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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 343 342 383
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +41
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 789 877 658
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.77% 0.80% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.96% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 726 792 561
Average salary £39,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £53,700
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
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
86066 91062 82152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 84.46% 82.72% 80.92%
Number of salaries quoted 71168 74298 68447
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £74,100
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 6 July 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 6 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
(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 +13 329 £45,000 +12.50% 33
South East -52 160 £40,000 +14.28% 34
East of England -7 67 £35,750 +5.14% 14
North West +18 60 £33,000 +10.00% 14
Yorkshire +7 53 £32,500 - 8
West Midlands -8 39 £32,500 -2.98% 6
South West -14 37 £32,500 - 2
East Midlands -6 28 £30,000 -7.69% 12
North East - 6 £37,750 - 1
Midlands -12 1 £37,000 -7.50%
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 970 (59.84%) Agile Software Development
2 904 (55.77%) QA
3 777 (47.93%) Automated Testing
4 648 (39.98%) Selenium
5 474 (29.24%) Test Scripting
6 469 (28.93%) ISEB
7 467 (28.81%) SQL
8 397 (24.49%) Java
9 378 (23.32%) Software Testing
10 377 (23.26%) Finance
11 334 (20.60%) C#
12 310 (19.12%) ISTQB
13 300 (18.51%) Test Automation
14 295 (18.20%) Automation Testing
15 294 (18.14%) .NET
16 293 (18.08%) Scrum
17 264 (16.29%) Regression Testing
18 257 (15.85%) Degree
19 252 (15.55%) TDD
20 239 (14.74%) Windows
21 237 (14.62%) Microsoft
22 224 (13.82%) WebDriver
23 219 (13.51%) BDD
24 217 (13.39%) User Acceptance Testing
25 204 (12.58%) Cucumber
26 192 (11.84%) JIRA
27 188 (11.60%) SQL Server
28 184 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
29 183 (11.29%) SDLC
30 169 (10.43%) Performance Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 26 (1.60%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.11%) Confluence
3 11 (0.68%) IIS
4 9 (0.56%) CMS
5 6 (0.37%) Node.js
5 6 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.25%) GlassFish
6 4 (0.25%) Jetty
7 3 (0.19%) Drupal
7 3 (0.19%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.12%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.062%) SugarCRM
9 1 (0.062%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.062%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.062%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.062%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.062%) nginx
9 1 (0.062%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.062%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 122 (7.53%) MS Excel
2 31 (1.91%) MS Office
3 8 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.37%) MS Project
4 6 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.31%) Mingle
6 1 (0.062%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 5 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.25%) SimCorp Dimension
2 4 (0.25%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.12%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.062%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.062%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.062%) BASE24
5 1 (0.062%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.062%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.062%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.16%) SaaS
2 15 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.37%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.062%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.062%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.062%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.062%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.67%) Internet
2 17 (1.05%) Network Security
3 14 (0.86%) HTTP
4 11 (0.68%) VPN
5 9 (0.56%) Unified Communications
6 8 (0.49%) Wireless
7 5 (0.31%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.19%) DNS
8 3 (0.19%) VoIP
9 2 (0.12%) CTI
9 2 (0.12%) Intranet
9 2 (0.12%) DSL
10 1 (0.062%) ATM
10 1 (0.062%) Extranet
10 1 (0.062%) POP3
10 1 (0.062%) SMTP
10 1 (0.062%) DHCP
10 1 (0.062%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.062%) SSL
10 1 (0.062%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (11.60%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.65%) MySQL
3 37 (2.28%) Relational Database
4 28 (1.73%) Big Data
4 28 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (0.86%) Hadoop
6 12 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (0.68%) Apache Hive
8 9 (0.56%) NoSQL
8 9 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (0.56%) DB2
8 9 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.43%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.43%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.43%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
13 3 (0.19%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 648 (39.98%) Selenium
2 224 (13.82%) WebDriver
3 204 (12.58%) Cucumber
4 192 (11.84%) JIRA
5 131 (8.08%) HP UFT
6 114 (7.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 87 (5.37%) JMeter
8 70 (4.32%) JUnit
9 69 (4.26%) SpecFlow
10 63 (3.89%) SoapUI
11 61 (3.76%) Jenkins
12 58 (3.58%) Visual Studio
13 51 (3.15%) Git (software)
14 46 (2.84%) TestNG
14 46 (2.84%) LoadRunner
15 43 (2.65%) Appium
16 37 (2.28%) NUnit
17 31 (1.91%) Maven
18 30 (1.85%) Bugzilla
19 27 (1.67%) TeamCity
General
1 377 (23.26%) Finance
2 65 (4.01%) Banking
3 44 (2.71%) Telecoms
4 43 (2.65%) Retail
4 43 (2.65%) Games
5 25 (1.54%) Marketing
6 19 (1.17%) Investment Banking
7 18 (1.11%) Back Office
8 17 (1.05%) Legal
9 14 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 14 (0.86%) Advertising
