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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 236 263 249
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -14
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 84 63 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.73% 0.53% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.65% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 64 57 77
Average salary £37,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £63,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -1.61%
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
9438 9707 10189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.96% 82.09% 80.84%
Number of salaries quoted 7873 8476 9301
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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.

1 107 (59.12%) QA
2 94 (51.93%) Selenium
2 94 (51.93%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (41.99%) SQL
4 69 (38.12%) Automated Testing
5 65 (35.91%) Finance
6 64 (35.36%) Test Scripting
7 43 (23.76%) JIRA
7 43 (23.76%) ISEB
8 42 (23.20%) Degree
9 40 (22.10%) Regression Testing
10 37 (20.44%) C#
11 34 (18.78%) WebDriver
12 33 (18.23%) Scrum
13 32 (17.68%) Test Automation
13 32 (17.68%) ISTQB
14 31 (17.13%) QuickTest Pro
15 27 (14.92%) Computer Science
16 26 (14.36%) .NET
16 26 (14.36%) TDD
17 25 (13.81%) Software Testing
18 24 (13.26%) Test Management
18 24 (13.26%) Microsoft
19 23 (12.71%) E-Commerce
19 23 (12.71%) Java
20 20 (11.05%) BDD
20 20 (11.05%) Windows
21 19 (10.50%) SpecFlow
22 18 (9.94%) Cucumber
22 18 (9.94%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (2.76%) Confluence
2 4 (2.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (8.29%) MS Office
2 2 (1.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.97%) LAN
2 8 (4.42%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.52%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.76%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.21%) MySQL
6 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.55%) DB2
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.55%) BODI
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 94 (51.93%) Selenium
2 43 (23.76%) JIRA
3 34 (18.78%) WebDriver
4 31 (17.13%) QuickTest Pro
5 19 (10.50%) SpecFlow
6 18 (9.94%) Cucumber
7 15 (8.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (6.63%) Visual Studio
9 10 (5.52%) SoapUI
10 9 (4.97%) LoadRunner
10 9 (4.97%) Subversion
11 8 (4.42%) FitNesse
11 8 (4.42%) WATIR
11 8 (4.42%) TeamCity
11 8 (4.42%) Git (software)
12 7 (3.87%) Ranorex
13 5 (2.76%) Bugzilla
14 4 (2.21%) NUnit
14 4 (2.21%) Jenkins
15 3 (1.66%) Behat
General
1 65 (35.91%) Finance
2 14 (7.73%) Telecoms
3 13 (7.18%) Banking
4 11 (6.08%) Law
5 7 (3.87%) Legal
6 6 (3.31%) Games
7 5 (2.76%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.76%) Investment Banking
8 4 (2.21%) Retail
9 3 (1.66%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.66%) Front Office
10 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 85 (46.96%) Analyst
2 76 (41.99%) Test Analyst
3 31 (17.13%) Tester
4 21 (11.60%) QA Analyst
5 20 (11.05%) Senior Analyst
6 18 (9.94%) QA Engineer
7 17 (9.39%) QA Tester
7 17 (9.39%) Senior Test Analyst
8 12 (6.63%) QA Manager
9 11 (6.08%) Software Manager
10 10 (5.52%) Test Manager
11 9 (4.97%) Selenium Tester
11 9 (4.97%) Integration Engineer
12 7 (3.87%) Systems Integration Engineer
12 7 (3.87%) Test Leader
12 7 (3.87%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (3.87%) Test Engineer
12 7 (3.87%) QA Test Analyst
13 6 (3.31%) Lead Test Analyst
14 5 (2.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.36%) .NET
2 17 (9.39%) Web Services
3 13 (7.18%) XML
3 13 (7.18%) Gherkin
4 12 (6.63%) SOAP
5 11 (6.08%) RESTful
6 6 (3.31%) HTML
7 3 (1.66%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.66%) Middleware
8 2 (1.10%) jQuery
8 2 (1.10%) JMX
8 2 (1.10%) XSLT
9 1 (0.55%) Rendezvous
9 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.55%) CSS
9 1 (0.55%) LAMP
9 1 (0.55%) XML Messaging
9 1 (0.55%) Ajax
9 1 (0.55%) JSON
9 1 (0.55%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.92%) Computer Science
2 16 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.52%) Derivative
4 9 (4.97%) Mathematics
5 6 (3.31%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.76%) Physics
7 4 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.21%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.66%) Handset
8 3 (1.66%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (1.10%) Equities
9 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.55%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.55%) AS400
10 1 (0.55%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.55%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.55%) iPhone
10 1 (0.55%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.05%) Windows
2 13 (7.18%) Linux
3 9 (4.97%) Android
3 9 (4.97%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.66%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.66%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.10%) UNIX
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (51.93%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (38.12%) Automated Testing
3 64 (35.36%) Test Scripting
4 40 (22.10%) Regression Testing
5 33 (18.23%) Scrum
6 32 (17.68%) Test Automation
7 26 (14.36%) TDD
8 25 (13.81%) Software Testing
9 24 (13.26%) Test Management
10 23 (12.71%) E-Commerce
11 20 (11.05%) BDD
12 18 (9.94%) Test Strategy
13 17 (9.39%) Automation Testing
14 14 (7.73%) Volume Testing
14 14 (7.73%) Performance Testing
15 13 (7.18%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (7.18%) Integration Testing
15 13 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (7.18%) Security Testing
16 12 (6.63%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (41.99%) SQL
2 37 (20.44%) C#
3 23 (12.71%) Java
4 12 (6.63%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.08%) T-SQL
6 7 (3.87%) VBA
6 7 (3.87%) Python
7 4 (2.21%) C++
8 3 (1.66%) XPath
9 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.10%) Ruby
9 2 (1.10%) PHP
9 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.55%) VB
10 1 (0.55%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.55%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 43 (23.76%) ISEB
2 42 (23.20%) Degree
3 32 (17.68%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.55%) GIAC
5 1 (0.55%) CEH
5 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) GPEN
5 1 (0.55%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (59.12%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.55%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.55%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 18 (9.94%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (13.26%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.84%) HP
3 10 (5.52%) Altiris
4 9 (4.97%) Citrix
4 9 (4.97%) Oracle
5 7 (3.87%) IBM
5 7 (3.87%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (3.87%) Cerillion
6 4 (2.21%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.66%) Cognos
8 2 (1.10%) VMware
9 1 (0.55%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.55%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.55%) SAP
9 1 (0.55%) Red Hat
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Bloomberg LP
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 12 days ago