The median annual salary for a Manual Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 787 889 864
Rank change year-on-year +102 -25  
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 71 65 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.063% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.065% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 64 63 104
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,075 £30,000 £22,650
10% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £51,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +9.37%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Manual Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Manual Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Tester in the UK

Manual Tester
Top 30 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 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
England +98 58 £32,500 -7.14% 13
South East +55 13 £31,500 -10.00% 3
West Midlands +50 12 £30,000 -15.49% 1
Scotland - 11 £37,500 - 1
Edinburgh - 11 £37,500 - 1
London +58 8 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Yorkshire +29 7 £32,500 -5.79% 3
East of England +21 7 £40,000 +8.84%
North West -9 7 £26,000 -17.46% 4
Staffordshire +18 6 £30,000 -3.22%
Oxfordshire +8 6 £31,500 +40.00% 3
West Yorkshire +30 5 £33,500 -4.28% 3
Birmingham +16 4 £26,250 -34.37% 1
Manchester -23 4 £25,000 -20.63% 2
Wallingford - 4 £31,500 - 1
Surrey +50 3 £37,500 +7.14%
South West +26 3 £40,000 +8.10% 1
Leeds +23 3 £33,500 -4.28% 3
Farnham - 3 £37,500 -
Tamworth - 3 - -
Lancashire - 3 £26,000 -
Berkshire +40 2 £32,250 -7.85%
Hertfordshire +19 2 £35,000 -3.44%
Cambridgeshire +13 2 £45,000 +11.11%
Stoke-on-Trent +6 2 £32,500 +4.83%
North Yorkshire +5 2 £28,750 -8.73%
Cambridge +4 2 £45,000 +11.11%
Gloucestershire +4 2 £40,000 +6.66%
York -2 2 £28,750 -8.73%
Watford - 2 £35,000 -

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 77 (53.47%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (48.61%) Manual Testing
3 68 (47.22%) QA
4 47 (32.64%) Test Scripting
5 43 (29.86%) Regression Testing
6 42 (29.17%) Software Testing
7 38 (26.39%) ISEB
8 34 (23.61%) Microsoft
8 34 (23.61%) Java
9 33 (22.92%) C#
10 32 (22.22%) Selenium
11 30 (20.83%) SQL
11 30 (20.83%) .NET
12 28 (19.44%) Automated Testing
13 27 (18.75%) JIRA
13 27 (18.75%) ISTQB
14 26 (18.06%) Automation Testing
15 24 (16.67%) Scrum
16 23 (15.97%) Windows
17 21 (14.58%) Team Foundation Server
18 20 (13.89%) E-Commerce
19 19 (13.19%) SDLC
20 18 (12.50%) Python
21 16 (11.11%) Degree
21 16 (11.11%) Mentoring
22 15 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 15 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
22 15 (10.42%) SQL Server
22 15 (10.42%) C++
23 14 (9.72%) VB

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 2 (1.39%) CMS
2 1 (0.69%) Apache
2 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.69%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (2.08%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (2.08%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (2.08%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.47%) SSH
3 1 (0.69%) LAN
3 1 (0.69%) Multicast
3 1 (0.69%) RTSP
3 1 (0.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.08%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.08%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.39%) MySQL
5 1 (0.69%) Big Data
5 1 (0.69%) DTS
Development Applications
1 32 (22.22%) Selenium
2 27 (18.75%) JIRA
3 21 (14.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (6.25%) SoapUI
5 6 (4.17%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.17%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.17%) Selenium IDE
5 6 (4.17%) SpecFlow
6 5 (3.47%) Zephyr
7 4 (2.78%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.78%) JMeter
7 4 (2.78%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.08%) Appium
8 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.39%) eggPlant
9 2 (1.39%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.39%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.39%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.69%) Bugzilla
General
1 11 (7.64%) Finance
2 7 (4.86%) Retail
3 4 (2.78%) Automotive
4 3 (2.08%) Banking
4 3 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.69%) Advertising
5 1 (0.69%) Back Office
5 1 (0.69%) Electronics
5 1 (0.69%) Games
5 1 (0.69%) Legal
5 1 (0.69%) Local Government
5 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (20.83%) .NET
2 13 (9.03%) Web Services
3 9 (6.25%) Gherkin
3 9 (6.25%) HTML
4 8 (5.56%) SOAP
5 7 (4.86%) CSS
6 6 (4.17%) REST
7 5 (3.47%) XML
8 4 (2.78%) COM
8 4 (2.78%) Silverlight
9 3 (2.08%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.08%) CGI
9 3 (2.08%) CSS3
9 3 (2.08%) Middleware
10 2 (1.39%) Ajax
10 2 (1.39%) HTML5
10 2 (1.39%) jQuery
10 2 (1.39%) React
10 2 (1.39%) XHTML
11 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.64%) Client/Server
3 10 (6.94%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.86%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.47%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.47%) User Experience
6 4 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (2.08%) iPad
7 3 (2.08%) iPhone
7 3 (2.08%) Smart Meter
7 3 (2.08%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.69%) MPEG
8 1 (0.69%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.69%) STB
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.97%) Windows
2 10 (6.94%) Linux
3 9 (6.25%) Solaris
4 7 (4.86%) Android
5 5 (3.47%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.47%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.78%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.78%) Windows Vista
7 3 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (53.47%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (48.61%) Manual Testing
3 47 (32.64%) Test Scripting
4 43 (29.86%) Regression Testing
5 42 (29.17%) Software Testing
6 28 (19.44%) Automated Testing
7 26 (18.06%) Automation Testing
8 24 (16.67%) Scrum
9 20 (13.89%) E-Commerce
10 19 (13.19%) SDLC
11 16 (11.11%) Mentoring
12 14 (9.72%) BDD
12 14 (9.72%) Test Automation
13 12 (8.33%) Test Management
13 12 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (7.64%) Defect Tracking
15 10 (6.94%) Security Testing
15 10 (6.94%) Smoke Testing
15 10 (6.94%) Test Strategy
15 10 (6.94%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (23.61%) Java
2 33 (22.92%) C#
3 30 (20.83%) SQL
4 18 (12.50%) Python
5 15 (10.42%) C++
6 14 (9.72%) VB
7 12 (8.33%) Ruby
8 10 (6.94%) C
9 8 (5.56%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.78%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.08%) Groovy
11 3 (2.08%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.39%) Perl
13 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (26.39%) ISEB
2 27 (18.75%) ISTQB
3 16 (11.11%) Degree
4 15 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (6.25%) CREST Certified
6 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.69%) GNVQ
7 1 (0.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (47.22%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.08%) Hyper-V
1 3 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (3.47%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.69%) Control-M
Vendors
1 34 (23.61%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.33%) HP
3 9 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 7 (4.86%) SAP
5 5 (3.47%) Oracle
6 3 (2.08%) VMware
7 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.69%) PayPal
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