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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 354 338 335
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 825 884 847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.79% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.96% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 721 731 750
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,300 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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
89386 92046 87078
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 82.22% 80.01%
Number of salaries quoted 72431 73738 71774
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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 £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -4 778 £36,500 -3.94% 94
London -46 269 £45,000 +5.88% 35
South East +24 160 £37,500 +15.38% 21
Yorkshire +18 91 £35,000 - 6
North West +43 74 £30,000 - 13
East of England -44 56 £36,000 -4.00% 5
Manchester +41 55 £34,000 +0.74% 9
City of London -7 53 £47,500 +9.82% 9
West Yorkshire -1 50 £35,000 +6.06% 3
West Midlands -14 49 £35,000 +17.64% 4
South West -16 43 £37,500 -26.82% 5
Leeds +4 37 £35,000 - 2
Surrey +19 35 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Cambridgeshire -27 34 £43,750 +15.13% 2
Hampshire +12 33 £32,500 - 5
East Midlands +30 31 £35,000 +3.70% 4
Cambridge -26 30 £45,000 +18.42% 2
Oxfordshire +15 23 £30,000 -11.11% 3
East Sussex -9 23 £52,500 +64.06% 1
Scotland +8 22 £33,000 -2.94% 8
North Yorkshire +32 19 £35,000 +0.71% 2
Nottinghamshire +14 19 £41,674 +38.91% 1
Nottingham +7 19 £41,674 +38.91% 1
Brighton -13 19 £52,500 +64.06% 1
South Yorkshire +9 17 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Berkshire +2 17 £42,500 - 1
Bristol -10 17 £37,500 -28.57% 3
Stockport - 16 £35,750 - 4
Wales -5 14 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Oxford +20 13 £37,500 -16.66% 2

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 889 (54.91%) Agile Software Development
2 818 (50.53%) QA
3 724 (44.72%) Automated Testing
4 576 (35.58%) Selenium
5 516 (31.87%) SQL
6 470 (29.03%) ISEB
7 451 (27.86%) Test Scripting
8 405 (25.02%) Software Testing
9 396 (24.46%) Finance
10 352 (21.74%) Java
11 328 (20.26%) Test Automation
12 291 (17.97%) ISTQB
13 263 (16.24%) .NET
14 253 (15.63%) C#
15 240 (14.82%) Scrum
16 238 (14.70%) Windows
16 238 (14.70%) Degree
17 230 (14.21%) TDD
18 228 (14.08%) WebDriver
19 223 (13.77%) Regression Testing
20 220 (13.59%) Automation Testing
21 216 (13.34%) User Acceptance Testing
22 207 (12.79%) Cucumber
23 204 (12.60%) BDD
24 197 (12.17%) JIRA
25 168 (10.38%) Microsoft
26 150 (9.26%) Performance Testing
27 142 (8.77%) HTML
28 140 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
29 139 (8.59%) Test Strategy

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 22 (1.36%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.17%) Confluence
3 8 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (0.49%) IIS
4 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (0.31%) CMS
5 3 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.12%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.12%) Node.js
7 1 (0.062%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.062%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.062%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.062%) Drupal
7 1 (0.062%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.062%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.062%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.062%) JBoss
7 1 (0.062%) Apache
7 1 (0.062%) Tomcat
Applications
1 84 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.73%) MS Office
3 7 (0.43%) MS Project
4 6 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.37%) Mingle
5 5 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.062%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 6 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.19%) Summit
3 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.12%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.062%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.062%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 1 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.062%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.062%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.062%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.062%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.062%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.79%) SaaS
2 18 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.49%) Rackspace Cloud
4 5 (0.31%) PaaS
5 3 (0.19%) Trello
6 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.062%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.062%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.54%) Internet
2 19 (1.17%) HTTP
3 11 (0.68%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.37%) Firewall
5 4 (0.25%) IPv4
5 4 (0.25%) IPv6
5 4 (0.25%) SAN
5 4 (0.25%) NAS
6 3 (0.19%) Wireless
7 2 (0.12%) Extranet
7 2 (0.12%) DNS
7 2 (0.12%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.12%) SSL
8 1 (0.062%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.062%) VPN
8 1 (0.062%) SNMP
8 1 (0.062%) DECT
8 1 (0.062%) DHCP
8 1 (0.062%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.062%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.98%) Relational Database
3 25 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (1.42%) MySQL
4 23 (1.42%) Oracle Database
5 21 (1.30%) Big Data
5 21 (1.30%) RDBMS
6 16 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (0.68%) Hadoop
7 11 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (0.62%) DB2
9 8 (0.49%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.37%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.31%) Informix
13 4 (0.25%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.25%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.19%) Oracle ODI
14 3 (0.19%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 576 (35.58%) Selenium
2 228 (14.08%) WebDriver
3 207 (12.79%) Cucumber
4 197 (12.17%) JIRA
5 137 (8.46%) QuickTest Pro
6 104 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 83 (5.13%) JMeter
8 76 (4.69%) JUnit
9 69 (4.26%) SoapUI
10 56 (3.46%) Git (software)
11 55 (3.40%) Jenkins
12 52 (3.21%) TestNG
12 52 (3.21%) Visual Studio
13 44 (2.72%) SpecFlow
14 36 (2.22%) NUnit
14 36 (2.22%) FitNesse
15 33 (2.04%) TeamCity
16 30 (1.85%) Bugzilla
16 30 (1.85%) LoadRunner
16 30 (1.85%) Appium
General
1 396 (24.46%) Finance
2 77 (4.76%) Retail
3 70 (4.32%) Banking
4 43 (2.66%) Games
4 43 (2.66%) Telecoms
5 22 (1.36%) Marketing
6 21 (1.30%) Advertising
7 13 (0.80%) Front Office
7 13 (0.80%) Retail Banking
8 10 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (0.62%) Legal
9 9 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.56%) Law
9 9 (0.56%) Back Office
10 8 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.43%) Automotive
12 5 (0.31%) Electronics
13 4 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.25%) Publishing
14 3 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 714 (44.10%) Analyst
2 628 (38.79%) Test Analyst
3 516 (31.87%) Tester
4 231 (14.27%) Software Tester
5 160 (9.88%) QA Engineer
6 157 (9.70%) Test Engineer
7 133 (8.21%) QA Analyst
8 111 (6.86%) Senior Analyst
9 106 (6.55%) Test Leader
10 102 (6.30%) QA Tester
11 97 (5.99%) Senior Test Analyst
12 84 (5.19%) Senior Tester
13 74 (4.57%) Software Engineer
14 68 (4.20%) Software Test Analyst
15 59 (3.64%) Automation Tester
16 58 (3.58%) Developer
17 54 (3.34%) QA Test Analyst
18 50 (3.09%) Test Manager
19 47 (2.90%) Software Test Engineer
20 46 (2.84%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (16.24%) .NET
2 142 (8.77%) HTML
3 124 (7.66%) Web Services
4 114 (7.04%) XML
5 66 (4.08%) CSS
6 65 (4.01%) SOAP
7 60 (3.71%) ASP.NET
8 42 (2.59%) Gherkin
9 40 (2.47%) REST
10 30 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
11 27 (1.67%) .NET Framework
12 26 (1.61%) JSON
13 25 (1.54%) HTML5
14 23 (1.42%) WinForms
15 20 (1.24%) jQuery
16 18 (1.11%) WPF
17 17 (1.05%) Ajax
18 15 (0.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 14 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web API
20 13 (0.80%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 140 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (5.06%) Computer Science
3 78 (4.82%) Mobile App
4 76 (4.69%) Open Source
5 36 (2.22%) N-Tier
6 34 (2.10%) Client/Server
7 33 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (1.30%) iPhone
9 19 (1.17%) User Experience
10 17 (1.05%) iPad
10 17 (1.05%) Management Information System
11 15 (0.93%) Replication
12 14 (0.86%) Online Games
13 12 (0.74%) Credit Risk
14 11 (0.68%) Wiki
14 11 (0.68%) Mathematics
15 10 (0.62%) Blog
15 10 (0.62%) Digital Media
16 9 (0.56%) IPTV
17 8 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 238 (14.70%) Windows
2 135 (8.34%) Linux
3 97 (5.99%) UNIX
4 66 (4.08%) Apple iOS
5 65 (4.01%) Android
6 19 (1.17%) Mac OS
7 12 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 12 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.56%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
11 5 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.25%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.25%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.12%) CentOS
14 1 (0.062%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.062%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.062%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 889 (54.91%) Agile Software Development
2 724 (44.72%) Automated Testing
3 451 (27.86%) Test Scripting
4 405 (25.02%) Software Testing
5 328 (20.26%) Test Automation
6 240 (14.82%) Scrum
7 230 (14.21%) TDD
8 223 (13.77%) Regression Testing
9 220 (13.59%) Automation Testing
10 216 (13.34%) User Acceptance Testing
11 204 (12.60%) BDD
12 150 (9.26%) Performance Testing
13 139 (8.59%) Test Strategy
14 126 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
15 125 (7.72%) Mentoring
16 120 (7.41%) Integration Testing
17 114 (7.04%) E-Commerce
18 104 (6.42%) User Stories
19 101 (6.24%) Test Management
20 95 (5.87%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 516 (31.87%) SQL
2 352 (21.74%) Java
3 253 (15.63%) C#
4 115 (7.10%) JavaScript
5 90 (5.56%) C++
5 90 (5.56%) Python
6 51 (3.15%) Ruby
7 41 (2.53%) Perl
8 38 (2.35%) PHP
9 33 (2.04%) VB
10 32 (1.98%) T-SQL
11 30 (1.85%) C
12 18 (1.11%) PowerShell
13 14 (0.86%) VBScript
13 14 (0.86%) VB.NET
14 12 (0.74%) Bash Shell
15 9 (0.56%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.37%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.31%) Scala
18 4 (0.25%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 470 (29.03%) ISEB
2 291 (17.97%) ISTQB
3 238 (14.70%) Degree
4 100 (6.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (0.62%) Security Cleared
6 8 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (0.37%) HND
7 6 (0.37%) AAT
8 4 (0.25%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.12%) IC3 Certification
10 1 (0.062%) CSQA
10 1 (0.062%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.062%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.062%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 818 (50.53%) QA
2 4 (0.25%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.062%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.062%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.31%) vSphere
3 4 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.12%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.062%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.062%) KVM
Systems Management
1 122 (7.54%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.37%) Puppet
4 4 (0.25%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.19%) Oozie
6 1 (0.062%) Ansible
Vendors
1 168 (10.38%) Microsoft
2 105 (6.49%) Oracle
3 57 (3.52%) HP
4 18 (1.11%) VMware
5 15 (0.93%) Google
6 12 (0.74%) SAP
7 8 (0.49%) Citrix
7 8 (0.49%) Atlassian
8 7 (0.43%) hybris
8 7 (0.43%) Intershop
8 7 (0.43%) ATG
8 7 (0.43%) Remedy
8 7 (0.43%) Demandware
9 6 (0.37%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.31%) Sage
10 5 (0.31%) Pega
10 5 (0.31%) New Relic
11 4 (0.25%) IBM
11 4 (0.25%) Telerik
12 3 (0.19%) Salesforce.com
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 Per Annum + great benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Montash
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Salt
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: From £35,000 to £75,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Package
Posted: 9 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Salt
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Open University
Salary: From £31,342 to £37,394 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + good benefits, bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,0000
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: salary to £45k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday