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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 382 471 415
Rank change year-on-year
+89 -56
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 745 478 624
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.45% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.57% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 663 423 554
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,350 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.58%

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
92648 84518 90975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.67% 79.58% 77.87%
Number of salaries quoted 73866 69082 77128
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 28 August 2014 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 28 August 2014. 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 +81 706 £35,000 -4.10% 104
London +11 230 £41,250 -13.15% 33
South East +74 185 £35,000 +7.69% 20
Yorkshire +10 66 £32,500 - 11
Surrey +46 62 £35,000 +2.18% 3
City of London +3 57 £37,500 -21.05% 7
North West -1 56 £30,000 +1.69% 11
South West -1 56 £32,500 -4.41% 14
East of England +4 53 £38,500 +19.37% 11
Cambridgeshire +24 36 £42,000 +29.23% 6
East Midlands -8 35 £32,000 - 2
Cambridge +23 34 £42,000 +38.84% 6
West Midlands +7 33 £33,500 +11.66% 1
Hampshire +2 33 £38,000 +26.66% 6
West Yorkshire -23 32 £27,500 -4.34% 7
Berkshire +24 31 £40,000 +45.45% 4
Cheshire +12 31 £30,000 -3.22% 3
Scotland +11 25 £35,000 -6.66% 6
Bristol -2 25 £37,500 +10.29% 4
Leeds -24 22 £32,000 +6.66% 5
Kent +13 21 £35,000 +16.66%
Manchester -2 21 £40,000 +50.94% 8
Reading +15 20 £40,750 +81.11% 2
North Yorkshire +9 20 £32,500 +4.00% 2
Coventry - 17 £31,500 - 1
Winchester +17 16 £42,500 +54.54% 2
Harrogate -2 15 £32,500 -20.73% 1
Nottingham -6 15 £26,000 -20.00%
Nottinghamshire -7 15 £26,000 -20.00%
Sheffield -7 14 £42,000 +1.20% 1

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 668 (45.85%) QA
2 584 (40.08%) SQL
3 475 (32.60%) Selenium
4 472 (32.40%) Agile Software Development
5 455 (31.23%) ISEB
6 444 (30.47%) Automated Testing
7 408 (28.00%) Finance
8 402 (27.59%) Test Scripting
9 387 (26.56%) Software Testing
10 323 (22.17%) Degree
11 270 (18.53%) Scrum
12 262 (17.98%) C#
12 262 (17.98%) Java
13 258 (17.71%) .NET
14 248 (17.02%) Windows
15 247 (16.95%) Test Automation
16 243 (16.68%) Regression Testing
17 235 (16.13%) Automation Testing
18 231 (15.85%) ISTQB
19 218 (14.96%) QuickTest Pro
20 202 (13.86%) Microsoft
21 160 (10.98%) SQL Server
22 155 (10.64%) WebDriver
23 152 (10.43%) User Acceptance Testing
24 151 (10.36%) XML
25 149 (10.23%) JIRA
26 144 (9.88%) Integration Testing
27 143 (9.81%) System Testing
28 142 (9.75%) HP Quality Center
29 137 (9.40%) TDD

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 19 (1.30%) Confluence
2 15 (1.03%) SharePoint
3 11 (0.75%) IIS
3 11 (0.75%) CMS
4 10 (0.69%) WorkSite
5 9 (0.62%) Apache
6 5 (0.34%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
7 4 (0.27%) Drupal
8 3 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.21%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.14%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.14%) SAS
9 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.069%) Node.js
10 1 (0.069%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.069%) GlassFish
Applications
1 101 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 91 (6.25%) MS Office
3 6 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.21%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 3 (0.21%) Markit EDM
1 3 (0.21%) Exchequer
1 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.21%) HiPortfolio
2 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.069%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.069%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.069%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.069%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.069%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.30%) SaaS
2 5 (0.34%) Basecamp
3 2 (0.14%) Trello
4 1 (0.069%) Office 365
4 1 (0.069%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.40%) Internet
2 22 (1.51%) TCP/IP
3 13 (0.89%) LAN
4 8 (0.55%) Wireless
5 6 (0.41%) Firewall
6 5 (0.34%) IMAP
6 5 (0.34%) HTTP
7 3 (0.21%) Intranet
8 2 (0.14%) DHCP
8 2 (0.14%) Network Security
8 2 (0.14%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.069%) RNC
9 1 (0.069%) LTE
9 1 (0.069%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.069%) POP3
9 1 (0.069%) SMTP
9 1 (0.069%) DNS
9 1 (0.069%) 3G
9 1 (0.069%) DSL
9 1 (0.069%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.43%) MySQL
3 34 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 31 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 15 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (0.62%) DB2
9 7 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.27%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.21%) Big Data
12 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.14%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.069%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.069%) NoSQL
14 1 (0.069%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.069%) BODI
14 1 (0.069%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 475 (32.60%) Selenium
2 218 (14.96%) QuickTest Pro
3 155 (10.64%) WebDriver
4 149 (10.23%) JIRA
5 105 (7.21%) Cucumber
6 100 (6.86%) SoapUI
7 98 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 80 (5.49%) Visual Studio
9 63 (4.32%) JUnit
10 60 (4.12%) JMeter
11 48 (3.29%) Jenkins
12 44 (3.02%) FitNesse
13 41 (2.81%) Subversion
14 40 (2.75%) WATIR
15 36 (2.47%) TestNG
16 35 (2.40%) NUnit
17 33 (2.26%) Bugzilla
18 30 (2.06%) LoadRunner
19 28 (1.92%) Hudson
20 27 (1.85%) Ranorex
General
1 408 (28.00%) Finance
2 72 (4.94%) Retail
3 61 (4.19%) Banking
4 36 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 30 (2.06%) Law
6 27 (1.85%) Games
7 26 (1.78%) Marketing
8 17 (1.17%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.17%) Retail Banking
8 17 (1.17%) Automotive
9 11 (0.75%) Front Office
9 11 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.62%) Advertising
10 9 (0.62%) Legal
11 8 (0.55%) Back Office
12 4 (0.27%) Publishing
13 3 (0.21%) Billing
13 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.14%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 633 (43.45%) Analyst
2 593 (40.70%) Test Analyst
3 479 (32.88%) Tester
4 217 (14.89%) Test Engineer
5 192 (13.18%) Software Tester
6 140 (9.61%) QA Engineer
7 124 (8.51%) QA Tester
8 110 (7.55%) QA Analyst
9 95 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
10 91 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
11 78 (5.35%) Senior Tester
12 66 (4.53%) Test Manager
13 65 (4.46%) QA Test Analyst
14 59 (4.05%) Software Engineer
15 52 (3.57%) Senior Test Engineer
16 42 (2.88%) Software Test Engineer
17 41 (2.81%) Software Test Analyst
18 40 (2.75%) Test Leader
19 39 (2.68%) Junior
20 38 (2.61%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (17.71%) .NET
2 151 (10.36%) XML
3 100 (6.86%) HTML
4 92 (6.31%) Web Services
5 89 (6.11%) SOAP
6 49 (3.36%) CSS
7 44 (3.02%) Gherkin
8 42 (2.88%) .NET Framework
9 33 (2.26%) RESTful
10 31 (2.13%) J2EE
11 28 (1.92%) ASP.NET
12 18 (1.24%) HTML5
13 14 (0.96%) jQuery
13 14 (0.96%) WCF
14 13 (0.89%) REST
15 12 (0.82%) JSON
16 11 (0.75%) LINQ
16 11 (0.75%) Middleware
16 11 (0.75%) WinForms
17 10 (0.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 127 (8.72%) Computer Science
2 69 (4.74%) Mobile App
3 60 (4.12%) Mathematics
4 40 (2.75%) Derivative
5 38 (2.61%) Client/Server
6 31 (2.13%) Life Science
7 26 (1.78%) Open Source
7 26 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.30%) Chemistry
8 19 (1.30%) Biology
8 19 (1.30%) Statistics
9 17 (1.17%) N-Tier
10 15 (1.03%) Physics
10 15 (1.03%) AS400
11 14 (0.96%) Blackberry
11 14 (0.96%) Online Games
12 12 (0.82%) Visualisation
13 10 (0.69%) iPad
13 10 (0.69%) iPhone
14 9 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 248 (17.02%) Windows
2 114 (7.82%) UNIX
3 76 (5.22%) Linux
4 49 (3.36%) Apple iOS
5 46 (3.16%) Android
6 33 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (1.51%) Windows XP
7 22 (1.51%) Windows Vista
8 21 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (1.24%) Mac OS X
10 16 (1.10%) Windows 7
11 12 (0.82%) Solaris
12 7 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
13 6 (0.41%) Windows Phone
13 6 (0.41%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.069%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (32.40%) Agile Software Development
2 444 (30.47%) Automated Testing
3 402 (27.59%) Test Scripting
4 387 (26.56%) Software Testing
5 270 (18.53%) Scrum
6 247 (16.95%) Test Automation
7 243 (16.68%) Regression Testing
8 235 (16.13%) Automation Testing
9 152 (10.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 144 (9.88%) Integration Testing
11 143 (9.81%) System Testing
12 137 (9.40%) TDD
13 103 (7.07%) Performance Testing
14 95 (6.52%) BDD
15 94 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
16 83 (5.70%) Test Strategy
17 82 (5.63%) E-Commerce
18 78 (5.35%) Test Management
19 72 (4.94%) Software Engineering
20 65 (4.46%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 584 (40.08%) SQL
2 262 (17.98%) C#
2 262 (17.98%) Java
3 102 (7.00%) JavaScript
4 83 (5.70%) Python
5 65 (4.46%) Ruby
6 63 (4.32%) VBScript
7 61 (4.19%) C++
8 43 (2.95%) T-SQL
9 41 (2.81%) VB
10 39 (2.68%) Perl
11 33 (2.26%) PHP
12 28 (1.92%) PL/SQL
13 21 (1.44%) C
14 16 (1.10%) Shell Script
15 12 (0.82%) VB.NET
16 9 (0.62%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.48%) F#
18 6 (0.41%) Scala
18 6 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 455 (31.23%) ISEB
2 323 (22.17%) Degree
3 231 (15.85%) ISTQB
4 115 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (0.96%) Security Cleared
6 9 (0.62%) PhD
7 7 (0.48%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.21%) GPEN
8 3 (0.21%) OSCP
8 3 (0.21%) AAT
8 3 (0.21%) CEH
8 3 (0.21%) HND
8 3 (0.21%) GIAC
9 2 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 668 (45.85%) QA
2 5 (0.34%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.21%) SLA
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.069%) GAAP
System Software
1 6 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (0.41%) vSphere
2 3 (0.21%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.14%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.069%) Nmap
4 1 (0.069%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 142 (9.75%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.69%) SCCM
3 5 (0.34%) Puppet
3 5 (0.34%) Nagios
4 3 (0.21%) Hyperic
4 3 (0.21%) Opsview
5 2 (0.14%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.14%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.069%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.069%) Nessus
6 1 (0.069%) WMI
Vendors
1 202 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 118 (8.10%) Oracle
3 104 (7.14%) HP
4 26 (1.78%) Citrix
5 14 (0.96%) Altiris
6 12 (0.82%) IBM
7 10 (0.69%) Interwoven
8 8 (0.55%) SAP
8 8 (0.55%) Telerik
9 7 (0.48%) Remedy
10 6 (0.41%) VMware
10 6 (0.41%) Cisco
10 6 (0.41%) Facebook
11 4 (0.27%) Zend
12 3 (0.21%) Sophis
12 3 (0.21%) SimCorp
12 3 (0.21%) Capita
12 3 (0.21%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.21%) thinkFolio
12 3 (0.21%) Sitecore
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Gold Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Gem Partnership
Salary: From £32,000 to £39,000 per annum Pension + Healthcare + Living Costs
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-45k
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + including benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Esum
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Esum
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday