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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 400 347 300
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -47
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 236 302 394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.57% 0.71% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.84% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 209 236 347
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,350 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
34496 35876 36885
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 83.25% 83.93% 82.42%
Number of salaries quoted 29066 29042 31328
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 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +14 53 £46,250 +5.71% 13
Croydon +16 5 £35,000 -18.12%
South Croydon - 1 £47,500 - 1
Surbiton - 1 £32,500 -
Hammersmith - 1 £35,000 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 376 (73.87%) QA
2 269 (52.85%) Agile Software Development
3 228 (44.79%) Selenium
4 194 (38.11%) SQL
5 184 (36.15%) Automated Testing
6 169 (33.20%) Finance
7 141 (27.70%) Test Scripting
8 131 (25.74%) Test Automation
9 119 (23.38%) WebDriver
10 117 (22.99%) Java
11 104 (20.43%) ISEB
11 104 (20.43%) Regression Testing
12 96 (18.86%) Cucumber
13 94 (18.47%) Scrum
13 94 (18.47%) Software Testing
14 91 (17.88%) C#
15 87 (17.09%) BDD
16 86 (16.90%) JIRA
17 84 (16.50%) Degree
18 81 (15.91%) TDD
19 79 (15.52%) ISTQB
19 79 (15.52%) E-Commerce
20 77 (15.13%) User Acceptance Testing
21 70 (13.75%) Automation Testing
22 63 (12.38%) Performance Testing
23 60 (11.79%) Linux
23 60 (11.79%) .NET
24 59 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
24 59 (11.59%) Test Strategy
25 57 (11.20%) QuickTest Pro

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 10 (1.96%) SharePoint
1 10 (1.96%) CMS
2 7 (1.38%) Confluence
3 5 (0.98%) Drupal
3 5 (0.98%) WorkSite
4 3 (0.59%) IIS
4 3 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.20%) Apache
6 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (3.14%) MS Office
1 16 (3.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.20%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Summit
2 2 (0.39%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.55%) SaaS
2 8 (1.57%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (0.20%) Trello
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.36%) Internet
2 5 (0.98%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.59%) LAN
3 3 (0.59%) HTTP
4 2 (0.39%) DSL
5 1 (0.20%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.57%) BusinessObjects XI
4 7 (1.38%) MySQL
4 7 (1.38%) Big Data
4 7 (1.38%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.59%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.59%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.39%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.20%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.20%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.20%) DB2
9 1 (0.20%) OLAP
9 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.20%) OLTP
9 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 228 (44.79%) Selenium
2 119 (23.38%) WebDriver
3 96 (18.86%) Cucumber
4 86 (16.90%) JIRA
5 57 (11.20%) QuickTest Pro
6 34 (6.68%) JMeter
7 29 (5.70%) SoapUI
8 28 (5.50%) Jenkins
8 28 (5.50%) JUnit
9 27 (5.30%) NUnit
9 27 (5.30%) TeamCity
10 25 (4.91%) Bugzilla
11 24 (4.72%) Git (software)
12 23 (4.52%) TestNG
13 22 (4.32%) FitNesse
14 20 (3.93%) Visual Studio
15 19 (3.73%) SpecFlow
16 18 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (3.34%) Behat
18 13 (2.55%) Hudson
General
1 169 (33.20%) Finance
2 34 (6.68%) Retail
3 30 (5.89%) Front Office
4 28 (5.50%) Games
5 24 (4.72%) Banking
6 18 (3.54%) Marketing
7 15 (2.95%) Law
8 12 (2.36%) Telecoms
9 11 (2.16%) Back Office
10 9 (1.77%) Advertising
11 7 (1.38%) Investment Banking
11 7 (1.38%) Legal
12 6 (1.18%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.39%) French Language
13 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.39%) Publishing
14 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 187 (36.74%) Analyst
2 149 (29.27%) Test Analyst
3 125 (24.56%) Tester
4 106 (20.83%) QA Engineer
5 53 (10.41%) QA Analyst
6 50 (9.82%) Test Engineer
7 42 (8.25%) QA Tester
8 34 (6.68%) Software Tester
9 32 (6.29%) Senior QA Engineer
10 27 (5.30%) Senior Analyst
10 27 (5.30%) QA Leader
11 22 (4.32%) QA Test Analyst
12 19 (3.73%) Developer
13 18 (3.54%) Test Leader
13 18 (3.54%) Consultant
13 18 (3.54%) Quality Engineer
14 17 (3.34%) Automation Tester
15 16 (3.14%) QA Consultant
15 16 (3.14%) Senior Tester
15 16 (3.14%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (11.79%) .NET
2 49 (9.63%) Web Services
3 43 (8.45%) XML
4 40 (7.86%) SOAP
5 31 (6.09%) HTML
6 27 (5.30%) Gherkin
7 23 (4.52%) CSS
8 22 (4.32%) REST
9 17 (3.34%) ASP.NET
10 13 (2.55%) Velocity
11 12 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (2.16%) jQuery
12 11 (2.16%) RESTful
13 10 (1.96%) Ajax
14 8 (1.57%) KnockoutJS
14 8 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 8 (1.57%) LAMP
15 6 (1.18%) Hibernate
16 5 (0.98%) XML Messaging
16 5 (0.98%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.63%) Mobile App
1 49 (9.63%) Open Source
2 41 (8.06%) Computer Science
2 41 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.30%) Credit Risk
4 20 (3.93%) iPhone
5 15 (2.95%) iPad
6 13 (2.55%) Online Games
7 11 (2.16%) Derivative
8 10 (1.96%) User Experience
9 9 (1.77%) Mathematics
9 9 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (1.77%) Blog
10 6 (1.18%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.98%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.98%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.79%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.79%) Handset
12 4 (0.79%) Equities
13 3 (0.59%) RenderMan
Operating Systems
1 60 (11.79%) Linux
2 51 (10.02%) Windows
3 39 (7.66%) Android
4 38 (7.47%) Apple iOS
5 30 (5.89%) UNIX
6 6 (1.18%) Mac OS
7 5 (0.98%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (52.85%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (36.15%) Automated Testing
3 141 (27.70%) Test Scripting
4 131 (25.74%) Test Automation
5 104 (20.43%) Regression Testing
6 94 (18.47%) Scrum
6 94 (18.47%) Software Testing
7 87 (17.09%) BDD
8 81 (15.91%) TDD
9 79 (15.52%) E-Commerce
10 77 (15.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 70 (13.75%) Automation Testing
12 63 (12.38%) Performance Testing
13 59 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
13 59 (11.59%) Test Strategy
14 55 (10.81%) Integration Testing
14 55 (10.81%) System Testing
15 50 (9.82%) User Stories
16 24 (4.72%) Test Management
17 23 (4.52%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 194 (38.11%) SQL
2 117 (22.99%) Java
3 91 (17.88%) C#
4 33 (6.48%) Python
5 30 (5.89%) JavaScript
6 28 (5.50%) PHP
7 24 (4.72%) Ruby
8 16 (3.14%) C++
9 12 (2.36%) PowerShell
9 12 (2.36%) VBScript
10 9 (1.77%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.77%) Scala
11 7 (1.38%) VB
12 4 (0.79%) Perl
13 3 (0.59%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.59%) C
13 3 (0.59%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.59%) Clojure
14 2 (0.39%) Groovy
14 2 (0.39%) R
Qualifications
1 104 (20.43%) ISEB
2 84 (16.50%) Degree
3 79 (15.52%) ISTQB
4 31 (6.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.39%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.39%) GPEN
5 2 (0.39%) OSCP
5 2 (0.39%) CEH
5 2 (0.39%) GIAC
6 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 376 (73.87%) QA
2 6 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.39%) GAAP
3 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (4.13%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.59%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.39%) Puppet
4 2 (0.39%) SCCM
5 1 (0.20%) Ansible
5 1 (0.20%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 44 (8.64%) Microsoft
2 15 (2.95%) HP
3 12 (2.36%) Oracle
4 7 (1.38%) ATG
4 7 (1.38%) Intershop
4 7 (1.38%) Remedy
4 7 (1.38%) Demandware
4 7 (1.38%) hybris
5 6 (1.18%) Zend
6 5 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (0.98%) Interwoven
7 4 (0.79%) Informatica
7 4 (0.79%) Altiris
8 3 (0.59%) Ab Initio
8 3 (0.59%) Citrix
8 3 (0.59%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.59%) Cerillion
9 2 (0.39%) Sony
9 2 (0.39%) Google
10 1 (0.20%) VMware
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Blue Glue
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Talent International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
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Broadmargins
Salary: Competitive
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Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
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Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JNC Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
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London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus & benefits
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
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Talent International
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000 per annum + +benefits + stock options
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Salary: £1 per annum + Competitive Salary
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