10 12 (0.74%) Publishing
11 6 (0.37%) Billing
11 6 (0.37%) Electronics
12 5 (0.31%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.31%) Front Office
12 5 (0.31%) Law
12 5 (0.31%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.25%) Automotive
14 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 623 (38.43%) Analyst
2 549 (33.87%) Tester
3 517 (31.89%) Test Analyst
4 224 (13.82%) Software Tester
5 211 (13.02%) QA Engineer
6 165 (10.18%) Test Engineer
7 153 (9.44%) QA Analyst
8 113 (6.97%) QA Tester
9 85 (5.24%) Developer
10 77 (4.75%) Senior Tester
11 75 (4.63%) Test Leader
12 73 (4.50%) Senior Analyst
13 67 (4.13%) Automation Tester
14 60 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
15 54 (3.33%) Test Manager
16 52 (3.21%) Senior QA Engineer
17 51 (3.15%) Software Test Analyst
17 51 (3.15%) Software Engineer
18 47 (2.90%) Agile Test Analyst
19 42 (2.59%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (18.14%) .NET
2 152 (9.38%) HTML
3 132 (8.14%) Web Services
4 112 (6.91%) XML
5 83 (5.12%) ASP.NET
6 70 (4.32%) CSS
7 57 (3.52%) Gherkin
8 54 (3.33%) SOAP
9 43 (2.65%) .NET Framework
10 41 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 32 (1.97%) REST
12 31 (1.91%) JSON
13 29 (1.79%) HTML5
14 27 (1.67%) Spring
15 23 (1.42%) Entity Framework
16 19 (1.17%) ASP.NET Web API
17 16 (0.99%) jQuery
17 16 (0.99%) Ajax
17 16 (0.99%) LAMP
17 16 (0.99%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 184 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (7.09%) Mobile App
3 106 (6.54%) Computer Science
4 32 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
5 27 (1.67%) User Experience
6 25 (1.54%) iSeries
6 25 (1.54%) Client/Server
6 25 (1.54%) AS400
7 24 (1.48%) N-Tier
7 24 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 23 (1.42%) Replication
9 20 (1.23%) iPhone
10 18 (1.11%) Mathematics
11 16 (0.99%) Blackberry
12 12 (0.74%) Equities
12 12 (0.74%) Derivative
13 8 (0.49%) Blog
13 8 (0.49%) Online Games
13 8 (0.49%) iPad
14 7 (0.43%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 239 (14.74%) Windows
2 108 (6.66%) Linux
3 76 (4.69%) Android
4 68 (4.19%) Apple iOS
5 64 (3.95%) UNIX
6 29 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (1.67%) Windows 7
8 26 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (1.48%) Windows 8
10 19 (1.17%) Windows Vista
10 19 (1.17%) Windows XP
11 9 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
12 6 (0.37%) Windows Phone
12 6 (0.37%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 970 (59.84%) Agile Software Development
2 777 (47.93%) Automated Testing
3 474 (29.24%) Test Scripting
4 378 (23.32%) Software Testing
5 300 (18.51%) Test Automation
6 295 (18.20%) Automation Testing
7 293 (18.08%) Scrum
8 264 (16.29%) Regression Testing
9 252 (15.55%) TDD
10 219 (13.51%) BDD
11 217 (13.39%) User Acceptance Testing
12 183 (11.29%) SDLC
13 169 (10.43%) Performance Testing
14 149 (9.19%) Test Strategy
15 123 (7.59%) Integration Testing
16 117 (7.22%) User Stories
17 116 (7.16%) Continuous Integration
18 115 (7.09%) E-Commerce
19 112 (6.91%) Mentoring
20 104 (6.42%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 467 (28.81%) SQL
2 397 (24.49%) Java
3 334 (20.60%) C#
4 147 (9.07%) JavaScript
5 96 (5.92%) C++
6 80 (4.94%) Python
7 75 (4.63%) PHP
8 44 (2.71%) T-SQL
9 41 (2.53%) Ruby
10 31 (1.91%) C
11 28 (1.73%) VB
12 26 (1.60%) Perl
13 13 (0.80%) VBScript
14 12 (0.74%) PowerShell
15 10 (0.62%) Scala
16 9 (0.56%) Groovy
17 8 (0.49%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.43%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.43%) Bash Shell
19 6 (0.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 469 (28.93%) ISEB
2 310 (19.12%) ISTQB
3 257 (15.85%) Degree
4 99 (6.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (0.86%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (0.31%) AAT
7 5 (0.31%) HND
8 4 (0.25%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.19%) IC3 Certification
10 2 (0.12%) MCP
10 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.12%) MCPD
10 2 (0.12%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.062%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.062%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 904 (55.77%) QA
2 1 (0.062%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.062%) EMIR
2 1 (0.062%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.062%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (0.43%) Docker
2 4 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.19%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.19%) Firmware
3 3 (0.19%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.12%) KVM
5 1 (0.062%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 100 (6.17%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.42%) Puppet
3 14 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.74%) Vagrant
5 8 (0.49%) Ansible
6 6 (0.37%) Salt
6 6 (0.37%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.19%) Oozie
Vendors
1 237 (14.62%) Microsoft
2 105 (6.48%) Oracle
3 55 (3.39%) HP
4 20 (1.23%) SAP
5 11 (0.68%) Google
6 10 (0.62%) Atlassian
7 9 (0.56%) Pega
8 8 (0.49%) VMware
8 8 (0.49%) Citrix
9 6 (0.37%) Bloomberg
9 6 (0.37%) Remedy
9 6 (0.37%) Sage
10 5 (0.31%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.31%) Hyperion
10 5 (0.31%) New Relic
11 4 (0.25%) Charles River
11 4 (0.25%) SimCorp
12 3 (0.19%) Telerik
12 3 (0.19%) IBM
12 3 (0.19%) Sybase
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 28 minutes ago
Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 39 minutes ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 41 minutes ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
St. Helens, Merseyside
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + fab benefits + progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum + Pension / Medical / FlexiTime
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
GO Partnership Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus(10%),shares, pension, health
Posted: 2 days ago