Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Manual Tester was £33,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1044 1025 1145
Rank change year-on-year -19 +120 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 115 160 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.069% 0.089% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.093% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 102 141 126
England median annual salary £33,500 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.08% +3.17% +3.28%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £44,875 £45,000 £46,250
UK median annual salary £35,000 £31,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +3.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 160513 172941 198856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 129735 146008 166765
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Manual Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Manual Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 28 £30,000 -14.29% 2
Midlands +33 27 £30,000 -7.69% 2
North of England +9 25 £33,750 +8.00% 4
South East +14 24 £37,500 +30.43% 1
West Midlands +27 22 £30,000 -4.00%
Yorkshire +34 16 £32,500 - 1
East of England -8 9 £35,000 +14.75% 1
North West -18 9 £35,000 +37.25% 3
East Midlands +37 5 £28,000 -13.85% 2
South West -25 2 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Manual Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 (69.57%) Test Automation
2 74 (64.35%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (46.09%) QA
4 46 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 41 (35.65%) JIRA
6 40 (34.78%) Selenium
7 34 (29.57%) Test Scripting
8 33 (28.70%) Software Testing
9 25 (21.74%) Microsoft
9 25 (21.74%) Java
9 25 (21.74%) SQL Server
9 25 (21.74%) Regression Testing
10 24 (20.87%) SQL
11 23 (20.00%) Scrum
12 20 (17.39%) .NET
12 20 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (14.78%) Test Strategy
14 15 (13.04%) Finance
14 15 (13.04%) ISTQB
15 14 (12.17%) PHP
15 14 (12.17%) SDLC
15 14 (12.17%) Cucumber
16 13 (11.30%) Functional Testing
16 13 (11.30%) Mobile App
16 13 (11.30%) E-Commerce
16 13 (11.30%) C#
16 13 (11.30%) TDD
17 12 (10.43%) HTML
17 12 (10.43%) XML
17 12 (10.43%) ISEB

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 9 (7.83%) Confluence
2 3 (2.61%) MQSeries
2 3 (2.61%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.87%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.22%) ATM
2 4 (3.48%) DVB
2 4 (3.48%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.74%) Internet
3 2 (1.74%) SMS
4 1 (0.87%) 3G
4 1 (0.87%) 4G
4 1 (0.87%) GPRS
4 1 (0.87%) GSM
4 1 (0.87%) LTE
4 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.57%) MySQL
3 8 (6.96%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.61%) DB2
4 3 (2.61%) DbVisualizer
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 41 (35.65%) JIRA
2 40 (34.78%) Selenium
3 14 (12.17%) Cucumber
4 9 (7.83%) WebDriver
5 8 (6.96%) Bugzilla
5 8 (6.96%) HP UFT
5 8 (6.96%) SoapUI
5 8 (6.96%) Trac
6 5 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.61%) JMeter
7 3 (2.61%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (1.74%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.74%) git-flow
8 2 (1.74%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.74%) Protractor
8 2 (1.74%) TestComplete
8 2 (1.74%) TestRail
9 1 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.87%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.87%) WATIR
General
1 15 (13.04%) Finance
2 5 (4.35%) Banking
3 4 (3.48%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.48%) Retail
4 2 (1.74%) Advertising
4 2 (1.74%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.74%) Marketing
5 1 (0.87%) Automotive
5 1 (0.87%) Electronics
5 1 (0.87%) Games
5 1 (0.87%) Legal
5 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.39%) .NET
2 12 (10.43%) HTML
2 12 (10.43%) XML
3 8 (6.96%) CSS
4 7 (6.09%) Web Services
5 6 (5.22%) WinForms
6 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.48%) D-Bus
6 4 (3.48%) jQuery
6 4 (3.48%) RESTful
6 4 (3.48%) XHTML
7 3 (2.61%) Flash
7 3 (2.61%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.61%) J2EE
7 3 (2.61%) SOAP
8 2 (1.74%) React
9 1 (0.87%) CSS3
9 1 (0.87%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.87%) WSDL
9 1 (0.87%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.30%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.35%) Fintech
4 4 (3.48%) BBC
4 4 (3.48%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (3.48%) Equities
4 4 (3.48%) Fixed Income
4 4 (3.48%) IPTV
4 4 (3.48%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (3.48%) STB
5 3 (2.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.74%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.74%) Credit Derivative
6 2 (1.74%) Derivative
7 1 (0.87%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.87%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.87%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.43%) Android
2 11 (9.57%) Apple iOS
3 10 (8.70%) Unix
4 5 (4.35%) Windows
5 3 (2.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (69.57%) Test Automation
2 74 (64.35%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 34 (29.57%) Test Scripting
5 33 (28.70%) Software Testing
6 25 (21.74%) Regression Testing
7 23 (20.00%) Scrum
8 20 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (14.78%) Test Strategy
10 14 (12.17%) SDLC
11 13 (11.30%) E-Commerce
11 13 (11.30%) Functional Testing
11 13 (11.30%) TDD
12 12 (10.43%) BDD
12 12 (10.43%) Scenario Testing
13 11 (9.57%) System Testing
13 11 (9.57%) Test Planning
13 11 (9.57%) Time Management
14 10 (8.70%) Test Management
14 10 (8.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.74%) Java
2 24 (20.87%) SQL
3 14 (12.17%) PHP
4 13 (11.30%) C#
5 11 (9.57%) JavaScript
6 9 (7.83%) Python
6 9 (7.83%) Ruby
7 4 (3.48%) Perl
8 3 (2.61%) C++
9 2 (1.74%) R
10 1 (0.87%) C
10 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.87%) VB
10 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 12 (10.43%) ISEB
3 8 (6.96%) Degree
4 3 (2.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.87%) CEH
5 1 (0.87%) CISM
5 1 (0.87%) CISSP
5 1 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.87%) HND
5 1 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (46.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.35%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.48%) Arqiva
3 4 (3.48%) BT
4 3 (2.61%) IBM
5 2 (1.74%) Oracle
6 1 (0.87%) Apple
6 1 (0.87%) Capita
6 1 (0.87%) HP
6 1 (0.87%) PayPal
6 1 (0.87%) Telerik