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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 393 375 294
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -81
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 237 290 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.53% 0.64% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.76% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 218 240 383
Average salary £42,500 £42,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.58% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,450 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
36936 38008 39307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 83.10% 83.52% 82.03%
Number of salaries quoted 31218 30941 33527
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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +20 40 £41,000 -8.88% 7
Chiswick - 4 £42,500 -
Croydon +5 2 £34,000 -20.46% 1
Hounslow -3 1 £47,500 +11.11%
South Croydon - 1 £47,500 -
Hammersmith - 1 £35,000 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 400 (73.80%) QA
2 276 (50.92%) Agile Software Development
3 220 (40.59%) Selenium
4 211 (38.93%) SQL
5 181 (33.39%) Automated Testing
6 178 (32.84%) Finance
7 155 (28.60%) Test Scripting
8 132 (24.35%) Test Automation
9 117 (21.59%) Java
10 115 (21.22%) ISEB
11 109 (20.11%) Regression Testing
12 103 (19.00%) Scrum
12 103 (19.00%) JIRA
13 100 (18.45%) C#
13 100 (18.45%) WebDriver
14 97 (17.90%) Degree
15 96 (17.71%) Software Testing
16 88 (16.24%) BDD
17 84 (15.50%) ISTQB
17 84 (15.50%) TDD
18 82 (15.13%) Cucumber
19 81 (14.94%) User Acceptance Testing
19 81 (14.94%) Automation Testing
20 80 (14.76%) E-Commerce
21 68 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
22 67 (12.36%) .NET
23 66 (12.18%) QuickTest Pro
24 65 (11.99%) System Testing
25 64 (11.81%) Performance Testing
26 58 (10.70%) Integration Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 15 (2.77%) CMS
2 12 (2.21%) WorkSite
3 11 (2.03%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.85%) Confluence
5 5 (0.92%) Drupal
6 3 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.55%) IIS
7 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.18%) Apache
8 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 27 (4.98%) MS Office
2 16 (2.95%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.18%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Summit
2 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.32%) SaaS
2 4 (0.74%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (0.18%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.40%) Internet
2 8 (1.48%) LAN
3 7 (1.29%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.55%) HTTP
5 1 (0.18%) DSL
5 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.46%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (1.66%) BusinessObjects XI
4 8 (1.48%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.48%) MySQL
5 7 (1.29%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.11%) Big Data
6 6 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.92%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.92%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.55%) Pentaho
10 2 (0.37%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.18%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.18%) PowerCenter
11 1 (0.18%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 220 (40.59%) Selenium
2 103 (19.00%) JIRA
3 100 (18.45%) WebDriver
4 82 (15.13%) Cucumber
5 66 (12.18%) QuickTest Pro
6 37 (6.83%) Jenkins
7 35 (6.46%) SoapUI
8 29 (5.35%) TeamCity
9 28 (5.17%) Bugzilla
10 27 (4.98%) JMeter
11 24 (4.43%) Git (software)
11 24 (4.43%) FitNesse
12 23 (4.24%) NUnit
13 22 (4.06%) Visual Studio
14 21 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
14 21 (3.87%) Hudson
15 20 (3.69%) SpecFlow
15 20 (3.69%) JUnit
16 18 (3.32%) WATIR
17 17 (3.14%) Behat
General
1 178 (32.84%) Finance
2 46 (8.49%) Retail
3 29 (5.35%) Front Office
4 27 (4.98%) Law
5 26 (4.80%) Banking
6 25 (4.61%) Games
7 17 (3.14%) Telecoms
7 17 (3.14%) Marketing
8 10 (1.85%) Advertising
8 10 (1.85%) Back Office
9 8 (1.48%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.48%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.29%) Legal
11 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.55%) Publishing
12 2 (0.37%) French Language
12 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 208 (38.38%) Analyst
2 173 (31.92%) Test Analyst
3 145 (26.75%) Tester
4 105 (19.37%) QA Engineer
5 58 (10.70%) Test Engineer
6 53 (9.78%) QA Analyst
7 51 (9.41%) QA Tester
8 38 (7.01%) Software Tester
9 33 (6.09%) Senior Analyst
10 30 (5.54%) Senior QA Engineer
11 26 (4.80%) QA Leader
12 24 (4.43%) QA Test Analyst
13 21 (3.87%) Senior Test Analyst
14 20 (3.69%) Quality Engineer
14 20 (3.69%) Developer
15 17 (3.14%) Test Leader
16 15 (2.77%) Automation Tester
16 15 (2.77%) Senior Tester
17 14 (2.58%) Team Leader
17 14 (2.58%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (12.36%) .NET
2 56 (10.33%) XML
3 50 (9.23%) Web Services
4 41 (7.56%) SOAP
5 26 (4.80%) Gherkin
6 24 (4.43%) HTML
7 18 (3.32%) CSS
7 18 (3.32%) RESTful
7 18 (3.32%) REST
8 11 (2.03%) ASP.NET
9 9 (1.66%) Velocity
10 8 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (1.48%) LAMP
11 6 (1.11%) XML Messaging
11 6 (1.11%) jQuery
12 5 (0.92%) Ajax
12 5 (0.92%) XMPP
12 5 (0.92%) COM
13 4 (0.74%) Middleware
13 4 (0.74%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.15%) Computer Science
2 49 (9.04%) Mobile App
3 40 (7.38%) Open Source
4 31 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (4.98%) Credit Risk
6 20 (3.69%) Derivative
7 18 (3.32%) iPhone
8 14 (2.58%) iPad
9 13 (2.40%) User Experience
10 12 (2.21%) Online Games
11 9 (1.66%) Mathematics
11 9 (1.66%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (1.11%) N-Tier
13 6 (1.11%) Blackberry
13 6 (1.11%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.92%) Fixed Income
14 5 (0.92%) Equities
14 5 (0.92%) Blog
15 4 (0.74%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 56 (10.33%) Windows
2 52 (9.59%) Linux
3 44 (8.12%) Android
4 43 (7.93%) Apple iOS
5 32 (5.90%) UNIX
6 12 (2.21%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.55%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (50.92%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (33.39%) Automated Testing
3 155 (28.60%) Test Scripting
4 132 (24.35%) Test Automation
5 109 (20.11%) Regression Testing
6 103 (19.00%) Scrum
7 96 (17.71%) Software Testing
8 88 (16.24%) BDD
9 84 (15.50%) TDD
10 81 (14.94%) User Acceptance Testing
10 81 (14.94%) Automation Testing
11 80 (14.76%) E-Commerce
12 68 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
13 65 (11.99%) System Testing
14 64 (11.81%) Performance Testing
15 58 (10.70%) Integration Testing
16 49 (9.04%) Test Strategy
17 47 (8.67%) User Stories
18 26 (4.80%) Test Management
19 25 (4.61%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 211 (38.93%) SQL
2 117 (21.59%) Java
3 100 (18.45%) C#
4 43 (7.93%) Python
5 30 (5.54%) Ruby
6 28 (5.17%) JavaScript
7 27 (4.98%) PHP
8 20 (3.69%) C++
9 18 (3.32%) VBScript
10 13 (2.40%) VB
11 10 (1.85%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.48%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.48%) Scala
13 5 (0.92%) VBA
13 5 (0.92%) Perl
14 4 (0.74%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.55%) C
16 2 (0.37%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.37%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.37%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 115 (21.22%) ISEB
2 97 (17.90%) Degree
3 84 (15.50%) ISTQB
4 31 (5.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.55%) CEH
5 3 (0.55%) GIAC
5 3 (0.55%) GPEN
5 3 (0.55%) OSCP
6 1 (0.18%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 400 (73.80%) QA
2 6 (1.11%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.37%) GAAP
3 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.18%) Nmap
1 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (5.35%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.66%) SCCM
3 7 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.55%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.18%) Nessus
5 1 (0.18%) Puppet
5 1 (0.18%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 50 (9.23%) Microsoft
2 21 (3.87%) HP
3 16 (2.95%) Oracle
4 12 (2.21%) Interwoven
5 9 (1.66%) Altiris
6 8 (1.48%) Citrix
6 8 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.29%) Remedy
7 7 (1.29%) hybris
7 7 (1.29%) Demandware
7 7 (1.29%) Intershop
7 7 (1.29%) ATG
8 6 (1.11%) Zend
9 5 (0.92%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.92%) Cerillion
10 4 (0.74%) Informatica
11 3 (0.55%) RedDot
11 3 (0.55%) Ab Initio
11 3 (0.55%) VMware
11 3 (0.55%) Sitecore
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Triple Seven
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, Swindon
House of Fraser
Salary: £40,000 - £49,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London, South East, United Kingdom
PWC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + standard big company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health, Life Assurance an
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Medical - Pensions - Bonus 10%
Posted: 17 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Periscopix
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago