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

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 318 386 384
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -2
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 938 824 906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 0.76% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.88% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 838 728 790
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%

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
87589 93360 100944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.87% 86.37% 85.34%
Number of salaries quoted 73004 75835 82109
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 £31,500 £31,000
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 28 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 28 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 +57 885 £40,000 +2.56% 109
London +68 350 £50,000 +11.11% 27
South East +40 191 £35,000 -12.50% 24
Yorkshire +37 87 £35,000 +7.69% 14
Surrey +38 65 £33,750 -10.00% 8
West Midlands +10 62 £35,000 +7.69% 9
South West +28 58 £37,500 +20.96% 6
City of London +49 49 £52,500 +23.52% 4
East Midlands +29 48 £37,500 +10.29% 3
East of England +8 46 £35,000 -16.66% 12
West Yorkshire +28 41 £35,000 +2.94% 10
North West -12 41 £27,500 -18.51% 13
Manchester -23 32 £28,750 -22.29% 11
Leeds +14 31 £35,000 +4.47% 10
East Sussex +13 30 £35,000 -28.20% 3
Brighton +18 27 £35,000 -31.70% 3
Leicestershire +33 26 £37,500 +32.74%
North Yorkshire +15 26 £32,500 +18.18%
Gloucestershire +24 25 £45,000 +63.63% 5
West Sussex +7 24 £40,000 +60.00%
Scotland -20 22 £41,875 +25.00% 4
Hampshire -3 21 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Cambridgeshire -32 19 £37,500 -16.66% 10
Wales +16 18 £35,000 - 2
Suffolk +24 17 £35,000 +37.25% 1
Berkshire +18 17 £45,000 +10.42% 4
Oxfordshire -7 16 £37,500 - 1
Cambridge -10 16 £37,500 -21.05% 9
Walton-on-Thames - 16 £27,500 - 2
South Wales +13 15 £35,000 -3.44% 1

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 1042 (58.77%) Agile Software Development
2 846 (47.72%) QA
3 737 (41.57%) Automated Testing
4 666 (37.56%) Selenium
5 522 (29.44%) SQL
6 462 (26.06%) Finance
7 452 (25.49%) Software Testing
8 440 (24.82%) ISEB
9 422 (23.80%) Scrum
10 410 (23.12%) Test Automation
11 403 (22.73%) Test Scripting
12 379 (21.38%) Automation Testing
13 374 (21.09%) ISTQB
14 355 (20.02%) SDLC
15 346 (19.51%) Java
16 337 (19.01%) C#
17 311 (17.54%) JIRA
18 285 (16.07%) .NET
19 270 (15.23%) Degree
20 267 (15.06%) Regression Testing
21 249 (14.04%) Microsoft
22 247 (13.93%) User Acceptance Testing
23 241 (13.59%) TDD
24 232 (13.09%) SQL Server
25 231 (13.03%) BDD
26 229 (12.92%) Test Strategy
27 214 (12.07%) Cucumber
28 213 (12.01%) Windows
29 211 (11.90%) WebDriver
30 205 (11.56%) Functional 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 47 (2.65%) Confluence
2 31 (1.75%) CMS
2 31 (1.75%) IIS
3 13 (0.73%) Tomcat
4 10 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (0.51%) Drupal
5 9 (0.51%) Node.js
6 8 (0.45%) CICS
7 7 (0.39%) ColdFusion
7 7 (0.39%) Jetty
7 7 (0.39%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.34%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.28%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.17%) Apache
10 3 (0.17%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.056%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.056%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.056%) WordPress
Applications
1 117 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 36 (2.03%) MS Office
3 14 (0.79%) MS Project
4 8 (0.45%) Mingle
5 4 (0.23%) HipChat
6 3 (0.17%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.056%) Maya
7 1 (0.056%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
2 8 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.23%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.17%) CSG Singleview
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.11%) PeopleSoft CRM
5 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.056%) Magento
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.056%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.13%) SaaS
2 7 (0.39%) PaaS
3 5 (0.28%) GitHub
4 4 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.17%) Office 365
6 2 (0.11%) Heroku
6 2 (0.11%) Trello
7 1 (0.056%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.52%) Internet
2 14 (0.79%) SSH
3 8 (0.45%) HTTPS
4 7 (0.39%) PuTTY
5 6 (0.34%) Extranet
5 6 (0.34%) HTTP
5 6 (0.34%) Intranet
5 6 (0.34%) Telnet
5 6 (0.34%) VoIP
6 5 (0.28%) SAN
7 3 (0.17%) Network Security
7 3 (0.17%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.17%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.056%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (13.09%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.43%) Oracle Database
3 40 (2.26%) Relational Database
4 20 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (1.07%) MySQL
6 17 (0.96%) Big Data
7 16 (0.90%) EDRMS
8 14 (0.79%) MongoDB
9 12 (0.68%) NoSQL
9 12 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (0.62%) Data Mining
11 10 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (0.51%) DB2
13 8 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
15 4 (0.23%) RDBMS
16 3 (0.17%) HBase
17 2 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
18 1 (0.056%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 1 (0.056%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 666 (37.56%) Selenium
2 311 (17.54%) JIRA
3 214 (12.07%) Cucumber
4 211 (11.90%) WebDriver
5 170 (9.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 154 (8.69%) HP UFT
7 114 (6.43%) Git (software)
8 99 (5.58%) Visual Studio
9 94 (5.30%) Jenkins
10 91 (5.13%) SoapUI
11 76 (4.29%) JMeter
12 71 (4.00%) NUnit
13 67 (3.78%) Appium
14 59 (3.33%) SpecFlow
15 47 (2.65%) JUnit
16 38 (2.14%) WATIR
17 34 (1.92%) FitNesse
18 30 (1.69%) TestNG
19 28 (1.58%) LoadRunner
20 27 (1.52%) Subversion
General
1 462 (26.06%) Finance
2 68 (3.84%) Banking
3 63 (3.55%) Telecoms
4 50 (2.82%) Marketing
5 48 (2.71%) Retail
6 41 (2.31%) Back Office
7 31 (1.75%) Games
8 27 (1.52%) Automotive
9 22 (1.24%) Law
10 20 (1.13%) Investment Banking
10 20 (1.13%) Manufacturing
11 19 (1.07%) Front Office
12 18 (1.02%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.79%) Electronics
14 13 (0.73%) Advertising
14 13 (0.73%) Billing
14 13 (0.73%) Legal
14 13 (0.73%) Publishing
15 12 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 762 (42.98%) Analyst
2 680 (38.35%) Test Analyst
3 498 (28.09%) Tester
4 308 (17.37%) Test Engineer
5 266 (15.00%) QA Engineer
6 206 (11.62%) QA Analyst
7 192 (10.83%) Software Tester
8 172 (9.70%) QA Tester
9 159 (8.97%) QA Test Analyst
10 131 (7.39%) QA Test Engineer
11 127 (7.16%) Manual Test Analyst
12 126 (7.11%) Automation Tester
13 107 (6.03%) Senior Analyst
14 105 (5.92%) Senior Test Analyst
14 105 (5.92%) Software Analyst
15 102 (5.75%) Automation Test Analyst
16 98 (5.53%) Software Test Analyst
17 87 (4.91%) Test Leader
18 78 (4.40%) Software Test Engineer
19 75 (4.23%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (16.07%) .NET
2 161 (9.08%) Web Services
3 117 (6.60%) XML
4 73 (4.12%) HTML
5 61 (3.44%) ASP.NET
6 59 (3.33%) SOAP
7 51 (2.88%) REST
8 49 (2.76%) Gherkin
9 47 (2.65%) CSS
10 37 (2.09%) JSON
11 36 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC
12 29 (1.64%) .NET Framework
13 24 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 24 (1.35%) jQuery
14 23 (1.30%) AngularJS
15 21 (1.18%) WCF
16 20 (1.13%) Ajax
17 18 (1.02%) RESTful
18 17 (0.96%) HTML5
19 16 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 187 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (7.33%) Computer Science
3 82 (4.62%) Mobile App
4 40 (2.26%) iPad
5 34 (1.92%) User Experience
6 33 (1.86%) Client/Server
7 22 (1.24%) Mathematics
8 21 (1.18%) Blog
9 20 (1.13%) Mainframe
10 16 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (0.79%) Blackberry
12 13 (0.73%) Digital Media
13 11 (0.62%) Derivative
13 11 (0.62%) Fintech
14 10 (0.56%) Replication
15 9 (0.51%) Driving Licence
15 9 (0.51%) Management Information System
15 9 (0.51%) Online Games
16 8 (0.45%) Inversion of Control
16 8 (0.45%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 213 (12.01%) Windows
2 131 (7.39%) Linux
2 131 (7.39%) Unix
3 78 (4.40%) Android
4 77 (4.34%) Apple iOS
5 28 (1.58%) Windows Server
6 16 (0.90%) Windows 8
6 16 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (0.62%) Mac OS X
8 9 (0.51%) Solaris
8 9 (0.51%) Windows 10
8 9 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.45%) Kali Linux
9 8 (0.45%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.45%) Windows Vista
9 8 (0.45%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.23%) VMS
11 4 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1042 (58.77%) Agile Software Development
2 737 (41.57%) Automated Testing
3 452 (25.49%) Software Testing
4 422 (23.80%) Scrum
5 410 (23.12%) Test Automation
6 403 (22.73%) Test Scripting
7 379 (21.38%) Automation Testing
8 355 (20.02%) SDLC
9 267 (15.06%) Regression Testing
10 247 (13.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 241 (13.59%) TDD
12 231 (13.03%) BDD
13 229 (12.92%) Test Strategy
14 205 (11.56%) Functional Testing
15 204 (11.51%) Waterfall
16 167 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
17 158 (8.91%) Performance Testing
18 123 (6.94%) System Testing
19 122 (6.88%) Mentoring
20 120 (6.77%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 522 (29.44%) SQL
2 346 (19.51%) Java
3 337 (19.01%) C#
4 121 (6.82%) Python
5 107 (6.03%) JavaScript
6 92 (5.19%) Ruby
7 53 (2.99%) Perl
8 39 (2.20%) C++
9 30 (1.69%) PL/SQL
10 27 (1.52%) C
11 26 (1.47%) PHP
12 23 (1.30%) Shell Script
12 23 (1.30%) VB
13 21 (1.18%) T-SQL
14 13 (0.73%) Bash Shell
15 12 (0.68%) COBOL
16 10 (0.56%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.51%) Scala
18 8 (0.45%) JCL
19 5 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 440 (24.82%) ISEB
2 374 (21.09%) ISTQB
3 270 (15.23%) Degree
4 109 (6.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 45 (2.54%) Security Cleared
6 19 (1.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 15 (0.85%) SC Cleared
8 13 (0.73%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.51%) PMI Certification
9 9 (0.51%) PMP
10 8 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.28%) MBA
12 3 (0.17%) CISSP
12 3 (0.17%) SANS
13 1 (0.056%) CEH
13 1 (0.056%) CREST Certified
13 1 (0.056%) HP AIS
13 1 (0.056%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.056%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 846 (47.72%) QA
2 21 (1.18%) GCP
3 10 (0.56%) SLA
4 9 (0.51%) EMIR
4 9 (0.51%) MiFID
5 6 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
6 5 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.17%) Section 508
8 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.11%) TickIT
9 1 (0.056%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.056%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.056%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.11%) Firmware
2 2 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 124 (6.99%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.17%) Nagios
2 3 (0.17%) SCCM
2 3 (0.17%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.056%) Nessus
3 1 (0.056%) Oozie
3 1 (0.056%) Puppet
3 1 (0.056%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 249 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 156 (8.80%) Oracle
3 92 (5.19%) HP
4 51 (2.88%) SAP
5 16 (0.90%) Atlassian
5 16 (0.90%) OpenText
5 16 (0.90%) Siebel
6 13 (0.73%) IBM
6 13 (0.73%) TOWER Software
7 12 (0.68%) Rally
8 11 (0.62%) MKS
9 10 (0.56%) Red Hat
10 9 (0.51%) VMware
10 9 (0.51%) Xamarin
11 8 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.39%) Cegedim Rx
12 7 (0.39%) Pega
12 7 (0.39%) StreamBase
12 7 (0.39%) Twitter
13 6 (0.34%) Splunk
Manchester, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Sanderson
Salary: £27000.00 - £33800.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum Up to £35K
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 38-40k
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £37700 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: From £28,000 to £34,900 per annum Excellent benefits packages
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 60,000 plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
First Point
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
IntaPeople
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Networking People
Salary: £45000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefitss
Posted: 19 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £35000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-30,000
Posted: 4 days ago