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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 377 374 299
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -75
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 266 279 433
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.59% 0.61% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.74% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 245 250 372
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,800 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,850 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
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
37622 37955 38786
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 83.32% 83.48% 81.38%
Number of salaries quoted 31370 31574 32975
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +0.91%
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 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +26 48 £37,500 -16.66% 12
Chiswick - 10 £42,500 -
Croydon 0 3 £46,500 +8.77%
Kingston Upon Thames -2 1 £37,500 +50.00%
Hounslow -3 1 £47,500 +11.11%
South Croydon - 1 £47,500 -
Uxbridge - 1 £42,500 - 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 453 (73.18%) QA
2 333 (53.80%) Agile Software Development
3 254 (41.03%) SQL
4 238 (38.45%) Selenium
5 232 (37.48%) Automated Testing
6 219 (35.38%) Finance
7 169 (27.30%) Test Scripting
8 135 (21.81%) Test Automation
9 132 (21.32%) ISEB
9 132 (21.32%) Scrum
10 127 (20.52%) C#
11 123 (19.87%) Software Testing
12 122 (19.71%) Degree
13 120 (19.39%) Regression Testing
14 117 (18.90%) Java
15 116 (18.74%) JIRA
16 111 (17.93%) WebDriver
17 105 (16.96%) .NET
18 100 (16.16%) ISTQB
19 99 (15.99%) TDD
19 99 (15.99%) BDD
20 98 (15.83%) Automation Testing
21 94 (15.19%) User Acceptance Testing
22 88 (14.22%) Continuous Integration
23 83 (13.41%) E-Commerce
24 82 (13.25%) System Testing
24 82 (13.25%) Cucumber
25 79 (12.76%) Windows
26 77 (12.44%) QuickTest Pro
27 70 (11.31%) Computer Science

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 19 (3.07%) Confluence
2 18 (2.91%) CMS
3 12 (1.94%) WorkSite
3 12 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.81%) Drupal
5 3 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.48%) IIS
5 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.16%) Apache
6 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 28 (4.52%) MS Office
2 24 (3.88%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.16%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Summit
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.75%) SaaS
2 5 (0.81%) Basecamp
3 4 (0.65%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.16%) Trello
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.10%) LAN
2 11 (1.78%) Internet
3 9 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.97%) HTTP
5 1 (0.16%) DSL
5 1 (0.16%) Wireless
5 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.26%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.10%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.62%) BusinessObjects XI
6 8 (1.29%) MySQL
7 7 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.81%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.65%) Big Data
10 3 (0.48%) Pentaho
10 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.32%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.16%) BODI
12 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.16%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 238 (38.45%) Selenium
2 116 (18.74%) JIRA
3 111 (17.93%) WebDriver
4 82 (13.25%) Cucumber
5 77 (12.44%) QuickTest Pro
6 52 (8.40%) Jenkins
7 47 (7.59%) SoapUI
8 45 (7.27%) TeamCity
9 38 (6.14%) Visual Studio
10 34 (5.49%) FitNesse
11 32 (5.17%) Subversion
11 32 (5.17%) SpecFlow
12 31 (5.01%) WATIR
13 30 (4.85%) Hudson
14 27 (4.36%) Team Foundation Server
15 26 (4.20%) JUnit
16 25 (4.04%) JMeter
17 24 (3.88%) Bugzilla
17 24 (3.88%) Git (software)
18 22 (3.55%) NUnit
General
1 219 (35.38%) Finance
2 48 (7.75%) Retail
3 33 (5.33%) Front Office
3 33 (5.33%) Banking
4 27 (4.36%) Law
5 25 (4.04%) Telecoms
6 22 (3.55%) Marketing
7 17 (2.75%) Games
8 12 (1.94%) Advertising
9 11 (1.78%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.78%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.13%) Back Office
10 7 (1.13%) Legal
11 4 (0.65%) Publishing
12 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 226 (36.51%) Analyst
2 191 (30.86%) Test Analyst
3 186 (30.05%) Tester
4 120 (19.39%) QA Engineer
5 64 (10.34%) QA Tester
6 63 (10.18%) QA Analyst
7 62 (10.02%) Test Engineer
8 44 (7.11%) Software Tester
9 32 (5.17%) QA Test Analyst
10 29 (4.68%) Senior Analyst
11 26 (4.20%) Developer
11 26 (4.20%) Senior QA Engineer
12 24 (3.88%) QA Leader
13 23 (3.72%) Test Leader
14 19 (3.07%) Junior
14 19 (3.07%) Quality Engineer
14 19 (3.07%) Senior Test Analyst
15 17 (2.75%) Senior Tester
15 17 (2.75%) Test Manager
16 16 (2.58%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (16.96%) .NET
2 62 (10.02%) XML
3 52 (8.40%) Web Services
4 41 (6.62%) SOAP
5 29 (4.68%) Gherkin
6 23 (3.72%) HTML
6 23 (3.72%) RESTful
7 16 (2.58%) CSS
7 16 (2.58%) ASP.NET
8 9 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (1.45%) Velocity
8 9 (1.45%) REST
9 8 (1.29%) Ajax
10 7 (1.13%) jQuery
11 6 (0.97%) LAMP
11 6 (0.97%) XML Messaging
12 5 (0.81%) WinForms
13 4 (0.65%) ActiveMQ
13 4 (0.65%) .NET Framework
13 4 (0.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 70 (11.31%) Computer Science
2 45 (7.27%) Mobile App
3 39 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (5.65%) Open Source
5 30 (4.85%) Derivative
6 26 (4.20%) Credit Risk
7 17 (2.75%) Mathematics
8 14 (2.26%) Client/Server
8 14 (2.26%) User Experience
9 10 (1.62%) iPhone
10 8 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (1.13%) Blackberry
11 7 (1.13%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.97%) Online Games
12 6 (0.97%) iPad
13 5 (0.81%) Physics
13 5 (0.81%) Blog
13 5 (0.81%) Equities
13 5 (0.81%) Fixed Income
14 4 (0.65%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 79 (12.76%) Windows
2 50 (8.08%) Linux
3 37 (5.98%) Android
4 35 (5.65%) Apple iOS
5 30 (4.85%) UNIX
6 17 (2.75%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (53.80%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (37.48%) Automated Testing
3 169 (27.30%) Test Scripting
4 135 (21.81%) Test Automation
5 132 (21.32%) Scrum
6 123 (19.87%) Software Testing
7 120 (19.39%) Regression Testing
8 99 (15.99%) TDD
8 99 (15.99%) BDD
9 98 (15.83%) Automation Testing
10 94 (15.19%) User Acceptance Testing
11 88 (14.22%) Continuous Integration
12 83 (13.41%) E-Commerce
13 82 (13.25%) System Testing
14 67 (10.82%) Integration Testing
15 62 (10.02%) Performance Testing
16 50 (8.08%) User Stories
17 48 (7.75%) Test Strategy
18 38 (6.14%) Test Management
19 35 (5.65%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 254 (41.03%) SQL
2 127 (20.52%) C#
3 117 (18.90%) Java
4 44 (7.11%) Ruby
5 43 (6.95%) Python
6 42 (6.79%) JavaScript
7 25 (4.04%) C++
8 23 (3.72%) PHP
9 22 (3.55%) VBScript
10 17 (2.75%) VB
10 17 (2.75%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.13%) Scala
12 6 (0.97%) VBA
12 6 (0.97%) PowerShell
12 6 (0.97%) Perl
13 5 (0.81%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.65%) C
15 3 (0.48%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.48%) F#
16 1 (0.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 132 (21.32%) ISEB
2 122 (19.71%) Degree
3 100 (16.16%) ISTQB
4 30 (4.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.48%) CEH
5 3 (0.48%) GIAC
5 3 (0.48%) GPEN
5 3 (0.48%) OSCP
6 1 (0.16%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 453 (73.18%) QA
2 6 (0.97%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.32%) SLA
3 2 (0.32%) GAAP
3 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.16%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 46 (7.43%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.62%) SCCM
3 7 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.48%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.32%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.16%) Nessus
6 1 (0.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 67 (10.82%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.01%) HP
3 27 (4.36%) Oracle
4 16 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (2.26%) Citrix
5 14 (2.26%) Altiris
6 13 (2.10%) Cerillion
7 12 (1.94%) Interwoven
8 10 (1.62%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.29%) Remedy
9 8 (1.29%) VMware
10 7 (1.13%) IBM
11 5 (0.81%) Zend
12 4 (0.65%) Informatica
13 3 (0.48%) Cognos
13 3 (0.48%) RedDot
13 3 (0.48%) Ab Initio
13 3 (0.48%) EPiServer
13 3 (0.48%) Sitecore
14 2 (0.32%) Facebook
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 per annum + bonus+benefits+package
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum and bonus (10-20%) and good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago