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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Tester
Rank 836 853 850
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 54 52 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.046% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.049% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 52 44 29
Average salary £35,750 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.16% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,150 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
102508 106760 102483
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83937 86285 85691
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 March 2015 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 30 March 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
(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 +25 50 £35,750 +19.16% 1
London +14 17 £45,000 +12.50%
Yorkshire 0 14 £27,500 -8.33%
South East +14 13 £50,000 +66.66% 1
North Yorkshire +13 11 £30,000 -
Harrogate +7 11 £30,000 -
Surrey - 8 £50,000 -
City of London - 5 £29,500 -
East of England +19 4 £35,000 +1.44%
Reigate - 4 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire -8 3 £27,500 -19.11%
Brentwood - 3 £35,000 -
Essex - 3 £35,000 -
Wakefield - 3 £27,500 -
Isle of Man - 2 £37,500 -
Scotland +20 1 £27,500 -11.29%
Cambridgeshire +17 1 £36,500 +5.79%
Cambridge +14 1 £36,500 +5.79%
East Midlands +12 1 £41,000 +38.98%
Oxfordshire +12 1 £20,000 -23.07% 1
Edinburgh +3 1 £27,500 -11.29%
Nottinghamshire -5 1 £41,000 +37.81%
Nottingham -7 1 £41,000 +37.81%
Berkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Kent - 1 £35,000 -
Cwmbran - 1 £26,000 -
Slough - 1 £45,000 -
Maidstone - 1 £35,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £31,500 -
Sussex - 1 - -

Manual Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 65 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (38.40%) QA
3 44 (35.20%) Manual Testing
4 36 (28.80%) Test Scripting
5 35 (28.00%) ISEB
6 34 (27.20%) Finance
7 31 (24.80%) Degree
7 31 (24.80%) Software Testing
8 29 (23.20%) ISTQB
8 29 (23.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 29 (23.20%) SQL
9 23 (18.40%) HP Quality Center
10 21 (16.80%) Regression Testing
11 17 (13.60%) Performance Testing
12 16 (12.80%) SQL Server
12 16 (12.80%) Functional Testing
13 15 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (12.00%) WebDriver
13 15 (12.00%) Microsoft
13 15 (12.00%) Selenium
14 14 (11.20%) Computer Science
14 14 (11.20%) C#
14 14 (11.20%) User Stories
15 13 (10.40%) Mobile App
16 12 (9.60%) Test Automation
16 12 (9.60%) Financial Modelling
16 12 (9.60%) Validation
16 12 (9.60%) Mathematics
16 12 (9.60%) JIRA
16 12 (9.60%) Automated Testing

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (0.80%) JBoss
1 1 (0.80%) CMS
1 1 (0.80%) Drupal
1 1 (0.80%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.60%) SaaS
2 1 (0.80%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) HTTP
1 2 (1.60%) Internet
2 1 (0.80%) LDAP
2 1 (0.80%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.60%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.80%) Big Data
3 1 (0.80%) Informix
3 1 (0.80%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (12.00%) Selenium
1 15 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 15 (12.00%) WebDriver
2 12 (9.60%) JIRA
3 8 (6.40%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (3.20%) Bugzilla
4 4 (3.20%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.60%) MSTest
5 2 (1.60%) Calabash
5 2 (1.60%) eggPlant
5 2 (1.60%) Appium
6 1 (0.80%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.80%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.80%) Xcode
6 1 (0.80%) JMeter
6 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (27.20%) Finance
2 5 (4.00%) Games
3 4 (3.20%) Marketing
3 4 (3.20%) Advertising
4 3 (2.40%) Front Office
4 3 (2.40%) Retail
5 2 (1.60%) Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Back Office
6 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.80%) .NET
2 2 (1.60%) SOAP
2 2 (1.60%) Web Services
2 2 (1.60%) RESTful
2 2 (1.60%) HTML5
2 2 (1.60%) HTML
3 1 (0.80%) XML
3 1 (0.80%) Middleware
3 1 (0.80%) WinForms
3 1 (0.80%) Java EE
3 1 (0.80%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.20%) Computer Science
2 13 (10.40%) Mobile App
3 12 (9.60%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.20%) SWIFT
4 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.40%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.60%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.60%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.60%) Mobile Games
6 2 (1.60%) Social Media
7 1 (0.80%) Arduino
7 1 (0.80%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.80%) User Experience
7 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.80%) iPhone
7 1 (0.80%) Open Source
7 1 (0.80%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.80%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.60%) UNIX
1 7 (5.60%) Windows
2 3 (2.40%) Linux
2 3 (2.40%) Android
2 3 (2.40%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (35.20%) Manual Testing
3 36 (28.80%) Test Scripting
4 31 (24.80%) Software Testing
5 29 (23.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (16.80%) Regression Testing
7 17 (13.60%) Performance Testing
8 16 (12.80%) Functional Testing
9 14 (11.20%) User Stories
10 12 (9.60%) Financial Modelling
10 12 (9.60%) Test Automation
10 12 (9.60%) Automated Testing
10 12 (9.60%) Software Engineering
10 12 (9.60%) Validation
11 11 (8.80%) Workflow
11 11 (8.80%) Workflow Management
11 11 (8.80%) Integration Testing
11 11 (8.80%) System Testing
12 8 (6.40%) Time Management
12 8 (6.40%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.20%) SQL
2 14 (11.20%) C#
3 8 (6.40%) Java
4 2 (1.60%) C++
4 2 (1.60%) VB
4 2 (1.60%) C
4 2 (1.60%) Ruby
5 1 (0.80%) Python
5 1 (0.80%) VBScript
5 1 (0.80%) Delphi
5 1 (0.80%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.80%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (28.00%) ISEB
2 31 (24.80%) Degree
3 29 (23.20%) ISTQB
4 11 (8.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.80%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (38.40%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (18.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.00%) Oracle
3 4 (3.20%) HP
3 4 (3.20%) TOWER Software
4 3 (2.40%) VMware
5 2 (1.60%) Telerik
6 1 (0.80%) Atlassian
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago