The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 346 382 355
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -27
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 836 864 952
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 0.79% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.90% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 757 773 846
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,195
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
84768 95572 99537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.03% 87.53% 85.36%
Number of salaries quoted 70891 78644 79394
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 August 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +37 786 £37,500 -5.06% 103
London -16 210 £52,500 +10.52% 36
South East +12 196 £35,000 -12.50% 20
West Midlands +27 77 £33,500 +11.66% 8
East of England +17 77 £34,450 -2.95% 7
Yorkshire +45 76 £34,625 -1.07% 9
West Yorkshire +42 50 £35,000 +1.44% 8
North West +16 50 £30,500 -7.57% 11
East Midlands +35 48 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Hampshire -14 45 £33,500 -21.17% 2
Leeds +58 44 £35,000 -3.44% 8
South West +3 44 £36,000 +10.76% 10
Surrey +45 43 £38,000 -5.00%
City of London +63 41 £57,500 +4.54% 5
Manchester +11 36 £30,500 -18.66% 7
Cambridgeshire -5 34 £40,000 +10.34% 3
Birmingham -3 32 £37,500 +20.00% 2
East Sussex +15 30 £35,000 -15.15% 3
Scotland +17 29 £36,000 +2.85% 2
Brighton +10 29 £35,000 -15.15% 3
Berkshire +16 28 £32,500 -18.75% 6
Cambridge -5 25 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Nottingham +21 23 £45,000 +56.52%
Nottinghamshire +19 23 £45,000 +56.52%
Hertfordshire +15 22 £30,500 -23.75% 2
Suffolk +17 19 £30,500 +22.00% 2
Gloucestershire +4 19 £43,750 +25.00% 3
Oxfordshire -4 19 £27,500 -35.29% 2
Ipswich - 18 £30,750 - 1
Buckinghamshire +28 17 £37,000 +12.12% 2

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 1076 (60.65%) Agile Software Development
2 868 (48.93%) QA
3 663 (37.37%) Selenium
4 651 (36.70%) Automated Testing
5 496 (27.96%) Scrum
6 489 (27.56%) SQL
7 461 (25.99%) Finance
8 452 (25.48%) ISEB
9 421 (23.73%) Software Testing
10 403 (22.72%) Test Scripting
11 381 (21.48%) ISTQB
12 360 (20.29%) Test Automation
13 359 (20.24%) Automation Testing
14 351 (19.79%) Java
15 327 (18.43%) C#
16 312 (17.59%) SDLC
17 304 (17.14%) JIRA
18 279 (15.73%) Regression Testing
19 261 (14.71%) .NET
20 254 (14.32%) BDD
21 248 (13.98%) Degree
22 237 (13.36%) Test Strategy
23 227 (12.80%) Cucumber
23 227 (12.80%) User Acceptance Testing
24 222 (12.51%) Microsoft
25 207 (11.67%) TDD
26 204 (11.50%) WebDriver
27 200 (11.27%) Functional Testing
28 185 (10.43%) Windows
29 183 (10.32%) SQL Server

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 60 (3.38%) Confluence
2 28 (1.58%) CMS
3 20 (1.13%) IIS
4 11 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (0.45%) CICS
6 6 (0.34%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.28%) Apache
7 5 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.28%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.11%) Drupal
9 1 (0.056%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.056%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.056%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.056%) JBoss
9 1 (0.056%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.056%) WebSphere
Applications
1 107 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 37 (2.09%) MS Office
3 11 (0.62%) MS Project
4 7 (0.39%) Mingle
5 3 (0.17%) HipChat
5 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.11%) CSG Singleview
5 2 (0.11%) PeopleSoft CRM
5 2 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.056%) Global One
6 1 (0.056%) Magento
6 1 (0.056%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.056%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.056%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 17 (0.96%) SaaS
2 15 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.34%) TestFlight
4 5 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.28%) GitHub
5 3 (0.17%) Heroku
5 3 (0.17%) Trello
6 2 (0.11%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.11%) Office 365
6 2 (0.11%) Slack
7 1 (0.056%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.056%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.18%) HTTP
2 18 (1.01%) HTTPS
3 16 (0.90%) Internet
4 13 (0.73%) SSH
5 11 (0.62%) VoIP
6 7 (0.39%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.17%) Firewall
7 3 (0.17%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.11%) 3GPP
8 2 (0.11%) LTE
8 2 (0.11%) SAN
9 1 (0.056%) DHCP
9 1 (0.056%) DNS
9 1 (0.056%) Intranet
9 1 (0.056%) LAN
9 1 (0.056%) SSL
9 1 (0.056%) WinSCP
9 1 (0.056%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (10.32%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.58%) Relational Database
3 27 (1.52%) MySQL
4 23 (1.30%) MongoDB
5 22 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (1.18%) Oracle Database
7 15 (0.85%) EDRMS
8 13 (0.73%) Big Data
8 13 (0.73%) NoSQL
9 12 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (0.68%) DB2
10 10 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.39%) Data Mining
11 7 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.23%) HBase
12 4 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
14 2 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 663 (37.37%) Selenium
2 304 (17.14%) JIRA
3 227 (12.80%) Cucumber
4 204 (11.50%) WebDriver
5 175 (9.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 111 (6.26%) HP UFT
7 105 (5.92%) Jenkins
8 101 (5.69%) Git (software)
9 96 (5.41%) Visual Studio
10 77 (4.34%) SoapUI
11 76 (4.28%) JMeter
12 63 (3.55%) Appium
12 63 (3.55%) NUnit
13 58 (3.27%) SpecFlow
14 54 (3.04%) JUnit
15 41 (2.31%) LoadRunner
16 35 (1.97%) TestNG
17 31 (1.75%) Subversion
18 23 (1.30%) FitNesse
19 21 (1.18%) MSTest
General
1 461 (25.99%) Finance
2 66 (3.72%) Telecoms
3 61 (3.44%) Banking
4 60 (3.38%) Games
5 56 (3.16%) Retail
6 54 (3.04%) Marketing
7 40 (2.25%) Back Office
8 38 (2.14%) Automotive
9 25 (1.41%) Electronics
10 23 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 20 (1.13%) Investment Banking
12 15 (0.85%) Front Office
12 15 (0.85%) Law
13 14 (0.79%) Legal
14 13 (0.73%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.56%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.45%) Billing
16 8 (0.45%) Publishing
17 6 (0.34%) Advertising
18 2 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 683 (38.50%) Analyst
2 607 (34.22%) Test Analyst
3 470 (26.49%) Tester
4 304 (17.14%) Test Engineer
5 269 (15.16%) QA Engineer
6 214 (12.06%) Software Tester
7 175 (9.86%) QA Analyst
8 162 (9.13%) QA Tester
9 136 (7.67%) Automation Tester
10 135 (7.61%) QA Test Analyst
11 121 (6.82%) Software Analyst
12 118 (6.65%) QA Test Engineer
13 116 (6.54%) Test Leader
14 113 (6.37%) Software Test Analyst
15 111 (6.26%) Manual Test Analyst
16 105 (5.92%) Manual Tester
17 104 (5.86%) Automation Test Analyst
18 86 (4.85%) Developer
19 84 (4.74%) Senior Analyst
20 81 (4.57%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (14.71%) .NET
2 138 (7.78%) Web Services
3 118 (6.65%) XML
4 107 (6.03%) HTML
5 75 (4.23%) CSS
6 68 (3.83%) SOAP
7 64 (3.61%) REST
8 62 (3.49%) Gherkin
9 57 (3.21%) ASP.NET
10 38 (2.14%) JSON
11 29 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC
11 29 (1.63%) RESTful
12 22 (1.24%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 21 (1.18%) .NET Framework
14 20 (1.13%) jQuery
15 18 (1.01%) AngularJS
15 18 (1.01%) WCF
16 17 (0.96%) Ajax
17 14 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web API
17 14 (0.79%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 169 (9.53%) Analytical Skills
2 125 (7.05%) Mobile App
3 119 (6.71%) Computer Science
4 42 (2.37%) Client/Server
5 39 (2.20%) iPad
6 35 (1.97%) User Experience
7 28 (1.58%) Blog
8 24 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (1.24%) Mathematics
10 20 (1.13%) Fintech
11 18 (1.01%) Mainframe
12 17 (0.96%) Online Games
13 10 (0.56%) Management Information System
13 10 (0.56%) N-Tier
13 10 (0.56%) Wiki
14 9 (0.51%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.45%) Derivative
15 8 (0.45%) Life Science
15 8 (0.45%) VSAM
16 7 (0.39%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 185 (10.43%) Windows
2 149 (8.40%) Linux
3 110 (6.20%) Unix
4 78 (4.40%) Android
5 72 (4.06%) Apple iOS
6 15 (0.85%) CentOS
6 15 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (0.79%) Solaris
8 13 (0.73%) Windows Server
9 8 (0.45%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
11 6 (0.34%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.28%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.23%) Kali Linux
13 4 (0.23%) VMS
13 4 (0.23%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.23%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.23%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1076 (60.65%) Agile Software Development
2 651 (36.70%) Automated Testing
3 496 (27.96%) Scrum
4 421 (23.73%) Software Testing
5 403 (22.72%) Test Scripting
6 360 (20.29%) Test Automation
7 359 (20.24%) Automation Testing
8 312 (17.59%) SDLC
9 279 (15.73%) Regression Testing
10 254 (14.32%) BDD
11 237 (13.36%) Test Strategy
12 227 (12.80%) User Acceptance Testing
13 207 (11.67%) TDD
14 200 (11.27%) Functional Testing
15 178 (10.03%) Waterfall
16 169 (9.53%) Continuous Integration
17 159 (8.96%) Performance Testing
18 143 (8.06%) Exploratory Testing
18 143 (8.06%) Test Management
19 139 (7.84%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 489 (27.56%) SQL
2 351 (19.79%) Java
3 327 (18.43%) C#
4 152 (8.57%) JavaScript
5 131 (7.38%) Python
6 81 (4.57%) Ruby
7 58 (3.27%) C++
8 55 (3.10%) Perl
9 44 (2.48%) C
10 37 (2.09%) VB
11 27 (1.52%) PHP
12 26 (1.47%) T-SQL
13 21 (1.18%) Shell Script
14 19 (1.07%) PL/SQL
15 15 (0.85%) COBOL
16 14 (0.79%) Bash Shell
17 12 (0.68%) Scala
18 8 (0.45%) JCL
18 8 (0.45%) VB.NET
19 6 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 452 (25.48%) ISEB
2 381 (21.48%) ISTQB
3 248 (13.98%) Degree
4 118 (6.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 58 (3.27%) Security Cleared
6 16 (0.90%) SC Cleared
7 10 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (0.51%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.34%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.34%) PMP
10 5 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (0.28%) MBA
11 1 (0.056%) CSSLP
11 1 (0.056%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.056%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 868 (48.93%) QA
2 28 (1.58%) GCP
3 17 (0.96%) SDET
4 8 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.45%) SLA
5 7 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.34%) EMIR
6 6 (0.34%) MiFID
7 3 (0.17%) Section 508
System Software
1 14 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
2 12 (0.68%) Firmware
2 12 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.056%) Docker
3 1 (0.056%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 104 (5.86%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.17%) Nagios
2 3 (0.17%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.056%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.056%) Nessus
3 1 (0.056%) Oozie
3 1 (0.056%) Puppet
Vendors
1 222 (12.51%) Microsoft
2 132 (7.44%) Oracle
3 91 (5.13%) HP
4 46 (2.59%) SAP
5 26 (1.47%) Red Hat
6 15 (0.85%) OpenText
6 15 (0.85%) Siebel
7 14 (0.79%) VMware
8 13 (0.73%) Google
9 10 (0.56%) Xamarin
10 8 (0.45%) Borland
11 7 (0.39%) TOWER Software
12 6 (0.34%) PayPal
12 6 (0.34%) Rally
12 6 (0.34%) Serena
12 6 (0.34%) StreamBase
13 5 (0.28%) Alterian
13 5 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.28%) Sitecore
13 5 (0.28%) Sun
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Great Package + benefits + car
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
2i Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Suffolk
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package.
Posted: Yesterday
Stroud, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Resource Group
Salary: £50-65K + 20% Non-Contributory Pension & 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: free parking, pension, bonus etc.
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 to 25,000
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £27,500 to £35,000 per annum attractive bens and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000.00 per annum + Flexible benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Circa £75K Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum Plus excellent benefits and career p
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Training & Unlimited Opportunity
Posted: 4 days ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus + flexibility
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago