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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Tester
Rank 856 844 859
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 38 36 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.033% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.035% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 38 35 34
Average salary £30,000 £32,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,350 £26,700 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £53,000 £51,750
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.78%

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
108241 101899 112522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.25% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 87515 84514 96083
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 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 27 August 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 -54 34 £30,000 -6.25% 6
Yorkshire - 10 £30,000 -
London -23 8 £41,250 - 2
South East -26 5 £32,000 +1.58% 2
Harrogate - 5 £30,000 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £30,000 -
Surrey +2 4 £31,000 -0.80%
South Yorkshire - 4 £33,000 -
Sheffield - 4 £33,000 -
East Midlands -6 3 £30,000 +5.26%
South West -7 3 £23,000 -19.29%
Scotland - 3 £31,000 -
North West - 3 £27,500 - 1
Edinburgh - 3 £31,000 -
West Midlands -4 2 £29,500 +11.32% 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £27,500 -
Bristol - 2 £23,000 -
Nottingham - 2 £27,500 -
Leicestershire +4 1 £30,000 +5.26%
Solihull -4 1 £26,500 -15.87%
Wakefield - 1 £27,500 -
Weybridge - 1 £30,000 -
Wilmslow - 1 £24,000 -
Woking - 1 £30,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £24,000 -
Kent - 1 £37,500 -
Lancashire - 1 £27,500 -
Preston - 1 £27,500 -
Loughborough - 1 £30,000 -
Manchester - 1 £37,500 - 1

Manual Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 32 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (34.07%) Selenium
3 26 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 26 (28.57%) Scrum
4 23 (25.27%) Degree
5 21 (23.08%) QA
6 17 (18.68%) Automated Testing
6 17 (18.68%) Finance
7 16 (17.58%) Publishing
7 16 (17.58%) SQL
8 15 (16.48%) ISTQB
8 15 (16.48%) Customer Engagement
9 14 (15.38%) Manual Testing
9 14 (15.38%) Software Testing
9 14 (15.38%) JIRA
10 12 (13.19%) ISEB
11 10 (10.99%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (9.89%) Test Automation
13 8 (8.79%) .NET
13 8 (8.79%) XML
13 8 (8.79%) Mobile App
14 6 (6.59%) System Testing
15 5 (5.49%) Confluence
15 5 (5.49%) Performance Testing
15 5 (5.49%) Regression Testing
15 5 (5.49%) Windows
15 5 (5.49%) E-Commerce
15 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
15 5 (5.49%) QuickTest Pro
15 5 (5.49%) Jenkins

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (5.49%) Confluence
2 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.10%) RoboHelp
2 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) LAN
1 1 (1.10%) WAN
1 1 (1.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 31 (34.07%) Selenium
2 14 (15.38%) JIRA
3 5 (5.49%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (5.49%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.30%) Behat
4 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.30%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.30%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.20%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.20%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.10%) WinRunner
6 1 (1.10%) Maven
6 1 (1.10%) JMeter
6 1 (1.10%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.10%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.10%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (1.10%) Ranorex
General
1 17 (18.68%) Finance
2 16 (17.58%) Publishing
3 2 (2.20%) Games
4 1 (1.10%) Retail
4 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.79%) .NET
1 8 (8.79%) XML
2 4 (4.40%) HTML
3 3 (3.30%) RESTful
4 2 (2.20%) SOAP
4 2 (2.20%) Web Services
5 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.10%) CSS
5 1 (1.10%) XSLT
5 1 (1.10%) XHTML
5 1 (1.10%) Middleware
5 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.20%) AS400
2 2 (2.20%) Mathematics
2 2 (2.20%) Physics
2 2 (2.20%) Chemistry
2 2 (2.20%) Biology
2 2 (2.20%) Life Science
2 2 (2.20%) Online Gambling
3 1 (1.10%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.10%) Handset
3 1 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.10%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.49%) Windows
2 4 (4.40%) Android
3 3 (3.30%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.20%) Linux
5 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (28.57%) Scrum
2 26 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 17 (18.68%) Automated Testing
4 15 (16.48%) Customer Engagement
5 14 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 14 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 10 (10.99%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (9.89%) Test Automation
8 6 (6.59%) System Testing
9 5 (5.49%) Performance Testing
9 5 (5.49%) E-Commerce
9 5 (5.49%) Regression Testing
10 4 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (3.30%) Integration Testing
11 3 (3.30%) Web Testing
11 3 (3.30%) Test Management
11 3 (3.30%) Software Engineering
12 2 (2.20%) Unit Testing
12 2 (2.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.58%) SQL
2 4 (4.40%) C#
2 4 (4.40%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.30%) Java
4 2 (2.20%) PowerHouse
4 2 (2.20%) PHP
4 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.20%) C++
5 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (25.27%) Degree
2 15 (16.48%) ISTQB
3 12 (13.19%) ISEB
4 4 (4.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.10%) Opsview
Vendors
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.10%) HP
2 1 (1.10%) Sony
2 1 (1.10%) hybris
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle
London
Esum
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 14 days ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago