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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 266 249 259
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +10
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 40 96 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.77% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.93% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 31 85 61
Average salary £50,000 £38,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.87% -14.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £31,750
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +5.51%
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
8935 10354 9938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 85.18% 83.56% 82.95%
Number of salaries quoted 7632 8540 8710
Average salary £60,000 £56,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £37,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,699
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.42%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 (71.00%) QA
2 51 (51.00%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (48.00%) Selenium
4 45 (45.00%) Finance
5 39 (39.00%) Automated Testing
6 35 (35.00%) SQL
7 28 (28.00%) WebDriver
8 27 (27.00%) Test Scripting
9 26 (26.00%) Regression Testing
10 24 (24.00%) ISEB
10 24 (24.00%) Test Automation
11 22 (22.00%) Degree
12 21 (21.00%) Windows
13 20 (20.00%) Java
14 19 (19.00%) BDD
15 18 (18.00%) JIRA
15 18 (18.00%) ISTQB
16 17 (17.00%) Automation Testing
17 16 (16.00%) Cucumber
18 15 (15.00%) C#
18 15 (15.00%) .NET
19 14 (14.00%) Software Testing
19 14 (14.00%) Mobile App
19 14 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
20 13 (13.00%) Test Strategy
20 13 (13.00%) Android
20 13 (13.00%) Computer Science
21 12 (12.00%) Banking
21 12 (12.00%) HTML
21 12 (12.00%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (7.00%) Confluence
2 1 (1.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) Internet
2 3 (3.00%) VoIP
2 3 (3.00%) HTTP
3 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.00%) DNS
3 1 (1.00%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.00%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (1.00%) Star Schema
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (48.00%) Selenium
2 28 (28.00%) WebDriver
3 18 (18.00%) JIRA
4 16 (16.00%) Cucumber
5 7 (7.00%) SpecFlow
6 6 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (4.00%) Git (software)
7 4 (4.00%) Jenkins
7 4 (4.00%) HP UFT
7 4 (4.00%) LoadRunner
7 4 (4.00%) Bugzilla
8 3 (3.00%) Maven
8 3 (3.00%) JMeter
8 3 (3.00%) WATIR
8 3 (3.00%) FitNesse
8 3 (3.00%) PHPUnit
9 2 (2.00%) JBehave
9 2 (2.00%) Calabash
9 2 (2.00%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (2.00%) eggPlant
General
1 45 (45.00%) Finance
2 12 (12.00%) Banking
3 9 (9.00%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.00%) Retail
5 4 (4.00%) Legal
6 3 (3.00%) Law
6 3 (3.00%) Games
7 2 (2.00%) Advertising
8 1 (1.00%) Billing
8 1 (1.00%) Back Office
8 1 (1.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (36.00%) Analyst
2 22 (22.00%) Test Analyst
3 20 (20.00%) QA Engineer
4 18 (18.00%) QA Analyst
5 16 (16.00%) Tester
6 10 (10.00%) Test Engineer
7 8 (8.00%) Junior
8 7 (7.00%) QA Manager
9 5 (5.00%) Manual Tester
9 5 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (5.00%) QA Tester
9 5 (5.00%) Quality Manager
9 5 (5.00%) Test Leader
9 5 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) Junior Tester
10 4 (4.00%) QA Test Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) Software Engineer
11 3 (3.00%) Quality Engineer
11 3 (3.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.00%) .NET
2 12 (12.00%) HTML
2 12 (12.00%) XML
3 11 (11.00%) Gherkin
4 8 (8.00%) Web Services
5 7 (7.00%) FIX Protocol
6 6 (6.00%) .NET Framework
7 5 (5.00%) SOAP
8 4 (4.00%) JSON
8 4 (4.00%) REST
9 3 (3.00%) RESTful
9 3 (3.00%) ASP.NET
9 3 (3.00%) CSS
10 2 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (1.00%) LINQ
11 1 (1.00%) Hibernate
11 1 (1.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.00%) Mobile App
1 14 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (13.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.00%) iPhone
3 5 (5.00%) Derivative
4 4 (4.00%) Equities
4 4 (4.00%) Hedge funds
4 4 (4.00%) User Experience
5 3 (3.00%) iPad
5 3 (3.00%) Credit Derivative
5 3 (3.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.00%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.00%) Online Gambling
6 2 (2.00%) Social Network
6 2 (2.00%) Market Risk
6 2 (2.00%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.00%) Online Games
7 1 (1.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.00%) Windows
2 13 (13.00%) Android
3 12 (12.00%) UNIX
4 11 (11.00%) Apple iOS
5 8 (8.00%) Linux
6 2 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (51.00%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (39.00%) Automated Testing
3 27 (27.00%) Test Scripting
4 26 (26.00%) Regression Testing
5 24 (24.00%) Test Automation
6 19 (19.00%) BDD
7 17 (17.00%) Automation Testing
8 14 (14.00%) Software Testing
9 13 (13.00%) Test Strategy
10 11 (11.00%) SDLC
11 10 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (10.00%) Scrum
12 9 (9.00%) TDD
12 9 (9.00%) Requirements Analysis
12 9 (9.00%) Performance Testing
13 7 (7.00%) Test Planning
13 7 (7.00%) Open Source
14 6 (6.00%) Product Management
14 6 (6.00%) Load Testing
14 6 (6.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 35 (35.00%) SQL
2 20 (20.00%) Java
3 15 (15.00%) C#
4 6 (6.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.00%) PHP
4 6 (6.00%) Python
5 5 (5.00%) Ruby
6 3 (3.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.00%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.00%) Delphi
8 1 (1.00%) Scala
8 1 (1.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 24 (24.00%) ISEB
2 22 (22.00%) Degree
3 18 (18.00%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (71.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (11.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.00%) Puppet
2 1 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.00%) HP
3 3 (3.00%) Oracle
3 3 (3.00%) Google
4 2 (2.00%) VMware
5 1 (1.00%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.00%) Atlassian
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