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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 320 377 352
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -25
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 901 632 795
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.84% 0.63% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.78% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 824 560 692
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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 £30,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -1.61%
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
87806 81031 86649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.09% 81.19% 79.25%
Number of salaries quoted 70747 67265 73911
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 19 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 19 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 +1 304 £44,000 -2.22% 23
South East +69 216 £35,000 +7.69% 28
Yorkshire +23 89 £32,500 +8.33% 9
East of England +9 80 £34,000 +11.47% 8
North West +5 68 £30,000 +5.26% 11
South West -2 68 £31,750 -0.78% 14
West Midlands +2 45 £33,500 +11.66% 6
East Midlands +2 38 £32,500 - 3
North East -14 2 £27,500 +8.91%
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 906 (50.19%) Agile Software Development
2 888 (49.20%) QA
3 786 (43.55%) Automated Testing
4 727 (40.28%) SQL
5 604 (33.46%) Selenium
6 553 (30.64%) ISEB
7 525 (29.09%) Test Scripting
8 492 (27.26%) Software Testing
9 466 (25.82%) Finance
10 369 (20.44%) Degree
11 328 (18.17%) Java
12 321 (17.78%) C#
13 317 (17.56%) .NET
14 311 (17.23%) Scrum
15 294 (16.29%) Windows
16 289 (16.01%) ISTQB
17 284 (15.73%) Test Automation
18 276 (15.29%) Regression Testing
19 268 (14.85%) Automation Testing
20 259 (14.35%) QuickTest Pro
21 236 (13.07%) Microsoft
22 221 (12.24%) JIRA
23 211 (11.69%) SQL Server
24 208 (11.52%) WebDriver
25 192 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
26 178 (9.86%) System Testing
26 178 (9.86%) TDD
27 171 (9.47%) HP Quality Center
28 153 (8.48%) Integration Testing
29 152 (8.42%) XML

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 28 (1.55%) Confluence
2 21 (1.16%) SharePoint
3 15 (0.83%) CMS
4 12 (0.66%) WorkSite
4 12 (0.66%) 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 (0.055%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.055%) Node.js
10 1 (0.055%) GlassFish
Applications
1 110 (6.09%) MS Excel
2 95 (5.26%) 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%) HiPortfolio
1 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.17%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.11%) Servitor
2 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.055%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.055%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.055%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.055%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.055%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.055%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.66%) SaaS
2 5 (0.28%) Basecamp
3 3 (0.17%) Trello
3 3 (0.17%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.055%) Office 365
4 1 (0.055%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.055%) 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 (0.055%) LTE
10 1 (0.055%) tcpdump
10 1 (0.055%) snoop
10 1 (0.055%) SIGTRAN
10 1 (0.055%) 2G
10 1 (0.055%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 53 (2.94%) MySQL
3 48 (2.66%) Oracle Database
4 34 (1.88%) Relational Database
5 20 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (0.61%) 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 (0.055%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.055%) BODI
13 1 (0.055%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 604 (33.46%) Selenium
2 259 (14.35%) QuickTest Pro
3 221 (12.24%) JIRA
4 208 (11.52%) WebDriver
5 123 (6.81%) Cucumber
6 107 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 99 (5.48%) SoapUI
8 92 (5.10%) Visual Studio
9 75 (4.16%) JUnit
9 75 (4.16%) JMeter
10 72 (3.99%) Subversion
11 60 (3.32%) Jenkins
12 51 (2.83%) Git (software)
13 47 (2.60%) FitNesse
14 44 (2.44%) TeamCity
14 44 (2.44%) SpecFlow
15 40 (2.22%) LoadRunner
16 39 (2.16%) NUnit
16 39 (2.16%) WATIR
17 38 (2.11%) TestNG
General
1 466 (25.82%) Finance
2 81 (4.49%) Retail
3 69 (3.82%) Banking
4 53 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 39 (2.16%) Marketing
6 31 (1.72%) Law
7 30 (1.66%) Games
8 23 (1.27%) Front Office
9 18 (1.00%) Retail Banking
10 17 (0.94%) Investment Banking
10 17 (0.94%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.78%) Advertising
12 13 (0.72%) Automotive
13 12 (0.66%) Legal
14 8 (0.44%) Back Office
15 4 (0.22%) Publishing
16 3 (0.17%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.17%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.17%) Billing
17 2 (0.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 775 (42.94%) Analyst
2 714 (39.56%) Test Analyst
3 621 (34.40%) Tester
4 245 (13.57%) Software Tester
4 245 (13.57%) Test Engineer
5 199 (11.02%) QA Engineer
6 163 (9.03%) QA Tester
7 143 (7.92%) QA Analyst
8 140 (7.76%) Senior Analyst
9 126 (6.98%) Senior Test Analyst
10 112 (6.20%) Senior Tester
11 96 (5.32%) Software Test Analyst
12 72 (3.99%) QA Test Analyst
13 67 (3.71%) Software Engineer
14 65 (3.60%) Test Manager
15 64 (3.55%) Test Leader
16 52 (2.88%) Software Test Engineer
17 51 (2.83%) Team Leader
18 48 (2.66%) Developer
19 47 (2.60%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (17.56%) .NET
2 152 (8.42%) XML
3 122 (6.76%) HTML
4 109 (6.04%) Web Services
5 83 (4.60%) SOAP
6 65 (3.60%) CSS
7 44 (2.44%) Gherkin
8 37 (2.05%) .NET Framework
9 36 (1.99%) ASP.NET
10 33 (1.83%) J2EE
11 31 (1.72%) RESTful
12 19 (1.05%) HTML5
13 17 (0.94%) WCF
13 17 (0.94%) jQuery
14 14 (0.78%) LINQ
14 14 (0.78%) REST
15 11 (0.61%) WinForms
16 10 (0.55%) Middleware
17 9 (0.50%) Ajax
17 9 (0.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 140 (7.76%) Computer Science
2 119 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (4.71%) Mobile App
4 81 (4.49%) Mathematics
5 49 (2.71%) Client/Server
6 46 (2.55%) Life Science
7 42 (2.33%) Open Source
8 41 (2.27%) Derivative
9 32 (1.77%) 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 (1.27%) Statistics
13 20 (1.11%) N-Tier
14 18 (1.00%) Visualisation
15 15 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 12 (0.66%) iPad
16 12 (0.66%) Credit Risk
17 11 (0.61%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 294 (16.29%) Windows
2 118 (6.54%) UNIX
3 113 (6.26%) Linux
4 54 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 50 (2.77%) Android
6 41 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (1.22%) Windows Vista
7 22 (1.22%) Windows XP
8 21 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (1.05%) Mac OS X
10 18 (1.00%) Windows 7
11 15 (0.83%) Solaris
12 7 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
12 7 (0.39%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.22%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.17%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.055%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.055%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 906 (50.19%) Agile Software Development
2 786 (43.55%) Automated Testing
3 525 (29.09%) Test Scripting
4 492 (27.26%) Software Testing
5 311 (17.23%) Scrum
6 284 (15.73%) Test Automation
7 276 (15.29%) Regression Testing
8 268 (14.85%) Automation Testing
9 192 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 178 (9.86%) System Testing
10 178 (9.86%) TDD
11 153 (8.48%) Integration Testing
12 148 (8.20%) Performance Testing
13 134 (7.42%) BDD
14 124 (6.87%) Continuous Integration
15 113 (6.26%) Test Strategy
15 113 (6.26%) E-Commerce
16 104 (5.76%) Test Management
17 98 (5.43%) Mentoring
18 83 (4.60%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 727 (40.28%) SQL
2 328 (18.17%) Java
3 321 (17.78%) C#
4 130 (7.20%) JavaScript
5 109 (6.04%) Python
6 75 (4.16%) Ruby
7 74 (4.10%) C++
8 68 (3.77%) VBScript
9 52 (2.88%) PHP
10 47 (2.60%) Perl
11 46 (2.55%) VB
12 43 (2.38%) 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%) Bash Shell
18 7 (0.39%) F#
Qualifications
1 553 (30.64%) ISEB
2 369 (20.44%) Degree
3 289 (16.01%) ISTQB
4 137 (7.59%) 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 (0.055%) AAT
9 1 (0.055%) HND
9 1 (0.055%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 888 (49.20%) 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
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (0.44%) 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 (0.055%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.055%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 171 (9.47%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.55%) SCCM
3 6 (0.33%) 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 (0.055%) Nessus
7 1 (0.055%) WMI
7 1 (0.055%) Puppet
Vendors
1 236 (13.07%) Microsoft
2 133 (7.37%) Oracle
3 102 (5.65%) HP
4 27 (1.50%) Citrix
5 19 (1.05%) 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 (0.66%) Interwoven
10 10 (0.55%) Telerik
10 10 (0.55%) 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%) Facebook
15 3 (0.17%) thinkFolio
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Half Technology
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, Warwickshire
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £24k - 26k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
The Myers Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum 5k benefits package ontop
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: good benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Sage Pay
Posted: 2 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago