The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 186 195 235
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +40
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 80 47 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.05% 0.66% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 0.84% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 77 42 54
Average salary £34,000 £30,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.47% +1.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £27,500 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -1.61%
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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6038 5572 6853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 79.61% 78.06% 75.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4813 4725 5808
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in the East of England

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in the East of England

Manual Testing
Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
Cambridgeshire +35 55 £35,000 +12.90% 6
Hertfordshire -5 13 £29,000 -7.20% 1
Essex +8 8 £38,500 +14.92%
Bedfordshire -18 3 £75,000 +130.76%
Norfolk +10 2 £26,500 -10.16%
Suffolk +7 1 £35,000 +27.27%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 92 (58.60%) Agile Software Development
1 92 (58.60%) Automated Testing
2 84 (53.50%) QA
3 71 (45.22%) Test Scripting
4 61 (38.85%) ISEB
5 58 (36.94%) Selenium
6 52 (33.12%) Software Testing
7 46 (29.30%) Java
8 42 (26.75%) Scrum
8 42 (26.75%) ISTQB
9 40 (25.48%) SQL
10 37 (23.57%) Degree
11 35 (22.29%) Regression Testing
12 34 (21.66%) Test Automation
13 31 (19.75%) Python
14 29 (18.47%) C#
15 27 (17.20%) Microsoft
15 27 (17.20%) JIRA
16 26 (16.56%) Finance
17 24 (15.29%) JavaScript
17 24 (15.29%) .NET
18 21 (13.38%) Linux
19 20 (12.74%) HTML
19 20 (12.74%) User Acceptance Testing
20 19 (12.10%) TDD
21 18 (11.46%) Ruby
21 18 (11.46%) Automation Testing
22 17 (10.83%) WebDriver
23 16 (10.19%) Performance Testing
23 16 (10.19%) Internet

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.64%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.64%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (5.73%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.46%) MS Office
3 4 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.64%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.19%) Internet
2 14 (8.92%) HTTP
3 6 (3.82%) Wireless
4 3 (1.91%) X.509
5 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.27%) DHCP
5 2 (1.27%) SSL
6 1 (0.64%) 3G
6 1 (0.64%) DNS
6 1 (0.64%) DECT
6 1 (0.64%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.64%) 2G
6 1 (0.64%) TETRA
6 1 (0.64%) RNC
6 1 (0.64%) STUN
6 1 (0.64%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.64%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (0.64%) MySQL
3 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 58 (36.94%) Selenium
2 27 (17.20%) JIRA
3 17 (10.83%) WebDriver
4 11 (7.01%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (5.10%) JUnit
6 7 (4.46%) JMeter
6 7 (4.46%) Bugzilla
7 6 (3.82%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.18%) Subversion
8 5 (3.18%) FitNesse
8 5 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (3.18%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.91%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (1.91%) TestNG
9 3 (1.91%) NUnit
10 2 (1.27%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.27%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.27%) Redmine
10 2 (1.27%) Trac
General
1 26 (16.56%) Finance
2 12 (7.64%) Telecoms
2 12 (7.64%) Banking
3 5 (3.18%) Automotive
4 1 (0.64%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.64%) Retail
4 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (34.39%) Tester
2 48 (30.57%) Analyst
3 45 (28.66%) Test Analyst
4 36 (22.93%) Test Engineer
5 34 (21.66%) Software Tester
6 27 (17.20%) Software Engineer
7 22 (14.01%) Software Test Engineer
8 18 (11.46%) QA Engineer
9 17 (10.83%) Software Test Analyst
10 12 (7.64%) QA Tester
11 8 (5.10%) Senior Tester
11 8 (5.10%) Senior QA Engineer
12 6 (3.82%) Automated Test Analyst
13 4 (2.55%) Senior Software Tester
13 4 (2.55%) QA Analyst
13 4 (2.55%) Test Development Engineer
13 4 (2.55%) Development Engineer
13 4 (2.55%) QA Leader
13 4 (2.55%) Junior
13 4 (2.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.29%) .NET
2 20 (12.74%) HTML
3 12 (7.64%) CSS
4 9 (5.73%) Web Services
5 4 (2.55%) XML
5 4 (2.55%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.55%) REST
6 2 (1.27%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.27%) Spring
6 2 (1.27%) SOAP
7 1 (0.64%) Java EE
7 1 (0.64%) RESTful
7 1 (0.64%) Backbone.js
7 1 (0.64%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.64%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.64%) J2EE
7 1 (0.64%) J2SE
7 1 (0.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.10%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.55%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (2.55%) User Experience
4 3 (1.91%) iPhone
5 2 (1.27%) Open Source
5 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.64%) Handset
6 1 (0.64%) PKI
6 1 (0.64%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.38%) Linux
2 15 (9.55%) Windows
3 11 (7.01%) UNIX
4 4 (2.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (58.60%) Agile Software Development
1 92 (58.60%) Automated Testing
2 71 (45.22%) Test Scripting
3 52 (33.12%) Software Testing
4 42 (26.75%) Scrum
5 35 (22.29%) Regression Testing
6 34 (21.66%) Test Automation
7 20 (12.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (12.10%) TDD
9 18 (11.46%) Automation Testing
10 16 (10.19%) Performance Testing
11 11 (7.01%) Mentoring
11 11 (7.01%) Test Strategy
12 10 (6.37%) Compatibility Testing
13 9 (5.73%) Web Testing
13 9 (5.73%) BDD
14 8 (5.10%) OO
15 7 (4.46%) User Stories
16 6 (3.82%) Test Planning
16 6 (3.82%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 46 (29.30%) Java
2 40 (25.48%) SQL
3 31 (19.75%) Python
4 29 (18.47%) C#
5 24 (15.29%) JavaScript
6 18 (11.46%) Ruby
7 12 (7.64%) Perl
8 6 (3.82%) C++
9 5 (3.18%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.55%) PHP
10 4 (2.55%) Scala
11 2 (1.27%) TTCN
12 1 (0.64%) PowerHouse
12 1 (0.64%) C
Qualifications
1 61 (38.85%) ISEB
2 42 (26.75%) ISTQB
3 37 (23.57%) Degree
4 6 (3.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.18%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (53.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (5.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (17.20%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.28%) Oracle
3 5 (3.18%) HP
4 2 (1.27%) Ab Initio
4 2 (1.27%) VMware
5 1 (0.64%) MKS
5 1 (0.64%) IBM
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