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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 334 385 344
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -41
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 953 658 860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.62% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.76% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 862 593 752
Average salary £35,000 £35,065 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.18% +0.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,293 £25,100 £26,350
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%

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
93409 86961 92486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.00% 81.30% 79.03%
Number of salaries quoted 74709 71382 77947
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £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 30 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 30 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 +55 887 £35,000 -6.66% 101
London +4 287 £45,000 - 31
South East +64 217 £35,000 +7.69% 24
Yorkshire +17 92 £32,500 +11.11% 8
Surrey +63 87 £33,750 -3.57% 6
East of England +19 79 £34,000 +4.61% 11
North West +19 77 £30,250 +14.15% 9
City of London +36 74 £38,000 -20.00% 3
South West -4 58 £30,000 - 14
Cambridgeshire +29 54 £34,000 -2.85% 8
West Yorkshire -6 51 £32,500 +17.11% 6
Hampshire +11 48 £40,500 +37.28% 6
Cambridge +35 47 £32,500 +4.83% 7
West Midlands +3 46 £33,500 +11.66% 4
Scotland +16 43 £35,000 +16.66% 2
East Midlands -6 38 £32,500 -
Manchester +16 37 £45,000 +68.22% 3
Cheshire +14 36 £30,000 +15.38% 5
Leeds -3 34 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Berkshire +6 28 £41,500 +18.57% 5
North Yorkshire -3 27 £32,500 +14.03%
Harrogate +9 23 £32,500 -20.73%
Winchester - 22 £42,500 - 2
Bristol -13 21 £32,500 +4.00% 4
Reading +7 18 £41,500 +84.44%
Leicestershire +13 16 £35,000 -
Glasgow +4 16 £32,750 +9.16%
Coventry +3 16 £31,500 -21.25% 1
Edinburgh -1 16 £34,000 +41.66%
Brighton -22 15 £35,000 -9.67% 1

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 931 (49.49%) Agile Software Development
2 902 (47.95%) QA
3 839 (44.60%) Automated Testing
4 758 (40.30%) SQL
5 628 (33.39%) Selenium
6 583 (30.99%) ISEB
7 534 (28.39%) Test Scripting
8 500 (26.58%) Software Testing
9 473 (25.15%) Finance
10 380 (20.20%) Degree
11 337 (17.92%) Java
12 324 (17.22%) ISTQB
13 320 (17.01%) .NET
14 315 (16.75%) C#
15 308 (16.37%) Windows
15 308 (16.37%) Scrum
16 291 (15.47%) Test Automation
17 285 (15.15%) Regression Testing
18 273 (14.51%) Automation Testing
19 251 (13.34%) QuickTest Pro
20 230 (12.23%) Microsoft
21 219 (11.64%) JIRA
22 218 (11.59%) WebDriver
23 209 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
23 209 (11.11%) SQL Server
24 175 (9.30%) System Testing
25 170 (9.04%) TDD
25 170 (9.04%) HP Quality Center
26 153 (8.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
27 151 (8.03%) Integration Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 23 (1.22%) Confluence
2 22 (1.17%) SharePoint
3 15 (0.80%) 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
7 5 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.21%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.16%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.16%) SAS
9 3 (0.16%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.053%) Node.js
10 1 (0.053%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.053%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 112 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 93 (4.94%) MS Office
3 16 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.11%) RoboHelp
6 2 (0.11%) MS Project
7 1 (0.053%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.16%) Exchequer
2 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.11%) HiPortfolio
3 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.11%) Servitor
3 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.053%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.053%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.053%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.053%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.65%) SaaS
2 5 (0.27%) Basecamp
3 4 (0.21%) Rackspace Cloud
4 3 (0.16%) Trello
5 1 (0.053%) Office 365
5 1 (0.053%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.13%) Internet
2 31 (1.65%) TCP/IP
3 19 (1.01%) HTTP
4 13 (0.69%) LAN
5 8 (0.43%) 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%) DHCP
10 2 (0.11%) 3GPP
10 2 (0.11%) DNS
10 2 (0.11%) X.509
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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 54 (2.87%) MySQL
3 51 (2.71%) Oracle Database
4 38 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 20 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.37%) BusinessObjects XI
9 6 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.27%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.27%) Big Data
11 4 (0.21%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.21%) DB2
11 4 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.16%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.11%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.053%) BODI
Development Applications
1 628 (33.39%) Selenium
2 251 (13.34%) QuickTest Pro
3 219 (11.64%) JIRA
4 218 (11.59%) WebDriver
5 127 (6.75%) Cucumber
6 101 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 97 (5.16%) SoapUI
8 85 (4.52%) Visual Studio
9 82 (4.36%) JMeter
10 80 (4.25%) JUnit
11 78 (4.15%) Subversion
12 66 (3.51%) Jenkins
13 62 (3.30%) Git (software)
14 56 (2.98%) FitNesse
15 46 (2.45%) TeamCity
15 46 (2.45%) SpecFlow
16 42 (2.23%) WATIR
17 40 (2.13%) TestNG
18 39 (2.07%) NUnit
19 38 (2.02%) LoadRunner
General
1 473 (25.15%) Finance
2 81 (4.31%) Retail
3 67 (3.56%) Banking
4 55 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 42 (2.23%) Marketing
6 31 (1.65%) Games
6 31 (1.65%) Law
7 27 (1.44%) Front Office
8 18 (0.96%) Retail Banking
9 16 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.80%) Advertising
11 14 (0.74%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.69%) Automotive
13 11 (0.58%) Back Office
13 11 (0.58%) Legal
14 4 (0.21%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.21%) Publishing
14 4 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.16%) Electronics
15 3 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 798 (42.42%) Analyst
2 735 (39.07%) Test Analyst
3 633 (33.65%) Tester
4 258 (13.72%) Software Tester
4 258 (13.72%) Test Engineer
5 211 (11.22%) QA Engineer
6 163 (8.67%) QA Tester
7 143 (7.60%) QA Analyst
8 137 (7.28%) Senior Analyst
9 122 (6.49%) Senior Test Analyst
10 114 (6.06%) Senior Tester
11 99 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
12 75 (3.99%) Software Engineer
13 74 (3.93%) Test Manager
14 68 (3.62%) QA Test Analyst
15 67 (3.56%) Test Leader
16 55 (2.92%) Software Test Engineer
17 52 (2.76%) Team Leader
18 48 (2.55%) Senior Software Tester
19 46 (2.45%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (17.01%) .NET
2 147 (7.81%) XML
3 123 (6.54%) HTML
4 117 (6.22%) Web Services
5 77 (4.09%) SOAP
6 65 (3.46%) CSS
7 41 (2.18%) ASP.NET
8 40 (2.13%) Gherkin
9 36 (1.91%) .NET Framework
10 34 (1.81%) J2EE
11 31 (1.65%) RESTful
12 23 (1.22%) HTML5
13 17 (0.90%) jQuery
14 16 (0.85%) WCF
15 12 (0.64%) LINQ
15 12 (0.64%) REST
16 11 (0.58%) WinForms
17 10 (0.53%) Middleware
17 10 (0.53%) Ajax
18 9 (0.48%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 142 (7.55%) Computer Science
2 114 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (4.68%) Mobile App
4 81 (4.31%) Mathematics
5 50 (2.66%) Client/Server
6 49 (2.60%) Open Source
7 48 (2.55%) Life Science
8 38 (2.02%) Derivative
9 34 (1.81%) User Experience
10 32 (1.70%) Physics
11 31 (1.65%) Chemistry
11 31 (1.65%) Biology
12 30 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
13 25 (1.33%) Statistics
14 23 (1.22%) N-Tier
15 21 (1.12%) Visualisation
16 15 (0.80%) Credit Risk
16 15 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 13 (0.69%) iPad
18 12 (0.64%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 308 (16.37%) Windows
2 129 (6.86%) UNIX
3 118 (6.27%) Linux
4 59 (3.14%) Apple iOS
5 58 (3.08%) Android
6 41 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (1.22%) Windows Vista
7 23 (1.22%) Windows XP
8 21 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (1.06%) Mac OS X
10 18 (0.96%) Windows 7
11 16 (0.85%) Solaris
12 7 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
12 7 (0.37%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.16%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.053%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 931 (49.49%) Agile Software Development
2 839 (44.60%) Automated Testing
3 534 (28.39%) Test Scripting
4 500 (26.58%) Software Testing
5 308 (16.37%) Scrum
6 291 (15.47%) Test Automation
7 285 (15.15%) Regression Testing
8 273 (14.51%) Automation Testing
9 209 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 175 (9.30%) System Testing
11 170 (9.04%) TDD
12 151 (8.03%) Integration Testing
13 148 (7.87%) Performance Testing
14 133 (7.07%) BDD
15 124 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
16 119 (6.33%) Test Strategy
17 114 (6.06%) Test Management
18 109 (5.79%) E-Commerce
19 105 (5.58%) Mentoring
20 83 (4.41%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 758 (40.30%) SQL
2 337 (17.92%) Java
3 315 (16.75%) C#
4 130 (6.91%) JavaScript
5 118 (6.27%) Python
6 79 (4.20%) C++
7 75 (3.99%) Ruby
8 73 (3.88%) VBScript
9 54 (2.87%) Perl
10 52 (2.76%) PHP
11 46 (2.45%) VB
12 37 (1.97%) T-SQL
13 36 (1.91%) PL/SQL
14 29 (1.54%) C
15 21 (1.12%) Shell Script
16 17 (0.90%) VB.NET
17 12 (0.64%) VBA
18 9 (0.48%) Scala
19 7 (0.37%) Bash Shell
20 6 (0.32%) F#
Qualifications
1 583 (30.99%) ISEB
2 380 (20.20%) Degree
3 324 (17.22%) ISTQB
4 153 (8.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (0.96%) Security Cleared
6 9 (0.48%) PhD
6 9 (0.48%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.16%) HND
7 3 (0.16%) GIAC
7 3 (0.16%) CEH
7 3 (0.16%) GPEN
7 3 (0.16%) OSCP
7 3 (0.16%) AAT
8 1 (0.053%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 902 (47.95%) QA
2 9 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.11%) SLA
4 2 (0.11%) GAAP
5 1 (0.053%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.32%) Hyper-V
2 6 (0.32%) vSphere
3 4 (0.21%) Nmap
4 3 (0.16%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.16%) Firmware
5 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 170 (9.04%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.53%) SCCM
3 7 (0.37%) 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
1 230 (12.23%) Microsoft
2 141 (7.50%) Oracle
3 108 (5.74%) HP
4 26 (1.38%) Citrix
5 18 (0.96%) VMware
6 16 (0.85%) SAP
7 15 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (0.74%) Altiris
8 14 (0.74%) IBM
9 13 (0.69%) Cerillion
10 12 (0.64%) Interwoven
11 10 (0.53%) Atlassian
12 9 (0.48%) Telerik
13 7 (0.37%) Remedy
14 6 (0.32%) Cisco
15 5 (0.27%) MathWorks
15 5 (0.27%) Google
15 5 (0.27%) Zend
16 4 (0.21%) Red Gate
17 3 (0.16%) EPiServer
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
North West London
asos
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum - Benefits Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 - Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £highly competitive + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £1 per annum + good salary & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Colston Consulting
Salary: £37.5k - 42.5k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £35k - 42k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Bonus + Healthcare + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago