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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Tester
Rank 861 850 856
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 56 33 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.030% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.031% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 47 32 66
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,750 £42,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £25,875 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -20.38%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 2014 within the UK.

Manual Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Manual Tester
Top 29 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
England -37 41 £30,000 - 2
Yorkshire -23 15 £30,000 +30.43% 1
London -56 11 £37,500 +15.38%
Edinburgh - 9 £31,000 -
Harrogate - 9 £30,000 -
York - 9 £30,000 -
North Yorkshire - 9 £30,000 -
Scotland - 9 £31,000 -
Leeds -18 6 £34,000 +47.82% 1
West Yorkshire -25 6 £34,000 +47.82% 1
North West - 6 £27,000 -
South East -20 5 £30,000 +4.34%
Lancashire - 5 £27,000 -
Preston - 5 £27,000 -
East Midlands -19 4 £29,500 -26.25%
Nottingham +2 3 £29,500 -26.25%
Nottinghamshire -4 3 £29,500 -26.25%
City of London -17 2 £32,000 -26.85%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £30,000 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £30,000 -
Hammersmith +22 1 £37,500 +15.38%
Oxfordshire -19 1 £26,000 -13.33%
Surrey - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £40,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £32,500 -
Reading - 1 £32,500 -
Warrington - 1 £40,000 -
Leicester - 1 £21,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 £21,000 -

Manual Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.26%) Selenium
3 25 (26.88%) Test Scripting
4 23 (24.73%) Finance
5 22 (23.66%) QA
6 20 (21.51%) ISEB
7 19 (20.43%) Scrum
8 17 (18.28%) Manual Testing
9 16 (17.20%) Degree
9 16 (17.20%) SQL
10 15 (16.13%) E-Commerce
10 15 (16.13%) Software Testing
11 14 (15.05%) Automated Testing
11 14 (15.05%) .NET
12 12 (12.90%) ISTQB
13 11 (11.83%) Customer Engagement
13 11 (11.83%) Publishing
14 10 (10.75%) XML
15 9 (9.68%) Java
15 9 (9.68%) C#
15 9 (9.68%) Performance Testing
16 8 (8.60%) JIRA
17 7 (7.53%) Banking
17 7 (7.53%) JavaScript
17 7 (7.53%) Oracle
17 7 (7.53%) SQL Server
18 6 (6.45%) Cucumber
18 6 (6.45%) Mobile App
18 6 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
18 6 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (3.23%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) LAN
1 1 (1.08%) WAN
1 1 (1.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.08%) MySQL
2 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (32.26%) Selenium
2 8 (8.60%) JIRA
3 6 (6.45%) Cucumber
3 6 (6.45%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (5.38%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.30%) eggPlant
6 3 (3.23%) Bugzilla
6 3 (3.23%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.15%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (1.08%) WinRunner
8 1 (1.08%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.08%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.08%) Xcode
8 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.08%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.08%) Behat
8 1 (1.08%) SoapUI
General
1 23 (24.73%) Finance
2 11 (11.83%) Publishing
3 7 (7.53%) Banking
4 3 (3.23%) Games
5 2 (2.15%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.15%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.05%) .NET
2 10 (10.75%) XML
3 5 (5.38%) ASP.NET
3 5 (5.38%) CSS
4 4 (4.30%) HTML
5 2 (2.15%) SOAP
5 2 (2.15%) XSLT
6 1 (1.08%) XHTML
6 1 (1.08%) Web Services
6 1 (1.08%) Middleware
6 1 (1.08%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.45%) Mobile App
1 6 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.30%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.15%) Online Gambling
3 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.15%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.08%) Physics
4 1 (1.08%) Chemistry
4 1 (1.08%) Biology
4 1 (1.08%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.38%) Solaris
1 5 (5.38%) UNIX
2 4 (4.30%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.30%) Android
3 1 (1.08%) Windows
3 1 (1.08%) Linux
3 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (26.88%) Test Scripting
3 19 (20.43%) Scrum
4 17 (18.28%) Manual Testing
5 15 (16.13%) E-Commerce
5 15 (16.13%) Software Testing
6 14 (15.05%) Automated Testing
7 11 (11.83%) Customer Engagement
8 9 (9.68%) Performance Testing
9 6 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (5.38%) System Testing
11 4 (4.30%) Regression Testing
12 3 (3.23%) Automation Testing
13 2 (2.15%) Integration Testing
13 2 (2.15%) Test Management
13 2 (2.15%) TDD
14 1 (1.08%) UML
14 1 (1.08%) RUP
14 1 (1.08%) MVC
14 1 (1.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.20%) SQL
2 9 (9.68%) Java
2 9 (9.68%) C#
3 7 (7.53%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.30%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.15%) PowerHouse
5 2 (2.15%) C
5 2 (2.15%) Python
6 1 (1.08%) C++
6 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.08%) Ruby
6 1 (1.08%) F#
6 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (21.51%) ISEB
2 16 (17.20%) Degree
3 12 (12.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.66%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (7.53%) Oracle
2 2 (2.15%) Telerik
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.08%) HP
3 1 (1.08%) Sony
3 1 (1.08%) hybris
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aston Carter
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago