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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Tester
Rank 817 887 916
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 97 75 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.068% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.071% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 91 70 70
Median salary £31,500 £35,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £49,500
UK excluding London median salary £30,500 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +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
94249 105728 111501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.37% 96.20% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 79336 87614 89975
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +76 89 £31,500 -10.00% 10
South East +47 25 £30,000 +11.11% 1
East of England +42 24 £30,500 -39.00% 2
Yorkshire +25 13 £32,500 -7.14%
Hertfordshire - 12 £30,500 - 1
Berkshire +25 10 £30,000 +33.33%
Letchworth - 10 £30,500 -
London +27 9 £35,000 -9.67% 1
West Yorkshire - 9 £32,500 -
Staffordshire +5 7 £33,500 +21.81% 1
West Midlands +3 7 £33,500 +21.81% 1
Reading +16 6 £30,000 +33.33%
Cambridgeshire +15 6 £26,500 -47.00% 1
Suffolk - 6 £35,000 -
Ipswich - 6 £35,000 -
South West -4 5 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Gloucestershire -6 5 £40,000 - 2
Sheffield +18 4 £33,750 +22.72%
South Yorkshire +13 4 £33,750 +22.72%
East Midlands +13 4 £31,500 +10.52% 1
Oxfordshire -4 4 £23,500 -12.96% 1
Stoke-on-Trent -9 4 £33,500 +21.81% 1
East Sussex - 4 £30,000 -
Hampshire - 4 £25,000 -
Newbury - 4 £32,500 -
Huntingdon - 4 £26,500 -
Belfast - 4 £26,000 -
Brighton - 4 £30,000 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £26,000 -
County Antrim - 4 £26,000 -

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 105 (62.50%) Manual Testing
2 88 (52.38%) QA
3 83 (49.40%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (35.71%) Software Testing
5 59 (35.12%) ISEB
5 59 (35.12%) SQL
5 59 (35.12%) Automation Testing
6 50 (29.76%) ISTQB
7 44 (26.19%) Test Scripting
8 40 (23.81%) JIRA
8 40 (23.81%) Finance
9 35 (20.83%) Microsoft
9 35 (20.83%) Selenium
10 33 (19.64%) Test Automation
10 33 (19.64%) Regression Testing
11 32 (19.05%) Automated Testing
11 32 (19.05%) Scrum
12 30 (17.86%) Degree
12 30 (17.86%) Java
13 29 (17.26%) C#
14 27 (16.07%) BDD
15 26 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
16 25 (14.88%) MS Excel
17 22 (13.10%) SQL Server
18 21 (12.50%) .NET
18 21 (12.50%) Linux
19 20 (11.90%) Oracle
20 19 (11.31%) Test Strategy
21 18 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
22 17 (10.12%) SDLC

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 10 (5.95%) Confluence
2 4 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.19%) CICS
Applications
1 25 (14.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (6.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.76%) SSH
2 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.60%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.79%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.79%) MySQL
2 3 (1.79%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.79%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.19%) Big Data
3 2 (1.19%) DB2
3 2 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 40 (23.81%) JIRA
2 35 (20.83%) Selenium
3 13 (7.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (7.14%) Zephyr
5 10 (5.95%) HP UFT
5 10 (5.95%) WebDriver
6 8 (4.76%) Git (software)
7 5 (2.98%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.38%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.79%) Hudson
10 2 (1.19%) PhantomJS
10 2 (1.19%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (1.19%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.60%) Appium
11 1 (0.60%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.60%) Firebug
11 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.60%) Mocha
11 1 (0.60%) RSpec
11 1 (0.60%) TestNG
General
1 40 (23.81%) Finance
2 12 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 12 (7.14%) Marketing
2 12 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.55%) Electronics
4 10 (5.95%) Games
5 5 (2.98%) Banking
6 4 (2.38%) Back Office
6 4 (2.38%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.50%) .NET
2 13 (7.74%) Web Services
3 12 (7.14%) Gherkin
4 10 (5.95%) REST
4 10 (5.95%) SOAP
5 5 (2.98%) XML
6 3 (1.79%) HTML
7 2 (1.19%) CGI
8 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.60%) CSS
8 1 (0.60%) J2EE
8 1 (0.60%) JSON
8 1 (0.60%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.74%) Mobile App
3 12 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 10 (5.95%) Online Games
5 5 (2.98%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.38%) User Experience
7 3 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.79%) Replication
7 3 (1.79%) Wiki
8 2 (1.19%) Fintech
8 2 (1.19%) iPad
8 2 (1.19%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.19%) Social Media
8 2 (1.19%) VSAM
9 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.60%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.60%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.50%) Linux
2 14 (8.33%) Windows
3 4 (2.38%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.79%) Android
4 3 (1.79%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.79%) Windows 8
4 3 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.79%) Windows Vista
4 3 (1.79%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.60%) Unix
5 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (62.50%) Manual Testing
2 83 (49.40%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (35.71%) Software Testing
4 59 (35.12%) Automation Testing
5 44 (26.19%) Test Scripting
6 33 (19.64%) Regression Testing
6 33 (19.64%) Test Automation
7 32 (19.05%) Automated Testing
7 32 (19.05%) Scrum
8 27 (16.07%) BDD
9 19 (11.31%) Test Strategy
10 18 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (10.12%) Exploratory Testing
11 17 (10.12%) SDLC
11 17 (10.12%) TDD
12 16 (9.52%) Defect Management
13 14 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
14 12 (7.14%) E-Commerce
15 11 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (6.55%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (35.12%) SQL
2 30 (17.86%) Java
3 29 (17.26%) C#
4 7 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.98%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.38%) PHP
7 2 (1.19%) C
7 2 (1.19%) COBOL
7 2 (1.19%) JCL
7 2 (1.19%) Python
7 2 (1.19%) Ruby
8 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (35.12%) ISEB
2 50 (29.76%) ISTQB
3 30 (17.86%) Degree
4 11 (6.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (52.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (5.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 20 (11.90%) Oracle
3 15 (8.93%) HP
4 12 (7.14%) SAP
5 6 (3.57%) PayPal
6 1 (0.60%) Telerik
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