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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 371 370 324
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -46
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 739 716 885
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.70% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.85% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 664 570 817
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
87595 84426 87603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.73% 82.29% 80.07%
Number of salaries quoted 72135 67329 74163
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,919 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -4 685 £36,500 -2.66% 104
London -48 234 £45,000 +5.88% 34
Yorkshire +29 106 £35,000 +11.11% 12
South East -48 101 £36,000 +2.85% 16
East of England -18 69 £35,000 - 8
West Yorkshire +3 66 £35,750 +13.49% 9
North West +13 65 £31,250 -0.79% 14
City of London +18 53 £47,500 +6.74% 15
Manchester +19 50 £33,000 +1.53% 11
Leeds +19 46 £40,000 +14.28% 7
West Midlands +3 39 £32,500 - 7
South West +3 37 £37,500 - 9
Cambridgeshire -6 36 £40,000 +5.96% 6
Cambridge -15 30 £40,000 +5.26% 5
East Midlands +23 28 £34,000 +13.33% 4
South Wales +8 26 £31,500 +12.50% 1
Wales -1 26 £31,500 +12.50% 1
Berkshire -15 24 £40,000 -19.19% 4
North Yorkshire +33 22 £35,000 +62.79% 1
Surrey -3 22 £37,500 -3.84% 2
Bristol +7 21 £37,000 +14.72% 4
Hampshire -15 19 £42,500 +30.76% 3
South Yorkshire +11 18 £27,500 -21.42%
Oxfordshire -3 16 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Scotland -3 16 £31,000 -20.51% 8
York +26 14 £35,000 +62.79%
Stockport +6 12 £32,500 +41.30% 5
Northamptonshire +2 12 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Suffolk +1 12 £26,250 -7.89% 1
Cheshire -5 12 £27,500 +10.00% 1

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 832 (49.49%) Agile Software Development
2 814 (48.42%) QA
3 736 (43.78%) Automated Testing
4 609 (36.23%) SQL
5 585 (34.80%) Selenium
6 501 (29.80%) ISEB
7 448 (26.65%) Test Scripting
8 438 (26.06%) Software Testing
9 404 (24.03%) Finance
10 327 (19.45%) Test Automation
11 306 (18.20%) Java
12 302 (17.97%) ISTQB
13 273 (16.24%) Windows
14 265 (15.76%) Degree
15 257 (15.29%) Automation Testing
16 252 (14.99%) C#
17 250 (14.87%) Scrum
18 248 (14.75%) .NET
19 231 (13.74%) Regression Testing
19 231 (13.74%) WebDriver
20 210 (12.49%) User Acceptance Testing
21 206 (12.25%) JIRA
22 184 (10.95%) TDD
23 177 (10.53%) Cucumber
24 176 (10.47%) QuickTest Pro
25 169 (10.05%) Microsoft
25 169 (10.05%) BDD
26 145 (8.63%) Test Strategy
27 144 (8.57%) Performance Testing
28 136 (8.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 21 (1.25%) SharePoint
2 13 (0.77%) Confluence
3 9 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (0.54%) CMS
4 8 (0.48%) IIS
5 7 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (0.24%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.24%) Drupal
6 4 (0.24%) WorkSite
7 3 (0.18%) JBoss
8 2 (0.12%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.12%) Apache
8 2 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.059%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.059%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.059%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.059%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 80 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 37 (2.20%) MS Office
3 6 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.30%) Mingle
5 3 (0.18%) MS Project
6 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.12%) RoboHelp
6 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.18%) Summit
3 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.059%) Servitor
4 1 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.059%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.059%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.61%) SaaS
2 11 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (0.54%) Rackspace Cloud
4 6 (0.36%) Trello
5 5 (0.30%) PaaS
6 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.90%) Internet
2 15 (0.89%) TCP/IP
3 14 (0.83%) HTTP
4 6 (0.36%) Firewall
5 4 (0.24%) DNS
5 4 (0.24%) SAN
5 4 (0.24%) IPv4
5 4 (0.24%) IPv6
5 4 (0.24%) IMAP
5 4 (0.24%) NAS
6 3 (0.18%) DHCP
7 2 (0.12%) DSL
7 2 (0.12%) LAN
7 2 (0.12%) SSL
8 1 (0.059%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.059%) DECT
8 1 (0.059%) POP3
8 1 (0.059%) SMTP
8 1 (0.059%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.059%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 29 (1.73%) MySQL
4 27 (1.61%) Relational Database
5 24 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (1.01%) RDBMS
7 14 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
7 14 (0.83%) Big Data
8 10 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.42%) MongoDB
9 7 (0.42%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.42%) BusinessObjects XI
10 6 (0.36%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.30%) DB2
11 5 (0.30%) Informix
12 4 (0.24%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.18%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 585 (34.80%) Selenium
2 231 (13.74%) WebDriver
3 206 (12.25%) JIRA
4 177 (10.53%) Cucumber
5 176 (10.47%) QuickTest Pro
6 96 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 89 (5.29%) JUnit
8 84 (5.00%) JMeter
9 72 (4.28%) Git (software)
10 71 (4.22%) SoapUI
11 59 (3.51%) Visual Studio
12 54 (3.21%) TestNG
13 52 (3.09%) FitNesse
14 48 (2.86%) NUnit
14 48 (2.86%) Jenkins
15 43 (2.56%) Subversion
16 41 (2.44%) SpecFlow
17 36 (2.14%) TeamCity
18 34 (2.02%) Bugzilla
19 29 (1.73%) WATIR
General
1 404 (24.03%) Finance
2 85 (5.06%) Retail
3 72 (4.28%) Banking
4 43 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 33 (1.96%) Games
6 32 (1.90%) Front Office
6 32 (1.90%) Marketing
7 24 (1.43%) Retail Banking
8 18 (1.07%) Advertising
9 16 (0.95%) Law
10 15 (0.89%) Back Office
11 13 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.54%) Legal
13 8 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.36%) Automotive
14 6 (0.36%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.30%) Electronics
15 5 (0.30%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.24%) Publishing
17 3 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 764 (45.45%) Analyst
2 693 (41.23%) Test Analyst
3 480 (28.55%) Tester
4 215 (12.79%) Software Tester
5 182 (10.83%) Test Engineer
6 162 (9.64%) QA Engineer
7 143 (8.51%) Senior Analyst
8 129 (7.67%) Senior Test Analyst
9 126 (7.50%) QA Analyst
10 100 (5.95%) QA Tester
10 100 (5.95%) Test Leader
11 89 (5.29%) Software Test Analyst
12 88 (5.23%) Senior Tester
13 82 (4.88%) Software Engineer
14 60 (3.57%) Team Leader
15 57 (3.39%) Software Test Engineer
15 57 (3.39%) QA Test Analyst
16 54 (3.21%) Test Manager
17 51 (3.03%) Junior
18 50 (2.97%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (14.75%) .NET
2 117 (6.96%) Web Services
3 116 (6.90%) HTML
4 105 (6.25%) XML
5 59 (3.51%) SOAP
6 58 (3.45%) CSS
7 45 (2.68%) ASP.NET
8 37 (2.20%) REST
9 32 (1.90%) Gherkin
10 26 (1.55%) .NET Framework
11 25 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
12 23 (1.37%) WinForms
13 21 (1.25%) WPF
14 19 (1.13%) HTML5
15 17 (1.01%) JSON
16 16 (0.95%) jQuery
17 15 (0.89%) Velocity
18 14 (0.83%) Ajax
19 11 (0.65%) LAMP
19 11 (0.65%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 118 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (5.12%) Computer Science
3 81 (4.82%) Open Source
4 77 (4.58%) Mobile App
5 44 (2.62%) Client/Server
6 35 (2.08%) N-Tier
7 28 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
8 27 (1.61%) Credit Risk
9 26 (1.55%) Mathematics
10 21 (1.25%) iPhone
11 18 (1.07%) Life Science
11 18 (1.07%) User Experience
12 17 (1.01%) iPad
12 17 (1.01%) Management Information System
13 12 (0.71%) Online Games
13 12 (0.71%) Digital Media
14 11 (0.65%) Derivative
14 11 (0.65%) Replication
14 11 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 10 (0.59%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 273 (16.24%) Windows
2 129 (7.67%) Linux
3 107 (6.37%) UNIX
4 65 (3.87%) Android
5 64 (3.81%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.01%) Mac OS
7 10 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.59%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.54%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.48%) Solaris
10 7 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
11 5 (0.30%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.12%) CentOS
12 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.059%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.059%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.059%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.059%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 832 (49.49%) Agile Software Development
2 736 (43.78%) Automated Testing
3 448 (26.65%) Test Scripting
4 438 (26.06%) Software Testing
5 327 (19.45%) Test Automation
6 257 (15.29%) Automation Testing
7 250 (14.87%) Scrum
8 231 (13.74%) Regression Testing
9 210 (12.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 184 (10.95%) TDD
11 169 (10.05%) BDD
12 145 (8.63%) Test Strategy
13 144 (8.57%) Performance Testing
14 126 (7.50%) Integration Testing
15 122 (7.26%) Mentoring
16 114 (6.78%) Test Management
17 112 (6.66%) System Testing
18 107 (6.37%) E-Commerce
19 105 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
20 87 (5.18%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 609 (36.23%) SQL
2 306 (18.20%) Java
3 252 (14.99%) C#
4 102 (6.07%) JavaScript
5 99 (5.89%) Python
6 72 (4.28%) C++
7 58 (3.45%) Ruby
8 52 (3.09%) Perl
9 40 (2.38%) PHP
10 36 (2.14%) VBScript
11 33 (1.96%) C
12 29 (1.73%) VB
12 29 (1.73%) T-SQL
13 18 (1.07%) Shell Script
14 17 (1.01%) VB.NET
15 14 (0.83%) PowerShell
16 12 (0.71%) PL/SQL
17 11 (0.65%) Scala
18 7 (0.42%) Bash Shell
19 6 (0.36%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 501 (29.80%) ISEB
2 302 (17.97%) ISTQB
3 265 (15.76%) Degree
4 136 (8.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (0.95%) Security Cleared
6 8 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (0.42%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.12%) HND
8 2 (0.12%) AAT
9 1 (0.059%) GPEN
9 1 (0.059%) OSCP
9 1 (0.059%) CEH
9 1 (0.059%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.059%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 814 (48.42%) QA
2 6 (0.36%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.12%) GAAP
6 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.059%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.42%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.30%) vSphere
4 4 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.18%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.18%) Firmware
6 1 (0.059%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 130 (7.73%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.30%) Puppet
4 3 (0.18%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.18%) Nagios
5 2 (0.12%) Hyperic
5 2 (0.12%) Opsview
6 1 (0.059%) Ansible
6 1 (0.059%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.059%) SCCM
Vendors
1 169 (10.05%) Microsoft
2 101 (6.01%) Oracle
3 63 (3.75%) HP
4 20 (1.19%) SAP
5 16 (0.95%) VMware
6 12 (0.71%) Google
7 9 (0.54%) Remedy
8 7 (0.42%) Demandware
8 7 (0.42%) hybris
8 7 (0.42%) Intershop
8 7 (0.42%) ATG
9 6 (0.36%) MathWorks
9 6 (0.36%) Citrix
9 6 (0.36%) Telerik
9 6 (0.36%) Zend
10 5 (0.30%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.30%) Informatica
11 4 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.24%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.24%) Interwoven
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Heallthcare
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Blue Glue
Posted: 6 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Life ins + bonus + training
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + package + pension
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: To £40k + excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Isle of Man
Progressive North
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Bens Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: To £25K
Posted: Yesterday