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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Tester
Rank 875 895 831
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -64
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 22 36 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.031% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.032% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 21 36 49
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,475
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £30,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +5.26%

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
103565 111265 102717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85635 90958 85091
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 28 July 2015 within the UK.

Manual Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Manual Tester
Top 23 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 28 July 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 +34 20 £37,500 +25.00% 10
London +22 8 £40,000 +23.07% 3
South West -10 7 £40,000 +66.66% 3
Gloucestershire - 7 £40,000 - 1
Cheltenham - 4 £40,000 -
City of London +18 2 £31,500 +26.00%
Yorkshire -2 2 £30,000 -
Gloucester - 2 £37,500 -
South East +25 1 £27,000 -10.00%
Scotland +9 1 £36,500 +17.74%
York +5 1 £30,000 -
East Midlands -1 1 £27,000 -10.00%
Nottinghamshire -1 1 £27,000 -1.81%
North Yorkshire -5 1 £30,000 -
Edinburgh -5 1 £36,500 +17.74%
Nottingham -6 1 £27,000 -1.81%
Bicester - 1 £27,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £25,000 -
Leeds - 1 £30,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £27,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 -
North East - 1 £25,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £25,000 -

Manual Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 36 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (50.00%) QA
3 21 (30.88%) Manual Testing
4 19 (27.94%) Finance
5 15 (22.06%) Software Testing
5 15 (22.06%) Test Scripting
5 15 (22.06%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (22.06%) Java
6 14 (20.59%) C#
7 13 (19.12%) Selenium
8 12 (17.65%) Degree
9 11 (16.18%) ISTQB
9 11 (16.18%) WebDriver
9 11 (16.18%) SQL
10 10 (14.71%) Linux
10 10 (14.71%) ISEB
11 9 (13.24%) BDD
12 8 (11.76%) Mobile App
12 8 (11.76%) Scrum
12 8 (11.76%) Computer Science
13 7 (10.29%) TDD
13 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering
13 7 (10.29%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
13 7 (10.29%) Web Services
14 6 (8.82%) .NET
14 6 (8.82%) Oracle
14 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
14 6 (8.82%) Regression Testing
14 6 (8.82%) Validation

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (1.47%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.47%) JBoss
1 1 (1.47%) Apache
1 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.47%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (1.47%) CTI
2 1 (1.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) Big Data
2 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (19.12%) Selenium
2 11 (16.18%) WebDriver
3 6 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (8.82%) JIRA
4 3 (4.41%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.94%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.94%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.94%) Appium
5 2 (2.94%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.47%) Behat
6 1 (1.47%) Calabash
6 1 (1.47%) eggPlant
6 1 (1.47%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.47%) Xcode
6 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.47%) JUnit
General
1 19 (27.94%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Marketing
3 4 (5.88%) Games
3 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.41%) Electronics
4 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.94%) Advertising
6 1 (1.47%) Banking
6 1 (1.47%) Publishing
6 1 (1.47%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) Web Services
2 6 (8.82%) .NET
3 3 (4.41%) HTML
4 2 (2.94%) RESTful
5 1 (1.47%) jQuery
5 1 (1.47%) EJB 3.0
5 1 (1.47%) HTML5
5 1 (1.47%) Java EE
5 1 (1.47%) Dojo
5 1 (1.47%) Apache Flex
5 1 (1.47%) JMS
5 1 (1.47%) EJB
5 1 (1.47%) CSS
5 1 (1.47%) JSP
5 1 (1.47%) Servlets
5 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Mobile App
1 8 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.35%) Mathematics
3 4 (5.88%) SWIFT
4 3 (4.41%) User Experience
4 3 (4.41%) DTV
5 2 (2.94%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.47%) Social Media
6 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.71%) Linux
2 5 (7.35%) UNIX
3 3 (4.41%) CentOS
4 2 (2.94%) Windows
4 2 (2.94%) Android
4 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.88%) Manual Testing
3 15 (22.06%) Software Testing
3 15 (22.06%) Test Scripting
3 15 (22.06%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (13.24%) BDD
5 8 (11.76%) Scrum
6 7 (10.29%) TDD
6 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering
7 6 (8.82%) Regression Testing
7 6 (8.82%) Validation
7 6 (8.82%) Performance Testing
7 6 (8.82%) User Stories
8 5 (7.35%) Workflow Management
8 5 (7.35%) Time Management
8 5 (7.35%) Financial Modelling
8 5 (7.35%) Workflow
9 4 (5.88%) Integration Testing
9 4 (5.88%) System Testing
9 4 (5.88%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.06%) Java
2 14 (20.59%) C#
3 11 (16.18%) SQL
4 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.94%) PHP
5 2 (2.94%) Ruby
6 1 (1.47%) Python
6 1 (1.47%) C
6 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (17.65%) Degree
2 11 (16.18%) ISTQB
3 10 (14.71%) ISEB
4 6 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.47%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.82%) Oracle
1 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.41%) Red Hat
2 3 (4.41%) SAP
3 1 (1.47%) HP
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