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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 72 103 109
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +6
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 48 8 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.73% 0.51% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.32% 0.64% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 46 7 19
Average salary £33,500 £31,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.06% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £36,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -1.61%
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
1445 1242 1511
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 82.20% 79.41% 75.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1099 1087 1319
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 64 (67.37%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (63.16%) QA
3 59 (62.11%) Automated Testing
4 52 (54.74%) Test Scripting
5 47 (49.47%) ISEB
6 41 (43.16%) Selenium
7 40 (42.11%) Software Testing
8 36 (37.89%) Java
9 32 (33.68%) ISTQB
10 29 (30.53%) Regression Testing
11 28 (29.47%) Degree
12 27 (28.42%) Scrum
12 27 (28.42%) Python
13 26 (27.37%) SQL
13 26 (27.37%) Test Automation
14 23 (24.21%) JavaScript
14 23 (24.21%) C#
15 21 (22.11%) JIRA
15 21 (22.11%) Linux
16 20 (21.05%) HTML
17 19 (20.00%) Microsoft
18 18 (18.95%) .NET
19 16 (16.84%) Internet
19 16 (16.84%) WebDriver
20 14 (14.74%) HTTP
21 13 (13.68%) Finance
21 13 (13.68%) TDD
21 13 (13.68%) Ruby
22 12 (12.63%) User Acceptance Testing
22 12 (12.63%) Performance Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.05%) GlassFish
Applications
1 6 (6.32%) MS Office
1 6 (6.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.21%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.84%) Internet
2 14 (14.74%) HTTP
3 5 (5.26%) Wireless
4 3 (3.16%) X.509
5 2 (2.11%) SSL
5 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.11%) DHCP
6 1 (1.05%) 3GPP
6 1 (1.05%) DNS
6 1 (1.05%) 3G
6 1 (1.05%) 2G
6 1 (1.05%) RNC
6 1 (1.05%) STUN
6 1 (1.05%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.05%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.05%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 41 (43.16%) Selenium
2 21 (22.11%) JIRA
3 16 (16.84%) WebDriver
4 7 (7.37%) JUnit
5 6 (6.32%) Visual Studio
6 5 (5.26%) FitNesse
6 5 (5.26%) Subversion
7 4 (4.21%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (4.21%) Bugzilla
8 3 (3.16%) NUnit
8 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (3.16%) TestNG
8 3 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.05%) Maven
10 1 (1.05%) Valgrind
10 1 (1.05%) Hudson
10 1 (1.05%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (13.68%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.26%) Banking
4 4 (4.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 34 (35.79%) Tester
1 34 (35.79%) Test Engineer
2 27 (28.42%) Software Engineer
3 22 (23.16%) Software Test Engineer
4 21 (22.11%) Analyst
4 21 (22.11%) Test Analyst
5 20 (21.05%) Software Tester
6 15 (15.79%) QA Engineer
7 12 (12.63%) Software Test Analyst
8 9 (9.47%) QA Tester
9 7 (7.37%) Senior QA Engineer
10 6 (6.32%) Automated Test Analyst
11 4 (4.21%) Development Engineer
11 4 (4.21%) Test Development Engineer
11 4 (4.21%) Senior Tester
12 3 (3.16%) Senior Software Tester
13 2 (2.11%) Automation Analyst
13 2 (2.11%) Automated Tester
13 2 (2.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 2 (2.11%) Functional Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.05%) HTML
2 18 (18.95%) .NET
3 12 (12.63%) CSS
4 7 (7.37%) Web Services
5 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.21%) REST
6 3 (3.16%) XML
7 1 (1.05%) J2SE
7 1 (1.05%) Middleware
7 1 (1.05%) Java EE
7 1 (1.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.32%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.21%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (4.21%) User Experience
4 3 (3.16%) iPhone
5 2 (2.11%) Open Source
6 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.05%) Handset
6 1 (1.05%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.11%) Linux
2 12 (12.63%) Windows
3 9 (9.47%) UNIX
4 4 (4.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (67.37%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (62.11%) Automated Testing
3 52 (54.74%) Test Scripting
4 40 (42.11%) Software Testing
5 29 (30.53%) Regression Testing
6 27 (28.42%) Scrum
7 26 (27.37%) Test Automation
8 13 (13.68%) TDD
9 12 (12.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (12.63%) Performance Testing
10 11 (11.58%) Mentoring
11 10 (10.53%) Compatibility Testing
12 9 (9.47%) Automation Testing
13 8 (8.42%) Web Testing
13 8 (8.42%) OO
14 7 (7.37%) User Stories
15 6 (6.32%) OOP
16 5 (5.26%) RAD
16 5 (5.26%) Test Strategy
17 4 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 36 (37.89%) Java
2 27 (28.42%) Python
3 26 (27.37%) SQL
4 23 (24.21%) C#
4 23 (24.21%) JavaScript
5 13 (13.68%) Ruby
6 11 (11.58%) Perl
7 5 (5.26%) C++
8 4 (4.21%) Scala
9 3 (3.16%) PHP
10 1 (1.05%) C
10 1 (1.05%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 47 (49.47%) ISEB
2 32 (33.68%) ISTQB
3 28 (29.47%) Degree
4 4 (4.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (63.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.47%) Oracle
3 3 (3.16%) HP
4 1 (1.05%) MKS
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20k - 26k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Red Gate Software
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago