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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 346 337 379
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +42
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 855 928 705
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.77% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.94% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 779 824 605
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,750 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%

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
93348 99216 88705
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.48% 82.71% 80.79%
Number of salaries quoted 76240 80334 73064
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +6.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -12 801 £39,500 +12.85% 131
London +11 335 £45,000 +12.50% 33
South East -48 157 £40,000 +14.28% 37
East of England +2 70 £35,750 +2.14% 12
North West +22 65 £33,000 +10.00% 14
City of London -8 58 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Yorkshire -3 54 £32,500 - 9
Hampshire +31 51 £45,000 +23.28% 6
Manchester +26 45 £37,500 +25.00% 10
West Midlands -10 42 £32,500 -2.98% 9
Cambridgeshire +4 36 £40,000 +17.64% 10
South West -24 35 £32,500 - 3
Scotland +25 34 £35,000 +21.73% 8
Surrey -22 30 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Cambridge +2 29 £44,500 +34.84% 9
East Midlands 0 27 £30,000 -7.69% 10
Camberley - 20 £40,000 - 1
East Sussex +26 19 £39,500 +12.85% 4
West Yorkshire -13 19 £28,750 -12.21% 3
Edinburgh +27 18 £35,000 +13.82% 4
West Sussex +11 17 £27,500 -18.51% 4
Brighton +30 15 £39,500 +12.85% 4
Glasgow +15 15 £30,000 +20.00%
North Yorkshire +10 15 £32,500 - 3
Nottinghamshire +9 15 £34,000 +30.76% 3
Nottingham +3 15 £34,000 +30.76% 3
Hertfordshire -2 15 £31,250 -21.87% 1
Birmingham -10 15 £42,250 +26.11%
Wiltshire +1 14 £37,250 -12.35%
Ealing -11 14 £55,000 +37.50% 1

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 1017 (59.86%) Agile Software Development
2 919 (54.09%) QA
3 799 (47.03%) Automated Testing
4 660 (38.85%) Selenium
5 499 (29.37%) ISEB
6 494 (29.08%) Test Scripting
7 486 (28.61%) SQL
8 410 (24.13%) Java
9 395 (23.25%) Software Testing
10 393 (23.13%) Finance
11 345 (20.31%) C#
12 330 (19.42%) Test Automation
13 327 (19.25%) ISTQB
14 303 (17.83%) .NET
15 301 (17.72%) Automation Testing
16 297 (17.48%) Scrum
17 266 (15.66%) Regression Testing
17 266 (15.66%) Degree
18 254 (14.95%) TDD
19 250 (14.71%) Windows
20 242 (14.24%) Microsoft
21 236 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
22 235 (13.83%) WebDriver
23 230 (13.54%) BDD
24 206 (12.12%) Cucumber
25 199 (11.71%) SQL Server
26 196 (11.54%) JIRA
27 186 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
28 184 (10.83%) SDLC
29 170 (10.01%) Performance Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 25 (1.47%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.12%) Confluence
3 11 (0.65%) IIS
4 8 (0.47%) CMS
5 6 (0.35%) Node.js
5 6 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.24%) GlassFish
6 4 (0.24%) Jetty
7 3 (0.18%) Drupal
7 3 (0.18%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.12%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.059%) SugarCRM
9 1 (0.059%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.059%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.059%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.059%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.059%) nginx
9 1 (0.059%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.059%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 120 (7.06%) MS Excel
2 33 (1.94%) MS Office
3 8 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.35%) MS Project
4 6 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.29%) Mingle
6 1 (0.059%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.24%) SimCorp Dimension
2 4 (0.24%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.12%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.059%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.059%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.059%) Lawson
5 1 (0.059%) BASE24
5 1 (0.059%) Summit
5 1 (0.059%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.059%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.06%) SaaS
2 15 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.41%) PaaS
5 7 (0.41%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.059%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.059%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.059%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.59%) Internet
2 18 (1.06%) HTTP
3 16 (0.94%) Network Security
4 11 (0.65%) VPN
5 8 (0.47%) Unified Communications
5 8 (0.47%) Wireless
6 5 (0.29%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.18%) DNS
7 3 (0.18%) VoIP
8 2 (0.12%) CTI
8 2 (0.12%) Intranet
8 2 (0.12%) DSL
9 1 (0.059%) ATM
9 1 (0.059%) Extranet
9 1 (0.059%) POP3
9 1 (0.059%) SMTP
9 1 (0.059%) DHCP
9 1 (0.059%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.059%) SSL
9 1 (0.059%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (11.71%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.53%) MySQL
3 39 (2.30%) Relational Database
4 33 (1.94%) Big Data
5 29 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (0.82%) Hadoop
7 12 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (0.65%) Apache Hive
9 10 (0.59%) NoSQL
9 10 (0.59%) DB2
10 9 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.47%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.47%) MongoDB
11 8 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.41%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.41%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
14 4 (0.24%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 660 (38.85%) Selenium
2 235 (13.83%) WebDriver
3 206 (12.12%) Cucumber
4 196 (11.54%) JIRA
5 127 (7.47%) HP UFT
6 111 (6.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 91 (5.36%) JMeter
8 70 (4.12%) SpecFlow
9 68 (4.00%) JUnit
10 62 (3.65%) SoapUI
11 59 (3.47%) Jenkins
12 53 (3.12%) Visual Studio
13 50 (2.94%) Git (software)
14 46 (2.71%) TestNG
14 46 (2.71%) LoadRunner
15 44 (2.59%) Appium
16 35 (2.06%) NUnit
17 32 (1.88%) Maven
18 31 (1.82%) Bugzilla
19 28 (1.65%) TeamCity
General
1 393 (23.13%) Finance
2 67 (3.94%) Banking
3 53 (3.12%) Telecoms
4 46 (2.71%) Retail
5 44 (2.59%) Games
6 31 (1.82%) Marketing
7 21 (1.24%) Advertising
8 20 (1.18%) Investment Banking
9 18 (1.06%) Back Office
10 17 (1.00%) Legal
11 15 (0.88%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.71%) Publishing
13 6 (0.35%) Billing
13 6 (0.35%) Electronics
13 6 (0.35%) Front Office
14 5 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.29%) Law
14 5 (0.29%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.24%) Automotive
16 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 677 (39.85%) Analyst
2 567 (33.37%) Test Analyst
3 561 (33.02%) Tester
4 232 (13.66%) Software Tester
5 211 (12.42%) QA Engineer
6 170 (10.01%) Test Engineer
7 156 (9.18%) QA Analyst
8 113 (6.65%) QA Tester
9 92 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
10 82 (4.83%) Developer
11 79 (4.65%) Senior Test Analyst
12 78 (4.59%) Senior Tester
12 78 (4.59%) Test Leader
13 69 (4.06%) Automation Tester
14 56 (3.30%) Software Engineer
15 55 (3.24%) Software Test Analyst
16 54 (3.18%) Test Manager
17 51 (3.00%) Senior QA Engineer
18 45 (2.65%) Agile Test Analyst
19 43 (2.53%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (17.83%) .NET
2 155 (9.12%) HTML
3 141 (8.30%) Web Services
4 117 (6.89%) XML
5 82 (4.83%) ASP.NET
6 74 (4.36%) CSS
7 57 (3.35%) Gherkin
8 56 (3.30%) SOAP
9 38 (2.24%) .NET Framework
9 38 (2.24%) ASP.NET MVC
10 36 (2.12%) REST
11 29 (1.71%) HTML5
11 29 (1.71%) JSON
12 27 (1.59%) Spring
13 19 (1.12%) Entity Framework
14 18 (1.06%) jQuery
15 17 (1.00%) ASP.NET Web API
15 17 (1.00%) Ajax
16 16 (0.94%) Hibernate
17 15 (0.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 186 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
2 118 (6.95%) Mobile App
3 108 (6.36%) Computer Science
4 34 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
5 32 (1.88%) N-Tier
6 28 (1.65%) User Experience
7 26 (1.53%) Replication
8 25 (1.47%) Client/Server
9 24 (1.41%) AS400
9 24 (1.41%) iSeries
10 23 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 20 (1.18%) iPhone
12 18 (1.06%) Mathematics
13 16 (0.94%) Blackberry
14 11 (0.65%) Equities
14 11 (0.65%) Derivative
15 9 (0.53%) Blog
16 8 (0.47%) iPad
16 8 (0.47%) Hedge funds
16 8 (0.47%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 250 (14.71%) Windows
2 125 (7.36%) Linux
3 85 (5.00%) Android
4 80 (4.71%) Apple iOS
5 71 (4.18%) UNIX
6 31 (1.82%) Windows 7
7 30 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (1.41%) Windows 8
11 19 (1.12%) Windows Vista
11 19 (1.12%) Windows XP
12 12 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
13 10 (0.59%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.35%) Windows Phone
14 6 (0.35%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1017 (59.86%) Agile Software Development
2 799 (47.03%) Automated Testing
3 494 (29.08%) Test Scripting
4 395 (23.25%) Software Testing
5 330 (19.42%) Test Automation
6 301 (17.72%) Automation Testing
7 297 (17.48%) Scrum
8 266 (15.66%) Regression Testing
9 254 (14.95%) TDD
10 236 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 230 (13.54%) BDD
12 184 (10.83%) SDLC
13 170 (10.01%) Performance Testing
14 152 (8.95%) Test Strategy
15 128 (7.53%) User Stories
16 126 (7.42%) E-Commerce
17 124 (7.30%) Integration Testing
18 117 (6.89%) Continuous Integration
18 117 (6.89%) Mentoring
19 102 (6.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 486 (28.61%) SQL
2 410 (24.13%) Java
3 345 (20.31%) C#
4 154 (9.06%) JavaScript
5 101 (5.94%) C++
6 88 (5.18%) Python
7 80 (4.71%) PHP
8 48 (2.83%) Ruby
9 43 (2.53%) T-SQL
10 36 (2.12%) Perl
11 34 (2.00%) C
12 28 (1.65%) VB
13 15 (0.88%) VBScript
14 13 (0.77%) Bash Shell
15 12 (0.71%) PowerShell
16 10 (0.59%) Scala
17 9 (0.53%) Groovy
17 9 (0.53%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.41%) Shell Script
19 6 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 499 (29.37%) ISEB
2 327 (19.25%) ISTQB
3 266 (15.66%) Degree
4 100 (5.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (0.77%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (0.29%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.29%) AAT
7 5 (0.29%) HND
8 3 (0.18%) IC3 Certification
9 2 (0.12%) MCP
9 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.12%) MCPD
9 2 (0.12%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.059%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.059%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 919 (54.09%) QA
2 1 (0.059%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.059%) EMIR
2 1 (0.059%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.059%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (0.41%) Docker
2 3 (0.18%) VirtualBox
2 3 (0.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.18%) Firmware
3 2 (0.12%) KVM
4 1 (0.059%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 99 (5.83%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.35%) Puppet
3 15 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.71%) Vagrant
5 8 (0.47%) Ansible
6 6 (0.35%) Salt
6 6 (0.35%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.18%) Oozie
Vendors
1 242 (14.24%) Microsoft
2 116 (6.83%) Oracle
3 56 (3.30%) HP
4 21 (1.24%) SAP
5 16 (0.94%) Google
6 12 (0.71%) VMware
7 10 (0.59%) Atlassian
8 9 (0.53%) Pega
9 8 (0.47%) Citrix
10 7 (0.41%) Sage
11 6 (0.35%) Charles River
11 6 (0.35%) Remedy
12 5 (0.29%) Bloomberg
12 5 (0.29%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.29%) Hyperion
12 5 (0.29%) New Relic
13 4 (0.24%) SimCorp
14 3 (0.18%) Sybase
14 3 (0.18%) IBM
14 3 (0.18%) Telerik
Guildford, Surrey
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Start up benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Computer People
Salary: £30000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Salt
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 + strong benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Godalming, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Strong Employee Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 37,000 - 47,000
Posted: 13 hours ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-60k + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday