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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 265 271 284
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 61 51 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 0.43% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.53% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 46 51 54
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 £32,500 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £70,000 £54,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.58%
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
9631 9563 10174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.10% 80.85% 79.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7983 8425 9281
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 83 (56.46%) QA
2 78 (53.06%) Selenium
3 65 (44.22%) Finance
4 60 (40.82%) SQL
5 47 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (31.29%) Test Scripting
7 45 (30.61%) ISEB
8 43 (29.25%) Regression Testing
9 38 (25.85%) Degree
10 36 (24.49%) Scrum
11 34 (23.13%) Automated Testing
12 29 (19.73%) Software Testing
12 29 (19.73%) QuickTest Pro
13 28 (19.05%) ISTQB
13 28 (19.05%) Test Automation
14 22 (14.97%) JIRA
14 22 (14.97%) Computer Science
15 21 (14.29%) Automation Testing
16 20 (13.61%) WebDriver
16 20 (13.61%) Microsoft
16 20 (13.61%) TDD
17 19 (12.93%) HP
17 19 (12.93%) .NET
18 18 (12.24%) Web Services
18 18 (12.24%) Test Strategy
19 17 (11.56%) Cucumber
19 17 (11.56%) E-Commerce
19 17 (11.56%) C#
20 15 (10.20%) MS Office
20 15 (10.20%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (2.72%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (10.20%) MS Office
2 4 (2.72%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.48%) Internet
2 9 (6.12%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.72%) MySQL
4 3 (2.04%) DB2
4 3 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.68%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.68%) BODI
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 78 (53.06%) Selenium
2 29 (19.73%) QuickTest Pro
3 22 (14.97%) JIRA
4 20 (13.61%) WebDriver
5 17 (11.56%) Cucumber
6 15 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (8.16%) SpecFlow
8 11 (7.48%) Visual Studio
9 10 (6.80%) SoapUI
10 9 (6.12%) FitNesse
11 8 (5.44%) WATIR
11 8 (5.44%) Ranorex
12 6 (4.08%) LoadRunner
13 5 (3.40%) Bugzilla
14 4 (2.72%) JMeter
15 3 (2.04%) Eclipse
15 3 (2.04%) JDeveloper
15 3 (2.04%) NUnit
15 3 (2.04%) Jenkins
16 2 (1.36%) Subversion
General
1 65 (44.22%) Finance
2 13 (8.84%) Banking
3 11 (7.48%) Law
4 6 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.72%) Games
5 4 (2.72%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.72%) Legal
5 4 (2.72%) Retail
6 3 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.04%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.36%) Polish Language
7 2 (1.36%) Front Office
8 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.68%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 81 (55.10%) Analyst
2 76 (51.70%) Test Analyst
3 17 (11.56%) QA Analyst
4 16 (10.88%) Senior Analyst
5 15 (10.20%) Senior Test Analyst
5 15 (10.20%) Tester
6 11 (7.48%) QA Tester
7 10 (6.80%) Test Manager
8 9 (6.12%) QA Manager
8 9 (6.12%) QA Engineer
9 8 (5.44%) Software Manager
10 7 (4.76%) Test Leader
10 7 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
10 7 (4.76%) Lead Test Analyst
11 4 (2.72%) Mobile Tester
11 4 (2.72%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 3 (2.04%) Selenium Tester
12 3 (2.04%) Agile Test Analyst
12 3 (2.04%) Senior QA Engineer
12 3 (2.04%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.93%) .NET
2 18 (12.24%) Web Services
3 15 (10.20%) XML
4 14 (9.52%) Gherkin
5 13 (8.84%) RESTful
6 12 (8.16%) SOAP
7 6 (4.08%) HTML
8 3 (2.04%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.04%) Middleware
9 2 (1.36%) jQuery
9 2 (1.36%) XSLT
10 1 (0.68%) Rendezvous
10 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.68%) CSS
10 1 (0.68%) JSON
10 1 (0.68%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.68%) WCF
10 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.68%) HTML5
10 1 (0.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.97%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.08%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.08%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.40%) Derivative
4 4 (2.72%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.04%) Open Source
5 3 (2.04%) Handset
5 3 (2.04%) Equities
5 3 (2.04%) Credit Derivative
6 2 (1.36%) AS400
6 2 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.36%) iPhone
7 1 (0.68%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.68%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.80%) Android
1 10 (6.80%) Apple iOS
2 9 (6.12%) Windows
3 4 (2.72%) UNIX
3 4 (2.72%) Windows Phone
4 2 (1.36%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (1.36%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.68%) Linux
5 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (31.29%) Test Scripting
3 43 (29.25%) Regression Testing
4 36 (24.49%) Scrum
5 34 (23.13%) Automated Testing
6 29 (19.73%) Software Testing
7 28 (19.05%) Test Automation
8 21 (14.29%) Automation Testing
9 20 (13.61%) TDD
10 18 (12.24%) Test Strategy
11 17 (11.56%) E-Commerce
12 15 (10.20%) Performance Testing
12 15 (10.20%) Test Management
13 14 (9.52%) Integration Testing
14 13 (8.84%) Volume Testing
14 13 (8.84%) User Acceptance Testing
15 12 (8.16%) Security Testing
16 11 (7.48%) Use Case
16 11 (7.48%) BDD
17 10 (6.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (40.82%) SQL
2 17 (11.56%) C#
3 14 (9.52%) Java
4 11 (7.48%) T-SQL
5 7 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.72%) XPath
7 3 (2.04%) VBScript
8 2 (1.36%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.68%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.68%) VBA
9 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 45 (30.61%) ISEB
2 38 (25.85%) Degree
3 28 (19.05%) ISTQB
4 10 (6.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.36%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.68%) CEH
6 1 (0.68%) GIAC
6 1 (0.68%) GPEN
6 1 (0.68%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (56.46%) QA
2 2 (1.36%) SLA
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.36%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (13.61%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.93%) HP
3 11 (7.48%) Oracle
4 10 (6.80%) Altiris
5 9 (6.12%) Citrix
6 7 (4.76%) IBM
7 3 (2.04%) Cognos
8 2 (1.36%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.68%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.68%) SAP
9 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.68%) TIBCO
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