The first table below looks at the demand for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 267 267 272
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 69 60 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.56% 0.50% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.62% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 59 57 57
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,800 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
10013 9618 10180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.55% 80.70% 78.79%
Number of salaries quoted 8255 8433 9271
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -0.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Manual Testing
London

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in the City of London

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in the City of London

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 86 (56.95%) QA
2 81 (53.64%) Selenium
3 73 (48.34%) Finance
4 60 (39.74%) SQL
5 53 (35.10%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (30.46%) ISEB
6 46 (30.46%) Test Scripting
7 39 (25.83%) Automated Testing
8 38 (25.17%) Scrum
9 35 (23.18%) Degree
10 33 (21.85%) QuickTest Pro
11 29 (19.21%) Software Testing
12 27 (17.88%) Test Automation
13 25 (16.56%) Regression Testing
14 24 (15.89%) JIRA
15 23 (15.23%) .NET
16 22 (14.57%) HP
16 22 (14.57%) Microsoft
16 22 (14.57%) ISTQB
16 22 (14.57%) Test Strategy
17 20 (13.25%) Cucumber
17 20 (13.25%) E-Commerce
17 20 (13.25%) C#
17 20 (13.25%) TDD
18 19 (12.58%) XML
18 19 (12.58%) WebDriver
19 18 (11.92%) Automation Testing
19 18 (11.92%) Computer Science
20 17 (11.26%) Test Management
21 16 (10.60%) Performance Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 4 (2.65%) Confluence
1 4 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.66%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (8.61%) MS Office
2 5 (3.31%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.61%) Internet
2 7 (4.64%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.28%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.64%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.31%) MySQL
4 4 (2.65%) DB2
5 3 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.66%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.66%) BODI
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 81 (53.64%) Selenium
2 33 (21.85%) QuickTest Pro
3 24 (15.89%) JIRA
4 20 (13.25%) Cucumber
5 19 (12.58%) WebDriver
6 15 (9.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (8.61%) SpecFlow
8 11 (7.28%) Visual Studio
8 11 (7.28%) SoapUI
9 9 (5.96%) WATIR
9 9 (5.96%) FitNesse
10 8 (5.30%) Ranorex
11 6 (3.97%) LoadRunner
12 4 (2.65%) JMeter
12 4 (2.65%) Bugzilla
12 4 (2.65%) NUnit
13 3 (1.99%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.99%) JDeveloper
13 3 (1.99%) Jenkins
14 2 (1.32%) JUnit
General
1 73 (48.34%) Finance
2 14 (9.27%) Banking
3 7 (4.64%) Law
4 6 (3.97%) Retail
5 5 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.65%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.99%) Games
7 3 (1.99%) Legal
7 3 (1.99%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.32%) Polish Language
8 2 (1.32%) Front Office
8 2 (1.32%) Advertising
8 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.66%) Back Office
9 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 80 (52.98%) Analyst
2 75 (49.67%) Test Analyst
3 18 (11.92%) Senior Analyst
4 17 (11.26%) Senior Test Analyst
4 17 (11.26%) QA Analyst
4 17 (11.26%) Tester
5 12 (7.95%) Test Manager
6 11 (7.28%) QA Tester
6 11 (7.28%) QA Engineer
7 8 (5.30%) Test Leader
7 8 (5.30%) QA Test Analyst
8 7 (4.64%) Lead Test Analyst
9 6 (3.97%) QA Manager
10 5 (3.31%) Software Manager
11 4 (2.65%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.65%) Mobile Tester
12 3 (1.99%) Selenium Tester
12 3 (1.99%) QA Leader
12 3 (1.99%) Agile Test Analyst
12 3 (1.99%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.23%) .NET
2 19 (12.58%) XML
3 16 (10.60%) Gherkin
3 16 (10.60%) Web Services
4 14 (9.27%) RESTful
5 13 (8.61%) SOAP
6 7 (4.64%) HTML
7 4 (2.65%) JSON
8 3 (1.99%) Middleware
8 3 (1.99%) XSLT
8 3 (1.99%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.32%) jQuery
9 2 (1.32%) REST
9 2 (1.32%) HTML5
9 2 (1.32%) CSS
10 1 (0.66%) Rendezvous
10 1 (0.66%) FpML
10 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.66%) XSL
10 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.92%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.30%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.64%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.31%) Derivative
5 4 (2.65%) Open Source
6 3 (1.99%) Credit Derivative
6 3 (1.99%) Equities
6 3 (1.99%) Handset
6 3 (1.99%) AS400
7 2 (1.32%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.32%) iPhone
7 2 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.66%) BBC
8 1 (0.66%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.66%) W3C
8 1 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.66%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.66%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.61%) Apple iOS
2 11 (7.28%) Windows
2 11 (7.28%) Android
3 6 (3.97%) Windows Phone
4 5 (3.31%) UNIX
5 2 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.32%) Linux
6 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (35.10%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (30.46%) Test Scripting
3 39 (25.83%) Automated Testing
4 38 (25.17%) Scrum
5 29 (19.21%) Software Testing
6 27 (17.88%) Test Automation
7 25 (16.56%) Regression Testing
8 22 (14.57%) Test Strategy
9 20 (13.25%) E-Commerce
9 20 (13.25%) TDD
10 18 (11.92%) Automation Testing
11 17 (11.26%) Test Management
12 16 (10.60%) Performance Testing
13 14 (9.27%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (9.27%) Integration Testing
14 13 (8.61%) Security Testing
15 12 (7.95%) Use Case
16 11 (7.28%) BDD
17 10 (6.62%) Usability Testing
17 10 (6.62%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (39.74%) SQL
2 20 (13.25%) C#
3 16 (10.60%) Java
4 11 (7.28%) T-SQL
5 10 (6.62%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.97%) XPath
7 3 (1.99%) C++
7 3 (1.99%) VBScript
7 3 (1.99%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.66%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.66%) VBA
9 1 (0.66%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (30.46%) ISEB
2 35 (23.18%) Degree
3 22 (14.57%) ISTQB
4 12 (7.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.66%) CEH
6 1 (0.66%) GIAC
6 1 (0.66%) GPEN
6 1 (0.66%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (56.95%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.32%) SLA
3 1 (0.66%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.32%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (4.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (14.57%) HP
1 22 (14.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.62%) Oracle
3 7 (4.64%) Altiris
3 7 (4.64%) IBM
3 7 (4.64%) Citrix
4 3 (1.99%) Cognos
4 3 (1.99%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.66%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.66%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.66%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.66%) SAP
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