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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 374 328 300
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -28
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 258 340 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.61% 0.79% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.94% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 219 274 325
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +7.03%
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
35193 36060 36345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 83.63% 83.79% 82.41%
Number of salaries quoted 29381 29162 30584
Average salary £55,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.90% -
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 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 +9 56 £47,500 +11.76% 7
Kingston Upon Thames - 7 £40,000 - 2
Croydon - 5 £35,000 -
Ealing - 3 £60,000 -
Docklands, London - 2 £48,750 - 1
Enfield - 1 £32,500 -
South Croydon - 1 £47,500 -
Surbiton - 1 £32,500 -
Twickenham - 1 £37,500 -
Southwark - 1 £28,500 -
Hammersmith - 1 £33,500 -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Finchley - 1 £31,500 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 356 (70.36%) QA
2 270 (53.36%) Agile Software Development
3 220 (43.48%) Selenium
4 190 (37.55%) Automated Testing
5 183 (36.17%) SQL
6 164 (32.41%) Finance
7 130 (25.69%) Test Scripting
8 125 (24.70%) WebDriver
9 122 (24.11%) Test Automation
10 115 (22.73%) Java
11 107 (21.15%) Cucumber
12 102 (20.16%) Regression Testing
13 98 (19.37%) ISEB
14 96 (18.97%) BDD
15 92 (18.18%) TDD
16 91 (17.98%) Software Testing
17 83 (16.40%) User Acceptance Testing
18 81 (16.01%) C#
19 79 (15.61%) Scrum
20 76 (15.02%) JIRA
20 76 (15.02%) E-Commerce
21 73 (14.43%) ISTQB
22 71 (14.03%) Degree
23 66 (13.04%) Performance Testing
24 64 (12.65%) Linux
25 60 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
25 60 (11.86%) Mobile App
26 59 (11.66%) Test Strategy
27 58 (11.46%) .NET
28 54 (10.67%) QuickTest Pro

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 14 (2.77%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.78%) Confluence
3 7 (1.38%) CMS
4 5 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.59%) WorkSite
5 3 (0.59%) IIS
6 2 (0.40%) Drupal
6 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.20%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.20%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 18 (3.56%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.17%) MS Office
3 4 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.59%) MS Project
5 1 (0.20%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.59%) Summit
2 2 (0.40%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.20%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.77%) SaaS
2 12 (2.37%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.98%) Internet
2 4 (0.79%) HTTP
3 3 (0.59%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.20%) DNS
4 1 (0.20%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (1.98%) Big Data
4 8 (1.58%) MySQL
4 8 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.38%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.99%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.79%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.59%) Pentaho
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.40%) SSDT
9 2 (0.40%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.40%) DB2
Development Applications
1 220 (43.48%) Selenium
2 125 (24.70%) WebDriver
3 107 (21.15%) Cucumber
4 76 (15.02%) JIRA
5 54 (10.67%) QuickTest Pro
6 51 (10.08%) JMeter
7 33 (6.52%) TestNG
8 32 (6.32%) JUnit
9 29 (5.73%) Git (software)
9 29 (5.73%) Jenkins
10 28 (5.53%) NUnit
11 26 (5.14%) SoapUI
12 23 (4.55%) TeamCity
13 22 (4.35%) SpecFlow
14 21 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
15 20 (3.95%) FitNesse
15 20 (3.95%) Bugzilla
16 16 (3.16%) Visual Studio
17 15 (2.96%) Behat
18 14 (2.77%) Appium
General
1 164 (32.41%) Finance
2 35 (6.92%) Retail
3 29 (5.73%) Games
4 27 (5.34%) Front Office
5 25 (4.94%) Banking
6 19 (3.75%) Marketing
7 12 (2.37%) Advertising
8 11 (2.17%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.38%) Back Office
9 7 (1.38%) Law
10 6 (1.19%) Legal
10 6 (1.19%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.40%) French Language
13 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.20%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Billing
13 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 186 (36.76%) Analyst
2 147 (29.05%) Test Analyst
3 142 (28.06%) Tester
4 90 (17.79%) QA Engineer
5 51 (10.08%) QA Analyst
6 44 (8.70%) Test Engineer
7 40 (7.91%) Software Tester
8 37 (7.31%) QA Tester
9 30 (5.93%) Senior QA Engineer
10 27 (5.34%) Senior Analyst
10 27 (5.34%) QA Leader
11 24 (4.74%) Senior Tester
12 23 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
12 23 (4.55%) Automation Tester
13 21 (4.15%) Developer
14 20 (3.95%) Test Leader
15 17 (3.36%) Senior Test Analyst
16 16 (3.16%) Consultant
16 16 (3.16%) Manual Tester
17 15 (2.96%) QA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (11.46%) .NET
2 52 (10.28%) Web Services
3 43 (8.50%) HTML
4 39 (7.71%) SOAP
4 39 (7.71%) XML
5 29 (5.73%) CSS
6 27 (5.34%) Gherkin
7 23 (4.55%) ASP.NET
8 22 (4.35%) REST
9 16 (3.16%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (3.16%) Ajax
9 16 (3.16%) Velocity
9 16 (3.16%) jQuery
10 12 (2.37%) KnockoutJS
10 12 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 9 (1.78%) LAMP
12 8 (1.58%) Hibernate
13 6 (1.19%) WCF
14 5 (0.99%) XMPP
14 5 (0.99%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 60 (11.86%) Mobile App
2 51 (10.08%) Open Source
3 46 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (7.51%) Computer Science
5 26 (5.14%) Credit Risk
6 20 (3.95%) iPhone
7 15 (2.96%) iPad
8 14 (2.77%) Online Games
8 14 (2.77%) Blog
9 12 (2.37%) Mathematics
10 7 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (1.19%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.19%) User Experience
12 4 (0.79%) Replication
12 4 (0.79%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.79%) NHS
12 4 (0.79%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.59%) Derivative
13 3 (0.59%) Animation
13 3 (0.59%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 64 (12.65%) Linux
2 47 (9.29%) Windows
3 40 (7.91%) Android
4 38 (7.51%) Apple iOS
5 29 (5.73%) UNIX
6 6 (1.19%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.79%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.59%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.59%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (53.36%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (37.55%) Automated Testing
3 130 (25.69%) Test Scripting
4 122 (24.11%) Test Automation
5 102 (20.16%) Regression Testing
6 96 (18.97%) BDD
7 92 (18.18%) TDD
8 91 (17.98%) Software Testing
9 83 (16.40%) User Acceptance Testing
10 79 (15.61%) Scrum
11 76 (15.02%) E-Commerce
12 66 (13.04%) Performance Testing
13 60 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
14 59 (11.66%) Test Strategy
15 52 (10.28%) Automation Testing
16 48 (9.49%) System Testing
16 48 (9.49%) Integration Testing
17 44 (8.70%) User Stories
18 31 (6.13%) Load Testing
19 25 (4.94%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 183 (36.17%) SQL
2 115 (22.73%) Java
3 81 (16.01%) C#
4 39 (7.71%) JavaScript
5 36 (7.11%) Python
6 29 (5.73%) PHP
7 22 (4.35%) Ruby
8 17 (3.36%) PowerShell
9 11 (2.17%) C++
10 8 (1.58%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.38%) VBScript
11 7 (1.38%) Scala
12 4 (0.79%) Clojure
12 4 (0.79%) VB
13 3 (0.59%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.59%) Delphi
13 3 (0.59%) C
13 3 (0.59%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.40%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (19.37%) ISEB
2 73 (14.43%) ISTQB
3 71 (14.03%) Degree
4 27 (5.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.19%) VCP4
6 3 (0.59%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 356 (70.36%) QA
2 4 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.20%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 19 (3.75%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.40%) Puppet
3 2 (0.40%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.20%) Ansible
Vendors
1 47 (9.29%) Microsoft
2 18 (3.56%) Oracle
3 12 (2.37%) HP
4 7 (1.38%) ATG
4 7 (1.38%) Remedy
4 7 (1.38%) Intershop
4 7 (1.38%) hybris
4 7 (1.38%) Demandware
5 4 (0.79%) Atlassian
5 4 (0.79%) Informatica
6 3 (0.59%) Red Hat
6 3 (0.59%) Interwoven
6 3 (0.59%) Hyperion
6 3 (0.59%) Ab Initio
6 3 (0.59%) Zend
7 2 (0.40%) VMware
7 2 (0.40%) Google
7 2 (0.40%) Sony
7 2 (0.40%) Sybase
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Pollinate
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: From £35,000 to £75,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Papershaker
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £50k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Sticky9
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Papershaker
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London (SE1)
Guru Careers
Salary: £30 - 35K
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Creation Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 23 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago