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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 87 84 65
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -19
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 30 32 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.99% 1.93% 3.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 2.30% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 30 31 43
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1308 1390 1220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 86.85% 83.79% 84.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1011 1083 1028
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £66,000 £56,400
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 12 February 2016.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 34 (54.84%) QA
2 31 (50.00%) Python
3 28 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (41.94%) Automated Testing
5 22 (35.48%) Degree
6 17 (27.42%) Java
7 16 (25.81%) Electronics
8 15 (24.19%) Automation Testing
9 14 (22.58%) ISEB
9 14 (22.58%) TDD
10 13 (20.97%) V-Model
10 13 (20.97%) Waterfall
10 13 (20.97%) SDLC
11 12 (19.35%) SQL
12 11 (17.74%) Test Scripting
12 11 (17.74%) Selenium
13 10 (16.13%) Test Automation
13 10 (16.13%) Mobile App
14 9 (14.52%) Software Testing
14 9 (14.52%) Scrum
15 8 (12.90%) Android
16 7 (11.29%) Appium
16 7 (11.29%) User Experience
16 7 (11.29%) C#
17 6 (9.68%) C++
17 6 (9.68%) OOP
17 6 (9.68%) OO
17 6 (9.68%) Regression Testing
17 6 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
17 6 (9.68%) Software Engineering

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 11 (17.74%) Selenium
2 7 (11.29%) Appium
3 6 (9.68%) JIRA
4 5 (8.06%) Hudson
5 3 (4.84%) JMeter
6 2 (3.23%) Bugzilla
6 2 (3.23%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (25.81%) Electronics
2 3 (4.84%) Finance
Job Titles
1 39 (62.90%) Test Engineer
2 22 (35.48%) Tester
3 20 (32.26%) Software Test Engineer
4 18 (29.03%) Analyst
4 18 (29.03%) Test Analyst
5 12 (19.35%) QA Tester
6 11 (17.74%) QA Analyst
6 11 (17.74%) QA Test Analyst
7 8 (12.90%) QA Engineer
7 8 (12.90%) QA Test Engineer
8 7 (11.29%) Automation Engineer
8 7 (11.29%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (9.68%) Android Engineer
9 6 (9.68%) Web Analyst
9 6 (9.68%) Web Test Analyst
9 6 (9.68%) Web Tester
10 5 (8.06%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (8.06%) Senior Penetration Tester
10 5 (8.06%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (8.06%) Senior Tester
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Mobile App
2 7 (11.29%) User Experience
3 5 (8.06%) Replication
4 3 (4.84%) iPad
5 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.90%) Android
2 5 (8.06%) Linux
3 4 (6.45%) Mac OS X
3 4 (6.45%) Unix
3 4 (6.45%) Windows
4 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (41.94%) Automated Testing
3 15 (24.19%) Automation Testing
4 14 (22.58%) TDD
5 13 (20.97%) SDLC
5 13 (20.97%) V-Model
5 13 (20.97%) Waterfall
6 11 (17.74%) Test Scripting
7 10 (16.13%) Test Automation
8 9 (14.52%) Scrum
8 9 (14.52%) Software Testing
9 6 (9.68%) OO
9 6 (9.68%) OOP
9 6 (9.68%) Performance Testing
9 6 (9.68%) Regression Testing
9 6 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (9.68%) Software Engineering
9 6 (9.68%) Web Testing
10 5 (8.06%) User Stories
11 2 (3.23%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.00%) Python
2 17 (27.42%) Java
3 12 (19.35%) SQL
4 7 (11.29%) C#
5 6 (9.68%) C++
6 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.61%) Perl
7 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (35.48%) Degree
2 14 (22.58%) ISEB
3 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (54.84%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (3.23%) Twitter
2 1 (1.61%) Facebook
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