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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 352 378 379
Rank change year-on-year +26 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 658 802 777
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.82% 0.82% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.93% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 569 743 676
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% +2.73%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 71349 86405 87982
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.14% 88.62% 86.98%
Number of salaries quoted 59178 72302 71950
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 28 March 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 28 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
London -11 204 £50,000 +5.26% 31
South East +33 150 £35,000 +2.94% 23
Yorkshire +34 64 £35,000 +7.69% 17
South West +39 55 £40,000 +14.28% 9
East of England +2 55 £40,000 +6.66% 7
West Midlands +29 47 £32,500 -13.33% 7
North West -19 43 £32,000 -7.24% 8
East Midlands +22 40 £35,000 -3.44% 4
North East +11 5 £33,500 +6.34% 1
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 807 (60.86%) Agile Software Development
2 653 (49.25%) Selenium
3 648 (48.87%) QA
4 582 (43.89%) Automated Testing
5 385 (29.03%) SQL
6 369 (27.83%) Java
7 347 (26.17%) Test Automation
8 338 (25.49%) Automation Testing
9 310 (23.38%) Test Scripting
10 305 (23.00%) Software Testing
11 293 (22.10%) ISTQB
12 284 (21.42%) Scrum
13 280 (21.12%) JIRA
14 264 (19.91%) Finance
15 260 (19.61%) C#
16 252 (19.00%) ISEB
17 228 (17.19%) WebDriver
18 218 (16.44%) User Acceptance Testing
19 216 (16.29%) Regression Testing
20 212 (15.99%) Cucumber
21 208 (15.69%) BDD
22 200 (15.08%) TDD
23 185 (13.95%) SDLC
24 183 (13.80%) Microsoft
25 180 (13.57%) Degree
26 168 (12.67%) Test Strategy
27 159 (11.99%) Functional Testing
27 159 (11.99%) Web Services
28 155 (11.69%) .NET
29 153 (11.54%) Performance 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 36 (2.71%) Confluence
2 19 (1.43%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.43%) Tomcat
3 13 (0.98%) JBoss
4 9 (0.68%) CMS
5 5 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.30%) WordPress
7 3 (0.23%) Apache
7 3 (0.23%) Jetty
8 2 (0.15%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.075%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.075%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.075%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.075%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.075%) IIS
9 1 (0.075%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.075%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.075%) WebSphere
Applications
1 95 (7.16%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.36%) MS Office
4 15 (1.13%) MS Project
5 4 (0.30%) Mingle
5 4 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.075%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.075%) Avid Media Composer
6 1 (0.075%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.23%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.075%) Magento
6 1 (0.075%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.49%) SaaS
2 19 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.83%) GitHub
4 9 (0.68%) G Suite
4 9 (0.68%) Office 365
5 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.60%) Slack
6 4 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.15%) IaaS
7 2 (0.15%) PaaS
8 1 (0.075%) Heroku
8 1 (0.075%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.98%) SSH
2 12 (0.90%) Internet
3 11 (0.83%) HTTP
4 7 (0.53%) ATM
5 4 (0.30%) FTP
6 3 (0.23%) Firewall
6 3 (0.23%) Intranet
7 2 (0.15%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.15%) PuTTY
7 2 (0.15%) VoIP
8 1 (0.075%) LTE
8 1 (0.075%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (7.16%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.32%) MySQL
3 29 (2.19%) Big Data
4 15 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (1.13%) Relational Database
5 11 (0.83%) NoSQL
6 9 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 8 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.45%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.38%) Blockchain
9 5 (0.38%) Data Lake
9 5 (0.38%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.30%) SQLPlus
11 3 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.15%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.075%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.075%) Endeca
13 1 (0.075%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 653 (49.25%) Selenium
2 280 (21.12%) JIRA
3 228 (17.19%) WebDriver
4 212 (15.99%) Cucumber
5 133 (10.03%) SoapUI
6 126 (9.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 118 (8.90%) Git (software)
8 109 (8.22%) JMeter
9 86 (6.49%) Jenkins
10 83 (6.26%) HP UFT
11 67 (5.05%) Visual Studio
12 62 (4.68%) Appium
13 54 (4.07%) Maven
14 48 (3.62%) SpecFlow
15 47 (3.54%) LoadRunner
16 39 (2.94%) Zephyr
17 36 (2.71%) JUnit
18 33 (2.49%) Subversion
19 30 (2.26%) Ranorex
20 28 (2.11%) Ant
General
1 264 (19.91%) Finance
2 85 (6.41%) Retail
3 59 (4.45%) Banking
4 41 (3.09%) Marketing
5 35 (2.64%) Telecoms
6 30 (2.26%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.73%) Electronics
8 16 (1.21%) Games
9 14 (1.06%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.98%) Automotive
11 11 (0.83%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.68%) Advertising
12 9 (0.68%) Legal
12 9 (0.68%) Publishing
13 6 (0.45%) Back Office
14 3 (0.23%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.15%) Local Government
16 1 (0.075%) Front Office
16 1 (0.075%) Law
Job Titles
1 519 (39.14%) Analyst
2 464 (34.99%) Test Analyst
3 306 (23.08%) Tester
4 207 (15.61%) Test Engineer
5 197 (14.86%) QA Engineer
6 135 (10.18%) Automation Tester
7 133 (10.03%) QA Analyst
8 107 (8.07%) QA Tester
9 97 (7.32%) Software Tester
10 93 (7.01%) QA Test Analyst
11 92 (6.94%) Developer
12 88 (6.64%) Automation Test Analyst
13 84 (6.33%) Manual Test Analyst
14 75 (5.66%) QA Test Engineer
15 66 (4.98%) Manual Tester
15 66 (4.98%) Test Automation Engineer
16 62 (4.68%) Selenium Tester
17 60 (4.52%) Test Leader
18 59 (4.45%) QA Leader
19 58 (4.37%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (11.99%) Web Services
2 155 (11.69%) .NET
3 87 (6.56%) SOAP
4 81 (6.11%) REST
5 76 (5.73%) Gherkin
6 74 (5.58%) XML
7 57 (4.30%) RESTful
8 45 (3.39%) HTML
9 35 (2.64%) CSS
10 25 (1.89%) JSON
11 22 (1.66%) Ruby on Rails
12 21 (1.58%) ASP.NET
13 19 (1.43%) Spring
14 16 (1.21%) J2EE
15 14 (1.06%) JDBC
16 11 (0.83%) Hibernate
16 11 (0.83%) JMS
16 11 (0.83%) jQuery
17 10 (0.75%) AngularJS
18 9 (0.68%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 119 (8.97%) Mobile App
2 96 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 40 (3.02%) iPad
5 29 (2.19%) User Experience
6 25 (1.89%) Virtual Team
7 18 (1.36%) Client/Server
8 15 (1.13%) Fintech
9 14 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.53%) Equities
11 7 (0.53%) Fixed Income
11 7 (0.53%) iPhone
12 6 (0.45%) Cyber Attack
12 6 (0.45%) Smartphone
13 5 (0.38%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.38%) Digital Media
13 5 (0.38%) Replication
13 5 (0.38%) Smartcard
14 4 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 116 (8.75%) Windows
2 93 (7.01%) Linux
3 87 (6.56%) Android
4 76 (5.73%) Apple iOS
5 59 (4.45%) Unix
6 11 (0.83%) Solaris
7 7 (0.53%) Kali Linux
8 6 (0.45%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.30%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.30%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.23%) CentOS
10 3 (0.23%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.15%) VMS
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.075%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 807 (60.86%) Agile Software Development
2 582 (43.89%) Automated Testing
3 347 (26.17%) Test Automation
4 338 (25.49%) Automation Testing
5 310 (23.38%) Test Scripting
6 305 (23.00%) Software Testing
7 284 (21.42%) Scrum
8 218 (16.44%) User Acceptance Testing
9 216 (16.29%) Regression Testing
10 208 (15.69%) BDD
11 200 (15.08%) TDD
12 185 (13.95%) SDLC
13 168 (12.67%) Test Strategy
14 159 (11.99%) Functional Testing
15 153 (11.54%) Performance Testing
16 148 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
17 146 (11.01%) E-Commerce
18 132 (9.95%) Non-Functional Testing
19 123 (9.28%) Software Engineering
20 115 (8.67%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 385 (29.03%) SQL
2 369 (27.83%) Java
3 260 (19.61%) C#
4 119 (8.97%) Ruby
5 96 (7.24%) Python
6 72 (5.43%) JavaScript
7 35 (2.64%) C++
8 30 (2.26%) PHP
9 28 (2.11%) VB
10 27 (2.04%) C
11 24 (1.81%) T-SQL
12 23 (1.73%) Perl
13 20 (1.51%) Groovy
14 15 (1.13%) VBScript
15 11 (0.83%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.68%) XPath
17 6 (0.45%) Apple Swift
17 6 (0.45%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.45%) Shell Script
18 5 (0.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 293 (22.10%) ISTQB
2 252 (19.00%) ISEB
3 180 (13.57%) Degree
4 87 (6.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 26 (1.96%) Security Cleared
6 16 (1.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 9 (0.68%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.15%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.15%) GNVQ
9 2 (0.15%) HND
9 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.075%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 648 (48.87%) QA
2 31 (2.34%) SDET
3 4 (0.30%) SLA
4 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.075%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.075%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (1.06%) Docker
2 4 (0.30%) VirtualBox
3 3 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.075%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.075%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 46 (3.47%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.53%) Puppet
4 6 (0.45%) logstash
5 3 (0.23%) Kibana
5 3 (0.23%) Nagios
6 2 (0.15%) Ansible
6 2 (0.15%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.075%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.075%) Grafana
7 1 (0.075%) Opsview
7 1 (0.075%) StatsD
7 1 (0.075%) WMI
Vendors
1 183 (13.80%) Microsoft
2 76 (5.73%) HP
3 50 (3.77%) Oracle
4 27 (2.04%) SAP
5 19 (1.43%) TOWER Software
6 11 (0.83%) Cognizant
7 10 (0.75%) Google
7 10 (0.75%) Remedy
8 8 (0.60%) Atlassian
8 8 (0.60%) IBM
9 7 (0.53%) BEA
9 7 (0.53%) Cadence
9 7 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.45%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.38%) hybris
11 5 (0.38%) MEDITECH
12 4 (0.30%) CA Agile Central
12 4 (0.30%) Demandware
12 4 (0.30%) Telerik
12 4 (0.30%) Xamarin
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Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + 34 days holiday
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + 34 days holiday
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Lewis Paige
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits 7% pension / Private Health 25 - 3
Posted: 1 hour ago
North London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Training + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 40k per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
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Brighton, East Sussex
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Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
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Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
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London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
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Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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York, North Yorkshire
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Worcester, Worcestershire
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Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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London
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