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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 390 407 465
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +58
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 705 578 513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.56% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.70% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 601 522 474
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
90910 82248 90837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.44% 79.03% 76.75%
Number of salaries quoted 73759 68320 77731
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% -3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -4 331 £45,000 - 46
South East +28 126 £35,000 +16.66% 10
East of England -25 63 £40,000 -5.88% 8
North West +17 49 £30,000 -1.63% 4
Yorkshire -21 47 £29,750 +8.18% 7
West Midlands +5 40 £30,000 - 3
South West -12 32 £42,500 +51.78% 7
East Midlands -17 18 £32,500 -20.73% 4
North East -9 3 £24,750 -41.76%
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 658 (54.65%) QA
2 454 (37.71%) SQL
3 385 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
4 368 (30.56%) Automated Testing
5 367 (30.48%) Selenium
6 356 (29.57%) Finance
7 333 (27.66%) ISEB
8 305 (25.33%) Test Scripting
9 289 (24.00%) Software Testing
10 268 (22.26%) C#
11 264 (21.93%) .NET
12 236 (19.60%) Java
13 235 (19.52%) Degree
14 230 (19.10%) Scrum
15 206 (17.11%) Test Automation
16 180 (14.95%) ISTQB
17 179 (14.87%) Microsoft
18 166 (13.79%) Windows
19 147 (12.21%) Automation Testing
20 141 (11.71%) XML
21 139 (11.54%) SQL Server
22 138 (11.46%) Computer Science
23 130 (10.80%) QuickTest Pro
24 123 (10.22%) Regression Testing
24 123 (10.22%) Test Strategy
25 117 (9.72%) User Acceptance Testing
25 117 (9.72%) E-Commerce
26 116 (9.63%) Python
26 116 (9.63%) WebDriver
27 111 (9.22%) Cucumber

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (2.08%) IIS
2 13 (1.08%) Confluence
3 11 (0.91%) Tomcat
4 8 (0.66%) WebLogic
5 7 (0.58%) Apache
6 5 (0.42%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.17%) SAS
9 2 (0.17%) CMS
10 1 (0.083%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.083%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 90 (7.48%) MS Excel
2 54 (4.49%) MS Office
3 3 (0.25%) RoboHelp
4 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.083%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.083%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.33%) HiPortfolio
1 4 (0.33%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.083%) Magento
3 1 (0.083%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.083%) BASE24
3 1 (0.083%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.42%) SaaS
3 1 (0.083%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.41%) Internet
1 29 (2.41%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.00%) Wireshark
3 9 (0.75%) HTTP
4 5 (0.42%) Network Security
5 4 (0.33%) Wireless
6 1 (0.083%) LTE
6 1 (0.083%) 2G
6 1 (0.083%) ATM
6 1 (0.083%) Intranet
6 1 (0.083%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.83%) MySQL
3 20 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (1.50%) NoSQL
6 16 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (1.33%) Riak
7 14 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (0.83%) DB2
9 9 (0.75%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.50%) Data Mining
10 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.50%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.17%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.17%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.083%) InterSystems Cache
13 1 (0.083%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.083%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.083%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 367 (30.48%) Selenium
2 130 (10.80%) QuickTest Pro
3 116 (9.63%) WebDriver
4 111 (9.22%) Cucumber
5 100 (8.31%) JIRA
6 80 (6.64%) Visual Studio
7 72 (5.98%) SoapUI
8 69 (5.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 48 (3.99%) FitNesse
10 31 (2.57%) SpecFlow
11 29 (2.41%) Jenkins
12 26 (2.16%) JUnit
13 24 (1.99%) Hudson
13 24 (1.99%) NUnit
14 22 (1.83%) LoadRunner
14 22 (1.83%) Maven
14 22 (1.83%) eggPlant
15 19 (1.58%) Bugzilla
16 15 (1.25%) SilkPerformer
17 14 (1.16%) Serena SBM
General
1 356 (29.57%) Finance
2 95 (7.89%) Banking
3 77 (6.40%) Retail
4 51 (4.24%) Telecoms
5 36 (2.99%) Games
6 32 (2.66%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.91%) Automotive
8 18 (1.50%) Law
9 13 (1.08%) Marketing
10 11 (0.91%) Front Office
11 10 (0.83%) Advertising
12 9 (0.75%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.75%) Back Office
13 5 (0.42%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.42%) Billing
13 5 (0.42%) Electronics
13 5 (0.42%) Publishing
13 5 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.33%) French Language
14 4 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 473 (39.29%) Analyst
2 427 (35.47%) Test Analyst
3 347 (28.82%) Tester
4 199 (16.53%) Test Engineer
5 186 (15.45%) QA Engineer
6 131 (10.88%) QA Tester
7 123 (10.22%) Software Tester
8 112 (9.30%) QA Analyst
9 85 (7.06%) Senior Analyst
10 82 (6.81%) Senior Test Analyst
11 73 (6.06%) Software Engineer
12 60 (4.98%) Developer
13 59 (4.90%) QA Test Analyst
14 50 (4.15%) Test Manager
15 47 (3.90%) Senior Test Engineer
16 44 (3.65%) Software Test Engineer
17 40 (3.32%) Software Test Analyst
18 38 (3.16%) Quality Engineer
19 37 (3.07%) Junior
20 34 (2.82%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (21.93%) .NET
2 141 (11.71%) XML
3 87 (7.23%) SOAP
4 64 (5.32%) Web Services
5 52 (4.32%) HTML
6 47 (3.90%) .NET Framework
7 37 (3.07%) CSS
8 33 (2.74%) Gherkin
9 29 (2.41%) XSLT
10 27 (2.24%) ASP.NET
11 22 (1.83%) jQuery
12 18 (1.50%) REST
13 16 (1.33%) HTML5
14 15 (1.25%) WCF
14 15 (1.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 13 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 13 (1.08%) JSON
15 13 (1.08%) CSS3
15 13 (1.08%) RESTful
15 13 (1.08%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 138 (11.46%) Computer Science
2 67 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 40 (3.32%) Client/Server
4 35 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
5 33 (2.74%) Blackberry
6 25 (2.08%) Derivative
7 21 (1.74%) AS400
8 18 (1.50%) Digital Media
8 18 (1.50%) Mathematics
9 17 (1.41%) Online Games
9 17 (1.41%) NHS
10 16 (1.33%) Open Source
11 15 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 12 (1.00%) Animation
12 12 (1.00%) Mobile Payment
13 7 (0.58%) Social Media
14 6 (0.50%) Equities
14 6 (0.50%) iPad
14 6 (0.50%) iPhone
15 5 (0.42%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 166 (13.79%) Windows
2 86 (7.14%) Linux
3 77 (6.40%) Android
3 77 (6.40%) Apple iOS
4 73 (6.06%) UNIX
5 17 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (1.41%) Mac OS X
6 15 (1.25%) Windows XP
7 13 (1.08%) Windows Vista
7 13 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.83%) Windows 8
9 9 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
10 7 (0.58%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.17%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.083%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.083%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.083%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (30.56%) Automated Testing
3 305 (25.33%) Test Scripting
4 289 (24.00%) Software Testing
5 230 (19.10%) Scrum
6 206 (17.11%) Test Automation
7 147 (12.21%) Automation Testing
8 123 (10.22%) Regression Testing
8 123 (10.22%) Test Strategy
9 117 (9.72%) User Acceptance Testing
9 117 (9.72%) E-Commerce
10 110 (9.14%) Integration Testing
11 100 (8.31%) TDD
12 76 (6.31%) System Testing
13 74 (6.15%) BDD
14 73 (6.06%) User Stories
15 68 (5.65%) OO
16 67 (5.56%) Software Engineering
17 64 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
18 59 (4.90%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 454 (37.71%) SQL
2 268 (22.26%) C#
3 236 (19.60%) Java
4 116 (9.63%) Python
5 91 (7.56%) JavaScript
6 86 (7.14%) C++
7 70 (5.81%) Ruby
8 64 (5.32%) Perl
9 38 (3.16%) T-SQL
10 34 (2.82%) C
11 29 (2.41%) PHP
12 18 (1.50%) VB
13 13 (1.08%) VBScript
14 10 (0.83%) Bash Shell
15 9 (0.75%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.50%) XPath
16 6 (0.50%) F#
17 5 (0.42%) PowerShell
17 5 (0.42%) Groovy
17 5 (0.42%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 333 (27.66%) ISEB
2 235 (19.52%) Degree
3 180 (14.95%) ISTQB
4 26 (2.16%) Security Cleared
5 15 (1.25%) CEH
6 12 (1.00%) GPEN
7 11 (0.91%) GIAC
8 10 (0.83%) SC Cleared
8 10 (0.83%) OSCP
9 6 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.25%) HND
10 3 (0.25%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 658 (54.65%) QA
2 13 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.17%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.083%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.083%) WCAG
5 1 (0.083%) SLA
5 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (0.50%) Nmap
2 2 (0.17%) ISA Server
2 2 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 88 (7.31%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.66%) Nagios
2 8 (0.66%) Hyperic
3 6 (0.50%) Nessus
4 4 (0.33%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.083%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 179 (14.87%) Microsoft
2 61 (5.07%) Oracle
3 49 (4.07%) HP
4 10 (0.83%) JBoss
5 8 (0.66%) Remedy
5 8 (0.66%) Apple
5 8 (0.66%) Telerik
6 5 (0.42%) Red Gate
6 5 (0.42%) SAP
7 4 (0.33%) Charles River
7 4 (0.33%) BT
7 4 (0.33%) Sophis
7 4 (0.33%) VMware
7 4 (0.33%) thinkFolio
7 4 (0.33%) SimCorp
7 4 (0.33%) Hitwise
7 4 (0.33%) Facebook
8 3 (0.25%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.17%) IBM
9 2 (0.17%) Cognizant
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