The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Tester
Rank 871 826 871
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 34 53 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.049% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.052% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 34 50 22
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,488 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £37,800 £47,750 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.63%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110640 102566 112158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90375 84963 96161
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 25 July 2014 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 25 July 2014. 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 -55 27 £30,000 - 10
Scotland - 6 £31,000 -
Edinburgh - 6 £31,000 -
South East -22 5 £30,000 - 1
London -58 5 £32,500 -23.52% 4
North West - 5 £25,000 - 1
East Midlands -6 3 £30,000 +5.26% 1
South West -15 3 £24,000 -15.78% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £30,000 - 1
Lancashire - 3 £25,000 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £30,000 - 1
Harrogate - 3 £30,000 - 1
Preston - 3 £25,000 -
Hampshire +3 2 £31,750 +11.40%
Surrey -5 2 £30,000 +50.00%
West Midlands -11 2 £29,500 +11.32% 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £27,500 -
York - 2 £30,000 -
Manchester - 2 £28,250 - 1
Nottingham - 2 £27,500 -
East of England -4 1 £40,000 +45.45%
Solihull -6 1 £26,500 -1.85%
Leicestershire -13 1 £30,000 +5.26%
City of London -21 1 £25,000 -47.36%
Suffolk - 1 £40,000 -
Wales - 1 £34,000 -
Weybridge - 1 £30,000 -
Wigan - 1 £19,000 -
Woking - 1 £30,000 -
Devon - 1 £30,000 -

Manual Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 33 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (35.56%) Selenium
3 25 (27.78%) Scrum
4 24 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 20 (22.22%) Degree
6 19 (21.11%) Publishing
6 19 (21.11%) Finance
7 18 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
8 16 (17.78%) Software Testing
9 15 (16.67%) Automated Testing
9 15 (16.67%) SQL
10 14 (15.56%) ISTQB
11 13 (14.44%) QA
12 12 (13.33%) ISEB
13 10 (11.11%) JIRA
13 10 (11.11%) Manual Testing
13 10 (11.11%) Performance Testing
14 8 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (8.89%) .NET
15 7 (7.78%) XML
15 7 (7.78%) Mobile App
16 5 (5.56%) C#
16 5 (5.56%) Microsoft
16 5 (5.56%) Jenkins
16 5 (5.56%) Confluence
17 4 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
17 4 (4.44%) QuickTest Pro
17 4 (4.44%) Windows
17 4 (4.44%) E-Commerce
17 4 (4.44%) HTML

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 5 (5.56%) Confluence
2 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) LAN
1 1 (1.11%) WAN
1 1 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (35.56%) Selenium
2 10 (11.11%) JIRA
3 5 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.44%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.33%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.22%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.11%) WinRunner
7 1 (1.11%) Maven
7 1 (1.11%) JMeter
7 1 (1.11%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.11%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.11%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.11%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (1.11%) Behat
7 1 (1.11%) Ranorex
General
1 19 (21.11%) Finance
1 19 (21.11%) Publishing
2 2 (2.22%) Games
3 1 (1.11%) Retail
3 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.89%) .NET
2 7 (7.78%) XML
3 4 (4.44%) HTML
4 2 (2.22%) Web Services
5 1 (1.11%) XSLT
5 1 (1.11%) XHTML
5 1 (1.11%) Middleware
5 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.11%) CSS
5 1 (1.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.22%) AS400
2 2 (2.22%) Online Gambling
3 1 (1.11%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.11%) Physics
3 1 (1.11%) Chemistry
3 1 (1.11%) Biology
3 1 (1.11%) Life Science
3 1 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.44%) Windows
2 3 (3.33%) Android
2 3 (3.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.22%) Linux
4 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (27.78%) Scrum
3 24 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 18 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
5 16 (17.78%) Software Testing
6 15 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 10 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 10 (11.11%) Manual Testing
8 8 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (4.44%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.44%) Regression Testing
10 3 (3.33%) Integration Testing
10 3 (3.33%) Web Testing
10 3 (3.33%) Test Management
11 2 (2.22%) System Testing
11 2 (2.22%) Unit Testing
11 2 (2.22%) Test Automation
11 2 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (2.22%) Automation Testing
12 1 (1.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.67%) SQL
2 5 (5.56%) C#
3 4 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.33%) Java
5 2 (2.22%) PowerHouse
5 2 (2.22%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.22%) C++
6 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (22.22%) Degree
2 14 (15.56%) ISTQB
3 12 (13.33%) ISEB
4 3 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.44%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.11%) Opsview
Vendors
1 5 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.11%) HP
2 1 (1.11%) Sony
2 1 (1.11%) hybris
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle
London
X4 Group
Salary: £26k - 37k per year + company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 12 days ago