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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 329 381 319
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -62
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 958 701 904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.64% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.79% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 878 638 778
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%

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
93506 88688 89250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.05% 81.54% 78.98%
Number of salaries quoted 75545 72933 75228
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +57 901 £36,000 -4.00% 129
London -2 275 £45,000 - 37
South East +36 195 £35,000 +7.69% 15
Yorkshire +27 111 £32,500 +11.11% 16
North West +21 95 £30,750 +16.03% 23
East of England +25 90 £35,000 +7.69% 16
Surrey +49 81 £32,500 -7.14% 2
West Yorkshire +10 62 £32,500 +17.11% 9
South West -1 53 £27,500 -8.33% 13
Cambridgeshire +36 52 £35,000 -6.66% 12
City of London +18 52 £37,500 -18.47% 8
Manchester +19 48 £37,500 +25.00% 15
Hampshire +15 47 £41,000 +36.66% 2
Cambridge +25 45 £35,000 -6.66% 12
East Midlands +12 41 £34,250 +5.38%
West Midlands -13 41 £33,250 +10.83% 8
Leeds +12 40 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Cheshire +6 38 £30,000 +1.69% 5
Scotland +10 35 £35,000 +16.66% 4
Berkshire +9 34 £40,000 -3.61% 5
North Yorkshire +6 29 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Bristol +4 25 £26,000 -13.33% 4
Harrogate - 24 £32,500 - 1
Winchester +25 20 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Reading +7 20 £38,750 +72.22% 1
Essex +13 19 £38,500 +18.46%
South Yorkshire -14 19 £40,000 +25.00% 2
Guildford +10 18 £32,500 -20.24%
Sheffield -12 18 £40,000 +25.00% 2
Brighton -24 15 £35,000 -12.50%

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 904 (48.24%) QA
2 902 (48.13%) Agile Software Development
3 824 (43.97%) Automated Testing
4 742 (39.59%) SQL
5 618 (32.98%) Selenium
6 571 (30.47%) ISEB
7 513 (27.37%) Test Scripting
8 486 (25.93%) Finance
9 479 (25.56%) Software Testing
10 357 (19.05%) Degree
11 348 (18.57%) Java
12 330 (17.61%) ISTQB
13 316 (16.86%) Windows
14 302 (16.12%) Test Automation
15 300 (16.01%) C#
16 297 (15.85%) .NET
17 287 (15.31%) Scrum
18 274 (14.62%) Automation Testing
19 268 (14.30%) Regression Testing
20 235 (12.54%) QuickTest Pro
21 231 (12.33%) WebDriver
22 219 (11.69%) JIRA
23 216 (11.53%) User Acceptance Testing
24 215 (11.47%) Microsoft
25 198 (10.57%) SQL Server
26 175 (9.34%) TDD
27 167 (8.91%) System Testing
28 158 (8.43%) HP Quality Center
29 152 (8.11%) Performance Testing
30 146 (7.79%) Oracle

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 26 (1.39%) SharePoint
2 20 (1.07%) CMS
2 20 (1.07%) Confluence
3 12 (0.64%) WorkSite
3 12 (0.64%) IIS
4 8 (0.43%) Apache
4 8 (0.43%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.37%) ColdFusion
5 7 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.27%) Drupal
8 4 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.21%) JBoss
9 3 (0.16%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.16%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.11%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.11%) SAS
10 2 (0.11%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.053%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 112 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 84 (4.48%) MS Office
3 13 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.11%) Mingle
6 1 (0.053%) MS Project
6 1 (0.053%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.053%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 5 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.16%) Exchequer
2 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.11%) Servitor
3 2 (0.11%) Summit
3 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.053%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.053%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.053%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.053%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.053%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.60%) SaaS
2 5 (0.27%) Basecamp
3 4 (0.21%) Trello
3 4 (0.21%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.053%) Office 365
4 1 (0.053%) PaaS
4 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.03%) Internet
2 29 (1.55%) TCP/IP
3 21 (1.12%) HTTP
4 13 (0.69%) LAN
5 9 (0.48%) Firewall
6 6 (0.32%) Wireless
6 6 (0.32%) Wireshark
7 4 (0.21%) IMAP
7 4 (0.21%) DHCP
8 3 (0.16%) DNS
8 3 (0.16%) IPv4
8 3 (0.16%) IPv6
8 3 (0.16%) SAN
8 3 (0.16%) Intranet
8 3 (0.16%) NAS
9 2 (0.11%) Network Security
9 2 (0.11%) X.509
9 2 (0.11%) SSL
10 1 (0.053%) DECT
10 1 (0.053%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (10.57%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.04%) Oracle Database
3 54 (2.88%) MySQL
4 40 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 29 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
7 14 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (0.53%) BusinessObjects XI
8 10 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.32%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.32%) Big Data
11 5 (0.27%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.27%) DB2
12 4 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.16%) Pentaho
13 3 (0.16%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.16%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 618 (32.98%) Selenium
2 235 (12.54%) QuickTest Pro
3 231 (12.33%) WebDriver
4 219 (11.69%) JIRA
5 133 (7.10%) Cucumber
6 94 (5.02%) JMeter
7 93 (4.96%) SoapUI
7 93 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 89 (4.75%) JUnit
9 83 (4.43%) Subversion
10 75 (4.00%) Jenkins
11 72 (3.84%) Visual Studio
12 68 (3.63%) Git (software)
13 64 (3.42%) FitNesse
14 51 (2.72%) TeamCity
15 48 (2.56%) WATIR
16 46 (2.45%) TestNG
17 43 (2.29%) SpecFlow
18 38 (2.03%) NUnit
19 36 (1.92%) Hudson
General
1 486 (25.93%) Finance
2 87 (4.64%) Retail
3 73 (3.90%) Banking
4 54 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 43 (2.29%) Marketing
6 35 (1.87%) Front Office
7 29 (1.55%) Games
7 29 (1.55%) Law
8 21 (1.12%) Retail Banking
9 16 (0.85%) Advertising
10 14 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.69%) Back Office
12 11 (0.59%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.48%) Automotive
13 9 (0.48%) Legal
14 6 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.27%) Publishing
16 4 (0.21%) Manufacturing
17 3 (0.16%) Multimedia
17 3 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 796 (42.48%) Analyst
2 738 (39.38%) Test Analyst
3 605 (32.28%) Tester
4 260 (13.87%) Software Tester
5 250 (13.34%) Test Engineer
6 196 (10.46%) QA Engineer
7 147 (7.84%) QA Tester
8 134 (7.15%) Senior Analyst
8 134 (7.15%) QA Analyst
9 122 (6.51%) Senior Test Analyst
10 110 (5.87%) Senior Tester
11 102 (5.44%) Software Test Analyst
12 83 (4.43%) Test Leader
13 75 (4.00%) Software Engineer
14 71 (3.79%) Test Manager
15 66 (3.52%) QA Test Analyst
16 57 (3.04%) Team Leader
17 53 (2.83%) Software Test Engineer
17 53 (2.83%) QA Leader
18 47 (2.51%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (15.85%) .NET
2 139 (7.42%) XML
3 130 (6.94%) Web Services
4 124 (6.62%) HTML
5 74 (3.95%) SOAP
6 65 (3.47%) CSS
7 41 (2.19%) ASP.NET
8 34 (1.81%) J2EE
8 34 (1.81%) .NET Framework
9 32 (1.71%) RESTful
10 31 (1.65%) Gherkin
11 25 (1.33%) HTML5
12 21 (1.12%) REST
13 17 (0.91%) jQuery
14 13 (0.69%) LINQ
14 13 (0.69%) WCF
15 10 (0.53%) WinForms
15 10 (0.53%) Ajax
15 10 (0.53%) JSON
16 9 (0.48%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 124 (6.62%) Computer Science
2 106 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (4.11%) Mobile App
4 75 (4.00%) Mathematics
5 62 (3.31%) Open Source
6 57 (3.04%) Client/Server
7 47 (2.51%) Life Science
8 32 (1.71%) Derivative
8 32 (1.71%) User Experience
9 31 (1.65%) N-Tier
10 30 (1.60%) Physics
11 29 (1.55%) Chemistry
11 29 (1.55%) Biology
11 29 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
12 24 (1.28%) Statistics
13 23 (1.23%) Credit Risk
14 20 (1.07%) Visualisation
15 13 (0.69%) iPad
15 13 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 12 (0.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 316 (16.86%) Windows
2 132 (7.04%) UNIX
3 121 (6.46%) Linux
4 52 (2.77%) Apple iOS
5 51 (2.72%) Android
6 38 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (1.01%) Windows XP
7 19 (1.01%) Mac OS X
7 19 (1.01%) Windows Vista
8 18 (0.96%) Windows 7
9 17 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (0.85%) Solaris
11 7 (0.37%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.053%) SUSE
15 1 (0.053%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.053%) VMS
15 1 (0.053%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 902 (48.13%) Agile Software Development
2 824 (43.97%) Automated Testing
3 513 (27.37%) Test Scripting
4 479 (25.56%) Software Testing
5 302 (16.12%) Test Automation
6 287 (15.31%) Scrum
7 274 (14.62%) Automation Testing
8 268 (14.30%) Regression Testing
9 216 (11.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 175 (9.34%) TDD
11 167 (8.91%) System Testing
12 152 (8.11%) Performance Testing
13 143 (7.63%) BDD
14 138 (7.36%) Integration Testing
15 136 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
16 123 (6.56%) Test Management
17 120 (6.40%) Test Strategy
18 105 (5.60%) E-Commerce
19 99 (5.28%) Mentoring
20 87 (4.64%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 742 (39.59%) SQL
2 348 (18.57%) Java
3 300 (16.01%) C#
4 121 (6.46%) JavaScript
4 121 (6.46%) Python
5 83 (4.43%) C++
6 81 (4.32%) Ruby
7 69 (3.68%) VBScript
8 57 (3.04%) Perl
9 52 (2.77%) PHP
10 47 (2.51%) VB
11 33 (1.76%) PL/SQL
12 32 (1.71%) T-SQL
13 30 (1.60%) C
14 26 (1.39%) Shell Script
15 18 (0.96%) VB.NET
16 11 (0.59%) VBA
17 10 (0.53%) Scala
18 7 (0.37%) PowerShell
19 6 (0.32%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 571 (30.47%) ISEB
2 357 (19.05%) Degree
3 330 (17.61%) ISTQB
4 142 (7.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (0.69%) Security Cleared
6 9 (0.48%) PhD
7 7 (0.37%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.16%) GPEN
8 3 (0.16%) OSCP
8 3 (0.16%) AAT
8 3 (0.16%) HND
8 3 (0.16%) CEH
8 3 (0.16%) GIAC
9 2 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.053%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.053%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 904 (48.24%) QA
2 9 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.11%) SLA
6 2 (0.11%) GAAP
System Software
1 9 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.37%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.32%) vSphere
4 4 (0.21%) Nmap
5 3 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.16%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.16%) Firmware
6 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 158 (8.43%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.53%) SCCM
3 7 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.32%) Puppet
5 5 (0.27%) Nagios
6 4 (0.21%) Nessus
7 3 (0.16%) Hyperic
7 3 (0.16%) Opsview
7 3 (0.16%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.11%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.053%) WMI
Vendors
1 215 (11.47%) Microsoft
2 146 (7.79%) Oracle
3 92 (4.91%) HP
4 25 (1.33%) Citrix
5 20 (1.07%) VMware
6 19 (1.01%) SAP
7 15 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (0.75%) Altiris
8 14 (0.75%) IBM
9 13 (0.69%) Remedy
9 13 (0.69%) Cerillion
10 12 (0.64%) Interwoven
11 10 (0.53%) Atlassian
12 7 (0.37%) Telerik
13 6 (0.32%) MathWorks
13 6 (0.32%) Informatica
13 6 (0.32%) Cisco
14 5 (0.27%) Ab Initio
14 5 (0.27%) Zend
15 4 (0.21%) Red Gate
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 37 minutes ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 44 minutes ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 53 minutes ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0
Posted: 1 hour ago
Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bolton, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £18000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £23000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum strong benefits package
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £37500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 8 hours ago