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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 379 457 417
Rank change year-on-year
+78 -40
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 717 464 590
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.66% 0.47% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.59% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 646 411 525
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £26,300 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.58%
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
87806 79197 86082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.80% 79.57% 78.05%
Number of salaries quoted 70655 65397 73602
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 +27 233 £42,500 -10.52% 33
South East +81 188 £35,000 +7.69% 21
Yorkshire -4 67 £32,500 - 13
North West +12 57 £30,000 +1.69% 11
South West +2 57 £32,500 -4.41% 13
East of England +4 53 £38,500 +19.37% 11
East Midlands -13 36 £32,000 - 2
West Midlands +1 35 £33,500 +11.66% 2
North East -9 2 £27,500 +17.02% 1
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 655 (46.39%) QA
2 572 (40.51%) SQL
3 462 (32.72%) Selenium
4 449 (31.80%) Agile Software Development
5 437 (30.95%) ISEB
6 421 (29.82%) Automated Testing
7 404 (28.61%) Finance
8 394 (27.90%) Test Scripting
9 374 (26.49%) Software Testing
10 319 (22.59%) Degree
11 266 (18.84%) Scrum
12 262 (18.56%) C#
13 260 (18.41%) Java
14 253 (17.92%) .NET
15 246 (17.42%) Test Automation
16 244 (17.28%) Windows
17 231 (16.36%) Regression Testing
18 230 (16.29%) Automation Testing
19 218 (15.44%) QuickTest Pro
20 217 (15.37%) ISTQB
21 200 (14.16%) Microsoft
22 163 (11.54%) SQL Server
23 154 (10.91%) WebDriver
24 152 (10.76%) JIRA
25 149 (10.55%) XML
26 144 (10.20%) Integration Testing
27 142 (10.06%) User Acceptance Testing
27 142 (10.06%) System Testing
28 139 (9.84%) HP Quality Center
29 137 (9.70%) TDD

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 19 (1.35%) Confluence
2 15 (1.06%) SharePoint
3 12 (0.85%) IIS
4 11 (0.78%) CMS
5 10 (0.71%) WorkSite
6 9 (0.64%) Apache
7 5 (0.35%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (0.28%) Drupal
9 3 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.21%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.14%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.14%) SAS
10 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.071%) Node.js
11 1 (0.071%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.071%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 98 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 90 (6.37%) MS Office
3 6 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.21%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 3 (0.21%) HiPortfolio
1 3 (0.21%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.071%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.071%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.071%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.071%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.071%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.071%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.071%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.35%) SaaS
2 5 (0.35%) Basecamp
3 2 (0.14%) Trello
4 1 (0.071%) Office 365
4 1 (0.071%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.48%) Internet
2 22 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 13 (0.92%) LAN
4 7 (0.50%) Wireless
5 6 (0.42%) Firewall
6 5 (0.35%) HTTP
7 3 (0.21%) Intranet
8 2 (0.14%) DHCP
8 2 (0.14%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.14%) Network Security
9 1 (0.071%) LTE
9 1 (0.071%) DNS
9 1 (0.071%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.071%) POP3
9 1 (0.071%) SMTP
9 1 (0.071%) 3G
9 1 (0.071%) DSL
9 1 (0.071%) 2G
9 1 (0.071%) RNC
9 1 (0.071%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.61%) MySQL
3 34 (2.41%) Oracle Database
4 29 (2.05%) Relational Database
5 15 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (0.64%) DB2
8 8 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.28%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.21%) Big Data
13 1 (0.071%) BusinessObjects XI
13 1 (0.071%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.071%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.071%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 1 (0.071%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.071%) SQLPlus
13 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 462 (32.72%) Selenium
2 218 (15.44%) QuickTest Pro
3 154 (10.91%) WebDriver
4 152 (10.76%) JIRA
5 106 (7.51%) Cucumber
6 100 (7.08%) SoapUI
7 98 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 80 (5.67%) Visual Studio
9 62 (4.39%) JUnit
10 61 (4.32%) JMeter
11 45 (3.19%) FitNesse
12 43 (3.05%) Jenkins
13 42 (2.97%) Subversion
14 39 (2.76%) WATIR
15 36 (2.55%) TestNG
16 34 (2.41%) NUnit
16 34 (2.41%) Bugzilla
17 30 (2.12%) LoadRunner
18 28 (1.98%) Hudson
19 27 (1.91%) Ranorex
General
1 404 (28.61%) Finance
2 72 (5.10%) Retail
3 61 (4.32%) Banking
4 36 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 29 (2.05%) Law
6 27 (1.91%) Games
7 25 (1.77%) Marketing
8 17 (1.20%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.20%) Retail Banking
8 17 (1.20%) Automotive
9 11 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 11 (0.78%) Front Office
10 9 (0.64%) Legal
10 9 (0.64%) Advertising
11 7 (0.50%) Back Office
12 4 (0.28%) Publishing
13 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.21%) Billing
14 2 (0.14%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 626 (44.33%) Analyst
2 585 (41.43%) Test Analyst
3 464 (32.86%) Tester
4 214 (15.16%) Test Engineer
5 183 (12.96%) Software Tester
6 137 (9.70%) QA Engineer
7 122 (8.64%) QA Tester
8 111 (7.86%) QA Analyst
9 95 (6.73%) Senior Analyst
10 91 (6.44%) Senior Test Analyst
11 77 (5.45%) Senior Tester
12 65 (4.60%) QA Test Analyst
13 58 (4.11%) Software Engineer
14 57 (4.04%) Test Manager
15 51 (3.61%) Senior Test Engineer
16 42 (2.97%) Software Test Engineer
16 42 (2.97%) Software Test Analyst
17 39 (2.76%) Test Leader
17 39 (2.76%) Junior
18 38 (2.69%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (17.92%) .NET
2 149 (10.55%) XML
3 101 (7.15%) HTML
4 92 (6.52%) Web Services
5 89 (6.30%) SOAP
6 49 (3.47%) CSS
7 44 (3.12%) Gherkin
8 41 (2.90%) .NET Framework
9 33 (2.34%) RESTful
10 30 (2.12%) J2EE
11 27 (1.91%) ASP.NET
12 17 (1.20%) HTML5
13 15 (1.06%) WCF
14 14 (0.99%) jQuery
15 13 (0.92%) REST
16 11 (0.78%) LINQ
16 11 (0.78%) JSON
16 11 (0.78%) Middleware
16 11 (0.78%) WinForms
17 8 (0.57%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 125 (8.85%) Computer Science
2 70 (4.96%) Mobile App
3 60 (4.25%) Mathematics
4 40 (2.83%) Derivative
5 38 (2.69%) Client/Server
6 31 (2.20%) Life Science
7 27 (1.91%) Open Source
8 25 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.35%) Chemistry
9 19 (1.35%) Biology
9 19 (1.35%) Statistics
10 17 (1.20%) N-Tier
11 15 (1.06%) AS400
11 15 (1.06%) Physics
12 14 (0.99%) Online Games
13 13 (0.92%) Blackberry
14 12 (0.85%) Visualisation
15 10 (0.71%) iPhone
15 10 (0.71%) iPad
16 9 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 244 (17.28%) Windows
2 105 (7.44%) UNIX
3 72 (5.10%) Linux
4 48 (3.40%) Apple iOS
5 45 (3.19%) Android
6 34 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (1.49%) Windows Vista
7 21 (1.49%) Windows XP
7 21 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (1.27%) Mac OS X
9 16 (1.13%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.85%) Solaris
11 7 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
12 6 (0.42%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.35%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.071%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 449 (31.80%) Agile Software Development
2 421 (29.82%) Automated Testing
3 394 (27.90%) Test Scripting
4 374 (26.49%) Software Testing
5 266 (18.84%) Scrum
6 246 (17.42%) Test Automation
7 231 (16.36%) Regression Testing
8 230 (16.29%) Automation Testing
9 144 (10.20%) Integration Testing
10 142 (10.06%) System Testing
10 142 (10.06%) User Acceptance Testing
11 137 (9.70%) TDD
12 103 (7.29%) Performance Testing
13 95 (6.73%) BDD
14 93 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
15 81 (5.74%) Test Strategy
15 81 (5.74%) E-Commerce
16 76 (5.38%) Test Management
17 71 (5.03%) Software Engineering
18 66 (4.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 572 (40.51%) SQL
2 262 (18.56%) C#
3 260 (18.41%) Java
4 98 (6.94%) JavaScript
5 81 (5.74%) Python
6 63 (4.46%) Ruby
7 60 (4.25%) VBScript
8 59 (4.18%) C++
9 44 (3.12%) T-SQL
10 42 (2.97%) VB
11 36 (2.55%) Perl
12 34 (2.41%) PHP
13 28 (1.98%) PL/SQL
14 20 (1.42%) C
15 15 (1.06%) Shell Script
16 11 (0.78%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.64%) Bash Shell
18 7 (0.50%) F#
19 6 (0.42%) Scala
20 5 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 437 (30.95%) ISEB
2 319 (22.59%) Degree
3 217 (15.37%) ISTQB
4 105 (7.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (0.99%) Security Cleared
6 9 (0.64%) PhD
7 7 (0.50%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.21%) CEH
8 3 (0.21%) GIAC
8 3 (0.21%) GPEN
8 3 (0.21%) OSCP
9 2 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.071%) HND
10 1 (0.071%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 655 (46.39%) QA
2 5 (0.35%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.21%) SLA
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.071%) GAAP
System Software
1 6 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (0.42%) vSphere
2 3 (0.21%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.14%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.071%) Nmap
4 1 (0.071%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 139 (9.84%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.71%) SCCM
3 5 (0.35%) Nagios
4 3 (0.21%) Hyperic
4 3 (0.21%) Opsview
5 2 (0.14%) AppDNA
5 2 (0.14%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.071%) Nessus
6 1 (0.071%) WMI
6 1 (0.071%) Puppet
Vendors
1 200 (14.16%) Microsoft
2 115 (8.14%) Oracle
3 96 (6.80%) HP
4 26 (1.84%) Citrix
5 14 (0.99%) Altiris
6 12 (0.85%) IBM
7 10 (0.71%) Interwoven
8 8 (0.57%) SAP
8 8 (0.57%) Telerik
9 7 (0.50%) Remedy
10 6 (0.42%) VMware
10 6 (0.42%) Cisco
10 6 (0.42%) Facebook
11 4 (0.28%) Zend
12 3 (0.21%) SimCorp
12 3 (0.21%) Capita
12 3 (0.21%) thinkFolio
12 3 (0.21%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.21%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.21%) Sophis
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus an excellent bonus and benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum + Great Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £38,000 to £40,000 per annum + Great Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
Gold Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Gem Partnership
Salary: From £32,000 to £39,000 per annum Pension + Healthcare + Living Costs
Posted: Yesterday