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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 245 237 266
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +29
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 58 100 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.56% 0.77% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.92% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 51 92 54
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £64,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,750 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
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
8808 10836 10040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 85.32% 83.77% 82.38%
Number of salaries quoted 7525 9019 8660
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 1 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 1 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 81 (72.32%) QA
2 61 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (50.89%) Selenium
4 50 (44.64%) Finance
5 45 (40.18%) SQL
6 43 (38.39%) Automated Testing
7 35 (31.25%) WebDriver
8 29 (25.89%) ISEB
9 28 (25.00%) Regression Testing
9 28 (25.00%) Test Scripting
10 25 (22.32%) Java
10 25 (22.32%) Degree
11 24 (21.43%) Test Automation
12 23 (20.54%) Windows
13 21 (18.75%) ISTQB
14 20 (17.86%) Automation Testing
15 19 (16.96%) Cucumber
15 19 (16.96%) JIRA
16 18 (16.07%) .NET
17 17 (15.18%) BDD
17 17 (15.18%) Test Strategy
18 16 (14.29%) XML
18 16 (14.29%) Software Testing
19 15 (13.39%) HTML
19 15 (13.39%) Mobile App
20 14 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
20 14 (12.50%) SDLC
20 14 (12.50%) Computer Science
20 14 (12.50%) C#
20 14 (12.50%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 8 (7.14%) Confluence
2 1 (0.89%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.36%) Internet
2 4 (3.57%) HTTP
3 3 (2.68%) VoIP
4 2 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.79%) DNS
4 2 (1.79%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.79%) Snowflake Schema
3 2 (1.79%) Star Schema
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.79%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 57 (50.89%) Selenium
2 35 (31.25%) WebDriver
3 19 (16.96%) Cucumber
3 19 (16.96%) JIRA
4 8 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (5.36%) TestNG
5 6 (5.36%) HP UFT
5 6 (5.36%) Bugzilla
6 4 (3.57%) Maven
6 4 (3.57%) LoadRunner
6 4 (3.57%) JUnit
6 4 (3.57%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.57%) Appium
7 3 (2.68%) eggPlant
7 3 (2.68%) PHPUnit
7 3 (2.68%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.79%) JMeter
8 2 (1.79%) Subversion
8 2 (1.79%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.79%) Git (software)
General
1 50 (44.64%) Finance
2 14 (12.50%) Banking
3 9 (8.04%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.36%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.46%) Legal
6 4 (3.57%) Retail
6 4 (3.57%) Law
7 3 (2.68%) Advertising
7 3 (2.68%) Games
8 2 (1.79%) Marketing
9 1 (0.89%) Billing
9 1 (0.89%) Front Office
9 1 (0.89%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 44 (39.29%) Analyst
2 27 (24.11%) Test Analyst
3 24 (21.43%) QA Engineer
3 24 (21.43%) QA Analyst
4 17 (15.18%) Tester
5 12 (10.71%) Test Engineer
6 8 (7.14%) Junior
7 7 (6.25%) QA Manager
7 7 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
8 6 (5.36%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (5.36%) Automation Analyst
9 5 (4.46%) Senior QA Analyst
9 5 (4.46%) Quality Manager
10 4 (3.57%) Senior Test Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Junior Tester
10 4 (3.57%) Manual Tester
10 4 (3.57%) Software Tester
10 4 (3.57%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.07%) .NET
2 16 (14.29%) XML
3 15 (13.39%) HTML
4 12 (10.71%) Gherkin
5 8 (7.14%) Web Services
6 7 (6.25%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (5.36%) .NET Framework
8 5 (4.46%) SOAP
8 5 (4.46%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.57%) CSS
9 4 (3.57%) JSON
9 4 (3.57%) REST
10 3 (2.68%) Hibernate
11 2 (1.79%) LINQ
11 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (0.89%) RESTful
12 1 (0.89%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.39%) Mobile App
2 14 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.36%) Derivative
4 5 (4.46%) iPhone
4 5 (4.46%) Hedge funds
5 4 (3.57%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.57%) Equities
5 4 (3.57%) Credit Derivative
6 3 (2.68%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.68%) iPad
6 3 (2.68%) User Experience
7 2 (1.79%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.79%) Online Gambling
7 2 (1.79%) Social Network
7 2 (1.79%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.79%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.79%) NHS
8 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.54%) Windows
2 14 (12.50%) Linux
3 13 (11.61%) Android
4 12 (10.71%) UNIX
5 11 (9.82%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.79%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.79%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (38.39%) Automated Testing
3 28 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 28 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 24 (21.43%) Test Automation
5 20 (17.86%) Automation Testing
6 17 (15.18%) BDD
6 17 (15.18%) Test Strategy
7 16 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 14 (12.50%) Scrum
8 14 (12.50%) SDLC
9 11 (9.82%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (8.93%) Performance Testing
11 9 (8.04%) Requirements Analysis
12 8 (7.14%) Test Planning
13 7 (6.25%) Open Source
14 6 (5.36%) Integration Testing
14 6 (5.36%) Mentoring
14 6 (5.36%) TDD
14 6 (5.36%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 45 (40.18%) SQL
2 25 (22.32%) Java
3 14 (12.50%) C#
4 9 (8.04%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.04%) Python
5 8 (7.14%) PHP
6 6 (5.36%) Ruby
7 5 (4.46%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.68%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.79%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.79%) Scala
9 2 (1.79%) Groovy
10 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.89%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 29 (25.89%) ISEB
2 25 (22.32%) Degree
3 21 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (72.32%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (9.82%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.79%) Puppet
2 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.79%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (11.61%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.25%) HP
3 3 (2.68%) Oracle
3 3 (2.68%) Google
4 2 (1.79%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.79%) VMware
5 1 (0.89%) Hyperion
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Posted: 1 hour ago
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