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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Tester
Rank 880 848 846
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 50 107 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 48 98 93
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £23,350 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+14.75% +1.66%

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
96369 101236 101631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80844 83884 81689
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(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 -25 49 £35,000 +7.69% 15
London +15 12 £38,750 -8.82% 3
East of England +6 10 £35,000 -
South West - 9 £37,500 - 3
Yorkshire +3 8 £34,500 +15.00% 2
North West +29 5 £35,000 +21.73% 5
Manchester +22 5 £35,000 +25.00% 2
North Yorkshire +20 5 £31,500 +5.00%
York +15 5 £31,500 -3.07%
South East -23 5 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Gloucestershire - 5 £37,500 - 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £35,000 -
Stockport +5 4 £36,750 +31.25% 1
Stevenage - 4 £35,000 -
Suffolk - 4 £24,500 -
Bristol - 4 £36,500 - 2
City of London +62 3 £31,250 +4.16% 2
Leeds +10 3 £35,000 +12.00% 1
West Yorkshire +6 3 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Ipswich - 3 £26,500 -
Gloucester - 3 £37,500 -
Woking +1 2 £33,750 -
Surrey -10 2 £33,750 -20.58%
Kent +5 1 £35,500 +57.77%
Cambridgeshire -1 1 £38,500 +15.78%
Buckinghamshire -3 1 £32,500 -
Cambridge -3 1 £38,500 +15.78%
Scotland -6 1 £37,500 +25.00%
Milton Keynes -7 1 £32,500 -
Oxford - 1 £22,500 -

Manual Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 66 (58.41%) QA
2 65 (57.52%) Manual Testing
3 60 (53.10%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (37.17%) SQL
5 30 (26.55%) Finance
6 29 (25.66%) ISEB
6 29 (25.66%) Scrum
7 28 (24.78%) Software Testing
8 25 (22.12%) Automated Testing
8 25 (22.12%) Microsoft
9 24 (21.24%) Degree
9 24 (21.24%) Selenium
9 24 (21.24%) System Testing
9 24 (21.24%) BDD
10 23 (20.35%) Test Scripting
10 23 (20.35%) .NET
11 22 (19.47%) SQL Server
12 20 (17.70%) Automation Testing
13 19 (16.81%) C#
13 19 (16.81%) TDD
14 18 (15.93%) Java
15 17 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (15.04%) SDLC
15 17 (15.04%) Functional Testing
16 16 (14.16%) User Acceptance Testing
17 15 (13.27%) Test Automation
18 14 (12.39%) JIRA
18 14 (12.39%) ISTQB
18 14 (12.39%) MS Excel
19 12 (10.62%) Computer Science

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (2.65%) Confluence
2 2 (1.77%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.88%) IIS
3 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (12.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.65%) Intranet
2 2 (1.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.31%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.54%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.88%) Big Data
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (21.24%) Selenium
2 14 (12.39%) JIRA
3 7 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (5.31%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.31%) SoapUI
4 6 (5.31%) WebDriver
5 5 (4.42%) Ranorex
6 4 (3.54%) HP UFT
6 4 (3.54%) Selenium IDE
6 4 (3.54%) SpecFlow
7 3 (2.65%) Bugzilla
7 3 (2.65%) JUnit
8 2 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.77%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.77%) JBehave
8 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.88%) Hudson
9 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.88%) Maven
9 1 (0.88%) Sahi
General
1 30 (26.55%) Finance
2 11 (9.73%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.08%) Banking
4 6 (5.31%) Marketing
5 4 (3.54%) Electronics
5 4 (3.54%) iGaming
5 4 (3.54%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.77%) Advertising
6 2 (1.77%) Games
7 1 (0.88%) Billing
7 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Law
7 1 (0.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.35%) .NET
2 10 (8.85%) Web Services
3 6 (5.31%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.65%) HTML
4 3 (2.65%) XML
5 2 (1.77%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.77%) Behat
5 2 (1.77%) SOAP
6 1 (0.88%) CSS
6 1 (0.88%) CSS3
6 1 (0.88%) HTML5
6 1 (0.88%) Java EE
6 1 (0.88%) JMX
6 1 (0.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.62%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.08%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.31%) Driving Licence
5 5 (4.42%) Statistics
6 4 (3.54%) Chemistry
6 4 (3.54%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.77%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.77%) iPad
7 2 (1.77%) User Experience
8 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.88%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.96%) Linux
2 8 (7.08%) Unix
3 6 (5.31%) Android
3 6 (5.31%) Windows
4 5 (4.42%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.42%) CentOS
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (57.52%) Manual Testing
2 60 (53.10%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (25.66%) Scrum
4 28 (24.78%) Software Testing
5 25 (22.12%) Automated Testing
6 24 (21.24%) BDD
6 24 (21.24%) System Testing
7 23 (20.35%) Test Scripting
8 20 (17.70%) Automation Testing
9 19 (16.81%) TDD
10 17 (15.04%) Functional Testing
10 17 (15.04%) SDLC
11 16 (14.16%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (13.27%) Test Automation
13 9 (7.96%) Load Testing
14 8 (7.08%) Non-Functional Testing
14 8 (7.08%) Performance Testing
14 8 (7.08%) Test Management
15 7 (6.19%) Compatibility Testing
15 7 (6.19%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 42 (37.17%) SQL
2 19 (16.81%) C#
3 18 (15.93%) Java
4 3 (2.65%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.65%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.77%) PHP
6 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.88%) C
6 1 (0.88%) C++
6 1 (0.88%) Python
6 1 (0.88%) VBA
6 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (25.66%) ISEB
2 24 (21.24%) Degree
3 14 (12.39%) ISTQB
4 8 (7.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (58.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (5.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (22.12%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.96%) Oracle
3 7 (6.19%) BT
4 5 (4.42%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.54%) SAP
6 2 (1.77%) HP
7 1 (0.88%) CODA
7 1 (0.88%) Splunk
7 1 (0.88%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.88%) Twitter
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