Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 388 358 399
Rank change year-on-year -30 +41 -8
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 1354 1557 1635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.80% 0.87% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.97% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1205 1416 1479
England median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,400
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,250 £58,750
UK median annual salary £39,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.28% +4.00% +7.14%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 152153 160470 180138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.91% 89.39% 88.75%
Number of salaries quoted 121055 134622 149914
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in England

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in England

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in England

Manual Testing
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +28 354 £37,500 - 22
London -112 332 £46,750 -6.50% 33
Midlands +22 195 £35,000 +4.48% 12
North of England -57 192 £35,000 - 24
South West +67 163 £35,000 - 9
East of England -5 120 £50,000 +42.86% 13
East Midlands +59 102 £40,000 +14.29% 8
North West -32 100 £35,000 +7.69% 10
West Midlands -20 92 £32,500 -2.99% 4
Yorkshire -32 86 £35,000 -6.67% 13
North East +5 6 £34,750 +15.83% 1
Manual Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 1107 (81.76%) Test Automation
2 810 (59.82%) Agile Software Development
3 707 (52.22%) QA
4 596 (44.02%) Selenium
5 346 (25.55%) Software Testing
6 311 (22.97%) Java
7 305 (22.53%) SQL
8 278 (20.53%) ISTQB
9 269 (19.87%) C#
10 268 (19.79%) WebDriver
11 266 (19.65%) Test Scripting
12 250 (18.46%) Scrum
13 248 (18.32%) Finance
14 245 (18.09%) Cucumber
15 242 (17.87%) Regression Testing
16 237 (17.50%) Test Strategy
17 236 (17.43%) JIRA
18 225 (16.62%) BDD
19 216 (15.95%) Degree
20 210 (15.51%) ISEB
21 204 (15.07%) TDD
22 203 (14.99%) .NET
23 173 (12.78%) Microsoft
24 168 (12.41%) SDLC
25 162 (11.96%) Python
26 159 (11.74%) Scenario Testing
27 147 (10.86%) JavaScript
28 136 (10.04%) Performance Testing
29 134 (9.90%) Test Management
30 131 (9.68%) SoapUI

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 48 (3.55%) Confluence
2 24 (1.77%) SharePoint
3 11 (0.81%) Apache Spark
4 10 (0.74%) CMS
5 8 (0.59%) Apache
6 7 (0.52%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.44%) IIS
8 4 (0.30%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.22%) Jetty
10 2 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.15%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.15%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.15%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.074%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.074%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 36 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.52%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.074%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.81%) Magento
3 9 (0.66%) SAP ERP
3 9 (0.66%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.074%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.074%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.074%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.074%) FastStats
6 1 (0.074%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.074%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.074%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.074%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.074%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 81 (5.98%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (2.95%) SaaS
4 17 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (0.96%) GitHub
6 12 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.30%) IaaS
8 4 (0.30%) PaaS
8 4 (0.30%) Sauce Labs
8 4 (0.30%) Serverless
9 3 (0.22%) Slack
10 2 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.074%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.074%) G Suite
11 1 (0.074%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.26%) HTTP
2 13 (0.96%) Intranet
3 11 (0.81%) Internet
4 4 (0.30%) SMTP
4 4 (0.30%) SSH
5 3 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (0.22%) Firewall
5 3 (0.22%) SMS
5 3 (0.22%) VoIP
6 2 (0.15%) Broadband
6 2 (0.15%) MVNO
6 2 (0.15%) SAN
6 2 (0.15%) Skype
6 2 (0.15%) SSL
7 1 (0.074%) 3G
7 1 (0.074%) 4G
7 1 (0.074%) FTP
7 1 (0.074%) LTE
7 1 (0.074%) TETRA
7 1 (0.074%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.22%) Big Data
3 20 (1.48%) Relational Database
4 16 (1.18%) MySQL
5 14 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (0.66%) SQLPlus
7 8 (0.59%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.30%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.22%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.22%) DB2
10 3 (0.22%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.074%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.074%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.074%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.074%) QlikView
11 1 (0.074%) Redis
11 1 (0.074%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 596 (44.02%) Selenium
2 268 (19.79%) WebDriver
3 245 (18.09%) Cucumber
4 236 (17.43%) JIRA
5 131 (9.68%) SoapUI
6 88 (6.50%) Jenkins
7 84 (6.20%) JMeter
8 82 (6.06%) HP UFT
9 81 (5.98%) Team Foundation Server
10 67 (4.95%) SpecFlow
11 62 (4.58%) JUnit
12 52 (3.84%) Git (software)
13 43 (3.18%) Visual Studio
14 29 (2.14%) TeamCity
15 25 (1.85%) Appium
16 24 (1.77%) TestNG
16 24 (1.77%) TestRail
17 17 (1.26%) NUnit
18 16 (1.18%) LoadRunner
18 16 (1.18%) Maven
General
1 248 (18.32%) Finance
2 81 (5.98%) Retail
3 41 (3.03%) Banking
4 38 (2.81%) Marketing
5 26 (1.92%) Games
5 26 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.33%) Legal
7 17 (1.26%) Electronics
8 13 (0.96%) Publishing
9 12 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.81%) Advertising
11 8 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.52%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.37%) Automotive
13 5 (0.37%) Billing
14 4 (0.30%) Back Office
14 4 (0.30%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.074%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.074%) Law
Job Titles
1 423 (31.24%) Analyst
2 396 (29.25%) Tester
3 358 (26.44%) Test Analyst
4 241 (17.80%) Test Engineer
5 214 (15.81%) QA Engineer
6 137 (10.12%) Automation Tester
7 131 (9.68%) Software Tester
8 119 (8.79%) Test Automation Engineer
9 85 (6.28%) QA Test Engineer
10 84 (6.20%) QA Analyst
11 81 (5.98%) QA Tester
12 75 (5.54%) QA Automation Engineer
13 74 (5.47%) Manual Test Analyst
13 74 (5.47%) QA Leader
14 62 (4.58%) QA Test Analyst
15 61 (4.51%) Test Leader
16 60 (4.43%) Software Analyst
16 60 (4.43%) Software Test Analyst
17 58 (4.28%) Automation Test Analyst
17 58 (4.28%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (14.99%) .NET
2 92 (6.79%) Web Services
3 79 (5.83%) HTML
4 66 (4.87%) SOAP
5 58 (4.28%) CSS
6 52 (3.84%) Gherkin
7 43 (3.18%) XML
8 38 (2.81%) Node.js
9 36 (2.66%) AngularJS
10 34 (2.51%) ASP.NET
11 32 (2.36%) REST
12 30 (2.22%) jQuery
13 26 (1.92%) RESTful
14 18 (1.33%) WPF
15 13 (0.96%) Ajax
15 13 (0.96%) HTML5
15 13 (0.96%) Reactive Extensions
16 11 (0.81%) React
16 11 (0.81%) WinForms
16 11 (0.81%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 123 (9.08%) Computer Science
2 82 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (5.10%) Mobile App
4 40 (2.95%) Fintech
5 24 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
6 20 (1.48%) User Experience
7 18 (1.33%) Client/Server
8 16 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (0.81%) Equities
10 10 (0.74%) EPoS
11 9 (0.66%) Fixed Income
11 9 (0.66%) Management Information System
11 9 (0.66%) TRADACOMS
12 7 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (0.44%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.37%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.37%) iPad
15 4 (0.30%) Cyberthreat
15 4 (0.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 115 (8.49%) Windows
2 57 (4.21%) Apple iOS
3 55 (4.06%) Linux
4 45 (3.32%) Android
5 23 (1.70%) Unix
6 15 (1.11%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.74%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (0.66%) Windows 8
9 7 (0.52%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.22%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.074%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1107 (81.76%) Test Automation
2 810 (59.82%) Agile Software Development
3 346 (25.55%) Software Testing
4 266 (19.65%) Test Scripting
5 250 (18.46%) Scrum
6 242 (17.87%) Regression Testing
7 237 (17.50%) Test Strategy
8 225 (16.62%) BDD
9 204 (15.07%) TDD
10 168 (12.41%) SDLC
11 159 (11.74%) Scenario Testing
12 136 (10.04%) Performance Testing
13 134 (9.90%) Test Management
14 127 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
15 119 (8.79%) Functional Testing
16 111 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
17 104 (7.68%) Acceptance Criteria
18 98 (7.24%) E-Commerce
19 89 (6.57%) Waterfall
20 87 (6.43%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 311 (22.97%) Java
2 305 (22.53%) SQL
3 269 (19.87%) C#
4 162 (11.96%) Python
5 147 (10.86%) JavaScript
6 49 (3.62%) C
7 48 (3.55%) Ruby
8 47 (3.47%) C++
9 34 (2.51%) T-SQL
10 28 (2.07%) Bash Shell
11 25 (1.85%) PHP
11 25 (1.85%) Scala
12 17 (1.26%) Groovy
13 16 (1.18%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.11%) VBScript
15 14 (1.03%) ES6
16 11 (0.81%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.52%) Apple Swift
17 7 (0.52%) Objective-C
17 7 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 278 (20.53%) ISTQB
2 216 (15.95%) Degree
3 210 (15.51%) ISEB
4 75 (5.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 69 (5.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 31 (2.29%) Security Cleared
7 21 (1.55%) SC Cleared
8 13 (0.96%) CEH
9 12 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
10 10 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.52%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.52%) MCSA
11 7 (0.52%) MCSE
12 6 (0.44%) CREST Certified
12 6 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
12 6 (0.44%) OSCP
13 3 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.22%) Sun Certification
14 2 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 707 (52.22%) QA
2 10 (0.74%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.15%) MiFID
4 2 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 28 (2.07%) Docker
2 5 (0.37%) Hyper-V
2 5 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.15%) Firmware
4 1 (0.074%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 63 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.81%) Marathon
2 11 (0.81%) Mesos
3 6 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.37%) Puppet
5 2 (0.15%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.15%) logstash
Vendors
1 173 (12.78%) Microsoft
2 71 (5.24%) HP
3 31 (2.29%) Oracle
4 25 (1.85%) Google
5 23 (1.70%) SAP
6 14 (1.03%) TOWER Software
7 13 (0.96%) Twitter
8 12 (0.89%) Capita
9 8 (0.59%) IBM
9 8 (0.59%) Siebel
10 7 (0.52%) Talend
10 7 (0.52%) Xamarin
11 6 (0.44%) hybris
11 6 (0.44%) Informatica
11 6 (0.44%) Sitecore
12 5 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.37%) VMware
13 4 (0.30%) Sage
14 3 (0.22%) CheckPoint
14 3 (0.22%) Red Hat