The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
UK > England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 404 342 398
Rank change year-on-year -62 +56  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 623 871 803
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.75% 0.95% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.06% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 557 783 739
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.06%  
10th Percentile £25,075 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £57,500
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year - -1.31%  

Manual Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 74928 81969 91691
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.68% 88.98% 87.99%
Number of salaries quoted 249802 287097 299995
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -  
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £81,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in England

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in England

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in England over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in England

Manual Testing
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 Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 29 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 -94 160 £50,000 - 33
South East -12 131 £35,000 -6.66% 17
Midlands -5 112 £34,000 -2.85% 9
North of England -38 105 £32,000 -1.53% 30
West Midlands +12 70 £32,000 -5.88% 7
South West +12 68 £35,000 -4.76% 6
North West -16 55 £31,750 +15.45% 17
East of England -7 51 £50,000 +33.33% 10
Yorkshire -54 45 £32,500 -7.14% 10
East Midlands +13 44 £45,000 +20.00% 2
North East +21 6 £33,500 -21.17% 3
Manual Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 1054 (82.22%) Test Automation
2 734 (57.25%) Agile Software Development
3 653 (50.94%) QA
4 560 (43.68%) Selenium
5 343 (26.76%) SQL
6 339 (26.44%) Test Scripting
7 324 (25.27%) Java
8 314 (24.49%) ISTQB
9 308 (24.02%) Software Testing
10 251 (19.58%) Finance
11 241 (18.80%) ISEB
12 233 (18.17%) C#
13 229 (17.86%) JIRA
14 224 (17.47%) Scrum
15 222 (17.32%) Regression Testing
16 210 (16.38%) WebDriver
17 200 (15.60%) Cucumber
18 197 (15.37%) Test Strategy
19 191 (14.90%) .NET
20 182 (14.20%) BDD
21 170 (13.26%) User Acceptance Testing
22 158 (12.32%) TDD
23 157 (12.25%) Degree
24 155 (12.09%) Performance Testing
25 151 (11.78%) SDLC
26 146 (11.39%) Microsoft
27 145 (11.31%) E-Commerce
28 144 (11.23%) Continuous Integration
29 135 (10.53%) Functional Testing
30 130 (10.14%) Scenario Testing

Manual Testing
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 32 (2.50%) Confluence
2 19 (1.48%) Tomcat
3 13 (1.01%) SharePoint
4 9 (0.70%) CMS
5 5 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.39%) JBoss
6 3 (0.23%) Apache
6 3 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.23%) IIS
6 3 (0.23%) Jetty
6 3 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.23%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.23%) WordPress
7 1 (0.078%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.078%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.078%) WebLogic
Applications
1 36 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.39%) Mingle
6 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.078%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.078%) Avid Media Composer
Business Applications
1 11 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.62%) Magento
2 8 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.16%) SAP CAR
4 2 (0.16%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.078%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.078%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.078%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.96%) SaaS
2 29 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.40%) GitHub
4 14 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (0.86%) G Suite
5 11 (0.86%) Office 365
6 9 (0.70%) Slack
7 7 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.078%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.078%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.078%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.94%) HTTP
2 5 (0.39%) Internet
2 5 (0.39%) SSH
3 3 (0.23%) Firewall
3 3 (0.23%) Intranet
3 3 (0.23%) VoIP
4 2 (0.16%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.078%) FTP
5 1 (0.078%) ICMP
5 1 (0.078%) SAN
5 1 (0.078%) Wireless
5 1 (0.078%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (8.35%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.12%) MySQL
3 22 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (1.56%) Big Data
5 12 (0.94%) Relational Database
6 10 (0.78%) Blockchain
7 8 (0.62%) NoSQL
7 8 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.55%) Data Lake
8 7 (0.55%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.47%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.23%) Power BI
11 2 (0.16%) QlikView
11 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.078%) Endeca
12 1 (0.078%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.078%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.078%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.078%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.078%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 560 (43.68%) Selenium
2 229 (17.86%) JIRA
3 210 (16.38%) WebDriver
4 200 (15.60%) Cucumber
5 116 (9.05%) SoapUI
6 98 (7.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 94 (7.33%) JMeter
8 89 (6.94%) Git (software)
9 78 (6.08%) HP UFT
10 75 (5.85%) Jenkins
11 73 (5.69%) Visual Studio
12 55 (4.29%) SpecFlow
13 46 (3.59%) Appium
14 40 (3.12%) Maven
15 37 (2.89%) JUnit
16 35 (2.73%) LoadRunner
17 29 (2.26%) TeamCity
18 27 (2.11%) Ant
19 26 (2.03%) Subversion
20 25 (1.95%) Zephyr
General
1 251 (19.58%) Finance
2 80 (6.24%) Retail
3 52 (4.06%) Banking
4 32 (2.50%) Marketing
5 27 (2.11%) Financial Institution
6 20 (1.56%) Games
7 18 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.33%) Investment Banking
9 16 (1.25%) Back Office
9 16 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.01%) Electronics
11 10 (0.78%) Automotive
11 10 (0.78%) Legal
12 9 (0.70%) Publishing
13 7 (0.55%) Advertising
14 4 (0.31%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.23%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.16%) Front Office
16 2 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 471 (36.74%) Analyst
2 402 (31.36%) Test Analyst
3 340 (26.52%) Tester
4 205 (15.99%) Test Engineer
5 200 (15.60%) QA Engineer
6 134 (10.45%) Automation Tester
7 120 (9.36%) QA Analyst
8 109 (8.50%) QA Tester
9 106 (8.27%) Software Tester
10 77 (6.01%) QA Test Analyst
11 73 (5.69%) QA Test Engineer
12 70 (5.46%) Developer
13 69 (5.38%) Test Automation Engineer
14 65 (5.07%) Manual Test Analyst
15 63 (4.91%) Manual Tester
15 63 (4.91%) QA Leader
16 52 (4.06%) Test Leader
17 51 (3.98%) QA Automation Engineer
17 51 (3.98%) QA Automation Tester
17 51 (3.98%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (14.90%) .NET
2 80 (6.24%) Web Services
3 63 (4.91%) Gherkin
4 56 (4.37%) SOAP
5 42 (3.28%) RESTful
6 38 (2.96%) XML
7 37 (2.89%) HTML
8 35 (2.73%) REST
9 24 (1.87%) ASP.NET
10 21 (1.64%) JDBC
11 19 (1.48%) CSS
12 14 (1.09%) AngularJS
12 14 (1.09%) Spring
13 13 (1.01%) JSON
14 11 (0.86%) JMS
14 11 (0.86%) React
14 11 (0.86%) Ruby on Rails
15 9 (0.70%) Hibernate
16 8 (0.62%) Middleware
16 8 (0.62%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (7.72%) Mobile App
3 62 (4.84%) Computer Science
4 32 (2.50%) Client/Server
5 30 (2.34%) User Experience
6 29 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (1.87%) Fintech
8 22 (1.72%) iPad
9 16 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 15 (1.17%) Equities
10 15 (1.17%) Fixed Income
11 10 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (0.78%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.70%) Algorithms
13 8 (0.62%) Smartphone
14 7 (0.55%) Cyber Attack
15 6 (0.47%) iPhone
15 6 (0.47%) Replication
15 6 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
16 5 (0.39%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 114 (8.89%) Windows
2 78 (6.08%) Linux
3 71 (5.54%) Android
4 63 (4.91%) Apple iOS
5 42 (3.28%) Unix
6 12 (0.94%) Windows Server
6 12 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.78%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.78%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.70%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.31%) Solaris
10 3 (0.23%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.078%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.078%) VMS
12 1 (0.078%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1054 (82.22%) Test Automation
2 734 (57.25%) Agile Software Development
3 339 (26.44%) Test Scripting
4 308 (24.02%) Software Testing
5 224 (17.47%) Scrum
6 222 (17.32%) Regression Testing
7 197 (15.37%) Test Strategy
8 182 (14.20%) BDD
9 170 (13.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 158 (12.32%) TDD
11 155 (12.09%) Performance Testing
12 151 (11.78%) SDLC
13 145 (11.31%) E-Commerce
14 144 (11.23%) Continuous Integration
15 135 (10.53%) Functional Testing
16 130 (10.14%) Scenario Testing
17 123 (9.59%) Software Engineering
18 113 (8.81%) Test Management
19 101 (7.88%) Non-Functional Testing
20 91 (7.10%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 343 (26.76%) SQL
2 324 (25.27%) Java
3 233 (18.17%) C#
4 100 (7.80%) Python
5 96 (7.49%) JavaScript
6 82 (6.40%) Ruby
7 39 (3.04%) PHP
8 38 (2.96%) T-SQL
9 31 (2.42%) C++
10 27 (2.11%) VB
11 24 (1.87%) C
12 16 (1.25%) Perl
13 15 (1.17%) Groovy
13 15 (1.17%) VBScript
14 11 (0.86%) Bash Shell
15 9 (0.70%) Apple Swift
15 9 (0.70%) Objective-C
16 6 (0.47%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.47%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 314 (24.49%) ISTQB
2 241 (18.80%) ISEB
3 157 (12.25%) Degree
4 83 (6.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 39 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (1.87%) Security Cleared
7 15 (1.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 13 (1.01%) SC Cleared
9 10 (0.78%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.16%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.16%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.16%) GNVQ
11 2 (0.16%) HND
11 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.078%) CSQA
12 1 (0.078%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 653 (50.94%) QA
2 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
2 4 (0.31%) SEPA
3 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.16%) SLA
5 1 (0.078%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.078%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (0.94%) Docker
2 3 (0.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.23%) Firmware
2 3 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.078%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 45 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.47%) logstash
2 6 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.39%) Puppet
4 3 (0.23%) Ansible
5 2 (0.16%) Kibana
6 1 (0.078%) Grafana
6 1 (0.078%) Nagios
6 1 (0.078%) Opsview
6 1 (0.078%) StatsD
Vendors
1 146 (11.39%) Microsoft
2 65 (5.07%) HP
3 28 (2.18%) Oracle
4 16 (1.25%) SAP
5 14 (1.09%) TOWER Software
6 11 (0.86%) Google
7 10 (0.78%) Atlassian
8 7 (0.55%) IBM
9 6 (0.47%) BEA
10 5 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.31%) Apple
11 4 (0.31%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.23%) CA Agile Central
12 3 (0.23%) Cadence
12 3 (0.23%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.23%) Sage
12 3 (0.23%) Xamarin
13 2 (0.16%) Dynatrace
13 2 (0.16%) F5
13 2 (0.16%) hybris
Bromley, Kent
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Lightwater, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
South East London
Ease IT
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + bonus+benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Explore Group
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Northumberland
Oscar
Salary: £24000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Lightwater, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £38k plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago