The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 328 369 386
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +17
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 780 907 876
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 0.84% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.97% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 686 790 800
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,250 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +4.47%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
78721 93895 98432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.10% 87.48% 85.64%
Number of salaries quoted 64899 77524 80842
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Manual Testing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the UK.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in the UK

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 within the UK.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Manual Testing
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 Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 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
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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 +8 700 £40,000 - 99
London +50 254 £47,500 - 34
South East -1 139 £40,000 - 11
East of England +25 70 £40,000 +1.26% 6
North West -27 60 £35,000 -6.66% 15
Yorkshire +15 58 £40,000 +26.98% 10
Hampshire +27 56 £53,250 +25.29% 1
South West +15 46 £35,000 +3.70% 7
West Yorkshire +33 40 £40,000 +15.94% 9
West Midlands -31 39 £32,500 +4.83% 8
Hertfordshire +24 38 £40,000 - 1
Manchester -29 37 £37,500 +1.35% 13
Leeds +34 33 £38,000 +17.82% 8
Scotland +13 31 £45,000 +28.57% 2
South Wales +18 29 £33,500 +8.06% 2
Wales +11 29 £33,500 +21.81% 3
City of London +15 26 £61,500 +23.00% 2
East Midlands +2 26 £32,750 +13.91% 7
Surrey +7 23 £35,000 - 2
Cardiff - 23 £32,500 - 2
Gloucestershire +8 21 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Cambridgeshire +2 20 £41,000 -1.20% 3
Edinburgh +13 18 £45,000 +28.57%
Watford +5 15 £47,500 +13.09% 1
Cambridge 0 15 £47,500 +14.45% 3
Birmingham -7 15 £30,500 +24.48% 1
Berkshire +7 14 £38,750 -29.54% 2
Oxfordshire +32 13 £31,500 -25.88% 4
Buckinghamshire +18 13 £35,000 +55.55% 2
Milton Keynes +15 13 £35,000 +55.55% 2

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 1026 (63.18%) Agile Software Development
2 810 (49.88%) QA
3 700 (43.10%) Selenium
4 599 (36.88%) Automated Testing
5 434 (26.72%) SQL
6 432 (26.60%) Scrum
7 410 (25.25%) Finance
8 399 (24.57%) Test Scripting
9 373 (22.97%) ISEB
10 372 (22.91%) Software Testing
11 368 (22.66%) Test Automation
12 347 (21.37%) Automation Testing
13 340 (20.94%) JIRA
13 340 (20.94%) Java
14 298 (18.35%) ISTQB
15 294 (18.10%) C#
16 275 (16.93%) User Acceptance Testing
17 274 (16.87%) Regression Testing
18 268 (16.50%) BDD
19 257 (15.83%) Cucumber
20 242 (14.90%) SDLC
21 209 (12.87%) TDD
22 208 (12.81%) Microsoft
23 206 (12.68%) Degree
24 196 (12.07%) .NET
25 194 (11.95%) Functional Testing
26 188 (11.58%) WebDriver
27 182 (11.21%) Test Strategy
28 179 (11.02%) Team Foundation Server
29 169 (10.41%) Web Services

Manual Testing
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 61 (3.76%) Confluence
2 19 (1.17%) CMS
3 12 (0.74%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.43%) IIS
4 7 (0.43%) JBoss
5 3 (0.18%) Apache
6 2 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.12%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.12%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.12%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.12%) WordPress
7 1 (0.062%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.062%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.062%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.062%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 101 (6.22%) MS Excel
2 35 (2.16%) MS Office
3 17 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.74%) MS Project
5 5 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.12%) Mingle
7 1 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.18%) Misys Midas
3 3 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.18%) SAP hybris
4 2 (0.12%) Global One
5 1 (0.062%) Magento
5 1 (0.062%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.91%) SaaS
2 15 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.43%) G Suite
4 7 (0.43%) Office 365
4 7 (0.43%) Slack
5 5 (0.31%) GitHub
6 4 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.18%) PaaS
8 2 (0.12%) IaaS
9 1 (0.062%) Heroku
9 1 (0.062%) TestFlight
9 1 (0.062%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.77%) HTTP
2 32 (1.97%) HTTPS
3 18 (1.11%) Internet
4 12 (0.74%) SSH
5 9 (0.55%) ATM
6 7 (0.43%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.25%) VoIP
8 3 (0.18%) 3GPP
8 3 (0.18%) Firewall
8 3 (0.18%) LTE
8 3 (0.18%) PuTTY
9 2 (0.12%) DNS
9 2 (0.12%) Intranet
10 1 (0.062%) DHCP
10 1 (0.062%) FTP
10 1 (0.062%) LAN
10 1 (0.062%) SSL
10 1 (0.062%) WinSCP
10 1 (0.062%) Wireless
10 1 (0.062%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.34%) MySQL
3 24 (1.48%) Big Data
4 20 (1.23%) MongoDB
5 19 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (1.11%) Relational Database
7 13 (0.80%) NoSQL
8 10 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.49%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.31%) DB2
12 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.18%) HBase
13 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.12%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.12%) EDRMS
14 2 (0.12%) RDBMS
15 1 (0.062%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 700 (43.10%) Selenium
2 340 (20.94%) JIRA
3 257 (15.83%) Cucumber
4 188 (11.58%) WebDriver
5 179 (11.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 106 (6.53%) Jenkins
7 93 (5.73%) HP UFT
8 90 (5.54%) SoapUI
9 87 (5.36%) Git (software)
9 87 (5.36%) JMeter
10 66 (4.06%) Appium
11 65 (4.00%) SpecFlow
12 63 (3.88%) Visual Studio
13 46 (2.83%) LoadRunner
14 40 (2.46%) JUnit
15 34 (2.09%) NUnit
16 33 (2.03%) Robot Framework
17 32 (1.97%) Subversion
18 30 (1.85%) Redmine
19 24 (1.48%) MSTest
General
1 410 (25.25%) Finance
2 67 (4.13%) Games
3 65 (4.00%) Banking
4 63 (3.88%) Telecoms
5 58 (3.57%) Marketing
5 58 (3.57%) Retail
6 30 (1.85%) Electronics
7 25 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.42%) Automotive
9 18 (1.11%) Investment Banking
10 16 (0.99%) Legal
11 12 (0.74%) Advertising
11 12 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.62%) Back Office
12 10 (0.62%) Law
13 9 (0.55%) iGaming
14 8 (0.49%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.37%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 638 (39.29%) Analyst
2 584 (35.96%) Test Analyst
3 414 (25.49%) Tester
4 225 (13.85%) Test Engineer
5 220 (13.55%) QA Engineer
6 186 (11.45%) Software Tester
7 162 (9.98%) QA Tester
8 159 (9.79%) QA Analyst
9 130 (8.00%) Automation Tester
10 121 (7.45%) QA Test Analyst
11 116 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
12 112 (6.90%) Automation Test Analyst
13 108 (6.65%) Test Leader
14 103 (6.34%) Manual Tester
15 95 (5.85%) Developer
16 90 (5.54%) Software Analyst
17 89 (5.48%) QA Test Engineer
17 89 (5.48%) Senior Analyst
18 87 (5.36%) Senior Test Analyst
19 86 (5.30%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (12.07%) .NET
2 169 (10.41%) Web Services
3 110 (6.77%) HTML
4 96 (5.91%) XML
5 90 (5.54%) REST
6 85 (5.23%) CSS
7 82 (5.05%) Gherkin
8 74 (4.56%) SOAP
9 53 (3.26%) RESTful
10 47 (2.89%) ASP.NET
11 28 (1.72%) JSON
12 15 (0.92%) AngularJS
12 15 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (0.92%) jQuery
13 13 (0.80%) .NET Framework
13 13 (0.80%) HTML5
13 13 (0.80%) J2EE
14 12 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 12 (0.74%) WPF
15 11 (0.68%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 139 (8.56%) Mobile App
2 108 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (4.19%) Computer Science
4 62 (3.82%) iPad
5 33 (2.03%) User Experience
6 31 (1.91%) Client/Server
7 30 (1.85%) Online Games
8 29 (1.79%) Mathematics
9 28 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
10 24 (1.48%) Fintech
10 24 (1.48%) iPhone
11 22 (1.35%) Blog
12 16 (0.99%) Virtual Team
13 12 (0.74%) Mobile Games
13 12 (0.74%) Wiki
14 8 (0.49%) Driving Licence
14 8 (0.49%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.43%) Algorithms
15 7 (0.43%) Life Science
16 6 (0.37%) Contract for Difference
Operating Systems
1 165 (10.16%) Windows
2 129 (7.94%) Linux
3 98 (6.03%) Android
4 78 (4.80%) Apple iOS
4 78 (4.80%) Unix
5 16 (0.99%) CentOS
6 10 (0.62%) Solaris
6 10 (0.62%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.37%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.31%) Windows Vista
8 5 (0.31%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.18%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.18%) VMS
11 1 (0.062%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.062%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.062%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.062%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1026 (63.18%) Agile Software Development
2 599 (36.88%) Automated Testing
3 432 (26.60%) Scrum
4 399 (24.57%) Test Scripting
5 372 (22.91%) Software Testing
6 368 (22.66%) Test Automation
7 347 (21.37%) Automation Testing
8 275 (16.93%) User Acceptance Testing
9 274 (16.87%) Regression Testing
10 268 (16.50%) BDD
11 242 (14.90%) SDLC
12 209 (12.87%) TDD
13 194 (11.95%) Functional Testing
14 182 (11.21%) Test Strategy
15 141 (8.68%) Continuous Integration
16 140 (8.62%) Test Management
17 139 (8.56%) Defect Management
18 138 (8.50%) Performance Testing
19 129 (7.94%) Non-Functional Testing
20 127 (7.82%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 434 (26.72%) SQL
2 340 (20.94%) Java
3 294 (18.10%) C#
4 134 (8.25%) JavaScript
5 101 (6.22%) Python
6 96 (5.91%) Ruby
7 52 (3.20%) C++
8 36 (2.22%) C
9 30 (1.85%) Perl
10 24 (1.48%) PHP
11 23 (1.42%) VB
12 16 (0.99%) PL/SQL
13 15 (0.92%) T-SQL
14 11 (0.68%) Bash Shell
15 10 (0.62%) PowerShell
15 10 (0.62%) Scala
16 9 (0.55%) VBScript
17 8 (0.49%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.43%) Groovy
19 6 (0.37%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 373 (22.97%) ISEB
2 298 (18.35%) ISTQB
3 206 (12.68%) Degree
4 129 (7.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 42 (2.59%) Security Cleared
6 14 (0.86%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.062%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.062%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.062%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 810 (49.88%) QA
2 29 (1.79%) SDET
3 18 (1.11%) GCP
4 7 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.18%) SLA
6 1 (0.062%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
2 11 (0.68%) Firmware
3 8 (0.49%) Docker
4 6 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.18%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.062%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 77 (4.74%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.25%) Puppet
4 3 (0.18%) Nagios
4 3 (0.18%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.062%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.062%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.062%) Control-M
5 1 (0.062%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.062%) Kibana
5 1 (0.062%) Nessus
5 1 (0.062%) WMI
Vendors
1 208 (12.81%) Microsoft
2 80 (4.93%) Oracle
3 71 (4.37%) HP
4 33 (2.03%) SAP
5 20 (1.23%) Red Hat
6 17 (1.05%) Google
7 11 (0.68%) MEDITECH
7 11 (0.68%) TOWER Software
8 10 (0.62%) Remedy
9 9 (0.55%) hybris
10 8 (0.49%) Progress
11 7 (0.43%) Cognizant
11 7 (0.43%) VMware
12 6 (0.37%) Serena
13 5 (0.31%) CA Agile Central
13 5 (0.31%) Cadence
13 5 (0.31%) Sun
13 5 (0.31%) Telerik
14 4 (0.25%) Demandware
14 4 (0.25%) PayPal
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £28k - 30k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wrexham, Clwyd
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Michael Page International
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Awesome Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Marks Sattin
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Premier IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Michael Page International
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Awesome Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £27k - 30k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Healthcare, flexitime
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Training & Unlimited Opportunity
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Middletons Assured Talent
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Engage PSG
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digital Gurus
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago