The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 106 120 130
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +10
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 36 14 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.44% 0.62% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 0.81% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 33 11 23
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% +22.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £42,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.58%
Manual Testing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1999 1736 2232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 79.96% 77.16% 76.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1587 1475 1937
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,532 £31,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cambridgeshire region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +21 34 £42,500 +40.49% 6
Peterborough +3 1 £50,000 +66.66%
Manual Testing
East of England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 36 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (51.47%) QA
3 30 (44.12%) Degree
4 29 (42.65%) Software Testing
5 28 (41.18%) Test Automation
6 27 (39.71%) Automated Testing
7 26 (38.24%) Python
7 26 (38.24%) Test Scripting
8 25 (36.76%) SQL
9 24 (35.29%) Java
10 23 (33.82%) C#
11 21 (30.88%) Regression Testing
12 19 (27.94%) Linux
12 19 (27.94%) Microsoft
12 19 (27.94%) ISEB
12 19 (27.94%) Selenium
13 17 (25.00%) .NET
14 16 (23.53%) Finance
15 13 (19.12%) Ruby
16 12 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
17 11 (16.18%) Scrum
18 10 (14.71%) OO
18 10 (14.71%) UNIX
18 10 (14.71%) Automation Testing
19 9 (13.24%) WebDriver
19 9 (13.24%) Windows
19 9 (13.24%) Oracle
20 8 (11.76%) JavaScript
20 8 (11.76%) RAD
20 8 (11.76%) Computer Science

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (1.47%) GlassFish
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.82%) MS Office
3 4 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) Wireless
2 2 (2.94%) Internet
3 1 (1.47%) 3G
3 1 (1.47%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.47%) DHCP
3 1 (1.47%) 2G
3 1 (1.47%) RNC
3 1 (1.47%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.47%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) DB2
Development Applications
1 19 (27.94%) Selenium
2 9 (13.24%) WebDriver
3 7 (10.29%) JUnit
3 7 (10.29%) Visual Studio
4 6 (8.82%) FitNesse
5 5 (7.35%) Subversion
6 4 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.41%) NUnit
7 3 (4.41%) JIRA
7 3 (4.41%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (4.41%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (4.41%) TestNG
8 1 (1.47%) Valgrind
8 1 (1.47%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.47%) Hudson
8 1 (1.47%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.47%) Maven
General
1 16 (23.53%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Automotive
3 5 (7.35%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (44.12%) Test Engineer
2 27 (39.71%) Tester
3 22 (32.35%) Software Engineer
4 16 (23.53%) Software Test Engineer
5 13 (19.12%) Analyst
5 13 (19.12%) Test Analyst
6 12 (17.65%) QA Tester
7 10 (14.71%) Software Tester
7 10 (14.71%) QA Engineer
8 8 (11.76%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Test Development Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Development Engineer
10 2 (2.94%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (2.94%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 2 (2.94%) Senior Tester
10 2 (2.94%) Automation Test Analyst
11 1 (1.47%) Junior Tester
11 1 (1.47%) Senior QA Tester
11 1 (1.47%) Senior Analyst
11 1 (1.47%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.41%) HTML
2 3 (4.41%) Web Services
2 3 (4.41%) XML
3 2 (2.94%) CSS
4 1 (1.47%) Middleware
4 1 (1.47%) Java EE
4 1 (1.47%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (4.41%) iPhone
4 2 (2.94%) Open Source
5 1 (1.47%) Handset
5 1 (1.47%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.94%) Linux
2 10 (14.71%) UNIX
3 9 (13.24%) Windows
4 6 (8.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (42.65%) Software Testing
3 28 (41.18%) Test Automation
4 27 (39.71%) Automated Testing
5 26 (38.24%) Test Scripting
6 21 (30.88%) Regression Testing
7 12 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (16.18%) Scrum
9 10 (14.71%) Automation Testing
9 10 (14.71%) OO
10 8 (11.76%) RAD
11 6 (8.82%) OOP
11 6 (8.82%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (7.35%) Test Strategy
13 4 (5.88%) Performance Testing
13 4 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (5.88%) Financial Modelling
13 4 (5.88%) Use Case
14 3 (4.41%) Software Engineering
14 3 (4.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.24%) Python
2 25 (36.76%) SQL
3 24 (35.29%) Java
4 23 (33.82%) C#
5 13 (19.12%) Ruby
6 8 (11.76%) JavaScript
7 7 (10.29%) Perl
8 6 (8.82%) C++
9 3 (4.41%) PHP
9 3 (4.41%) Scala
10 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (44.12%) Degree
2 19 (27.94%) ISEB
3 8 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (51.47%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (27.94%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.24%) Oracle
3 3 (4.41%) HP
4 1 (1.47%) MKS
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