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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 379 437 437
Rank change year-on-year
+58 0
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 694 509 551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.63% 0.50% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.63% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 624 436 491
Average salary £35,000 £35,250 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.70% -2.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,150 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
88099 80202 86245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.44% 78.75% 77.52%
Number of salaries quoted 71608 66273 74087
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -10 254 £40,000 -11.11% 34
South East +96 201 £35,000 +7.69% 12
East of England +20 55 £35,000 - 7
South West -19 42 £32,500 -4.41% 13
Yorkshire -37 40 £32,500 +8.33% 9
West Midlands -4 38 £33,500 -4.28% 7
North West +3 37 £30,000 - 4
East Midlands +5 36 £32,500 +3.17% 3
Midlands - 2 £40,000 -
North East -2 1 £27,500 - 1
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 668 (48.06%) QA
2 528 (37.99%) SQL
3 460 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
4 451 (32.45%) Selenium
5 425 (30.58%) ISEB
6 421 (30.29%) Automated Testing
7 394 (28.35%) Finance
8 378 (27.19%) Test Scripting
9 333 (23.96%) Software Testing
10 314 (22.59%) Degree
11 300 (21.58%) C#
12 281 (20.22%) .NET
13 265 (19.06%) Scrum
14 248 (17.84%) Java
15 238 (17.12%) Test Automation
16 237 (17.05%) Windows
17 214 (15.40%) ISTQB
18 212 (15.25%) Automation Testing
19 203 (14.60%) Microsoft
20 202 (14.53%) QuickTest Pro
21 176 (12.66%) SQL Server
22 158 (11.37%) Regression Testing
23 155 (11.15%) XML
24 149 (10.72%) User Acceptance Testing
25 141 (10.14%) System Testing
26 140 (10.07%) TDD
27 138 (9.93%) Computer Science
28 137 (9.86%) WebDriver
29 136 (9.78%) Integration Testing
30 133 (9.57%) JIRA

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (1.58%) Confluence
2 17 (1.22%) IIS
3 15 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 12 (0.86%) CMS
5 9 (0.65%) Apache
6 8 (0.58%) WorkSite
7 6 (0.43%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (0.29%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.14%) SAS
10 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.072%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.072%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.072%) Node.js
Applications
1 95 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 87 (6.26%) MS Office
3 6 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.22%) RoboHelp
5 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.29%) HiPortfolio
1 4 (0.29%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.072%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.072%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.072%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.072%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.072%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.072%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.94%) SaaS
2 5 (0.36%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.072%) Office 365
3 1 (0.072%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.66%) Internet
2 29 (2.09%) TCP/IP
3 10 (0.72%) LAN
3 10 (0.72%) HTTP
4 9 (0.65%) Wireless
5 7 (0.50%) Wireshark
6 6 (0.43%) Firewall
7 3 (0.22%) Intranet
7 3 (0.22%) Network Security
8 1 (0.072%) LTE
8 1 (0.072%) 2G
8 1 (0.072%) RNC
8 1 (0.072%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.072%) DHCP
8 1 (0.072%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (12.66%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.24%) MySQL
3 24 (1.73%) Relational Database
4 19 (1.37%) Oracle Database
5 15 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (0.72%) DB2
7 10 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.36%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.14%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.14%) Riak
10 2 (0.14%) Big Data
11 1 (0.072%) BusinessObjects XI
11 1 (0.072%) BODI
11 1 (0.072%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.072%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 451 (32.45%) Selenium
2 202 (14.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 137 (9.86%) WebDriver
4 133 (9.57%) JIRA
5 115 (8.27%) Cucumber
6 105 (7.55%) SoapUI
7 97 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 84 (6.04%) Visual Studio
9 55 (3.96%) FitNesse
10 48 (3.45%) JUnit
11 46 (3.31%) JMeter
12 36 (2.59%) Jenkins
13 35 (2.52%) WATIR
14 32 (2.30%) NUnit
14 32 (2.30%) Subversion
15 30 (2.16%) LoadRunner
15 30 (2.16%) SpecFlow
16 29 (2.09%) Bugzilla
17 27 (1.94%) Hudson
17 27 (1.94%) Ranorex
General
1 394 (28.35%) Finance
2 70 (5.04%) Retail
3 58 (4.17%) Banking
4 38 (2.73%) Telecoms
5 29 (2.09%) Games
6 26 (1.87%) Law
7 24 (1.73%) Automotive
8 22 (1.58%) Marketing
9 17 (1.22%) Investment Banking
10 15 (1.08%) Front Office
11 12 (0.86%) Advertising
12 9 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.58%) Legal
13 8 (0.58%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.36%) Back Office
15 4 (0.29%) Publishing
16 3 (0.22%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.14%) Electronics
17 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 597 (42.95%) Analyst
2 559 (40.22%) Test Analyst
3 456 (32.81%) Tester
4 225 (16.19%) Test Engineer
5 166 (11.94%) Software Tester
6 162 (11.65%) QA Engineer
7 129 (9.28%) QA Tester
8 122 (8.78%) QA Analyst
9 84 (6.04%) Senior Analyst
10 82 (5.90%) Senior Test Analyst
11 79 (5.68%) QA Test Analyst
12 67 (4.82%) Software Engineer
13 64 (4.60%) Senior Tester
14 51 (3.67%) Test Manager
15 50 (3.60%) Developer
16 46 (3.31%) Senior Test Engineer
17 44 (3.17%) Software Test Engineer
18 42 (3.02%) Test Leader
19 34 (2.45%) Junior
20 33 (2.37%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (20.22%) .NET
2 155 (11.15%) XML
3 100 (7.19%) SOAP
4 94 (6.76%) HTML
5 89 (6.40%) Web Services
6 53 (3.81%) CSS
7 49 (3.53%) .NET Framework
8 44 (3.17%) Gherkin
9 36 (2.59%) ASP.NET
10 28 (2.01%) RESTful
11 25 (1.80%) J2EE
12 18 (1.29%) jQuery
12 18 (1.29%) HTML5
13 17 (1.22%) REST
13 17 (1.22%) WCF
14 16 (1.15%) Middleware
15 15 (1.08%) XSLT
16 14 (1.01%) JSON
17 12 (0.86%) WinForms
17 12 (0.86%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 138 (9.93%) Computer Science
2 71 (5.11%) Mobile App
3 51 (3.67%) Mathematics
4 41 (2.95%) Client/Server
5 37 (2.66%) Derivative
6 30 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
7 25 (1.80%) Life Science
8 23 (1.65%) Blackberry
9 20 (1.44%) Open Source
10 18 (1.29%) AS400
11 17 (1.22%) Chemistry
11 17 (1.22%) Biology
11 17 (1.22%) Statistics
12 15 (1.08%) Online Games
13 13 (0.94%) Physics
13 13 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (0.79%) N-Tier
15 9 (0.65%) NHS
15 9 (0.65%) Digital Media
15 9 (0.65%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 237 (17.05%) Windows
2 110 (7.91%) UNIX
3 84 (6.04%) Linux
4 58 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 57 (4.10%) Android
6 31 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (1.51%) Windows Vista
7 21 (1.51%) Windows XP
7 21 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (1.37%) Mac OS X
9 12 (0.86%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
10 8 (0.58%) Solaris
11 6 (0.43%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.43%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.22%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.072%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.072%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.072%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
2 421 (30.29%) Automated Testing
3 378 (27.19%) Test Scripting
4 333 (23.96%) Software Testing
5 265 (19.06%) Scrum
6 238 (17.12%) Test Automation
7 212 (15.25%) Automation Testing
8 158 (11.37%) Regression Testing
9 149 (10.72%) User Acceptance Testing
10 141 (10.14%) System Testing
11 140 (10.07%) TDD
12 136 (9.78%) Integration Testing
13 102 (7.34%) BDD
14 91 (6.55%) Continuous Integration
15 87 (6.26%) E-Commerce
16 86 (6.19%) Test Strategy
17 83 (5.97%) Performance Testing
18 71 (5.11%) OO
19 66 (4.75%) Test Management
20 65 (4.68%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 528 (37.99%) SQL
2 300 (21.58%) C#
3 248 (17.84%) Java
4 107 (7.70%) JavaScript
5 90 (6.47%) Python
6 85 (6.12%) C++
7 70 (5.04%) Ruby
8 49 (3.53%) VBScript
9 46 (3.31%) Perl
10 43 (3.09%) VB
11 42 (3.02%) T-SQL
12 30 (2.16%) PHP
13 27 (1.94%) C
14 24 (1.73%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.79%) Bash Shell
16 10 (0.72%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.72%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.50%) F#
18 6 (0.43%) XPath
18 6 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 425 (30.58%) ISEB
2 314 (22.59%) Degree
3 214 (15.40%) ISTQB
4 92 (6.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (1.51%) Security Cleared
6 10 (0.72%) SC Cleared
7 8 (0.58%) PhD
8 5 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.22%) CEH
9 3 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.14%) GPEN
10 2 (0.14%) OSCP
10 2 (0.14%) GIAC
11 1 (0.072%) HND
11 1 (0.072%) CISSP
11 1 (0.072%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 668 (48.06%) QA
2 7 (0.50%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.22%) SLA
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.072%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.072%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.43%) vSphere
3 2 (0.14%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.14%) Nmap
4 1 (0.072%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.072%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 122 (8.78%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.58%) SCCM
3 5 (0.36%) Nagios
4 4 (0.29%) Hyperic
4 4 (0.29%) Opsview
5 3 (0.22%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.14%) Nessus
7 1 (0.072%) WMI
7 1 (0.072%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.072%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 203 (14.60%) Microsoft
2 100 (7.19%) Oracle
3 91 (6.55%) HP
4 23 (1.65%) Citrix
5 13 (0.94%) IBM
6 10 (0.72%) Altiris
7 8 (0.58%) VMware
7 8 (0.58%) Interwoven
8 6 (0.43%) Cisco
8 6 (0.43%) Remedy
8 6 (0.43%) Telerik
8 6 (0.43%) Facebook
9 5 (0.36%) SAP
10 4 (0.29%) JBoss
10 4 (0.29%) thinkFolio
10 4 (0.29%) SimCorp
10 4 (0.29%) Charles River
10 4 (0.29%) Sophis
11 3 (0.22%) RedDot
11 3 (0.22%) Capita
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 43 minutes ago
London
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Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 56 minutes ago
Essex
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Salary: £38000 to £42000 per annum
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West London
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
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Central London / West End
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum +10% bonus+Share Options+Healthcare
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Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
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Salary: £25k - 35k per year
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
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London
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Salary: £55000 - £71000 per annum + Pension, Holiday, etc
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Oxfordshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Winchester, Hampshire
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
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Northampton, Northamptonshire
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Salary: £20,000 to £25,000
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London
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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