The median annual salary for a Manual Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Tester
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 800 827 891
Rank change year-on-year +27 +64  
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 67 78 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.080% 0.086% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.089% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 64 73 58
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £23,500 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +6.55% +1.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80714 88007 100448
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.53% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 66430 75068 83708
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Manual Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Manual Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Tester in England

Manual Tester
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Tester in England.

Salary trend for Manual Tester in England

Manual Tester
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Tester in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Tester in England

Manual Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 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
London +29 16 £32,500 -23.52% 2
Yorkshire +3 16 £30,000 +2.56% 2
East of England 0 10 £32,000 -8.57%
South East +49 8 £37,500 +11.11% 3
West Midlands +10 8 £28,500 -5.00% 1
South West -8 6 £38,750 +3.33% 1
North West -36 3 £32,500 +44.44% 3
East Midlands +19 1 £50,000 +58.73%
Manual Tester
UK

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Manual Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Manual Tester in the job title.

1 80 (64.52%) Test Automation
2 70 (56.45%) QA
3 68 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (50.81%) Manual Testing
5 45 (36.29%) .NET
6 41 (33.06%) Software Testing
6 41 (33.06%) Test Scripting
7 37 (29.84%) Microsoft
8 36 (29.03%) Regression Testing
9 35 (28.23%) ISEB
10 32 (25.81%) SQL
11 29 (23.39%) SQL Server
11 29 (23.39%) ISTQB
12 24 (19.35%) JIRA
13 23 (18.55%) C#
14 22 (17.74%) Selenium
15 18 (14.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 16 (12.90%) Scrum
16 16 (12.90%) E-Commerce
17 15 (12.10%) Client/Server
17 15 (12.10%) Test Strategy
18 14 (11.29%) SDLC
19 13 (10.48%) User Stories
19 13 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing
19 13 (10.48%) Test Management
20 12 (9.68%) MySQL
20 12 (9.68%) Java
20 12 (9.68%) Defect Management
21 11 (8.87%) Usability Testing
22 10 (8.06%) Web Testing

Manual Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.39%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.68%) MySQL
3 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 24 (19.35%) JIRA
2 22 (17.74%) Selenium
3 10 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (7.26%) TestComplete
4 9 (7.26%) TestRail
5 8 (6.45%) HP UFT
6 6 (4.84%) Cucumber
6 6 (4.84%) SoapUI
6 6 (4.84%) WebDriver
7 5 (4.03%) JMeter
8 4 (3.23%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.42%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.42%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (1.61%) Appium
10 2 (1.61%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.61%) Protractor
10 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.81%) Calabash
11 1 (0.81%) eggPlant
11 1 (0.81%) Hudson
General
1 10 (8.06%) Finance
2 5 (4.03%) Automotive
3 4 (3.23%) Banking
4 3 (2.42%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.42%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.61%) Legal
5 2 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.61%) Retail
6 1 (0.81%) Back Office
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) Games
6 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (36.29%) .NET
2 10 (8.06%) React
2 10 (8.06%) Web Services
3 4 (3.23%) COM
3 4 (3.23%) HTML
3 4 (3.23%) Silverlight
3 4 (3.23%) SOAP
3 4 (3.23%) XML
4 2 (1.61%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.61%) LAMP
5 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.81%) WinForms
5 1 (0.81%) WPF
5 1 (0.81%) WSDL
5 1 (0.81%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.10%) Client/Server
2 8 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.23%) User Experience
5 3 (2.42%) iPhone
5 3 (2.42%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.61%) iPad
7 1 (0.81%) Blog
7 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.81%) MPEG
7 1 (0.81%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.81%) Replication
7 1 (0.81%) Robotics
7 1 (0.81%) STB
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.26%) Windows
2 7 (5.65%) Android
3 6 (4.84%) Windows 7
3 6 (4.84%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.23%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.61%) Linux
5 2 (1.61%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (64.52%) Test Automation
2 68 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (50.81%) Manual Testing
4 41 (33.06%) Software Testing
4 41 (33.06%) Test Scripting
5 36 (29.03%) Regression Testing
6 16 (12.90%) E-Commerce
6 16 (12.90%) Scrum
7 15 (12.10%) Test Strategy
8 14 (11.29%) SDLC
9 13 (10.48%) Test Management
9 13 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (10.48%) User Stories
10 12 (9.68%) Defect Management
11 11 (8.87%) Usability Testing
12 10 (8.06%) Functional Testing
12 10 (8.06%) Web Testing
13 9 (7.26%) Performance Testing
13 9 (7.26%) Waterfall
14 8 (6.45%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (25.81%) SQL
2 23 (18.55%) C#
3 12 (9.68%) Java
4 5 (4.03%) VB
5 4 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.23%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.42%) VBScript
7 2 (1.61%) C++
7 2 (1.61%) Python
8 1 (0.81%) C
8 1 (0.81%) Perl
8 1 (0.81%) PHP
8 1 (0.81%) Ruby
8 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (28.23%) ISEB
2 29 (23.39%) ISTQB
3 18 (14.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (7.26%) Degree
5 5 (4.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.61%) HND
6 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.81%) GNVQ
7 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (56.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (29.84%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.06%) Oracle
3 9 (7.26%) Atlassian
4 5 (4.03%) HP
5 2 (1.61%) SAP
6 1 (0.81%) PayPal
6 1 (0.81%) Twitter
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