The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 74 78 83
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 35 32 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.02% 2.17% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 2.68% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 34 28 40
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,300 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £43,250 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Manual Testing
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1452 1192 1381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 83.98% 80.81% 73.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1110 947 1132
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Cambridge

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 54 (65.85%) Automated Testing
2 48 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (58.54%) Test Scripting
3 43 (52.44%) QA
4 42 (51.22%) Software Testing
5 40 (48.78%) Selenium
6 32 (39.02%) SQL
7 31 (37.80%) Java
8 28 (34.15%) ISEB
9 24 (29.27%) Scrum
9 24 (29.27%) JIRA
10 20 (24.39%) Regression Testing
10 20 (24.39%) ISTQB
11 19 (23.17%) UNIX
11 19 (23.17%) Windows
11 19 (23.17%) Degree
11 19 (23.17%) Test Automation
12 18 (21.95%) HTML
12 18 (21.95%) Linux
13 17 (20.73%) C#
13 17 (20.73%) Internet
13 17 (20.73%) WebDriver
14 16 (19.51%) JavaScript
14 16 (19.51%) TDD
15 14 (17.07%) User Stories
16 13 (15.85%) .NET
16 13 (15.85%) Python
17 12 (14.63%) JUnit
17 12 (14.63%) CSS
18 11 (13.41%) Microsoft

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (8.54%) MS Office
2 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.73%) Internet
2 8 (9.76%) HTTP
3 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.44%) DNS
3 2 (2.44%) SSL
3 2 (2.44%) DHCP
4 1 (1.22%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 40 (48.78%) Selenium
2 24 (29.27%) JIRA
3 17 (20.73%) WebDriver
4 12 (14.63%) JUnit
5 9 (10.98%) TestNG
6 7 (8.54%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (6.10%) NUnit
7 5 (6.10%) Visual Studio
8 4 (4.88%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.66%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (2.44%) Hudson
10 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
10 2 (2.44%) Calabash
10 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.44%) WatiN
10 2 (2.44%) Eclipse
10 2 (2.44%) WinRunner
10 2 (2.44%) QARun
11 1 (1.22%) QADirector
11 1 (1.22%) FitNesse
General
1 10 (12.20%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Banking
2 6 (7.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (29.27%) Tester
1 24 (29.27%) Analyst
1 24 (29.27%) Test Analyst
2 21 (25.61%) Test Engineer
3 13 (15.85%) Software Engineer
4 12 (14.63%) Software Tester
4 12 (14.63%) Software Test Engineer
5 8 (9.76%) Consultant
5 8 (9.76%) Test Consultant
6 7 (8.54%) Software Test Analyst
6 7 (8.54%) Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (8.54%) Automation Analyst
6 7 (8.54%) Automated Test Analyst
6 7 (8.54%) QA Tester
7 5 (6.10%) QA Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Senior QA Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Manual Tester
10 2 (2.44%) Graduate
10 2 (2.44%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.95%) HTML
2 13 (15.85%) .NET
3 12 (14.63%) CSS
4 9 (10.98%) XML
5 6 (7.32%) Web Services
6 5 (6.10%) REST
7 2 (2.44%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.44%) WinForms
7 2 (2.44%) WCF
7 2 (2.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Open Source
2 5 (6.10%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.66%) User Experience
4 3 (3.66%) iPhone
5 2 (2.44%) Life Science
5 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.44%) Chemistry
5 2 (2.44%) Biology
6 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.17%) UNIX
1 19 (23.17%) Windows
2 18 (21.95%) Linux
3 2 (2.44%) Android
3 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (65.85%) Automated Testing
2 48 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (58.54%) Test Scripting
3 42 (51.22%) Software Testing
4 24 (29.27%) Scrum
5 20 (24.39%) Regression Testing
6 19 (23.17%) Test Automation
7 16 (19.51%) TDD
8 14 (17.07%) User Stories
9 11 (13.41%) Performance Testing
10 10 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (10.98%) BDD
12 6 (7.32%) Web Testing
12 6 (7.32%) OOP
13 5 (6.10%) Compatibility Testing
13 5 (6.10%) Black-Box Testing
13 5 (6.10%) Mentoring
14 4 (4.88%) Test Strategy
14 4 (4.88%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (39.02%) SQL
2 31 (37.80%) Java
3 17 (20.73%) C#
4 16 (19.51%) JavaScript
5 13 (15.85%) Python
6 10 (12.20%) Perl
7 6 (7.32%) Ruby
8 5 (6.10%) C++
9 3 (3.66%) PHP
9 3 (3.66%) Scala
10 2 (2.44%) C
10 2 (2.44%) VB
10 2 (2.44%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.22%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 28 (34.15%) ISEB
2 20 (24.39%) ISTQB
3 19 (23.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (52.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.88%) Oracle
3 3 (3.66%) HP
4 2 (2.44%) VMware
Cambridge
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
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Salary: From £43,000 to £60,000 per annum Depending on Experience
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