The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 386 442 428
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -14
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 701 489 553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.48% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.61% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 630 419 489
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
87553 79947 86103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.43% 78.81% 77.63%
Number of salaries quoted 71008 65980 73851
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Manual Testing
UK

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 1 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 1 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 +8 260 £42,500 -5.55% 23
South East +108 203 £35,000 +9.37% 11
East of England +5 52 £35,000 +7.69% 7
South West -20 47 £32,500 -4.41% 11
Yorkshire -22 43 £32,500 +4.83% 16
West Midlands +15 37 £33,500 -4.28% 2
North West 0 34 £30,000 - 4
East Midlands -7 34 £32,500 +3.17% 3
Midlands - 2 £40,000 -
North East -5 1 £27,500 - 2
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 673 (48.04%) QA
2 531 (37.90%) SQL
3 461 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
4 455 (32.48%) Selenium
5 420 (29.98%) Automated Testing
5 420 (29.98%) ISEB
6 401 (28.62%) Finance
7 386 (27.55%) Test Scripting
8 338 (24.13%) Software Testing
9 317 (22.63%) Degree
10 290 (20.70%) C#
11 270 (19.27%) .NET
12 265 (18.92%) Scrum
13 252 (17.99%) Java
14 240 (17.13%) Test Automation
15 239 (17.06%) Windows
16 220 (15.70%) Automation Testing
17 208 (14.85%) QuickTest Pro
17 208 (14.85%) ISTQB
18 202 (14.42%) Microsoft
19 174 (12.42%) SQL Server
20 158 (11.28%) XML
21 155 (11.06%) Regression Testing
22 149 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
23 143 (10.21%) WebDriver
24 140 (9.99%) System Testing
24 140 (9.99%) TDD
25 137 (9.78%) JIRA
25 137 (9.78%) Integration Testing
26 135 (9.64%) Computer Science

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 22 (1.57%) Confluence
2 16 (1.14%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.14%) IIS
3 12 (0.86%) CMS
4 9 (0.64%) WorkSite
4 9 (0.64%) Apache
5 6 (0.43%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.29%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.14%) SAS
8 2 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.071%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.071%) Drupal
9 1 (0.071%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.071%) Node.js
Applications
1 95 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 90 (6.42%) MS Office
3 6 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.21%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 3 (0.21%) HiPortfolio
1 3 (0.21%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.071%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.071%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.071%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.071%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.071%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.071%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.07%) SaaS
2 5 (0.36%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.071%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.071%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.71%) Internet
2 25 (1.78%) TCP/IP
3 11 (0.79%) LAN
4 9 (0.64%) Wireless
5 8 (0.57%) HTTP
6 6 (0.43%) Firewall
6 6 (0.43%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.21%) Network Security
7 3 (0.21%) Intranet
8 1 (0.071%) LTE
8 1 (0.071%) RNC
8 1 (0.071%) DHCP
8 1 (0.071%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.071%) 3G
8 1 (0.071%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (12.42%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.35%) MySQL
3 26 (1.86%) Relational Database
4 20 (1.43%) Oracle Database
5 14 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (0.64%) DB2
8 8 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.36%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.14%) Big Data
11 2 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.071%) BusinessObjects XI
12 1 (0.071%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.071%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.071%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.071%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.071%) BODI
12 1 (0.071%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 455 (32.48%) Selenium
2 208 (14.85%) QuickTest Pro
3 143 (10.21%) WebDriver
4 137 (9.78%) JIRA
5 115 (8.21%) Cucumber
6 105 (7.49%) SoapUI
7 95 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 83 (5.92%) Visual Studio
9 54 (3.85%) FitNesse
10 53 (3.78%) JUnit
11 51 (3.64%) JMeter
12 39 (2.78%) Jenkins
13 36 (2.57%) WATIR
14 34 (2.43%) Subversion
15 32 (2.28%) NUnit
16 30 (2.14%) Bugzilla
16 30 (2.14%) LoadRunner
17 29 (2.07%) TestNG
18 28 (2.00%) SpecFlow
19 27 (1.93%) Hudson
General
1 401 (28.62%) Finance
2 71 (5.07%) Retail
3 58 (4.14%) Banking
4 37 (2.64%) Telecoms
5 28 (2.00%) Law
6 27 (1.93%) Games
7 22 (1.57%) Marketing
7 22 (1.57%) Automotive
8 16 (1.14%) Investment Banking
9 13 (0.93%) Front Office
10 11 (0.79%) Retail Banking
10 11 (0.79%) Advertising
11 10 (0.71%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.57%) Legal
13 4 (0.29%) Back Office
13 4 (0.29%) Publishing
14 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.14%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.14%) Electronics
15 2 (0.14%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 601 (42.90%) Analyst
2 563 (40.19%) Test Analyst
3 463 (33.05%) Tester
4 225 (16.06%) Test Engineer
5 168 (11.99%) Software Tester
6 159 (11.35%) QA Engineer
7 128 (9.14%) QA Tester
8 120 (8.57%) QA Analyst
9 87 (6.21%) Senior Analyst
10 84 (6.00%) Senior Test Analyst
11 79 (5.64%) QA Test Analyst
12 71 (5.07%) Senior Tester
13 65 (4.64%) Software Engineer
14 56 (4.00%) Test Manager
15 49 (3.50%) Senior Test Engineer
16 46 (3.28%) Developer
17 45 (3.21%) Software Test Engineer
18 40 (2.86%) Test Leader
19 36 (2.57%) Junior
20 33 (2.36%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (19.27%) .NET
2 158 (11.28%) XML
3 96 (6.85%) SOAP
3 96 (6.85%) HTML
4 91 (6.50%) Web Services
5 52 (3.71%) CSS
6 45 (3.21%) .NET Framework
6 45 (3.21%) Gherkin
7 33 (2.36%) ASP.NET
8 31 (2.21%) RESTful
9 27 (1.93%) J2EE
10 18 (1.28%) HTML5
11 17 (1.21%) jQuery
12 16 (1.14%) REST
12 16 (1.14%) Middleware
12 16 (1.14%) WCF
13 15 (1.07%) JSON
14 12 (0.86%) XSLT
15 11 (0.79%) WinForms
16 10 (0.71%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 135 (9.64%) Computer Science
2 74 (5.28%) Mobile App
3 55 (3.93%) Mathematics
4 40 (2.86%) Client/Server
5 38 (2.71%) Derivative
6 29 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
7 28 (2.00%) Life Science
8 24 (1.71%) Blackberry
9 21 (1.50%) Open Source
10 19 (1.36%) Statistics
10 19 (1.36%) Chemistry
10 19 (1.36%) Biology
11 17 (1.21%) AS400
12 16 (1.14%) Online Games
13 15 (1.07%) Physics
14 13 (0.93%) N-Tier
14 13 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 10 (0.71%) iPad
16 9 (0.64%) Visualisation
16 9 (0.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 239 (17.06%) Windows
2 107 (7.64%) UNIX
3 81 (5.78%) Linux
4 59 (4.21%) Apple iOS
5 58 (4.14%) Android
6 32 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (1.50%) Windows XP
7 21 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (1.50%) Windows Vista
8 19 (1.36%) Mac OS X
9 14 (1.00%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.64%) Solaris
11 8 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
12 7 (0.50%) Windows Phone
13 6 (0.43%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.071%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.071%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
2 420 (29.98%) Automated Testing
3 386 (27.55%) Test Scripting
4 338 (24.13%) Software Testing
5 265 (18.92%) Scrum
6 240 (17.13%) Test Automation
7 220 (15.70%) Automation Testing
8 155 (11.06%) Regression Testing
9 149 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 140 (9.99%) System Testing
10 140 (9.99%) TDD
11 137 (9.78%) Integration Testing
12 104 (7.42%) BDD
13 92 (6.57%) Continuous Integration
14 87 (6.21%) Test Strategy
15 84 (6.00%) E-Commerce
16 83 (5.92%) Performance Testing
17 69 (4.93%) Test Management
18 67 (4.78%) OO
19 65 (4.64%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 531 (37.90%) SQL
2 290 (20.70%) C#
3 252 (17.99%) Java
4 106 (7.57%) JavaScript
5 85 (6.07%) Python
6 76 (5.42%) C++
7 70 (5.00%) Ruby
8 53 (3.78%) VBScript
9 44 (3.14%) VB
10 41 (2.93%) T-SQL
11 40 (2.86%) Perl
12 31 (2.21%) PHP
13 25 (1.78%) PL/SQL
14 24 (1.71%) C
15 11 (0.79%) Bash Shell
15 11 (0.79%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.71%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.50%) F#
17 7 (0.50%) XPath
18 5 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 420 (29.98%) ISEB
2 317 (22.63%) Degree
3 208 (14.85%) ISTQB
4 94 (6.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (1.36%) Security Cleared
6 10 (0.71%) SC Cleared
7 9 (0.64%) PhD
8 5 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.21%) CEH
9 3 (0.21%) GIAC
9 3 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.21%) GPEN
9 3 (0.21%) OSCP
10 1 (0.071%) HND
10 1 (0.071%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 673 (48.04%) QA
2 8 (0.57%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.21%) SLA
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.071%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.43%) vSphere
3 2 (0.14%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.14%) Nmap
4 1 (0.071%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.071%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 131 (9.35%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.64%) SCCM
3 5 (0.36%) Nagios
4 4 (0.29%) Hyperic
4 4 (0.29%) Opsview
5 3 (0.21%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.14%) Nessus
7 1 (0.071%) WMI
7 1 (0.071%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 202 (14.42%) Microsoft
2 102 (7.28%) Oracle
3 95 (6.78%) HP
4 24 (1.71%) Citrix
5 13 (0.93%) IBM
6 11 (0.79%) Altiris
7 9 (0.64%) Interwoven
8 8 (0.57%) VMware
9 7 (0.50%) Remedy
10 6 (0.43%) Facebook
10 6 (0.43%) Cisco
10 6 (0.43%) SAP
10 6 (0.43%) Telerik
11 4 (0.29%) JBoss
12 3 (0.21%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.21%) thinkFolio
12 3 (0.21%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.21%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.21%) Capita
12 3 (0.21%) SimCorp
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