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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 351 379 317
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -62
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 767 664 915
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.65% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.79% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 701 552 825
Average salary £36,500 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
86422 83683 86901
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.28% 81.85% 79.70%
Number of salaries quoted 71808 67811 74641
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -18 233 £42,500 -0.58% 24
South East -7 122 £36,000 +10.76% 12
Yorkshire +21 118 £32,500 +3.17% 12
East of England +13 89 £38,500 +10.00% 11
North West +16 85 £32,500 +8.33% 6
West Midlands -1 40 £32,750 +9.16% 6
South West +15 39 £26,000 -13.33% 7
East Midlands +42 34 £35,000 +12.90% 2
North East -6 5 £30,000 -
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 816 (48.92%) QA
2 796 (47.72%) Agile Software Development
3 704 (42.21%) Automated Testing
4 628 (37.65%) SQL
5 576 (34.53%) Selenium
6 478 (28.66%) ISEB
7 462 (27.70%) Test Scripting
8 424 (25.42%) Software Testing
9 422 (25.30%) Finance
10 329 (19.72%) Java
11 314 (18.82%) Test Automation
12 283 (16.97%) Degree
13 271 (16.25%) Windows
14 268 (16.07%) ISTQB
15 249 (14.93%) C#
16 248 (14.87%) Automation Testing
17 242 (14.51%) Scrum
18 232 (13.91%) .NET
19 226 (13.55%) Regression Testing
20 222 (13.31%) WebDriver
21 213 (12.77%) JIRA
22 203 (12.17%) User Acceptance Testing
23 192 (11.51%) QuickTest Pro
24 180 (10.79%) Microsoft
25 170 (10.19%) TDD
26 151 (9.05%) Performance Testing
27 150 (8.99%) BDD
28 146 (8.75%) HP Quality Center
29 141 (8.45%) Cucumber
30 134 (8.03%) Integration Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 20 (1.20%) SharePoint
2 16 (0.96%) CMS
3 12 (0.72%) WorkSite
3 12 (0.72%) Confluence
4 11 (0.66%) IIS
5 6 (0.36%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.30%) Drupal
7 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.18%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.18%) JBoss
8 3 (0.18%) Apache
8 3 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.12%) SAS
10 1 (0.060%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.060%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.060%) Node.js
Applications
1 82 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 60 (3.60%) MS Office
3 7 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.24%) Mingle
6 1 (0.060%) MS Project
6 1 (0.060%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.060%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 8 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.18%) Summit
3 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.12%) Servitor
4 1 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.060%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.060%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.060%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.060%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.74%) SaaS
2 7 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.36%) Trello
4 4 (0.24%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.060%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.28%) Internet
2 18 (1.08%) TCP/IP
3 16 (0.96%) HTTP
4 8 (0.48%) LAN
5 6 (0.36%) Firewall
6 4 (0.24%) NAS
6 4 (0.24%) IPv4
6 4 (0.24%) IPv6
6 4 (0.24%) SAN
7 3 (0.18%) Intranet
7 3 (0.18%) DHCP
7 3 (0.18%) DNS
8 2 (0.12%) SSL
8 2 (0.12%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.060%) Network Security
9 1 (0.060%) IMAP
9 1 (0.060%) SNMP
9 1 (0.060%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.060%) POP3
9 1 (0.060%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.82%) Oracle Database
3 37 (2.22%) MySQL
4 28 (1.68%) Relational Database
5 24 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (0.54%) BusinessObjects XI
9 7 (0.42%) Big Data
9 7 (0.42%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.30%) DB2
11 5 (0.30%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.24%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.24%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.18%) Pentaho
13 3 (0.18%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 576 (34.53%) Selenium
2 222 (13.31%) WebDriver
3 213 (12.77%) JIRA
4 192 (11.51%) QuickTest Pro
5 141 (8.45%) Cucumber
6 101 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 97 (5.82%) JMeter
8 91 (5.46%) JUnit
9 89 (5.34%) SoapUI
10 68 (4.08%) Git (software)
11 64 (3.84%) Visual Studio
12 56 (3.36%) TestNG
13 52 (3.12%) Jenkins
13 52 (3.12%) Subversion
14 50 (3.00%) FitNesse
15 44 (2.64%) NUnit
16 37 (2.22%) TeamCity
17 36 (2.16%) WATIR
18 34 (2.04%) SpecFlow
19 30 (1.80%) Bugzilla
General
1 422 (25.30%) Finance
2 88 (5.28%) Retail
3 72 (4.32%) Banking
4 46 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.04%) Front Office
6 30 (1.80%) Law
6 30 (1.80%) Marketing
7 28 (1.68%) Games
8 26 (1.56%) Retail Banking
9 15 (0.90%) Advertising
10 14 (0.84%) Back Office
11 12 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.54%) Legal
14 7 (0.42%) Automotive
14 7 (0.42%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.30%) Publishing
16 4 (0.24%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.24%) Electronics
17 3 (0.18%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 765 (45.86%) Analyst
2 698 (41.85%) Test Analyst
3 475 (28.48%) Tester
4 213 (12.77%) Software Tester
5 203 (12.17%) Test Engineer
6 160 (9.59%) QA Engineer
7 150 (8.99%) Senior Analyst
8 137 (8.21%) Senior Test Analyst
9 119 (7.13%) QA Analyst
10 111 (6.65%) QA Tester
11 99 (5.94%) Software Test Analyst
12 96 (5.76%) Senior Tester
13 95 (5.70%) Test Leader
14 70 (4.20%) Software Engineer
15 65 (3.90%) Team Leader
16 59 (3.54%) Test Manager
17 58 (3.48%) Software Test Engineer
17 58 (3.48%) QA Test Analyst
18 56 (3.36%) Test Team Leader
19 52 (3.12%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (13.91%) .NET
2 122 (7.31%) Web Services
3 117 (7.01%) XML
4 109 (6.53%) HTML
5 69 (4.14%) SOAP
6 60 (3.60%) CSS
7 34 (2.04%) REST
8 29 (1.74%) Gherkin
9 25 (1.50%) ASP.NET
10 24 (1.44%) J2EE
10 24 (1.44%) .NET Framework
10 24 (1.44%) RESTful
11 23 (1.38%) HTML5
12 13 (0.78%) jQuery
13 11 (0.66%) WPF
14 10 (0.60%) Velocity
14 10 (0.60%) WCF
15 9 (0.54%) Middleware
16 8 (0.48%) LAMP
16 8 (0.48%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 98 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 94 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (4.56%) Mobile App
4 70 (4.20%) Open Source
5 58 (3.48%) Client/Server
6 52 (3.12%) Mathematics
7 43 (2.58%) N-Tier
8 34 (2.04%) Life Science
9 27 (1.62%) Credit Risk
10 23 (1.38%) User Experience
11 20 (1.20%) iPhone
11 20 (1.20%) Physics
12 19 (1.14%) Derivative
12 19 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (1.08%) iPad
13 18 (1.08%) Chemistry
13 18 (1.08%) Biology
14 16 (0.96%) Visualisation
15 13 (0.78%) Management Information System
16 12 (0.72%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 271 (16.25%) Windows
2 120 (7.19%) Linux
3 105 (6.29%) UNIX
4 63 (3.78%) Apple iOS
5 61 (3.66%) Android
6 17 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (0.96%) Windows 7
8 14 (0.84%) Solaris
8 14 (0.84%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.18%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.18%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.18%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.060%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.060%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 796 (47.72%) Agile Software Development
2 704 (42.21%) Automated Testing
3 462 (27.70%) Test Scripting
4 424 (25.42%) Software Testing
5 314 (18.82%) Test Automation
6 248 (14.87%) Automation Testing
7 242 (14.51%) Scrum
8 226 (13.55%) Regression Testing
9 203 (12.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 170 (10.19%) TDD
11 151 (9.05%) Performance Testing
12 150 (8.99%) BDD
13 134 (8.03%) Integration Testing
13 134 (8.03%) System Testing
14 128 (7.67%) Test Strategy
15 124 (7.43%) Test Management
16 116 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
17 113 (6.77%) Mentoring
18 95 (5.70%) E-Commerce
19 85 (5.10%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 628 (37.65%) SQL
2 329 (19.72%) Java
3 249 (14.93%) C#
4 103 (6.18%) Python
5 93 (5.58%) JavaScript
6 65 (3.90%) C++
7 63 (3.78%) Ruby
8 46 (2.76%) Perl
9 45 (2.70%) PHP
10 43 (2.58%) VBScript
11 32 (1.92%) VB
12 29 (1.74%) T-SQL
13 27 (1.62%) C
14 24 (1.44%) PL/SQL
15 23 (1.38%) Shell Script
16 15 (0.90%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.66%) Scala
18 9 (0.54%) PowerShell
19 7 (0.42%) VBA
20 6 (0.36%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 478 (28.66%) ISEB
2 283 (16.97%) Degree
3 268 (16.07%) ISTQB
4 129 (7.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (0.78%) Security Cleared
6 7 (0.42%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (0.30%) PhD
8 3 (0.18%) CEH
8 3 (0.18%) GIAC
8 3 (0.18%) GPEN
8 3 (0.18%) OSCP
9 1 (0.060%) AAT
9 1 (0.060%) HND
9 1 (0.060%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 816 (48.92%) QA
2 6 (0.36%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.12%) GAAP
5 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.060%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.42%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.30%) vSphere
4 4 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.18%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.18%) Firmware
6 1 (0.060%) Nmap
6 1 (0.060%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 146 (8.75%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.54%) SCCM
3 7 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.30%) Nagios
5 3 (0.18%) Hyperic
5 3 (0.18%) Opsview
5 3 (0.18%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.060%) Nessus
6 1 (0.060%) WMI
6 1 (0.060%) Puppet
6 1 (0.060%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 180 (10.79%) Microsoft
2 117 (7.01%) Oracle
3 81 (4.86%) HP
4 18 (1.08%) VMware
5 17 (1.02%) SAP
6 12 (0.72%) Interwoven
6 12 (0.72%) Remedy
7 11 (0.66%) IBM
7 11 (0.66%) Citrix
8 9 (0.54%) Altiris
9 7 (0.42%) Intershop
9 7 (0.42%) ATG
9 7 (0.42%) Zend
9 7 (0.42%) hybris
9 7 (0.42%) Demandware
9 7 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.36%) MathWorks
10 6 (0.36%) Informatica
10 6 (0.36%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.30%) Telerik
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Posted: 15 hours ago
London
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Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
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City, London
Engage PSG
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + standard big company benefits
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Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
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