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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
London / City of London
Rank 191 225 268
Rank change year-on-year +34 +43  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 27 44 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.53% 0.62% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.69% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 19 42 48
Median salary £52,500 £57,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.69% +21.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £35,250 £30,550
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Manual Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4584 6380 8928
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 90.34% 90.23% 87.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4184 5679 7513
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £42,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in the City of London

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 31 (81.58%) QA
2 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (55.26%) Selenium
4 17 (44.74%) Finance
5 15 (39.47%) Automated Testing
6 14 (36.84%) C#
6 14 (36.84%) SQL
7 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
8 11 (28.95%) BDD
9 10 (26.32%) JIRA
10 9 (23.68%) Degree
10 9 (23.68%) Banking
11 8 (21.05%) TDD
11 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
11 8 (21.05%) Regression Testing
11 8 (21.05%) Automation Testing
11 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (18.42%) Software Delivery
12 7 (18.42%) Mobile App
12 7 (18.42%) Proprietary Trading
12 7 (18.42%) Confluence
12 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
12 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
12 7 (18.42%) BEA
12 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
13 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
13 6 (15.79%) Workflow
13 6 (15.79%) Retail
13 6 (15.79%) Scrum
13 6 (15.79%) Software Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related 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 7 (18.42%) Confluence
2 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) GitHub
2 3 (7.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) HTTP
1 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Big Data
2 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (55.26%) Selenium
2 10 (26.32%) JIRA
3 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
4 5 (13.16%) Bitbucket
4 5 (13.16%) JMeter
4 5 (13.16%) WebDriver
5 4 (10.53%) SoapUI
6 3 (7.89%) HP UFT
6 3 (7.89%) Subversion
6 3 (7.89%) TestComplete
6 3 (7.89%) WATIR
7 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.63%) Calabash
8 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.63%) JBehave
8 1 (2.63%) Maven
8 1 (2.63%) NUnit
8 1 (2.63%) Redmine
8 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.63%) Xcode
General
1 17 (44.74%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Banking
3 6 (15.79%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Back Office
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Analyst
2 13 (34.21%) Test Analyst
3 11 (28.95%) QA Analyst
4 9 (23.68%) QA Engineer
5 8 (21.05%) QA Leader
5 8 (21.05%) QA Test Analyst
6 7 (18.42%) Financial Analyst
6 7 (18.42%) Quality Analyst
6 7 (18.42%) Software Analyst
6 7 (18.42%) Software Test Analyst
7 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce Engineer
7 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce Team Leader
7 5 (13.16%) Graduate
7 5 (13.16%) Graduate Analyst
7 5 (13.16%) Graduate QA Analyst
7 5 (13.16%) Graduate Software Analyst
7 5 (13.16%) Graduate Software Test Analyst
7 5 (13.16%) Graduate Test Analyst
7 5 (13.16%) QA Team Leader
7 5 (13.16%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
1 2 (5.26%) CSS
1 2 (5.26%) HTML
1 2 (5.26%) RESTful
1 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.63%) JSON
2 1 (2.63%) REST
2 1 (2.63%) SOAP
2 1 (2.63%) WPF
2 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
2 7 (18.42%) Mobile App
3 4 (10.53%) Fintech
4 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.63%) Blog
4 1 (2.63%) iPad
4 1 (2.63%) iPhone
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Android
2 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.26%) Unix
3 1 (2.63%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Automated Testing
3 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
4 11 (28.95%) BDD
5 8 (21.05%) Automation Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Regression Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
5 8 (21.05%) TDD
6 7 (18.42%) Proprietary Trading
6 7 (18.42%) Software Delivery
6 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
7 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
7 6 (15.79%) Scrum
7 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Workflow
8 5 (13.16%) DevOps
8 5 (13.16%) QA Automation
9 4 (10.53%) Performance Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
9 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) C#
1 14 (36.84%) SQL
2 5 (13.16%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) Apple Swift
3 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
3 1 (2.63%) Python
3 1 (2.63%) Ruby
3 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (81.58%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) SDET
3 1 (2.63%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) BEA
2 3 (7.89%) TOWER Software
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) VMware
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