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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 348 344 392
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +48
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 856 925 668
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.79% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.96% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 779 822 566
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.06%

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
92903 96809 88106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.83% 82.75% 81.03%
Number of salaries quoted 76050 77958 72052
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 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 31 July 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 -13 805 £39,750 +13.57% 112
London +10 322 £45,000 +12.50% 33
South East -25 198 £40,000 +14.28% 23
East of England -3 65 £35,000 - 8
Hampshire +33 63 £42,500 +10.38% 8
Yorkshire +13 57 £32,500 - 10
North West +7 50 £32,500 +8.33% 19
South West -30 41 £32,500 - 11
West Midlands -12 40 £32,500 -2.98% 7
City of London -28 40 £50,000 +29.87% 5
Manchester +30 39 £37,500 +25.00% 12
Cambridgeshire +6 36 £37,500 +14.50% 6
Surrey -18 35 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Scotland +13 31 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Cambridge -2 29 £37,500 +15.38% 6
West Sussex +16 24 £32,750 -6.42%
Edinburgh +12 22 £35,000 +9.37% 2
East Sussex +40 21 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Camberley +21 21 £40,000 +23.07%
West Yorkshire +3 21 £30,000 +12.14% 5
Berkshire -20 21 £40,000 +6.66% 4
East Midlands -16 20 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Brighton +36 19 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Ealing -8 18 £53,750 +34.37%
Southampton +20 17 £42,500 +41.66% 4
Winchester +1 17 £45,000 +9.09%
Birmingham -3 17 £32,500 -2.98% 1
Hertfordshire -14 17 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Wiltshire +6 16 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Oxfordshire +15 15 £42,500 +30.76% 3

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1048 (61.04%) Agile Software Development
2 950 (55.33%) QA
3 827 (48.17%) Automated Testing
4 681 (39.66%) Selenium
5 497 (28.95%) ISEB
6 489 (28.48%) Test Scripting
7 466 (27.14%) SQL
8 423 (24.64%) Java
9 412 (24.00%) Finance
10 388 (22.60%) Software Testing
11 371 (21.61%) C#
12 338 (19.69%) ISTQB
13 334 (19.45%) Test Automation
14 314 (18.29%) .NET
14 314 (18.29%) Scrum
15 302 (17.59%) Automation Testing
16 280 (16.31%) Regression Testing
17 271 (15.78%) TDD
18 258 (15.03%) Microsoft
19 256 (14.91%) Degree
20 252 (14.68%) Windows
21 241 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
22 239 (13.92%) BDD
23 227 (13.22%) WebDriver
24 213 (12.41%) JIRA
25 202 (11.76%) Cucumber
26 201 (11.71%) SQL Server
27 194 (11.30%) Performance Testing
28 184 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
29 183 (10.66%) SDLC

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (1.46%) SharePoint
2 17 (0.99%) Confluence
3 14 (0.82%) IIS
4 9 (0.52%) CMS
5 7 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.35%) Node.js
7 4 (0.23%) GlassFish
7 4 (0.23%) Jetty
8 3 (0.17%) Drupal
8 3 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.17%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.12%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.058%) SugarCRM
10 1 (0.058%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.058%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.058%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.058%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.058%) nginx
10 1 (0.058%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.058%) Tomcat
Applications
1 131 (7.63%) MS Excel
2 32 (1.86%) MS Office
3 11 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.29%) MS Project
6 4 (0.23%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.23%) thinkFolio
3 4 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
4 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.12%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 1 (0.058%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.058%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.058%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.058%) Exchequer
6 1 (0.058%) Lawson
6 1 (0.058%) BASE24
6 1 (0.058%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.98%) SaaS
2 19 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.47%) PaaS
6 3 (0.17%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.058%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.058%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.058%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.058%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.51%) Internet
2 20 (1.16%) Network Security
3 18 (1.05%) HTTP
4 11 (0.64%) VPN
4 11 (0.64%) Unified Communications
5 8 (0.47%) Wireless
6 5 (0.29%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.23%) CTI
7 4 (0.23%) FTP
8 3 (0.17%) VoIP
8 3 (0.17%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.17%) SSH
9 2 (0.12%) LTE
9 2 (0.12%) PuTTY
9 2 (0.12%) Telnet
9 2 (0.12%) Intranet
9 2 (0.12%) DNS
9 2 (0.12%) GSM
9 2 (0.12%) UMTS
10 1 (0.058%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (11.71%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.56%) MySQL
3 43 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 41 (2.39%) Big Data
5 27 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (0.87%) Hadoop
7 12 (0.70%) Apache Hive
8 11 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (0.64%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.47%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.47%) NoSQL
9 8 (0.47%) Data Mining
9 8 (0.47%) DB2
9 8 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.35%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.23%) JasperReports
13 4 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 681 (39.66%) Selenium
2 227 (13.22%) WebDriver
3 213 (12.41%) JIRA
4 202 (11.76%) Cucumber
5 133 (7.75%) HP UFT
6 126 (7.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 95 (5.53%) JMeter
8 80 (4.66%) SpecFlow
9 72 (4.19%) JUnit
10 68 (3.96%) Visual Studio
11 67 (3.90%) Jenkins
12 65 (3.79%) SoapUI
13 53 (3.09%) Git (software)
14 49 (2.85%) LoadRunner
15 42 (2.45%) Appium
16 41 (2.39%) NUnit
17 38 (2.21%) TestNG
18 32 (1.86%) Maven
19 30 (1.75%) Bugzilla
20 29 (1.69%) TeamCity
General
1 412 (24.00%) Finance
2 66 (3.84%) Telecoms
2 66 (3.84%) Banking
3 43 (2.50%) Retail
4 42 (2.45%) Games
5 35 (2.04%) Marketing
6 21 (1.22%) Advertising
7 20 (1.16%) Investment Banking
8 19 (1.11%) Back Office
9 16 (0.93%) Publishing
9 16 (0.93%) Legal
10 15 (0.87%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.52%) Electronics
13 8 (0.47%) Billing
14 6 (0.35%) Automotive
15 5 (0.29%) Front Office
16 4 (0.23%) Law
17 2 (0.12%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 660 (38.44%) Analyst
2 552 (32.15%) Test Analyst
3 547 (31.86%) Tester
4 234 (13.63%) Software Tester
5 230 (13.40%) QA Engineer
6 188 (10.95%) Test Engineer
7 151 (8.79%) QA Analyst
8 122 (7.11%) QA Tester
9 94 (5.47%) Senior Analyst
10 87 (5.07%) Developer
11 86 (5.01%) Senior Test Analyst
12 74 (4.31%) Senior Tester
13 71 (4.14%) Test Leader
14 64 (3.73%) Automation Tester
15 59 (3.44%) Test Manager
16 58 (3.38%) Software Engineer
17 53 (3.09%) Agile Test Analyst
18 52 (3.03%) Senior QA Engineer
19 49 (2.85%) Software Test Analyst
20 44 (2.56%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (18.29%) .NET
2 156 (9.09%) Web Services
3 145 (8.44%) HTML
4 106 (6.17%) XML
5 76 (4.43%) ASP.NET
6 69 (4.02%) CSS
7 63 (3.67%) SOAP
8 58 (3.38%) Gherkin
9 56 (3.26%) .NET Framework
10 35 (2.04%) REST
11 34 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC
12 33 (1.92%) HTML5
13 27 (1.57%) Spring
14 22 (1.28%) JSON
14 22 (1.28%) Entity Framework
15 19 (1.11%) RESTful
16 17 (0.99%) LAMP
17 13 (0.76%) ADO.NET
17 13 (0.76%) WCF
17 13 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 184 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (6.99%) Mobile App
3 103 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 33 (1.92%) N-Tier
4 33 (1.92%) User Experience
5 26 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (1.51%) iSeries
5 26 (1.51%) AS400
6 25 (1.46%) Client/Server
7 22 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 21 (1.22%) Replication
9 18 (1.05%) iPhone
10 16 (0.93%) Blackberry
11 15 (0.87%) Mathematics
12 13 (0.76%) Derivative
13 12 (0.70%) Equities
14 8 (0.47%) Online Games
15 6 (0.35%) Social Media
15 6 (0.35%) iPad
15 6 (0.35%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 252 (14.68%) Windows
2 124 (7.22%) Linux
3 81 (4.72%) UNIX
3 81 (4.72%) Android
4 72 (4.19%) Apple iOS
5 35 (2.04%) Windows 7
6 34 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (1.57%) Windows 8
9 23 (1.34%) Windows Vista
9 23 (1.34%) Windows XP
10 11 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
11 6 (0.35%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.35%) Windows Phone
11 6 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1048 (61.04%) Agile Software Development
2 827 (48.17%) Automated Testing
3 489 (28.48%) Test Scripting
4 388 (22.60%) Software Testing
5 334 (19.45%) Test Automation
6 314 (18.29%) Scrum
7 302 (17.59%) Automation Testing
8 280 (16.31%) Regression Testing
9 271 (15.78%) TDD
10 241 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
11 239 (13.92%) BDD
12 194 (11.30%) Performance Testing
13 183 (10.66%) SDLC
14 151 (8.79%) Test Strategy
15 147 (8.56%) Integration Testing
16 131 (7.63%) E-Commerce
17 130 (7.57%) User Stories
18 125 (7.28%) Unit Testing
19 119 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
20 118 (6.87%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 466 (27.14%) SQL
2 423 (24.64%) Java
3 371 (21.61%) C#
4 141 (8.21%) JavaScript
5 91 (5.30%) C++
5 91 (5.30%) Python
6 84 (4.89%) PHP
7 48 (2.80%) T-SQL
8 46 (2.68%) Ruby
9 34 (1.98%) Perl
10 33 (1.92%) C
11 21 (1.22%) VB
12 13 (0.76%) Bash Shell
13 11 (0.64%) VBScript
14 9 (0.52%) Scala
15 8 (0.47%) Groovy
15 8 (0.47%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.41%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.41%) PowerShell
17 6 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 497 (28.95%) ISEB
2 338 (19.69%) ISTQB
3 256 (14.91%) Degree
4 103 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (0.93%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (0.29%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.23%) AAT
7 4 (0.23%) HND
8 3 (0.17%) IC3 Certification
8 3 (0.17%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.12%) MCP
9 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.12%) MCPD
9 2 (0.12%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.058%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.058%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 950 (55.33%) QA
2 1 (0.058%) EMIR
2 1 (0.058%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.058%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.41%) Docker
3 3 (0.17%) VirtualBox
3 3 (0.17%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.17%) Firmware
4 2 (0.12%) KVM
5 1 (0.058%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 122 (7.11%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (1.28%) Puppet
3 12 (0.70%) Vagrant
4 10 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.41%) Ansible
6 6 (0.35%) Salt
6 6 (0.35%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.17%) Oozie
Vendors
1 258 (15.03%) Microsoft
2 126 (7.34%) Oracle
3 76 (4.43%) HP
4 21 (1.22%) SAP
5 20 (1.16%) VMware
6 14 (0.82%) Google
7 13 (0.76%) Pega
8 9 (0.52%) Red Hat
9 8 (0.47%) Atlassian
10 7 (0.41%) Sage
10 7 (0.41%) Bloomberg
11 6 (0.35%) Remedy
11 6 (0.35%) Charles River
11 6 (0.35%) IBM
12 5 (0.29%) Citrix
12 5 (0.29%) Hyperion
12 5 (0.29%) GoldenSource
12 5 (0.29%) New Relic
13 4 (0.23%) Tableau
13 4 (0.23%) SimCorp
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Upto £35k + Bonus and Excellent Other Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 27.5k per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum including Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Premier IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday