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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 73 100 103
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +3
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 40 14 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.23% 0.93% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 1.17% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 40 13 25
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +33.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £27,700 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -
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
1515 1193 1611
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 84.45% 79.32% 74.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1113 995 1381
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,800
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 October 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 56 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (61.90%) QA
3 50 (59.52%) Automated Testing
3 50 (59.52%) Test Scripting
4 43 (51.19%) ISEB
5 40 (47.62%) Selenium
6 39 (46.43%) Software Testing
7 36 (42.86%) Java
8 28 (33.33%) ISTQB
9 27 (32.14%) Scrum
10 24 (28.57%) Regression Testing
11 23 (27.38%) SQL
11 23 (27.38%) Degree
11 23 (27.38%) Test Automation
12 22 (26.19%) JavaScript
12 22 (26.19%) Python
13 21 (25.00%) HTML
13 21 (25.00%) JIRA
14 20 (23.81%) C#
15 18 (21.43%) Internet
15 18 (21.43%) WebDriver
16 17 (20.24%) Microsoft
16 17 (20.24%) Linux
17 16 (19.05%) .NET
18 15 (17.86%) TDD
19 14 (16.67%) CSS
20 12 (14.29%) HTTP
20 12 (14.29%) Performance Testing
21 11 (13.10%) User Acceptance Testing
21 11 (13.10%) UNIX

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (1.19%) GlassFish
Applications
1 9 (10.71%) MS Office
2 6 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.43%) Internet
2 12 (14.29%) HTTP
3 4 (4.76%) Wireless
4 2 (2.38%) X.509
4 2 (2.38%) DHCP
5 1 (1.19%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.19%) 3G
5 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.19%) DNS
5 1 (1.19%) SSL
5 1 (1.19%) 2G
5 1 (1.19%) RNC
5 1 (1.19%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.19%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 40 (47.62%) Selenium
2 21 (25.00%) JIRA
3 18 (21.43%) WebDriver
4 10 (11.90%) JUnit
5 6 (7.14%) TestNG
6 5 (5.95%) Visual Studio
6 5 (5.95%) Subversion
7 4 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (4.76%) FitNesse
8 3 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (3.57%) NUnit
9 2 (2.38%) Bugzilla
9 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.19%) TestLink
10 1 (1.19%) Valgrind
10 1 (1.19%) Hudson
10 1 (1.19%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.19%) Maven
General
1 8 (9.52%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.95%) Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 27 (32.14%) Tester
2 25 (29.76%) Test Engineer
3 24 (28.57%) Analyst
3 24 (28.57%) Test Analyst
4 20 (23.81%) Software Engineer
5 16 (19.05%) Software Test Engineer
6 15 (17.86%) Software Tester
7 12 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
8 10 (11.90%) QA Engineer
9 7 (8.33%) QA Tester
10 6 (7.14%) Senior QA Engineer
10 6 (7.14%) Automated Test Analyst
11 5 (5.95%) Automation Analyst
11 5 (5.95%) Automation Test Analyst
12 4 (4.76%) Test Development Engineer
12 4 (4.76%) Development Engineer
13 2 (2.38%) Functional Test Engineer
13 2 (2.38%) Automated Tester
13 2 (2.38%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 2 (2.38%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.00%) HTML
2 16 (19.05%) .NET
3 14 (16.67%) CSS
4 6 (7.14%) Web Services
4 6 (7.14%) XML
5 4 (4.76%) REST
6 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.19%) Middleware
7 1 (1.19%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Computer Science
1 5 (5.95%) Open Source
2 4 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (4.76%) User Experience
2 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) iPhone
4 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.19%) Handset
4 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.24%) Linux
2 11 (13.10%) UNIX
2 11 (13.10%) Windows
3 2 (2.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (59.52%) Automated Testing
2 50 (59.52%) Test Scripting
3 39 (46.43%) Software Testing
4 27 (32.14%) Scrum
5 24 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 23 (27.38%) Test Automation
7 15 (17.86%) TDD
8 12 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 11 (13.10%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (11.90%) User Stories
11 9 (10.71%) Compatibility Testing
12 8 (9.52%) Automation Testing
12 8 (9.52%) Web Testing
13 7 (8.33%) Mentoring
13 7 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (8.33%) OOP
14 6 (7.14%) BDD
15 5 (5.95%) OO
16 4 (4.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 36 (42.86%) Java
2 23 (27.38%) SQL
3 22 (26.19%) Python
3 22 (26.19%) JavaScript
4 20 (23.81%) C#
5 10 (11.90%) Ruby
6 7 (8.33%) Perl
7 5 (5.95%) C++
8 3 (3.57%) PHP
8 3 (3.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 43 (51.19%) ISEB
2 28 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 23 (27.38%) Degree
4 4 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (61.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (20.24%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.52%) Oracle
3 3 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (1.19%) MKS
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