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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 317 372 351
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -21
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 903 625 813
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.85% 0.63% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.77% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 826 558 711
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
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
87520 80865 87791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.06% 81.20% 79.24%
Number of salaries quoted 70546 67175 74865
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +18 299 £44,000 -2.22% 29
South East +76 218 £35,000 +7.69% 24
Yorkshire +19 92 £32,500 +8.33% 9
East of England +20 80 £34,000 +9.67% 8
North West +9 71 £30,000 +7.14% 10
South West -8 67 £32,500 +1.56% 14
West Midlands 0 45 £33,500 +11.66% 6
East Midlands -11 38 £32,500 - 4
North East -15 2 £27,500 +17.02%
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 902 (50.11%) Agile Software Development
2 880 (48.89%) QA
3 783 (43.50%) Automated Testing
4 730 (40.56%) SQL
5 601 (33.39%) Selenium
6 548 (30.44%) ISEB
7 525 (29.17%) Test Scripting
8 486 (27.00%) Software Testing
9 465 (25.83%) Finance
10 366 (20.33%) Degree
11 331 (18.39%) Java
12 317 (17.61%) C#
13 311 (17.28%) .NET
14 309 (17.17%) Scrum
15 298 (16.56%) Windows
16 287 (15.94%) Test Automation
17 285 (15.83%) ISTQB
18 278 (15.44%) Regression Testing
19 268 (14.89%) Automation Testing
20 256 (14.22%) QuickTest Pro
21 232 (12.89%) Microsoft
22 220 (12.22%) JIRA
23 211 (11.72%) WebDriver
24 208 (11.56%) SQL Server
25 194 (10.78%) User Acceptance Testing
26 176 (9.78%) System Testing
27 173 (9.61%) TDD
28 171 (9.50%) HP Quality Center
29 153 (8.50%) Integration Testing
30 152 (8.44%) XML

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 25 (1.39%) Confluence
2 21 (1.17%) SharePoint
3 15 (0.83%) CMS
4 12 (0.67%) WorkSite
4 12 (0.67%) IIS
5 9 (0.50%) Apache
6 7 (0.39%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.39%) ColdFusion
7 5 (0.28%) Drupal
8 4 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.22%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (0.22%) SAS
9 3 (0.17%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.17%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.056%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.056%) Node.js
10 1 (0.056%) GlassFish
Applications
1 111 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 95 (5.28%) MS Office
3 14 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.11%) MS Project
5 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.11%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.11%) Servitor
2 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.11%) HiPortfolio
2 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.056%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.056%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.056%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.056%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.056%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.67%) SaaS
2 5 (0.28%) Basecamp
3 4 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
4 3 (0.17%) Trello
5 1 (0.056%) Office 365
5 1 (0.056%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.33%) Internet
2 31 (1.72%) TCP/IP
3 20 (1.11%) HTTP
4 13 (0.72%) LAN
5 8 (0.44%) Wireless
6 6 (0.33%) Firewall
7 4 (0.22%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.17%) Intranet
8 3 (0.17%) DHCP
8 3 (0.17%) X.509
9 2 (0.11%) DNS
9 2 (0.11%) SSL
9 2 (0.11%) 3GPP
9 2 (0.11%) Network Security
10 1 (0.056%) LTE
10 1 (0.056%) tcpdump
10 1 (0.056%) snoop
10 1 (0.056%) SIGTRAN
10 1 (0.056%) 2G
10 1 (0.056%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (11.56%) SQL Server
2 53 (2.94%) MySQL
3 48 (2.67%) Oracle Database
4 34 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 20 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.39%) BusinessObjects XI
9 7 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.28%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.28%) DB2
10 5 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.28%) Big Data
11 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.22%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.056%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.056%) BODI
13 1 (0.056%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 601 (33.39%) Selenium
2 256 (14.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 220 (12.22%) JIRA
4 211 (11.72%) WebDriver
5 125 (6.94%) Cucumber
6 106 (5.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 99 (5.50%) SoapUI
8 86 (4.78%) Visual Studio
9 77 (4.28%) JMeter
10 76 (4.22%) JUnit
11 75 (4.17%) Subversion
12 59 (3.28%) Jenkins
13 56 (3.11%) Git (software)
14 47 (2.61%) FitNesse
15 46 (2.56%) TeamCity
16 45 (2.50%) SpecFlow
17 41 (2.28%) WATIR
18 39 (2.17%) TestNG
18 39 (2.17%) NUnit
19 37 (2.06%) LoadRunner
General
1 465 (25.83%) Finance
2 81 (4.50%) Retail
3 68 (3.78%) Banking
4 54 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 39 (2.17%) Marketing
6 31 (1.72%) Law
7 30 (1.67%) Games
8 24 (1.33%) Front Office
9 18 (1.00%) Retail Banking
10 17 (0.94%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.89%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.78%) Advertising
13 13 (0.72%) Automotive
14 12 (0.67%) Legal
15 9 (0.50%) Back Office
16 4 (0.22%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.22%) Publishing
17 3 (0.17%) Multimedia
17 3 (0.17%) Billing
18 2 (0.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 775 (43.06%) Analyst
2 714 (39.67%) Test Analyst
3 614 (34.11%) Tester
4 245 (13.61%) Test Engineer
5 244 (13.56%) Software Tester
6 199 (11.06%) QA Engineer
7 159 (8.83%) QA Tester
8 139 (7.72%) QA Analyst
9 138 (7.67%) Senior Analyst
10 124 (6.89%) Senior Test Analyst
11 111 (6.17%) Senior Tester
12 96 (5.33%) Software Test Analyst
13 67 (3.72%) QA Test Analyst
14 66 (3.67%) Software Engineer
15 64 (3.56%) Test Manager
15 64 (3.56%) Test Leader
16 52 (2.89%) Team Leader
17 51 (2.83%) Software Test Engineer
18 47 (2.61%) Senior Test Engineer
18 47 (2.61%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 311 (17.28%) .NET
2 152 (8.44%) XML
3 123 (6.83%) HTML
4 111 (6.17%) Web Services
5 82 (4.56%) SOAP
6 64 (3.56%) CSS
7 42 (2.33%) Gherkin
8 37 (2.06%) ASP.NET
9 36 (2.00%) .NET Framework
10 33 (1.83%) J2EE
11 31 (1.72%) RESTful
12 20 (1.11%) HTML5
13 18 (1.00%) jQuery
14 17 (0.94%) WCF
15 13 (0.72%) LINQ
15 13 (0.72%) REST
16 11 (0.61%) WinForms
17 10 (0.56%) Ajax
17 10 (0.56%) Middleware
18 9 (0.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 137 (7.61%) Computer Science
2 115 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (4.72%) Mobile App
4 80 (4.44%) Mathematics
5 50 (2.78%) Client/Server
6 46 (2.56%) Life Science
7 42 (2.33%) Open Source
8 39 (2.17%) Derivative
9 32 (1.78%) Physics
10 31 (1.72%) Chemistry
10 31 (1.72%) Biology
10 31 (1.72%) User Experience
11 29 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
12 23 (1.28%) Statistics
13 21 (1.17%) N-Tier
14 18 (1.00%) Visualisation
15 14 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 13 (0.72%) iPad
17 12 (0.67%) Credit Risk
18 11 (0.61%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 298 (16.56%) Windows
2 117 (6.50%) UNIX
3 113 (6.28%) Linux
4 55 (3.06%) Apple iOS
5 51 (2.83%) Android
6 41 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (1.22%) Windows Vista
7 22 (1.22%) Windows XP
8 21 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (1.06%) Mac OS X
10 18 (1.00%) Windows 7
11 15 (0.83%) Solaris
12 8 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
13 7 (0.39%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.22%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.17%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.056%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.056%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 902 (50.11%) Agile Software Development
2 783 (43.50%) Automated Testing
3 525 (29.17%) Test Scripting
4 486 (27.00%) Software Testing
5 309 (17.17%) Scrum
6 287 (15.94%) Test Automation
7 278 (15.44%) Regression Testing
8 268 (14.89%) Automation Testing
9 194 (10.78%) User Acceptance Testing
10 176 (9.78%) System Testing
11 173 (9.61%) TDD
12 153 (8.50%) Integration Testing
13 146 (8.11%) Performance Testing
14 133 (7.39%) BDD
15 125 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
16 113 (6.28%) E-Commerce
17 111 (6.17%) Test Strategy
18 104 (5.78%) Test Management
19 99 (5.50%) Mentoring
20 82 (4.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 730 (40.56%) SQL
2 331 (18.39%) Java
3 317 (17.61%) C#
4 129 (7.17%) JavaScript
5 110 (6.11%) Python
6 77 (4.28%) Ruby
7 74 (4.11%) C++
8 68 (3.78%) VBScript
9 52 (2.89%) PHP
10 47 (2.61%) Perl
11 46 (2.56%) VB
12 40 (2.22%) T-SQL
13 35 (1.94%) PL/SQL
14 22 (1.22%) C
15 18 (1.00%) Shell Script
16 14 (0.78%) VBA
16 14 (0.78%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.50%) Scala
18 7 (0.39%) F#
19 6 (0.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 548 (30.44%) ISEB
2 366 (20.33%) Degree
3 285 (15.83%) ISTQB
4 134 (7.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (0.94%) Security Cleared
6 9 (0.50%) PhD
7 8 (0.44%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.17%) GIAC
8 3 (0.17%) CEH
8 3 (0.17%) GPEN
8 3 (0.17%) OSCP
9 1 (0.056%) AAT
9 1 (0.056%) HND
9 1 (0.056%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 880 (48.89%) QA
2 6 (0.33%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.11%) SLA
4 2 (0.11%) GAAP
4 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.056%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.33%) Hyper-V
2 6 (0.33%) vSphere
3 3 (0.17%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.056%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.056%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 171 (9.50%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.56%) SCCM
3 7 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.28%) Nagios
5 3 (0.17%) Hyperic
5 3 (0.17%) Opsview
5 3 (0.17%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.11%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.056%) Nessus
7 1 (0.056%) WMI
7 1 (0.056%) Puppet
Vendors
1 232 (12.89%) Microsoft
2 133 (7.39%) Oracle
3 103 (5.72%) HP
4 27 (1.50%) Citrix
5 18 (1.00%) VMware
6 15 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (0.83%) SAP
7 14 (0.78%) Altiris
8 13 (0.72%) Cerillion
8 13 (0.72%) IBM
9 12 (0.67%) Interwoven
10 10 (0.56%) Telerik
10 10 (0.56%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.39%) Remedy
12 6 (0.33%) MathWorks
12 6 (0.33%) Cisco
13 5 (0.28%) Zend
14 4 (0.22%) Red Gate
15 3 (0.17%) Sitecore
15 3 (0.17%) EPiServer
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum - Benefits Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 to £72000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £32000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kettering, Northamptonshire
The One Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Base+Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hounslow, Middlesex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Hungerford, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £65000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday