Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 390 353 387
Rank change year-on-year -37 +34 -3
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 1415 1666 1773
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.88% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.98% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1242 1508 1630
UK median annual salary £39,250 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.64% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,250 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 161952 169683 193148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.39% 88.81%
Number of salaries quoted 127936 140934 159138
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,350 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in the UK

Manual Testing
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in the UK

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in the UK

Manual Testing
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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
England -24 1352 £39,500 -1.25% 110
UK excluding London +1 1070 £37,500 +7.14% 84
South East +28 353 £37,500 - 21
London -105 332 £46,000 -8.00% 33
Midlands +14 195 £35,000 +4.48% 9
North of England -36 191 £35,000 - 23
South West +65 161 £35,000 - 11
East of England -8 122 £50,000 +42.86% 13
East Midlands +53 101 £40,000 +14.29% 5
North West -27 99 £35,000 +7.69% 10
West Midlands -9 93 £32,500 -2.99% 4
Yorkshire -24 86 £35,000 -6.67% 12
Scotland -50 20 £37,500 +3.45% 5
Wales -2 19 £31,500 -3.08% 2
Northern Ireland -13 11 £19,750 -
North East +8 6 £34,750 +15.83% 1

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 1158 (81.84%) Test Automation
2 838 (59.22%) Agile Software Development
3 734 (51.87%) QA
4 606 (42.83%) Selenium
5 354 (25.02%) Software Testing
6 322 (22.76%) Java
6 322 (22.76%) SQL
7 294 (20.78%) Test Scripting
8 287 (20.28%) ISTQB
9 274 (19.36%) C#
10 271 (19.15%) WebDriver
11 263 (18.59%) Finance
12 259 (18.30%) Cucumber
13 256 (18.09%) Scrum
14 255 (18.02%) JIRA
15 250 (17.67%) Regression Testing
15 250 (17.67%) Test Strategy
16 236 (16.68%) BDD
17 228 (16.11%) ISEB
18 225 (15.90%) Degree
19 210 (14.84%) .NET
20 209 (14.77%) TDD
21 182 (12.86%) SDLC
22 179 (12.65%) Microsoft
23 166 (11.73%) Python
24 165 (11.66%) Scenario Testing
25 147 (10.39%) JavaScript
26 140 (9.89%) Performance Testing
27 137 (9.68%) Test Management
28 134 (9.47%) SoapUI

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 49 (3.46%) Confluence
2 24 (1.70%) SharePoint
3 11 (0.78%) Apache Spark
3 11 (0.78%) CMS
4 8 (0.57%) Apache
5 7 (0.49%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.42%) IIS
7 4 (0.28%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.21%) Jetty
9 2 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.14%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.14%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.14%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.071%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.071%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 37 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.57%) Chatbot
3 8 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.071%) Mingle
5 1 (0.071%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.78%) Magento
3 9 (0.64%) SAP ERP
3 9 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.071%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.071%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.071%) FastStats
8 1 (0.071%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.071%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.071%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.071%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 81 (5.72%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (2.83%) SaaS
4 17 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (0.99%) GitHub
6 12 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.28%) IaaS
8 4 (0.28%) PaaS
8 4 (0.28%) Sauce Labs
8 4 (0.28%) Serverless
9 3 (0.21%) Slack
10 2 (0.14%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.071%) G Suite
11 1 (0.071%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.27%) HTTP
2 13 (0.92%) Intranet
3 10 (0.71%) Internet
4 4 (0.28%) SMTP
4 4 (0.28%) SSH
5 3 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (0.21%) Firewall
5 3 (0.21%) SMS
5 3 (0.21%) VoIP
6 2 (0.14%) Broadband
6 2 (0.14%) MVNO
6 2 (0.14%) SAN
6 2 (0.14%) Skype
6 2 (0.14%) SSL
7 1 (0.071%) 3G
7 1 (0.071%) 4G
7 1 (0.071%) FTP
7 1 (0.071%) GPRS
7 1 (0.071%) GSM
7 1 (0.071%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (8.98%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.12%) Big Data
3 21 (1.48%) Relational Database
4 18 (1.27%) MySQL
5 13 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (0.64%) SQLPlus
7 8 (0.57%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.28%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.28%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.21%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.21%) DB2
10 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.071%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.071%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.071%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.071%) QlikView
11 1 (0.071%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.071%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 606 (42.83%) Selenium
2 271 (19.15%) WebDriver
3 259 (18.30%) Cucumber
4 255 (18.02%) JIRA
5 134 (9.47%) SoapUI
6 90 (6.36%) Jenkins
7 84 (5.94%) JMeter
8 81 (5.72%) HP UFT
9 80 (5.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 67 (4.73%) SpecFlow
11 59 (4.17%) JUnit
12 52 (3.67%) Git (software)
13 43 (3.04%) Visual Studio
14 29 (2.05%) TeamCity
15 27 (1.91%) Appium
16 24 (1.70%) TestRail
17 23 (1.63%) TestNG
18 17 (1.20%) NUnit
18 17 (1.20%) Robot Framework
19 16 (1.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 263 (18.59%) Finance
2 82 (5.80%) Retail
3 41 (2.90%) Banking
4 38 (2.69%) Marketing
5 28 (1.98%) Games
6 27 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.27%) Electronics
7 18 (1.27%) Legal
8 13 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 13 (0.92%) Publishing
9 11 (0.78%) Advertising
10 8 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.49%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.35%) Automotive
12 5 (0.35%) Billing
13 4 (0.28%) Back Office
13 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.071%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.071%) Law
Job Titles
1 452 (31.94%) Analyst
2 415 (29.33%) Tester
3 380 (26.86%) Test Analyst
4 247 (17.46%) Test Engineer
5 218 (15.41%) QA Engineer
6 142 (10.04%) Software Tester
7 140 (9.89%) Automation Tester
8 120 (8.48%) Test Automation Engineer
9 90 (6.36%) QA Analyst
9 90 (6.36%) QA Tester
10 84 (5.94%) QA Test Engineer
11 76 (5.37%) QA Leader
12 74 (5.23%) QA Automation Engineer
13 73 (5.16%) Manual Test Analyst
14 66 (4.66%) QA Test Analyst
15 61 (4.31%) Software Analyst
16 60 (4.24%) Automation Test Analyst
16 60 (4.24%) Software Test Analyst
16 60 (4.24%) Test Leader
17 59 (4.17%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (14.84%) .NET
2 94 (6.64%) Web Services
3 82 (5.80%) HTML
4 69 (4.88%) SOAP
5 60 (4.24%) CSS
6 54 (3.82%) Gherkin
7 44 (3.11%) XML
8 38 (2.69%) Node.js
9 36 (2.54%) AngularJS
10 34 (2.40%) ASP.NET
11 33 (2.33%) REST
12 30 (2.12%) jQuery
13 26 (1.84%) RESTful
14 18 (1.27%) WPF
15 14 (0.99%) Ajax
16 13 (0.92%) HTML5
16 13 (0.92%) Reactive Extensions
17 11 (0.78%) React
17 11 (0.78%) WinForms
17 11 (0.78%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 132 (9.33%) Computer Science
2 95 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (5.02%) Mobile App
4 41 (2.90%) Fintech
5 26 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
6 20 (1.41%) User Experience
7 18 (1.27%) Client/Server
8 17 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (0.78%) Credit Derivative
9 11 (0.78%) Derivative
9 11 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (0.78%) Equities
10 10 (0.71%) EPoS
10 10 (0.71%) Management Information System
11 9 (0.64%) Fixed Income
12 8 (0.57%) TRADACOMS
13 7 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (0.42%) Algorithms
15 5 (0.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 116 (8.20%) Windows
2 60 (4.24%) Apple iOS
2 60 (4.24%) Linux
3 47 (3.32%) Android
4 23 (1.63%) Unix
5 15 (1.06%) Windows Server
6 10 (0.71%) Windows 10
6 10 (0.71%) Windows 7
6 10 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.64%) Windows 8
8 7 (0.49%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.21%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1158 (81.84%) Test Automation
2 838 (59.22%) Agile Software Development
3 354 (25.02%) Software Testing
4 294 (20.78%) Test Scripting
5 256 (18.09%) Scrum
6 250 (17.67%) Regression Testing
6 250 (17.67%) Test Strategy
7 236 (16.68%) BDD
8 209 (14.77%) TDD
9 182 (12.86%) SDLC
10 165 (11.66%) Scenario Testing
11 140 (9.89%) Performance Testing
12 137 (9.68%) Test Management
13 131 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing
14 128 (9.05%) Functional Testing
15 110 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
16 108 (7.63%) Acceptance Criteria
17 98 (6.93%) E-Commerce
18 89 (6.29%) Unit Testing
19 88 (6.22%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 322 (22.76%) Java
1 322 (22.76%) SQL
2 274 (19.36%) C#
3 166 (11.73%) Python
4 147 (10.39%) JavaScript
5 51 (3.60%) C
6 49 (3.46%) C++
7 48 (3.39%) Ruby
8 33 (2.33%) T-SQL
9 28 (1.98%) Bash Shell
10 27 (1.91%) PHP
11 25 (1.77%) Scala
12 17 (1.20%) Groovy
13 16 (1.13%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.06%) VBScript
15 14 (0.99%) ES6
16 12 (0.85%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.49%) Apple Swift
17 7 (0.49%) Objective-C
17 7 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 287 (20.28%) ISTQB
2 228 (16.11%) ISEB
3 225 (15.90%) Degree
4 74 (5.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 71 (5.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 31 (2.19%) Security Cleared
7 21 (1.48%) SC Cleared
8 13 (0.92%) CEH
9 12 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
10 10 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.49%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.49%) MCSA
11 7 (0.49%) MCSE
12 6 (0.42%) CREST Certified
12 6 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
12 6 (0.42%) OSCP
13 4 (0.28%) MBA
14 3 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 3 (0.21%) Sun Certification
15 2 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 734 (51.87%) QA
2 10 (0.71%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.14%) MiFID
4 2 (0.14%) SEPA
5 1 (0.071%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (1.98%) Docker
2 5 (0.35%) Hyper-V
2 5 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.14%) Firmware
4 1 (0.071%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 64 (4.52%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.78%) Marathon
2 11 (0.78%) Mesos
3 6 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.35%) Puppet
5 2 (0.14%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.14%) logstash
Vendors
1 179 (12.65%) Microsoft
2 68 (4.81%) HP
3 39 (2.76%) Oracle
4 25 (1.77%) Google
5 23 (1.63%) SAP
6 16 (1.13%) TOWER Software
7 13 (0.92%) Twitter
8 12 (0.85%) Capita
9 8 (0.57%) IBM
9 8 (0.57%) Siebel
10 7 (0.49%) Talend
10 7 (0.49%) Xamarin
11 6 (0.42%) hybris
11 6 (0.42%) Informatica
11 6 (0.42%) Sitecore
12 5 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.35%) VMware
13 4 (0.28%) Sage
14 3 (0.21%) CheckPoint
14 3 (0.21%) Red Hat