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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 354 409 385
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -24
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 860 743 787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.71% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.83% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 774 666 627
Average salary £37,500 £35,625 £36,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -3.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average 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
87040 89452 89596
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 86.82% 85.23% 84.88%
Number of salaries quoted 72221 73471 71288
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 13 February 2016 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 13 February 2016. 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 +39 785 £37,600 +3.01% 112
London +54 286 £45,000 +2.85% 48
South East +74 186 £37,700 +6.95% 16
East of England +15 77 £40,000 +14.28% 12
North West +40 67 £33,500 +1.51% 13
Yorkshire -32 60 £32,500 -7.14% 12
West Midlands -8 52 £39,000 +17.29% 2
Surrey +34 45 £35,000 -6.66% 6
Scotland +25 43 £35,000 +12.90% 5
Berkshire +21 42 £56,250 +40.62% 2
City of London +46 41 £50,000 +5.26% 11
West Yorkshire -15 41 £34,500 -3.49% 5
Manchester +13 37 £35,500 +1.42% 8
Leeds -2 33 £34,500 -13.75% 5
Hertfordshire +27 32 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Cambridgeshire -3 31 £38,500 -3.75% 5
Glasgow +7 30 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Cambridge 0 30 £38,500 -3.75% 4
South West -13 29 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Hampshire +26 25 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Wales +11 25 £34,000 +7.93% 1
Edinburgh +29 23 £35,000 +7.69% 2
West Sussex +15 23 £32,500 +8.33% 2
East Midlands -6 21 £37,500 +10.29% 5
Coventry +8 19 £40,000 +23.07%
Cheshire +36 18 £30,000 +9.09% 2
South Wales -4 18 £37,250 +16.40% 1
Bristol -8 18 £32,500 -13.33%
Kent +18 17 £31,000 +21.56%
Birmingham +7 17 £37,500 +25.00% 1

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1033 (59.61%) Agile Software Development
2 884 (51.01%) QA
3 787 (45.41%) Automated Testing
4 679 (39.18%) Selenium
5 510 (29.43%) SQL
6 492 (28.39%) Software Testing
7 473 (27.29%) Test Scripting
8 464 (26.77%) ISEB
9 438 (25.27%) Test Automation
10 426 (24.58%) Java
11 386 (22.27%) C#
12 372 (21.47%) ISTQB
13 367 (21.18%) Finance
14 344 (19.85%) Scrum
15 321 (18.52%) Automation Testing
16 320 (18.47%) SDLC
17 301 (17.37%) .NET
18 296 (17.08%) Functional Testing
19 287 (16.56%) Degree
20 280 (16.16%) JIRA
21 254 (14.66%) TDD
21 254 (14.66%) User Acceptance Testing
22 242 (13.96%) Web Services
23 241 (13.91%) WebDriver
24 237 (13.68%) Regression Testing
25 233 (13.44%) BDD
26 232 (13.39%) Windows
27 225 (12.98%) Microsoft
28 219 (12.64%) SQL Server
28 219 (12.64%) Test Strategy

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 35 (2.02%) IIS
2 29 (1.67%) Confluence
3 22 (1.27%) ColdFusion
4 21 (1.21%) CMS
5 15 (0.87%) SharePoint
5 15 (0.87%) WebLogic
6 9 (0.52%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.52%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.40%) Jetty
7 7 (0.40%) NServiceBus
8 6 (0.35%) Drupal
9 3 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.12%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.058%) Apache
11 1 (0.058%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.058%) JBoss
11 1 (0.058%) Liferay
11 1 (0.058%) Node.js
11 1 (0.058%) WordPress
Applications
1 111 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 35 (2.02%) MS Office
3 10 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.40%) MS Project
5 6 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.23%) Mingle
7 2 (0.12%) HipChat
8 1 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.058%) Maya
8 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
2 8 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
5 5 (0.29%) Magento
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.12%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.058%) BASE24
8 1 (0.058%) CSG Singleview
8 1 (0.058%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 33 (1.90%) SaaS
2 18 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.40%) PaaS
4 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.17%) Office 365
6 2 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.12%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.12%) Trello
7 1 (0.058%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.33%) Internet
2 16 (0.92%) PuTTY
3 15 (0.87%) Wireshark
4 14 (0.81%) Network Security
5 11 (0.63%) HTTP
5 11 (0.63%) SSH
5 11 (0.63%) Telnet
6 6 (0.35%) ASN.1
6 6 (0.35%) CTI
6 6 (0.35%) Extranet
6 6 (0.35%) Intranet
6 6 (0.35%) WinSCP
7 5 (0.29%) VoIP
8 4 (0.23%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.23%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.12%) GSM
9 2 (0.12%) MVNO
9 2 (0.12%) PSTN
9 2 (0.12%) SSL
10 1 (0.058%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 51 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 35 (2.02%) Oracle Database
4 32 (1.85%) MySQL
5 27 (1.56%) Big Data
6 11 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (0.58%) MongoDB
8 8 (0.46%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.40%) Data Mining
9 7 (0.40%) DB2
9 7 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.17%) HBase
13 3 (0.17%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.058%) Oracle8/8i Database
14 1 (0.058%) SAP BW
14 1 (0.058%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 679 (39.18%) Selenium
2 280 (16.16%) JIRA
3 241 (13.91%) WebDriver
4 202 (11.66%) Cucumber
5 189 (10.91%) HP UFT
6 173 (9.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 121 (6.98%) Visual Studio
8 108 (6.23%) Git (software)
9 107 (6.17%) SoapUI
10 106 (6.12%) Jenkins
11 105 (6.06%) JUnit
12 104 (6.00%) JMeter
13 87 (5.02%) NUnit
14 82 (4.73%) SpecFlow
15 65 (3.75%) Appium
16 43 (2.48%) Subversion
17 39 (2.25%) WATIR
18 36 (2.08%) Bugzilla
19 34 (1.96%) TestNG
20 28 (1.62%) TeamCity
General
1 367 (21.18%) Finance
2 57 (3.29%) Telecoms
3 54 (3.12%) Banking
4 53 (3.06%) Retail
5 37 (2.14%) Marketing
6 27 (1.56%) Games
7 24 (1.38%) Electronics
8 18 (1.04%) Advertising
9 17 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 16 (0.92%) Automotive
10 16 (0.92%) Legal
11 15 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
12 13 (0.75%) Billing
12 13 (0.75%) Law
12 13 (0.75%) Publishing
13 12 (0.69%) Manufacturing
14 11 (0.63%) Back Office
15 8 (0.46%) Front Office
15 8 (0.46%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.17%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 731 (42.18%) Analyst
2 670 (38.66%) Test Analyst
3 491 (28.33%) Tester
4 274 (15.81%) QA Engineer
5 268 (15.46%) Test Engineer
6 199 (11.48%) QA Analyst
7 197 (11.37%) Software Tester
8 189 (10.91%) QA Tester
9 161 (9.29%) QA Test Analyst
10 130 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
11 127 (7.33%) Senior Test Analyst
12 113 (6.52%) Manual Test Analyst
13 107 (6.17%) QA Test Engineer
14 96 (5.54%) Developer
15 93 (5.37%) Software Analyst
16 91 (5.25%) Test Leader
17 89 (5.14%) Automation Engineer
18 84 (4.85%) Software Test Analyst
19 82 (4.73%) Automation Analyst
20 79 (4.56%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (17.37%) .NET
2 242 (13.96%) Web Services
3 112 (6.46%) HTML
4 101 (5.83%) XML
5 86 (4.96%) ASP.NET
6 63 (3.64%) CSS
7 61 (3.52%) SOAP
8 58 (3.35%) .NET Framework
8 58 (3.35%) Gherkin
9 53 (3.06%) REST
10 49 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 38 (2.19%) RESTful
12 36 (2.08%) HTML5
13 34 (1.96%) Entity Framework
14 29 (1.67%) JSON
14 29 (1.67%) WCF
15 28 (1.62%) AngularJS
16 20 (1.15%) Ajax
17 18 (1.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 17 (0.98%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 172 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 135 (7.79%) Computer Science
3 77 (4.44%) Mobile App
4 41 (2.37%) Client/Server
5 38 (2.19%) iPad
6 36 (2.08%) N-Tier
7 31 (1.79%) Mathematics
8 29 (1.67%) iPhone
9 21 (1.21%) User Experience
10 18 (1.04%) Driving Licence
11 16 (0.92%) AS400
12 15 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (0.87%) Wiki
13 14 (0.81%) iSeries
14 13 (0.75%) Mainframe
15 11 (0.63%) Chemistry
15 11 (0.63%) Replication
16 10 (0.58%) Semantic Web
17 9 (0.52%) Inversion of Control
18 8 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 232 (13.39%) Windows
2 106 (6.12%) Linux
3 85 (4.90%) Unix
4 81 (4.67%) Apple iOS
5 80 (4.62%) Android
6 37 (2.14%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.58%) Windows 8
9 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.40%) Windows Vista
9 7 (0.40%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.35%) Kali Linux
11 5 (0.29%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.17%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.12%) Solaris
14 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.058%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1033 (59.61%) Agile Software Development
2 787 (45.41%) Automated Testing
3 492 (28.39%) Software Testing
4 473 (27.29%) Test Scripting
5 438 (25.27%) Test Automation
6 344 (19.85%) Scrum
7 321 (18.52%) Automation Testing
8 320 (18.47%) SDLC
9 296 (17.08%) Functional Testing
10 254 (14.66%) TDD
10 254 (14.66%) User Acceptance Testing
11 237 (13.68%) Regression Testing
12 233 (13.44%) BDD
13 219 (12.64%) Test Strategy
14 181 (10.44%) Performance Testing
15 165 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
16 163 (9.41%) Waterfall
17 133 (7.67%) E-Commerce
18 112 (6.46%) Test Management
19 110 (6.35%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 510 (29.43%) SQL
2 426 (24.58%) Java
3 386 (22.27%) C#
4 117 (6.75%) JavaScript
5 88 (5.08%) Python
6 69 (3.98%) Ruby
7 62 (3.58%) PHP
8 33 (1.90%) PL/SQL
9 26 (1.50%) C++
10 24 (1.38%) Perl
11 23 (1.33%) Scala
12 22 (1.27%) C
13 20 (1.15%) T-SQL
14 19 (1.10%) Groovy
15 18 (1.04%) VB
16 13 (0.75%) VBA
17 12 (0.69%) VBScript
18 7 (0.40%) COBOL
18 7 (0.40%) Shell Script
19 6 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 464 (26.77%) ISEB
2 372 (21.47%) ISTQB
3 287 (16.56%) Degree
4 105 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 29 (1.67%) Security Cleared
6 18 (1.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 13 (0.75%) SC Cleared
8 7 (0.40%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.35%) CISSP
9 6 (0.35%) SANS
10 5 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (0.29%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.17%) CEH
12 2 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.12%) CITP
13 1 (0.058%) CCFP
13 1 (0.058%) CREST Certified
13 1 (0.058%) HP AIS
13 1 (0.058%) SSCP
13 1 (0.058%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 884 (51.01%) QA
2 15 (0.87%) ISO 9001
3 13 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
3 13 (0.75%) SLA
4 6 (0.35%) PA-DSS
5 5 (0.29%) GCP
5 5 (0.29%) SDET
6 4 (0.23%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.23%) TickIT
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.12%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.058%) EMIR
8 1 (0.058%) HL7
8 1 (0.058%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.058%) MiFID
System Software
1 10 (0.58%) Hyper-V
2 6 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.29%) XenApp
3 5 (0.29%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.17%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.12%) Firmware
5 2 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 183 (10.56%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.58%) SCCM
3 6 (0.35%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.058%) Nagios
4 1 (0.058%) Nessus
4 1 (0.058%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.058%) Puppet
4 1 (0.058%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.058%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 225 (12.98%) Microsoft
2 153 (8.83%) HP
2 153 (8.83%) Oracle
3 44 (2.54%) SAP
4 17 (0.98%) Atlassian
4 17 (0.98%) IBM
5 13 (0.75%) TOWER Software
6 11 (0.63%) MKS
6 11 (0.63%) Rally
6 11 (0.63%) VMware
7 8 (0.46%) Pega
7 8 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (0.46%) Twitter
8 7 (0.40%) ATG
8 7 (0.40%) Cegedim Rx
8 7 (0.40%) Citrix
9 6 (0.35%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.29%) hybris
11 3 (0.17%) Facebook
11 3 (0.17%) Tableau
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 - £31000 per annum + Excellent benefits + 25 days hol
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bupa+Pension,etc.
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + 23 days holidays + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Wiser Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Be-IT Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Cube Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: Yesterday
Chichester, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £15000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
euro car parts
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Qualserv
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum plus bonus and pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Tui
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Salary: From £30,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Playtech
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Oscar
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-42k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Fraedom
Salary: Competitive salary and other additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 50k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago