The table below looks at the statistics for the Manual Tester role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Tester
Rank 830 839 871
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 72 45 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.041% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.043% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 67 39 26
Average salary £31,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £37,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107647 103692 109532
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.73% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 89339 85136 94063
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

Manual Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Manual Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Manual Tester
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Tester within the UK.

Manual Tester Salary Trend in the UK

Manual Tester
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Tester over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 within the UK.

Manual Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Manual Tester
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 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
England -7 69 £31,750 -9.28% 7
Yorkshire -34 20 £30,000 -14.28% 1
London +12 19 £47,500 +26.66% 2
North Yorkshire - 15 £30,000 - 1
South East -13 13 £35,000 - 1
Harrogate - 13 £30,000 - 1
Surrey -15 7 £50,000 +42.85%
East of England -18 7 £35,000 - 1
East Midlands +18 4 £31,750 +4.09%
North West -5 4 £32,500 +12.06% 1
West Yorkshire -29 4 £27,500 -21.42%
East Sussex - 4 - -
Wakefield - 4 £27,500 -
Brighton - 4 - -
Reigate - 4 £50,000 -
City of London +28 3 £31,000 -17.33%
Cambridgeshire +8 3 £30,000 -
Cambridge +2 3 £30,000 -
Essex -4 3 £35,000 - 1
Brentwood - 3 £35,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire +7 2 £30,000 -1.63%
Lancashire - 2 £32,500 -
Derbyshire - 2 £33,500 -
York - 2 £31,250 -
Cardiff - 2 £27,750 - 1
Derby - 2 £33,500 -
South Wales - 2 £27,750 - 1
Wales - 2 £27,750 - 1
Nottingham +5 1 £30,000 -1.63%
Milton Keynes +2 1 £30,000 +5.26%

Manual Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Manual Tester in their job title 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 with Manual Tester in their job title.

1 60 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (44.55%) QA
3 36 (32.73%) Manual Testing
4 32 (29.09%) Degree
5 28 (25.45%) Test Scripting
6 27 (24.55%) ISEB
7 26 (23.64%) ISTQB
8 24 (21.82%) Functional Testing
9 21 (19.09%) SQL
9 21 (19.09%) Finance
10 20 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (17.27%) System Testing
12 16 (14.55%) Automated Testing
12 16 (14.55%) Software Testing
13 15 (13.64%) JIRA
13 15 (13.64%) Test Automation
14 14 (12.73%) Scrum
15 13 (11.82%) Selenium
16 12 (10.91%) HP Quality Center
17 11 (10.00%) Regression Testing
18 9 (8.18%) Performance Testing
19 8 (7.27%) Credit Risk
19 8 (7.27%) Software Engineering
19 8 (7.27%) Front Office
19 8 (7.27%) C#
20 7 (6.36%) E-Commerce
20 7 (6.36%) Microsoft
20 7 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
20 7 (6.36%) WebDriver
20 7 (6.36%) User Stories

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Manual Tester in their job title 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 with Manual Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.82%) Confluence
2 1 (0.91%) CMS
2 1 (0.91%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (1.82%) MS Office
2 1 (0.91%) RoboHelp
2 1 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.82%) HTTP
2 1 (0.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (13.64%) JIRA
2 13 (11.82%) Selenium
3 7 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (6.36%) WebDriver
4 5 (4.55%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.73%) Bugzilla
5 3 (2.73%) Behat
6 2 (1.82%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.82%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.82%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (1.82%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.91%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.91%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.91%) JMeter
7 1 (0.91%) Maven
7 1 (0.91%) Calabash
7 1 (0.91%) eggPlant
General
1 21 (19.09%) Finance
2 8 (7.27%) Front Office
3 4 (3.64%) Publishing
4 3 (2.73%) Retail
5 1 (0.91%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.45%) .NET
2 5 (4.55%) XML
3 4 (3.64%) RESTful
4 3 (2.73%) SOAP
5 2 (1.82%) HTML5
5 2 (1.82%) HTML
5 2 (1.82%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.91%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.27%) Credit Risk
2 5 (4.55%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.55%) Mathematics
3 4 (3.64%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.64%) User Experience
3 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.82%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.91%) Life Science
5 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.91%) iPhone
5 1 (0.91%) Open Source
5 1 (0.91%) Social Media
5 1 (0.91%) Physics
5 1 (0.91%) Chemistry
5 1 (0.91%) Biology
5 1 (0.91%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.91%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.91%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.91%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.55%) Windows
2 2 (1.82%) Linux
2 2 (1.82%) Android
3 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (32.73%) Manual Testing
3 28 (25.45%) Test Scripting
4 24 (21.82%) Functional Testing
5 20 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (17.27%) System Testing
7 16 (14.55%) Automated Testing
7 16 (14.55%) Software Testing
8 15 (13.64%) Test Automation
9 14 (12.73%) Scrum
10 11 (10.00%) Regression Testing
11 9 (8.18%) Performance Testing
12 8 (7.27%) Software Engineering
13 7 (6.36%) E-Commerce
13 7 (6.36%) User Stories
14 6 (5.45%) Black-Box Testing
14 6 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (5.45%) Integration Testing
15 5 (4.55%) Validation
15 5 (4.55%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.09%) SQL
2 8 (7.27%) C#
3 6 (5.45%) Java
4 3 (2.73%) PHP
4 3 (2.73%) VB
5 2 (1.82%) C++
6 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.91%) C
6 1 (0.91%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (29.09%) Degree
2 27 (24.55%) ISEB
3 26 (23.64%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (44.55%) QA
2 2 (1.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (10.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (6.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.64%) TOWER Software
3 2 (1.82%) VMware
3 2 (1.82%) Telerik
3 2 (1.82%) HP
3 2 (1.82%) Oracle
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