The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 153 140 145
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 20 37 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.55% 0.99% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 1.20% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 20 37 17
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Manual Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3170 3081 2520
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 87.04% 82.31% 78.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2635 2569 2126
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in the East Midlands

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

Manual Testing
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -6 9 £27,500 +5.76%
Northamptonshire -1 6 £30,000 +33.33%
Leicestershire -2 3 £32,500 -
Derbyshire -4 1 £22,500 -43.75%
Lincolnshire - 1 £27,500 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the East Midlands region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 43 (79.63%) QA
2 38 (70.37%) Automated Testing
3 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (48.15%) .NET
5 21 (38.89%) Selenium
6 20 (37.04%) SQL
6 20 (37.04%) C#
7 18 (33.33%) Finance
7 18 (33.33%) Degree
8 15 (27.78%) Java
9 14 (25.93%) Windows
9 14 (25.93%) Test Scripting
10 13 (24.07%) ISEB
11 12 (22.22%) HTML
11 12 (22.22%) ISTQB
12 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
12 11 (20.37%) HP UFT
12 11 (20.37%) Unit Testing
13 10 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
15 8 (14.81%) Scrum
15 8 (14.81%) Software Testing
16 7 (12.96%) Web Testing
16 7 (12.96%) Bugzilla
16 7 (12.96%) LoadRunner
17 6 (11.11%) XML
17 6 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (11.11%) Test Strategy
18 5 (9.26%) NeoLoad
18 5 (9.26%) New Relic

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the East Midlands region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.85%) Sage CRM
2 1 (1.85%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) SaaS
1 1 (1.85%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) HTTP
1 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.85%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (38.89%) Selenium
2 11 (20.37%) HP UFT
3 7 (12.96%) LoadRunner
3 7 (12.96%) Bugzilla
4 6 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (9.26%) Cucumber
5 5 (9.26%) JIRA
5 5 (9.26%) NeoLoad
6 4 (7.41%) Ranorex
6 4 (7.41%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.85%) FogBugz
7 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (55.56%) Analyst
2 20 (37.04%) Test Analyst
3 18 (33.33%) QA Analyst
4 13 (24.07%) Tester
5 6 (11.11%) QA Tester
6 5 (9.26%) Software Tester
6 5 (9.26%) Test Manager
7 4 (7.41%) Senior Tester
8 3 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Automated Tester
9 2 (3.70%) Senior Software Tester
9 2 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Senior QA Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Senior QA Manager
9 2 (3.70%) Senior QA Tester
9 2 (3.70%) Team Leader
9 2 (3.70%) QA Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Senior Manager
9 2 (3.70%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (48.15%) .NET
2 12 (22.22%) HTML
3 6 (11.11%) XML
4 5 (9.26%) HTML5
5 3 (5.56%) Velocity
6 1 (1.85%) WCF
6 1 (1.85%) WPF
6 1 (1.85%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) E-Learning
1 5 (9.26%) SCORM
1 5 (9.26%) Learning Management System
2 3 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.56%) User Experience
3 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) Windows
2 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (70.37%) Automated Testing
2 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (25.93%) Test Scripting
4 11 (20.37%) Unit Testing
5 10 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (14.81%) Scrum
6 8 (14.81%) Software Testing
7 7 (12.96%) Web Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Test Strategy
9 5 (9.26%) Test Planning
9 5 (9.26%) V-Model
9 5 (9.26%) Waterfall
9 5 (9.26%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (9.26%) SDLC
10 4 (7.41%) TDD
10 4 (7.41%) Change Management
10 4 (7.41%) Open Source
10 4 (7.41%) Responsive Web Design
11 3 (5.56%) Agile Testing
11 3 (5.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.04%) C#
1 20 (37.04%) SQL
2 15 (27.78%) Java
3 4 (7.41%) C++
4 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (33.33%) Degree
2 13 (24.07%) ISEB
3 12 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (79.63%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) New Relic
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle
3 1 (1.85%) SAP
3 1 (1.85%) Sage
3 1 (1.85%) VMware
3 1 (1.85%) Google