93%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 471 (30.68%) SQL
2 364 (23.71%) Java
3 252 (16.42%) C#
4 127 (8.27%) JavaScript
5 87 (5.67%) Python
6 80 (5.21%) C++
7 51 (3.32%) Ruby
8 46 (3.00%) PHP
9 37 (2.41%) T-SQL
10 31 (2.02%) Perl
10 31 (2.02%) VB
11 22 (1.43%) C
12 17 (1.11%) PowerShell
13 15 (0.98%) VBScript
14 13 (0.85%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.52%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.39%) Scala
17 5 (0.33%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.33%) PL/SQL
18 4 (0.26%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 426 (27.75%) ISEB
2 263 (17.13%) ISTQB
3 236 (15.37%) Degree
4 92 (5.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (0.65%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.39%) HND
6 6 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (0.39%) AAT
7 3 (0.20%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.20%) IC3 Certification
8 1 (0.065%) CSQA
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.065%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 806 (52.51%) QA
2 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.065%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.065%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.33%) vSphere
3 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.13%) KVM
3 2 (0.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.065%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 119 (7.75%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.46%) Puppet
4 5 (0.33%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.20%) Oozie
6 2 (0.13%) Ansible
Vendors
1 170 (11.07%) Microsoft
2 99 (6.45%) Oracle
3 59 (3.84%) HP
4 17 (1.11%) VMware
5 11 (0.72%) Atlassian
6 10 (0.65%) Google
7 9 (0.59%) SAP
8 8 (0.52%) Citrix
9 7 (0.46%) Intershop
9 7 (0.46%) ATG
9 7 (0.46%) hybris
9 7 (0.46%) Demandware
10 5 (0.33%) Pega
10 5 (0.33%) Sage
10 5 (0.33%) New Relic
11 4 (0.26%) Remedy
11 4 (0.26%) Hyperion
11 4 (0.26%) Telerik
11 4 (0.26%) IBM
12 3 (0.20%) SimCorp
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 Per Annum + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30k - 32k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 55,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000, Bonus and share scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £42000.00 per annum + benefits, pension, on site gym
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £29,935 - 42,626 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago