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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 346 329 413
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +84
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 878 948 627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 0.83% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.00% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 786 847 543
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%

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
94267 95114 86807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.15% 82.79% 81.72%
Number of salaries quoted 77668 75899 71027
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -13 823 £38,500 +10.00% 102
London -1 287 £47,500 +11.76% 26
South East +17 215 £40,000 +14.28% 30
East of England +2 79 £36,000 +2.85% 9
Hampshire +50 62 £42,500 +8.28% 6
Yorkshire -10 61 £35,000 +7.69% 3
North West 0 53 £34,250 +14.16% 21
West Midlands -13 47 £30,000 -10.44% 5
South West -32 46 £32,500 - 6
Cambridgeshire -7 45 £37,500 +7.14% 4
City of London -22 42 £55,000 +47.65% 5
West Sussex +18 38 £37,500 +3.44% 3
Manchester +15 38 £37,500 -6.25% 12
Cambridge -4 36 £37,500 +11.94% 4
Scotland -18 34 £35,000 - 4
Berkshire +8 30 £40,000 - 9
West Yorkshire -8 29 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Surrey -39 29 £40,000 +14.28% 5
East Midlands -15 28 £30,000 -6.25% 2
Southampton +30 26 £42,500 +25.92% 4
Hertfordshire +11 24 £41,250 +30.95% 4
Edinburgh +4 23 £35,000 +2.94% 2
Brighton +33 21 £40,500 +15.71%
East Sussex +27 21 £40,500 +15.71% 1
Birmingham +8 18 £31,250 -6.71% 1
Glasgow -1 18 £35,000 +27.27% 2
Ealing -13 17 £52,500 +31.25%
Leeds -3 16 £36,250 +12.40% 2
Haywards Heath +18 15 £27,500 -8.33% 2
Winchester -1 15 £35,000 -17.64% 2

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1018 (60.81%) Agile Software Development
2 917 (54.78%) QA
3 834 (49.82%) Automated Testing
4 673 (40.20%) Selenium
5 474 (28.32%) SQL
6 465 (27.78%) ISEB
7 459 (27.42%) Test Scripting
8 418 (24.97%) Java
9 405 (24.19%) C#
10 389 (23.24%) Finance
11 368 (21.98%) Software Testing
12 341 (20.37%) Test Automation
13 335 (20.01%) Scrum
14 320 (19.12%) ISTQB
15 318 (19.00%) .NET
16 297 (17.74%) Automation Testing
17 279 (16.67%) Regression Testing
18 257 (15.35%) Windows
19 253 (15.11%) Microsoft
20 243 (14.52%) TDD
21 237 (14.16%) User Acceptance Testing
22 230 (13.74%) Degree
23 227 (13.56%) BDD
24 219 (13.08%) WebDriver
25 218 (13.02%) SQL Server
26 210 (12.54%) Performance Testing
27 209 (12.49%) JIRA
28 185 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
29 184 (10.99%) Cucumber
30 179 (10.69%) Web Services

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 26 (1.55%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.14%) Confluence
3 15 (0.90%) IIS
4 9 (0.54%) CMS
5 7 (0.42%) ColdFusion
5 7 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.36%) Node.js
7 4 (0.24%) Jetty
7 4 (0.24%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.18%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.18%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.12%) Drupal
10 1 (0.060%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.060%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.060%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.060%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.060%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.060%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.060%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 139 (8.30%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.03%) MS Office
3 11 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.30%) Mingle
6 4 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.24%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.24%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.12%) BASE24
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.060%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.060%) Summit
6 1 (0.060%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 1 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.060%) Lawson
6 1 (0.060%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.060%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 32 (1.91%) SaaS
2 28 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.48%) PaaS
4 7 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.060%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.060%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.060%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.55%) Internet
2 23 (1.37%) HTTP
2 23 (1.37%) Network Security
3 12 (0.72%) Unified Communications
3 12 (0.72%) VPN
4 9 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.48%) SSH
6 7 (0.42%) Wireless
6 7 (0.42%) Telnet
6 7 (0.42%) CTI
6 7 (0.42%) PuTTY
7 6 (0.36%) SSL
8 4 (0.24%) FTP
9 3 (0.18%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.18%) DNS
9 3 (0.18%) VoIP
10 2 (0.12%) Intranet
10 2 (0.12%) UMTS
10 2 (0.12%) GSM
10 2 (0.12%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (13.02%) SQL Server
2 45 (2.69%) Big Data
3 43 (2.57%) Relational Database
4 42 (2.51%) MySQL
5 24 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (0.96%) Oracle Database
7 14 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (0.78%) Hadoop
9 10 (0.60%) Apache Hive
9 10 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (0.48%) Data Mining
11 6 (0.36%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.36%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.30%) DB2
13 4 (0.24%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.24%) JasperReports
13 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.12%) HBase
Development Applications
1 673 (40.20%) Selenium
2 219 (13.08%) WebDriver
3 209 (12.49%) JIRA
4 184 (10.99%) Cucumber
5 144 (8.60%) HP UFT
6 139 (8.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 98 (5.85%) Visual Studio
8 89 (5.32%) JUnit
9 86 (5.14%) JMeter
10 82 (4.90%) SpecFlow
11 76 (4.54%) SoapUI
12 60 (3.58%) Jenkins
13 59 (3.52%) NUnit
14 55 (3.29%) Git (software)
15 46 (2.75%) Appium
16 42 (2.51%) LoadRunner
17 35 (2.09%) Maven
18 34 (2.03%) TestNG
19 26 (1.55%) Subversion
20 25 (1.49%) Bugzilla
General
1 389 (23.24%) Finance
2 69 (4.12%) Telecoms
3 65 (3.88%) Banking
4 42 (2.51%) Games
5 38 (2.27%) Retail
6 33 (1.97%) Marketing
7 20 (1.19%) Back Office
8 18 (1.08%) Advertising
9 17 (1.02%) Publishing
10 16 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 16 (0.96%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.84%) Legal
12 13 (0.78%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.72%) Electronics
14 8 (0.48%) Billing
15 6 (0.36%) Automotive
16 5 (0.30%) Law
16 5 (0.30%) Front Office
17 3 (0.18%) Retail Banking
18 2 (0.12%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 616 (36.80%) Analyst
2 526 (31.42%) Test Analyst
3 485 (28.97%) Tester
4 248 (14.81%) QA Engineer
5 211 (12.60%) Test Engineer
6 201 (12.01%) Software Tester
7 136 (8.12%) QA Analyst
8 110 (6.57%) QA Tester
9 100 (5.97%) Senior Analyst
10 97 (5.79%) Developer
11 94 (5.62%) Senior Test Analyst
12 64 (3.82%) Senior Tester
13 61 (3.64%) Automation Tester
14 59 (3.52%) Test Leader
15 56 (3.35%) Senior QA Engineer
15 56 (3.35%) Software Engineer
16 51 (3.05%) Test Manager
16 51 (3.05%) Team Leader
17 47 (2.81%) Agile Test Analyst
18 46 (2.75%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (19.00%) .NET
2 179 (10.69%) Web Services
3 138 (8.24%) HTML
4 86 (5.14%) XML
5 78 (4.66%) ASP.NET
6 67 (4.00%) Gherkin
7 66 (3.94%) SOAP
8 65 (3.88%) .NET Framework
9 63 (3.76%) CSS
10 40 (2.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 35 (2.09%) REST
12 33 (1.97%) HTML5
13 29 (1.73%) RESTful
13 29 (1.73%) Entity Framework
14 27 (1.61%) Spring
15 19 (1.14%) WCF
16 18 (1.08%) JSON
17 13 (0.78%) LAMP
18 12 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web API
18 12 (0.72%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 185 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (6.81%) Mobile App
3 98 (5.85%) Computer Science
4 30 (1.79%) User Experience
5 29 (1.73%) AS400
5 29 (1.73%) N-Tier
6 28 (1.67%) iSeries
7 26 (1.55%) Client/Server
8 25 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 25 (1.49%) iPhone
9 21 (1.25%) Replication
10 20 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.02%) Blackberry
12 14 (0.84%) Mathematics
13 13 (0.78%) Equities
14 12 (0.72%) Derivative
15 9 (0.54%) Online Games
16 8 (0.48%) Learning Management System
16 8 (0.48%) E-Learning
17 7 (0.42%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 257 (15.35%) Windows
2 123 (7.35%) Linux
3 86 (5.14%) UNIX
4 78 (4.66%) Android
5 64 (3.82%) Apple iOS
6 35 (2.09%) Windows 7
7 34 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (1.55%) Windows 8
10 22 (1.31%) Windows Vista
10 22 (1.31%) Windows XP
11 10 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
12 6 (0.36%) Windows Phone
12 6 (0.36%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.060%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1018 (60.81%) Agile Software Development
2 834 (49.82%) Automated Testing
3 459 (27.42%) Test Scripting
4 368 (21.98%) Software Testing
5 341 (20.37%) Test Automation
6 335 (20.01%) Scrum
7 297 (17.74%) Automation Testing
8 279 (16.67%) Regression Testing
9 243 (14.52%) TDD
10 237 (14.16%) User Acceptance Testing
11 227 (13.56%) BDD
12 210 (12.54%) Performance Testing
13 172 (10.27%) SDLC
14 157 (9.38%) Integration Testing
15 155 (9.26%) Test Strategy
16 144 (8.60%) Unit Testing
17 138 (8.24%) User Stories
18 127 (7.59%) E-Commerce
19 114 (6.81%) Continuous Integration
20 108 (6.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 474 (28.32%) SQL
2 418 (24.97%) Java
3 405 (24.19%) C#
4 128 (7.65%) JavaScript
5 99 (5.91%) Python
6 92 (5.50%) PHP
7 77 (4.60%) C++
8 52 (3.11%) T-SQL
9 38 (2.27%) Ruby
10 36 (2.15%) C
11 29 (1.73%) Perl
12 26 (1.55%) VB
13 16 (0.96%) Scala
14 13 (0.78%) PL/SQL
15 12 (0.72%) Bash Shell
16 11 (0.66%) VBScript
17 8 (0.48%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.48%) Groovy
18 6 (0.36%) VBA
18 6 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 465 (27.78%) ISEB
2 320 (19.12%) ISTQB
3 230 (13.74%) Degree
4 91 (5.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (1.14%) Security Cleared
6 7 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (0.30%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.30%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.18%) IC3 Certification
9 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.12%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.12%) MCP
9 2 (0.12%) MCPD
10 1 (0.060%) CSQA
10 1 (0.060%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.060%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 917 (54.78%) QA
2 4 (0.24%) SLA
3 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.060%) EMIR
4 1 (0.060%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 14 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.42%) Docker
3 5 (0.30%) Firmware
4 3 (0.18%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.18%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.12%) KVM
6 1 (0.060%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 141 (8.42%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (1.14%) Puppet
3 9 (0.54%) Vagrant
4 7 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.42%) Ansible
5 6 (0.36%) Capistrano
5 6 (0.36%) Salt
6 2 (0.12%) Oozie
7 1 (0.060%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.060%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 253 (15.11%) Microsoft
2 128 (7.65%) Oracle
3 100 (5.97%) HP
4 26 (1.55%) SAP
5 19 (1.14%) VMware
6 13 (0.78%) Pega
7 11 (0.66%) Google
8 10 (0.60%) IBM
8 10 (0.60%) Atlassian
9 8 (0.48%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.42%) Bloomberg
11 6 (0.36%) Tableau
11 6 (0.36%) Sage
11 6 (0.36%) Charles River
11 6 (0.36%) GoldenSource
12 5 (0.30%) Remedy
13 4 (0.24%) Websense
13 4 (0.24%) TOWER Software
13 4 (0.24%) SimCorp
14 3 (0.18%) JD Edwards
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leicestershire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £42,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000-25,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + great bonus and bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + PLUS BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum Bonus (10%) + pension + health etc
Posted: 3 days ago