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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 74 53 63
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +10
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 34 64 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.20% 4.27% 3.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 5.17% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 33 58 52
Average salary £42,500 £38,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% +16.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £30,000 £28,650
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £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
1258 1237 1354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 81.32% 82.58% 73.59%
Number of salaries quoted 989 1066 1132
Average salary £43,900 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.39% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,400 £55,000 £60,000
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 3 March 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 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 39 (58.21%) Automated Testing
2 38 (56.72%) Test Scripting
3 35 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (49.25%) QA
5 32 (47.76%) Selenium
6 28 (41.79%) Java
7 27 (40.30%) SQL
7 27 (40.30%) Software Testing
8 22 (32.84%) C#
9 20 (29.85%) Degree
10 18 (26.87%) Test Automation
10 18 (26.87%) Windows
10 18 (26.87%) Scrum
11 17 (25.37%) Linux
11 17 (25.37%) UNIX
12 16 (23.88%) C++
12 16 (23.88%) JIRA
13 15 (22.39%) TDD
14 14 (20.90%) ISEB
15 13 (19.40%) Perl
15 13 (19.40%) Python
16 11 (16.42%) OO
16 11 (16.42%) .NET
16 11 (16.42%) Internet
16 11 (16.42%) WebDriver
16 11 (16.42%) Cucumber
17 10 (14.93%) Regression Testing
17 10 (14.93%) User Stories
18 9 (13.43%) OOP
18 9 (13.43%) ISTQB

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (8.96%) MS Office
2 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.42%) Internet
2 3 (4.48%) HTTP
3 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.99%) DNS
3 2 (2.99%) SSL
3 2 (2.99%) DHCP
4 1 (1.49%) DECT
4 1 (1.49%) Wireless
4 1 (1.49%) TETRA
4 1 (1.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (47.76%) Selenium
2 16 (23.88%) JIRA
3 11 (16.42%) WebDriver
3 11 (16.42%) Cucumber
4 6 (8.96%) TestNG
4 6 (8.96%) JUnit
5 5 (7.46%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (4.48%) JMeter
6 3 (4.48%) NUnit
6 3 (4.48%) QARun
6 3 (4.48%) QADirector
6 3 (4.48%) WinRunner
6 3 (4.48%) Calabash
6 3 (4.48%) WatiN
7 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.49%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.49%) Hudson
8 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Banking
2 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.49%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (31.34%) Test Engineer
2 18 (26.87%) Tester
3 13 (19.40%) Analyst
3 13 (19.40%) Test Analyst
4 8 (11.94%) Consultant
4 8 (11.94%) Test Consultant
5 7 (10.45%) Software Test Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) Software Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) Software Tester
7 5 (7.46%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Automation Tester
7 5 (7.46%) Automation Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Manual Tester
9 3 (4.48%) Junior
9 3 (4.48%) Development Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Test Development Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Junior Test Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Software Test Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Lead Tester
10 2 (2.99%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.42%) .NET
2 8 (11.94%) HTML
3 7 (10.45%) CSS
3 7 (10.45%) XML
4 4 (5.97%) REST
5 3 (4.48%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 3 (4.48%) WinForms
5 3 (4.48%) WCF
5 3 (4.48%) WPF
6 2 (2.99%) Web Services
6 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Open Source
2 4 (5.97%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.97%) User Experience
2 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.48%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.99%) Life Science
4 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.99%) Chemistry
4 2 (2.99%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.87%) Windows
2 17 (25.37%) Linux
2 17 (25.37%) UNIX
3 3 (4.48%) Android
3 3 (4.48%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (58.21%) Automated Testing
2 38 (56.72%) Test Scripting
3 35 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (40.30%) Software Testing
5 18 (26.87%) Scrum
5 18 (26.87%) Test Automation
6 15 (22.39%) TDD
7 11 (16.42%) OO
8 10 (14.93%) Regression Testing
8 10 (14.93%) User Stories
9 9 (13.43%) OOP
10 8 (11.94%) Software Engineering
10 8 (11.94%) Kanban
11 7 (10.45%) BDD
12 6 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (7.46%) Functional Testing
13 5 (7.46%) Mentoring
14 4 (5.97%) Usability Testing
15 3 (4.48%) Performance Testing
15 3 (4.48%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (41.79%) Java
2 27 (40.30%) SQL
3 22 (32.84%) C#
4 16 (23.88%) C++
5 13 (19.40%) Perl
5 13 (19.40%) Python
6 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
7 5 (7.46%) C
7 5 (7.46%) VB
7 5 (7.46%) Ruby
8 4 (5.97%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.49%) Delphi
9 1 (1.49%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 20 (29.85%) Degree
2 14 (20.90%) ISEB
3 9 (13.43%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.48%) VCP4
5 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (49.25%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.99%) VMware
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle
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