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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 197 194 207
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 65 79 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.86% 0.98% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.23% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 63 72 52
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% +7.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,450 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,000 £42,500
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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6207 6443 6060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 82.02% 80.21% 78.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5156 5307 5095
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 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
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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 -3 34 £36,250 +11.53% 4
Hertfordshire 0 18 £31,250 -21.87%
Bedfordshire -1 6 £35,500 -35.45%
Suffolk 0 3 £25,250 -27.85%
Essex -8 3 £36,250 +9.84%
Norfolk -1 1 £25,000 -12.28%
Manual Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 78 (57.78%) Automated Testing
2 77 (57.04%) QA
3 60 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (40.74%) Selenium
5 46 (34.07%) Test Scripting
6 40 (29.63%) Degree
7 39 (28.89%) Java
8 38 (28.15%) ISEB
9 36 (26.67%) SQL
10 35 (25.93%) Software Testing
11 31 (22.96%) Scrum
12 30 (22.22%) C#
13 29 (21.48%) C++
13 29 (21.48%) Analytical Skills
14 28 (20.74%) Test Automation
14 28 (20.74%) Python
15 23 (17.04%) Linux
15 23 (17.04%) Finance
15 23 (17.04%) Microsoft
16 21 (15.56%) ISTQB
16 21 (15.56%) JIRA
16 21 (15.56%) Regression Testing
16 21 (15.56%) .NET
17 19 (14.07%) SQL Server
17 19 (14.07%) UNIX
17 19 (14.07%) Mentoring
18 16 (11.85%) C
19 15 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
19 15 (11.11%) HP UFT
19 15 (11.11%) Cucumber

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 (1.48%) Node.js
2 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (9.63%) MS Excel
1 13 (9.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.96%) Wireless
2 3 (2.22%) Network Security
3 2 (1.48%) PuTTY
3 2 (1.48%) Internet
3 2 (1.48%) Telnet
3 2 (1.48%) SSH
4 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.74%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 55 (40.74%) Selenium
2 21 (15.56%) JIRA
3 15 (11.11%) HP UFT
3 15 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 6 (4.44%) JMeter
4 6 (4.44%) LabVIEW
4 6 (4.44%) Subversion
4 6 (4.44%) QADirector
5 5 (3.70%) Appium
6 4 (2.96%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.96%) WinRunner
6 4 (2.96%) QARun
7 3 (2.22%) FitNesse
7 3 (2.22%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.48%) Ranorex
8 2 (1.48%) Calabash
8 2 (1.48%) Toad
9 1 (0.74%) TestNG
9 1 (0.74%) JUnit
9 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (17.04%) Finance
2 9 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.93%) Banking
4 4 (2.96%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.96%) Electronics
4 4 (2.96%) Games
5 2 (1.48%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.48%) Automotive
5 2 (1.48%) Marketing
5 2 (1.48%) Billing
6 1 (0.74%) French Language
6 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (43.70%) Tester
2 49 (36.30%) Analyst
2 49 (36.30%) Test Analyst
3 28 (20.74%) Test Engineer
4 22 (16.30%) Software Tester
5 16 (11.85%) QA Engineer
6 13 (9.63%) Automation Tester
7 11 (8.15%) Senior Test Analyst
7 11 (8.15%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (7.41%) Lead Tester
9 9 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
9 9 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
9 9 (6.67%) Software Engineer
10 8 (5.93%) Automation Engineer
11 7 (5.19%) QA Analyst
11 7 (5.19%) Agile Test Analyst
12 6 (4.44%) Development Engineer
12 6 (4.44%) Test Development Engineer
13 5 (3.70%) QA Tester
14 4 (2.96%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.56%) .NET
2 8 (5.93%) HTML
2 8 (5.93%) CSS
3 6 (4.44%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.22%) Web Services
5 2 (1.48%) XML
6 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.74%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 29 (21.48%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.63%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.93%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.44%) Visualisation
5 5 (3.70%) Replication
6 4 (2.96%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.22%) User Experience
8 2 (1.48%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.74%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.04%) Linux
2 19 (14.07%) UNIX
3 12 (8.89%) Windows
4 10 (7.41%) Android
5 3 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (57.78%) Automated Testing
2 60 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (34.07%) Test Scripting
4 35 (25.93%) Software Testing
5 31 (22.96%) Scrum
6 28 (20.74%) Test Automation
7 21 (15.56%) Regression Testing
8 19 (14.07%) Mentoring
9 15 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (10.37%) TDD
11 13 (9.63%) System Testing
11 13 (9.63%) Kanban
12 12 (8.89%) OO
12 12 (8.89%) Performance Testing
13 11 (8.15%) OOP
13 11 (8.15%) User Stories
13 11 (8.15%) SDLC
14 10 (7.41%) Web Testing
15 9 (6.67%) Time Management
15 9 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (28.89%) Java
2 36 (26.67%) SQL
3 30 (22.22%) C#
4 29 (21.48%) C++
5 28 (20.74%) Python
6 16 (11.85%) C
7 10 (7.41%) Perl
8 8 (5.93%) JavaScript
9 6 (4.44%) VB
10 5 (3.70%) Ruby
11 4 (2.96%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (29.63%) Degree
2 38 (28.15%) ISEB
3 21 (15.56%) ISTQB
4 13 (9.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (57.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (5.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (17.04%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.19%) Oracle
3 3 (2.22%) IBM
4 2 (1.48%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.48%) HP
5 1 (0.74%) WorldPay
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