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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 199 165 147
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -18
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 56 109 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.77% 1.37% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.74% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 53 89 115
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
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
5837 6280 6432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 80.01% 78.84% 76.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4683 5138 5503
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -22 35 £45,000 +18.42% 2
Suffolk +10 8 £26,500 -16.53%
Hertfordshire -4 7 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Essex -6 4 £35,000 -39.13% 1
Bedfordshire +19 1 £40,000 +36.75%
Norfolk -2 1 £27,500 +10.00%
Manual Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 74 (51.75%) Agile Software Development
1 74 (51.75%) Automated Testing
2 68 (47.55%) QA
3 60 (41.96%) Selenium
4 57 (39.86%) Test Scripting
5 53 (37.06%) SQL
6 49 (34.27%) Software Testing
7 43 (30.07%) Scrum
8 36 (25.17%) Java
9 31 (21.68%) Test Automation
10 30 (20.98%) JIRA
11 29 (20.28%) C#
12 28 (19.58%) ISEB
12 28 (19.58%) Degree
13 26 (18.18%) Windows
13 26 (18.18%) TDD
14 25 (17.48%) Finance
14 25 (17.48%) UNIX
14 25 (17.48%) C++
14 25 (17.48%) .NET
15 24 (16.78%) Linux
16 23 (16.08%) Microsoft
17 19 (13.29%) MS Excel
17 19 (13.29%) SQL Server
17 19 (13.29%) Cucumber
18 18 (12.59%) OO
19 17 (11.89%) ISTQB
20 15 (10.49%) Python
20 15 (10.49%) CSS
20 15 (10.49%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 19 (13.29%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.99%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.59%) Internet
2 4 (2.80%) Firewall
2 4 (2.80%) IPv4
2 4 (2.80%) IPv6
2 4 (2.80%) SAN
2 4 (2.80%) NAS
3 3 (2.10%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.40%) Wireless
5 1 (0.70%) TETRA
5 1 (0.70%) Network Security
5 1 (0.70%) DNS
5 1 (0.70%) SSL
5 1 (0.70%) DECT
5 1 (0.70%) DHCP
5 1 (0.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.40%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.40%) Big Data
3 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 60 (41.96%) Selenium
2 30 (20.98%) JIRA
3 19 (13.29%) Cucumber
4 13 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (6.99%) WebDriver
6 9 (6.29%) JMeter
7 8 (5.59%) JUnit
8 6 (4.20%) NUnit
8 6 (4.20%) TestNG
9 5 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (3.50%) WinRunner
10 4 (2.80%) QADirector
11 3 (2.10%) WatiN
11 3 (2.10%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.10%) Subversion
11 3 (2.10%) QARun
11 3 (2.10%) Calabash
11 3 (2.10%) SoapUI
11 3 (2.10%) SpecFlow
12 2 (1.40%) Jenkins
General
1 25 (17.48%) Finance
2 12 (8.39%) Banking
3 8 (5.59%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.10%) Law
4 3 (2.10%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.40%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.40%) Games
5 2 (1.40%) Billing
6 1 (0.70%) French Language
6 1 (0.70%) Retail
6 1 (0.70%) Automotive
6 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 53 (37.06%) Analyst
2 47 (32.87%) Test Analyst
3 42 (29.37%) Tester
4 31 (21.68%) Test Engineer
5 21 (14.69%) Software Tester
6 13 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
7 11 (7.69%) Software Engineer
7 11 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
7 11 (7.69%) QA Analyst
8 10 (6.99%) QA Engineer
9 8 (5.59%) Test Consultant
9 8 (5.59%) Manual Tester
9 8 (5.59%) Consultant
9 8 (5.59%) Automation Tester
10 7 (4.90%) Automation Analyst
11 6 (4.20%) Lead Tester
12 5 (3.50%) Automation Test Analyst
12 5 (3.50%) Support Analyst
12 5 (3.50%) Junior
13 4 (2.80%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.48%) .NET
2 15 (10.49%) CSS
3 13 (9.09%) HTML
4 8 (5.59%) Web Services
4 8 (5.59%) REST
5 7 (4.90%) XML
5 7 (4.90%) SOAP
6 4 (2.80%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.10%) WCF
7 3 (2.10%) WPF
7 3 (2.10%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.10%) WinForms
7 3 (2.10%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.50%) Open Source
2 5 (3.50%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.80%) User Experience
3 4 (2.80%) N-Tier
3 4 (2.80%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.10%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.40%) Life Science
5 2 (1.40%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.40%) Chemistry
5 2 (1.40%) Biology
6 1 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (18.18%) Windows
2 25 (17.48%) UNIX
3 24 (16.78%) Linux
4 3 (2.10%) Android
4 3 (2.10%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (51.75%) Agile Software Development
1 74 (51.75%) Automated Testing
2 57 (39.86%) Test Scripting
3 49 (34.27%) Software Testing
4 43 (30.07%) Scrum
5 31 (21.68%) Test Automation
6 26 (18.18%) TDD
7 18 (12.59%) OO
8 15 (10.49%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (10.49%) BDD
9 13 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (9.09%) Regression Testing
10 12 (8.39%) OOP
10 12 (8.39%) Kanban
10 12 (8.39%) User Stories
11 11 (7.69%) Software Engineering
12 10 (6.99%) Waterfall
13 9 (6.29%) Test Planning
13 9 (6.29%) Performance Testing
14 8 (5.59%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (37.06%) SQL
2 36 (25.17%) Java
3 29 (20.28%) C#
4 25 (17.48%) C++
5 15 (10.49%) Python
6 12 (8.39%) Perl
7 11 (7.69%) JavaScript
8 7 (4.90%) Ruby
9 6 (4.20%) C
10 5 (3.50%) VB
11 4 (2.80%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.70%) Delphi
12 1 (0.70%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 28 (19.58%) ISEB
1 28 (19.58%) Degree
2 17 (11.89%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (47.55%) QA
2 4 (2.80%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (8.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (16.08%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.20%) VMware
3 4 (2.80%) HP
4 3 (2.10%) Oracle
5 2 (1.40%) IBM
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