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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 69 82 62
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -20
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 37 48 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.63% 2.61% 3.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 3.30% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 33 45 63
Average salary £47,500 £34,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.70% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £31,300 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
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
1153 1455 1439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 81.83% 79.08% 77.91%
Number of salaries quoted 977 1189 1240
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% -3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 39 (57.35%) Test Scripting
2 38 (55.88%) Automated Testing
3 34 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (48.53%) Selenium
5 29 (42.65%) QA
6 27 (39.71%) C++
7 25 (36.76%) Java
8 22 (32.35%) C#
8 22 (32.35%) Scrum
8 22 (32.35%) Test Automation
9 21 (30.88%) Degree
10 20 (29.41%) Software Testing
10 20 (29.41%) SQL
11 17 (25.00%) Python
12 16 (23.53%) Windows
12 16 (23.53%) Linux
12 16 (23.53%) Cucumber
13 15 (22.06%) Kanban
13 15 (22.06%) OO
14 14 (20.59%) TDD
14 14 (20.59%) OOP
14 14 (20.59%) UNIX
15 13 (19.12%) Perl
16 11 (16.18%) .NET
16 11 (16.18%) Finance
17 10 (14.71%) Software Engineering
18 9 (13.24%) C
19 7 (10.29%) JIRA
19 7 (10.29%) Mentoring
20 6 (8.82%) User Stories

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) MS Office
3 1 (1.47%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) Wireless
1 3 (4.41%) Network Security
2 2 (2.94%) Internet
3 1 (1.47%) TETRA
3 1 (1.47%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 33 (48.53%) Selenium
2 16 (23.53%) Cucumber
3 7 (10.29%) JIRA
4 6 (8.82%) QADirector
5 4 (5.88%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.41%) JMeter
6 3 (4.41%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.94%) QARun
7 2 (2.94%) WatiN
7 2 (2.94%) Calabash
7 2 (2.94%) WinRunner
7 2 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (2.94%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.94%) NUnit
8 1 (1.47%) Subversion
8 1 (1.47%) JUnit
8 1 (1.47%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.47%) Android Studio
General
1 11 (16.18%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Banking
2 5 (7.35%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.94%) Electronics
5 1 (1.47%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.47%) Automotive
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (47.06%) Tester
2 16 (23.53%) Test Engineer
3 11 (16.18%) Software Tester
3 11 (16.18%) Automation Tester
4 8 (11.76%) Lead Tester
5 7 (10.29%) Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Test Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Consultant
5 7 (10.29%) Test Consultant
6 6 (8.82%) Development Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Test Development Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Manual Tester
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Development Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (2.94%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (2.94%) Junior Test Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.18%) .NET
2 2 (2.94%) WCF
2 2 (2.94%) WPF
2 2 (2.94%) CSS
2 2 (2.94%) XML
2 2 (2.94%) WinForms
2 2 (2.94%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.47%) HTML
3 1 (1.47%) REST
3 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Mobile App
1 6 (8.82%) Visualisation
2 3 (4.41%) User Experience
3 2 (2.94%) Chemistry
3 2 (2.94%) Biology
3 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.94%) Life Science
3 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.47%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.53%) Windows
1 16 (23.53%) Linux
2 14 (20.59%) UNIX
3 5 (7.35%) Android
4 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (57.35%) Test Scripting
2 38 (55.88%) Automated Testing
3 34 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (32.35%) Scrum
4 22 (32.35%) Test Automation
5 20 (29.41%) Software Testing
6 15 (22.06%) Kanban
6 15 (22.06%) OO
7 14 (20.59%) TDD
7 14 (20.59%) OOP
8 10 (14.71%) Software Engineering
9 7 (10.29%) Mentoring
10 6 (8.82%) User Stories
11 4 (5.88%) BDD
11 4 (5.88%) Functional Testing
11 4 (5.88%) Validation
11 4 (5.88%) Regression Testing
12 3 (4.41%) Test Strategy
12 3 (4.41%) Performance Testing
12 3 (4.41%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.71%) C++
2 25 (36.76%) Java
3 22 (32.35%) C#
4 20 (29.41%) SQL
5 17 (25.00%) Python
6 13 (19.12%) Perl
7 9 (13.24%) C
8 4 (5.88%) VB
9 3 (4.41%) VB.NET
9 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.47%) Ruby
10 1 (1.47%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 21 (30.88%) Degree
2 5 (7.35%) ISEB
3 4 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (42.65%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.94%) VMware
3 1 (1.47%) WorldPay
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