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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 353 341 355
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 761 869 718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.76% 0.79% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.97% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 673 766 633
Average salary £38,500 £36,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.47% -1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
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
83174 89930 81696
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 83.46% 82.01% 80.22%
Number of salaries quoted 68342 73659 67938
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -35 285 £45,000 +5.88% 40
South East -30 164 £39,500 +12.85% 20
North West +35 74 £33,000 +10.00% 11
East of England +4 70 £40,000 +14.28% 15
Yorkshire +8 57 £33,500 - 10
West Midlands -13 41 £33,250 +10.83% 2
South West -3 34 £31,000 -11.42% 4
East Midlands +9 25 £34,000 +4.61% 4
North East +2 2 £31,250 +32.97% 1
Midlands -2 2 £31,750 -20.62%
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 888 (59.56%) Agile Software Development
2 812 (54.46%) QA
3 712 (47.75%) Automated Testing
4 592 (39.70%) Selenium
5 456 (30.58%) Test Scripting
6 443 (29.71%) SQL
7 421 (28.24%) ISEB
8 365 (24.48%) Java
9 358 (24.01%) Software Testing
10 336 (22.54%) Finance
11 284 (19.05%) Test Automation
12 265 (17.77%) ISTQB
13 263 (17.64%) C#
14 258 (17.30%) .NET
15 244 (16.36%) Scrum
15 244 (16.36%) Degree
16 235 (15.76%) Regression Testing
17 232 (15.56%) Automation Testing
18 229 (15.36%) TDD
19 209 (14.02%) BDD
20 207 (13.88%) Windows
21 206 (13.82%) WebDriver
22 203 (13.62%) Cucumber
23 193 (12.94%) User Acceptance Testing
24 181 (12.14%) JIRA
25 176 (11.80%) Microsoft
26 150 (10.06%) Performance Testing
27 147 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
28 145 (9.73%) Test Strategy
29 142 (9.52%) HTML

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 23 (1.54%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.41%) Confluence
3 7 (0.47%) IIS
4 5 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (0.34%) CMS
5 4 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.27%) Node.js
6 2 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.13%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.067%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.067%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.067%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.067%) Jetty
7 1 (0.067%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.067%) Drupal
7 1 (0.067%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.067%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.067%) WebLogic
Applications
1 98 (6.57%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.08%) MS Office
3 8 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.54%) MS Project
4 6 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.27%) Mingle
6 1 (0.067%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 6 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.27%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.27%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.13%) Exchequer
3 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.13%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.067%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.067%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.067%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.067%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.067%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.35%) SaaS
2 17 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.54%) Rackspace Cloud
4 7 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.20%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.067%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.067%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.067%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.08%) Internet
2 15 (1.01%) HTTP
3 9 (0.60%) Network Security
4 8 (0.54%) Wireless
5 7 (0.47%) Unified Communications
5 7 (0.47%) VPN
6 6 (0.40%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.13%) DSL
7 2 (0.13%) Intranet
7 2 (0.13%) DNS
8 1 (0.067%) Skype
8 1 (0.067%) SSH
8 1 (0.067%) ATM
8 1 (0.067%) DECT
8 1 (0.067%) VoIP
8 1 (0.067%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.067%) SSL
8 1 (0.067%) Extranet
8 1 (0.067%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 29 (1.95%) Relational Database
3 25 (1.68%) MySQL
4 23 (1.54%) Big Data
5 21 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (1.14%) Hadoop
7 13 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (0.67%) DB2
10 9 (0.60%) Apache Hive
10 9 (0.60%) MongoDB
10 9 (0.60%) NoSQL
10 9 (0.60%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.54%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
14 4 (0.27%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 592 (39.70%) Selenium
2 206 (13.82%) WebDriver
3 203 (13.62%) Cucumber
4 181 (12.14%) JIRA
5 125 (8.38%) QuickTest Pro
6 103 (6.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 72 (4.83%) JMeter
8 63 (4.23%) JUnit
9 58 (3.89%) SoapUI
10 55 (3.69%) SpecFlow
11 54 (3.62%) Jenkins
12 52 (3.49%) Visual Studio
13 47 (3.15%) TestNG
13 47 (3.15%) Git (software)
14 39 (2.62%) Appium
15 37 (2.48%) LoadRunner
16 31 (2.08%) NUnit
16 31 (2.08%) TeamCity
17 28 (1.88%) Bugzilla
18 24 (1.61%) Calabash
General
1 336 (22.54%) Finance
2 61 (4.09%) Banking
3 53 (3.55%) Retail
4 42 (2.82%) Games
5 41 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.41%) Marketing
7 19 (1.27%) Back Office
8 18 (1.21%) Advertising
9 14 (0.94%) Legal
10 13 (0.87%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.80%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.60%) Electronics
13 8 (0.54%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.47%) Law
14 7 (0.47%) Publishing
15 6 (0.40%) Automotive
16 5 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.34%) Front Office
17 4 (0.27%) Billing
18 2 (0.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 585 (39.24%) Analyst
2 492 (33.00%) Tester
3 488 (32.73%) Test Analyst
4 207 (13.88%) QA Engineer
5 206 (13.82%) Software Tester
6 146 (9.79%) Test Engineer
7 142 (9.52%) QA Analyst
8 94 (6.30%) QA Tester
9 89 (5.97%) Test Leader
10 79 (5.30%) Senior Tester
11 76 (5.10%) Senior Analyst
12 67 (4.49%) Developer
13 60 (4.02%) Automation Tester
14 59 (3.96%) Senior Test Analyst
15 55 (3.69%) Test Manager
16 53 (3.55%) Software Test Analyst
17 52 (3.49%) Senior QA Engineer
18 51 (3.42%) Software Engineer
19 41 (2.75%) QA Test Analyst
20 39 (2.62%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (17.30%) .NET
2 142 (9.52%) HTML
3 120 (8.05%) Web Services
4 106 (7.11%) XML
5 71 (4.76%) CSS
6 69 (4.63%) ASP.NET
7 56 (3.76%) Gherkin
8 50 (3.35%) SOAP
9 35 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
10 30 (2.01%) REST
11 28 (1.88%) JSON
12 27 (1.81%) .NET Framework
13 24 (1.61%) HTML5
14 21 (1.41%) jQuery
15 19 (1.27%) Spring
16 17 (1.14%) Entity Framework
16 17 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web API
16 17 (1.14%) Ajax
16 17 (1.14%) WinForms
17 14 (0.94%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 147 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (7.31%) Mobile App
3 85 (5.70%) Computer Science
4 70 (4.69%) Open Source
5 30 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (1.74%) Client/Server
7 23 (1.54%) N-Tier
8 22 (1.48%) iPhone
8 22 (1.48%) User Experience
9 21 (1.41%) Replication
10 15 (1.01%) Blackberry
11 14 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 14 (0.94%) Mathematics
12 12 (0.80%) iPad
13 10 (0.67%) Blog
14 8 (0.54%) Online Games
14 8 (0.54%) Derivative
14 8 (0.54%) Wiki
15 7 (0.47%) Credit Derivative
15 7 (0.47%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 207 (13.88%) Windows
2 116 (7.78%) Linux
3 74 (4.96%) Android
4 68 (4.56%) Apple iOS
5 67 (4.49%) UNIX
6 22 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (1.41%) Windows 7
8 18 (1.21%) Windows 8
9 16 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (0.67%) Mac OS
12 9 (0.60%) Windows Vista
12 9 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
12 9 (0.60%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.34%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.067%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 888 (59.56%) Agile Software Development
2 712 (47.75%) Automated Testing
3 456 (30.58%) Test Scripting
4 358 (24.01%) Software Testing
5 284 (19.05%) Test Automation
6 244 (16.36%) Scrum
7 235 (15.76%) Regression Testing
8 232 (15.56%) Automation Testing
9 229 (15.36%) TDD
10 209 (14.02%) BDD
11 193 (12.94%) User Acceptance Testing
12 150 (10.06%) Performance Testing
13 145 (9.73%) Test Strategy
14 119 (7.98%) User Stories
15 115 (7.71%) Integration Testing
16 113 (7.58%) Mentoring
17 105 (7.04%) E-Commerce
17 105 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
18 96 (6.44%) Unit Testing
19 93 (6.24%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 443 (29.71%) SQL
2 365 (24.48%) Java
3 263 (17.64%) C#
4 132 (8.85%) JavaScript
5 87 (5.84%) C++
6 83 (5.57%) Python
7 59 (3.96%) PHP
8 41 (2.75%) Ruby
9 40 (2.68%) T-SQL
10 29 (1.95%) Perl
11 26 (1.74%) C
11 26 (1.74%) VB
12 12 (0.80%) VBScript
12 12 (0.80%) PowerShell
13 10 (0.67%) VB.NET
14 9 (0.60%) Scala
15 7 (0.47%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.34%) XPath
17 4 (0.27%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.27%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 421 (28.24%) ISEB
2 265 (17.77%) ISTQB
3 244 (16.36%) Degree
4 83 (5.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (0.67%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.40%) HND
6 6 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (0.40%) AAT
7 3 (0.20%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.20%) IC3 Certification
8 1 (0.067%) CSQA
8 1 (0.067%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.067%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 812 (54.46%) QA
2 1 (0.067%) EMIR
2 1 (0.067%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.067%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.20%) Docker
2 3 (0.20%) Firmware
2 3 (0.20%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.13%) KVM
4 1 (0.067%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 105 (7.04%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.14%) Puppet
3 14 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.54%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.40%) Ansible
6 4 (0.27%) Capistrano
6 4 (0.27%) Salt
7 3 (0.20%) Oozie
Vendors
1 176 (11.80%) Microsoft
2 94 (6.30%) Oracle
3 58 (3.89%) HP
4 16 (1.07%) SAP
5 12 (0.80%) Google
6 9 (0.60%) Atlassian
6 9 (0.60%) VMware
7 8 (0.54%) Citrix
7 8 (0.54%) Pega
8 7 (0.47%) Sage
9 5 (0.34%) New Relic
9 5 (0.34%) Hyperion
10 4 (0.27%) ATG
10 4 (0.27%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.27%) Charles River
10 4 (0.27%) Bloomberg
10 4 (0.27%) Intershop
10 4 (0.27%) SimCorp
10 4 (0.27%) Telerik
10 4 (0.27%) Demandware
Manchester, Lancashire
Hot Rec
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 33-38k
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: C. 35K
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ThinkForex
Salary: 50K to 60K GBP per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
IFDS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Red Gate Software
Salary: From £43,000 to £60,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Nakama
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus scheme, Pension, Life assuranc
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