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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Tester
Rank 870 872 856
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 30 38 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.033% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.035% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 28 38 35
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £26,350 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,250 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £30,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +5.26%

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
104280 108595 100152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86823 87800 83027
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 2015 within the UK.

Manual Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Manual Tester
Top 23 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 31 August 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
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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 +10 29 £37,500 +25.00% 8
London +7 11 £34,500 -16.36%
South West +1 10 £40,000 +73.91%
Gloucestershire - 10 £40,000 -
Cheltenham - 6 £40,000 -
South East +13 4 £36,000 +12.50% 3
Gloucester - 3 £37,500 -
North West +8 2 £31,000 +12.72% 4
Surrey 0 2 £45,000 +45.16%
Cheshire -4 2 £31,000 +29.16% 2
City of London - 2 £31,500 -
Woking +3 1 £45,000 +50.00%
Nottingham -5 1 £27,000 -1.81% 1
North Yorkshire -5 1 £30,000 -
Yorkshire -6 1 £30,000 -
East Midlands -6 1 £27,000 -10.00% 1
Nottinghamshire -13 1 £27,000 -1.81% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £27,000 - 1
Bicester - 1 £27,000 -
Reading - 1 £22,500 - 1
Warrington - 1 - - 2
York - 1 £30,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £22,500 - 2

Manual Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 42 (71.19%) QA
2 40 (67.80%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (33.90%) Manual Testing
4 18 (30.51%) Java
5 16 (27.12%) Linux
6 15 (25.42%) BDD
7 14 (23.73%) Test Scripting
7 14 (23.73%) C#
7 14 (23.73%) SQL
8 13 (22.03%) Scrum
8 13 (22.03%) Selenium
9 12 (20.34%) TDD
10 11 (18.64%) JIRA
10 11 (18.64%) WebDriver
10 11 (18.64%) Finance
11 10 (16.95%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (16.95%) Degree
12 9 (15.25%) .NET
12 9 (15.25%) Web Services
13 8 (13.56%) ISTQB
13 8 (13.56%) Software Testing
13 8 (13.56%) Mobile App
14 6 (10.17%) SDLC
14 6 (10.17%) UNIX
14 6 (10.17%) HTML
14 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
14 6 (10.17%) ISEB
15 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
15 5 (8.47%) PHP
15 5 (8.47%) SQL Server

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1 (1.69%) IIS
1 1 (1.69%) JBoss
1 1 (1.69%) Apache
1 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) CTI
2 1 (1.69%) Intranet
2 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (22.03%) Selenium
2 11 (18.64%) JIRA
2 11 (18.64%) WebDriver
3 5 (8.47%) Selenium IDE
3 5 (8.47%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.78%) Behat
4 4 (6.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (6.78%) JUnit
4 4 (6.78%) Eclipse
5 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.39%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.39%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.69%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.69%) Appium
General
1 11 (18.64%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.78%) Marketing
3 4 (6.78%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.78%) Electronics
4 3 (5.08%) Games
5 1 (1.69%) Law
5 1 (1.69%) Publishing
5 1 (1.69%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.25%) .NET
1 9 (15.25%) Web Services
2 6 (10.17%) HTML
3 2 (3.39%) RESTful
3 2 (3.39%) XML
4 1 (1.69%) EJB
4 1 (1.69%) CSS
4 1 (1.69%) JSP
4 1 (1.69%) Servlets
4 1 (1.69%) SOAP
4 1 (1.69%) JMS
4 1 (1.69%) Dojo
4 1 (1.69%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.69%) Java EE
4 1 (1.69%) HTML5
4 1 (1.69%) jQuery
4 1 (1.69%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.78%) DTV
3 3 (5.08%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.08%) User Experience
4 2 (3.39%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.39%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.69%) Social Media
5 1 (1.69%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.12%) Linux
2 6 (10.17%) UNIX
3 4 (6.78%) CentOS
4 2 (3.39%) Windows
5 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (67.80%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (33.90%) Manual Testing
3 15 (25.42%) BDD
4 14 (23.73%) Test Scripting
5 13 (22.03%) Scrum
6 12 (20.34%) TDD
7 10 (16.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (13.56%) Software Testing
9 6 (10.17%) SDLC
10 5 (8.47%) Automated Testing
10 5 (8.47%) Performance Testing
10 5 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (8.47%) Test Automation
10 5 (8.47%) Agile Testing
11 4 (6.78%) Compatibility Testing
11 4 (6.78%) Unit Testing
11 4 (6.78%) Digital Marketing
11 4 (6.78%) OO
11 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (6.78%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.51%) Java
2 14 (23.73%) C#
2 14 (23.73%) SQL
3 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.47%) PHP
5 1 (1.69%) C
5 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) Degree
2 8 (13.56%) ISTQB
3 6 (10.17%) ISEB
4 3 (5.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.69%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (71.19%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (6.78%) SAP
1 4 (6.78%) Oracle
1 4 (6.78%) Red Hat
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.69%) CODA
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