Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Manual Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1055 1056 1172
Rank change year-on-year +1 +116 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 127 169 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.089% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.092% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 112 148 131
UK median annual salary £35,000 £32,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% - +4.92%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £31,000 £32,250
% change year-on-year +12.90% -3.88% +7.50%

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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Manual Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Manual Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Tester in the UK

Manual Tester
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Manual Tester in the UK

Manual Tester
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Tester over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Tester in the UK

Manual Tester
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Tester within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
England -26 114 £33,700 +3.69% 11
UK excluding London -5 97 £35,000 +12.90% 11
Midlands +39 27 £30,000 -7.69%
London -1 27 £30,000 -14.29%
South East +22 25 £37,500 +27.12% 2
North of England -5 24 £35,000 +12.00% 6
West Midlands +16 22 £30,000 -9.09%
Yorkshire +20 15 £32,500 - 3
East of England -5 9 £35,000 +14.75% 2
North West -18 9 £35,000 +37.25% 3
Scotland -9 8 £37,500 +19.05%
East Midlands +35 5 £28,000 -13.85%
South West -3 2 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Wales +12 1 £30,000 -
Northern Ireland -27 1 £15,000 -42.31%

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 featuring Manual Tester in the job title.

1 80 (62.99%) Test Automation
2 77 (60.63%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (41.73%) QA
4 49 (38.58%) Manual Testing
5 42 (33.07%) JIRA
6 40 (31.50%) Selenium
7 38 (29.92%) Software Testing
8 36 (28.35%) Test Scripting
9 33 (25.98%) Java
10 26 (20.47%) SQL
10 26 (20.47%) SQL Server
11 25 (19.69%) Microsoft
12 24 (18.90%) Regression Testing
13 23 (18.11%) Scrum
14 21 (16.54%) .NET
14 21 (16.54%) Test Strategy
14 21 (16.54%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (14.96%) ISTQB
16 16 (12.60%) Ruby
16 16 (12.60%) Python
17 15 (11.81%) SDLC
17 15 (11.81%) C#
17 15 (11.81%) PHP
17 15 (11.81%) Finance
18 14 (11.02%) E-Commerce
18 14 (11.02%) Functional Testing
18 14 (11.02%) Cucumber
19 13 (10.24%) Mobile App
19 13 (10.24%) ISEB
19 13 (10.24%) TDD

Manual Tester 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 9 (7.09%) Confluence
2 3 (2.36%) MQSeries
2 3 (2.36%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.79%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.30%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.72%) ATM
3 4 (3.15%) DVB
3 4 (3.15%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.57%) Internet
4 2 (1.57%) SMS
5 1 (0.79%) 3G
5 1 (0.79%) 4G
5 1 (0.79%) GPRS
5 1 (0.79%) GSM
5 1 (0.79%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.47%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.45%) MySQL
3 9 (7.09%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.36%) DB2
4 3 (2.36%) DbVisualizer
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 42 (33.07%) JIRA
2 40 (31.50%) Selenium
3 14 (11.02%) Cucumber
4 9 (7.09%) Bugzilla
4 9 (7.09%) Trac
4 9 (7.09%) WebDriver
5 8 (6.30%) HP UFT
5 8 (6.30%) SoapUI
6 5 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.36%) JMeter
7 3 (2.36%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.57%) git-flow
8 2 (1.57%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.57%) Protractor
8 2 (1.57%) TestComplete
8 2 (1.57%) TestRail
9 1 (0.79%) Hudson
9 1 (0.79%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.79%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (11.81%) Finance
2 5 (3.94%) Banking
3 4 (3.15%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.15%) Retail
4 2 (1.57%) Advertising
4 2 (1.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.57%) Marketing
5 1 (0.79%) Automotive
5 1 (0.79%) Electronics
5 1 (0.79%) Games
5 1 (0.79%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.54%) .NET
2 12 (9.45%) HTML
2 12 (9.45%) XML
3 8 (6.30%) CSS
4 7 (5.51%) Web Services
5 6 (4.72%) WinForms
6 4 (3.15%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.15%) D-Bus
6 4 (3.15%) jQuery
6 4 (3.15%) RESTful
6 4 (3.15%) XHTML
7 3 (2.36%) Flash
7 3 (2.36%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.36%) J2EE
7 3 (2.36%) SOAP
8 2 (1.57%) React
9 1 (0.79%) CSS3
9 1 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.79%) WSDL
9 1 (0.79%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.24%) Mobile App
2 7 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.94%) Fintech
4 4 (3.15%) BBC
4 4 (3.15%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (3.15%) Equities
4 4 (3.15%) Fixed Income
4 4 (3.15%) IPTV
4 4 (3.15%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (3.15%) STB
5 3 (2.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.57%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.57%) Credit Derivative
6 2 (1.57%) Derivative
6 2 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.79%) Robotics
7 1 (0.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.45%) Android
1 12 (9.45%) Windows
2 11 (8.66%) Apple iOS
3 10 (7.87%) Unix
4 7 (5.51%) Solaris
5 3 (2.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (62.99%) Test Automation
2 77 (60.63%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (38.58%) Manual Testing
4 38 (29.92%) Software Testing
5 36 (28.35%) Test Scripting
6 24 (18.90%) Regression Testing
7 23 (18.11%) Scrum
8 21 (16.54%) Test Strategy
8 21 (16.54%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (11.81%) SDLC
10 14 (11.02%) E-Commerce
10 14 (11.02%) Functional Testing
11 13 (10.24%) TDD
12 12 (9.45%) BDD
12 12 (9.45%) Scenario Testing
13 11 (8.66%) System Testing
13 11 (8.66%) Test Planning
13 11 (8.66%) Time Management
14 10 (7.87%) Test Management
14 10 (7.87%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.98%) Java
2 26 (20.47%) SQL
3 16 (12.60%) Python
3 16 (12.60%) Ruby
4 15 (11.81%) C#
4 15 (11.81%) PHP
5 11 (8.66%) JavaScript
6 10 (7.87%) C++
7 8 (6.30%) C
7 8 (6.30%) VB
8 4 (3.15%) Perl
9 2 (1.57%) R
10 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (14.96%) ISTQB
2 13 (10.24%) ISEB
3 8 (6.30%) Degree
4 7 (5.51%) CREST Certified
5 5 (3.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.79%) CEH
6 1 (0.79%) CISM
6 1 (0.79%) CISSP
6 1 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.79%) HND
6 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (41.73%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (19.69%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.51%) Red Hat
3 5 (3.94%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.15%) Arqiva
4 4 (3.15%) BT
5 3 (2.36%) IBM
6 2 (1.57%) Oracle
7 1 (0.79%) Apple
7 1 (0.79%) Capita
7 1 (0.79%) HP
7 1 (0.79%) PayPal
7 1 (0.79%) Telerik