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 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
UK
Rank 341 366 392
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +26
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 727 850 778
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.83% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.94% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 618 772 689
Median salary £39,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
74798 90228 92581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.80% 88.29% 86.67%
Number of salaries quoted 61505 74906 75759
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 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £74,500 £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 24 February 2017 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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +26 671 £37,500 - 127
London +8 211 £47,500 - 35
South East +26 151 £35,500 +1.42% 21
East of England +2 60 £42,500 +10.38% 7
Yorkshire +19 56 £34,000 +4.61% 16
North West -20 55 £30,500 -7.57% 10
Hampshire +48 49 £40,000 - 8
South West +22 49 £40,000 +23.07% 13
West Midlands +20 42 £31,500 -16.00% 10
East Midlands +33 40 £35,000 +14.75% 14
Manchester -20 39 £30,500 -14.08% 5
Hertfordshire +14 36 £40,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +12 34 £37,500 +12.78% 11
Berkshire +28 27 £32,500 -38.09% 1
Leeds +17 27 £37,500 +8.69% 7
Surrey +31 26 £35,000 - 6
Birmingham +15 25 £31,500 -16.00% 2
Oxfordshire +26 21 £30,000 +39.53% 3
Nottinghamshire +13 19 £35,000 +2.94% 9
Buckinghamshire +29 18 £36,000 -17.71% 2
Nottingham +17 18 £35,000 -6.66% 7
City of London +11 18 £52,500 +5.00% 8
Scotland +1 18 £35,000 - 2
Somerset +10 17 £38,750 +4.72% 2
Milton Keynes +23 15 £35,750 -7.97% 1
North Yorkshire -8 15 £34,000 +4.61% 1
Oxford +17 14 £32,500 +36.84% 1
York +7 14 £34,000 +4.61% 1
Wales 0 14 £36,250 +6.61% 3
Cambridgeshire -9 14 £43,750 +15.13% 2

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 953 (62.37%) Agile Software Development
2 739 (48.36%) QA
3 715 (46.79%) Selenium
4 626 (40.97%) Automated Testing
5 417 (27.29%) SQL
6 369 (24.15%) Test Automation
7 358 (23.43%) Automation Testing
8 349 (22.84%) Software Testing
9 348 (22.77%) Java
10 340 (22.25%) Test Scripting
11 334 (21.86%) Finance
12 327 (21.40%) Scrum
13 323 (21.14%) JIRA
14 291 (19.04%) C#
15 290 (18.98%) ISEB
16 289 (18.91%) ISTQB
17 274 (17.93%) User Acceptance Testing
18 262 (17.15%) Regression Testing
19 239 (15.64%) Cucumber
20 233 (15.25%) BDD
21 215 (14.07%) TDD
22 210 (13.74%) WebDriver
22 210 (13.74%) SDLC
23 200 (13.09%) Functional Testing
24 196 (12.83%) Degree
25 194 (12.70%) Microsoft
26 173 (11.32%) Web Services
27 162 (10.60%) .NET
28 150 (9.82%) E-Commerce
28 150 (9.82%) Performance Testing

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 52 (3.40%) Confluence
2 16 (1.05%) SharePoint
3 13 (0.85%) JBoss
4 11 (0.72%) Tomcat
5 10 (0.65%) CMS
6 6 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.20%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.20%) WordPress
9 1 (0.065%) Apache
9 1 (0.065%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.065%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.065%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.065%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.065%) IIS
9 1 (0.065%) WebSphere
Applications
1 99 (6.48%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 27 (1.77%) MS Office
4 12 (0.79%) MS Project
5 4 (0.26%) Mingle
5 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.065%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.20%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.13%) Global One
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.03%) SaaS
2 17 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.52%) G Suite
3 8 (0.52%) Office 365
3 8 (0.52%) Slack
4 7 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.39%) GitHub
6 4 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.13%) IaaS
8 2 (0.13%) PaaS
9 1 (0.065%) Heroku
9 1 (0.065%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.09%) HTTP
2 21 (1.37%) HTTPS
3 12 (0.79%) Internet
3 12 (0.79%) SSH
4 9 (0.59%) ATM
5 5 (0.33%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.26%) FTP
7 3 (0.20%) Firewall
7 3 (0.20%) Intranet
7 3 (0.20%) LTE
8 2 (0.13%) 3GPP
8 2 (0.13%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.13%) VoIP
9 1 (0.065%) DNS
9 1 (0.065%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (7.07%) SQL Server
2 45 (2.95%) MySQL
3 27 (1.77%) Big Data
4 20 (1.31%) Relational Database
5 14 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (0.65%) NoSQL
7 8 (0.52%) MongoDB
7 8 (0.52%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.39%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.26%) SQLPlus
11 3 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.13%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.13%) Data Lake
12 2 (0.13%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 715 (46.79%) Selenium
2 323 (21.14%) JIRA
3 239 (15.64%) Cucumber
4 210 (13.74%) WebDriver
5 142 (9.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 130 (8.51%) SoapUI
7 108 (7.07%) Git (software)
8 98 (6.41%) JMeter
9 91 (5.96%) Jenkins
10 88 (5.76%) HP UFT
11 66 (4.32%) Appium
12 53 (3.47%) SpecFlow
12 53 (3.47%) Visual Studio
13 43 (2.81%) Maven
14 42 (2.75%) LoadRunner
15 33 (2.16%) Zephyr
16 31 (2.03%) JUnit
17 29 (1.90%) Redmine
18 28 (1.83%) Ranorex
19 25 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 334 (21.86%) Finance
2 80 (5.24%) Retail
3 77 (5.04%) Banking
4 45 (2.95%) Marketing
5 44 (2.88%) Telecoms
6 43 (2.81%) Games
7 33 (2.16%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.31%) Electronics
9 13 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 13 (0.85%) Legal
10 12 (0.79%) Advertising
10 12 (0.79%) Automotive
11 11 (0.72%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.59%) iGaming
12 9 (0.59%) Publishing
13 7 (0.46%) Back Office
14 6 (0.39%) Law
14 6 (0.39%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.26%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.065%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 609 (39.86%) Analyst
2 545 (35.67%) Test Analyst
3 361 (23.63%) Tester
4 218 (14.27%) QA Engineer
5 207 (13.55%) Test Engineer
6 147 (9.62%) QA Analyst
7 136 (8.90%) Automation Tester
8 134 (8.77%) QA Tester
9 126 (8.25%) Software Tester
10 102 (6.68%) Automation Test Analyst
11 101 (6.61%) QA Test Analyst
12 97 (6.35%) Manual Test Analyst
13 92 (6.02%) Developer
14 80 (5.24%) Senior Analyst
15 79 (5.17%) Senior Test Analyst
16 73 (4.78%) QA Test Engineer
16 73 (4.78%) Test Leader
17 70 (4.58%) Test Automation Engineer
18 68 (4.45%) Selenium Tester
19 67 (4.38%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (11.32%) Web Services
2 162 (10.60%) .NET
3 90 (5.89%) REST
4 87 (5.69%) XML
5 86 (5.63%) SOAP
6 80 (5.24%) Gherkin
7 70 (4.58%) HTML
8 57 (3.73%) CSS
9 53 (3.47%) RESTful
10 29 (1.90%) JSON
11 28 (1.83%) ASP.NET
12 22 (1.44%) Ruby on Rails
13 16 (1.05%) J2EE
14 15 (0.98%) jQuery
15 14 (0.92%) Spring
16 13 (0.85%) .NET Framework
17 11 (0.72%) Node.js
18 10 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
19 9 (0.59%) JAXB
19 9 (0.59%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 131 (8.57%) Mobile App
2 106 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (4.38%) Computer Science
4 62 (4.06%) iPad
5 28 (1.83%) User Experience
6 26 (1.70%) Virtual Team
7 24 (1.57%) iPhone
8 20 (1.31%) Fintech
9 19 (1.24%) Online Games
10 17 (1.11%) Client/Server
10 17 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (0.92%) Smartcard
12 12 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (0.65%) Blog
13 10 (0.65%) EMV
14 8 (0.52%) Mobile Games
15 7 (0.46%) Algorithms
16 6 (0.39%) Driving Licence
17 5 (0.33%) Digital Media
17 5 (0.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 145 (9.49%) Windows
2 105 (6.87%) Linux
3 100 (6.54%) Android
4 78 (5.10%) Apple iOS
5 65 (4.25%) Unix
6 11 (0.72%) Solaris
6 11 (0.72%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.46%) Kali Linux
8 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.33%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.26%) CentOS
10 4 (0.26%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.26%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.20%) VMS
11 3 (0.20%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.20%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.065%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.065%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 953 (62.37%) Agile Software Development
2 626 (40.97%) Automated Testing
3 369 (24.15%) Test Automation
4 358 (23.43%) Automation Testing
5 349 (22.84%) Software Testing
6 340 (22.25%) Test Scripting
7 327 (21.40%) Scrum
8 274 (17.93%) User Acceptance Testing
9 262 (17.15%) Regression Testing
10 233 (15.25%) BDD
11 215 (14.07%) TDD
12 210 (13.74%) SDLC
13 200 (13.09%) Functional Testing
14 150 (9.82%) E-Commerce
14 150 (9.82%) Performance Testing
15 139 (9.10%) Continuous Integration
15 139 (9.10%) Non-Functional Testing
16 137 (8.97%) Test Strategy
17 134 (8.77%) Defect Management
18 125 (8.18%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 417 (27.29%) SQL
2 348 (22.77%) Java
3 291 (19.04%) C#
4 120 (7.85%) Ruby
5 108 (7.07%) Python
6 90 (5.89%) JavaScript
7 38 (2.49%) C++
8 29 (1.90%) Perl
9 27 (1.77%) PHP
10 25 (1.64%) C
11 19 (1.24%) T-SQL
12 17 (1.11%) Groovy
12 17 (1.11%) VB
13 16 (1.05%) VBScript
14 12 (0.79%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.72%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.46%) Apple Swift
16 7 (0.46%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.46%) XPath
17 6 (0.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 290 (18.98%) ISEB
2 289 (18.91%) ISTQB
3 196 (12.83%) Degree
4 108 (7.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (1.83%) Security Cleared
6 14 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 12 (0.79%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.13%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.13%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.065%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.065%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 739 (48.36%) QA
2 33 (2.16%) SDET
3 5 (0.33%) GCP
4 4 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.26%) SLA
5 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.065%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (0.79%) Docker
2 6 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.33%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.065%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 57 (3.73%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.39%) logstash
3 6 (0.39%) Puppet
4 3 (0.20%) Kibana
4 3 (0.20%) Nagios
5 2 (0.13%) Ansible
5 2 (0.13%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.13%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.065%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.065%) Control-M
6 1 (0.065%) Grafana
6 1 (0.065%) Opsview
6 1 (0.065%) StatsD
6 1 (0.065%) WMI
Vendors
1 194 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 75 (4.91%) HP
3 59 (3.86%) Oracle
4 29 (1.90%) SAP
5 19 (1.24%) TOWER Software
6 13 (0.85%) Google
7 11 (0.72%) Cognizant
7 11 (0.72%) Remedy
8 10 (0.65%) Cadence
9 9 (0.59%) hybris
10 8 (0.52%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.46%) BEA
11 7 (0.46%) MEDITECH
11 7 (0.46%) Progress
11 7 (0.46%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.39%) CA Agile Central
12 6 (0.39%) IBM
12 6 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.33%) Xamarin
14 4 (0.26%) Demandware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
UK
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £32000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Freshtechit
Salary: From £0 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gloucestershire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £26000.0000 - £36000.0000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Salford, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum 10% Bonus, Free parking, Fantastic p
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum 10% Bonus, Free parking, Fantastic p
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum 10% Bonus, Free parking, Fantastic p
Posted: 22 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum 10% Bonus, Free parking, Fantastic p
Posted: 22 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + pension,health,life,flexi work
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £45k per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday