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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 360 362 314
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -48
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 300 275 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.65% 0.62% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.74% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 262 236 339
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,500 £31,400
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £63,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
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
38396 36997 41308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 83.65% 83.57% 81.42%
Number of salaries quoted 31591 30644 35537
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
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 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +19 85 £37,250 -21.57% 12
Chiswick +1 6 £42,500 -
Wembley +2 4 - -
Croydon -3 3 £46,500 +3.33%
Hammersmith +2 1 - -
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 16 September 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.

1 480 (69.67%) QA
2 375 (54.43%) Agile Software Development
3 291 (42.24%) SQL
4 271 (39.33%) Automated Testing
4 271 (39.33%) Selenium
5 232 (33.67%) Finance
6 186 (27.00%) Test Scripting
7 159 (23.08%) Scrum
8 146 (21.19%) C#
9 141 (20.46%) ISEB
10 140 (20.32%) Software Testing
11 137 (19.88%) Degree
12 134 (19.45%) .NET
13 131 (19.01%) JIRA
14 128 (18.58%) Test Automation
14 128 (18.58%) Regression Testing
15 122 (17.71%) Java
16 111 (16.11%) Automation Testing
17 101 (14.66%) WebDriver
18 99 (14.37%) TDD
19 98 (14.22%) ISTQB
20 96 (13.93%) QuickTest Pro
21 92 (13.35%) BDD
22 91 (13.21%) SQL Server
23 89 (12.92%) Microsoft
24 87 (12.63%) E-Commerce
25 86 (12.48%) Continuous Integration
26 82 (11.90%) Cucumber
27 81 (11.76%) Computer Science
28 80 (11.61%) Integration Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 29 (4.21%) Confluence
2 12 (1.74%) WorkSite
2 12 (1.74%) CMS
3 11 (1.60%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.73%) Drupal
5 3 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.29%) SAS
7 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.15%) Apache
7 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 34 (4.93%) MS Office
2 30 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) HiPortfolio
1 3 (0.44%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.61%) SaaS
2 5 (0.73%) Basecamp
3 3 (0.44%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.15%) Trello
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.18%) Internet
2 13 (1.89%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.89%) LAN
3 5 (0.73%) HTTP
4 2 (0.29%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.29%) Wireless
5 1 (0.15%) CDMA
5 1 (0.15%) GSM
5 1 (0.15%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.15%) DSL
5 1 (0.15%) SS7
5 1 (0.15%) SCCP
5 1 (0.15%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.15%) snoop
5 1 (0.15%) Network Security
5 1 (0.15%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.18%) Relational Database
3 12 (1.74%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.02%) BusinessObjects XI
6 6 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.73%) MySQL
7 5 (0.73%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.73%) Big Data
8 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.15%) DB2
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.15%) BODI
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 271 (39.33%) Selenium
2 131 (19.01%) JIRA
3 101 (14.66%) WebDriver
4 96 (13.93%) QuickTest Pro
5 82 (11.90%) Cucumber
6 56 (8.13%) SoapUI
7 53 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 53 (7.69%) Visual Studio
8 44 (6.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 43 (6.24%) TeamCity
10 34 (4.93%) FitNesse
10 34 (4.93%) Subversion
11 33 (4.79%) SpecFlow
12 30 (4.35%) WATIR
13 29 (4.21%) Hudson
14 27 (3.92%) Bugzilla
15 25 (3.63%) JUnit
16 22 (3.19%) Git (software)
17 20 (2.90%) JMeter
18 19 (2.76%) NUnit
General
1 232 (33.67%) Finance
2 49 (7.11%) Retail
3 37 (5.37%) Banking
4 31 (4.50%) Law
5 26 (3.77%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.90%) Games
6 20 (2.90%) Marketing
7 18 (2.61%) Investment Banking
8 16 (2.32%) Front Office
9 15 (2.18%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.60%) Advertising
11 6 (0.87%) Legal
12 5 (0.73%) Back Office
13 4 (0.58%) Publishing
14 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 266 (38.61%) Analyst
2 234 (33.96%) Test Analyst
3 215 (31.20%) Tester
4 125 (18.14%) QA Engineer
5 91 (13.21%) QA Tester
6 78 (11.32%) QA Analyst
7 70 (10.16%) Test Engineer
8 45 (6.53%) Software Tester
9 44 (6.39%) QA Test Analyst
10 41 (5.95%) Senior Analyst
11 30 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
12 28 (4.06%) Senior QA Engineer
13 24 (3.48%) Test Manager
14 23 (3.34%) Developer
14 23 (3.34%) QA Manager
15 21 (3.05%) Junior
15 21 (3.05%) Test Leader
16 20 (2.90%) Senior Tester
17 16 (2.32%) Junior Analyst
17 16 (2.32%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (19.45%) .NET
2 75 (10.89%) XML
3 49 (7.11%) SOAP
4 42 (6.10%) Web Services
5 40 (5.81%) Gherkin
6 25 (3.63%) HTML
7 22 (3.19%) RESTful
8 13 (1.89%) ASP.NET
9 12 (1.74%) CSS
10 10 (1.45%) REST
11 8 (1.16%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.16%) WinForms
12 7 (1.02%) Ajax
12 7 (1.02%) jQuery
13 6 (0.87%) XML Messaging
14 5 (0.73%) LAMP
14 5 (0.73%) Velocity
14 5 (0.73%) WCF
15 4 (0.58%) JSON
15 4 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 81 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 56 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (7.11%) Mobile App
4 42 (6.10%) Derivative
5 24 (3.48%) Open Source
6 23 (3.34%) Mathematics
7 15 (2.18%) User Experience
8 13 (1.89%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.74%) Online Games
10 11 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.31%) Credit Risk
12 8 (1.16%) Blackberry
12 8 (1.16%) AS400
13 7 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.87%) Handset
15 5 (0.73%) Equities
15 5 (0.73%) Credit Derivative
15 5 (0.73%) Physics
16 4 (0.58%) iPad
16 4 (0.58%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 78 (11.32%) Windows
2 49 (7.11%) Linux
3 40 (5.81%) Android
4 38 (5.52%) Apple iOS
5 34 (4.93%) UNIX
6 17 (2.47%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (0.58%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (54.43%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (39.33%) Automated Testing
3 186 (27.00%) Test Scripting
4 159 (23.08%) Scrum
5 140 (20.32%) Software Testing
6 128 (18.58%) Test Automation
6 128 (18.58%) Regression Testing
7 111 (16.11%) Automation Testing
8 99 (14.37%) TDD
9 92 (13.35%) BDD
10 87 (12.63%) E-Commerce
11 86 (12.48%) Continuous Integration
12 80 (11.61%) Integration Testing
13 78 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
14 67 (9.72%) Performance Testing
14 67 (9.72%) System Testing
15 53 (7.69%) Test Strategy
16 52 (7.55%) User Stories
17 41 (5.95%) Test Management
18 36 (5.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 291 (42.24%) SQL
2 146 (21.19%) C#
3 122 (17.71%) Java
4 49 (7.11%) JavaScript
5 47 (6.82%) Ruby
6 44 (6.39%) Python
7 30 (4.35%) C++
8 27 (3.92%) T-SQL
9 21 (3.05%) VBScript
10 18 (2.61%) PHP
11 15 (2.18%) VB
12 10 (1.45%) VBA
13 7 (1.02%) F#
14 6 (0.87%) Perl
15 4 (0.58%) XPath
15 4 (0.58%) Scala
15 4 (0.58%) C
16 2 (0.29%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.29%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 141 (20.46%) ISEB
2 137 (19.88%) Degree
3 98 (14.22%) ISTQB
4 31 (4.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.44%) GIAC
5 3 (0.44%) CEH
5 3 (0.44%) GPEN
5 3 (0.44%) OSCP
6 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 480 (69.67%) QA
2 6 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.44%) SLA
4 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.29%) GAAP
System Software
1 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
2 1 (0.15%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 54 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.45%) SCCM
3 6 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.44%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.29%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.15%) Nessus
6 1 (0.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 89 (12.92%) Microsoft
2 44 (6.39%) HP
3 25 (3.63%) Oracle
4 15 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (2.03%) Citrix
5 14 (2.03%) Altiris
6 13 (1.89%) Cerillion
7 12 (1.74%) Interwoven
8 10 (1.45%) Atlassian
9 9 (1.31%) VMware
10 7 (1.02%) IBM
11 5 (0.73%) Facebook
12 4 (0.58%) Zend
13 3 (0.44%) SAP
13 3 (0.44%) Cognos
13 3 (0.44%) Charles River
13 3 (0.44%) Sophis
13 3 (0.44%) RedDot
13 3 (0.44%) SimCorp
13 3 (0.44%) Sitecore
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Stock options
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £45000 - £58000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + good benefits, bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + On application
Posted: 4 days ago
London
The Myers Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum 5k benefits package ontop
Posted: 4 days ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Esum
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Esum
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Bloomberg LP
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Great Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago