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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 332 387 371
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -16
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 874 848 920
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.77% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.89% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 782 770 816
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 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%

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
86036 95697 100006
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.86% 87.27% 85.36%
Number of salaries quoted 71823 78372 80573
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +49 825 £37,500 -5.06% 105
London -28 240 £52,500 +16.66% 28
South East +11 192 £35,000 -12.50% 23
Yorkshire +69 88 £35,000 +7.69% 9
West Midlands +46 86 £33,500 +3.07% 10
East of England +17 61 £35,000 - 9
East Midlands +43 60 £35,000 +16.66% 9
Surrey +47 55 £37,500 -6.25% 7
West Yorkshire +52 54 £35,000 +16.66% 7
North West +22 47 £30,000 -14.28% 9
South West +14 47 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Leeds +60 46 £35,000 +10.23% 7
City of London +67 35 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Manchester -9 35 £30,000 -20.00% 5
East Sussex +16 33 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Brighton +24 32 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Birmingham 0 29 £34,715 +6.81% 2
Cambridgeshire +2 28 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Hampshire -38 28 £35,000 -17.64% 3
Berkshire +1 24 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Scotland 0 23 £36,000 +2.85%
Oxfordshire -6 23 £27,500 -35.29% 2
Nottinghamshire +21 21 £36,250 +31.81% 4
Nottingham +21 21 £36,250 +31.81% 4
Buckinghamshire +31 20 £35,750 +8.33% 2
Gloucestershire +13 19 £43,000 +40.98% 3
Cambridge -3 18 £39,500 +5.33% 3
Coventry +18 17 £37,500 +66.66% 1
Leicestershire +13 17 £36,250 +11.53%
Suffolk +14 16 £35,000 +38.61% 3

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1052 (59.00%) Agile Software Development
2 874 (49.02%) QA
3 681 (38.19%) Automated Testing
4 673 (37.75%) Selenium
5 502 (28.15%) SQL
6 478 (26.81%) Scrum
7 476 (26.70%) Finance
8 447 (25.07%) ISEB
9 432 (24.23%) Software Testing
10 384 (21.54%) ISTQB
11 377 (21.14%) Test Scripting
12 376 (21.09%) Automation Testing
13 368 (20.64%) Test Automation
14 362 (20.30%) Java
15 333 (18.68%) C#
16 320 (17.95%) SDLC
17 303 (16.99%) JIRA
18 288 (16.15%) Regression Testing
19 277 (15.54%) .NET
20 260 (14.58%) Degree
21 247 (13.85%) BDD
22 234 (13.12%) Microsoft
23 230 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
23 230 (12.90%) Test Strategy
24 221 (12.39%) Cucumber
25 214 (12.00%) TDD
26 206 (11.55%) WebDriver
27 204 (11.44%) Functional Testing
28 194 (10.88%) SQL Server
29 188 (10.54%) 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 59 (3.31%) Confluence
2 36 (2.02%) CMS
3 21 (1.18%) IIS
4 11 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (0.45%) CICS
6 7 (0.39%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.34%) Drupal
8 5 (0.28%) Apache
8 5 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (0.28%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.17%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.11%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.056%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.056%) JBoss
11 1 (0.056%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.056%) WebSphere
Applications
1 114 (6.39%) MS Excel
2 39 (2.19%) MS Office
3 14 (0.79%) MS Project
4 8 (0.45%) Mingle
5 3 (0.17%) HipChat
5 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.056%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.22%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.11%) CSG Singleview
5 2 (0.11%) PeopleSoft CRM
5 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.056%) Magento
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.056%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.056%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.79%) SaaS
2 12 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.34%) TestFlight
4 5 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.28%) GitHub
5 3 (0.17%) Heroku
5 3 (0.17%) Trello
6 2 (0.11%) Office 365
7 1 (0.056%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.23%) Internet
2 14 (0.79%) SSH
3 12 (0.67%) HTTP
4 11 (0.62%) HTTPS
4 11 (0.62%) VoIP
5 6 (0.34%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.28%) PuTTY
7 4 (0.22%) Intranet
7 4 (0.22%) SAN
8 3 (0.17%) Extranet
8 3 (0.17%) Telnet
9 2 (0.11%) Firewall
10 1 (0.056%) 3GPP
10 1 (0.056%) LAN
10 1 (0.056%) LTE
10 1 (0.056%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (10.88%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.85%) Relational Database
3 29 (1.63%) Oracle Database
4 27 (1.51%) MySQL
5 20 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (1.07%) MongoDB
7 18 (1.01%) EDRMS
8 17 (0.95%) NoSQL
9 12 (0.67%) Big Data
9 12 (0.67%) DB2
9 12 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.39%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (0.22%) HBase
14 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
16 2 (0.11%) RDBMS
17 1 (0.056%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 673 (37.75%) Selenium
2 303 (16.99%) JIRA
3 221 (12.39%) Cucumber
4 206 (11.55%) WebDriver
5 162 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 119 (6.67%) HP UFT
7 106 (5.95%) Jenkins
8 104 (5.83%) Git (software)
9 97 (5.44%) Visual Studio
10 76 (4.26%) SoapUI
11 70 (3.93%) JMeter
12 66 (3.70%) NUnit
13 60 (3.37%) Appium
14 58 (3.25%) SpecFlow
15 53 (2.97%) JUnit
16 35 (1.96%) LoadRunner
17 33 (1.85%) TestNG
18 26 (1.46%) FitNesse
19 23 (1.29%) WATIR
20 21 (1.18%) Subversion
General
1 476 (26.70%) Finance
2 67 (3.76%) Banking
3 66 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 57 (3.20%) Marketing
5 54 (3.03%) Retail
6 52 (2.92%) Games
7 47 (2.64%) Back Office
8 39 (2.19%) Automotive
9 24 (1.35%) Investment Banking
10 23 (1.29%) Electronics
10 23 (1.29%) Manufacturing
11 17 (0.95%) Front Office
11 17 (0.95%) Law
12 16 (0.90%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.73%) Legal
14 11 (0.62%) Billing
14 11 (0.62%) Publishing
15 10 (0.56%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.39%) Advertising
17 2 (0.11%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 714 (40.04%) Analyst
2 625 (35.05%) Test Analyst
3 471 (26.42%) Tester
4 308 (17.27%) Test Engineer
5 270 (15.14%) QA Engineer
6 195 (10.94%) QA Analyst
6 195 (10.94%) Software Tester
7 170 (9.53%) QA Tester
8 143 (8.02%) QA Test Analyst
9 135 (7.57%) Automation Tester
10 121 (6.79%) QA Test Engineer
11 116 (6.51%) Manual Test Analyst
11 116 (6.51%) Software Analyst
12 107 (6.00%) Automation Test Analyst
13 105 (5.89%) Software Test Analyst
13 105 (5.89%) Test Leader
14 101 (5.66%) Manual Tester
15 87 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
16 85 (4.77%) Senior Test Analyst
17 75 (4.21%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (15.54%) .NET
2 139 (7.80%) Web Services
3 125 (7.01%) XML
4 94 (5.27%) HTML
5 67 (3.76%) SOAP
6 62 (3.48%) CSS
7 59 (3.31%) ASP.NET
8 57 (3.20%) Gherkin
9 55 (3.08%) REST
10 39 (2.19%) JSON
11 29 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (1.35%) RESTful
13 22 (1.23%) AngularJS
14 21 (1.18%) .NET Framework
14 21 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 19 (1.07%) jQuery
16 17 (0.95%) WCF
17 16 (0.90%) Ajax
18 15 (0.84%) HTML5
19 14 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 180 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 128 (7.18%) Computer Science
3 115 (6.45%) Mobile App
4 38 (2.13%) iPad
5 37 (2.08%) User Experience
6 33 (1.85%) Client/Server
7 28 (1.57%) Blog
8 22 (1.23%) Mainframe
9 20 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (1.01%) Mathematics
11 16 (0.90%) Blackberry
12 15 (0.84%) Fintech
12 15 (0.84%) Online Games
13 12 (0.67%) Derivative
14 11 (0.62%) Digital Media
15 10 (0.56%) Management Information System
15 10 (0.56%) Wiki
16 9 (0.50%) N-Tier
16 9 (0.50%) Virtual Team
17 8 (0.45%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 188 (10.54%) Windows
2 147 (8.24%) Linux
3 120 (6.73%) Unix
4 78 (4.37%) Android
4 78 (4.37%) Apple iOS
5 18 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (0.84%) Solaris
6 15 (0.84%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.79%) Windows 8
8 13 (0.73%) CentOS
