Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 520 430 456
Rank change year-on-year -90 +26 -11
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 333 491 572
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.44% 0.65% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.71% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 285 448 505
London median annual salary £46,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% +5.26% +9.20%
10th Percentile £28,000 £32,500 £29,400
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,000
England median annual salary £39,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -0.63% - +14.29%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 68735 68760 79859
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.61% 90.69% 89.57%
Number of salaries quoted 52944 59134 67322
London median annual salary £60,000 £58,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.36% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,173
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing 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 in London.

Salary trend for Manual Testing in London

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in London over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in London

Manual Testing
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the London region over the 6 months to 24 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
Central London -20 72 £47,500 -5.00% 6
South London +17 26 £36,750 -8.13% 3
West London -13 13 £41,250 +3.13% 1
East London -2 3 £47,500 +18.75% 3
North London +5 2 £29,250 -2.50% 1
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 298 (89.49%) Test Automation
2 228 (68.47%) Agile Software Development
3 221 (66.37%) QA
4 176 (52.85%) Selenium
5 109 (32.73%) SQL
6 98 (29.43%) Cucumber
7 91 (27.33%) BDD
8 88 (26.43%) Scrum
9 83 (24.92%) WebDriver
10 82 (24.62%) Java
11 81 (24.32%) Finance
12 79 (23.72%) TDD
13 68 (20.42%) JIRA
14 67 (20.12%) Test Scripting
14 67 (20.12%) C#
15 65 (19.52%) JavaScript
16 61 (18.32%) .NET
17 60 (18.02%) Regression Testing
17 60 (18.02%) Scenario Testing
18 59 (17.72%) Software Testing
19 58 (17.42%) Test Strategy
20 53 (15.92%) Python
21 47 (14.11%) Degree
21 47 (14.11%) Microsoft
21 47 (14.11%) SQL Server
22 43 (12.91%) ISTQB
23 40 (12.01%) Performance Testing
24 38 (11.41%) ISEB
25 36 (10.81%) HTML
26 35 (10.51%) Continuous Integration

