The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Manual Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Tester
Rank 879 876 904
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 65 97 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.088% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.091% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 62 90 91
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,400 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £52,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -

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
99004 106428 116772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.24% 96.46% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 83229 86820 94728
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Manual Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Manual Tester in the job title.

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 3 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 62 £35,000 - 12
London +4 28 £37,500 -16.66% 4
South East +17 12 £35,000 -12.50% 2
East of England +14 6 £36,250 -9.37%
Surrey -2 5 £35,000 -20.00% 1
Yorkshire -7 5 £37,500 +25.00%
City of London +59 4 £33,500 +12.60%
South West +11 4 £38,750 +29.16% 1
North West +24 3 £30,500 +8.92% 4
South Yorkshire +17 3 £37,500 +36.36%
Sheffield +14 3 £37,500 +36.36%
Manchester +7 3 £30,500 +8.92% 2
Cambridge +3 3 £37,500 -25.00%
Cambridgeshire -1 3 £37,500 -25.00%
West Midlands -19 3 £31,000 +8.77% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £35,000 - 1
Scotland - 3 £22,500 - 1
Oxfordshire -7 2 £37,500 +87.50%
North Yorkshire -12 2 £27,250 -9.16%
Ipswich - 2 £35,000 -
York - 2 £27,250 -
Banbury - 2 £37,500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £32,500 -
Staffordshire - 2 £30,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £32,500 -
Suffolk - 2 £35,000 -
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
East Sussex +20 1 £37,500 +2.73%
Brighton +17 1 £37,500 +2.73%
Leicestershire +10 1 £25,000 -23.07%

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Manual Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Manual Tester in the job title.

1 65 (57.02%) Agile Software Development
1 65 (57.02%) QA
2 63 (55.26%) Manual Testing
3 50 (43.86%) Finance
4 42 (36.84%) Software Testing
5 36 (31.58%) SQL
6 32 (28.07%) ISEB
7 30 (26.32%) BDD
8 29 (25.44%) Scrum
9 28 (24.56%) Automation Testing
10 26 (22.81%) Test Automation
11 25 (21.93%) Degree
11 25 (21.93%) Test Scripting
12 23 (20.18%) ISTQB
13 22 (19.30%) Automated Testing
13 22 (19.30%) TDD
14 21 (18.42%) Regression Testing
14 21 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
14 21 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (17.54%) JIRA
16 19 (16.67%) Microsoft
17 18 (15.79%) SDLC
18 17 (14.91%) Selenium
18 17 (14.91%) Java
19 16 (14.04%) SQL Server
19 16 (14.04%) System Testing
20 14 (12.28%) Non-Functional Testing
20 14 (12.28%) .NET
20 14 (12.28%) MS Excel
21 13 (11.40%) HP UFT

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.14%) Confluence
2 2 (1.75%) CICS
3 1 (0.88%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.88%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (12.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) HTTP
1 1 (0.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.14%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.63%) Big Data
3 3 (2.63%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.75%) DB2
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (17.54%) JIRA
2 17 (14.91%) Selenium
3 13 (11.40%) HP UFT
4 6 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.26%) SoapUI
5 5 (4.39%) WebDriver
6 4 (3.51%) Hudson
6 4 (3.51%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.75%) Bugzilla
7 2 (1.75%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.75%) JBehave
8 1 (0.88%) JMeter
8 1 (0.88%) Mocha
8 1 (0.88%) QARun
8 1 (0.88%) RSpec
8 1 (0.88%) Subversion
8 1 (0.88%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.88%) WinRunner
General
1 50 (43.86%) Finance
2 11 (9.65%) Telecoms
3 10 (8.77%) Marketing
4 9 (7.89%) Banking
5 6 (5.26%) Electronics
5 6 (5.26%) Manufacturing
6 5 (4.39%) Financial Institution
7 4 (3.51%) Back Office
7 4 (3.51%) iGaming
8 2 (1.75%) Advertising
8 2 (1.75%) Games
8 2 (1.75%) Retail
9 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.88%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.28%) .NET
2 11 (9.65%) Web Services
3 3 (2.63%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.75%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.75%) CGI
4 2 (1.75%) REST
4 2 (1.75%) XML
5 1 (0.88%) CSS
5 1 (0.88%) CSS3
5 1 (0.88%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.88%) HTML
5 1 (0.88%) HTML5
5 1 (0.88%) J2EE
5 1 (0.88%) JMX
5 1 (0.88%) JSON
5 1 (0.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.65%) Mobile App
3 8 (7.02%) Client/Server
3 8 (7.02%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.14%) Digital Media
5 6 (5.26%) Driving Licence
5 6 (5.26%) User Experience
6 4 (3.51%) Replication
7 3 (2.63%) Chemistry
7 3 (2.63%) iPad
8 2 (1.75%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.75%) VSAM
9 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.88%) Fintech
9 1 (0.88%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.88%) Online Games
9 1 (0.88%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.02%) Linux
2 7 (6.14%) Android
2 7 (6.14%) Apple iOS
3 6 (5.26%) CentOS
3 6 (5.26%) Unix
4 5 (4.39%) Windows
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (57.02%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (55.26%) Manual Testing
3 42 (36.84%) Software Testing
4 30 (26.32%) BDD
5 29 (25.44%) Scrum
6 28 (24.56%) Automation Testing
7 26 (22.81%) Test Automation
8 25 (21.93%) Test Scripting
9 22 (19.30%) Automated Testing
9 22 (19.30%) TDD
10 21 (18.42%) Regression Testing
10 21 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (15.79%) SDLC
12 16 (14.04%) System Testing
13 14 (12.28%) Non-Functional Testing
14 12 (10.53%) Functional Testing
15 10 (8.77%) Defect Management
15 10 (8.77%) User Stories
16 9 (7.89%) E-Commerce
16 9 (7.89%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (31.58%) SQL
2 17 (14.91%) Java
3 13 (11.40%) C#
4 2 (1.75%) COBOL
4 2 (1.75%) JCL
5 1 (0.88%) C
5 1 (0.88%) C++
5 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.88%) Python
5 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.88%) VBA
5 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (28.07%) ISEB
2 25 (21.93%) Degree
3 23 (20.18%) ISTQB
4 11 (9.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (57.02%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (9.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.89%) Oracle
3 7 (6.14%) HP
3 7 (6.14%) SAP
4 6 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.75%) BT
6 1 (0.88%) PayPal
6 1 (0.88%) Splunk
6 1 (0.88%) Telerik
6 1 (0.88%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.88%) Twitter
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