9 9 (0.50%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.45%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.39%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
11 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.34%) Windows Vista
12 6 (0.34%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.22%) Kali Linux
13 4 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1052 (59.00%) Agile Software Development
2 681 (38.19%) Automated Testing
3 478 (26.81%) Scrum
4 432 (24.23%) Software Testing
5 377 (21.14%) Test Scripting
6 376 (21.09%) Automation Testing
7 368 (20.64%) Test Automation
8 320 (17.95%) SDLC
9 288 (16.15%) Regression Testing
10 247 (13.85%) BDD
11 230 (12.90%) Test Strategy
11 230 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
12 214 (12.00%) TDD
13 204 (11.44%) Functional Testing
14 182 (10.21%) Waterfall
15 174 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
16 150 (8.41%) Performance Testing
17 138 (7.74%) Exploratory Testing
18 136 (7.63%) Test Management
19 133 (7.46%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 502 (28.15%) SQL
2 362 (20.30%) Java
3 333 (18.68%) C#
4 144 (8.08%) JavaScript
5 135 (7.57%) Python
6 77 (4.32%) Ruby
7 59 (3.31%) C++
8 58 (3.25%) Perl
9 46 (2.58%) C
10 31 (1.74%) VB
11 30 (1.68%) PHP
12 25 (1.40%) T-SQL
13 22 (1.23%) PL/SQL
13 22 (1.23%) Shell Script
14 17 (0.95%) Bash Shell
15 15 (0.84%) COBOL
16 11 (0.62%) Scala
17 10 (0.56%) VB.NET
18 8 (0.45%) JCL
19 6 (0.34%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 447 (25.07%) ISEB
2 384 (21.54%) ISTQB
3 260 (14.58%) Degree
4 115 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 58 (3.25%) Security Cleared
6 16 (0.90%) SC Cleared
7 11 (0.62%) DV Cleared
7 11 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (0.50%) PMI Certification
8 9 (0.50%) PMP
9 5 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (0.28%) MBA
10 1 (0.056%) CSSLP
10 1 (0.056%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.056%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 874 (49.02%) QA
2 28 (1.57%) GCP
3 9 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.50%) EMIR
3 9 (0.50%) MiFID
3 9 (0.50%) SDET
3 9 (0.50%) SLA
4 8 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.17%) Section 508
System Software
1 13 (0.73%) Firmware
2 8 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.056%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 113 (6.34%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.22%) Nagios
2 4 (0.22%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.056%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.056%) Nessus
3 1 (0.056%) Oozie
3 1 (0.056%) Puppet
Vendors
1 234 (13.12%) Microsoft
2 142 (7.96%) Oracle
3 95 (5.33%) HP
4 49 (2.75%) SAP
5 25 (1.40%) Red Hat
6 18 (1.01%) OpenText
6 18 (1.01%) Siebel
7 10 (0.56%) Google
7 10 (0.56%) TOWER Software
7 10 (0.56%) VMware
7 10 (0.56%) Xamarin
8 9 (0.50%) Atlassian
9 8 (0.45%) Borland
9 8 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.39%) IBM
10 7 (0.39%) Pega
10 7 (0.39%) Rally
10 7 (0.39%) Splunk
10 7 (0.39%) StreamBase
11 6 (0.34%) Serena
West Malling, Kent
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 + 10%
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Bristow Holland
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Sanderson
Salary: £27000 - £33800 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £27000 - £33800 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + GAIN Automation
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hainton Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + 40 days+ Holidays & Generous Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + 5% bonus + benefit
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare etc...
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Circa £75K Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-55k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + 20% bonus plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 60,000 plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Training & Unlimited Opportunity
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
World First
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Excellent Bonus and Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago