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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 351 341 384
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +43
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 798 872 643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.78% 0.80% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.96% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 726 782 545
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 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £31,750
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +5.51%
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
86723 90581 82547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 84.74% 82.77% 81.07%
Number of salaries quoted 71804 73588 68269
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,699
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.42%

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 30 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 30 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 +24 321 £45,000 +12.50% 40
South East -26 197 £40,000 +14.28% 25
East of England -4 64 £35,000 +1.44% 7
Yorkshire +11 55 £32,500 - 8
North West +4 47 £35,000 +16.66% 18
West Midlands +2 41 £32,500 -2.98% 7
South West -28 41 £32,500 - 11
East Midlands -17 20 £30,000 -7.69%
North East -10 6 £37,750 +37.27%
Midlands -15 1 £37,000 -7.50%
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 965 (60.35%) Agile Software Development
2 916 (57.29%) QA
3 791 (49.47%) Automated Testing
4 651 (40.71%) Selenium
5 455 (28.46%) ISEB
6 443 (27.70%) Test Scripting
7 435 (27.20%) SQL
8 408 (25.52%) Java
9 387 (24.20%) Finance
10 359 (22.45%) Software Testing
11 346 (21.64%) C#
12 309 (19.32%) ISTQB
13 300 (18.76%) Scrum
14 296 (18.51%) Test Automation
15 293 (18.32%) .NET
16 288 (18.01%) Automation Testing
17 271 (16.95%) Regression Testing
18 269 (16.82%) TDD
19 245 (15.32%) Microsoft
20 240 (15.01%) Windows
21 239 (14.95%) Degree
22 228 (14.26%) BDD
23 216 (13.51%) WebDriver
23 216 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
24 201 (12.57%) JIRA
25 194 (12.13%) Cucumber
26 184 (11.51%) Performance Testing
27 183 (11.44%) SQL Server
28 179 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
29 174 (10.88%) SDLC

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 25 (1.56%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.06%) Confluence
3 13 (0.81%) IIS
4 9 (0.56%) CMS
5 7 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.38%) Node.js
7 4 (0.25%) GlassFish
7 4 (0.25%) Jetty
8 3 (0.19%) Drupal
8 3 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.19%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.063%) SugarCRM
10 1 (0.063%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.063%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.063%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.063%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.063%) nginx
10 1 (0.063%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.063%) Tomcat
Applications
1 126 (7.88%) MS Excel
2 29 (1.81%) MS Office
3 7 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.31%) MS Project
5 4 (0.25%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.25%) thinkFolio
3 4 (0.25%) SimCorp Dimension
4 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.13%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 2 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.063%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.063%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.063%) BASE24
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.063%) Exchequer
6 1 (0.063%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.13%) SaaS
2 17 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.063%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.063%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.063%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.063%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.63%) Internet
2 19 (1.19%) Network Security
3 14 (0.88%) HTTP
4 11 (0.69%) VPN
4 11 (0.69%) Unified Communications
5 8 (0.50%) Wireless
6 5 (0.31%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.25%) CTI
8 3 (0.19%) VoIP
8 3 (0.19%) SSH
9 2 (0.13%) Telnet
9 2 (0.13%) PuTTY
9 2 (0.13%) LTE
9 2 (0.13%) GSM
9 2 (0.13%) UMTS
9 2 (0.13%) Intranet
9 2 (0.13%) DNS
9 2 (0.13%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.063%) SSL
10 1 (0.063%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (11.44%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.75%) MySQL
3 42 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 33 (2.06%) Big Data
5 27 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (0.94%) Hadoop
7 12 (0.75%) Apache Hive
8 10 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (0.63%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.50%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.50%) NoSQL
9 8 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.44%) DB2
10 7 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.38%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
13 4 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
14 3 (0.19%) JasperReports
14 3 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 651 (40.71%) Selenium
2 216 (13.51%) WebDriver
3 201 (12.57%) JIRA
4 194 (12.13%) Cucumber
5 129 (8.07%) HP UFT
6 123 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 90 (5.63%) JMeter
8 78 (4.88%) SpecFlow
9 72 (4.50%) JUnit
10 66 (4.13%) Visual Studio
11 65 (4.07%) Jenkins
12 64 (4.00%) SoapUI
13 51 (3.19%) Git (software)
14 48 (3.00%) LoadRunner
15 42 (2.63%) Appium
16 39 (2.44%) NUnit
16 39 (2.44%) TestNG
17 32 (2.00%) Maven
18 29 (1.81%) Bugzilla
19 27 (1.69%) TeamCity
General
1 387 (24.20%) Finance
2 63 (3.94%) Banking
3 56 (3.50%) Telecoms
4 41 (2.56%) Games
5 39 (2.44%) Retail
6 26 (1.63%) Marketing
7 19 (1.19%) Investment Banking
7 19 (1.19%) Back Office
8 16 (1.00%) Publishing
8 16 (1.00%) Legal
9 14 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.81%) Advertising
11 10 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.56%) Electronics
13 8 (0.50%) Billing
14 5 (0.31%) Automotive
15 4 (0.25%) Law
15 4 (0.25%) Front Office
16 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 580 (36.27%) Analyst
2 526 (32.90%) Tester
3 479 (29.96%) Test Analyst
4 226 (14.13%) QA Engineer
5 220 (13.76%) Software Tester
6 177 (11.07%) Test Engineer
7 145 (9.07%) QA Analyst
8 117 (7.32%) QA Tester
9 85 (5.32%) Developer
10 73 (4.57%) Senior Tester
11 70 (4.38%) Senior Analyst
12 68 (4.25%) Test Leader
13 62 (3.88%) Senior Test Analyst
13 62 (3.88%) Automation Tester
14 59 (3.69%) Test Manager
15 53 (3.31%) Software Engineer
16 52 (3.25%) Senior QA Engineer
17 51 (3.19%) Agile Test Analyst
18 44 (2.75%) Software Test Analyst
19 43 (2.69%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (18.32%) .NET
2 141 (8.82%) Web Services
3 140 (8.76%) HTML
4 99 (6.19%) XML
5 71 (4.44%) ASP.NET
6 65 (4.07%) CSS
7 57 (3.56%) SOAP
7 57 (3.56%) Gherkin
8 53 (3.31%) .NET Framework
9 33 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
10 31 (1.94%) HTML5
11 30 (1.88%) REST
12 27 (1.69%) Spring
13 22 (1.38%) JSON
14 21 (1.31%) Entity Framework
15 17 (1.06%) LAMP
16 16 (1.00%) RESTful
17 13 (0.81%) ASP.NET Web API
17 13 (0.81%) ADO.NET
18 12 (0.75%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 179 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (7.19%) Mobile App
3 95 (5.94%) Computer Science
4 32 (2.00%) User Experience
5 26 (1.63%) iSeries
5 26 (1.63%) AS400
6 25 (1.56%) Client/Server
6 25 (1.56%) N-Tier
7 24 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 20 (1.25%) Replication
10 17 (1.06%) iPhone
11 16 (1.00%) Blackberry
12 15 (0.94%) Mathematics
13 13 (0.81%) Derivative
14 12 (0.75%) Equities
15 8 (0.50%) Online Games
16 6 (0.38%) Credit Derivative
16 6 (0.38%) E-Learning
16 6 (0.38%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 240 (15.01%) Windows
2 104 (6.50%) Linux
3 74 (4.63%) UNIX
4 73 (4.57%) Android
5 62 (3.88%) Apple iOS
6 33 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (1.94%) Windows 7
9 27 (1.69%) Windows 8
10 23 (1.44%) Windows Vista
10 23 (1.44%) Windows XP
11 9 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
12 6 (0.38%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.19%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 965 (60.35%) Agile Software Development
2 791 (49.47%) Automated Testing
3 443 (27.70%) Test Scripting
4 359 (22.45%) Software Testing
5 300 (18.76%) Scrum
6 296 (18.51%) Test Automation
7 288 (18.01%) Automation Testing
8 271 (16.95%) Regression Testing
9 269 (16.82%) TDD
10 228 (14.26%) BDD
11 216 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
12 184 (11.51%) Performance Testing
13 174 (10.88%) SDLC
14 146 (9.13%) Test Strategy
15 139 (8.69%) Integration Testing
16 123 (7.69%) Unit Testing
17 119 (7.44%) User Stories
17 119 (7.44%) E-Commerce
18 117 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
19 110 (6.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 435 (27.20%) SQL
2 408 (25.52%) Java
3 346 (21.64%) C#
4 133 (8.32%) JavaScript
5 88 (5.50%) C++
6 81 (5.07%) Python
7 78 (4.88%) PHP
8 47 (2.94%) T-SQL
9 39 (2.44%) Ruby
10 31 (1.94%) C
11 24 (1.50%) Perl
12 21 (1.31%) VB
13 9 (0.56%) VBScript
13 9 (0.56%) Scala
14 8 (0.50%) Groovy
15 7 (0.44%) PowerShell
15 7 (0.44%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.44%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.44%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 455 (28.46%) ISEB
2 309 (19.32%) ISTQB
3 239 (14.95%) Degree
4 100 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (0.94%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (0.31%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.25%) AAT
7 4 (0.25%) HND
8 3 (0.19%) IC3 Certification
9 2 (0.13%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.13%) MCP
9 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.13%) MCPD
9 2 (0.13%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.063%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.063%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 916 (57.29%) QA
2 1 (0.063%) EMIR
2 1 (0.063%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.063%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.44%) Docker
3 3 (0.19%) VirtualBox
3 3 (0.19%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.19%) Firmware
4 2 (0.13%) KVM
5 1 (0.063%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 120 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (1.38%) Puppet
3 12 (0.75%) Vagrant
4 10 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.44%) Ansible
6 6 (0.38%) Salt
6 6 (0.38%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.19%) Oozie
Vendors
1 245 (15.32%) Microsoft
2 114 (7.13%) Oracle
3 73 (4.57%) HP
4 20 (1.25%) SAP
5 13 (0.81%) VMware
5 13 (0.81%) Pega
6 12 (0.75%) Google
7 8 (0.50%) Atlassian
8 7 (0.44%) Red Hat
8 7 (0.44%) Bloomberg
9 6 (0.38%) Remedy
9 6 (0.38%) Sage
9 6 (0.38%) IBM
10 5 (0.31%) Citrix
10 5 (0.31%) Hyperion
10 5 (0.31%) New Relic
11 4 (0.25%) Tableau
11 4 (0.25%) Charles River
11 4 (0.25%) GoldenSource
11 4 (0.25%) SimCorp
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Premier IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 45k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bingley, West Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Salary: £38.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus(10%),shares, pension, health
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Fantastic Base+Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday