The median annual salary for a Manual Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 786 853 842
Rank change year-on-year +67 -11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 58 65 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.072% 0.066% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.069% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 53 63 97
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,050 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £51,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69%  

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 77233 94416 96917
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.29% 96.45% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64704 79862 79959
Median salary £45,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.08% +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 March 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 29 March 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
South East +66 13 £31,500 -10.00% 3
West Midlands +41 12 £30,000 -15.49% 1
London +46 8 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Yorkshire +33 7 £32,500 -5.79% 3
East of England +20 7 £40,000 +8.84%
North West -4 7 £26,000 -17.46% 4
South West +24 3 £40,000 +8.10% 1
East Midlands +1 1 £35,000 +40.00%
Manual Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 68 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (53.23%) QA
2 66 (53.23%) Manual Testing
3 43 (34.68%) Test Scripting
4 42 (33.87%) Regression Testing
5 39 (31.45%) Software Testing
6 33 (26.61%) ISEB
7 32 (25.81%) Microsoft
8 29 (23.39%) C#
8 29 (23.39%) .NET
8 29 (23.39%) Selenium
9 27 (21.77%) JIRA
9 27 (21.77%) Automated Testing
9 27 (21.77%) SQL
10 26 (20.97%) Automation Testing
11 25 (20.16%) ISTQB
12 22 (17.74%) Java
13 21 (16.94%) Scrum
13 21 (16.94%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (15.32%) E-Commerce
15 15 (12.10%) Mentoring
15 15 (12.10%) SDLC
16 14 (11.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 14 (11.29%) BDD
16 14 (11.29%) MS Excel
16 14 (11.29%) Windows
17 13 (10.48%) SQL Server
17 13 (10.48%) Degree
17 13 (10.48%) Test Automation
17 13 (10.48%) Analytical Skills

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 2 (1.61%) CMS
2 1 (0.81%) Apache
2 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.81%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (11.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (2.42%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (2.42%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (2.42%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.81%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.03%) SSH
2 1 (0.81%) LAN
2 1 (0.81%) Multicast
2 1 (0.81%) RTSP
2 1 (0.81%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.42%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.61%) MySQL
4 1 (0.81%) Big Data
4 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) DTS
4 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (23.39%) Selenium
2 27 (21.77%) JIRA
3 21 (16.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (6.45%) SoapUI
5 6 (4.84%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.84%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.84%) Selenium IDE
6 5 (4.03%) Zephyr
7 4 (3.23%) JMeter
7 4 (3.23%) SpecFlow
7 4 (3.23%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.42%) Appium
8 3 (2.42%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.61%) eggPlant
9 2 (1.61%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.61%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.61%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.61%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.81%) Bugzilla
General
1 7 (5.65%) Finance
2 6 (4.84%) Retail
3 4 (3.23%) Automotive
4 3 (2.42%) Banking
4 3 (2.42%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Advertising
5 1 (0.81%) Back Office
5 1 (0.81%) Electronics
5 1 (0.81%) Games
5 1 (0.81%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Local Government
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (23.39%) .NET
2 12 (9.68%) Web Services
3 9 (7.26%) Gherkin
4 8 (6.45%) HTML
5 7 (5.65%) SOAP
6 6 (4.84%) CSS
6 6 (4.84%) REST
7 5 (4.03%) XML
8 4 (3.23%) COM
8 4 (3.23%) Silverlight
9 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.42%) CGI
9 3 (2.42%) Middleware
10 2 (1.61%) CSS3
10 2 (1.61%) React
11 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.81%) HTML5
11 1 (0.81%) WPF
11 1 (0.81%) XHTML
11 1 (0.81%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.87%) Client/Server
3 10 (8.06%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.03%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (3.23%) User Experience
7 3 (2.42%) iPad
7 3 (2.42%) iPhone
7 3 (2.42%) Smart Meter
7 3 (2.42%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.81%) MPEG
8 1 (0.81%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.81%) STB
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.29%) Windows
2 10 (8.06%) Linux
3 7 (5.65%) Android
4 5 (4.03%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.03%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.23%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.23%) Windows Vista
6 3 (2.42%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (53.23%) Manual Testing
3 43 (34.68%) Test Scripting
4 42 (33.87%) Regression Testing
5 39 (31.45%) Software Testing
6 27 (21.77%) Automated Testing
7 26 (20.97%) Automation Testing
8 21 (16.94%) Scrum
9 19 (15.32%) E-Commerce
10 15 (12.10%) Mentoring
10 15 (12.10%) SDLC
11 14 (11.29%) BDD
12 13 (10.48%) Test Automation
13 12 (9.68%) Test Management
14 11 (8.87%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (8.06%) Defect Tracking
15 10 (8.06%) Smoke Testing
16 9 (7.26%) Defect Management
16 9 (7.26%) Test Strategy
16 9 (7.26%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.39%) C#
2 27 (21.77%) SQL
3 22 (17.74%) Java
4 7 (5.65%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.84%) C++
5 6 (4.84%) Python
6 5 (4.03%) VB
7 4 (3.23%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.42%) Groovy
8 3 (2.42%) Ruby
9 2 (1.61%) Perl
10 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.81%) C
10 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (26.61%) ISEB
2 25 (20.16%) ISTQB
3 14 (11.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (10.48%) Degree
5 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.81%) GNVQ
6 1 (0.81%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (53.23%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.81%) Control-M
Vendors
1 32 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.87%) HP
3 7 (5.65%) SAP
4 4 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.81%) PayPal
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