The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 323 392 353
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -39
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 955 663 840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.62% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.76% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 861 583 736
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,494 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £51,600
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -3.17%

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
92333 86744 92837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.96% 81.25% 79.04%
Number of salaries quoted 73720 71172 78538
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 September 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 17 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
(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 +52 886 £35,000 -6.66% 103
London +11 304 £44,000 -2.22% 32
South East +80 213 £35,000 +7.69% 29
Yorkshire +27 88 £32,500 +8.33% 4
City of London +33 86 £37,500 -21.05% 10
Surrey +59 82 £35,000 - 8
East of England +13 76 £34,000 +9.67% 10
South West -5 66 £32,500 +1.56% 11
North West +3 65 £30,000 +5.26% 13
Cambridgeshire +31 52 £34,500 +8.66% 7
West Yorkshire +1 47 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Cambridge +38 46 £33,500 +8.06% 6
Scotland +27 46 £34,500 +15.00% 3
West Midlands +8 45 £33,500 +11.66% 2
Hampshire +19 41 £40,000 +33.33% 7
East Midlands -6 36 £32,500 - 2
Berkshire +26 32 £41,500 +18.57% 6
Manchester +8 32 £45,000 +68.22% 6
Leeds -7 32 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Cheshire +5 29 £30,000 -3.22% 6
North Yorkshire +7 28 £32,500 +14.03% 1
Bristol -10 27 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Harrogate +7 22 £32,500 -20.73% 1
Reading +17 20 £41,500 +84.44%
Winchester - 20 £42,500 - 1
Edinburgh +4 18 £34,000 +30.76%
Glasgow -1 17 £30,000 - 1
Coventry +6 16 £31,500 -21.25%
Leicestershire +13 14 £35,000 - 2
Somerset -13 14 £30,000 -14.28%

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Manual Testing also 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 that cited Manual Testing.

1 944 (50.11%) Agile Software Development
2 904 (47.98%) QA
3 834 (44.27%) Automated Testing
4 761 (40.39%) SQL
5 624 (33.12%) Selenium
6 581 (30.84%) ISEB
7 532 (28.24%) Test Scripting
8 507 (26.91%) Software Testing
9 480 (25.48%) Finance
10 381 (20.22%) Degree
11 331 (17.57%) .NET
12 329 (17.46%) Java
13 325 (17.25%) C#
14 320 (16.99%) ISTQB
15 319 (16.93%) Scrum
16 294 (15.61%) Windows
16 294 (15.61%) Regression Testing
17 282 (14.97%) Test Automation
18 277 (14.70%) Automation Testing
19 258 (13.69%) QuickTest Pro
20 239 (12.69%) Microsoft
21 222 (11.78%) JIRA
22 217 (11.52%) SQL Server
23 207 (10.99%) WebDriver
24 202 (10.72%) User Acceptance Testing
25 180 (9.55%) TDD
25 180 (9.55%) System Testing
26 175 (9.29%) HP Quality Center
27 154 (8.17%) XML
27 154 (8.17%) Integration Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Manual Testing also 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 that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (1.49%) Confluence
2 21 (1.11%) SharePoint
3 14 (0.74%) CMS
4 12 (0.64%) WorkSite
4 12 (0.64%) IIS
5 9 (0.48%) Apache
6 7 (0.37%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.37%) ColdFusion
7 5 (0.27%) Drupal
8 4 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.21%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (0.21%) SAS
9 3 (0.16%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.16%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.053%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.053%) Node.js
10 1 (0.053%) GlassFish
Applications
1 115 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 97 (5.15%) MS Office
3 17 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.11%) RoboHelp
6 2 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.16%) HiPortfolio
1 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.16%) Exchequer
1 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.16%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.11%) Servitor
2 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.053%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.053%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.053%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.053%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.54%) SaaS
2 5 (0.27%) Basecamp
3 3 (0.16%) Trello
3 3 (0.16%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.053%) Office 365
4 1 (0.053%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.12%) Internet
2 32 (1.70%) TCP/IP
3 19 (1.01%) HTTP
4 13 (0.69%) LAN
5 8 (0.42%) Wireless
6 7 (0.37%) Wireshark
7 6 (0.32%) Firewall
8 4 (0.21%) IMAP
9 3 (0.16%) Intranet
9 3 (0.16%) X.509
10 2 (0.11%) 3GPP
10 2 (0.11%) DHCP
10 2 (0.11%) Network Security
11 1 (0.053%) LTE
11 1 (0.053%) tcpdump
11 1 (0.053%) snoop
11 1 (0.053%) SIGTRAN
11 1 (0.053%) 2G
11 1 (0.053%) TETRA
11 1 (0.053%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (11.52%) SQL Server
2 53 (2.81%) MySQL
3 47 (2.49%) Oracle Database
4 39 (2.07%) Relational Database
5 19 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.37%) BusinessObjects XI
9 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.27%) Big Data
9 5 (0.27%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.27%) DB2
10 4 (0.21%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.21%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.053%) BODI
12 1 (0.053%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 624 (33.12%) Selenium
2 258 (13.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 222 (11.78%) JIRA
4 207 (10.99%) WebDriver
5 123 (6.53%) Cucumber
6 106 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 101 (5.36%) SoapUI
8 93 (4.94%) Visual Studio
9 75 (3.98%) JUnit
10 74 (3.93%) JMeter
11 72 (3.82%) Subversion
12 68 (3.61%) Jenkins
13 54 (2.87%) Git (software)
14 53 (2.81%) FitNesse
15 45 (2.39%) TeamCity
16 43 (2.28%) SpecFlow
17 41 (2.18%) WATIR
18 40 (2.12%) NUnit
18 40 (2.12%) Bugzilla
18 40 (2.12%) LoadRunner
General
1 480 (25.48%) Finance
2 81 (4.30%) Retail
3 72 (3.82%) Banking
4 53 (2.81%) Telecoms
5 41 (2.18%) Marketing
6 32 (1.70%) Games
7 31 (1.65%) Law
8 23 (1.22%) Front Office
9 19 (1.01%) Investment Banking
9 19 (1.01%) Retail Banking
10 17 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.69%) Automotive
11 13 (0.69%) Advertising
12 12 (0.64%) Legal
13 10 (0.53%) Back Office
14 4 (0.21%) Publishing
15 3 (0.16%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.16%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.16%) Billing
15 3 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 794 (42.14%) Analyst
2 732 (38.85%) Test Analyst
3 643 (34.13%) Tester
4 263 (13.96%) Test Engineer
5 259 (13.75%) Software Tester
6 206 (10.93%) QA Engineer
7 164 (8.70%) QA Tester
8 146 (7.75%) QA Analyst
9 141 (7.48%) Senior Analyst
10 126 (6.69%) Senior Test Analyst
11 112 (5.94%) Senior Tester
12 95 (5.04%) Software Test Analyst
13 75 (3.98%) Software Engineer
13 75 (3.98%) Test Manager
14 73 (3.87%) QA Test Analyst
15 62 (3.29%) Test Leader
16 55 (2.92%) Software Test Engineer
17 52 (2.76%) Team Leader
18 51 (2.71%) Senior Test Engineer
19 47 (2.49%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (17.57%) .NET
2 154 (8.17%) XML
3 123 (6.53%) HTML
4 106 (5.63%) Web Services
5 84 (4.46%) SOAP
6 65 (3.45%) CSS
7 43 (2.28%) Gherkin
8 39 (2.07%) ASP.NET
9 38 (2.02%) .NET Framework
10 33 (1.75%) J2EE
11 32 (1.70%) RESTful
12 20 (1.06%) HTML5
13 17 (0.90%) jQuery
13 17 (0.90%) WCF
14 14 (0.74%) LINQ
15 13 (0.69%) REST
16 11 (0.58%) WinForms
17 10 (0.53%) LAMP
17 10 (0.53%) Middleware
18 9 (0.48%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 143 (7.59%) Computer Science
2 123 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (4.67%) Mobile App
4 81 (4.30%) Mathematics
5 49 (2.60%) Client/Server
6 46 (2.44%) Life Science
7 43 (2.28%) Open Source
8 42 (2.23%) Derivative
9 35 (1.86%) User Experience
10 32 (1.70%) Physics
11 31 (1.65%) Chemistry
11 31 (1.65%) Biology
12 28 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
13 24 (1.27%) Statistics
14 20 (1.06%) N-Tier
14 20 (1.06%) Visualisation
15 15 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 14 (0.74%) Online Games
17 12 (0.64%) Credit Risk
17 12 (0.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 294 (15.61%) Windows
2 130 (6.90%) UNIX
3 117 (6.21%) Linux
4 61 (3.24%) Apple iOS
5 60 (3.18%) Android
6 41 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (1.22%) Windows Vista
7 23 (1.22%) Windows XP
8 21 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (1.06%) Mac OS X
10 18 (0.96%) Windows 7
11 15 (0.80%) Solaris
12 7 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
12 7 (0.37%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.21%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.16%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.053%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 944 (50.11%) Agile Software Development
2 834 (44.27%) Automated Testing
3 532 (28.24%) Test Scripting
4 507 (26.91%) Software Testing
5 319 (16.93%) Scrum
6 294 (15.61%) Regression Testing
7 282 (14.97%) Test Automation
8 277 (14.70%) Automation Testing
9 202 (10.72%) User Acceptance Testing
10 180 (9.55%) System Testing
10 180 (9.55%) TDD
11 154 (8.17%) Integration Testing
12 145 (7.70%) Performance Testing
13 133 (7.06%) BDD
14 125 (6.63%) Continuous Integration
15 119 (6.32%) Test Strategy
16 111 (5.89%) E-Commerce
17 108 (5.73%) Test Management
17 108 (5.73%) Mentoring
18 84 (4.46%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 761 (40.39%) SQL
2 329 (17.46%) Java
3 325 (17.25%) C#
4 136 (7.22%) JavaScript
5 116 (6.16%) Python
6 80 (4.25%) C++
7 78 (4.14%) Ruby
8 74 (3.93%) VBScript
9 52 (2.76%) PHP
10 50 (2.65%) Perl
11 46 (2.44%) VB
12 45 (2.39%) T-SQL
13 35 (1.86%) PL/SQL
14 28 (1.49%) C
15 20 (1.06%) Shell Script
16 16 (0.85%) VB.NET
17 14 (0.74%) VBA
18 11 (0.58%) Bash Shell
19 9 (0.48%) Scala
20 7 (0.37%) F#
Qualifications
1 581 (30.84%) ISEB
2 381 (20.22%) Degree
3 320 (16.99%) ISTQB
4 151 (8.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (0.96%) Security Cleared
6 9 (0.48%) PhD
7 8 (0.42%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.16%) HND
8 3 (0.16%) GIAC
8 3 (0.16%) CEH
8 3 (0.16%) GPEN
8 3 (0.16%) OSCP
8 3 (0.16%) AAT
9 1 (0.053%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 904 (47.98%) QA
2 9 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.11%) SLA
4 2 (0.11%) GAAP
System Software
1 8 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.32%) Hyper-V
2 6 (0.32%) vSphere
3 4 (0.21%) Nmap
4 3 (0.16%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.053%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 175 (9.29%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.53%) SCCM
3 6 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.27%) Puppet
4 5 (0.27%) Nagios
5 4 (0.21%) Nessus
6 3 (0.16%) Hyperic
6 3 (0.16%) Opsview
6 3 (0.16%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.11%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.053%) WMI
Vendors
1 239 (12.69%) Microsoft
2 135 (7.17%) Oracle
3 112 (5.94%) HP
4 27 (1.43%) Citrix
5 18 (0.96%) VMware
6 15 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (0.80%) IBM
7 14 (0.74%) Altiris
8 13 (0.69%) SAP
8 13 (0.69%) Cerillion
9 12 (0.64%) Interwoven
10 10 (0.53%) Telerik
10 10 (0.53%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.37%) Remedy
12 6 (0.32%) MathWorks
12 6 (0.32%) Cisco
13 5 (0.27%) Zend
14 4 (0.21%) Facebook
14 4 (0.21%) Google
14 4 (0.21%) Red Gate
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £28000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20k - 26k per year
Posted: 17 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £26000 to £29000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum - Benefits Package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire
Connectus
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £43000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday