The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 400 442 411
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -31
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 709 528 614
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.48% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.62% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 635 451 549
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -7.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
93489 85651 91195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.39% 78.67% 77.33%
Number of salaries quoted 75403 70134 77725
Average salary £48,000 £46,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +57 689 £35,000 - 89
London -1 249 £40,000 -11.11% 34
South East +98 204 £35,000 +9.37% 12
City of London +1 66 £42,500 +2.40% 10
East of England +7 57 £35,000 - 10
Surrey +42 53 £37,500 +11.94%
Berkshire +40 47 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Yorkshire -33 41 £32,500 +8.33% 8
West Midlands +9 40 £33,500 -4.28% 6
North West +9 37 £30,000 - 2
South West -22 37 £32,500 -4.41% 13
East Midlands +5 34 £32,500 +3.17% 3
Kent +23 32 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Cambridgeshire +18 32 £40,000 +3.22% 6
Cambridge +15 29 £40,000 -8.57% 4
Reading +19 24 £37,500 +66.66% 1
Hampshire +10 23 £38,500 +33.91% 4
West Yorkshire -31 22 £27,500 -8.33% 8
Buckinghamshire +14 21 £27,500 -18.51% 2
Bristol -22 20 £35,000 +2.94% 3
Coventry - 20 £38,500 - 4
Cheshire +6 19 £30,000 -3.22% 1
Leicestershire +1 18 £32,500 +15.04% 1
Leeds -31 18 £27,500 -8.33% 5
Milton Keynes +6 17 £32,500 - 2
Tunbridge Wells +20 14 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Manchester +2 14 £30,000 -45.45% 1
Hertfordshire -11 14 £35,000 - 2
Birmingham +14 13 £33,500 +11.66% 2
North Yorkshire -4 11 £32,500 +3.17%

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 674 (47.07%) QA
2 532 (37.15%) SQL
3 476 (33.24%) Agile Software Development
4 459 (32.05%) Selenium
5 436 (30.45%) Automated Testing
6 430 (30.03%) ISEB
7 405 (28.28%) Finance
8 380 (26.54%) Test Scripting
9 342 (23.88%) Software Testing
10 316 (22.07%) Degree
11 301 (21.02%) C#
12 288 (20.11%) .NET
13 264 (18.44%) Scrum
14 254 (17.74%) Java
15 240 (16.76%) Test Automation
16 238 (16.62%) Windows
17 222 (15.50%) ISTQB
18 219 (15.29%) Automation Testing
19 204 (14.25%) Microsoft
20 201 (14.04%) QuickTest Pro
21 175 (12.22%) SQL Server
22 170 (11.87%) Regression Testing
23 158 (11.03%) XML
24 153 (10.68%) User Acceptance Testing
25 142 (9.92%) System Testing
26 141 (9.85%) Computer Science
27 136 (9.50%) TDD
28 135 (9.43%) Integration Testing
28 135 (9.43%) WebDriver
29 133 (9.29%) JIRA

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 20 (1.40%) Confluence
2 16 (1.12%) IIS
3 14 (0.98%) SharePoint
4 10 (0.70%) CMS
5 9 (0.63%) Apache
6 8 (0.56%) WorkSite
7 6 (0.42%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (0.28%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.14%) SAS
10 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.070%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.070%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.070%) Node.js
Applications
1 99 (6.91%) MS Excel
2 86 (6.01%) MS Office
3 6 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.21%) RoboHelp
5 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.28%) HiPortfolio
1 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.28%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.21%) Exchequer
3 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.070%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.070%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.070%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.070%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.070%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.91%) SaaS
2 5 (0.35%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.070%) Office 365
3 1 (0.070%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.44%) Internet
2 30 (2.09%) TCP/IP
3 11 (0.77%) HTTP
4 10 (0.70%) LAN
5 9 (0.63%) Wireless
5 9 (0.63%) Wireshark
6 6 (0.42%) Firewall
7 4 (0.28%) Network Security
8 2 (0.14%) IMAP
8 2 (0.14%) Intranet
9 1 (0.070%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.070%) DHCP
9 1 (0.070%) 3G
9 1 (0.070%) LTE
9 1 (0.070%) 2G
9 1 (0.070%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.14%) MySQL
3 24 (1.68%) Relational Database
4 19 (1.33%) Oracle Database
5 15 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (0.63%) DB2
8 9 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.35%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.14%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.14%) Riak
11 2 (0.14%) Big Data
12 1 (0.070%) BusinessObjects XI
12 1 (0.070%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.070%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.070%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 459 (32.05%) Selenium
2 201 (14.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 135 (9.43%) WebDriver
4 133 (9.29%) JIRA
5 119 (8.31%) Cucumber
6 103 (7.19%) SoapUI
7 96 (6.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 81 (5.66%) Visual Studio
9 55 (3.84%) FitNesse
10 48 (3.35%) JUnit
11 46 (3.21%) JMeter
12 44 (3.07%) Jenkins
13 35 (2.44%) WATIR
14 34 (2.37%) NUnit
15 32 (2.23%) Subversion
16 30 (2.09%) LoadRunner
17 29 (2.03%) Bugzilla
17 29 (2.03%) SpecFlow
18 28 (1.96%) Hudson
19 27 (1.89%) Ranorex
General
1 405 (28.28%) Finance
2 69 (4.82%) Retail
3 60 (4.19%) Banking
4 40 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 29 (2.03%) Games
6 26 (1.82%) Law
7 24 (1.68%) Automotive
8 22 (1.54%) Marketing
9 17 (1.19%) Investment Banking
10 15 (1.05%) Front Office
11 12 (0.84%) Advertising
12 9 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.56%) Legal
14 7 (0.49%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.35%) Back Office
16 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.28%) Publishing
17 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.14%) Electronics
17 2 (0.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 609 (42.53%) Analyst
2 571 (39.87%) Test Analyst
3 475 (33.17%) Tester
4 232 (16.20%) Test Engineer
5 174 (12.15%) Software Tester
6 167 (11.66%) QA Engineer
7 129 (9.01%) QA Tester
8 124 (8.66%) QA Analyst
9 85 (5.94%) Senior Analyst
10 83 (5.80%) Senior Test Analyst
11 79 (5.52%) QA Test Analyst
12 70 (4.89%) Software Engineer
13 63 (4.40%) Senior Tester
14 53 (3.70%) Test Manager
15 51 (3.56%) Developer
16 47 (3.28%) Software Test Engineer
16 47 (3.28%) Senior Test Engineer
17 41 (2.86%) Test Leader
18 35 (2.44%) Automation Analyst
18 35 (2.44%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (20.11%) .NET
2 158 (11.03%) XML
3 97 (6.77%) SOAP
4 94 (6.56%) HTML
5 84 (5.87%) Web Services
6 52 (3.63%) CSS
7 49 (3.42%) .NET Framework
8 43 (3.00%) Gherkin
9 34 (2.37%) ASP.NET
10 24 (1.68%) J2EE
11 23 (1.61%) RESTful
12 20 (1.40%) HTML5
13 18 (1.26%) XSLT
14 17 (1.19%) jQuery
14 17 (1.19%) REST
15 16 (1.12%) WCF
16 15 (1.05%) Middleware
17 14 (0.98%) JSON
18 12 (0.84%) WinForms
18 12 (0.84%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 141 (9.85%) Computer Science
2 74 (5.17%) Mobile App
3 52 (3.63%) Mathematics
4 41 (2.86%) Client/Server
5 37 (2.58%) Derivative
6 30 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
7 24 (1.68%) Life Science
8 23 (1.61%) Blackberry
9 20 (1.40%) Open Source
10 18 (1.26%) AS400
11 17 (1.19%) Chemistry
11 17 (1.19%) Biology
11 17 (1.19%) Statistics
12 15 (1.05%) Online Games
13 13 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (0.84%) Physics
15 11 (0.77%) Digital Media
16 9 (0.63%) Mobile Payment
16 9 (0.63%) N-Tier
16 9 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 238 (16.62%) Windows
2 113 (7.89%) UNIX
3 88 (6.15%) Linux
4 59 (4.12%) Apple iOS
5 58 (4.05%) Android
6 30 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (1.47%) Windows Vista
7 21 (1.47%) Windows XP
7 21 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (1.33%) Mac OS X
9 12 (0.84%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
11 7 (0.49%) Solaris
11 7 (0.49%) Windows Phone
12 6 (0.42%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.070%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.070%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 476 (33.24%) Agile Software Development
2 436 (30.45%) Automated Testing
3 380 (26.54%) Test Scripting
4 342 (23.88%) Software Testing
5 264 (18.44%) Scrum
6 240 (16.76%) Test Automation
7 219 (15.29%) Automation Testing
8 170 (11.87%) Regression Testing
9 153 (10.68%) User Acceptance Testing
10 142 (9.92%) System Testing
11 136 (9.50%) TDD
12 135 (9.43%) Integration Testing
13 102 (7.12%) BDD
14 92 (6.42%) Continuous Integration
15 87 (6.08%) Test Strategy
16 84 (5.87%) E-Commerce
17 79 (5.52%) Performance Testing
18 72 (5.03%) OO
19 64 (4.47%) Software Engineering
19 64 (4.47%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 532 (37.15%) SQL
2 301 (21.02%) C#
3 254 (17.74%) Java
4 111 (7.75%) JavaScript
5 90 (6.28%) Python
6 85 (5.94%) C++
7 72 (5.03%) Ruby
8 49 (3.42%) VBScript
9 46 (3.21%) Perl
10 42 (2.93%) VB
11 41 (2.86%) T-SQL
12 30 (2.09%) C
13 29 (2.03%) PHP
14 23 (1.61%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.77%) Bash Shell
16 10 (0.70%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.63%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.49%) F#
19 6 (0.42%) XPath
19 6 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 430 (30.03%) ISEB
2 316 (22.07%) Degree
3 222 (15.50%) ISTQB
4 96 (6.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (1.61%) Security Cleared
6 10 (0.70%) SC Cleared
7 8 (0.56%) PhD
8 6 (0.42%) CEH
9 5 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.21%) HND
10 3 (0.21%) CISSP
10 3 (0.21%) GIAC
10 3 (0.21%) GPEN
10 3 (0.21%) OSCP
10 3 (0.21%) AAT
10 3 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 674 (47.07%) QA
2 7 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.21%) SLA
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.070%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.070%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.42%) vSphere
3 3 (0.21%) Nmap
4 2 (0.14%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.070%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.070%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 127 (8.87%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.56%) SCCM
3 5 (0.35%) Nagios
3 5 (0.35%) Puppet
4 4 (0.28%) Hyperic
4 4 (0.28%) Opsview
5 3 (0.21%) Nessus
5 3 (0.21%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.070%) WMI
6 1 (0.070%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.070%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 204 (14.25%) Microsoft
2 100 (6.98%) Oracle
3 93 (6.49%) HP
4 23 (1.61%) Citrix
5 13 (0.91%) IBM
6 10 (0.70%) Altiris
7 8 (0.56%) VMware
7 8 (0.56%) Interwoven
8 6 (0.42%) Cisco
8 6 (0.42%) Telerik
8 6 (0.42%) Remedy
8 6 (0.42%) Facebook
9 5 (0.35%) SAP
10 4 (0.28%) JBoss
10 4 (0.28%) Charles River
10 4 (0.28%) Sophis
10 4 (0.28%) SimCorp
10 4 (0.28%) thinkFolio
11 3 (0.21%) Capita
11 3 (0.21%) Atlassian
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