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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Tester
Rank 825 856 843
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 56 36 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.034% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.036% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 52 27 29
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
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 £27,500 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +18 49 £35,000 +16.66% 9
London +27 17 £45,000 +28.57% 3
South East - 10 £50,000 - 2
Yorkshire +3 9 £30,000 - 2
City of London +8 7 £30,000 -6.25% 2
Surrey - 7 £50,000 - 2
North Yorkshire +12 6 £30,000 - 2
East of England +3 6 £35,000 +1.44% 1
Harrogate -3 5 £30,000 - 2
North West -11 5 £27,500 +1.85% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 4 £33,250 -3.62%
Cambridge +2 4 £33,250 -3.62%
West Yorkshire -1 3 £27,500 -20.28%
Cheshire - 3 £27,500 -
Reigate - 3 £50,000 - 1
Wakefield - 3 £27,500 -
Scotland +8 2 £30,000 -3.22%
Edinburgh 0 2 £30,000 -3.22%
Manchester - 2 £22,500 - 1
Brentwood - 2 £35,000 - 1
Cwmbran - 2 £23,750 -
Warrington - 2 £27,500 -
Essex - 2 £35,000 - 1
Torfaen - 2 £23,750 -
South Wales - 2 £23,750 -
Wales - 2 £23,750 -
Isle of Man - 2 £37,500 - 1
York +7 1 £32,500 +8.33%
Berkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Slough - 1 £45,000 -

Manual Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 61 (48.41%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (40.48%) QA
3 48 (38.10%) Manual Testing
4 40 (31.75%) ISEB
5 37 (29.37%) Test Scripting
6 36 (28.57%) Finance
7 33 (26.19%) ISTQB
8 31 (24.60%) Degree
9 28 (22.22%) Software Testing
10 27 (21.43%) SQL
11 25 (19.84%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (15.87%) Functional Testing
13 19 (15.08%) HP Quality Center
14 18 (14.29%) Regression Testing
15 17 (13.49%) Automated Testing
16 16 (12.70%) System Testing
17 14 (11.11%) Performance Testing
17 14 (11.11%) Selenium
17 14 (11.11%) Test Automation
18 13 (10.32%) WebDriver
18 13 (10.32%) Team Foundation Server
18 13 (10.32%) Microsoft
18 13 (10.32%) SQL Server
18 13 (10.32%) C#
19 11 (8.73%) Computer Science
19 11 (8.73%) JIRA
19 11 (8.73%) User Stories
20 10 (7.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 10 (7.94%) Integration Testing
20 10 (7.94%) Software Engineering

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (0.79%) JBoss
1 1 (0.79%) CMS
1 1 (0.79%) Drupal
1 1 (0.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.59%) MS Office
1 2 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) SaaS
1 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.59%) HTTP
2 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.79%) Internet
2 1 (0.79%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.59%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.79%) Big Data
3 1 (0.79%) Informix
3 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (11.11%) Selenium
2 13 (10.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (10.32%) WebDriver
3 11 (8.73%) JIRA
4 8 (6.35%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (3.97%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.17%) Bugzilla
7 2 (1.59%) MSTest
7 2 (1.59%) Calabash
7 2 (1.59%) eggPlant
7 2 (1.59%) Appium
8 1 (0.79%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.79%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.79%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.79%) Behat
8 1 (0.79%) Xcode
8 1 (0.79%) JMeter
8 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (28.57%) Finance
2 8 (6.35%) Front Office
3 4 (3.17%) Marketing
3 4 (3.17%) Advertising
4 3 (2.38%) Retail
5 2 (1.59%) Games
5 2 (1.59%) Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Back Office
6 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.35%) .NET
2 3 (2.38%) SOAP
3 2 (1.59%) Web Services
3 2 (1.59%) XML
3 2 (1.59%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (1.59%) HTML
3 2 (1.59%) HTML5
4 1 (0.79%) RESTful
4 1 (0.79%) Middleware
4 1 (0.79%) WinForms
4 1 (0.79%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.73%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.14%) Mathematics
3 8 (6.35%) Credit Risk
4 7 (5.56%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.17%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.59%) Social Media
6 2 (1.59%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.79%) iPhone
7 1 (0.79%) Open Source
7 1 (0.79%) Arduino
7 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.79%) Raspberry Pi
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.56%) UNIX
1 7 (5.56%) Windows
2 3 (2.38%) Linux
2 3 (2.38%) Android
2 3 (2.38%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (48.41%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (38.10%) Manual Testing
3 37 (29.37%) Test Scripting
4 28 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 25 (19.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (15.87%) Functional Testing
7 18 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 17 (13.49%) Automated Testing
9 16 (12.70%) System Testing
10 14 (11.11%) Test Automation
10 14 (11.11%) Performance Testing
11 11 (8.73%) User Stories
12 10 (7.94%) Integration Testing
12 10 (7.94%) Software Engineering
13 9 (7.14%) Validation
13 9 (7.14%) Financial Modelling
14 8 (6.35%) Automation Testing
14 8 (6.35%) Workflow
14 8 (6.35%) Workflow Management
15 7 (5.56%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.43%) SQL
2 13 (10.32%) C#
3 7 (5.56%) Java
4 2 (1.59%) C++
4 2 (1.59%) VB
4 2 (1.59%) C
4 2 (1.59%) Ruby
5 1 (0.79%) Python
5 1 (0.79%) Delphi
5 1 (0.79%) VBScript
5 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.79%) Perl
5 1 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (31.75%) ISEB
2 33 (26.19%) ISTQB
3 31 (24.60%) Degree
4 10 (7.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.38%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (40.48%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (15.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (10.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.97%) Oracle
3 4 (3.17%) HP
3 4 (3.17%) TOWER Software
4 3 (2.38%) VMware
5 2 (1.59%) Telerik
6 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
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