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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 396 333 386
Rank change year-on-year -63 +53  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 661 931 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.95% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.06% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 573 826 772
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.59%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,150 £55,000
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 79794 87486 96432
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.73% 88.91% 88.08%
Number of salaries quoted 64221 73157 78828
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 £79,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 28 June 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 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 -63 629 £38,000 +1.33% 116
London -87 162 £50,000 - 36
South East -9 134 £35,000 -3.44% 20
West Midlands +6 70 £32,000 -5.88% 9
South West +10 69 £35,000 -1.40% 6
North West -15 56 £30,500 +10.90% 17
East of England -3 51 £45,000 +20.00% 15
Yorkshire -49 45 £31,500 -5.97% 9
East Midlands +10 44 £45,000 +20.00%
Hampshire +33 38 £32,500 -13.33% 2
City of London +18 34 £65,000 +26.82% 11
Coventry +13 32 £32,250 -14.00% 1
Manchester -29 30 £30,500 +10.90% 14
Cambridgeshire -5 27 £50,000 +28.20% 11
Bristol -12 27 £41,000 +26.15% 3
Berkshire +40 26 £42,500 -4.49% 3
Nottingham +12 26 £50,000 +11.11%
Nottinghamshire +11 26 £50,000 +11.11%
West Yorkshire -13 25 £36,250 +3.57% 6
Leeds -14 18 £31,500 -10.00% 6
Surrey -18 16 £35,000 - 3
Buckinghamshire -6 15 £40,000 +6.38% 3
Cheshire -25 15 £33,000 +20.00% 1
Hertfordshire +10 14 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Oxfordshire +2 14 £40,000 +45.45% 4
Staffordshire +20 13 £40,000 +48.14% 3
Somerset +7 13 £42,500 +9.67% 1
Oxford +5 13 £40,000 +18.51% 2
Scotland +10 12 £36,250 +5.07% 3
Birmingham +8 12 £35,000 -1.40% 3

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1133 (83.19%) Test Automation
2 790 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
3 693 (50.88%) QA
4 588 (43.17%) Selenium
5 370 (27.17%) SQL
6 364 (26.73%) Test Scripting
7 348 (25.55%) Java
8 341 (25.04%) ISTQB
9 319 (23.42%) Software Testing
10 274 (20.12%) Finance
11 268 (19.68%) ISEB
12 248 (18.21%) C#
12 248 (18.21%) JIRA
13 241 (17.69%) Scrum
14 228 (16.74%) Regression Testing
15 221 (16.23%) Cucumber
16 217 (15.93%) WebDriver
17 211 (15.49%) Test Strategy
18 205 (15.05%) .NET
19 204 (14.98%) BDD
20 174 (12.78%) User Acceptance Testing
21 171 (12.56%) Degree
21 171 (12.56%) SDLC
22 165 (12.11%) TDD
23 156 (11.45%) Performance Testing
24 149 (10.94%) Microsoft
25 147 (10.79%) E-Commerce
26 145 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
27 139 (10.21%) Functional Testing
28 130 (9.54%) Scenario Testing

Manual Testing
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 32 (2.35%) Confluence
2 19 (1.40%) Tomcat
3 13 (0.95%) SharePoint
4 10 (0.73%) CMS
5 5 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.37%) JBoss
6 3 (0.22%) Apache
6 3 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.22%) IIS
6 3 (0.22%) Jetty
6 3 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.22%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.22%) WordPress
7 1 (0.073%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.073%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.073%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.073%) WebLogic
Applications
1 36 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.44%) Mingle
6 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.073%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.073%) Avid Media Composer
Business Applications
1 11 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.51%) Magento
4 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.15%) SAP CAR
5 2 (0.15%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.073%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.073%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.073%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.79%) SaaS
2 29 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (1.40%) GitHub
4 17 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (0.81%) G Suite
5 11 (0.81%) Office 365
6 9 (0.66%) Slack
7 7 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.073%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.073%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.073%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.88%) HTTP
2 5 (0.37%) Internet
2 5 (0.37%) SSH
3 3 (0.22%) Firewall
3 3 (0.22%) Intranet
3 3 (0.22%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.22%) VoIP
4 1 (0.073%) ATM
4 1 (0.073%) FTP
4 1 (0.073%) ICMP
4 1 (0.073%) SAN
4 1 (0.073%) Wireless
4 1 (0.073%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.01%) MySQL
3 22 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (1.47%) Big Data
5 17 (1.25%) Relational Database
6 11 (0.81%) NoSQL
7 10 (0.73%) Blockchain
7 10 (0.73%) MongoDB
8 8 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.51%) Data Lake
9 7 (0.51%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.44%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.22%) Power BI
12 2 (0.15%) QlikView
12 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.073%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.073%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 588 (43.17%) Selenium
2 248 (18.21%) JIRA
3 221 (16.23%) Cucumber
4 217 (15.93%) WebDriver
5 121 (8.88%) SoapUI
6 99 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 95 (6.98%) JMeter
8 89 (6.53%) Git (software)
9 80 (5.87%) HP UFT
10 78 (5.73%) Jenkins
11 73 (5.36%) Visual Studio
12 59 (4.33%) SpecFlow
13 50 (3.67%) Appium
14 40 (2.94%) Maven
15 37 (2.72%) JUnit
16 35 (2.57%) LoadRunner
17 32 (2.35%) TeamCity
18 27 (1.98%) Ant
19 26 (1.91%) Subversion
19 26 (1.91%) Zephyr
General
1 274 (20.12%) Finance
2 80 (5.87%) Retail
3 55 (4.04%) Banking
4 32 (2.35%) Marketing
5 27 (1.98%) Financial Institution
5 27 (1.98%) Games
6 18 (1.32%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.25%) Back Office
7 17 (1.25%) Investment Banking
8 16 (1.17%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.03%) Electronics
10 10 (0.73%) Advertising
10 10 (0.73%) Automotive
10 10 (0.73%) Legal
10 10 (0.73%) Publishing
11 4 (0.29%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.22%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.15%) Front Office
13 2 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 495 (36.34%) Analyst
2 424 (31.13%) Test Analyst
3 368 (27.02%) Tester
4 213 (15.64%) QA Engineer
4 213 (15.64%) Test Engineer
5 142 (10.43%) Automation Tester
6 123 (9.03%) QA Analyst
7 119 (8.74%) QA Tester
8 117 (8.59%) Software Tester
9 78 (5.73%) QA Test Analyst
10 75 (5.51%) QA Test Engineer
11 72 (5.29%) Test Automation Engineer
12 71 (5.21%) Manual Test Analyst
13 70 (5.14%) Developer
14 66 (4.85%) Manual Tester
15 64 (4.70%) QA Leader
16 57 (4.19%) Automation Test Analyst
17 54 (3.96%) Test Leader
18 53 (3.89%) Senior Analyst
19 52 (3.82%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (15.05%) .NET
2 83 (6.09%) Web Services
3 65 (4.77%) Gherkin
4 58 (4.26%) SOAP
5 42 (3.08%) RESTful
6 38 (2.79%) XML
7 37 (2.72%) HTML
8 36 (2.64%) REST
9 25 (1.84%) ASP.NET
10 21 (1.54%) JDBC
11 19 (1.40%) CSS
12 15 (1.10%) AngularJS
13 14 (1.03%) Spring
14 13 (0.95%) JSON
15 11 (0.81%) JMS
15 11 (0.81%) React
15 11 (0.81%) Ruby on Rails
16 9 (0.66%) Hibernate
16 9 (0.66%) Node.js
17 8 (0.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 118 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (7.27%) Mobile App
3 67 (4.92%) Computer Science
4 32 (2.35%) Client/Server
5 31 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
6 30 (2.20%) User Experience
7 23 (1.69%) Fintech
8 22 (1.62%) iPad
9 19 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.25%) Derivative
11 16 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 15 (1.10%) Equities
12 15 (1.10%) Fixed Income
13 14 (1.03%) Credit Derivative
14 12 (0.88%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
16 9 (0.66%) Algorithms
17 8 (0.59%) Smartcard
17 8 (0.59%) Smartphone
18 7 (0.51%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 115 (8.44%) Windows
2 84 (6.17%) Linux
3 73 (5.36%) Android
4 64 (4.70%) Apple iOS
5 42 (3.08%) Unix
6 12 (0.88%) Windows Server
6 12 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.73%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.73%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.66%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.29%) Solaris
10 3 (0.22%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.073%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.073%) VMS
12 1 (0.073%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1133 (83.19%) Test Automation
2 790 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
3 364 (26.73%) Test Scripting
4 319 (23.42%) Software Testing
5 241 (17.69%) Scrum
6 228 (16.74%) Regression Testing
7 211 (15.49%) Test Strategy
8 204 (14.98%) BDD
9 174 (12.78%) User Acceptance Testing
10 171 (12.56%) SDLC
11 165 (12.11%) TDD
12 156 (11.45%) Performance Testing
13 147 (10.79%) E-Commerce
14 145 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
15 139 (10.21%) Functional Testing
16 130 (9.54%) Scenario Testing
17 123 (9.03%) Software Engineering
18 118 (8.66%) Non-Functional Testing
19 113 (8.30%) Test Management
20 92 (6.75%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 370 (27.17%) SQL
2 348 (25.55%) Java
3 248 (18.21%) C#
4 107 (7.86%) Python
5 101 (7.42%) JavaScript
6 82 (6.02%) Ruby
7 40 (2.94%) PHP
8 38 (2.79%) T-SQL
9 32 (2.35%) C++
10 27 (1.98%) VB
11 25 (1.84%) C
12 16 (1.17%) Perl
13 15 (1.10%) Groovy
13 15 (1.10%) VBScript
14 11 (0.81%) Bash Shell
15 9 (0.66%) Apple Swift
15 9 (0.66%) Objective-C
16 7 (0.51%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.44%) PowerShell
17 6 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 341 (25.04%) ISTQB
2 268 (19.68%) ISEB
3 171 (12.56%) Degree
4 85 (6.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 42 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (1.76%) Security Cleared
7 15 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 13 (0.95%) SC Cleared
9 10 (0.73%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.15%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.15%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.15%) GNVQ
11 2 (0.15%) HND
11 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.073%) CSQA
12 1 (0.073%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 693 (50.88%) QA
2 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
2 4 (0.29%) SEPA
3 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.15%) SLA
5 1 (0.073%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.073%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (0.95%) Docker
2 4 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.22%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.22%) Firmware
4 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.073%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 47 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.44%) logstash
2 6 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.37%) Puppet
4 3 (0.22%) Ansible
5 2 (0.15%) Kibana
6 1 (0.073%) Grafana
6 1 (0.073%) Nagios
6 1 (0.073%) Opsview
6 1 (0.073%) StatsD
Vendors
1 149 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 67 (4.92%) HP
3 32 (2.35%) Oracle
4 16 (1.17%) SAP
4 16 (1.17%) TOWER Software
5 11 (0.81%) Atlassian
5 11 (0.81%) Google
6 7 (0.51%) IBM
7 6 (0.44%) BEA
8 5 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.29%) Apple
9 4 (0.29%) Cadence
9 4 (0.29%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.29%) VMware
10 3 (0.22%) CA Agile Central
10 3 (0.22%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.22%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.15%) CA
11 2 (0.15%) Cognizant
11 2 (0.15%) Sage
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Posted: 20 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 20 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Northumberland
Oscar
Salary: £24000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Lightwater, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £38k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Bupa
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £28k - 32.5k per year + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Stott & May
Posted: 4 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + 28 days holiday
Posted: 5 days ago