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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Tester
Rank 864 867 835
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 40 53 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.044% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.047% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 40 45 44
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £27,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £36,450 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £25,688
% change year-on-year
- +16.78%

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
104512 113471 104451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85520 92371 86950
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 £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 5 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 5 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +41 38 £32,500 +8.33% 4
North Yorkshire +12 13 £30,000 -
Harrogate +11 13 £30,000 -
Yorkshire +11 13 £30,000 -
London +16 11 £45,000 +20.00% 2
South East +23 9 £36,500 +21.66% 1
Surrey +19 4 £50,000 -
City of London +36 3 £29,500 -7.81% 2
East of England - 2 £35,000 -
Maidstone - 2 £35,000 -
Brentwood - 2 £35,000 -
Brighton - 2 £36,500 -
Reigate - 2 £50,000 -
East Sussex - 2 £36,500 -
Essex - 2 £35,000 -
Kent - 2 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire +8 1 £20,000 -23.07% 1
Nottinghamshire +7 1 £41,000 +38.98%
East Midlands +7 1 £41,000 +38.98%
Nottingham -5 1 £41,000 +38.98%
Bristol - 1 £30,000 -
Cwmbran - 1 £26,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £25,000 -
Isle of Man - 1 £37,500 -
North East - 1 £25,000 -
South Wales - 1 £26,000 -
South West - 1 £30,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £25,000 -
Wales - 1 £26,000 -
Torfaen - 1 £26,000 -

Manual Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 52 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (38.24%) QA
3 37 (36.27%) Manual Testing
4 31 (30.39%) Test Scripting
5 27 (26.47%) Software Testing
6 26 (25.49%) Finance
7 25 (24.51%) ISEB
8 23 (22.55%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (22.55%) Degree
9 21 (20.59%) SQL
10 20 (19.61%) ISTQB
11 18 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
12 16 (15.69%) Selenium
13 15 (14.71%) Regression Testing
14 14 (13.73%) WebDriver
15 13 (12.75%) C#
15 13 (12.75%) SQL Server
15 13 (12.75%) Performance Testing
16 12 (11.76%) Microsoft
16 12 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
16 12 (11.76%) User Stories
16 12 (11.76%) Functional Testing
17 11 (10.78%) Mobile App
17 11 (10.78%) Computer Science
18 10 (9.80%) Integration Testing
18 10 (9.80%) Java
18 10 (9.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 9 (8.82%) Test Automation
19 9 (8.82%) Validation
19 9 (8.82%) Financial Modelling

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 1 (0.98%) JBoss
1 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.98%) IIS
1 1 (0.98%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) MS Office
2 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) SaaS
2 1 (0.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) Internet
2 1 (0.98%) LDAP
2 1 (0.98%) HTTP
2 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.96%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.98%) Informix
3 1 (0.98%) MySQL
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.98%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (15.69%) Selenium
2 14 (13.73%) WebDriver
3 12 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (7.84%) JIRA
4 8 (7.84%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (2.94%) Bugzilla
5 3 (2.94%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.96%) Appium
6 2 (1.96%) MSTest
6 2 (1.96%) Calabash
6 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.98%) JMeter
7 1 (0.98%) Xcode
7 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.98%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.98%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.98%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.98%) Zephyr
General
1 26 (25.49%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Games
3 4 (3.92%) Advertising
4 3 (2.94%) Marketing
4 3 (2.94%) Retail
5 2 (1.96%) Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Back Office
6 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.98%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.90%) .NET
2 2 (1.96%) RESTful
2 2 (1.96%) SOAP
2 2 (1.96%) Web Services
3 1 (0.98%) HTML
3 1 (0.98%) XML
3 1 (0.98%) Middleware
3 1 (0.98%) WinForms
3 1 (0.98%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.98%) Java EE
3 1 (0.98%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.78%) Mobile App
1 11 (10.78%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.82%) Mathematics
3 4 (3.92%) SWIFT
4 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.96%) Social Media
5 2 (1.96%) Mobile Games
6 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.98%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.98%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.98%) Open Source
6 1 (0.98%) Arduino
6 1 (0.98%) User Experience
6 1 (0.98%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.98%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.86%) UNIX
1 7 (6.86%) Windows
2 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.96%) Android
2 2 (1.96%) Linux
3 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (36.27%) Manual Testing
3 31 (30.39%) Test Scripting
4 27 (26.47%) Software Testing
5 23 (22.55%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (14.71%) Regression Testing
7 13 (12.75%) Performance Testing
8 12 (11.76%) User Stories
8 12 (11.76%) Functional Testing
9 10 (9.80%) Integration Testing
10 9 (8.82%) Test Automation
10 9 (8.82%) Validation
10 9 (8.82%) Financial Modelling
10 9 (8.82%) Automated Testing
10 9 (8.82%) Software Engineering
11 8 (7.84%) Workflow Management
11 8 (7.84%) Time Management
11 8 (7.84%) Workflow
11 8 (7.84%) Scrum
12 7 (6.86%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.59%) SQL
2 13 (12.75%) C#
3 10 (9.80%) Java
4 2 (1.96%) Ruby
5 1 (0.98%) Python
5 1 (0.98%) C
5 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.98%) Perl
5 1 (0.98%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 25 (24.51%) ISEB
2 23 (22.55%) Degree
3 20 (19.61%) ISTQB
4 10 (9.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.98%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (38.24%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.88%) Oracle
3 4 (3.92%) HP
4 2 (1.96%) Telerik
4 2 (1.96%) VMware
5 1 (0.98%) TOWER Software
5 1 (0.98%) Atlassian
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