Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 262 263 333
Rank change year-on-year +1 +70 +13
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 58 82 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.57% 0.71% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.80% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 54 79 63
City of London median annual salary £47,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.83% +20.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £27,575 £35,750 £32,100
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,050 £75,000
Central London median annual salary £47,500 £51,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year -7.32% +2.50% +33.33%

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9200 10313 15272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.13% 89.43% 89.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8307 9399 13239
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £93,950 £90,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in the City of London

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing in the City of London.

Salary trend for Manual Testing in the City of London

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 53 (91.38%) Test Automation
2 39 (67.24%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (51.72%) QA
4 25 (43.10%) Selenium
5 23 (39.66%) SQL
6 21 (36.21%) Java
7 20 (34.48%) TDD
8 19 (32.76%) Scrum
8 19 (32.76%) Test Strategy
9 17 (29.31%) BDD
9 17 (29.31%) Finance
10 16 (27.59%) Software Testing
10 16 (27.59%) Degree
11 15 (25.86%) WebDriver
12 12 (20.69%) Fintech
12 12 (20.69%) Computer Science
12 12 (20.69%) Test Scripting
13 11 (18.97%) Performance Testing
14 10 (17.24%) Web Development
15 9 (15.52%) Groovy
15 9 (15.52%) C#
15 9 (15.52%) Scala
15 9 (15.52%) Gatling
16 8 (13.79%) CRM
16 8 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
17 7 (12.07%) JMeter
17 7 (12.07%) C++
17 7 (12.07%) HTML
17 7 (12.07%) .NET
17 7 (12.07%) Software Engineering

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.72%) Eagle PACE
1 1 (1.72%) FastStats
1 1 (1.72%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.72%) Big Data
3 1 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (43.10%) Selenium
2 15 (25.86%) WebDriver
3 9 (15.52%) Gatling
4 7 (12.07%) JMeter
5 6 (10.34%) Cucumber
6 5 (8.62%) JIRA
7 4 (6.90%) Appium
7 4 (6.90%) Subversion
8 3 (5.17%) NUnit
9 2 (3.45%) Hudson
9 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
9 2 (3.45%) Mercurial
9 2 (3.45%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (3.45%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.72%) Protractor
10 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.72%) TestRail
General
1 17 (29.31%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Marketing
3 2 (3.45%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Electronics
4 1 (1.72%) Games
4 1 (1.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (46.55%) Tester
2 19 (32.76%) Software Tester
3 12 (20.69%) Analyst
4 11 (18.97%) Test Analyst
5 9 (15.52%) Test Engineer
6 8 (13.79%) Automation Tester
7 7 (12.07%) QA Manager
7 7 (12.07%) QA Test Manager
7 7 (12.07%) Technical Manager
7 7 (12.07%) Technical Test Manager
7 7 (12.07%) Test Manager
8 6 (10.34%) QA Engineer
8 6 (10.34%) Selenium Tester
9 5 (8.62%) QA Analyst
9 5 (8.62%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (8.62%) Siebel Tester
10 4 (6.90%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (6.90%) Junior Tester
10 4 (6.90%) Manual Test Analyst
10 4 (6.90%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) .NET
1 7 (12.07%) HTML
2 5 (8.62%) Grails
2 5 (8.62%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (8.62%) Web Services
3 4 (6.90%) AngularJS
3 4 (6.90%) RESTful
3 4 (6.90%) Vue (Vue.js)
4 3 (5.17%) XML
5 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (3.45%) JSON
5 2 (3.45%) SOAP
6 1 (1.72%) Dapper ORM
6 1 (1.72%) Rendezvous
6 1 (1.72%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.72%) WCF
6 1 (1.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Computer Science
1 12 (20.69%) Fintech
2 4 (6.90%) Smartphone
3 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.72%) Equities
4 1 (1.72%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.72%) Online Games
4 1 (1.72%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Android
1 5 (8.62%) Windows
2 4 (6.90%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (91.38%) Test Automation
2 39 (67.24%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (34.48%) TDD
4 19 (32.76%) Scrum
4 19 (32.76%) Test Strategy
5 17 (29.31%) BDD
6 16 (27.59%) Software Testing
7 12 (20.69%) Test Scripting
8 11 (18.97%) Performance Testing
9 10 (17.24%) Web Development
10 8 (13.79%) CRM
10 8 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (12.07%) IT Strategy
11 7 (12.07%) Software Engineering
12 6 (10.34%) SDET
13 5 (8.62%) API Testing
13 5 (8.62%) Black-Box Testing
13 5 (8.62%) Functional Testing
13 5 (8.62%) Scenario Testing
13 5 (8.62%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 23 (39.66%) SQL
2 21 (36.21%) Java
3 9 (15.52%) C#
3 9 (15.52%) Groovy
3 9 (15.52%) Scala
4 7 (12.07%) C++
5 5 (8.62%) PL/SQL
5 5 (8.62%) Python
5 5 (8.62%) Ruby
6 4 (6.90%) Apple Swift
6 4 (6.90%) Objective-C
7 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.17%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.45%) Clojure
9 1 (1.72%) C
9 1 (1.72%) PHP
9 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (27.59%) Degree
2 4 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (51.72%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (8.62%) Informatica
1 5 (8.62%) Siebel
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle
2 2 (3.45%) TOWER Software
3 1 (1.72%) Adobe
3 1 (1.72%) Apteco
3 1 (1.72%) Charles River
3 1 (1.72%) IBM
3 1 (1.72%) TIBCO