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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Tester
Rank 811 913 930
Rank change year-on-year
+102 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 100 68 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.062% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.064% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 94 64 69
Median salary £30,500 £35,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.85% +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,150 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £53,500 £45,000
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
94446 105603 113036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.30% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79450 87181 92036
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +64 93 £31,500 -10.00% 15
South East +34 23 £30,000 +10.09% 5
East of England +35 19 £30,500 -39.00% 4
London +28 14 £36,250 -9.37% 2
Staffordshire +11 13 £30,000 +9.09%
West Midlands +10 13 £30,000 +9.09%
Yorkshire +33 10 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Suffolk - 9 £35,000 -
Ipswich - 9 £35,000 -
Berkshire - 9 £30,000 - 1
South West +7 7 £40,000 +3.22% 1
Hertfordshire - 7 £30,500 - 1
Letchworth - 7 £30,500 - 1
Gloucestershire -2 6 £40,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +23 5 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Sheffield +22 5 £37,500 +36.36%
South Yorkshire +18 5 £37,500 +36.36%
Burton-upon-Trent - 5 £27,000 -
Surrey +30 4 £40,000 +23.07%
East Midlands +5 4 £31,500 +13.51%
Oxfordshire -11 4 £23,500 -12.96% 1
East Sussex - 4 £30,000 -
Tamworth - 4 £30,000 -
Brighton - 4 £30,000 -
Belfast - 4 £26,000 -
Newbury - 4 £32,500 - 1
Reading - 4 £30,000 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £26,000 -
County Antrim - 4 £26,000 -
North West +22 3 £22,500 -38.77% 2

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 101 (61.21%) Manual Testing
2 94 (56.97%) QA
3 89 (53.94%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (35.76%) ISEB
5 58 (35.15%) SQL
6 57 (34.55%) Software Testing
7 52 (31.52%) Automation Testing
8 49 (29.70%) ISTQB
9 43 (26.06%) Finance
10 42 (25.45%) Test Scripting
11 38 (23.03%) JIRA
11 38 (23.03%) Selenium
12 36 (21.82%) Test Automation
12 36 (21.82%) Scrum
13 32 (19.39%) Regression Testing
13 32 (19.39%) BDD
14 31 (18.79%) Microsoft
14 31 (18.79%) C#
15 30 (18.18%) Java
16 27 (16.36%) MS Excel
16 27 (16.36%) Degree
16 27 (16.36%) Automated Testing
17 22 (13.33%) .NET
17 22 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
18 21 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
19 20 (12.12%) SDLC
19 20 (12.12%) TDD
20 19 (11.52%) SQL Server
21 17 (10.30%) Linux
21 17 (10.30%) Exploratory Testing

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 11 (6.67%) Confluence
2 4 (2.42%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.21%) CICS
Applications
1 27 (16.36%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (6.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.64%) SSH
2 1 (0.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.82%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.82%) MySQL
2 3 (1.82%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.82%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.21%) Big Data
3 2 (1.21%) DB2
3 2 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 38 (23.03%) JIRA
1 38 (23.03%) Selenium
2 11 (6.67%) HP UFT
2 11 (6.67%) WebDriver
3 10 (6.06%) Zephyr
4 8 (4.85%) Cucumber
4 8 (4.85%) Git (software)
4 8 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (4.24%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.82%) Hudson
7 2 (1.21%) PhantomJS
7 2 (1.21%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (1.21%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.61%) Appium
8 1 (0.61%) JBehave
8 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.61%) JMeter
8 1 (0.61%) Mocha
8 1 (0.61%) QARun
8 1 (0.61%) RSpec
General
1 43 (26.06%) Finance
2 13 (7.88%) Marketing
3 11 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 10 (6.06%) Electronics
4 10 (6.06%) Games
4 10 (6.06%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.24%) Banking
6 4 (2.42%) Back Office
6 4 (2.42%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.21%) Retail
8 1 (0.61%) Advertising
8 1 (0.61%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.33%) .NET
2 12 (7.27%) Web Services
3 10 (6.06%) Gherkin
4 9 (5.45%) REST
5 7 (4.24%) SOAP
6 6 (3.64%) XML
7 3 (1.82%) HTML
8 2 (1.21%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.21%) CGI
9 1 (0.61%) CSS
9 1 (0.61%) J2EE
9 1 (0.61%) JMX
9 1 (0.61%) JSON
9 1 (0.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.48%) Mobile App
3 12 (7.27%) Client/Server
4 10 (6.06%) Online Games
5 6 (3.64%) Digital Media
5 6 (3.64%) User Experience
6 5 (3.03%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.82%) Replication
7 3 (1.82%) Wiki
8 2 (1.21%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.21%) Fintech
8 2 (1.21%) iPad
8 2 (1.21%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.21%) Social Media
8 2 (1.21%) VSAM
9 1 (0.61%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.61%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.30%) Linux
2 12 (7.27%) Windows
3 6 (3.64%) Android
3 6 (3.64%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.42%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.82%) Windows 8
5 3 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.82%) Windows Vista
5 3 (1.82%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.61%) CentOS
6 1 (0.61%) Unix
6 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (61.21%) Manual Testing
2 89 (53.94%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (34.55%) Software Testing
4 52 (31.52%) Automation Testing
5 42 (25.45%) Test Scripting
6 36 (21.82%) Scrum
6 36 (21.82%) Test Automation
7 32 (19.39%) BDD
7 32 (19.39%) Regression Testing
8 27 (16.36%) Automated Testing
9 21 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (12.12%) SDLC
10 20 (12.12%) TDD
11 17 (10.30%) Exploratory Testing
12 16 (9.70%) Defect Management
13 15 (9.09%) Test Strategy
14 14 (8.48%) E-Commerce
14 14 (8.48%) Non-Functional Testing
15 11 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
15 11 (6.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (35.15%) SQL
2 31 (18.79%) C#
3 30 (18.18%) Java
4 5 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.03%) VB.NET
5 4 (2.42%) PHP
6 2 (1.21%) C
6 2 (1.21%) COBOL
6 2 (1.21%) JCL
6 2 (1.21%) Python
6 2 (1.21%) Ruby
7 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (35.76%) ISEB
2 49 (29.70%) ISTQB
3 27 (16.36%) Degree
4 12 (7.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (56.97%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (7.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (18.79%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.70%) HP
3 14 (8.48%) Oracle
4 11 (6.67%) SAP
5 4 (2.42%) PayPal
6 1 (0.61%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.61%) Splunk
6 1 (0.61%) Telerik
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