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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Tester
Rank 806 845 870
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 74 34 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.032% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.033% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 70 27 24
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,600 £21,950
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +34 69 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Yorkshire -11 19 £30,000 -14.28%
London -2 15 £35,000 -1.40% 1
North Yorkshire - 15 £30,000 -
Harrogate - 12 £30,000 -
South East -4 11 £35,000 - 1
East of England -9 9 £35,000 -
Surrey 0 8 £50,000 +42.85%
North West -10 8 £29,000 -
Cambridge +5 5 £30,000 -
Cambridgeshire 0 5 £30,000 -
City of London +15 4 £30,500 -4.68% 1
Cheshire +3 4 £28,250 -5.04%
West Yorkshire -6 4 £27,500 -21.42%
East Midlands - 4 £31,750 -
South Wales - 4 £25,000 -
Reigate - 4 £50,000 -
Wakefield - 4 £27,500 -
Wales - 4 £25,000 -
Brentwood - 3 £35,000 -
York - 3 £32,500 -
Essex - 3 £35,000 -
Warrington +8 2 £27,500 -7.56%
Lancashire -4 2 £32,500 +20.37%
Manchester -15 2 £22,500 -22.41%
Cardiff - 2 £27,750 -
Cwmbran - 2 £23,750 -
Derby - 2 £33,500 -
Derbyshire - 2 £33,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £30,000 -

Manual Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 63 (54.31%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (50.00%) QA
3 45 (38.79%) Manual Testing
4 35 (30.17%) Test Scripting
5 34 (29.31%) Degree
6 32 (27.59%) ISEB
7 28 (24.14%) ISTQB
7 28 (24.14%) Functional Testing
8 24 (20.69%) SQL
8 24 (20.69%) Finance
9 19 (16.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (15.52%) Automated Testing
10 18 (15.52%) Software Testing
10 18 (15.52%) System Testing
11 15 (12.93%) JIRA
11 15 (12.93%) Test Automation
12 13 (11.21%) HP Quality Center
13 12 (10.34%) Selenium
14 11 (9.48%) Regression Testing
14 11 (9.48%) Scrum
15 9 (7.76%) Performance Testing
15 9 (7.76%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (7.76%) WebDriver
16 8 (6.90%) C#
16 8 (6.90%) E-Commerce
16 8 (6.90%) Microsoft
16 8 (6.90%) Front Office
16 8 (6.90%) Software Engineering
16 8 (6.90%) Credit Risk
16 8 (6.90%) User Stories

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (0.86%) CMS
1 1 (0.86%) Drupal
1 1 (0.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.72%) MS Office
2 1 (0.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.86%) RoboHelp
2 1 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) SaaS
1 1 (0.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.72%) HTTP
2 1 (0.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.86%) Informix
2 1 (0.86%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.86%) Big Data
2 1 (0.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (12.93%) JIRA
2 12 (10.34%) Selenium
3 9 (7.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (7.76%) WebDriver
4 6 (5.17%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.59%) Behat
5 3 (2.59%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (2.59%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.72%) JMeter
6 2 (1.72%) MSTest
6 2 (1.72%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.72%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.86%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.86%) Appium
7 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.86%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.86%) Calabash
7 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.86%) Maven
General
1 24 (20.69%) Finance
2 8 (6.90%) Front Office
3 3 (2.59%) Retail
4 2 (1.72%) Marketing
4 2 (1.72%) Advertising
5 1 (0.86%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.17%) .NET
2 4 (3.45%) SOAP
2 4 (3.45%) XML
2 4 (3.45%) RESTful
3 3 (2.59%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (1.72%) HTML
4 2 (1.72%) HTML5
5 1 (0.86%) Middleware
5 1 (0.86%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.90%) Credit Risk
2 6 (5.17%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.31%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.59%) User Experience
6 2 (1.72%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.72%) Social Media
6 2 (1.72%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.86%) Handset
7 1 (0.86%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.86%) Physics
7 1 (0.86%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.86%) Biology
7 1 (0.86%) Arduino
7 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.86%) Life Science
7 1 (0.86%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.17%) Windows
2 3 (2.59%) Linux
2 3 (2.59%) Android
3 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (54.31%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (38.79%) Manual Testing
3 35 (30.17%) Test Scripting
4 28 (24.14%) Functional Testing
5 19 (16.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (15.52%) Software Testing
6 18 (15.52%) Automated Testing
6 18 (15.52%) System Testing
7 15 (12.93%) Test Automation
8 11 (9.48%) Scrum
8 11 (9.48%) Regression Testing
9 9 (7.76%) Performance Testing
10 8 (6.90%) Software Engineering
10 8 (6.90%) E-Commerce
10 8 (6.90%) User Stories
11 7 (6.03%) Automation Testing
11 7 (6.03%) Black-Box Testing
12 5 (4.31%) BDD
12 5 (4.31%) Test Strategy
12 5 (4.31%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.69%) SQL
2 8 (6.90%) C#
3 5 (4.31%) Java
4 3 (2.59%) PHP
5 2 (1.72%) C
5 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.72%) C++
5 2 (1.72%) VB
6 1 (0.86%) Delphi
6 1 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (29.31%) Degree
2 32 (27.59%) ISEB
3 28 (24.14%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (1.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (11.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.45%) TOWER Software
3 3 (2.59%) VMware
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle
4 2 (1.72%) HP
4 2 (1.72%) Telerik
5 1 (0.86%) Atlassian
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