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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 351 385 371
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -14
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 905 852 952
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.77% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.90% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 818 740 813
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,900 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £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
90181 94837 103287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.67% 85.96% 85.30%
Number of salaries quoted 75015 76618 83292
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 £32,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +29 851 £38,625 +3.00% 97
London +48 361 £50,000 +11.11% 37
South East +28 169 £35,000 -6.66% 16
Yorkshire +14 80 £32,500 -7.14% 12
South West +30 57 £37,500 +22.95% 6
West Midlands -11 55 £36,000 +2.85% 6
East of England 0 54 £37,500 -14.77% 6
Surrey +26 52 £32,500 -13.33% 6
City of London +50 49 £60,000 +37.14% 7
East Midlands +18 41 £37,500 +7.14% 2
West Yorkshire +23 40 £33,500 -4.28% 6
Leeds +6 33 £33,500 -4.28% 4
North West -21 31 £30,000 -9.09% 10
West Sussex +9 29 £40,000 +37.93% 1
Manchester -17 27 £30,000 -14.28% 8
North Yorkshire +6 26 £32,500 +16.07% 4
Scotland +1 25 £41,875 +23.16% 8
Leicestershire +30 24 £37,500 +15.38%
East Sussex +19 24 £35,000 -33.33% 3
Gloucestershire +20 22 £46,250 +68.18% 3
Cambridgeshire -24 22 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Cambridge -15 20 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Berkshire +22 19 £44,000 +2.32% 1
Wales +11 19 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Hampshire -11 19 £35,000 -
Brighton +15 18 £35,000 -33.33% 3
Glasgow -1 15 £41,250 +50.00% 5
Birmingham -13 15 £37,500 +7.14% 2
South Wales +7 14 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Walton-on-Thames - 14 £27,500 - 4

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 1045 (59.04%) Agile Software Development
2 850 (48.02%) QA
3 767 (43.33%) Automated Testing
4 678 (38.31%) Selenium
5 519 (29.32%) SQL
6 469 (26.50%) Software Testing
7 459 (25.93%) Finance
8 449 (25.37%) ISEB
9 429 (24.24%) Test Automation
10 426 (24.07%) Test Scripting
11 403 (22.77%) Scrum
12 374 (21.13%) Automation Testing
13 370 (20.90%) ISTQB
14 350 (19.77%) Java
14 350 (19.77%) SDLC
15 337 (19.04%) C#
16 308 (17.40%) JIRA
17 298 (16.84%) .NET
18 285 (16.10%) Degree
19 263 (14.86%) Regression Testing
20 262 (14.80%) User Acceptance Testing
21 257 (14.52%) TDD
22 256 (14.46%) Microsoft
23 237 (13.39%) Test Strategy
24 236 (13.33%) SQL Server
25 228 (12.88%) BDD
26 227 (12.82%) WebDriver
27 220 (12.43%) Functional Testing
28 211 (11.92%) Cucumber
29 207 (11.69%) Windows

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 39 (2.20%) Confluence
2 36 (2.03%) IIS
3 32 (1.81%) CMS
4 13 (0.73%) ColdFusion
5 11 (0.62%) SharePoint
6 10 (0.56%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.51%) Drupal
7 9 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.45%) CICS
9 7 (0.40%) Jetty
9 7 (0.40%) Node.js
10 5 (0.28%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.17%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.17%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.056%) Apache
12 1 (0.056%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.056%) JBoss
12 1 (0.056%) WordPress
Applications
1 124 (7.01%) MS Excel
2 42 (2.37%) MS Office
3 16 (0.90%) MS Project
4 7 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.28%) Mingle
5 5 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.23%) HipChat
7 1 (0.056%) Maya
Business Applications
1 10 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
3 8 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.23%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Magento
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.056%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.056%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.47%) SaaS
2 7 (0.40%) PaaS
3 4 (0.23%) GitHub
4 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.17%) Office 365
5 2 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.056%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.056%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.056%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.53%) Internet
2 10 (0.56%) SSH
3 8 (0.45%) Extranet
3 8 (0.45%) HTTPS
3 8 (0.45%) Intranet
3 8 (0.45%) PuTTY
4 7 (0.40%) HTTP
5 6 (0.34%) Telnet
5 6 (0.34%) Wireshark
6 5 (0.28%) Network Security
6 5 (0.28%) SAN
7 4 (0.23%) VoIP
8 3 (0.17%) WinSCP
9 2 (0.11%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.056%) ASN.1
10 1 (0.056%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.056%) NFC
10 1 (0.056%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.056%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.49%) Relational Database
3 43 (2.43%) Oracle Database
4 27 (1.53%) MySQL
5 20 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (0.96%) Big Data
7 15 (0.85%) MongoDB
8 13 (0.73%) NoSQL
9 12 (0.68%) DB2
9 12 (0.68%) EDRMS
9 12 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (0.51%) Data Mining
10 9 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (0.23%) HBase
13 4 (0.23%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
15 1 (0.056%) Apache Hive
15 1 (0.056%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 678 (38.31%) Selenium
2 308 (17.40%) JIRA
3 227 (12.82%) WebDriver
4 211 (11.92%) Cucumber
5 184 (10.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 161 (9.10%) HP UFT
7 111 (6.27%) Git (software)
8 104 (5.88%) Visual Studio
9 100 (5.65%) Jenkins
10 96 (5.42%) SoapUI
11 90 (5.08%) JMeter
12 70 (3.95%) Appium
13 66 (3.73%) NUnit
14 59 (3.33%) SpecFlow
15 54 (3.05%) JUnit
16 45 (2.54%) WATIR
17 32 (1.81%) FitNesse
18 29 (1.64%) TestNG
19 28 (1.58%) Subversion
20 27 (1.53%) Bugzilla
General
1 459 (25.93%) Finance
2 67 (3.79%) Banking
3 57 (3.22%) Telecoms
4 49 (2.77%) Retail
5 47 (2.66%) Marketing
6 35 (1.98%) Back Office
7 33 (1.86%) Games
8 23 (1.30%) Financial Institution
8 23 (1.30%) Law
9 21 (1.19%) Automotive
10 19 (1.07%) Front Office
10 19 (1.07%) Investment Banking
11 18 (1.02%) Legal
11 18 (1.02%) Manufacturing
12 16 (0.90%) Advertising
12 16 (0.90%) Electronics
13 15 (0.85%) Publishing
14 14 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.68%) Billing
16 4 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 764 (43.16%) Analyst
2 687 (38.81%) Test Analyst
3 503 (28.42%) Tester
4 306 (17.29%) Test Engineer
5 269 (15.20%) QA Engineer
6 215 (12.15%) QA Analyst
7 190 (10.73%) Software Tester
8 178 (10.06%) QA Tester
9 170 (9.60%) QA Test Analyst
10 139 (7.85%) QA Test Engineer
11 124 (7.01%) Manual Test Analyst
12 119 (6.72%) Automation Tester
13 118 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
14 116 (6.55%) Senior Test Analyst
15 99 (5.59%) Automation Test Analyst
16 98 (5.54%) Software Analyst
17 94 (5.31%) Test Leader
18 90 (5.08%) Software Test Analyst
19 83 (4.69%) Developer
20 80 (4.52%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (16.84%) .NET
2 181 (10.23%) Web Services
3 127 (7.18%) XML
4 78 (4.41%) HTML
5 64 (3.62%) ASP.NET
6 63 (3.56%) SOAP
7 58 (3.28%) REST
8 53 (2.99%) Gherkin
9 51 (2.88%) CSS
10 46 (2.60%) JSON
11 36 (2.03%) .NET Framework
12 35 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC
13 24 (1.36%) AngularJS
13 24 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 24 (1.36%) HTML5
14 23 (1.30%) Ajax
15 22 (1.24%) jQuery
16 21 (1.19%) WCF
17 20 (1.13%) RESTful
18 16 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 188 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 139 (7.85%) Computer Science
3 78 (4.41%) Mobile App
4 47 (2.66%) iPad
5 29 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 27 (1.53%) User Experience
7 25 (1.41%) Mainframe
7 25 (1.41%) Mathematics
8 16 (0.90%) Blog
9 15 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (0.79%) Blackberry
11 11 (0.62%) Derivative
12 10 (0.56%) Digital Media
12 10 (0.56%) Fintech
13 9 (0.51%) AS400
13 9 (0.51%) Inversion of Control
13 9 (0.51%) Replication
13 9 (0.51%) Social Media
14 8 (0.45%) iSeries
14 8 (0.45%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 207 (11.69%) Windows
2 121 (6.84%) Linux
3 119 (6.72%) Unix
4 79 (4.46%) Apple iOS
5 77 (4.35%) Android
6 28 (1.58%) Windows Server
7 16 (0.90%) Windows 8
8 13 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.56%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.51%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.45%) Kali Linux
11 8 (0.45%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.45%) Windows Vista
11 8 (0.45%) Windows XP
12 7 (0.40%) Solaris
13 3 (0.17%) VMS
13 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1045 (59.04%) Agile Software Development
2 767 (43.33%) Automated Testing
3 469 (26.50%) Software Testing
4 429 (24.24%) Test Automation
5 426 (24.07%) Test Scripting
6 403 (22.77%) Scrum
7 374 (21.13%) Automation Testing
8 350 (19.77%) SDLC
9 263 (14.86%) Regression Testing
10 262 (14.80%) User Acceptance Testing
11 257 (14.52%) TDD
12 237 (13.39%) Test Strategy
13 228 (12.88%) BDD
14 220 (12.43%) Functional Testing
15 189 (10.68%) Waterfall
16 171 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
17 150 (8.47%) Performance Testing
18 132 (7.46%) System Testing
19 126 (7.12%) E-Commerce
20 116 (6.55%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 519 (29.32%) SQL
2 350 (19.77%) Java
3 337 (19.04%) C#
4 101 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 100 (5.65%) Python
6 92 (5.20%) Ruby
7 46 (2.60%) Perl
8 31 (1.75%) PHP
9 30 (1.69%) PL/SQL
10 29 (1.64%) C++
11 20 (1.13%) VB
12 19 (1.07%) C
12 19 (1.07%) T-SQL
13 17 (0.96%) Shell Script
14 15 (0.85%) COBOL
15 8 (0.45%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.45%) JCL
15 8 (0.45%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.45%) VBA
16 7 (0.40%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 449 (25.37%) ISEB
2 370 (20.90%) ISTQB
3 285 (16.10%) Degree
4 111 (6.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 41 (2.32%) Security Cleared
6 21 (1.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 14 (0.79%) DV Cleared
7 14 (0.79%) SC Cleared
8 9 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (0.51%) PMI Certification
8 9 (0.51%) PMP
9 6 (0.34%) CISSP
9 6 (0.34%) SANS
10 3 (0.17%) CEH
10 3 (0.17%) MBA
11 1 (0.056%) CCFP
11 1 (0.056%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.056%) HP AIS
11 1 (0.056%) SSCP
11 1 (0.056%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 850 (48.02%) QA
2 16 (0.90%) GCP
3 13 (0.73%) SLA
4 9 (0.51%) EMIR
4 9 (0.51%) MiFID
5 8 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
7 3 (0.17%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.17%) Section 508
7 3 (0.17%) TickIT
8 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.11%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.11%) ISO20022
8 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.056%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.056%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.056%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.11%) Firmware
2 2 (0.11%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.056%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 133 (7.51%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.34%) SCCM
3 5 (0.28%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.056%) Nagios
4 1 (0.056%) Nessus
4 1 (0.056%) Oozie
4 1 (0.056%) Puppet
4 1 (0.056%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 256 (14.46%) Microsoft
2 157 (8.87%) Oracle
3 97 (5.48%) HP
4 51 (2.88%) SAP
5 16 (0.90%) Atlassian
5 16 (0.90%) IBM
6 14 (0.79%) TOWER Software
7 13 (0.73%) Rally
8 12 (0.68%) MKS
8 12 (0.68%) OpenText
8 12 (0.68%) Siebel
9 9 (0.51%) Twitter
9 9 (0.51%) Xamarin
10 7 (0.40%) Cegedim Rx
10 7 (0.40%) Pega
10 7 (0.40%) StreamBase
11 6 (0.34%) ATG
11 6 (0.34%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.34%) VMware
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 44 minutes ago
North West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 50 minutes ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 30% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
BMC Recruitment Group
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Brierley Hill, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Lothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £47500.00 - £53000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum Up to £35K
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £neg + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: excellent salary, bonus, bens, training
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ISL
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hainton Recruitment
Salary: £25500 - £35500 per annum + 34 Days Holiday + Generous Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago