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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 176 178 199
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +21
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 79 86 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.06% 1.12% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.39% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 78 81 44
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +14.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,850 £26,650 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
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
6095 6171 5657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 82.02% 80.35% 79.14%
Number of salaries quoted 5120 4992 4769
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Cambridgeshire -7 45 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Hertfordshire +11 24 £41,250 +30.95% 3
Bedfordshire +14 7 £35,500 -52.66%
Suffolk - 2 £25,000 -
Essex -17 1 £22,500 -41.55%
Manual Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 88 (61.54%) Automated Testing
2 84 (58.74%) QA
3 66 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (37.76%) Selenium
5 40 (27.97%) Degree
6 38 (26.57%) ISEB
7 37 (25.87%) Test Scripting
8 36 (25.17%) Java
8 36 (25.17%) SQL
9 35 (24.48%) Scrum
10 33 (23.08%) Python
10 33 (23.08%) Software Testing
11 31 (21.68%) Analytical Skills
12 27 (18.88%) C#
13 26 (18.18%) Test Automation
14 23 (16.08%) Linux
15 22 (15.38%) .NET
16 21 (14.69%) C++
16 21 (14.69%) UNIX
16 21 (14.69%) Regression Testing
16 21 (14.69%) Finance
16 21 (14.69%) ISTQB
16 21 (14.69%) JIRA
17 19 (13.29%) Microsoft
17 19 (13.29%) SQL Server
18 18 (12.59%) HP UFT
18 18 (12.59%) User Acceptance Testing
18 18 (12.59%) Mobile App
19 16 (11.19%) Mentoring
20 15 (10.49%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (1.40%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (10.49%) MS Office
2 10 (6.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.90%) Telnet
1 7 (4.90%) SSH
1 7 (4.90%) PuTTY
2 3 (2.10%) Wireless
3 2 (1.40%) Network Security
4 1 (0.70%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.20%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 54 (37.76%) Selenium
2 21 (14.69%) JIRA
3 18 (12.59%) HP UFT
4 12 (8.39%) Cucumber
5 9 (6.29%) Appium
6 8 (5.59%) Toad
7 7 (4.90%) WinRunner
7 7 (4.90%) QARun
7 7 (4.90%) Subversion
8 6 (4.20%) LabVIEW
9 4 (2.80%) QADirector
9 4 (2.80%) JMeter
10 3 (2.10%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.10%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.40%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.40%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.40%) Calabash
11 2 (1.40%) Ranorex
12 1 (0.70%) Android Studio
12 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (14.69%) Finance
2 8 (5.59%) Electronics
2 8 (5.59%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.20%) Banking
4 4 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.10%) Games
6 2 (1.40%) Marketing
6 2 (1.40%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.40%) Automotive
7 1 (0.70%) Publishing
7 1 (0.70%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) French Language
Job Titles
1 61 (42.66%) Tester
2 54 (37.76%) Analyst
3 53 (37.06%) Test Analyst
4 36 (25.17%) Test Engineer
5 25 (17.48%) Software Tester
6 17 (11.89%) QA Engineer
7 14 (9.79%) Senior Test Analyst
7 14 (9.79%) Senior Analyst
8 11 (7.69%) QA Analyst
9 10 (6.99%) Software Test Engineer
9 10 (6.99%) Software Engineer
9 10 (6.99%) Lead Tester
10 9 (6.29%) Automation Tester
11 8 (5.59%) Agile Test Analyst
12 7 (4.90%) Software Test Analyst
13 6 (4.20%) QA Tester
13 6 (4.20%) QA Test Analyst
13 6 (4.20%) Automation Engineer
14 5 (3.50%) Automation Analyst
15 4 (2.80%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.38%) .NET
2 12 (8.39%) HTML
3 7 (4.90%) CSS
4 6 (4.20%) Web Services
5 5 (3.50%) XML
5 5 (3.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.68%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (12.59%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.90%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.80%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.80%) Replication
4 4 (2.80%) User Experience
5 3 (2.10%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.10%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.70%) IVR
6 1 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.08%) Linux
2 21 (14.69%) UNIX
3 14 (9.79%) Android
4 12 (8.39%) Windows
5 3 (2.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (61.54%) Automated Testing
2 66 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (25.87%) Test Scripting
4 35 (24.48%) Scrum
5 33 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 26 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 21 (14.69%) Regression Testing
8 18 (12.59%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (11.19%) Mentoring
10 13 (9.09%) System Testing
11 11 (7.69%) Performance Testing
12 10 (6.99%) Web Testing
12 10 (6.99%) TDD
12 10 (6.99%) Project Management
12 10 (6.99%) User Stories
13 9 (6.29%) SDLC
13 9 (6.29%) Time Management
13 9 (6.29%) Kanban
14 8 (5.59%) CRM
15 7 (4.90%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 36 (25.17%) Java
1 36 (25.17%) SQL
2 33 (23.08%) Python
3 27 (18.88%) C#
4 21 (14.69%) C++
5 13 (9.09%) C
6 8 (5.59%) PL/SQL
7 7 (4.90%) VB
7 7 (4.90%) JavaScript
8 6 (4.20%) Perl
9 5 (3.50%) Ruby
10 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (27.97%) Degree
2 38 (26.57%) ISEB
3 21 (14.69%) ISTQB
4 12 (8.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.10%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (58.74%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 14 (9.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (13.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.29%) Oracle
3 7 (4.90%) HP
4 5 (3.50%) IBM
5 2 (1.40%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.70%) WorldPay
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
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Salary: to £50k
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Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford
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Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Depending on Experience
Posted: 18 days ago
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Salary: £40k - £60k plus top package
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