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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 252 241 264
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +23
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 39 84 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.73% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.87% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 26 65 58
Average salary £53,750 £37,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.27% -22.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £30,500 £33,550
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £59,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
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
8013 9614 9759
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 84.72% 82.99% 82.75%
Number of salaries quoted 6859 7998 8571
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 71 (76.34%) QA
2 50 (53.76%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (52.69%) Selenium
4 47 (50.54%) Automated Testing
5 43 (46.24%) Finance
6 30 (32.26%) SQL
7 29 (31.18%) Test Automation
8 28 (30.11%) Test Scripting
9 27 (29.03%) WebDriver
10 26 (27.96%) Regression Testing
11 23 (24.73%) Windows
12 22 (23.66%) JIRA
12 22 (23.66%) BDD
13 21 (22.58%) Java
13 21 (22.58%) ISEB
14 19 (20.43%) Degree
15 18 (19.35%) C#
16 16 (17.20%) Scrum
16 16 (17.20%) Cucumber
17 15 (16.13%) .NET
18 13 (13.98%) Web Services
18 13 (13.98%) ISTQB
18 13 (13.98%) Test Strategy
18 13 (13.98%) Mobile App
18 13 (13.98%) Automation Testing
18 13 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
19 12 (12.90%) Android
19 12 (12.90%) Software Testing
19 12 (12.90%) Computer Science
19 12 (12.90%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 10 (10.75%) Confluence
2 2 (2.15%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.38%) Internet
2 4 (4.30%) VoIP
2 4 (4.30%) HTTP
3 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.08%) DNS
3 1 (1.08%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.30%) Big Data
3 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 49 (52.69%) Selenium
2 27 (29.03%) WebDriver
3 22 (23.66%) JIRA
4 16 (17.20%) Cucumber
5 10 (10.75%) SpecFlow
6 6 (6.45%) Appium
7 5 (5.38%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.38%) Git (software)
8 4 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (4.30%) WATIR
9 3 (3.23%) FitNesse
9 3 (3.23%) JMeter
9 3 (3.23%) Bugzilla
9 3 (3.23%) Maven
9 3 (3.23%) PHPUnit
9 3 (3.23%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (3.23%) Jasmine
9 3 (3.23%) Capybara
10 2 (2.15%) Behat
10 2 (2.15%) eggPlant
General
1 43 (46.24%) Finance
2 9 (9.68%) Banking
3 8 (8.60%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.38%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.23%) Law
5 3 (3.23%) Legal
6 2 (2.15%) Advertising
6 2 (2.15%) Games
6 2 (2.15%) Billing
7 1 (1.08%) Marketing
7 1 (1.08%) Back Office
7 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (32.26%) Analyst
2 24 (25.81%) QA Engineer
3 17 (18.28%) Test Analyst
4 13 (13.98%) Test Engineer
4 13 (13.98%) QA Analyst
5 12 (12.90%) Tester
6 8 (8.60%) Junior
7 7 (7.53%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) QA Manager
9 5 (5.38%) Quality Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Quality Manager
9 5 (5.38%) QA Tester
9 5 (5.38%) Senior QA Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Test Leader
10 4 (4.30%) Test Automation Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) Senior Test Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Software Test Analyst
11 3 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
11 3 (3.23%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.13%) .NET
2 13 (13.98%) Web Services
3 12 (12.90%) HTML
4 11 (11.83%) XML
4 11 (11.83%) Gherkin
5 7 (7.53%) FIX Protocol
6 6 (6.45%) .NET Framework
7 5 (5.38%) SOAP
8 4 (4.30%) REST
8 4 (4.30%) JSON
8 4 (4.30%) CSS
9 3 (3.23%) RESTful
10 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET
10 2 (2.15%) XMPP
11 1 (1.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.98%) Mobile App
1 13 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.90%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.45%) iPhone
4 5 (5.38%) Equities
5 4 (4.30%) Wiki
5 4 (4.30%) Semantic Web
5 4 (4.30%) Derivative
6 3 (3.23%) iPad
6 3 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (3.23%) Blackberry
6 3 (3.23%) User Experience
7 2 (2.15%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.15%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (2.15%) Social Network
7 2 (2.15%) Market Risk
7 2 (2.15%) Online Gambling
7 2 (2.15%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.15%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (24.73%) Windows
2 12 (12.90%) Android
3 11 (11.83%) UNIX
4 10 (10.75%) Apple iOS
5 9 (9.68%) Linux
6 2 (2.15%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (53.76%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (50.54%) Automated Testing
3 29 (31.18%) Test Automation
4 28 (30.11%) Test Scripting
5 26 (27.96%) Regression Testing
6 22 (23.66%) BDD
7 16 (17.20%) Scrum
8 13 (13.98%) Test Strategy
8 13 (13.98%) Automation Testing
9 12 (12.90%) TDD
9 12 (12.90%) Software Testing
10 10 (10.75%) Software Engineering
11 9 (9.68%) Project Management
12 8 (8.60%) Requirements Analysis
12 8 (8.60%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (8.60%) SDLC
13 7 (7.53%) Kanban
13 7 (7.53%) Open Source
13 7 (7.53%) Performance Testing
13 7 (7.53%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (32.26%) SQL
2 21 (22.58%) Java
3 18 (19.35%) C#
4 6 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.45%) PHP
5 4 (4.30%) Ruby
6 3 (3.23%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.23%) Python
7 1 (1.08%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.08%) Groovy
7 1 (1.08%) Scala
7 1 (1.08%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 21 (22.58%) ISEB
2 19 (20.43%) Degree
3 13 (13.98%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (76.34%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.08%) Puppet
2 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.08%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (7.53%) Microsoft
1 7 (7.53%) HP
2 3 (3.23%) Google
3 2 (2.15%) Oracle
4 1 (1.08%) Cisco
4 1 (1.08%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (1.08%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.08%) VMware
4 1 (1.08%) Yahoo!
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 + strong benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
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TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
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TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago