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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 361 382 315
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -67
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 821 717 969
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.65% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.80% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 742 598 867
Average salary £35,000 £35,065 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.18% -6.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -

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
92095 89576 91817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.23% 81.81% 79.51%
Number of salaries quoted 75962 71840 78174
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +28 767 £36,500 - 76
London -18 233 £42,500 -0.58% 23
South East -7 122 £36,000 +10.76% 12
Yorkshire +21 118 £32,500 +3.17% 12
East of England +13 89 £38,500 +10.00% 10
North West +16 85 £32,500 +8.33% 6
West Yorkshire +2 72 £33,750 +7.14% 8
Manchester +8 49 £31,250 -3.84% 6
Leeds +13 45 £40,000 +33.33% 5
Cambridgeshire -1 41 £40,000 - 5
Surrey +11 40 £35,000 -6.66% 2
West Midlands -1 40 £32,750 +9.16% 6
City of London +31 39 £40,500 -10.00% 11
South West +15 39 £26,000 -13.33% 7
East Midlands +42 34 £35,000 +12.90% 2
Cambridge +1 34 £40,000 - 3
Hampshire -6 34 £42,500 +41.66% 2
Berkshire -2 30 £35,000 +7.69% 4
South Wales +18 26 £31,500 -10.16% 2
Wales +8 26 £31,500 -10.16% 2
Cheshire -1 26 £35,000 +26.12%
Bristol +18 24 £26,000 -22.38% 3
North Yorkshire +19 23 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Essex +11 23 £38,500 +18.46%
South Yorkshire -3 22 £27,500 -7.56% 1
Scotland +3 19 £35,000 -10.25% 3
Sheffield -3 18 £27,500 -7.56%
Winchester +20 17 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Reading -10 14 £36,250 +61.11% 2
Northamptonshire -11 14 £35,000 +27.27% 1

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 853 (47.60%) QA
2 851 (47.49%) Agile Software Development
3 779 (43.47%) Automated Testing
4 677 (37.78%) SQL
5 604 (33.71%) Selenium
6 531 (29.63%) ISEB
7 486 (27.12%) Test Scripting
8 450 (25.11%) Software Testing
9 445 (24.83%) Finance
10 343 (19.14%) Java
11 321 (17.91%) Test Automation
12 310 (17.30%) ISTQB
13 299 (16.69%) Degree
14 297 (16.57%) Windows
15 262 (14.62%) Automation Testing
15 262 (14.62%) C#
16 253 (14.12%) Scrum
17 251 (14.01%) .NET
18 238 (13.28%) Regression Testing
19 225 (12.56%) WebDriver
20 221 (12.33%) JIRA
21 214 (11.94%) User Acceptance Testing
22 194 (10.83%) QuickTest Pro
23 190 (10.60%) Microsoft
24 180 (10.04%) TDD
25 158 (8.82%) BDD
26 152 (8.48%) Performance Testing
27 150 (8.37%) HP Quality Center
28 149 (8.31%) Cucumber
29 147 (8.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 21 (1.17%) SharePoint
2 16 (0.89%) CMS
3 13 (0.73%) Confluence
4 12 (0.67%) WorkSite
5 11 (0.61%) IIS
6 6 (0.33%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.28%) Drupal
8 4 (0.22%) JBoss
8 4 (0.22%) Apache
9 3 (0.17%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.11%) SAS
11 1 (0.056%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.056%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.056%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.056%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.056%) Node.js
Applications
1 87 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 62 (3.46%) MS Office
3 9 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.22%) Mingle
6 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.056%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.056%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.17%) Summit
3 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.11%) Servitor
4 1 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.056%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.056%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.056%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.62%) SaaS
2 7 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.33%) Trello
4 5 (0.28%) PaaS
5 4 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.056%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.12%) Internet
2 22 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 16 (0.89%) HTTP
4 8 (0.45%) LAN
5 6 (0.33%) Firewall
6 4 (0.22%) IMAP
6 4 (0.22%) NAS
6 4 (0.22%) IPv4
6 4 (0.22%) IPv6
6 4 (0.22%) SAN
7 3 (0.17%) Intranet
7 3 (0.17%) DHCP
7 3 (0.17%) DNS
7 3 (0.17%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.11%) SSL
9 1 (0.056%) SNMP
9 1 (0.056%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.056%) POP3
9 1 (0.056%) SMTP
9 1 (0.056%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 48 (2.68%) Oracle Database
3 42 (2.34%) MySQL
4 41 (2.29%) Relational Database
5 24 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (0.89%) RDBMS
7 12 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
7 12 (0.67%) Big Data
8 9 (0.50%) BusinessObjects XI
8 9 (0.50%) Data Mining
9 7 (0.39%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.28%) DB2
11 5 (0.28%) Informix
12 4 (0.22%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.22%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.17%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 604 (33.71%) Selenium
2 225 (12.56%) WebDriver
3 221 (12.33%) JIRA
4 194 (10.83%) QuickTest Pro
5 149 (8.31%) Cucumber
6 103 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 100 (5.58%) JMeter
8 95 (5.30%) JUnit
9 90 (5.02%) SoapUI
10 71 (3.96%) Git (software)
11 68 (3.79%) Visual Studio
12 60 (3.35%) Jenkins
13 56 (3.13%) TestNG
14 53 (2.96%) FitNesse
15 52 (2.90%) Subversion
16 44 (2.46%) NUnit
17 37 (2.06%) WATIR
17 37 (2.06%) TeamCity
18 34 (1.90%) SpecFlow
19 32 (1.79%) Bugzilla
General
1 445 (24.83%) Finance
2 89 (4.97%) Retail
3 77 (4.30%) Banking
4 49 (2.73%) Telecoms
5 35 (1.95%) Marketing
6 34 (1.90%) Front Office
7 32 (1.79%) Games
8 30 (1.67%) Law
9 27 (1.51%) Retail Banking
10 20 (1.12%) Advertising
11 16 (0.89%) Back Office
12 12 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.56%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.50%) Legal
15 7 (0.39%) Automotive
15 7 (0.39%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.28%) Electronics
16 5 (0.28%) Publishing
17 4 (0.22%) Manufacturing
18 3 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 810 (45.20%) Analyst
2 742 (41.41%) Test Analyst
3 504 (28.13%) Tester
4 229 (12.78%) Software Tester
5 219 (12.22%) Test Engineer
6 171 (9.54%) QA Engineer
7 154 (8.59%) Senior Analyst
8 141 (7.87%) Senior Test Analyst
9 123 (6.86%) QA Analyst
10 115 (6.42%) QA Tester
11 100 (5.58%) Software Test Analyst
12 97 (5.41%) Test Leader
12 97 (5.41%) Senior Tester
13 91 (5.08%) Software Engineer
14 67 (3.74%) Test Manager
15 65 (3.63%) Team Leader
16 63 (3.52%) Software Test Engineer
17 59 (3.29%) QA Test Analyst
18 56 (3.13%) Test Team Leader
19 52 (2.90%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (14.01%) .NET
2 128 (7.14%) Web Services
3 120 (6.70%) XML
4 115 (6.42%) HTML
5 69 (3.85%) SOAP
6 60 (3.35%) CSS
7 34 (1.90%) REST
8 29 (1.62%) Gherkin
9 26 (1.45%) ASP.NET
10 25 (1.40%) RESTful
11 24 (1.34%) HTML5
11 24 (1.34%) J2EE
11 24 (1.34%) .NET Framework
12 13 (0.73%) jQuery
13 11 (0.61%) WPF
13 11 (0.61%) LAMP
14 10 (0.56%) Velocity
14 10 (0.56%) WCF
15 9 (0.50%) Middleware
16 8 (0.45%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 103 (5.75%) Computer Science
2 100 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (4.46%) Mobile App
4 71 (3.96%) Open Source
5 61 (3.40%) Client/Server
6 52 (2.90%) Mathematics
7 44 (2.46%) N-Tier
8 34 (1.90%) Life Science
9 28 (1.56%) User Experience
10 27 (1.51%) Credit Risk
11 20 (1.12%) iPhone
11 20 (1.12%) Physics
11 20 (1.12%) Derivative
12 19 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (1.00%) iPad
13 18 (1.00%) Visualisation
13 18 (1.00%) Chemistry
13 18 (1.00%) Biology
14 15 (0.84%) Management Information System
15 14 (0.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 297 (16.57%) Windows
2 131 (7.31%) Linux
3 128 (7.14%) UNIX
4 68 (3.79%) Android
5 67 (3.74%) Apple iOS
6 17 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (0.89%) Windows 7
8 14 (0.78%) Solaris
8 14 (0.78%) Mac OS X
9 11 (0.61%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
11 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.22%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.22%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.11%) CentOS
14 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.056%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.056%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 851 (47.49%) Agile Software Development
2 779 (43.47%) Automated Testing
3 486 (27.12%) Test Scripting
4 450 (25.11%) Software Testing
5 321 (17.91%) Test Automation
6 262 (14.62%) Automation Testing
7 253 (14.12%) Scrum
8 238 (13.28%) Regression Testing
9 214 (11.94%) User Acceptance Testing
10 180 (10.04%) TDD
11 158 (8.82%) BDD
12 152 (8.48%) Performance Testing
13 136 (7.59%) Test Strategy
14 135 (7.53%) Integration Testing
15 134 (7.48%) System Testing
16 129 (7.20%) Test Management
17 123 (6.86%) Mentoring
18 120 (6.70%) Continuous Integration
19 104 (5.80%) E-Commerce
20 85 (4.74%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 677 (37.78%) SQL
2 343 (19.14%) Java
3 262 (14.62%) C#
4 115 (6.42%) Python
5 104 (5.80%) JavaScript
6 82 (4.58%) C++
7 68 (3.79%) Ruby
8 56 (3.13%) Perl
9 50 (2.79%) VBScript
10 46 (2.57%) PHP
11 39 (2.18%) C
12 32 (1.79%) VB
13 30 (1.67%) T-SQL
14 25 (1.40%) Shell Script
15 24 (1.34%) PL/SQL
16 16 (0.89%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.61%) Scala
18 10 (0.56%) PowerShell
19 9 (0.50%) Bash Shell
20 7 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 531 (29.63%) ISEB
2 310 (17.30%) ISTQB
3 299 (16.69%) Degree
4 147 (8.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (0.73%) Security Cleared
6 7 (0.39%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (0.28%) PhD
9 3 (0.17%) CEH
9 3 (0.17%) GPEN
9 3 (0.17%) OSCP
9 3 (0.17%) GIAC
10 1 (0.056%) AAT
10 1 (0.056%) HND
10 1 (0.056%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 853 (47.60%) QA
2 8 (0.45%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.11%) GAAP
7 1 (0.056%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.39%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.28%) vSphere
4 4 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.17%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.17%) Firmware
6 2 (0.11%) Nmap
7 1 (0.056%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 150 (8.37%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.50%) SCCM
3 7 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.28%) Puppet
4 5 (0.28%) Nagios
5 3 (0.17%) Hyperic
5 3 (0.17%) Opsview
5 3 (0.17%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.11%) Nessus
7 1 (0.056%) WMI
7 1 (0.056%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 190 (10.60%) Microsoft
2 119 (6.64%) Oracle
3 90 (5.02%) HP
4 18 (1.00%) VMware
5 17 (0.95%) SAP
6 12 (0.67%) Interwoven
6 12 (0.67%) Remedy
7 11 (0.61%) IBM
7 11 (0.61%) Citrix
8 9 (0.50%) Altiris
8 9 (0.50%) Google
9 7 (0.39%) Zend
9 7 (0.39%) hybris
9 7 (0.39%) Intershop
9 7 (0.39%) ATG
9 7 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (0.39%) Demandware
10 6 (0.33%) MathWorks
10 6 (0.33%) Informatica
10 6 (0.33%) Atlassian
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Annual Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + standard big company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Triple Seven
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £19,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, Swindon
House of Fraser
Salary: £40,000 - £49,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, Sussex
Picture More Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago