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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 346 336 331
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 882 970 855
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 0.80% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.98% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 771 816 752
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +0.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,400 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%

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
92198 99056 90547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.20% 82.02% 80.15%
Number of salaries quoted 74623 79502 74331
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 17 April 2015 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 17 April 2015. 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 -18 829 £36,500 -2.66% 91
London -61 299 £45,000 +5.88% 39
South East +9 169 £37,500 +15.38% 11
Yorkshire +3 84 £35,000 +4.47% 7
North West +36 83 £32,500 +8.33% 12
City of London +2 63 £45,000 - 17
East of England -9 62 £38,250 +5.51% 8
Manchester +28 55 £33,000 +10.00% 6
West Midlands -9 49 £35,000 +16.66% 4
South West -9 43 £32,500 -23.52% 4
West Yorkshire -14 41 £35,000 +5.26% 4
Cambridgeshire -23 38 £46,250 +21.71% 5
Hampshire +19 37 £33,750 +3.84% 1
Surrey +14 35 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Cambridge -21 34 £47,500 +25.00% 4
East Midlands +26 33 £35,000 +3.70% 6
Scotland +20 30 £35,250 +15.57% 9
Leeds -20 30 £35,000 +4.47% 3
East Sussex -1 28 £50,000 +56.25%
Brighton -3 23 £52,500 +64.06%
Bristol -2 21 £32,500 -27.77% 2
North Yorkshire +34 19 £28,000 -16.41% 1
Nottinghamshire +19 19 £41,674 +28.22% 4
Nottingham +15 19 £41,674 +28.22% 4
Stockport +20 18 £35,750 +19.16% 2
Oxfordshire +15 18 £42,500 +30.76% 3
South Yorkshire +8 18 £33,750 - 2
Cheshire +8 17 £32,500 - 3
Edinburgh +4 16 £38,000 +21.60% 2
West Sussex +15 15 £29,000 -0.85% 1

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 932 (56.79%) Agile Software Development
2 837 (51.01%) QA
3 746 (45.46%) Automated Testing
4 610 (37.17%) Selenium
5 509 (31.02%) SQL
6 472 (28.76%) Test Scripting
7 466 (28.40%) ISEB
8 399 (24.31%) Software Testing
9 392 (23.89%) Finance
10 381 (23.22%) Java
11 329 (20.05%) Test Automation
12 289 (17.61%) ISTQB
13 281 (17.12%) .NET
14 268 (16.33%) C#
15 249 (15.17%) Degree
16 243 (14.81%) TDD
16 243 (14.81%) Windows
17 241 (14.69%) Regression Testing
18 240 (14.63%) Scrum
19 226 (13.77%) WebDriver
20 225 (13.71%) BDD
21 219 (13.35%) Automation Testing
21 219 (13.35%) User Acceptance Testing
22 217 (13.22%) Cucumber
23 203 (12.37%) JIRA
24 179 (10.91%) Microsoft
25 157 (9.57%) Performance Testing
26 150 (9.14%) HTML
27 149 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
28 145 (8.84%) Test Strategy

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 25 (1.52%) Confluence
2 19 (1.16%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.55%) IIS
4 6 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.18%) Node.js
5 3 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.061%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.061%) CMS
6 1 (0.061%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.061%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.061%) WorkSite
6 1 (0.061%) Drupal
6 1 (0.061%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.061%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.061%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.061%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 88 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.71%) MS Office
3 8 (0.49%) MS Project
4 7 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.37%) Mingle
6 5 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.061%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.18%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.18%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.18%) Summit
3 3 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.12%) Exchequer
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.061%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.061%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.061%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.061%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.061%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.71%) SaaS
2 20 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.49%) Rackspace Cloud
4 7 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.24%) PaaS
6 2 (0.12%) Trello
7 1 (0.061%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.061%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.061%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.07%) Internet
2 21 (1.28%) HTTP
3 11 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.24%) Firewall
4 4 (0.24%) Wireless
5 3 (0.18%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.18%) DNS
6 2 (0.12%) Extranet
6 2 (0.12%) DSL
6 2 (0.12%) SSL
6 2 (0.12%) IPv4
6 2 (0.12%) IPv6
6 2 (0.12%) SAN
6 2 (0.12%) Intranet
6 2 (0.12%) Network Security
6 2 (0.12%) NAS
7 1 (0.061%) Skype
7 1 (0.061%) TETRA
7 1 (0.061%) SSH
7 1 (0.061%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.01%) Relational Database
3 24 (1.46%) Big Data
3 24 (1.46%) MySQL
4 22 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (1.10%) RDBMS
6 15 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (0.91%) Oracle Database
7 13 (0.79%) Hadoop
7 13 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (0.73%) DB2
9 10 (0.61%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.37%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.37%) Apache Hive
10 6 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.24%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.24%) Informix
12 4 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.18%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 610 (37.17%) Selenium
2 226 (13.77%) WebDriver
3 217 (13.22%) Cucumber
4 203 (12.37%) JIRA
5 131 (7.98%) QuickTest Pro
6 107 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 80 (4.88%) JMeter
8 72 (4.39%) JUnit
9 64 (3.90%) SoapUI
10 56 (3.41%) Jenkins
11 54 (3.29%) Visual Studio
12 53 (3.23%) Git (software)
13 52 (3.17%) SpecFlow
14 49 (2.99%) TestNG
15 38 (2.32%) LoadRunner
16 36 (2.19%) TeamCity
17 35 (2.13%) NUnit
17 35 (2.13%) Appium
18 32 (1.95%) Bugzilla
19 25 (1.52%) FitNesse
General
1 392 (23.89%) Finance
2 71 (4.33%) Banking
2 71 (4.33%) Retail
3 46 (2.80%) Telecoms
3 46 (2.80%) Games
4 23 (1.40%) Marketing
4 23 (1.40%) Advertising
5 15 (0.91%) Back Office
6 12 (0.73%) Retail Banking
6 12 (0.73%) Investment Banking
7 11 (0.67%) Front Office
7 11 (0.67%) Legal
7 11 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.49%) Law
8 8 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.43%) Electronics
10 6 (0.37%) Automotive
11 4 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.18%) Publishing
12 3 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 706 (43.02%) Analyst
2 616 (37.54%) Test Analyst
3 523 (31.87%) Tester
4 227 (13.83%) Software Tester
5 183 (11.15%) QA Engineer
6 160 (9.75%) Test Engineer
7 139 (8.47%) QA Analyst
8 109 (6.64%) Senior Analyst
9 98 (5.97%) QA Tester
10 95 (5.79%) Test Leader
11 92 (5.61%) Senior Test Analyst
12 85 (5.18%) Senior Tester
13 72 (4.39%) Software Engineer
14 65 (3.96%) Software Test Analyst
15 62 (3.78%) Developer
15 62 (3.78%) Automation Tester
16 55 (3.35%) Test Manager
17 49 (2.99%) QA Test Analyst
18 47 (2.86%) Junior
19 46 (2.80%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (17.12%) .NET
2 150 (9.14%) HTML
3 131 (7.98%) Web Services
4 118 (7.19%) XML
5 72 (4.39%) CSS
6 69 (4.20%) ASP.NET
7 63 (3.84%) SOAP
8 52 (3.17%) Gherkin
9 41 (2.50%) REST
10 36 (2.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 28 (1.71%) .NET Framework
11 28 (1.71%) JSON
12 24 (1.46%) HTML5
13 23 (1.40%) WinForms
14 21 (1.28%) jQuery
15 18 (1.10%) Ajax
16 17 (1.04%) WPF
17 16 (0.98%) Entity Framework
17 16 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
18 13 (0.79%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 149 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (5.85%) Mobile App
3 84 (5.12%) Computer Science
4 77 (4.69%) Open Source
5 37 (2.25%) N-Tier
6 34 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
7 28 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 26 (1.58%) iPhone
9 20 (1.22%) Replication
10 19 (1.16%) User Experience
11 17 (1.04%) iPad
12 14 (0.85%) Online Games
13 13 (0.79%) Management Information System
14 11 (0.67%) Blackberry
14 11 (0.67%) Wiki
14 11 (0.67%) Mathematics
14 11 (0.67%) Digital Media
15 10 (0.61%) Blog
16 9 (0.55%) IPTV
17 8 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 243 (14.81%) Windows
2 136 (8.29%) Linux
3 92 (5.61%) UNIX
4 75 (4.57%) Android
4 75 (4.57%) Apple iOS
5 19 (1.16%) Mac OS
6 16 (0.98%) Windows 7
7 15 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (0.73%) Windows 8
8 12 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
10 8 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.37%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.37%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.061%) CentOS
14 1 (0.061%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.061%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 932 (56.79%) Agile Software Development
2 746 (45.46%) Automated Testing
3 472 (28.76%) Test Scripting
4 399 (24.31%) Software Testing
5 329 (20.05%) Test Automation
6 243 (14.81%) TDD
7 241 (14.69%) Regression Testing
8 240 (14.63%) Scrum
9 225 (13.71%) BDD
10 219 (13.35%) Automation Testing
10 219 (13.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 157 (9.57%) Performance Testing
12 145 (8.84%) Test Strategy
13 131 (7.98%) Mentoring
14 127 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
15 126 (7.68%) Integration Testing
16 117 (7.13%) User Stories
17 114 (6.95%) E-Commerce
18 97 (5.91%) Test Management
19 96 (5.85%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 509 (31.02%) SQL
2 381 (23.22%) Java
3 268 (16.33%) C#
4 134 (8.17%) JavaScript
5 93 (5.67%) C++
6 90 (5.48%) Python
7 52 (3.17%) Ruby
8 47 (2.86%) PHP
9 37 (2.25%) T-SQL
10 34 (2.07%) Perl
11 31 (1.89%) C
11 31 (1.89%) VB
12 18 (1.10%) PowerShell
13 17 (1.04%) VBScript
14 14 (0.85%) VB.NET
15 9 (0.55%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.37%) Scala
16 6 (0.37%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.30%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.24%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 466 (28.40%) ISEB
2 289 (17.61%) ISTQB
3 249 (15.17%) Degree
4 93 (5.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (0.61%) Security Cleared
6 7 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (0.37%) HND
7 6 (0.37%) AAT
8 3 (0.18%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.18%) IC3 Certification
9 1 (0.061%) CSQA
9 1 (0.061%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.061%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 837 (51.01%) QA
2 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.061%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.061%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.30%) vSphere
3 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.12%) KVM
3 2 (0.12%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.061%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 124 (7.56%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.43%) Puppet
4 5 (0.30%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.18%) Oozie
6 2 (0.12%) Ansible
Vendors
1 179 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 110 (6.70%) Oracle
3 61 (3.72%) HP
4 19 (1.16%) Google
5 17 (1.04%) VMware
6 11 (0.67%) Atlassian
7 10 (0.61%) SAP
8 8 (0.49%) Citrix
9 7 (0.43%) hybris
9 7 (0.43%) Demandware
9 7 (0.43%) ATG
9 7 (0.43%) Intershop
10 5 (0.30%) Pega
10 5 (0.30%) Sage
10 5 (0.30%) New Relic
11 4 (0.24%) Remedy
11 4 (0.24%) Charles River
11 4 (0.24%) Hyperion
11 4 (0.24%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.24%) IBM
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 Per Annum + great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30k - 32k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 55,000
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000, Bonus and share scheme
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £42000.00 per annum + benefits, pension, on site gym
Posted: 3 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £29,935 - 42,626 per year
Posted: 3 days ago