The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 396 456 418
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -38
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 731 514 607
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.47% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.60% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 654 440 536
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94009 85540 91016
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.38% 78.78% 77.51%
Number of salaries quoted 75646 69804 77415
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% +0.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +56 705 £35,000 -4.10% 87
London -3 260 £42,500 -5.55% 31
South East +106 204 £35,000 +7.69% 12
City of London +1 68 £43,250 +4.21% 7
Surrey +39 57 £35,000 +6.06% 1
East of England +14 53 £35,000 +7.69% 8
South West -13 47 £32,500 -4.41% 12
Berkshire +32 45 £37,500 +15.38% 5
Yorkshire -19 44 £32,500 +4.83% 13
West Midlands +1 38 £33,500 -4.28% 3
North West -2 34 £30,000 - 5
East Midlands -2 34 £32,500 +3.17% 2
Cambridgeshire +16 29 £41,500 +20.28% 5
Kent +13 27 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Cambridge +18 26 £41,500 -5.14% 3
Hampshire +7 25 £38,500 +28.33% 2
Reading +19 23 £37,500 +50.00% 2
Bristol -9 22 £35,000 +2.94% 2
West Yorkshire -38 21 £26,750 -9.32% 9
Coventry - 21 £38,000 - 2
Cheshire -7 19 £30,000 -3.22% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 18 £26,250 -22.22% 1
Leeds -34 17 £26,750 -10.83% 7
Scotland +9 16 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Leicestershire +7 16 £32,500 +15.04% 1
Milton Keynes +5 15 £32,500 - 1
Hertfordshire -8 14 £35,000 +7.69% 1
North Yorkshire -1 13 £32,500 +4.00% 3
Tunbridge Wells +21 12 £35,000 +16.66%
Birmingham +11 12 £33,500 +11.66% 1

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 687 (47.35%) QA
2 545 (37.56%) SQL
3 483 (33.29%) Agile Software Development
4 470 (32.39%) Selenium
5 438 (30.19%) Automated Testing
6 436 (30.05%) ISEB
7 405 (27.91%) Finance
8 398 (27.43%) Test Scripting
9 350 (24.12%) Software Testing
10 319 (21.98%) Degree
11 294 (20.26%) C#
12 282 (19.43%) .NET
13 271 (18.68%) Scrum
14 255 (17.57%) Java
15 243 (16.75%) Windows
16 242 (16.68%) Test Automation
17 224 (15.44%) Automation Testing
18 222 (15.30%) ISTQB
19 205 (14.13%) Microsoft
19 205 (14.13%) QuickTest Pro
20 174 (11.99%) SQL Server
21 168 (11.58%) Regression Testing
22 158 (10.89%) XML
23 157 (10.82%) User Acceptance Testing
24 145 (9.99%) WebDriver
25 142 (9.79%) System Testing
25 142 (9.79%) TDD
26 138 (9.51%) JIRA
26 138 (9.51%) Computer Science
27 136 (9.37%) Integration Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (1.52%) Confluence
2 17 (1.17%) IIS
3 16 (1.10%) SharePoint
4 12 (0.83%) CMS
5 9 (0.62%) Apache
5 9 (0.62%) WorkSite
6 6 (0.41%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.28%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.14%) SAS
10 1 (0.069%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.069%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.069%) Drupal
10 1 (0.069%) Node.js
Applications
1 97 (6.69%) MS Excel
2 89 (6.13%) MS Office
3 6 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.21%) RoboHelp
4 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.21%) HiPortfolio
2 3 (0.21%) Exchequer
2 3 (0.21%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.069%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.069%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.069%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.069%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.10%) SaaS
2 5 (0.34%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.069%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.069%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.55%) Internet
2 26 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 11 (0.76%) LAN
4 9 (0.62%) Wireless
5 8 (0.55%) HTTP
6 6 (0.41%) Wireshark
6 6 (0.41%) Firewall
7 3 (0.21%) Intranet
7 3 (0.21%) Network Security
8 2 (0.14%) IMAP
9 1 (0.069%) DHCP
9 1 (0.069%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.069%) 3G
9 1 (0.069%) 2G
9 1 (0.069%) LTE
9 1 (0.069%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.17%) MySQL
3 28 (1.93%) Relational Database
4 20 (1.38%) Oracle Database
5 14 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (0.62%) DB2
8 9 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.34%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.14%) Big Data
10 2 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.069%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.069%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.069%) BusinessObjects XI
11 1 (0.069%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.069%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.069%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.069%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 470 (32.39%) Selenium
2 205 (14.13%) QuickTest Pro
3 145 (9.99%) WebDriver
4 138 (9.51%) JIRA
5 116 (7.99%) Cucumber
6 107 (7.37%) SoapUI
7 96 (6.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 84 (5.79%) Visual Studio
9 56 (3.86%) FitNesse
10 53 (3.65%) JUnit
11 50 (3.45%) JMeter
12 45 (3.10%) Jenkins
13 36 (2.48%) WATIR
14 34 (2.34%) Subversion
15 32 (2.21%) NUnit
16 30 (2.07%) Bugzilla
16 30 (2.07%) LoadRunner
17 29 (2.00%) TestNG
18 28 (1.93%) Hudson
18 28 (1.93%) SpecFlow
General
1 405 (27.91%) Finance
2 70 (4.82%) Retail
3 59 (4.07%) Banking
4 38 (2.62%) Telecoms
5 28 (1.93%) Law
6 27 (1.86%) Games
7 23 (1.59%) Automotive
8 22 (1.52%) Marketing
9 16 (1.10%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.96%) Front Office
11 11 (0.76%) Advertising
11 11 (0.76%) Retail Banking
12 10 (0.69%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.55%) Legal
14 4 (0.28%) Back Office
14 4 (0.28%) Publishing
15 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.14%) Polish Language
16 2 (0.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 613 (42.25%) Analyst
2 574 (39.56%) Test Analyst
3 477 (32.87%) Tester
4 231 (15.92%) Test Engineer
5 176 (12.13%) Software Tester
6 166 (11.44%) QA Engineer
7 131 (9.03%) QA Tester
8 122 (8.41%) QA Analyst
9 85 (5.86%) Senior Analyst
10 82 (5.65%) Senior Test Analyst
11 78 (5.38%) QA Test Analyst
12 68 (4.69%) Senior Tester
13 66 (4.55%) Software Engineer
14 62 (4.27%) Test Manager
15 48 (3.31%) Developer
16 47 (3.24%) Senior Test Engineer
17 46 (3.17%) Software Test Engineer
18 40 (2.76%) Test Leader
19 34 (2.34%) Junior
20 33 (2.27%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (19.43%) .NET
2 158 (10.89%) XML
3 98 (6.75%) SOAP
4 97 (6.69%) HTML
5 91 (6.27%) Web Services
6 53 (3.65%) CSS
7 47 (3.24%) .NET Framework
8 44 (3.03%) Gherkin
9 34 (2.34%) ASP.NET
10 31 (2.14%) RESTful
11 26 (1.79%) J2EE
12 19 (1.31%) HTML5
13 18 (1.24%) jQuery
14 17 (1.17%) WCF
15 16 (1.10%) REST
15 16 (1.10%) Middleware
16 15 (1.03%) JSON
17 13 (0.90%) XSLT
18 11 (0.76%) WinForms
18 11 (0.76%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 138 (9.51%) Computer Science
2 74 (5.10%) Mobile App
3 54 (3.72%) Mathematics
4 42 (2.89%) Client/Server
5 37 (2.55%) Derivative
6 29 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (1.86%) Life Science
8 23 (1.59%) Blackberry
9 21 (1.45%) Open Source
10 19 (1.31%) Chemistry
10 19 (1.31%) Biology
10 19 (1.31%) Statistics
11 17 (1.17%) AS400
12 16 (1.10%) Online Games
13 15 (1.03%) Physics
14 13 (0.90%) N-Tier
14 13 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 10 (0.69%) iPad
16 9 (0.62%) NHS
16 9 (0.62%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 243 (16.75%) Windows
2 115 (7.93%) UNIX
3 85 (5.86%) Linux
4 58 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 57 (3.93%) Android
6 32 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (1.45%) Windows Vista
7 21 (1.45%) Windows XP
7 21 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (1.24%) Mac OS X
9 14 (0.96%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
10 8 (0.55%) Solaris
11 6 (0.41%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.41%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.069%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 483 (33.29%) Agile Software Development
2 438 (30.19%) Automated Testing
3 398 (27.43%) Test Scripting
4 350 (24.12%) Software Testing
5 271 (18.68%) Scrum
6 242 (16.68%) Test Automation
7 224 (15.44%) Automation Testing
8 168 (11.58%) Regression Testing
9 157 (10.82%) User Acceptance Testing
10 142 (9.79%) System Testing
10 142 (9.79%) TDD
11 136 (9.37%) Integration Testing
12 104 (7.17%) BDD
13 96 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
14 89 (6.13%) Test Strategy
15 85 (5.86%) E-Commerce
16 84 (5.79%) Performance Testing
17 70 (4.82%) Test Management
18 68 (4.69%) OO
19 65 (4.48%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 545 (37.56%) SQL
2 294 (20.26%) C#
3 255 (17.57%) Java
4 108 (7.44%) JavaScript
5 86 (5.93%) Python
6 79 (5.44%) C++
7 70 (4.82%) Ruby
8 51 (3.51%) VBScript
9 44 (3.03%) VB
10 41 (2.83%) T-SQL
10 41 (2.83%) Perl
11 30 (2.07%) PHP
12 26 (1.79%) C
13 24 (1.65%) PL/SQL
14 11 (0.76%) Bash Shell
15 10 (0.69%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.69%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.48%) F#
17 6 (0.41%) XPath
18 5 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 436 (30.05%) ISEB
2 319 (21.98%) Degree
3 222 (15.30%) ISTQB
4 100 (6.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (1.31%) Security Cleared
6 10 (0.69%) SC Cleared
7 9 (0.62%) PhD
8 5 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.21%) HND
9 3 (0.21%) GIAC
9 3 (0.21%) CEH
9 3 (0.21%) AAT
9 3 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.21%) GPEN
9 3 (0.21%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 687 (47.35%) QA
2 8 (0.55%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.21%) SLA
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.069%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.41%) vSphere
3 2 (0.14%) Nmap
3 2 (0.14%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.069%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.069%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 132 (9.10%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.62%) SCCM
3 5 (0.34%) Nagios
3 5 (0.34%) Puppet
4 4 (0.28%) Opsview
4 4 (0.28%) Hyperic
5 3 (0.21%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.14%) Nessus
7 1 (0.069%) WMI
7 1 (0.069%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 205 (14.13%) Microsoft
2 103 (7.10%) Oracle
3 100 (6.89%) HP
4 24 (1.65%) Citrix
5 13 (0.90%) IBM
6 11 (0.76%) Altiris
7 9 (0.62%) Interwoven
8 8 (0.55%) VMware
9 7 (0.48%) Remedy
10 6 (0.41%) Facebook
10 6 (0.41%) Telerik
10 6 (0.41%) Cisco
11 5 (0.34%) SAP
12 4 (0.28%) JBoss
13 3 (0.21%) Cognos
13 3 (0.21%) Charles River
13 3 (0.21%) Sage
13 3 (0.21%) Apple
13 3 (0.21%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.21%) RedDot
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 46 minutes ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Gonnadoo
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
North London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus, 75% off train travel, final s
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £62000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago