Period
to 11 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 6 months to 11 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 256 312 297
Rank change year-on-year +56 -15 +24
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 481 851 1,026
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.13% 1.02% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.11% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 425 695 920
Median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +5.26%

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 38,953 76,850 92,536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.22% 91.68% 91.71%
Number of salaries quoted 30,897 59,508 74,414
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in the UK excluding London

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Manual Testing in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Manual Testing in the UK excluding London

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Manual Testing in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in the UK excluding London

Manual Testing
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 11 July 2020. 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
South East +71 200 £42,500 -5.56% 6
North of England +52 93 £35,000 -2.78% 7
South West +52 63 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Midlands +62 57 £34,000 +4.62% 5
North West +43 43 £35,000 -6.67% 3
Yorkshire +77 36 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Scotland +69 29 £35,000 - 4
East Midlands +36 29 £34,000 +4.62%
West Midlands +67 28 £40,500 +39.66% 5
North East +27 14 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Northern Ireland +31 13 £40,250 -10.56% 3
East of England +37 12 £32,500 -24.42% 2
Wales -11 11 £38,750 +10.71% 1
Channel Islands - 3 £65,000 -
Manual Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 402 (83.58%) Test Automation
2 275 (57.17%) Agile Software Development
3 201 (41.79%) Selenium
4 194 (40.33%) QA
5 126 (26.20%) C#
6 111 (23.08%) SQL
7 104 (21.62%) JIRA
8 94 (19.54%) Test Scripting
9 91 (18.92%) Java
10 87 (18.09%) WebDriver
11 85 (17.67%) ISTQB
11 85 (17.67%) Software Testing
12 78 (16.22%) Microsoft
13 65 (13.51%) Regression Testing
14 53 (11.02%) Scrum
14 53 (11.02%) .NET
14 53 (11.02%) SDLC
15 49 (10.19%) SQL Server
15 49 (10.19%) JavaScript
15 49 (10.19%) Cucumber
16 48 (9.98%) Finance
17 47 (9.77%) Visual Studio
18 46 (9.56%) Azure
18 46 (9.56%) API Testing
19 45 (9.36%) BDD
20 42 (8.73%) Test Strategy
20 42 (8.73%) Coaching
21 41 (8.52%) TDD
21 41 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
22 38 (7.90%) Functional Testing

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 35 (7.28%) Confluence
2 15 (3.12%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (0.83%) NServiceBus
4 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.21%) CMS
5 1 (0.21%) Drupal
5 1 (0.21%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Magento
1 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.21%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 46 (9.56%) Azure
2 23 (4.78%) AWS
3 7 (1.46%) SaaS
4 3 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (0.62%) IaaS
4 3 (0.62%) OpenShift
4 3 (0.62%) Power Platform
5 2 (0.42%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.21%) Serverless
6 1 (0.21%) Trello
6 1 (0.21%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.33%) Skype
2 6 (1.25%) Wireless
3 4 (0.83%) Extranet
3 4 (0.83%) Intranet
3 4 (0.83%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.42%) DNS
4 2 (0.42%) IPv6
4 2 (0.42%) SSH
4 2 (0.42%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.42%) VLAN
4 2 (0.42%) VoIP
5 1 (0.21%) Firewall
5 1 (0.21%) Internet
5 1 (0.21%) IPv4
5 1 (0.21%) RTP
5 1 (0.21%) RTSP
5 1 (0.21%) SSL
5 1 (0.21%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.49%) Azure SQL Database
2 12 (2.49%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.25%) InterSystems Cache
4 5 (1.04%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.04%) MySQL
5 4 (0.83%) Big Data
5 4 (0.83%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.83%) Redis
6 3 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.62%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.62%) OLTP
6 3 (0.62%) Power BI
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.21%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 201 (41.79%) Selenium
2 104 (21.62%) JIRA
3 87 (18.09%) WebDriver
4 49 (10.19%) Cucumber
5 47 (9.77%) Visual Studio
6 37 (7.69%) SpecFlow
7 34 (7.07%) Git (software)
8 33 (6.86%) JMeter
8 33 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 30 (6.24%) Postman
10 29 (6.03%) SoapUI
11 18 (3.74%) Jenkins
12 10 (2.08%) JUnit
12 10 (2.08%) TestNG
13 7 (1.46%) NUnit
14 6 (1.25%) Subversion
14 6 (1.25%) TestComplete
15 5 (1.04%) Bitbucket
15 5 (1.04%) Mocha
15 5 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 48 (9.98%) Finance
2 12 (2.49%) Public Sector
3 8 (1.66%) Banking
3 8 (1.66%) Law
4 7 (1.46%) Aerospace
5 6 (1.25%) Marketing
6 5 (1.04%) Advertising
6 5 (1.04%) Back Office
7 4 (0.83%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.62%) Games
8 3 (0.62%) Legal
8 3 (0.62%) Retail
9 2 (0.42%) Automotive
9 2 (0.42%) Electronics
9 2 (0.42%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 190 (39.50%) Analyst
2 172 (35.76%) Test Analyst
3 137 (28.48%) Tester
4 68 (14.14%) Test Engineer
5 51 (10.60%) Software Tester
6 46 (9.56%) QA Engineer
6 46 (9.56%) QA Tester
7 37 (7.69%) Automation Tester
8 31 (6.44%) QA Analyst
9 26 (5.41%) Junior
10 25 (5.20%) Software Analyst
11 21 (4.37%) Test Automation Engineer
12 19 (3.95%) Junior Tester
12 19 (3.95%) Software Test Analyst
13 18 (3.74%) Developer
13 18 (3.74%) Lead Test Analyst
13 18 (3.74%) Manual Test Analyst
14 17 (3.53%) Financial Analyst
14 17 (3.53%) Service Analyst
15 16 (3.33%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (11.02%) .NET
2 23 (4.78%) CSS
3 21 (4.37%) Web Services
4 18 (3.74%) HTML
5 15 (3.12%) RESTful
6 13 (2.70%) JSON
7 11 (2.29%) Gherkin
8 10 (2.08%) REST
9 8 (1.66%) .NET Framework
10 7 (1.46%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (1.46%) Node.js
10 7 (1.46%) SOAP
10 7 (1.46%) XML
11 6 (1.25%) .NET Core
11 6 (1.25%) COM
12 4 (0.83%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.83%) Entity Framework
12 4 (0.83%) jQuery
12 4 (0.83%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (0.83%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.48%) Mobile App
2 22 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.95%) User Experience
4 7 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (0.83%) Video on Demand
5 4 (0.83%) Video\Live Streaming
6 3 (0.62%) Equities
6 3 (0.62%) Hedge funds
6 3 (0.62%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.42%) AS400
7 2 (0.42%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.42%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.42%) iSeries
7 2 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.42%) Mobile Games
7 2 (0.42%) NHS
7 2 (0.42%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.42%) Tandem
7 2 (0.42%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 31 (6.44%) Windows
2 23 (4.78%) Linux
3 7 (1.46%) Android
3 7 (1.46%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.04%) Kali Linux
5 2 (0.42%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.21%) Unix
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (83.58%) Test Automation
2 275 (57.17%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (19.54%) Test Scripting
4 85 (17.67%) Software Testing
5 65 (13.51%) Regression Testing
6 53 (11.02%) Scrum
6 53 (11.02%) SDLC
7 46 (9.56%) API Testing
8 45 (9.36%) BDD
9 42 (8.73%) Coaching
9 42 (8.73%) Test Strategy
10 41 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
10 41 (8.52%) TDD
11 38 (7.90%) Functional Testing
11 38 (7.90%) Non-Functional Testing
11 38 (7.90%) Waterfall
12 35 (7.28%) User Acceptance Testing
13 34 (7.07%) Defect Management
13 34 (7.07%) Unit Testing
14 32 (6.65%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 126 (26.20%) C#
2 111 (23.08%) SQL
3 91 (18.92%) Java
4 49 (10.19%) JavaScript
5 33 (6.86%) Python
6 18 (3.74%) Ruby
7 9 (1.87%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.66%) PHP
8 8 (1.66%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.25%) C
10 4 (0.83%) Apple Swift
10 4 (0.83%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.42%) Scala
12 1 (0.21%) C++
12 1 (0.21%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.21%) Perl
12 1 (0.21%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.21%) XPath
Qualifications
1 85 (17.67%) ISTQB
2 32 (6.65%) ISEB
3 28 (5.82%) Degree
4 20 (4.16%) Security Cleared
5 14 (2.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.25%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.04%) CHECK Team Leader
7 5 (1.04%) CHECK Team Member
7 5 (1.04%) CREST Certified
7 5 (1.04%) OSCP
7 5 (1.04%) Tigerscheme
8 4 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.83%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.42%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.42%) HNC
10 1 (0.21%) CCNA
10 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.21%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (40.33%) QA
2 5 (1.04%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.83%) GDPR
4 3 (0.62%) PMO
4 3 (0.62%) SLA
5 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 8 (1.66%) Docker
2 6 (1.25%) Firmware
3 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.42%) Postfix
3 2 (0.42%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (1.87%) HP ALM
2 6 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.83%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.21%) Ansible
4 1 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.21%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.21%) SCCM
4 1 (0.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 78 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 18 (3.74%) Oracle
3 12 (2.49%) HP
4 10 (2.08%) SAP
5 6 (1.25%) CA
5 6 (1.25%) Delphix
6 4 (0.83%) Sage
7 3 (0.62%) AppDynamics
7 3 (0.62%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.62%) Cloudera
7 3 (0.62%) InterSystems
8 2 (0.42%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.21%) Cadence
9 1 (0.21%) Capita
9 1 (0.21%) Cisco
9 1 (0.21%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.21%) Google
9 1 (0.21%) OutSystems
9 1 (0.21%) Splunk
9 1 (0.21%) Xamarin