The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 262 280 251
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -29
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 52 54 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.47% 0.44% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.54% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 38 49 70
Average salary £37,500 £46,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.47% +8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £36,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Manual Testing
London

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
9069 9979 9645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.57% 82.02% 80.44%
Number of salaries quoted 7756 8614 8791
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £37,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £82,500
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 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 87 (59.59%) QA
2 78 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (47.95%) Selenium
4 62 (42.47%) SQL
5 56 (38.36%) Test Scripting
6 50 (34.25%) Automated Testing
7 44 (30.14%) Finance
8 38 (26.03%) Degree
9 37 (25.34%) JIRA
10 35 (23.97%) ISEB
11 31 (21.23%) WebDriver
12 29 (19.86%) ISTQB
13 28 (19.18%) C#
14 27 (18.49%) Regression Testing
14 27 (18.49%) Test Automation
15 26 (17.81%) Computer Science
16 24 (16.44%) Scrum
17 23 (15.75%) TDD
18 22 (15.07%) Java
19 20 (13.70%) Test Management
20 18 (12.33%) .NET
20 18 (12.33%) BDD
21 17 (11.64%) Software Testing
21 17 (11.64%) QuickTest Pro
21 17 (11.64%) Microsoft
22 16 (10.96%) E-Commerce
22 16 (10.96%) Web Services
22 16 (10.96%) Windows
22 16 (10.96%) HP Quality Center
22 16 (10.96%) Automation Testing

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (3.42%) Confluence
2 4 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (7.53%) MS Office
2 2 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.68%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.16%) LAN
2 3 (2.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.85%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.11%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.37%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.68%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.68%) BODI
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 70 (47.95%) Selenium
2 37 (25.34%) JIRA
3 31 (21.23%) WebDriver
4 17 (11.64%) QuickTest Pro
5 14 (9.59%) SpecFlow
6 10 (6.85%) Cucumber
6 10 (6.85%) Subversion
6 10 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (6.16%) TeamCity
7 9 (6.16%) Git (software)
8 8 (5.48%) WATIR
8 8 (5.48%) LoadRunner
9 7 (4.79%) Visual Studio
10 5 (3.42%) SoapUI
10 5 (3.42%) Bugzilla
11 4 (2.74%) FitNesse
11 4 (2.74%) Jenkins
12 3 (2.05%) Ranorex
12 3 (2.05%) Behat
13 2 (1.37%) FindBugs
General
1 44 (30.14%) Finance
2 15 (10.27%) Telecoms
3 12 (8.22%) Banking
4 11 (7.53%) Law
5 7 (4.79%) Legal
6 5 (3.42%) Games
6 5 (3.42%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.74%) Retail
8 3 (2.05%) Retail Banking
8 3 (2.05%) Financial Institution
8 3 (2.05%) Front Office
9 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 74 (50.68%) Analyst
2 65 (44.52%) Test Analyst
3 25 (17.12%) Tester
4 19 (13.01%) QA Analyst
5 18 (12.33%) Senior Analyst
6 15 (10.27%) Senior Test Analyst
7 14 (9.59%) QA Tester
8 12 (8.22%) QA Engineer
8 12 (8.22%) QA Manager
9 11 (7.53%) Software Manager
10 9 (6.16%) Integration Engineer
11 7 (4.79%) QA Test Analyst
11 7 (4.79%) Systems Integration Engineer
11 7 (4.79%) Selenium Tester
11 7 (4.79%) Test Manager
11 7 (4.79%) Systems Engineer
12 5 (3.42%) Test Engineer
12 5 (3.42%) Test Leader
13 4 (2.74%) Automation Analyst
13 4 (2.74%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.33%) .NET
2 16 (10.96%) Web Services
3 11 (7.53%) RESTful
4 6 (4.11%) XML
5 5 (3.42%) SOAP
5 5 (3.42%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.05%) HTML
7 2 (1.37%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.37%) CSS
7 2 (1.37%) Middleware
7 2 (1.37%) JMX
7 2 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.37%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.68%) JSON
8 1 (0.68%) WCF
8 1 (0.68%) Symfony
8 1 (0.68%) jQuery
8 1 (0.68%) HTML5
8 1 (0.68%) AppFabric
8 1 (0.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.81%) Computer Science
2 12 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.85%) Derivative
4 9 (6.16%) Mathematics
5 6 (4.11%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.42%) Physics
7 3 (2.05%) Credit Derivative
7 3 (2.05%) iPhone
8 2 (1.37%) iPad
8 2 (1.37%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.68%) Handset
9 1 (0.68%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.68%) Equities
9 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.96%) Windows
2 12 (8.22%) Linux
3 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.74%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.74%) Android
5 3 (2.05%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) UNIX
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (38.36%) Test Scripting
3 50 (34.25%) Automated Testing
4 27 (18.49%) Regression Testing
4 27 (18.49%) Test Automation
5 24 (16.44%) Scrum
6 23 (15.75%) TDD
7 20 (13.70%) Test Management
8 18 (12.33%) BDD
9 17 (11.64%) Software Testing
10 16 (10.96%) E-Commerce
10 16 (10.96%) Automation Testing
11 14 (9.59%) Volume Testing
12 13 (8.90%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (8.22%) Test Strategy
14 11 (7.53%) Performance Testing
14 11 (7.53%) Project Management
15 10 (6.85%) System Testing
16 9 (6.16%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 62 (42.47%) SQL
2 28 (19.18%) C#
3 22 (15.07%) Java
4 10 (6.85%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.79%) Python
6 6 (4.11%) VBA
7 5 (3.42%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.74%) C++
9 2 (1.37%) PHP
9 2 (1.37%) Ruby
9 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.68%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (26.03%) Degree
2 35 (23.97%) ISEB
3 29 (19.86%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.68%) GIAC
5 1 (0.68%) CEH
5 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) GPEN
5 1 (0.68%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (59.59%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 16 (10.96%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (11.64%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.53%) HP
3 10 (6.85%) Altiris
4 9 (6.16%) Citrix
4 9 (6.16%) Oracle
5 7 (4.79%) IBM
5 7 (4.79%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (4.79%) Cerillion
6 4 (2.74%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.05%) Cognos
8 2 (1.37%) VMware
9 1 (0.68%) Remedy
9 1 (0.68%) Netezza
9 1 (0.68%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.68%) Informatica
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