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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Tester
Rank 851 854 837
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 32 53 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.045% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.048% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 32 48 49
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,250 £36,400
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £27,250
% change year-on-year
- +10.09%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
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 22 May 2015 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 22 May 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 +23 30 £30,000 - 5
Yorkshire +8 13 £30,000 - 1
North Yorkshire +19 12 £30,000 -
Harrogate +3 12 £30,000 -
South East +5 8 £36,500 +21.66%
London +37 4 £42,500 +25.00% 2
Surrey +22 3 £50,000 -
East of England +15 2 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Maidstone - 2 £35,000 -
Brentwood - 2 £35,000 -
Brighton - 2 £36,500 -
East Sussex - 2 £36,500 -
Essex - 2 £35,000 -
Kent - 2 £35,000 -
City of London +38 1 £30,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +16 1 £30,000 -11.76% 1
Oxfordshire +16 1 £20,000 -23.07%
Scotland +12 1 £36,500 +17.74% 1
Edinburgh +10 1 £36,500 +17.74% 1
Leeds +9 1 £30,000 -11.76%
East Midlands +6 1 £41,000 +38.98%
Nottinghamshire +4 1 £41,000 +38.98%
Nottingham -10 1 £41,000 +38.98%
South West -11 1 £30,000 +11.11% 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £25,000 -
Wales - 1 £26,000 -
Torfaen - 1 £26,000 -
North East - 1 £25,000 -
South Wales - 1 £26,000 -
Reigate - 1 £50,000 -

Manual Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 47 (52.22%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (38.89%) QA
3 32 (35.56%) Manual Testing
4 26 (28.89%) Test Scripting
5 25 (27.78%) Software Testing
5 25 (27.78%) Finance
6 20 (22.22%) ISEB
6 20 (22.22%) SQL
6 20 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (22.22%) Degree
7 17 (18.89%) ISTQB
8 16 (17.78%) Selenium
9 15 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
10 14 (15.56%) WebDriver
10 14 (15.56%) SQL Server
11 13 (14.44%) Regression Testing
11 13 (14.44%) Performance Testing
12 12 (13.33%) Computer Science
12 12 (13.33%) Microsoft
12 12 (13.33%) C#
12 12 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (13.33%) User Stories
13 11 (12.22%) Mobile App
13 11 (12.22%) Java
14 10 (11.11%) Software Engineering
14 10 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (10.00%) Financial Modelling
15 9 (10.00%) Functional Testing
15 9 (10.00%) Mathematics
16 8 (8.89%) Time Management

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (2.22%) JBoss
2 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.11%) IIS
2 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) MS Office
2 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) SaaS
2 1 (1.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) Internet
2 1 (1.11%) CTI
2 1 (1.11%) LDAP
2 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.22%) Big Data
2 2 (2.22%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.11%) Informix
3 1 (1.11%) MySQL
3 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (17.78%) Selenium
2 14 (15.56%) WebDriver
3 12 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (8.89%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (6.67%) JIRA
6 3 (3.33%) Bugzilla
6 3 (3.33%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.22%) MSTest
7 2 (2.22%) Calabash
7 2 (2.22%) Appium
7 2 (2.22%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.11%) JMeter
8 1 (1.11%) Xcode
8 1 (1.11%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.11%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 25 (27.78%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Games
3 4 (4.44%) Advertising
4 3 (3.33%) Marketing
5 2 (2.22%) Banking
6 1 (1.11%) Back Office
6 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.11%) Law
6 1 (1.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) .NET
2 2 (2.22%) RESTful
2 2 (2.22%) Java EE
2 2 (2.22%) Web Services
3 1 (1.11%) Middleware
3 1 (1.11%) HTML
3 1 (1.11%) EJB
3 1 (1.11%) CSS
3 1 (1.11%) JSP
3 1 (1.11%) Servlets
3 1 (1.11%) SOAP
3 1 (1.11%) JMS
3 1 (1.11%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.11%) Dojo
3 1 (1.11%) EJB 3.0
3 1 (1.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 11 (12.22%) Mobile App
3 9 (10.00%) Mathematics
4 4 (4.44%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.22%) Social Media
5 2 (2.22%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.11%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.11%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.11%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.11%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (1.11%) User Experience
6 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.11%) Open Source
6 1 (1.11%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.78%) UNIX
2 6 (6.67%) Windows
3 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.22%) Android
3 2 (2.22%) Linux
4 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (52.22%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (35.56%) Manual Testing
3 26 (28.89%) Test Scripting
4 25 (27.78%) Software Testing
5 20 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (14.44%) Regression Testing
6 13 (14.44%) Performance Testing
7 12 (13.33%) User Stories
8 10 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 9 (10.00%) Financial Modelling
9 9 (10.00%) Functional Testing
10 8 (8.89%) Time Management
10 8 (8.89%) Workflow Management
10 8 (8.89%) Workflow
10 8 (8.89%) Validation
10 8 (8.89%) Scrum
11 7 (7.78%) Integration Testing
11 7 (7.78%) Test Automation
11 7 (7.78%) Coaching
12 6 (6.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.22%) SQL
2 12 (13.33%) C#
3 11 (12.22%) Java
4 2 (2.22%) Ruby
4 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.11%) Python
5 1 (1.11%) Perl
5 1 (1.11%) Delphi
5 1 (1.11%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (22.22%) ISEB
1 20 (22.22%) Degree
2 17 (18.89%) ISTQB
3 10 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.11%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (38.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.78%) Oracle
3 3 (3.33%) HP
4 2 (2.22%) VMware
5 1 (1.11%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.11%) Atlassian
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