The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
UK
Rank 348 367 383
Rank change year-on-year +19 +16  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 701 858 824
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.83% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.94% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 603 792 718
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,100 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Manual Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 75370 91581 93969
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.10% 88.56% 87.01%
Number of salaries quoted 61980 75773 76024
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in the UK

Manual Testing
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in the UK

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in the UK

Manual Testing
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 Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +22 658 £37,500 - 103
London -9 204 £50,000 +5.26% 33
South East +47 150 £35,000 +2.94% 19
Yorkshire +27 67 £35,000 +7.69% 15
South West +34 55 £40,000 +14.28% 10
East of England +10 54 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Hampshire +52 49 £35,000 +12.00% 3
West Midlands +18 46 £32,500 -13.33% 6
North West -18 42 £32,000 -7.24% 9
East Midlands +20 40 £35,000 -3.44% 4
West Yorkshire +31 39 £35,000 +7.69% 11
Leeds +14 30 £35,000 +5.26% 9
Hertfordshire +25 27 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Surrey +16 27 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Berkshire +42 26 £33,750 -25.00% 3
City of London +32 26 £52,500 -8.69% 9
Nottinghamshire +24 25 £40,000 +31.14% 3
Birmingham +17 25 £31,500 -16.00% 2
Nottingham +29 24 £40,000 +20.30% 2
Manchester -30 24 £30,500 -16.43% 5
Somerset +5 20 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Buckinghamshire +30 17 £35,750 +10.00% 1
Oxfordshire +10 17 £30,500 +35.55% 4
Scotland +6 15 £35,000 -
North Yorkshire -2 14 £34,000 +4.61% 3
Milton Keynes +15 13 £35,750 +10.00% 1
Cheshire +11 13 £34,000 +13.33% 3
Bath +10 13 £32,500 -13.33% 2
York -1 13 £34,000 +4.61% 3
Cambridgeshire -7 12 £40,000 +6.66% 4

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 871 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
2 698 (48.44%) Selenium
3 690 (47.88%) QA
4 624 (43.30%) Automated Testing
5 428 (29.70%) SQL
6 388 (26.93%) Java
7 370 (25.68%) Automation Testing
8 366 (25.40%) Test Automation
9 335 (23.25%) Test Scripting
10 321 (22.28%) ISTQB
11 320 (22.21%) Software Testing
12 311 (21.58%) Scrum
13 299 (20.75%) JIRA
14 296 (20.54%) Finance
15 284 (19.71%) ISEB
16 279 (19.36%) C#
17 240 (16.66%) User Acceptance Testing
18 236 (16.38%) Regression Testing
19 227 (15.75%) WebDriver
19 227 (15.75%) Cucumber
20 225 (15.61%) BDD
21 213 (14.78%) TDD
22 209 (14.50%) SDLC
23 196 (13.60%) Degree
24 192 (13.32%) Test Strategy
25 189 (13.12%) Microsoft
26 169 (11.73%) .NET
26 169 (11.73%) Web Services
27 166 (11.52%) Functional Testing
28 151 (10.48%) Continuous Integration

Manual Testing
Top Related 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 38 (2.64%) Confluence
2 19 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.25%) Tomcat
4 13 (0.90%) JBoss
5 11 (0.76%) CMS
6 5 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.28%) WordPress
8 3 (0.21%) Apache
8 3 (0.21%) Jetty
9 2 (0.14%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.069%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.069%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.069%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.069%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.069%) IIS
10 1 (0.069%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.069%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.069%) WebSphere
Applications
1 104 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.08%) MS Visio
3 25 (1.73%) MS Office
4 15 (1.04%) MS Project
5 4 (0.28%) Mingle
5 4 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.069%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.069%) Avid Media Composer
6 1 (0.069%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.21%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.069%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.57%) SaaS
2 19 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.76%) GitHub
4 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (0.62%) G Suite
5 9 (0.62%) Office 365
6 8 (0.56%) Slack
7 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.14%) IaaS
8 2 (0.14%) PaaS
9 1 (0.069%) Heroku
9 1 (0.069%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.97%) HTTP
2 13 (0.90%) SSH
3 12 (0.83%) Internet
4 8 (0.56%) ATM
5 4 (0.28%) FTP
5 4 (0.28%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.21%) Firewall
6 3 (0.21%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.21%) Intranet
7 2 (0.14%) PuTTY
7 2 (0.14%) VoIP
8 1 (0.069%) DNS
8 1 (0.069%) LTE
8 1 (0.069%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.12%) MySQL
3 29 (2.01%) Big Data
4 22 (1.53%) Relational Database
5 15 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (0.83%) NoSQL
7 10 (0.69%) MongoDB
8 9 (0.62%) RDBMS
9 8 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.42%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.35%) Blockchain
11 5 (0.35%) Data Lake
11 5 (0.35%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.28%) SQLPlus
13 2 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
14 1 (0.069%) Endeca
14 1 (0.069%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 698 (48.44%) Selenium
2 299 (20.75%) JIRA
3 227 (15.75%) Cucumber
3 227 (15.75%) WebDriver
4 136 (9.44%) SoapUI
5 126 (8.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 119 (8.26%) Git (software)
7 107 (7.43%) JMeter
8 87 (6.04%) Jenkins
9 86 (5.97%) HP UFT
10 66 (4.58%) Visual Studio
11 65 (4.51%) Appium
12 54 (3.75%) Maven
13 48 (3.33%) SpecFlow
14 46 (3.19%) LoadRunner
15 38 (2.64%) Zephyr
16 36 (2.50%) JUnit
17 33 (2.29%) Subversion
18 30 (2.08%) Ranorex
19 28 (1.94%) Ant
General
1 296 (20.54%) Finance
2 86 (5.97%) Retail
3 68 (4.72%) Banking
4 44 (3.05%) Marketing
5 37 (2.57%) Telecoms
6 32 (2.22%) Manufacturing
7 31 (2.15%) Games
8 25 (1.73%) Electronics
9 16 (1.11%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.90%) Automotive
11 11 (0.76%) Advertising
11 11 (0.76%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.76%) Legal
12 8 (0.56%) Publishing
13 7 (0.49%) Back Office
14 3 (0.21%) iGaming
14 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.14%) Front Office
15 2 (0.14%) Law
15 2 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 572 (39.69%) Analyst
2 515 (35.74%) Test Analyst
3 338 (23.46%) Tester
4 213 (14.78%) QA Engineer
4 213 (14.78%) Test Engineer
5 142 (9.85%) Automation Tester
6 134 (9.30%) QA Analyst
7 119 (8.26%) QA Tester
8 109 (7.56%) Software Tester
9 94 (6.52%) Automation Test Analyst
10 93 (6.45%) Developer
10 93 (6.45%) Manual Test Analyst
10 93 (6.45%) QA Test Analyst
11 77 (5.34%) QA Test Engineer
12 74 (5.14%) Senior Analyst
13 73 (5.07%) Senior Test Analyst
14 70 (4.86%) Manual Tester
15 67 (4.65%) Test Automation Engineer
16 63 (4.37%) Selenium Tester
17 62 (4.30%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (11.73%) .NET
1 169 (11.73%) Web Services
2 88 (6.11%) SOAP
3 86 (5.97%) REST
4 78 (5.41%) Gherkin
4 78 (5.41%) XML
5 55 (3.82%) RESTful
6 49 (3.40%) HTML
7 39 (2.71%) CSS
8 26 (1.80%) JSON
9 23 (1.60%) Ruby on Rails
10 22 (1.53%) ASP.NET
11 19 (1.32%) Spring
12 16 (1.11%) J2EE
13 14 (0.97%) JDBC
14 13 (0.90%) .NET Framework
15 12 (0.83%) jQuery
16 11 (0.76%) AngularJS
16 11 (0.76%) Hibernate
17 10 (0.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 120 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 111 (7.70%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (4.86%) Computer Science
4 40 (2.78%) iPad
5 28 (1.94%) User Experience
6 26 (1.80%) Virtual Team
7 20 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (1.25%) Client/Server
9 15 (1.04%) Fintech
10 14 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
11 13 (0.90%) Smartcard
12 10 (0.69%) Derivative
13 8 (0.56%) EMV
13 8 (0.56%) iPhone
14 7 (0.49%) Equities
14 7 (0.49%) Fixed Income
15 6 (0.42%) Credit Derivative
15 6 (0.42%) Cyber Attack
15 6 (0.42%) Replication
15 6 (0.42%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 118 (8.19%) Windows
2 102 (7.08%) Linux
3 87 (6.04%) Android
4 76 (5.27%) Apple iOS
5 59 (4.09%) Unix
6 11 (0.76%) Solaris
7 7 (0.49%) Kali Linux
8 6 (0.42%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.28%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.28%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.21%) CentOS
10 3 (0.21%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.14%) VMS
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.069%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.069%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.069%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 871 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
2 624 (43.30%) Automated Testing
3 370 (25.68%) Automation Testing
4 366 (25.40%) Test Automation
5 335 (23.25%) Test Scripting
6 320 (22.21%) Software Testing
7 311 (21.58%) Scrum
8 240 (16.66%) User Acceptance Testing
9 236 (16.38%) Regression Testing
10 225 (15.61%) BDD
11 213 (14.78%) TDD
12 209 (14.50%) SDLC
13 192 (13.32%) Test Strategy
14 166 (11.52%) Functional Testing
15 151 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
16 150 (10.41%) Performance Testing
17 148 (10.27%) E-Commerce
18 140 (9.72%) Non-Functional Testing
19 127 (8.81%) Software Engineering
20 117 (8.12%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 428 (29.70%) SQL
2 388 (26.93%) Java
3 279 (19.36%) C#
4 124 (8.61%) Ruby
5 104 (7.22%) Python
6 81 (5.62%) JavaScript
7 36 (2.50%) C++
8 32 (2.22%) PHP
9 28 (1.94%) VB
10 27 (1.87%) C
11 24 (1.67%) Perl
11 24 (1.67%) T-SQL
12 20 (1.39%) Groovy
13 17 (1.18%) VBScript
14 12 (0.83%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.62%) XPath
16 8 (0.56%) PowerShell
17 6 (0.42%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.42%) Shell Script
18 5 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 321 (22.28%) ISTQB
2 284 (19.71%) ISEB
3 196 (13.60%) Degree
4 95 (6.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 27 (1.87%) Security Cleared
6 15 (1.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 11 (0.76%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.14%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.14%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.14%) GNVQ
8 2 (0.14%) HND
8 2 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.069%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 690 (47.88%) QA
2 30 (2.08%) SDET
3 4 (0.28%) SLA
4 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.069%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.069%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (1.04%) Docker
2 6 (0.42%) VirtualBox
3 5 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.21%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.069%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.069%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 51 (3.54%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.49%) Puppet
4 6 (0.42%) logstash
5 3 (0.21%) Kibana
5 3 (0.21%) Nagios
6 2 (0.14%) Ansible
6 2 (0.14%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.14%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.069%) Grafana
7 1 (0.069%) Opsview
7 1 (0.069%) StatsD
7 1 (0.069%) WMI
Vendors
1 189 (13.12%) Microsoft
2 79 (5.48%) HP
3 56 (3.89%) Oracle
4 27 (1.87%) SAP
5 23 (1.60%) TOWER Software
6 11 (0.76%) Cognizant
6 11 (0.76%) Google
7 10 (0.69%) Remedy
8 8 (0.56%) Atlassian
9 7 (0.49%) BEA
9 7 (0.49%) Cadence
9 7 (0.49%) IBM
9 7 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.42%) MEDITECH
10 6 (0.42%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.35%) hybris
11 5 (0.35%) VMware
12 4 (0.28%) Apple
12 4 (0.28%) ATG
12 4 (0.28%) Telerik
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
South East London
Ease IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £46000.00 per annum + bonus, pension,
Posted: 3 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £24000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + 2.5 k flexi benifits
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £45k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago