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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 71 96 95
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -1
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 45 15 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.55% 1.00% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 1.26% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 45 13 27
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 £23,800 £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 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
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
1503 1194 1624
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 85.11% 79.44% 74.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1121 993 1389
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 £57,500
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 24 October 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 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 60 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (62.22%) QA
2 56 (62.22%) Test Scripting
3 55 (61.11%) Automated Testing
4 46 (51.11%) ISEB
5 43 (47.78%) Selenium
6 41 (45.56%) Software Testing
7 40 (44.44%) Java
8 30 (33.33%) ISTQB
9 28 (31.11%) Scrum
10 26 (28.89%) Regression Testing
10 26 (28.89%) SQL
11 25 (27.78%) Python
11 25 (27.78%) Degree
12 24 (26.67%) Test Automation
13 23 (25.56%) JIRA
13 23 (25.56%) JavaScript
13 23 (25.56%) HTML
14 22 (24.44%) C#
15 21 (23.33%) Internet
16 20 (22.22%) Linux
16 20 (22.22%) WebDriver
17 17 (18.89%) TDD
17 17 (18.89%) Microsoft
18 16 (17.78%) .NET
19 15 (16.67%) CSS
20 14 (15.56%) UNIX
21 13 (14.44%) Windows
21 13 (14.44%) HTTP
22 12 (13.33%) JUnit

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (1.11%) GlassFish
Applications
1 10 (11.11%) MS Office
2 6 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.33%) Internet
2 13 (14.44%) HTTP
3 4 (4.44%) Wireless
4 3 (3.33%) DHCP
5 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.22%) DNS
5 2 (2.22%) SSL
5 2 (2.22%) X.509
6 1 (1.11%) 2G
6 1 (1.11%) RNC
6 1 (1.11%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.11%) LTE
6 1 (1.11%) 3GPP
6 1 (1.11%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 43 (47.78%) Selenium
2 23 (25.56%) JIRA
3 20 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 12 (13.33%) JUnit
5 8 (8.89%) TestNG
6 5 (5.56%) Visual Studio
6 5 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (5.56%) Subversion
7 4 (4.44%) FitNesse
8 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (3.33%) NUnit
8 3 (3.33%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.22%) Hudson
9 2 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.22%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.11%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.11%) Maven
10 1 (1.11%) QADirector
10 1 (1.11%) Valgrind
10 1 (1.11%) TestLink
General
1 8 (8.89%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.56%) Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (32.22%) Test Engineer
2 27 (30.00%) Tester
3 26 (28.89%) Analyst
3 26 (28.89%) Test Analyst
4 23 (25.56%) Software Engineer
5 19 (21.11%) Software Test Engineer
6 15 (16.67%) Software Tester
7 12 (13.33%) Software Test Analyst
8 10 (11.11%) QA Engineer
9 7 (7.78%) QA Tester
9 7 (7.78%) Automated Test Analyst
10 6 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
10 6 (6.67%) Senior QA Engineer
10 6 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
11 5 (5.56%) Development Engineer
11 5 (5.56%) Test Development Engineer
12 2 (2.22%) Automated Tester
12 2 (2.22%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 2 (2.22%) Graduate Software Engineer
12 2 (2.22%) Functional Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.56%) HTML
2 16 (17.78%) .NET
3 15 (16.67%) CSS
4 8 (8.89%) XML
5 7 (7.78%) Web Services
6 6 (6.67%) REST
7 2 (2.22%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.11%) Middleware
8 1 (1.11%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 6 (6.67%) Open Source
2 4 (4.44%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (4.44%) User Experience
2 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.33%) iPhone
4 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.11%) Handset
5 1 (1.11%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.22%) Linux
2 14 (15.56%) UNIX
3 13 (14.44%) Windows
4 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (62.22%) Test Scripting
3 55 (61.11%) Automated Testing
4 41 (45.56%) Software Testing
5 28 (31.11%) Scrum
6 26 (28.89%) Regression Testing
7 24 (26.67%) Test Automation
8 17 (18.89%) TDD
9 12 (13.33%) Performance Testing
10 11 (12.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (12.22%) User Stories
11 9 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
11 9 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (8.89%) BDD
12 8 (8.89%) Automation Testing
12 8 (8.89%) Web Testing
12 8 (8.89%) Mentoring
13 7 (7.78%) OOP
14 5 (5.56%) OO
15 4 (4.44%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 40 (44.44%) Java
2 26 (28.89%) SQL
3 25 (27.78%) Python
4 23 (25.56%) JavaScript
5 22 (24.44%) C#
6 12 (13.33%) Ruby
7 10 (11.11%) Perl
8 6 (6.67%) C++
9 3 (3.33%) PHP
9 3 (3.33%) Scala
10 1 (1.11%) C
Qualifications
1 46 (51.11%) ISEB
2 30 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 25 (27.78%) Degree
4 4 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (62.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (18.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.89%) Oracle
3 3 (3.33%) HP
4 1 (1.11%) MKS
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