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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
UK
Rank 328 362 396
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +34
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 749 838 759
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.84% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.96% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 645 743 683
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
74379 87644 90527
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.14% 87.68% 86.05%
Number of salaries quoted 61268 72885 74721
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,000 £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 20 January 2017 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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +40 681 £40,000 - 97
London +30 230 £47,500 +5.55% 28
South East +38 150 £36,750 -8.12% 20
East of England +20 70 £42,500 +8.28% 8
North West -26 59 £32,000 -4.47% 9
Hampshire +41 55 £52,500 +16.66% 7
Yorkshire +13 51 £35,000 +7.69% 12
Manchester -20 42 £32,000 -8.57% 8
Hertfordshire +12 40 £42,500 +6.25% 5
East Midlands +20 38 £35,000 +16.66% 4
West Midlands -3 37 £32,500 -13.33% 9
South West +17 36 £35,500 +9.23% 7
West Yorkshire +17 30 £38,750 +10.71% 10
Surrey +19 25 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Leeds +17 25 £37,500 +7.14% 6
South Wales +18 23 £34,000 +6.25%
Wales +8 23 £34,000 +6.25% 1
Berkshire +28 22 £32,500 -45.83% 6
Scotland -5 22 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Birmingham -2 21 £31,500 -10.00% 6
Cardiff - 21 £33,500 -
Cambridgeshire -1 20 £43,750 +13.63% 1
Oxfordshire +36 19 £32,500 +44.44% 2
Buckinghamshire +29 19 £35,500 +17.94% 3
Fareham +10 18 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Milton Keynes +18 17 £35,000 +55.55% 2
Nottingham +9 15 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Nottinghamshire +7 15 £35,000 -6.66% 2
City of London -2 15 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Gloucestershire -5 15 £40,000 +16.78% 4

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 1019 (64.45%) Agile Software Development
2 765 (48.39%) QA
3 699 (44.21%) Selenium
4 605 (38.27%) Automated Testing
5 428 (27.07%) SQL
6 377 (23.85%) Test Scripting
7 376 (23.78%) Test Automation
8 371 (23.47%) Scrum
9 369 (23.34%) Software Testing
10 367 (23.21%) Finance
11 347 (21.95%) Automation Testing
12 340 (21.51%) JIRA
13 328 (20.75%) Java
14 327 (20.68%) ISEB
15 294 (18.60%) ISTQB
16 292 (18.47%) C#
17 281 (17.77%) User Acceptance Testing
18 270 (17.08%) Regression Testing
19 259 (16.38%) BDD
20 256 (16.19%) Cucumber
21 220 (13.92%) TDD
21 220 (13.92%) SDLC
22 196 (12.40%) Microsoft
23 195 (12.33%) WebDriver
24 194 (12.27%) Functional Testing
25 189 (11.95%) Degree
26 179 (11.32%) Web Services
27 173 (10.94%) .NET
28 163 (10.31%) Team Foundation Server
29 155 (9.80%) Windows

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 55 (3.48%) Confluence
2 18 (1.14%) CMS
3 12 (0.76%) SharePoint
4 9 (0.57%) JBoss
5 7 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.25%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.19%) WordPress
8 2 (0.13%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.063%) Apache
9 1 (0.063%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.063%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.063%) IIS
9 1 (0.063%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 107 (6.77%) MS Excel
2 32 (2.02%) MS Office
3 27 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.70%) MS Project
5 3 (0.19%) Mingle
5 3 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.063%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.19%) Misys Midas
4 3 (0.19%) SAP hybris
5 2 (0.13%) Global One
6 1 (0.063%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.96%) SaaS
2 13 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.57%) G Suite
3 9 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.57%) Office 365
3 9 (0.57%) Slack
4 6 (0.38%) GitHub
5 4 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.19%) PaaS
7 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.13%) IaaS
8 1 (0.063%) Heroku
8 1 (0.063%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.34%) HTTP
2 26 (1.64%) HTTPS
3 15 (0.95%) Internet
4 14 (0.89%) SSH
5 9 (0.57%) ATM
6 6 (0.38%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.25%) FTP
7 4 (0.25%) LTE
8 3 (0.19%) 3GPP
9 2 (0.13%) DNS
9 2 (0.13%) Firewall
9 2 (0.13%) Intranet
9 2 (0.13%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.063%) DHCP
10 1 (0.063%) SSL
10 1 (0.063%) Wireless
10 1 (0.063%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.59%) MySQL
3 30 (1.90%) Big Data
4 18 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (1.14%) Relational Database
5 15 (0.95%) MongoDB
6 12 (0.76%) NoSQL
7 10 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.38%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.32%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.25%) SQLPlus
11 2 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.063%) OLAP
12 1 (0.063%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 699 (44.21%) Selenium
2 340 (21.51%) JIRA
3 256 (16.19%) Cucumber
4 195 (12.33%) WebDriver
5 163 (10.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 112 (7.08%) SoapUI
7 100 (6.33%) Git (software)
8 93 (5.88%) HP UFT
8 93 (5.88%) Jenkins
8 93 (5.88%) JMeter
9 67 (4.24%) Appium
10 55 (3.48%) SpecFlow
11 54 (3.42%) Visual Studio
12 44 (2.78%) LoadRunner
13 33 (2.09%) Maven
13 33 (2.09%) Subversion
14 32 (2.02%) Redmine
15 29 (1.83%) Zephyr
16 27 (1.71%) Robot Framework
16 27 (1.71%) TestComplete
General
1 367 (23.21%) Finance
2 81 (5.12%) Banking
3 74 (4.68%) Retail
4 55 (3.48%) Marketing
4 55 (3.48%) Telecoms
5 51 (3.23%) Games
6 33 (2.09%) Manufacturing
7 27 (1.71%) Electronics
8 18 (1.14%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.08%) Automotive
10 14 (0.89%) Legal
11 13 (0.82%) Advertising
12 12 (0.76%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.57%) iGaming
13 9 (0.57%) Law
14 8 (0.51%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.51%) Publishing
15 3 (0.19%) Back Office
16 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 639 (40.42%) Analyst
2 587 (37.13%) Test Analyst
3 393 (24.86%) Tester
4 227 (14.36%) QA Engineer
5 209 (13.22%) Test Engineer
6 165 (10.44%) Software Tester
7 148 (9.36%) QA Analyst
8 143 (9.04%) QA Tester
9 125 (7.91%) Automation Tester
10 120 (7.59%) Automation Test Analyst
11 115 (7.27%) Manual Test Analyst
12 110 (6.96%) QA Test Analyst
13 99 (6.26%) Developer
14 94 (5.95%) Test Leader
15 88 (5.57%) Senior Analyst
16 86 (5.44%) QA Test Engineer
16 86 (5.44%) Senior Test Analyst
17 76 (4.81%) Test Automation Engineer
18 75 (4.74%) Manual Tester
19 72 (4.55%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (11.32%) Web Services
2 173 (10.94%) .NET
3 96 (6.07%) REST
4 87 (5.50%) SOAP
5 86 (5.44%) XML
6 84 (5.31%) HTML
7 75 (4.74%) Gherkin
8 71 (4.49%) CSS
9 54 (3.42%) RESTful
10 38 (2.40%) ASP.NET
11 30 (1.90%) JSON
12 17 (1.08%) Ruby on Rails
13 13 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (0.82%) J2EE
13 13 (0.82%) jQuery
14 12 (0.76%) .NET Framework
15 11 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 10 (0.63%) AngularJS
16 10 (0.63%) Node.js
17 9 (0.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 136 (8.60%) Mobile App
2 98 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (3.98%) iPad
4 56 (3.54%) Computer Science
5 28 (1.77%) Client/Server
6 27 (1.71%) User Experience
7 26 (1.64%) iPhone
8 25 (1.58%) Mathematics
8 25 (1.58%) Virtual Team
9 24 (1.52%) Online Games
10 23 (1.45%) Fintech
11 20 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (1.01%) Blog
13 11 (0.70%) Mobile Games
13 11 (0.70%) Smartcard
14 8 (0.51%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.51%) Driving Licence
14 8 (0.51%) EMV
14 8 (0.51%) Wiki
15 6 (0.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 155 (9.80%) Windows
2 108 (6.83%) Linux
3 97 (6.14%) Android
4 75 (4.74%) Apple iOS
5 70 (4.43%) Unix
6 11 (0.70%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.44%) Solaris
8 6 (0.38%) CentOS
8 6 (0.38%) Kali Linux
9 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.25%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.19%) VMS
10 3 (0.19%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.19%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.063%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.063%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1019 (64.45%) Agile Software Development
2 605 (38.27%) Automated Testing
3 377 (23.85%) Test Scripting
4 376 (23.78%) Test Automation
5 371 (23.47%) Scrum
6 369 (23.34%) Software Testing
7 347 (21.95%) Automation Testing
8 281 (17.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 270 (17.08%) Regression Testing
10 259 (16.38%) BDD
11 220 (13.92%) SDLC
11 220 (13.92%) TDD
12 194 (12.27%) Functional Testing
13 154 (9.74%) Performance Testing
14 152 (9.61%) Test Strategy
15 140 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
16 134 (8.48%) E-Commerce
17 133 (8.41%) Defect Management
18 129 (8.16%) Non-Functional Testing
19 121 (7.65%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 428 (27.07%) SQL
2 328 (20.75%) Java
3 292 (18.47%) C#
4 119 (7.53%) Ruby
5 101 (6.39%) JavaScript
6 100 (6.33%) Python
7 37 (2.34%) C++
8 21 (1.33%) C
9 20 (1.27%) Perl
10 19 (1.20%) PHP
11 17 (1.08%) VB
12 16 (1.01%) T-SQL
13 15 (0.95%) VBScript
14 13 (0.82%) PowerShell
15 11 (0.70%) Groovy
16 9 (0.57%) Bash Shell
16 9 (0.57%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.44%) Apple Swift
18 6 (0.38%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.38%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 327 (20.68%) ISEB
2 294 (18.60%) ISTQB
3 189 (11.95%) Degree
4 118 (7.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 31 (1.96%) Security Cleared
6 15 (0.95%) SC Cleared
7 11 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.13%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 765 (48.39%) QA
2 39 (2.47%) SDET
3 12 (0.76%) GCP
4 5 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.25%) SLA
6 1 (0.063%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.063%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
2 11 (0.70%) Docker
3 8 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.32%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 66 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.38%) Puppet
4 5 (0.32%) logstash
5 2 (0.13%) Ansible
5 2 (0.13%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.13%) Nagios
5 2 (0.13%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.063%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.063%) Control-M
6 1 (0.063%) Kibana
6 1 (0.063%) Nessus
6 1 (0.063%) WMI
Vendors
1 196 (12.40%) Microsoft
2 74 (4.68%) HP
3 62 (3.92%) Oracle
4 29 (1.83%) SAP
5 21 (1.33%) TOWER Software
6 15 (0.95%) Google
7 11 (0.70%) Cognizant
8 10 (0.63%) MEDITECH
8 10 (0.63%) Remedy
9 9 (0.57%) Cadence
9 9 (0.57%) hybris
10 8 (0.51%) Progress
10 8 (0.51%) VMware
11 6 (0.38%) CA Agile Central
11 6 (0.38%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.32%) IBM
12 5 (0.32%) Telerik
13 4 (0.25%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.25%) BEA
13 4 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
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