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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 332 370 346
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -24
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 852 873 971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 0.80% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.91% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 774 776 879
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £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
83254 95993 97338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.26% 87.51% 85.29%
Number of salaries quoted 69343 79334 77826
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 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 25 September 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 25 September 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
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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 +41 789 £37,500 -6.25% 99
London +42 247 £52,500 +9.94% 34
South East -4 183 £36,000 -10.00% 21
East of England +14 76 £31,000 -17.33% 7
Yorkshire +45 74 £37,500 +7.14% 7
West Midlands +15 64 £33,000 +15.78% 11
North West +9 59 £31,375 -16.33% 14
West Yorkshire +42 52 £37,500 +7.14% 4
City of London +78 51 £61,500 +17.14% 6
Hampshire -3 50 £33,500 -21.17% 8
South West -2 48 £36,000 +10.76% 3
Leeds +49 42 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Manchester -12 40 £32,750 -12.66% 11
Scotland +28 35 £36,000 +2.85% 3
Cambridgeshire -6 34 £37,500 - 4
Birmingham +1 31 £37,500 +53.06% 2
Berkshire +20 30 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Surrey +22 29 £38,000 +16.92% 2
East Sussex +15 29 £40,000 -4.76% 2
East Midlands +14 29 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Brighton +12 27 £40,000 -4.76% 2
Cambridge -2 24 £45,000 +16.12% 3
Edinburgh +20 23 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Hertfordshire +17 22 £30,500 -28.23% 1
Suffolk +16 18 £30,500 -23.75% 2
Gloucestershire -5 18 £40,000 +14.28%
Newbury +16 17 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Kent +20 16 £42,500 +32.81% 2
Ipswich +16 16 £30,500 -23.75% 2
Nottingham +11 16 £41,250 +37.50% 2

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 1085 (61.20%) Agile Software Development
2 892 (50.31%) QA
3 654 (36.89%) Selenium
4 630 (35.53%) Automated Testing
5 488 (27.52%) Scrum
6 451 (25.44%) SQL
7 448 (25.27%) Finance
8 436 (24.59%) ISEB
9 422 (23.80%) Software Testing
10 403 (22.73%) Test Scripting
11 363 (20.47%) Test Automation
12 360 (20.30%) ISTQB
13 342 (19.29%) Automation Testing
14 325 (18.33%) Java
15 322 (18.16%) JIRA
16 320 (18.05%) C#
17 286 (16.13%) SDLC
18 282 (15.91%) Regression Testing
19 259 (14.61%) BDD
20 252 (14.21%) .NET
21 249 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
22 239 (13.48%) Cucumber
23 237 (13.37%) Degree
24 229 (12.92%) Test Strategy
25 211 (11.90%) Microsoft
26 210 (11.84%) Functional Testing
27 190 (10.72%) TDD
28 185 (10.43%) Windows
29 181 (10.21%) WebDriver
30 180 (10.15%) Team Foundation 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 73 (4.12%) Confluence
2 21 (1.18%) CMS
3 11 (0.62%) IIS
4 10 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (0.34%) CICS
5 6 (0.34%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.28%) Apache
6 5 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (0.28%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.11%) Drupal
7 2 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.056%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.056%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.056%) JBoss
8 1 (0.056%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.056%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.056%) WebSphere
Applications
1 94 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 37 (2.09%) MS Office
3 7 (0.39%) MS Project
4 5 (0.28%) Mingle
5 3 (0.17%) HipChat
5 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.51%) 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%) Global One
5 2 (0.11%) PeopleSoft CRM
5 2 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.056%) Magento
6 1 (0.056%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.056%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.90%) SaaS
2 15 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.28%) TestFlight
5 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.23%) GitHub
5 4 (0.23%) Google Apps
5 4 (0.23%) Office 365
5 4 (0.23%) Slack
6 3 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.17%) Heroku
6 3 (0.17%) Trello
7 1 (0.056%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.20%) HTTP
2 33 (1.86%) HTTPS
3 16 (0.90%) Internet
4 13 (0.73%) SSH
5 11 (0.62%) VoIP
6 8 (0.45%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.17%) 3GPP
7 3 (0.17%) Firewall
7 3 (0.17%) LTE
7 3 (0.17%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.11%) ATM
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
1 164 (9.25%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.75%) MySQL
3 25 (1.41%) Relational Database
4 20 (1.13%) MongoDB
5 18 (1.02%) Big Data
6 17 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (0.90%) Oracle Database
7 16 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (0.62%) EDRMS
8 11 (0.62%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.51%) Data Mining
9 9 (0.51%) DB2
9 9 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.28%) HBase
12 4 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.11%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 654 (36.89%) Selenium
2 322 (18.16%) JIRA
3 239 (13.48%) Cucumber
4 181 (10.21%) WebDriver
5 180 (10.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 109 (6.15%) HP UFT
7 108 (6.09%) Jenkins
8 94 (5.30%) Git (software)
9 80 (4.51%) Visual Studio
10 79 (4.46%) SoapUI
11 74 (4.17%) JMeter
12 67 (3.78%) Appium
13 59 (3.33%) SpecFlow
14 57 (3.21%) NUnit
15 52 (2.93%) JUnit
16 43 (2.43%) LoadRunner
17 32 (1.80%) TestNG
18 30 (1.69%) Subversion
19 26 (1.47%) MSTest
20 23 (1.30%) TeamCity
General
1 448 (25.27%) Finance
2 75 (4.23%) Games
3 65 (3.67%) Telecoms
4 62 (3.50%) Banking
5 58 (3.27%) Retail
6 54 (3.05%) Marketing
7 39 (2.20%) Automotive
8 29 (1.64%) Back Office
9 25 (1.41%) Electronics
10 24 (1.35%) Manufacturing
11 19 (1.07%) Investment Banking
12 17 (0.96%) Legal
13 13 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.73%) Front Office
13 13 (0.73%) Law
14 12 (0.68%) Aerospace
15 7 (0.39%) Advertising
15 7 (0.39%) Billing
15 7 (0.39%) Publishing
16 6 (0.34%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 687 (38.75%) Analyst
2 610 (34.40%) Test Analyst
3 469 (26.45%) Tester
4 279 (15.74%) Test Engineer
5 250 (14.10%) QA Engineer
6 219 (12.35%) Software Tester
7 180 (10.15%) QA Analyst
8 169 (9.53%) QA Tester
9 136 (7.67%) QA Test Analyst
10 130 (7.33%) Automation Tester
11 120 (6.77%) Test Leader
12 112 (6.32%) Automation Test Analyst
12 112 (6.32%) Software Analyst
13 110 (6.20%) Manual Tester
14 108 (6.09%) Manual Test Analyst
15 107 (6.03%) Software Test Analyst
16 106 (5.98%) QA Test Engineer
17 92 (5.19%) Developer
18 88 (4.96%) Senior Analyst
19 86 (4.85%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (14.21%) .NET
2 135 (7.61%) Web Services
3 121 (6.82%) HTML
4 114 (6.43%) XML
5 85 (4.79%) CSS
6 72 (4.06%) Gherkin
7 63 (3.55%) REST
8 60 (3.38%) SOAP
9 57 (3.21%) ASP.NET
10 35 (1.97%) JSON
10 35 (1.97%) RESTful
11 26 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (1.18%) jQuery
13 20 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 18 (1.02%) .NET Framework
14 18 (1.02%) AngularJS
15 17 (0.96%) Ajax
15 17 (0.96%) HTML5
16 14 (0.79%) WCF
17 13 (0.73%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 153 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 137 (7.73%) Mobile App
3 104 (5.87%) Computer Science
4 53 (2.99%) iPad
5 39 (2.20%) Client/Server
6 37 (2.09%) User Experience
7 31 (1.75%) Online Games
8 30 (1.69%) Blog
9 23 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (1.30%) iPhone
10 22 (1.24%) Fintech
10 22 (1.24%) Mathematics
11 14 (0.79%) Mainframe
12 11 (0.62%) Management Information System
12 11 (0.62%) Virtual Team
12 11 (0.62%) Wiki
13 9 (0.51%) Mobile Games
13 9 (0.51%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.45%) Life Science
14 8 (0.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 185 (10.43%) Windows
2 142 (8.01%) Linux
3 103 (5.81%) Unix
4 92 (5.19%) Android
5 73 (4.12%) Apple iOS
6 16 (0.90%) CentOS
7 14 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (0.68%) Solaris
8 12 (0.68%) Windows Server
9 9 (0.51%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
11 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.34%) Windows Vista
11 6 (0.34%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.28%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.23%) Kali Linux
13 4 (0.23%) VMS
13 4 (0.23%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.17%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1085 (61.20%) Agile Software Development
2 630 (35.53%) Automated Testing
3 488 (27.52%) Scrum
4 422 (23.80%) Software Testing
5 403 (22.73%) Test Scripting
6 363 (20.47%) Test Automation
7 342 (19.29%) Automation Testing
8 286 (16.13%) SDLC
9 282 (15.91%) Regression Testing
10 259 (14.61%) BDD
11 249 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
12 229 (12.92%) Test Strategy
13 210 (11.84%) Functional Testing
14 190 (10.72%) TDD
15 174 (9.81%) Waterfall
16 153 (8.63%) Performance Testing
17 149 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
18 148 (8.35%) Mentoring
19 143 (8.07%) Exploratory Testing
20 138 (7.78%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 451 (25.44%) SQL
2 325 (18.33%) Java
3 320 (18.05%) C#
4 148 (8.35%) JavaScript
5 127 (7.16%) Python
6 77 (4.34%) Ruby
7 59 (3.33%) C++
8 50 (2.82%) Perl
9 48 (2.71%) C
10 36 (2.03%) VB
11 25 (1.41%) PHP
11 25 (1.41%) T-SQL
12 21 (1.18%) Shell Script
13 20 (1.13%) PL/SQL
14 13 (0.73%) Bash Shell
14 13 (0.73%) Scala
15 12 (0.68%) COBOL
16 9 (0.51%) PowerShell
17 7 (0.39%) VBScript
18 6 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 436 (24.59%) ISEB
2 360 (20.30%) ISTQB
3 237 (13.37%) Degree
4 137 (7.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 53 (2.99%) Security Cleared
6 17 (0.96%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.28%) MBA
9 3 (0.17%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.17%) PMP
10 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.056%) CSSLP
11 1 (0.056%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.056%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.056%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 892 (50.31%) QA
2 28 (1.58%) GCP
3 22 (1.24%) SDET
4 8 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.28%) SLA
7 3 (0.17%) EMIR
7 3 (0.17%) MiFID
7 3 (0.17%) Section 508
8 1 (0.056%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
2 12 (0.68%) Firmware
3 10 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.11%) Docker
5 1 (0.056%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 97 (5.47%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.17%) Nagios
2 3 (0.17%) ZABBIX
3 2 (0.11%) Puppet
4 1 (0.056%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.056%) Control-M
4 1 (0.056%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.056%) Nessus
4 1 (0.056%) Oozie
Vendors
1 211 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 116 (6.54%) Oracle
3 89 (5.02%) HP
4 40 (2.26%) SAP
5 27 (1.52%) Red Hat
6 17 (0.96%) Google
7 11 (0.62%) OpenText
7 11 (0.62%) Siebel
7 11 (0.62%) VMware
8 9 (0.51%) Xamarin
9 8 (0.45%) Borland
10 7 (0.39%) hybris
11 6 (0.34%) Serena
11 6 (0.34%) TOWER Software
12 5 (0.28%) Alterian
12 5 (0.28%) Demandware
12 5 (0.28%) MEDITECH
12 5 (0.28%) Progress
12 5 (0.28%) Sitecore
12 5 (0.28%) Sun
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £15,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £21648 - £26699.20 per annum + 46 days hols + exc pension + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Competitive salary + excellent benef
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Up to 30 days
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £38k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits & Working Environment
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago