The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East of England region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 213 229 234
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +5
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 52 33 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.65% 0.43% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.57% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 46 28 32
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,950 £27,850 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,750 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £32,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -8.57%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6224 5827 6287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 78.15% 75.92% 74.39%
Number of salaries quoted 5108 4879 5343
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Manual Testing
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +12 28 £41,500 +18.57% 5
Hertfordshire -5 14 £35,000 +3.70% 2
Norfolk +16 4 £28,750 -28.12%
Essex 0 3 £33,000 +3.12% 2
Bedfordshire -7 3 £33,750 +12.50%
Suffolk +6 2 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Manual Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 56 (48.70%) QA
2 53 (46.09%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (40.00%) Degree
4 43 (37.39%) SQL
5 42 (36.52%) Test Automation
6 37 (32.17%) Automated Testing
7 36 (31.30%) Java
8 33 (28.70%) C#
8 33 (28.70%) Test Scripting
9 32 (27.83%) Software Testing
9 32 (27.83%) Finance
10 30 (26.09%) ISEB
11 28 (24.35%) Python
12 23 (20.00%) Linux
13 22 (19.13%) Microsoft
14 21 (18.26%) Selenium
14 21 (18.26%) .NET
15 19 (16.52%) OO
15 19 (16.52%) Regression Testing
16 18 (15.65%) Scrum
16 18 (15.65%) Ruby
17 17 (14.78%) ISTQB
18 15 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
18 15 (13.04%) RAD
19 14 (12.17%) JavaScript
20 13 (11.30%) Perl
20 13 (11.30%) Automation Testing
21 12 (10.43%) Oracle
21 12 (10.43%) UNIX
21 12 (10.43%) Automotive

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (1.74%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.87%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.87%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (6.96%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.09%) MS Office
3 4 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.48%) Wireless
2 2 (1.74%) Internet
3 1 (0.87%) 3G
3 1 (0.87%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.87%) DHCP
3 1 (0.87%) 2G
3 1 (0.87%) RNC
3 1 (0.87%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.87%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.74%) MySQL
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (0.87%) DB2
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (18.26%) Selenium
2 9 (7.83%) WebDriver
3 8 (6.96%) JIRA
4 7 (6.09%) FitNesse
5 6 (5.22%) Bugzilla
6 5 (4.35%) Subversion
6 5 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.48%) JUnit
7 4 (3.48%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.48%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (2.61%) FogBugz
9 2 (1.74%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.74%) TestNG
9 2 (1.74%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.87%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.87%) MSTest
10 1 (0.87%) Moq
10 1 (0.87%) Valgrind
10 1 (0.87%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.87%) SoapUI
General
1 32 (27.83%) Finance
2 12 (10.43%) Automotive
3 8 (6.96%) Banking
3 8 (6.96%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.74%) Retail
4 2 (1.74%) Law
5 1 (0.87%) Publishing
5 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (39.13%) Test Engineer
2 43 (37.39%) Tester
3 32 (27.83%) Analyst
4 30 (26.09%) Test Analyst
4 30 (26.09%) Software Engineer
5 24 (20.87%) Software Test Engineer
6 22 (19.13%) Software Tester
7 16 (13.91%) QA Engineer
8 11 (9.57%) QA Tester
9 7 (6.09%) Software Test Analyst
10 4 (3.48%) Development Engineer
10 4 (3.48%) Senior Tester
10 4 (3.48%) Test Development Engineer
11 3 (2.61%) Developer
12 2 (1.74%) Junior
12 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
12 2 (1.74%) Automation Analyst
12 2 (1.74%) Automation Test Analyst
12 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse Analyst
12 2 (1.74%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.26%) .NET
2 5 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.48%) Web Services
4 3 (2.61%) HTML
5 2 (1.74%) XML
5 2 (1.74%) CSS
5 2 (1.74%) SOAP
5 2 (1.74%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.74%) Spring
5 2 (1.74%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.87%) Java EE
6 1 (0.87%) Backbone.js
6 1 (0.87%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.87%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.87%) J2EE
6 1 (0.87%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.43%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.48%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.61%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.74%) Open Source
6 1 (0.87%) Handset
6 1 (0.87%) Replication
6 1 (0.87%) PKI
6 1 (0.87%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.00%) Linux
2 12 (10.43%) UNIX
3 11 (9.57%) Mac OS X
4 8 (6.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (46.09%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (36.52%) Test Automation
3 37 (32.17%) Automated Testing
4 33 (28.70%) Test Scripting
5 32 (27.83%) Software Testing
6 19 (16.52%) Regression Testing
6 19 (16.52%) OO
7 18 (15.65%) Scrum
8 15 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (13.04%) RAD
9 13 (11.30%) Automation Testing
10 11 (9.57%) Requirements Analysis
11 7 (6.09%) Test Management
11 7 (6.09%) Financial Modelling
12 6 (5.22%) TDD
13 5 (4.35%) OOP
13 5 (4.35%) Use Case
13 5 (4.35%) BDD
13 5 (4.35%) Test Strategy
14 4 (3.48%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 43 (37.39%) SQL
2 36 (31.30%) Java
3 33 (28.70%) C#
4 28 (24.35%) Python
5 18 (15.65%) Ruby
6 14 (12.17%) JavaScript
7 13 (11.30%) Perl
8 10 (8.70%) C++
9 4 (3.48%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.87%) PowerHouse
11 1 (0.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (40.00%) Degree
2 30 (26.09%) ISEB
3 17 (14.78%) ISTQB
4 7 (6.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (48.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (3.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (19.13%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.43%) Oracle
3 2 (1.74%) Ab Initio
4 1 (0.87%) IBM
4 1 (0.87%) MKS
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