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 17 (5.11%) Confluence
2 11 (3.30%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.50%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.20%) CMS
4 4 (1.20%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.90%) IIS
6 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.60%) Jupyter
Applications
1 15 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.30%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (0.30%) FastStats
2 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.21%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (6.91%) SaaS
3 18 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (3.90%) GitHub
5 11 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (1.20%) IaaS
6 4 (1.20%) PaaS
6 4 (1.20%) Serverless
7 2 (0.60%) Slack
7 2 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.40%) Intranet
2 4 (1.20%) SMTP
3 2 (0.60%) Broadband
3 2 (0.60%) MVNO
3 2 (0.60%) SSL
4 1 (0.30%) 3G
4 1 (0.30%) 4G
4 1 (0.30%) GPRS
4 1 (0.30%) GSM
4 1 (0.30%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (14.11%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.20%) Big Data
3 12 (3.60%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.50%) MySQL
6 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.90%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.60%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.60%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.30%) Redis
Development Applications
1 176 (52.85%) Selenium
2 98 (29.43%) Cucumber
3 83 (24.92%) WebDriver
4 68 (20.42%) JIRA
5 33 (9.91%) HP UFT
6 32 (9.61%) Jenkins
7 24 (7.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (6.31%) SoapUI
9 20 (6.01%) Git (software)
10 19 (5.71%) SpecFlow
11 18 (5.41%) JMeter
12 15 (4.50%) TeamCity
13 14 (4.20%) Appium
13 14 (4.20%) Hudson
14 13 (3.90%) CircleCI
14 13 (3.90%) Gatling
15 11 (3.30%) Protractor
15 11 (3.30%) TestRail
16 10 (3.00%) MSTest
17 9 (2.70%) Ranorex
General
1 81 (24.32%) Finance
2 25 (7.51%) Retail
3 16 (4.80%) Banking
3 16 (4.80%) Games
4 14 (4.20%) Marketing
5 13 (3.90%) Legal
6 7 (2.10%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.10%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.50%) Advertising
7 5 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.90%) Back Office
9 2 (0.60%) Electronics
9 2 (0.60%) Publishing
10 1 (0.30%) Law
10 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 127 (38.14%) Tester
2 67 (20.12%) Analyst
3 58 (17.42%) Automation Tester
4 56 (16.82%) Test Analyst
5 53 (15.92%) QA Engineer
6 37 (11.11%) Test Engineer
7 31 (9.31%) Senior Tester
7 31 (9.31%) Software Tester
8 28 (8.41%) Selenium Tester
9 26 (7.81%) QA Tester
10 23 (6.91%) QA Analyst
10 23 (6.91%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 18 (5.41%) QA Test Analyst
11 18 (5.41%) Test Manager
12 17 (5.11%) QA Leader
13 15 (4.50%) Manual Tester
13 15 (4.50%) QA Manager
14 14 (4.20%) Senior Automation Tester
14 14 (4.20%) Test Automation Engineer
15 13 (3.90%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (18.32%) .NET
2 36 (10.81%) HTML
3 26 (7.81%) CSS
4 20 (6.01%) Node.js
5 19 (5.71%) ASP.NET
6 15 (4.50%) XML
7 12 (3.60%) jQuery
7 12 (3.60%) REST
8 11 (3.30%) Gherkin
8 11 (3.30%) XHTML
9 10 (3.00%) SOAP
10 9 (2.70%) RESTful
11 8 (2.40%) AngularJS
11 8 (2.40%) Web Services
12 7 (2.10%) Grails
12 7 (2.10%) Nightwatchjs
13 6 (1.80%) pytest
13 6 (1.80%) Ruby on Rails
14 5 (1.50%) Chai
14 5 (1.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.91%) Computer Science
2 29 (8.71%) Fintech
3 23 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.91%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.30%) Equities
5 9 (2.70%) Fixed Income
6 7 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.50%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.50%) User Experience
8 4 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.20%) iPad
8 4 (1.20%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.90%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.90%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.90%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.60%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (0.60%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.60%) Derivative
10 2 (0.60%) Tandem
11 1 (0.30%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 31 (9.31%) Windows
2 24 (7.21%) Linux
3 21 (6.31%) Android
3 21 (6.31%) Apple iOS
4 12 (3.60%) Unix
5 3 (0.90%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (89.49%) Test Automation
2 228 (68.47%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (27.33%) BDD
4 88 (26.43%) Scrum
5 79 (23.72%) TDD
6 67 (20.12%) Test Scripting
7 60 (18.02%) Regression Testing
7 60 (18.02%) Scenario Testing
8 59 (17.72%) Software Testing
9 58 (17.42%) Test Strategy
10 40 (12.01%) Performance Testing
11 35 (10.51%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (9.01%) Software Engineering
13 28 (8.41%) Mentoring
14 27 (8.11%) Project Management
14 27 (8.11%) Web Testing
15 26 (7.81%) E-Commerce
15 26 (7.81%) Functional Testing
16 24 (7.21%) Acceptance Criteria
17 23 (6.91%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 109 (32.73%) SQL
2 82 (24.62%) Java
3 67 (20.12%) C#
4 65 (19.52%) JavaScript
5 53 (15.92%) Python
6 25 (7.51%) Scala
7 18 (5.41%) Ruby
8 16 (4.80%) Groovy
9 13 (3.90%) C++
10 12 (3.60%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.10%) PHP
12 5 (1.50%) Apple Swift
12 5 (1.50%) Objective-C
12 5 (1.50%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.20%) Go
14 3 (0.90%) C
14 3 (0.90%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.60%) VB
15 2 (0.60%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (14.11%) Degree
2 43 (12.91%) ISTQB
3 38 (11.41%) ISEB
4 21 (6.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (4.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (2.40%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.90%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (66.37%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) MiFID
2 2 (0.60%) SEPA
3 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (5.11%) Docker
2 2 (0.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (3.30%) Marathon
1 11 (3.30%) Mesos
2 6 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.60%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.60%) logstash
3 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 47 (14.11%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.30%) HP
3 10 (3.00%) Oracle
4 7 (2.10%) IBM
5 5 (1.50%) Informatica
5 5 (1.50%) Siebel
6 4 (1.20%) Capita
7 3 (0.90%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.90%) SAP
8 2 (0.60%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.60%) CA
8 2 (0.60%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.60%) Google
8 2 (0.60%) Micro Focus
8 2 (0.60%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.30%) Apple
9 1 (0.30%) Charles River
9 1 (0.30%) Reuters
9 1 (0.30%) TIBCO