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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 71 69 108
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +39
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 35 56 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.58% 3.05% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 3.66% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 35 52 10
Average salary £37,500 £33,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% +8.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £27,327
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
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
1139 1530 1278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 83.87% 83.20% 80.43%
Number of salaries quoted 989 1182 1101
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%

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 27 August 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 48 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 36 (50.00%) Python
3 33 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (45.83%) QA
4 32 (44.44%) Selenium
5 28 (38.89%) Degree
6 27 (37.50%) Test Scripting
7 23 (31.94%) Java
8 19 (26.39%) C++
9 17 (23.61%) Linux
9 17 (23.61%) Software Testing
10 16 (22.22%) Scrum
10 16 (22.22%) Test Automation
11 13 (18.06%) Mobile App
12 12 (16.67%) Android
13 11 (15.28%) SQL
14 10 (13.89%) C#
14 10 (13.89%) Cucumber
15 9 (12.50%) Appium
15 9 (12.50%) Kanban
15 9 (12.50%) C
15 9 (12.50%) .NET
15 9 (12.50%) Perl
15 9 (12.50%) ISEB
15 9 (12.50%) Finance
16 8 (11.11%) TDD
16 8 (11.11%) OO
17 7 (9.72%) Electronics
17 7 (9.72%) OOP
17 7 (9.72%) UNIX

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) Wireless
1 3 (4.17%) Network Security
2 1 (1.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (44.44%) Selenium
2 10 (13.89%) Cucumber
3 9 (12.50%) Appium
4 7 (9.72%) JIRA
5 6 (8.33%) QADirector
6 4 (5.56%) JMeter
7 3 (4.17%) FitNesse
8 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.39%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.39%) TestNG
9 1 (1.39%) Subversion
9 1 (1.39%) JUnit
9 1 (1.39%) Hudson
9 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.39%) Android Studio
General
1 9 (12.50%) Finance
2 7 (9.72%) Electronics
3 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.17%) Banking
4 2 (2.78%) Marketing
5 1 (1.39%) Publishing
5 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 40 (55.56%) Tester
2 22 (30.56%) Test Engineer
3 15 (20.83%) Software Tester
4 13 (18.06%) Analyst
4 13 (18.06%) Test Analyst
5 10 (13.89%) Automation Tester
5 10 (13.89%) Lead Tester
6 6 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Development Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Test Development Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) QA Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Team Leader
8 3 (4.17%) QA Tester
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Development Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) QA Leader
8 3 (4.17%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (1.39%) CSS
2 1 (1.39%) XML
2 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.39%) REST
2 1 (1.39%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Mobile App
2 6 (8.33%) Visualisation
3 3 (4.17%) User Experience
4 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.39%) Replication
5 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.61%) Linux
2 12 (16.67%) Android
3 7 (9.72%) UNIX
4 6 (8.33%) Windows
5 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 33 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 17 (23.61%) Software Testing
5 16 (22.22%) Scrum
5 16 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 9 (12.50%) Kanban
7 8 (11.11%) TDD
7 8 (11.11%) OO
8 7 (9.72%) OOP
8 7 (9.72%) User Stories
9 6 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 6 (8.33%) Performance Testing
9 6 (8.33%) CRM
10 5 (6.94%) Regression Testing
10 5 (6.94%) Web Testing
10 5 (6.94%) Automation Testing
11 4 (5.56%) Software Engineering
12 3 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
12 3 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (50.00%) Python
2 23 (31.94%) Java
3 19 (26.39%) C++
4 11 (15.28%) SQL
5 10 (13.89%) C#
6 9 (12.50%) C
6 9 (12.50%) Perl
7 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (38.89%) Degree
2 9 (12.50%) ISEB
3 6 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (45.83%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.39%) WorldPay
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Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
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