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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 258 252 247
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 52 71 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.50% 0.63% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.76% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 48 52 53
Average salary £46,250 £43,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.93% +8.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,250 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £56,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
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
8766 9284 8741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 84.04% 82.54% 80.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7370 7747 7740
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,206 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%

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 26 March 2015.

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 26 March 2015, 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 57 (61.96%) QA
2 52 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (56.52%) Selenium
3 40 (43.48%) SQL
4 39 (42.39%) Finance
5 33 (35.87%) Automated Testing
6 27 (29.35%) WebDriver
7 25 (27.17%) ISEB
8 24 (26.09%) Java
9 20 (21.74%) JIRA
9 20 (21.74%) Test Scripting
10 19 (20.65%) ISTQB
11 18 (19.57%) Test Automation
12 17 (18.48%) Degree
12 17 (18.48%) Test Strategy
13 16 (17.39%) Regression Testing
13 16 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (16.30%) Linux
14 15 (16.30%) Cucumber
15 14 (15.22%) Performance Testing
16 13 (14.13%) E-Commerce
16 13 (14.13%) Software Testing
17 12 (13.04%) Python
17 12 (13.04%) Automation Testing
18 11 (11.96%) .NET
18 11 (11.96%) Windows
18 11 (11.96%) BDD
19 10 (10.87%) C#
19 10 (10.87%) SQL Server
19 10 (10.87%) Mobile App

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 (4.35%) Confluence
2 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.52%) Internet
2 3 (3.26%) HTTP
3 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.09%) DNS
3 1 (1.09%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.17%) Snowflake Schema
3 2 (2.17%) Star Schema
3 2 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.09%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 52 (56.52%) Selenium
2 27 (29.35%) WebDriver
3 20 (21.74%) JIRA
4 15 (16.30%) Cucumber
5 9 (9.78%) TestNG
6 8 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (7.61%) Bugzilla
8 6 (6.52%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (6.52%) SpecFlow
9 4 (4.35%) JUnit
10 3 (3.26%) Appium
11 2 (2.17%) Behat
11 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
11 2 (2.17%) Calabash
11 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.17%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.17%) LoadRunner
11 2 (2.17%) SoapUI
11 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
11 2 (2.17%) FitNesse
General
1 39 (42.39%) Finance
2 9 (9.78%) Banking
3 7 (7.61%) Retail
4 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.26%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.26%) Legal
5 3 (3.26%) Marketing
5 3 (3.26%) Games
6 2 (2.17%) French Language
6 2 (2.17%) Advertising
6 2 (2.17%) Law
7 1 (1.09%) Front Office
7 1 (1.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (53.26%) Analyst
2 38 (41.30%) Test Analyst
3 22 (23.91%) QA Analyst
4 13 (14.13%) Tester
5 12 (13.04%) QA Test Analyst
6 11 (11.96%) QA Engineer
7 10 (10.87%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (8.70%) Senior QA Analyst
9 7 (7.61%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (7.61%) Test Engineer
9 7 (7.61%) Automation Analyst
10 5 (5.43%) Software Tester
11 4 (4.35%) Manual Tester
12 3 (3.26%) QA Manager
12 3 (3.26%) Junior
12 3 (3.26%) Software Engineer
12 3 (3.26%) Senior Test Engineer
12 3 (3.26%) Web Tester
12 3 (3.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 2 (2.17%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.96%) .NET
2 9 (9.78%) XML
3 6 (6.52%) HTML
4 5 (5.43%) Hibernate
4 5 (5.43%) Gherkin
5 4 (4.35%) Web Services
6 3 (3.26%) REST
6 3 (3.26%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (3.26%) SOAP
6 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.17%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.17%) LINQ
8 1 (1.09%) RESTful
8 1 (1.09%) JSON
8 1 (1.09%) XMPP
8 1 (1.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Mobile App
2 8 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.70%) iPhone
3 7 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.52%) Open Source
4 6 (6.52%) iPad
5 4 (4.35%) Hedge funds
5 4 (4.35%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.26%) NHS
7 2 (2.17%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.17%) Streaming Video
7 2 (2.17%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (2.17%) Derivative
8 1 (1.09%) Statistics
8 1 (1.09%) Online Banking
8 1 (1.09%) W3C
8 1 (1.09%) EPoS
8 1 (1.09%) Social Network
8 1 (1.09%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.09%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.30%) Linux
2 11 (11.96%) Windows
3 6 (6.52%) UNIX
3 6 (6.52%) Android
3 6 (6.52%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.26%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (35.87%) Automated Testing
3 20 (21.74%) Test Scripting
4 18 (19.57%) Test Automation
5 17 (18.48%) Test Strategy
6 16 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (17.39%) Regression Testing
7 14 (15.22%) Performance Testing
8 13 (14.13%) Software Testing
8 13 (14.13%) E-Commerce
9 12 (13.04%) Automation Testing
10 11 (11.96%) BDD
11 8 (8.70%) V-Model
12 7 (7.61%) ITIL
12 7 (7.61%) OO
12 7 (7.61%) Scrum
12 7 (7.61%) Integration Testing
13 5 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (5.43%) OOP
14 4 (4.35%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (43.48%) SQL
2 24 (26.09%) Java
3 12 (13.04%) Python
4 10 (10.87%) C#
5 6 (6.52%) PHP
5 6 (6.52%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.26%) Ruby
6 3 (3.26%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.17%) C++
7 2 (2.17%) C
8 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.09%) Groovy
8 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.09%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (27.17%) ISEB
2 19 (20.65%) ISTQB
3 17 (18.48%) Degree
4 9 (9.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (61.96%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (7.61%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.09%) Puppet
2 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.09%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle
3 2 (2.17%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.17%) HP
4 1 (1.09%) Informatica
4 1 (1.09%) Remedy
4 1 (1.09%) ATG
4 1 (1.09%) VMware
4 1 (1.09%) Intershop
4 1 (1.09%) Netezza
4 1 (1.09%) hybris
4 1 (1.09%) Demandware
4 1 (1.09%) Adobe
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Posted: 8 hours ago
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Salary: 50,0000
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, training, progression
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