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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 360 366 317
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -49
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 694 675 868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.70% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.85% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 629 528 799
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
81338 79614 83745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.70% 82.33% 80.18%
Number of salaries quoted 67543 64209 71633
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -27 237 £42,500 -0.29% 41
Yorkshire +16 105 £35,000 +11.11% 14
South East -57 103 £35,500 +1.42% 20
East of England -15 69 £35,000 - 9
North West +9 67 £32,250 +7.50% 15
South West +9 39 £37,500 - 8
West Midlands +6 39 £32,500 - 7
East Midlands +27 29 £34,000 +13.33% 4
North East - 5 £30,000 -
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 801 (50.19%) Agile Software Development
2 800 (50.13%) QA
3 686 (42.98%) Automated Testing
4 577 (36.15%) SQL
5 572 (35.84%) Selenium
6 456 (28.57%) ISEB
7 433 (27.13%) Test Scripting
8 424 (26.57%) Software Testing
9 392 (24.56%) Finance
10 319 (19.99%) Test Automation
11 305 (19.11%) Java
12 267 (16.73%) ISTQB
13 256 (16.04%) Degree
14 250 (15.66%) C#
15 248 (15.54%) Automation Testing
16 247 (15.48%) Windows
17 241 (15.10%) Scrum
18 237 (14.85%) .NET
19 233 (14.60%) WebDriver
20 222 (13.91%) Regression Testing
21 203 (12.72%) User Acceptance Testing
22 199 (12.47%) JIRA
23 179 (11.22%) QuickTest Pro
24 169 (10.59%) TDD
25 168 (10.53%) Cucumber
26 160 (10.03%) Microsoft
27 158 (9.90%) BDD
28 143 (8.96%) Performance Testing
29 141 (8.83%) Test Strategy
30 131 (8.21%) HP Quality Center

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 20 (1.25%) SharePoint
2 11 (0.69%) Confluence
3 10 (0.63%) CMS
4 8 (0.50%) IIS
4 8 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.31%) WorkSite
6 5 (0.31%) Drupal
7 4 (0.25%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.13%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.13%) JBoss
8 2 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.063%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.063%) Apache
9 1 (0.063%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 75 (4.70%) MS Excel
2 38 (2.38%) MS Office
3 5 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.31%) Mingle
4 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.19%) MS Project
5 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.13%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 7 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.19%) Summit
3 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.063%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.063%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.063%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.75%) SaaS
2 11 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (0.56%) Rackspace Cloud
4 6 (0.38%) Trello
5 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.94%) Internet
2 14 (0.88%) TCP/IP
3 13 (0.81%) HTTP
4 6 (0.38%) Firewall
5 4 (0.25%) IPv4
5 4 (0.25%) IPv6
5 4 (0.25%) SAN
5 4 (0.25%) DNS
5 4 (0.25%) NAS
6 3 (0.19%) LAN
6 3 (0.19%) DHCP
7 2 (0.13%) SSL
7 2 (0.13%) DSL
8 1 (0.063%) DECT
8 1 (0.063%) SNMP
8 1 (0.063%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.063%) POP3
8 1 (0.063%) SMTP
8 1 (0.063%) Extranet
8 1 (0.063%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (6.64%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.57%) Oracle Database
3 25 (1.57%) MySQL
4 24 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (1.00%) Relational Database
7 14 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (0.56%) Big Data
9 8 (0.50%) BusinessObjects XI
10 7 (0.44%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.44%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.38%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.31%) DB2
13 4 (0.25%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.19%) Pentaho
15 2 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 572 (35.84%) Selenium
2 233 (14.60%) WebDriver
3 199 (12.47%) JIRA
4 179 (11.22%) QuickTest Pro
5 168 (10.53%) Cucumber
6 95 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 87 (5.45%) JUnit
8 84 (5.26%) JMeter
9 73 (4.57%) Git (software)
9 73 (4.57%) SoapUI
10 56 (3.51%) TestNG
10 56 (3.51%) Visual Studio
11 52 (3.26%) FitNesse
12 50 (3.13%) NUnit
13 46 (2.88%) Subversion
14 42 (2.63%) SpecFlow
14 42 (2.63%) Jenkins
15 37 (2.32%) TeamCity
16 30 (1.88%) Bugzilla
17 28 (1.75%) WATIR
General
1 392 (24.56%) Finance
2 85 (5.33%) Retail
3 69 (4.32%) Banking
4 39 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 32 (2.01%) Front Office
6 30 (1.88%) Games
7 27 (1.69%) Marketing
8 24 (1.50%) Retail Banking
9 18 (1.13%) Law
10 14 (0.88%) Back Office
11 13 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (0.81%) Advertising
12 9 (0.56%) Legal
12 9 (0.56%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.38%) Automotive
13 6 (0.38%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.31%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.25%) Publishing
15 4 (0.25%) Electronics
16 3 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 724 (45.36%) Analyst
2 656 (41.10%) Test Analyst
3 454 (28.45%) Tester
4 200 (12.53%) Software Tester
5 177 (11.09%) Test Engineer
6 160 (10.03%) QA Engineer
7 135 (8.46%) Senior Analyst
8 121 (7.58%) Senior Test Analyst
9 120 (7.52%) QA Analyst
10 99 (6.20%) QA Tester
11 97 (6.08%) Test Leader
12 90 (5.64%) Senior Tester
13 88 (5.51%) Software Test Analyst
14 66 (4.14%) Software Engineer
15 62 (3.88%) Team Leader
16 56 (3.51%) QA Test Analyst
17 55 (3.45%) Software Test Engineer
18 53 (3.32%) Test Manager
19 52 (3.26%) Junior
19 52 (3.26%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (14.85%) .NET
2 115 (7.21%) Web Services
3 110 (6.89%) HTML
4 107 (6.70%) XML
5 60 (3.76%) SOAP
6 58 (3.63%) CSS
7 43 (2.69%) ASP.NET
8 37 (2.32%) REST
9 32 (2.01%) Gherkin
10 26 (1.63%) .NET Framework
11 25 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (1.32%) WPF
13 19 (1.19%) WinForms
13 19 (1.19%) HTML5
14 18 (1.13%) JSON
15 16 (1.00%) jQuery
16 15 (0.94%) Velocity
17 14 (0.88%) Ajax
18 11 (0.69%) J2EE
18 11 (0.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 113 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (5.51%) Computer Science
3 81 (5.08%) Open Source
4 72 (4.51%) Mobile App
5 43 (2.69%) Client/Server
6 36 (2.26%) N-Tier
7 30 (1.88%) Mathematics
8 27 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 27 (1.69%) Credit Risk
9 23 (1.44%) iPhone
10 20 (1.25%) Life Science
11 19 (1.19%) iPad
12 17 (1.07%) User Experience
13 16 (1.00%) Management Information System
14 13 (0.81%) Online Games
15 11 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (0.69%) Derivative
16 10 (0.63%) Replication
16 10 (0.63%) Blog
16 10 (0.63%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 247 (15.48%) Windows
2 121 (7.58%) Linux
3 88 (5.51%) UNIX
4 60 (3.76%) Apple iOS
4 60 (3.76%) Android
5 11 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (0.69%) Windows 7
6 8 (0.50%) Mac OS X
6 8 (0.50%) Solaris
7 6 (0.38%) Mac OS
7 6 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
8 5 (0.31%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.063%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.063%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 801 (50.19%) Agile Software Development
2 686 (42.98%) Automated Testing
3 433 (27.13%) Test Scripting
4 424 (26.57%) Software Testing
5 319 (19.99%) Test Automation
6 248 (15.54%) Automation Testing
7 241 (15.10%) Scrum
8 222 (13.91%) Regression Testing
9 203 (12.72%) User Acceptance Testing
10 169 (10.59%) TDD
11 158 (9.90%) BDD
12 143 (8.96%) Performance Testing
13 141 (8.83%) Test Strategy
14 125 (7.83%) Integration Testing
15 117 (7.33%) Test Management
16 114 (7.14%) System Testing
16 114 (7.14%) Mentoring
17 103 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
18 99 (6.20%) E-Commerce
19 85 (5.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 577 (36.15%) SQL
2 305 (19.11%) Java
3 250 (15.66%) C#
4 92 (5.76%) JavaScript
4 92 (5.76%) Python
5 57 (3.57%) C++
6 55 (3.45%) Ruby
7 45 (2.82%) Perl
8 38 (2.38%) PHP
9 31 (1.94%) VBScript
10 29 (1.82%) VB
11 27 (1.69%) T-SQL
12 23 (1.44%) C
13 16 (1.00%) VB.NET
13 16 (1.00%) Shell Script
14 13 (0.81%) PL/SQL
14 13 (0.81%) PowerShell
15 12 (0.75%) Scala
16 6 (0.38%) MATLAB
17 5 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 456 (28.57%) ISEB
2 267 (16.73%) ISTQB
3 256 (16.04%) Degree
4 126 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (1.00%) Security Cleared
6 7 (0.44%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.13%) CEH
7 2 (0.13%) HND
7 2 (0.13%) GPEN
7 2 (0.13%) OSCP
7 2 (0.13%) AAT
7 2 (0.13%) GIAC
8 1 (0.063%) PhD
8 1 (0.063%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 800 (50.13%) QA
2 6 (0.38%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.13%) GAAP
5 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.063%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.44%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.31%) vSphere
4 4 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.19%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.19%) Firmware
6 1 (0.063%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 131 (8.21%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.19%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.19%) Nagios
4 2 (0.13%) SCCM
4 2 (0.13%) Puppet
4 2 (0.13%) Opsview
4 2 (0.13%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.063%) Ansible
5 1 (0.063%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 160 (10.03%) Microsoft
2 100 (6.27%) Oracle
3 61 (3.82%) HP
4 20 (1.25%) SAP
5 16 (1.00%) VMware
6 10 (0.63%) Remedy
7 7 (0.44%) ATG
7 7 (0.44%) Intershop
7 7 (0.44%) Zend
7 7 (0.44%) hybris
7 7 (0.44%) Demandware
8 6 (0.38%) MathWorks
8 6 (0.38%) Citrix
9 5 (0.31%) Interwoven
9 5 (0.31%) Informatica
9 5 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.31%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.31%) Telerik
10 4 (0.25%) Altiris
10 4 (0.25%) Red Gate
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Talent International
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000 per annum + +benefits + stock options
Posted: 11 hours ago
East Riding
Hudson IT
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + 33 days holiday + bonuses + more
Posted: 12 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: From £35,000 to £75,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum, Benefits 12.5% bonus, Stock options, 25 day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bonus & healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday