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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 79 52 57
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +5
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 30 70 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.03% 4.14% 3.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 5.09% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 28 64 59
Average salary £45,000 £38,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,750 £31,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
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
1187 1374 1416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 80.20% 81.35% 74.25%
Number of salaries quoted 966 1186 1190
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +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 26 March 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 36 (55.38%) Automated Testing
1 36 (55.38%) Test Scripting
2 34 (52.31%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (50.77%) Selenium
4 31 (47.69%) QA
5 27 (41.54%) Java
5 27 (41.54%) SQL
6 22 (33.85%) C#
7 21 (32.31%) Software Testing
8 20 (30.77%) C++
8 20 (30.77%) Degree
9 19 (29.23%) Scrum
10 18 (27.69%) Test Automation
11 17 (26.15%) UNIX
11 17 (26.15%) Windows
12 16 (24.62%) Linux
12 16 (24.62%) TDD
13 15 (23.08%) JIRA
14 13 (20.00%) OO
14 13 (20.00%) Python
14 13 (20.00%) Cucumber
15 12 (18.46%) Perl
16 11 (16.92%) .NET
16 11 (16.92%) OOP
17 10 (15.38%) Software Engineering
17 10 (15.38%) Kanban
17 10 (15.38%) WebDriver
17 10 (15.38%) User Stories
18 9 (13.85%) ISEB
19 8 (12.31%) Internet

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 6 (9.23%) MS Office
2 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.54%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.31%) Internet
2 2 (3.08%) Wireless
3 1 (1.54%) TETRA
3 1 (1.54%) Network Security
3 1 (1.54%) DECT
3 1 (1.54%) DHCP
3 1 (1.54%) HTTP
3 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.54%) DNS
3 1 (1.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 33 (50.77%) Selenium
2 15 (23.08%) JIRA
3 13 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 10 (15.38%) WebDriver
5 6 (9.23%) TestNG
5 6 (9.23%) JUnit
6 4 (6.15%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (6.15%) QADirector
7 3 (4.62%) WinRunner
7 3 (4.62%) QARun
7 3 (4.62%) JMeter
7 3 (4.62%) NUnit
7 3 (4.62%) WatiN
7 3 (4.62%) Calabash
8 2 (3.08%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.54%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.54%) Hudson
9 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.54%) FitNesse
General
1 7 (10.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.08%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Electronics
3 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (29.23%) Test Engineer
2 18 (27.69%) Tester
3 13 (20.00%) Analyst
3 13 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 8 (12.31%) Consultant
4 8 (12.31%) Test Consultant
5 7 (10.77%) Automation Tester
6 5 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Lead Tester
7 4 (6.15%) Test Development Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Development Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Manual Tester
7 4 (6.15%) Software Tester
7 4 (6.15%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Junior
8 3 (4.62%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Junior Test Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.92%) .NET
2 7 (10.77%) XML
3 6 (9.23%) CSS
3 6 (9.23%) HTML
4 3 (4.62%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 3 (4.62%) WinForms
4 3 (4.62%) WCF
4 3 (4.62%) WPF
5 2 (3.08%) REST
6 1 (1.54%) Web Services
6 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Open Source
2 4 (6.15%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.15%) User Experience
2 4 (6.15%) Visualisation
3 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.08%) Life Science
4 2 (3.08%) Chemistry
4 2 (3.08%) Biology
5 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.15%) UNIX
1 17 (26.15%) Windows
2 16 (24.62%) Linux
3 3 (4.62%) Android
3 3 (4.62%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (55.38%) Automated Testing
1 36 (55.38%) Test Scripting
2 34 (52.31%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (32.31%) Software Testing
4 19 (29.23%) Scrum
5 18 (27.69%) Test Automation
6 16 (24.62%) TDD
7 13 (20.00%) OO
8 11 (16.92%) OOP
9 10 (15.38%) Software Engineering
9 10 (15.38%) Kanban
9 10 (15.38%) User Stories
10 8 (12.31%) BDD
11 7 (10.77%) Regression Testing
12 6 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (7.69%) Functional Testing
13 5 (7.69%) Mentoring
14 3 (4.62%) Domain-Driven Design
14 3 (4.62%) Web Testing
14 3 (4.62%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (41.54%) Java
1 27 (41.54%) SQL
2 22 (33.85%) C#
3 20 (30.77%) C++
4 13 (20.00%) Python
5 12 (18.46%) Perl
6 6 (9.23%) C
6 6 (9.23%) JavaScript
7 5 (7.69%) VB
8 4 (6.15%) VB.NET
9 3 (4.62%) Ruby
10 1 (1.54%) TTCN
10 1 (1.54%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 20 (30.77%) Degree
2 9 (13.85%) ISEB
3 6 (9.23%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (47.69%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.08%) VMware
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