The median annual salary for a Manual Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 801 844 901
Rank change year-on-year +43 +57  
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 73 91 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.092% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.096% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 71 83 58
Median salary £32,500 £31,500 £35,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.17% -11.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £40,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year +6.55% -3.17%  

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 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69638 80091 87142
Median salary £47,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 June 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 June 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 +33 65 £32,500 - 12
Yorkshire +12 16 £30,000 +2.56% 2
London +35 15 £32,500 -23.52% 1
West Yorkshire +22 9 £31,250 +9.64%
East of England -13 9 £31,500 -10.00% 1
Leeds - 9 £31,250 -
South East +32 8 £37,500 +11.11% 3
Scotland +23 8 £37,500 +42.85%
West Midlands +7 8 £28,500 -5.00% 1
Edinburgh -2 8 £37,500 +42.85%
Hull - 7 £30,000 - 1
East Yorkshire - 7 £30,000 - 1
South West -7 6 £38,750 +3.33%
Cambridgeshire -8 5 £31,500 -16.00% 1
Somerset - 5 £42,500 -
Bath - 5 £42,500 -
Cambridge -8 3 £31,500 -16.00% 1
North West -35 3 £32,500 +44.44% 3
Birmingham - 3 £33,500 -
Surrey +26 2 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Oxfordshire +9 2 £32,500 +35.41% 1
Hertfordshire +3 2 £31,500 +3.27%
Suffolk -4 2 £27,500 -21.42%
Manchester -32 2 £33,750 +50.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £37,500 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £28,500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £37,500 -
East Midlands +24 1 £50,000 +58.73%
Hampshire +17 1 £19,000 -41.53%
Lincolnshire +14 1 £50,000 +58.73%

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 81 (56.25%) Test Automation
2 71 (49.31%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (48.61%) QA
4 66 (45.83%) Manual Testing
5 45 (31.25%) .NET
6 42 (29.17%) Software Testing
7 41 (28.47%) Test Scripting
8 38 (26.39%) ISEB
9 37 (25.69%) Microsoft
10 36 (25.00%) Regression Testing
11 32 (22.22%) SQL
12 30 (20.83%) Java
12 30 (20.83%) ISTQB
13 29 (20.14%) SQL Server
14 25 (17.36%) C#
14 25 (17.36%) Windows
15 24 (16.67%) JIRA
16 21 (14.58%) Selenium
16 21 (14.58%) VB
17 20 (13.89%) Python
18 18 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 18 (12.50%) C++
19 17 (11.81%) E-Commerce
19 17 (11.81%) C
19 17 (11.81%) Ruby
19 17 (11.81%) SDLC
19 17 (11.81%) Security Testing
20 16 (11.11%) CREST Certified
20 16 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
20 16 (11.11%) Scrum

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 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.33%) MySQL
3 2 (1.39%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 24 (16.67%) JIRA
2 21 (14.58%) Selenium
3 9 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (6.25%) TestComplete
3 9 (6.25%) TestRail
4 8 (5.56%) HP UFT
5 6 (4.17%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.17%) WebDriver
6 5 (3.47%) JMeter
6 5 (3.47%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.78%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.08%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.39%) Appium
9 2 (1.39%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.39%) Protractor
9 2 (1.39%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (1.39%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.69%) Calabash
10 1 (0.69%) eggPlant
10 1 (0.69%) Hudson
General
1 12 (8.33%) Finance
2 5 (3.47%) Automotive
3 4 (2.78%) Banking
4 3 (2.08%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.08%) General Ledger
4 3 (2.08%) Retail
5 2 (1.39%) Legal
5 2 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.69%) Back Office
6 1 (0.69%) Electronics
6 1 (0.69%) Games
6 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (31.25%) .NET
2 10 (6.94%) React
2 10 (6.94%) Web Services
3 4 (2.78%) COM
3 4 (2.78%) HTML
3 4 (2.78%) Silverlight
3 4 (2.78%) SOAP
3 4 (2.78%) XML
4 2 (1.39%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.39%) LAMP
5 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.69%) WinForms
5 1 (0.69%) WPF
5 1 (0.69%) WSDL
5 1 (0.69%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.42%) Client/Server
2 9 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.78%) User Experience
6 3 (2.08%) iPhone
6 3 (2.08%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.39%) iPad
8 1 (0.69%) Blog
8 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.69%) MPEG
8 1 (0.69%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.69%) Replication
8 1 (0.69%) Robotics
8 1 (0.69%) STB
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.36%) Windows
2 16 (11.11%) Solaris
3 7 (4.86%) Android
4 6 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 6 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.78%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.39%) Linux
6 2 (1.39%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (56.25%) Test Automation
2 71 (49.31%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (45.83%) Manual Testing
4 42 (29.17%) Software Testing
5 41 (28.47%) Test Scripting
6 36 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 17 (11.81%) E-Commerce
7 17 (11.81%) SDLC
7 17 (11.81%) Security Testing
8 16 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
8 16 (11.11%) Scrum
9 15 (10.42%) Test Strategy
10 14 (9.72%) User Stories
11 13 (9.03%) Test Management
11 13 (9.03%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (8.33%) Defect Management
13 11 (7.64%) Usability Testing
14 10 (6.94%) Functional Testing
14 10 (6.94%) Web Testing
15 9 (6.25%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (22.22%) SQL
2 30 (20.83%) Java
3 25 (17.36%) C#
4 21 (14.58%) VB
5 20 (13.89%) Python
6 18 (12.50%) C++
7 17 (11.81%) C
7 17 (11.81%) Ruby
8 4 (2.78%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.78%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.08%) VBScript
10 2 (1.39%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.69%) Perl
11 1 (0.69%) PHP
11 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (26.39%) ISEB
2 30 (20.83%) ISTQB
3 18 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (11.11%) CREST Certified
5 11 (7.64%) Degree
6 5 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.39%) HND
7 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.69%) GNVQ
8 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (48.61%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.39%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (25.69%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 11 (7.64%) Oracle
4 9 (6.25%) Atlassian
5 5 (3.47%) HP
6 2 (1.39%) SAP
6 2 (1.39%) VMware
7 1 (0.69%) PayPal
7 1 (0.69%) Twitter
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