The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Manual Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Tester
Rank 848 894 897
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 73 73 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.068% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.070% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 69 71 95
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £44,750
UK excluding London median salary £33,750 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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
94551 104274 117052
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.30% 96.45% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79526 85540 95895
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Manual Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Manual Tester in the job title.

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 30 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +48 69 £35,000 - 16
London +37 23 £45,000 - 3
South East +32 14 £35,000 -5.40% 2
West Midlands -8 10 £30,000 +5.26%
Staffordshire - 10 £30,000 -
East of England +39 9 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Surrey +10 7 £35,000 -20.00%
Ipswich - 6 £35,000 -
Suffolk - 6 £35,000 -
South West +12 5 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Tamworth - 5 £30,000 -
Yorkshire -2 4 £33,000 +10.00% 2
Gloucestershire - 4 £35,000 - 3
City of London +53 3 £33,500 -10.66%
North West +12 3 £27,500 -3.50% 4
Manchester +6 3 £27,500 -3.50% 2
Cambridge +5 3 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Scotland +4 3 £22,500 -38.35%
Oxfordshire -6 3 £37,500 +87.50%
South Yorkshire +22 2 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Sheffield +18 2 £37,500 +36.36% 1
North Yorkshire -5 2 £27,250 -9.16%
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £31,000 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Banbury - 2 £37,500 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £25,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £24,500 - 1
York - 2 £27,250 -
East Sussex +20 1 £37,500 +2.73% 1

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, Manual Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Manual Tester in the job title.

1 74 (59.20%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (57.60%) Manual Testing
3 71 (56.80%) QA
4 48 (38.40%) Finance
4 48 (38.40%) SQL
5 42 (33.60%) Software Testing
6 40 (32.00%) ISEB
7 36 (28.80%) Scrum
8 33 (26.40%) ISTQB
8 33 (26.40%) Test Automation
9 31 (24.80%) Test Scripting
9 31 (24.80%) BDD
9 31 (24.80%) Automation Testing
10 27 (21.60%) JIRA
11 25 (20.00%) Regression Testing
12 24 (19.20%) C#
12 24 (19.20%) Degree
12 24 (19.20%) TDD
13 23 (18.40%) Java
13 23 (18.40%) Microsoft
14 22 (17.60%) MS Excel
15 20 (16.00%) Automated Testing
15 20 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
16 18 (14.40%) Selenium
16 18 (14.40%) .NET
17 17 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (12.80%) SDLC
19 15 (12.00%) Non-Functional Testing
20 14 (11.20%) SQL Server
20 14 (11.20%) Mobile App

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (7.20%) Confluence
2 2 (1.60%) CICS
3 1 (0.80%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.80%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (17.60%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.40%) SSH
2 1 (0.80%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.60%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.40%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.60%) Big Data
4 2 (1.60%) DB2
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (21.60%) JIRA
2 18 (14.40%) Selenium
3 13 (10.40%) HP UFT
4 8 (6.40%) Cucumber
5 7 (5.60%) WebDriver
6 4 (3.20%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.20%) Hudson
6 4 (3.20%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.40%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.40%) Zephyr
8 2 (1.60%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.80%) JBehave
9 1 (0.80%) JMeter
9 1 (0.80%) QARun
9 1 (0.80%) RSpec
9 1 (0.80%) Subversion
9 1 (0.80%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.80%) WinRunner
General
1 48 (38.40%) Finance
2 10 (8.00%) Banking
2 10 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.20%) Marketing
4 6 (4.80%) Manufacturing
5 5 (4.00%) Electronics
5 5 (4.00%) Financial Institution
5 5 (4.00%) Games
6 4 (3.20%) Back Office
7 2 (1.60%) Advertising
7 2 (1.60%) Retail
8 1 (0.80%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.80%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.40%) .NET
2 12 (9.60%) Web Services
3 5 (4.00%) REST
4 4 (3.20%) SOAP
5 3 (2.40%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.40%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.60%) CGI
6 2 (1.60%) XML
7 1 (0.80%) J2EE
7 1 (0.80%) JMX
7 1 (0.80%) JSON
7 1 (0.80%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.20%) Mobile App
3 12 (9.60%) Client/Server
4 9 (7.20%) Driving Licence
5 8 (6.40%) Digital Media
6 7 (5.60%) Computer Science
7 6 (4.80%) User Experience
8 5 (4.00%) Online Games
9 4 (3.20%) Replication
10 3 (2.40%) Chemistry
11 2 (1.60%) iPad
11 2 (1.60%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.60%) Social Media
11 2 (1.60%) VSAM
12 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.80%) Fintech
12 1 (0.80%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.60%) Android
1 7 (5.60%) Apple iOS
1 7 (5.60%) Linux
2 6 (4.80%) Unix
3 5 (4.00%) Windows
4 3 (2.40%) CentOS
5 1 (0.80%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (59.20%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (57.60%) Manual Testing
3 42 (33.60%) Software Testing
4 36 (28.80%) Scrum
5 33 (26.40%) Test Automation
6 31 (24.80%) Automation Testing
6 31 (24.80%) BDD
6 31 (24.80%) Test Scripting
7 25 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 24 (19.20%) TDD
9 20 (16.00%) Automated Testing
9 20 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (12.80%) SDLC
11 15 (12.00%) Non-Functional Testing
12 13 (10.40%) Defect Management
13 12 (9.60%) System Testing
14 11 (8.80%) Functional Testing
15 10 (8.00%) Business Analysis
15 10 (8.00%) E-Commerce
16 8 (6.40%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 48 (38.40%) SQL
2 24 (19.20%) C#
3 23 (18.40%) Java
4 5 (4.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.40%) Python
6 2 (1.60%) C
6 2 (1.60%) COBOL
6 2 (1.60%) JCL
6 2 (1.60%) Ruby
7 1 (0.80%) C++
7 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.80%) VBA
7 1 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (32.00%) ISEB
2 33 (26.40%) ISTQB
3 24 (19.20%) Degree
4 9 (7.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (56.80%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (9.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (18.40%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.80%) HP
3 6 (4.80%) Oracle
3 6 (4.80%) SAP
4 3 (2.40%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.60%) BT
5 2 (1.60%) PayPal
6 1 (0.80%) Splunk
6 1 (0.80%) Telerik
6 1 (0.80%) Twitter
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