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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 77 87 96
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +9
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 35 21 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.05% 1.42% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 1.76% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 34 19 29
Average salary £35,000 £40,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.58% +24.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £27,500 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
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
1471 1192 1518
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 86.33% 80.54% 74.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1135 954 1282
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 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 21 November 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (65.12%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (63.95%) Automated Testing
2 55 (63.95%) Test Scripting
3 54 (62.79%) QA
4 46 (53.49%) Selenium
5 42 (48.84%) ISEB
6 39 (45.35%) Software Testing
7 37 (43.02%) Java
8 30 (34.88%) Scrum
9 28 (32.56%) ISTQB
10 26 (30.23%) SQL
10 26 (30.23%) JIRA
11 24 (27.91%) HTML
12 23 (26.74%) Test Automation
13 22 (25.58%) Degree
13 22 (25.58%) Internet
13 22 (25.58%) JavaScript
14 21 (24.42%) Python
14 21 (24.42%) Regression Testing
14 21 (24.42%) WebDriver
15 20 (23.26%) C#
16 19 (22.09%) TDD
17 18 (20.93%) Linux
18 16 (18.60%) CSS
19 15 (17.44%) UNIX
20 14 (16.28%) Windows
20 14 (16.28%) .NET
21 13 (15.12%) JUnit
21 13 (15.12%) HTTP
21 13 (15.12%) Microsoft

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (1.16%) GlassFish
Applications
1 10 (11.63%) MS Office
2 4 (4.65%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.49%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 22 (25.58%) Internet
2 13 (15.12%) HTTP
3 3 (3.49%) DHCP
3 3 (3.49%) Wireless
4 2 (2.33%) X.509
4 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.33%) DNS
4 2 (2.33%) SSL
5 1 (1.16%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.16%) 3G
5 1 (1.16%) 2G
5 1 (1.16%) RNC
5 1 (1.16%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.16%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 46 (53.49%) Selenium
2 26 (30.23%) JIRA
3 21 (24.42%) WebDriver
4 13 (15.12%) JUnit
5 9 (10.47%) TestNG
6 6 (6.98%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (5.81%) Visual Studio
8 4 (4.65%) NUnit
8 4 (4.65%) Subversion
9 3 (3.49%) FitNesse
9 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (3.49%) Jenkins
10 2 (2.33%) Hudson
10 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (1.16%) WatiN
11 1 (1.16%) Valgrind
11 1 (1.16%) Cucumber
11 1 (1.16%) QARun
11 1 (1.16%) QADirector
11 1 (1.16%) Maven
General
1 9 (10.47%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.81%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (31.40%) Test Analyst
1 27 (31.40%) Analyst
1 27 (31.40%) Test Engineer
2 23 (26.74%) Tester
3 19 (22.09%) Software Engineer
4 16 (18.60%) Software Test Engineer
5 13 (15.12%) Software Tester
6 11 (12.79%) Software Test Analyst
7 9 (10.47%) QA Engineer
8 7 (8.14%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (8.14%) Automation Analyst
8 7 (8.14%) Automated Test Analyst
8 7 (8.14%) QA Tester
9 6 (6.98%) Senior QA Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Development Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Test Development Engineer
11 3 (3.49%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 2 (2.33%) Automated Tester
12 2 (2.33%) Graduate Software Engineer
12 2 (2.33%) Functional Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (27.91%) HTML
2 16 (18.60%) CSS
3 14 (16.28%) .NET
4 9 (10.47%) XML
5 7 (8.14%) Web Services
6 6 (6.98%) REST
7 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.16%) Middleware
8 1 (1.16%) WinForms
8 1 (1.16%) Java EE
8 1 (1.16%) WCF
8 1 (1.16%) WPF
8 1 (1.16%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Open Source
2 5 (5.81%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.65%) User Experience
4 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.49%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (3.49%) iPhone
5 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.16%) Handset
6 1 (1.16%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.93%) Linux
2 15 (17.44%) UNIX
3 14 (16.28%) Windows
4 1 (1.16%) Android
4 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (65.12%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (63.95%) Automated Testing
2 55 (63.95%) Test Scripting
3 39 (45.35%) Software Testing
4 30 (34.88%) Scrum
5 23 (26.74%) Test Automation
6 21 (24.42%) Regression Testing
7 19 (22.09%) TDD
8 12 (13.95%) User Stories
9 11 (12.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (12.79%) Performance Testing
10 10 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (10.47%) Compatibility Testing
11 9 (10.47%) BDD
12 8 (9.30%) Web Testing
13 7 (8.14%) Automation Testing
13 7 (8.14%) OOP
13 7 (8.14%) Mentoring
14 6 (6.98%) OO
15 5 (5.81%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 37 (43.02%) Java
2 26 (30.23%) SQL
3 22 (25.58%) JavaScript
4 21 (24.42%) Python
5 20 (23.26%) C#
6 9 (10.47%) Ruby
7 8 (9.30%) Perl
8 7 (8.14%) C++
9 3 (3.49%) PHP
9 3 (3.49%) Scala
10 2 (2.33%) C
11 1 (1.16%) Delphi
11 1 (1.16%) VB
11 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (48.84%) ISEB
2 28 (32.56%) ISTQB
3 22 (25.58%) Degree
4 3 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (62.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (15.12%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.98%) Oracle
3 3 (3.49%) HP
4 1 (1.16%) MKS
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Base+Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £30000 to £40000 per annum - Competitive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Red Gate Software
Salary: From £43,000 to £60,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 12 days ago
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Red Gate Software
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 12 days ago
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ECM Selection
Salary: to £58k by experience plus benefits
Posted: 15 days ago