The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 412 419 380
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -39
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 245 208 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.52% 0.47% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.57% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 206 184 245
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,750 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,250
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -0.77%
Manual Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39304 36279 40753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 82.77% 81.91% 80.19%
Number of salaries quoted 32428 30000 35184
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,500 £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 London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the London region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in London

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in London

Manual Testing
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -6 60 £37,500 -21.05% 7
Wembley - 4 - -
Ealing - 2 £40,000 -
Croydon - 1 £43,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £37,500 -
Uxbridge - 1 £42,500 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the 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.

1 367 (66.61%) QA
2 223 (40.47%) Selenium
3 218 (39.56%) SQL
4 201 (36.48%) Finance
5 184 (33.39%) Agile Software Development
6 154 (27.95%) Scrum
7 144 (26.13%) Test Scripting
8 134 (24.32%) Automated Testing
9 123 (22.32%) ISEB
10 115 (20.87%) Regression Testing
10 115 (20.87%) Degree
11 110 (19.96%) C#
11 110 (19.96%) Test Automation
12 107 (19.42%) Software Testing
13 99 (17.97%) .NET
14 96 (17.42%) Automation Testing
15 93 (16.88%) QuickTest Pro
16 91 (16.52%) Java
16 91 (16.52%) TDD
17 88 (15.97%) ISTQB
18 86 (15.61%) JIRA
19 83 (15.06%) Microsoft
19 83 (15.06%) Integration Testing
20 81 (14.70%) XML
20 81 (14.70%) Cucumber
21 76 (13.79%) BDD
22 69 (12.52%) Computer Science
22 69 (12.52%) WebDriver
23 63 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
23 63 (11.43%) SoapUI

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the 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 20 (3.63%) Confluence
2 12 (2.18%) CMS
3 10 (1.81%) WorkSite
4 7 (1.27%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.36%) SAS
6 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.36%) Drupal
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.18%) Apache
7 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 33 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 30 (5.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) HiPortfolio
1 3 (0.54%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.81%) SaaS
2 5 (0.91%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.18%) Trello
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.63%) Internet
2 12 (2.18%) LAN
3 7 (1.27%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.73%) Wireless
4 4 (0.73%) HTTP
5 1 (0.18%) DSL
5 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.81%) Relational Database
3 5 (0.91%) MySQL
3 5 (0.91%) DB2
3 5 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (0.73%) Data Mining
4 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.54%) Big Data
5 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.18%) BODI
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.18%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 223 (40.47%) Selenium
2 93 (16.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 86 (15.61%) JIRA
4 81 (14.70%) Cucumber
5 69 (12.52%) WebDriver
6 63 (11.43%) SoapUI
7 45 (8.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 42 (7.62%) Visual Studio
9 38 (6.90%) Jenkins
10 35 (6.35%) FitNesse
11 30 (5.44%) WATIR
12 28 (5.08%) Bugzilla
13 26 (4.72%) Hudson
14 25 (4.54%) TeamCity
15 19 (3.45%) SpecFlow
16 17 (3.09%) JMeter
17 16 (2.90%) JUnit
18 13 (2.36%) NUnit
18 13 (2.36%) Capybara
19 10 (1.81%) Ranorex
General
1 201 (36.48%) Finance
2 48 (8.71%) Retail
3 31 (5.63%) Banking
4 27 (4.90%) Law
5 19 (3.45%) Games
6 17 (3.09%) Investment Banking
7 16 (2.90%) Telecoms
8 11 (2.00%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.63%) Front Office
10 8 (1.45%) Marketing
11 7 (1.27%) Advertising
12 5 (0.91%) Back Office
13 4 (0.73%) Publishing
14 3 (0.54%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.54%) Legal
15 2 (0.36%) Polish Language
16 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
16 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 230 (41.74%) Analyst
2 218 (39.56%) Test Analyst
3 152 (27.59%) Tester
4 89 (16.15%) QA Engineer
5 69 (12.52%) QA Tester
6 65 (11.80%) Test Engineer
7 61 (11.07%) QA Analyst
8 45 (8.17%) QA Test Analyst
9 30 (5.44%) Senior Analyst
10 29 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
11 28 (5.08%) Senior QA Engineer
12 25 (4.54%) Software Tester
12 25 (4.54%) Test Manager
13 23 (4.17%) QA Manager
14 22 (3.99%) Developer
15 18 (3.27%) Junior
15 18 (3.27%) Senior Test Engineer
16 17 (3.09%) Junior Analyst
17 16 (2.90%) Junior Test Analyst
18 14 (2.54%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (17.97%) .NET
2 81 (14.70%) XML
3 58 (10.53%) SOAP
4 41 (7.44%) Gherkin
5 36 (6.53%) Web Services
6 25 (4.54%) HTML
6 25 (4.54%) RESTful
7 11 (2.00%) REST
7 11 (2.00%) CSS
8 10 (1.81%) ASP.NET
9 9 (1.63%) .NET Framework
9 9 (1.63%) JSON
10 8 (1.45%) WinForms
11 5 (0.91%) HTML5
11 5 (0.91%) XML Messaging
11 5 (0.91%) XSLT
12 4 (0.73%) J2EE
12 4 (0.73%) Ajax
12 4 (0.73%) jQuery
13 3 (0.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 69 (12.52%) Computer Science
2 39 (7.08%) Derivative
2 39 (7.08%) Mobile App
3 17 (3.09%) AS400
4 16 (2.90%) Mathematics
5 14 (2.54%) Online Games
6 13 (2.36%) Open Source
6 13 (2.36%) Blackberry
7 10 (1.81%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.91%) Credit Derivative
10 5 (0.91%) Mobile Payment
10 5 (0.91%) iPhone
11 4 (0.73%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.73%) Equities
11 4 (0.73%) Handset
12 3 (0.54%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.54%) Animation
13 2 (0.36%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 55 (9.98%) Windows
2 37 (6.72%) Android
3 34 (6.17%) Apple iOS
4 23 (4.17%) UNIX
5 19 (3.45%) Linux
6 16 (2.90%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.09%) Windows Phone
8 5 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (33.39%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (27.95%) Scrum
3 144 (26.13%) Test Scripting
4 134 (24.32%) Automated Testing
5 115 (20.87%) Regression Testing
6 110 (19.96%) Test Automation
7 107 (19.42%) Software Testing
8 96 (17.42%) Automation Testing
9 91 (16.52%) TDD
10 83 (15.06%) Integration Testing
11 76 (13.79%) BDD
12 63 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
13 62 (11.25%) E-Commerce
14 58 (10.53%) Performance Testing
15 54 (9.80%) User Acceptance Testing
16 53 (9.62%) System Testing
17 51 (9.26%) User Stories
18 47 (8.53%) Test Strategy
19 31 (5.63%) Web Testing
20 29 (5.26%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 218 (39.56%) SQL
2 110 (19.96%) C#
3 91 (16.52%) Java
4 42 (7.62%) JavaScript
5 40 (7.26%) Ruby
6 29 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 28 (5.08%) Python
8 21 (3.81%) C++
9 19 (3.45%) VBScript
10 15 (2.72%) PHP
11 13 (2.36%) VB
12 7 (1.27%) F#
13 6 (1.09%) XPath
14 5 (0.91%) Perl
15 4 (0.73%) C
16 2 (0.36%) VBA
16 2 (0.36%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.36%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.36%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 123 (22.32%) ISEB
2 115 (20.87%) Degree
3 88 (15.97%) ISTQB
4 32 (5.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.54%) GPEN
5 3 (0.54%) OSCP
5 3 (0.54%) CEH
5 3 (0.54%) GIAC
6 2 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 367 (66.61%) QA
2 6 (1.09%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.54%) SLA
5 1 (0.18%) GAAP
System Software
1 2 (0.36%) ISA Server
1 2 (0.36%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.18%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 32 (5.81%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.81%) SCCM
3 2 (0.36%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.18%) Nessus
4 1 (0.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 83 (15.06%) Microsoft
2 42 (7.62%) HP
3 19 (3.45%) Oracle
4 13 (2.36%) Citrix
5 12 (2.18%) Altiris
6 10 (1.81%) Interwoven
7 7 (1.27%) IBM
8 6 (1.09%) Facebook
9 3 (0.54%) SimCorp
9 3 (0.54%) thinkFolio
9 3 (0.54%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.54%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.54%) Charles River
9 3 (0.54%) RedDot
9 3 (0.54%) Sophis
9 3 (0.54%) SAP
9 3 (0.54%) Cognos
10 2 (0.36%) Sony
10 2 (0.36%) Remedy
10 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Stock options
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 - £33000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £72000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London, South East, United Kingdom
Elsevier
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £47000.00 - £52000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Elsevier
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago