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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 76 80 97
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +17
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 27 43 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.93% 2.42% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 2.89% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 27 37 18
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -19.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,700 £30,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
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
1195 1490 1312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 85.36% 83.75% 79.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1003 1186 1123
Average salary £44,500 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.95% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

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 29 July 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 40 (61.54%) Automated Testing
2 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (49.23%) Test Scripting
3 31 (47.69%) Selenium
4 29 (44.62%) QA
5 27 (41.54%) Python
6 26 (40.00%) Degree
7 25 (38.46%) Java
8 23 (35.38%) C++
9 19 (29.23%) Scrum
9 19 (29.23%) Test Automation
10 16 (24.62%) C#
11 15 (23.08%) Linux
12 12 (18.46%) Cucumber
12 12 (18.46%) Kanban
12 12 (18.46%) Software Testing
12 12 (18.46%) OO
12 12 (18.46%) SQL
13 11 (16.92%) OOP
13 11 (16.92%) TDD
13 11 (16.92%) Finance
14 10 (15.38%) Perl
15 9 (13.85%) Mobile App
15 9 (13.85%) ISEB
15 9 (13.85%) C
15 9 (13.85%) .NET
16 8 (12.31%) JIRA
16 8 (12.31%) Android
17 7 (10.77%) Mentoring
17 7 (10.77%) User Stories

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) Wireless
1 3 (4.62%) Network Security
2 2 (3.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (47.69%) Selenium
2 12 (18.46%) Cucumber
3 8 (12.31%) JIRA
4 6 (9.23%) QADirector
5 5 (7.69%) JMeter
5 5 (7.69%) Appium
6 3 (4.62%) FitNesse
7 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.08%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.54%) Hudson
8 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.54%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.54%) Android Studio
8 1 (1.54%) TestNG
8 1 (1.54%) Subversion
8 1 (1.54%) JUnit
8 1 (1.54%) HP UFT
General
1 11 (16.92%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.15%) Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.62%) Electronics
4 2 (3.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.54%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 37 (56.92%) Tester
2 16 (24.62%) Test Engineer
3 13 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 13 (20.00%) Automation Tester
4 11 (16.92%) Analyst
4 11 (16.92%) Test Analyst
5 10 (15.38%) Lead Tester
6 7 (10.77%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (9.23%) Test Development Engineer
7 6 (9.23%) Development Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Senior Development Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) QA Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Mobile Tester
8 3 (4.62%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) QA Tester
9 2 (3.08%) Mobile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) .NET
2 2 (3.08%) CSS
2 2 (3.08%) XML
3 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.54%) REST
3 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.54%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Mobile App
2 6 (9.23%) Visualisation
3 3 (4.62%) User Experience
3 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.54%) Replication
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.08%) Linux
2 8 (12.31%) Android
3 7 (10.77%) UNIX
3 7 (10.77%) Windows
4 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (61.54%) Automated Testing
2 32 (49.23%) Test Scripting
2 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (29.23%) Scrum
3 19 (29.23%) Test Automation
4 12 (18.46%) Kanban
4 12 (18.46%) OO
4 12 (18.46%) Software Testing
5 11 (16.92%) OOP
5 11 (16.92%) TDD
6 7 (10.77%) Software Engineering
6 7 (10.77%) User Stories
6 7 (10.77%) Mentoring
7 6 (9.23%) Web Testing
7 6 (9.23%) Performance Testing
8 5 (7.69%) CRM
8 5 (7.69%) Regression Testing
8 5 (7.69%) Automation Testing
9 3 (4.62%) BDD
9 3 (4.62%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 27 (41.54%) Python
2 25 (38.46%) Java
3 23 (35.38%) C++
4 16 (24.62%) C#
5 12 (18.46%) SQL
6 10 (15.38%) Perl
7 9 (13.85%) C
8 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.08%) VB
10 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (40.00%) Degree
2 9 (13.85%) ISEB
3 7 (10.77%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (44.62%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.54%) WorldPay
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