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The median annual salary for a Manual Test Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Test Analyst
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1196 987 753
Rank change year-on-year -209 -234 +282
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Test Analyst 20 22 16
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.019% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.021% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 17 20 14
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,625 £28,625
25th Percentile £34,250 £30,313 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £33,250 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +27.82% -5.00% -
75th Percentile £50,000 £42,500 £51,313
90th Percentile £52,500 £44,875 £66,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year +30.77% -1.52% +1.54%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 154,129 105,398 59,022
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.94% 91.14% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 83,523 74,437 48,237
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,200 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% - +5.56%

Manual Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Manual Test Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Test Analyst in the UK

Manual Test Analyst
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Manual Test Analyst.

Salary trend for Manual Test Analyst in the UK

Manual Test Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Manual Test Analyst over the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Manual Test Analyst in the UK

Manual Test Analyst
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Test Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -171 20 £42,500 +27.82%
UK excluding London -91 16 £42,500 +30.77%
Midlands -43 8 £35,750 -10.63%
South East -43 6 £50,000 +42.86%
Work from Home -218 6 £39,000 +21.88%
East Midlands -14 4 £39,250 -1.88%
London -181 4 £50,000 +17.65%
West Midlands - 4 £30,000 -
North of England -66 3 £43,500 +33.85%
Yorkshire -32 2 £45,000 +38.46%
North East - 1 £42,000 -

Manual Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, Manual Test Analyst job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Manual Test Analyst in the job title.

1 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (55.00%) Software Testing
2 11 (55.00%) ISTQB
3 10 (50.00%) Agile
3 10 (50.00%) QA
3 10 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (35.00%) Finance
4 7 (35.00%) Scrum
4 7 (35.00%) ISEB
5 6 (30.00%) SQL
5 6 (30.00%) Selenium
5 6 (30.00%) Social Skills
6 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (25.00%) Kanban
7 4 (20.00%) BDD
7 4 (20.00%) C#
7 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (20.00%) Law
7 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Postman
8 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
8 3 (15.00%) TDD
8 3 (15.00%) Java
8 3 (15.00%) JIRA
8 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
8 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
9 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server

Manual Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Azure
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Selenium
2 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) Postman
2 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (10.00%) Cypress.io
3 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (10.00%) Mocha
3 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.00%) TestCafe
3 2 (10.00%) TestComplete
3 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio Coded UI
3 2 (10.00%) Zephyr
4 1 (5.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.00%) JMeter
4 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Social Skills
3 4 (20.00%) Law
4 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (10.00%) Banking
4 2 (10.00%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (5.00%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (5.00%) Retail
5 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) REST
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
1 2 (10.00%) Velocity
2 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Online Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Social Media
1 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (55.00%) Software Testing
3 10 (50.00%) Agile
3 10 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Scrum
4 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (25.00%) Kanban
6 4 (20.00%) BDD
6 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (15.00%) TDD
7 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
8 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (10.00%) System Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
8 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (35.00%) ISEB
3 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft