Period
to 26 October 2021

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 26 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
26 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 170 188 264
Rank change year-on-year +18 +76 +46
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 87 7 65
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.45% 0.19% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 0.20% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 83 5 56
10th Percentile £45,000 " £35,000
25th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £41,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £62,500 £53,750
Median % change year-on-year -8.00% +16.28% +13.76%
75th Percentile £75,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £80,250 £77,500
Central London median annual salary £57,500 £62,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.00% +13.64% +16.40%

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 5,646 3,445 9,349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 94.40% 94.25% 93.92%
Number of salaries quoted 5,035 3,035 8,227
10th Percentile £43,250 £45,000 £38,250
25th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £101,250 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Manual Testing in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 October 2021, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 74 (85.06%) Test Automation
2 64 (73.56%) QA
3 37 (42.53%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (37.93%) Selenium
4 33 (37.93%) Finance
5 31 (35.63%) C#
6 30 (34.48%) SQL
7 22 (25.29%) JIRA
8 21 (24.14%) Test Strategy
9 20 (22.99%) Retail
10 17 (19.54%) Regression Testing
10 17 (19.54%) Scrum
10 17 (19.54%) SOAP
11 16 (18.39%) Law
11 16 (18.39%) Postman
12 15 (17.24%) Self-Motivation
13 14 (16.09%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (16.09%) Confluence
13 14 (16.09%) Test Management
13 14 (16.09%) Social Skills
14 13 (14.94%) Cucumber
14 13 (14.94%) QA Automation
14 13 (14.94%) Test Scripting
14 13 (14.94%) Migration
14 13 (14.94%) JavaScript
14 13 (14.94%) Python
15 12 (13.79%) Kanban
15 12 (13.79%) Derivative
15 12 (13.79%) BDD
15 12 (13.79%) SpecFlow

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:

Application Platforms
1 14 (16.09%) Confluence
2 8 (9.20%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.64%) AWS
2 8 (9.20%) Bitrise
3 5 (5.75%) Azure
4 4 (4.60%) Trello
5 3 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) Data Lake
1 10 (11.49%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (9.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (37.93%) Selenium
2 22 (25.29%) JIRA
3 16 (18.39%) Postman
4 14 (16.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (14.94%) Cucumber
6 12 (13.79%) SpecFlow
7 10 (11.49%) Cypress.io
7 10 (11.49%) Git (software)
8 8 (9.20%) Ranorex
9 7 (8.05%) JMeter
9 7 (8.05%) Visual Studio
9 7 (8.05%) WebDriver
10 4 (4.60%) Android Studio
10 4 (4.60%) Charles Proxy
10 4 (4.60%) MSTest
10 4 (4.60%) NUnit
10 4 (4.60%) ReSharper
10 4 (4.60%) Visual Studio Coded UI
10 4 (4.60%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (4.60%) Xcode
General
1 33 (37.93%) Finance
2 20 (22.99%) Retail
3 16 (18.39%) Law
4 14 (16.09%) Social Skills
5 8 (9.20%) Banking
5 8 (9.20%) Legal
6 5 (5.75%) Front Office
7 4 (4.60%) Games
7 4 (4.60%) Publishing
8 3 (3.45%) Investment Banking
9 2 (2.30%) Back Office
10 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (1.15%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 30 (34.48%) QA Engineer
2 22 (25.29%) Automation Engineer
2 22 (25.29%) QA Automation Engineer
3 19 (21.84%) Analyst
4 15 (17.24%) Tester
5 14 (16.09%) Test Analyst
6 11 (12.64%) QA Tester
7 10 (11.49%) OTC Derivatives Tester
8 9 (10.34%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (8.05%) Developer
9 7 (8.05%) E-Commerce Engineer
10 5 (5.75%) Mobile Test Analyst
10 5 (5.75%) Senior QA Tester
10 5 (5.75%) Senior Tester
10 5 (5.75%) Test Engineer
11 4 (4.60%) Mobile Engineer
12 3 (3.45%) Automation Tester
12 3 (3.45%) C# WPF Developer
12 3 (3.45%) Head of Testing
12 3 (3.45%) Senior WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.54%) SOAP
2 11 (12.64%) REST
3 9 (10.34%) Web Services
4 8 (9.20%) .NET
4 8 (9.20%) WireMock
5 7 (8.05%) AngularJS
6 5 (5.75%) HTML
6 5 (5.75%) HTML5
7 4 (4.60%) .NET Framework
7 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (4.60%) GatsbyJS
7 4 (4.60%) Gherkin
7 4 (4.60%) React
7 4 (4.60%) RESTful
8 3 (3.45%) JSON
8 3 (3.45%) Swagger
8 3 (3.45%) WPF
8 3 (3.45%) XML
9 1 (1.15%) Nightwatchjs
9 1 (1.15%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.24%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (13.79%) Derivative
3 10 (11.49%) OTC Derivatives
4 7 (8.05%) Mobile App
5 5 (5.75%) Fixed Income
6 4 (4.60%) Online Games
6 4 (4.60%) Virtual Team
7 3 (3.45%) Legacy Applications
8 2 (2.30%) User Experience
8 2 (2.30%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.34%) Android
2 5 (5.75%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (85.06%) Test Automation
2 37 (42.53%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (24.14%) Test Strategy
4 17 (19.54%) Regression Testing
4 17 (19.54%) Scrum
5 14 (16.09%) Test Management
6 13 (14.94%) Migration
6 13 (14.94%) QA Automation
6 13 (14.94%) Test Scripting
7 12 (13.79%) BDD
7 12 (13.79%) Kanban
8 11 (12.64%) Fintech
8 11 (12.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (11.49%) DevOps
9 10 (11.49%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (10.34%) E-Commerce
11 8 (9.20%) Performance Testing
11 8 (9.20%) Software Testing
11 8 (9.20%) TDD
11 8 (9.20%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 31 (35.63%) C#
2 30 (34.48%) SQL
3 13 (14.94%) JavaScript
3 13 (14.94%) Python
4 10 (11.49%) C
5 8 (9.20%) Java
6 5 (5.75%) Apple Swift
6 5 (5.75%) Kotlin
7 2 (2.30%) C++
7 2 (2.30%) Go
Qualifications
1 4 (4.60%) ISEB
2 2 (2.30%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (73.56%) QA
2 8 (9.20%) Accessibility
3 1 (1.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (2.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) Consul
1 2 (2.30%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.30%) Packer
Vendors
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.60%) Xamarin