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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Tester
Rank 859 838 847
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 43 38 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.036% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.038% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 40 36 40
Average salary £30,250 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.92% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £27,000 £26,950
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £49,000 £45,500
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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 -16 41 £30,250 -6.92% 9
Yorkshire - 13 £30,000 - 1
London -38 10 £46,250 +23.33% 3
South East -14 8 £32,000 -5.18% 1
North Yorkshire - 7 £30,000 - 1
Harrogate - 7 £30,000 - 1
Sheffield - 5 £36,000 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £36,000 -
Surrey +1 4 £31,000 -11.42%
East Midlands +1 3 £30,000 +5.26%
East Sussex -24 3 - - 1
Brighton -25 3 - - 1
North West - 3 £37,500 - 2
South West - 3 £23,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £27,500 -
Bristol - 2 £23,000 -
Guildford - 2 £32,000 -
Manchester - 2 £37,500 - 2
Nottingham - 2 £27,500 -
Leicestershire +6 1 £30,000 +5.26%
West Midlands -14 1 £32,500 +22.64%
Scotland - 1 £29,000 -
Somerset - 1 £30,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £27,500 -
Wales - 1 £34,000 -
Kent - 1 £37,500 -
Wakefield - 1 £27,500 -
Weybridge - 1 £30,000 -
Wilmslow - 1 £24,000 -
Woking - 1 £30,000 -

Manual Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 48 (53.93%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.46%) QA
3 26 (29.21%) Test Scripting
4 25 (28.09%) Manual Testing
5 24 (26.97%) Degree
6 23 (25.84%) Scrum
7 22 (24.72%) Selenium
8 18 (20.22%) Finance
9 17 (19.10%) ISTQB
10 16 (17.98%) SQL
11 15 (16.85%) ISEB
11 15 (16.85%) Automated Testing
11 15 (16.85%) Functional Testing
12 14 (15.73%) Software Testing
12 14 (15.73%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (14.61%) JIRA
14 12 (13.48%) Publishing
15 11 (12.36%) System Testing
15 11 (12.36%) Test Automation
15 11 (12.36%) Customer Engagement
16 8 (8.99%) XML
17 7 (7.87%) .NET
18 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
19 5 (5.62%) QuickTest Pro
19 5 (5.62%) Windows
19 5 (5.62%) Performance Testing
19 5 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
19 5 (5.62%) Mobile App
19 5 (5.62%) User Experience
19 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (3.37%) Confluence
2 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) RoboHelp
2 1 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.12%) LAN
1 1 (1.12%) WAN
1 1 (1.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (24.72%) Selenium
2 13 (14.61%) JIRA
3 5 (5.62%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.37%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.37%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.37%) Behat
5 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.25%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.12%) WinRunner
7 1 (1.12%) Maven
7 1 (1.12%) JMeter
7 1 (1.12%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.12%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.12%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.12%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 18 (20.22%) Finance
2 12 (13.48%) Publishing
3 4 (4.49%) Front Office
4 2 (2.25%) Games
5 1 (1.12%) Retail
5 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.99%) XML
2 7 (7.87%) .NET
3 4 (4.49%) RESTful
4 3 (3.37%) HTML
4 3 (3.37%) SOAP
5 1 (1.12%) Web Services
5 1 (1.12%) XSLT
5 1 (1.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.62%) Mobile App
1 5 (5.62%) User Experience
1 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.49%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.25%) Online Gambling
3 2 (2.25%) SWIFT
3 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.25%) AS400
3 2 (2.25%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.25%) Physics
3 2 (2.25%) Chemistry
3 2 (2.25%) Biology
3 2 (2.25%) Life Science
4 1 (1.12%) Handset
4 1 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.62%) Windows
2 4 (4.49%) Android
3 3 (3.37%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.25%) Linux
5 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (53.93%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (29.21%) Test Scripting
3 25 (28.09%) Manual Testing
4 23 (25.84%) Scrum
5 15 (16.85%) Automated Testing
5 15 (16.85%) Functional Testing
6 14 (15.73%) Software Testing
6 14 (15.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (12.36%) System Testing
7 11 (12.36%) Test Automation
7 11 (12.36%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (5.62%) Performance Testing
9 4 (4.49%) Software Engineering
9 4 (4.49%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.49%) Regression Testing
9 4 (4.49%) Test Strategy
9 4 (4.49%) Test Planning
10 3 (3.37%) Black-Box Testing
10 3 (3.37%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.98%) SQL
2 3 (3.37%) C#
2 3 (3.37%) Java
2 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.37%) PHP
3 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.25%) C++
3 2 (2.25%) PowerHouse
4 1 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (26.97%) Degree
2 17 (19.10%) ISTQB
3 15 (16.85%) ISEB
4 4 (4.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (31.46%) QA
2 2 (2.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.12%) Opsview
Vendors
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.12%) HP
2 1 (1.12%) Sony
2 1 (1.12%) hybris
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle
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