The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 92 76 75
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 13 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.02% 0.95% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.12% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 2
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £36,000 £33,750
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £36,000 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Manual Testing
East of 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 Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1068 807 648
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 83.96% 85.40% 76.33%
Number of salaries quoted 834 615 570
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,500 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Essex

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Essex

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Brentwood - 4 £35,000 -
Colchester - 3 £72,500 -
Manual Testing
East of England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) Scrum
2 17 (53.13%) Selenium
3 16 (50.00%) QA
4 13 (40.63%) Test Scripting
4 13 (40.63%) JMeter
4 13 (40.63%) Automation Testing
4 13 (40.63%) Test Planning
5 11 (34.38%) Finance
6 10 (31.25%) Test Automation
7 9 (28.13%) Automated Testing
7 9 (28.13%) SQL
8 8 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (21.88%) SOAP
9 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
10 6 (18.75%) Validation
10 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
11 5 (15.63%) ISTQB
11 5 (15.63%) JIRA
11 5 (15.63%) ISEB
12 4 (12.50%) SAN
12 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
12 4 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (12.50%) Web Services
12 4 (12.50%) Windows
12 4 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
12 4 (12.50%) OO
12 4 (12.50%) .NET
12 4 (12.50%) SQL Server

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) SAN
1 4 (12.50%) IPv4
1 4 (12.50%) IPv6
1 4 (12.50%) Firewall
1 4 (12.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (53.13%) Selenium
2 13 (40.63%) JMeter
3 5 (15.63%) JIRA
4 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
4 3 (9.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Aerospace
3 3 (9.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Analyst
2 16 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) QA Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Software Tester
4 5 (15.63%) Tester
5 4 (12.50%) Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Technical Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Testing Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Head of Testing
6 3 (9.38%) QA Specialist
6 3 (9.38%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Manual Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Test Specialist
8 1 (3.13%) QA Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) SOAP
2 4 (12.50%) Web Services
2 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 4 (12.50%) REST
3 3 (9.38%) CSS
3 3 (9.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) Scrum
3 13 (40.63%) Test Scripting
3 13 (40.63%) Automation Testing
3 13 (40.63%) Test Planning
4 10 (31.25%) Test Automation
5 9 (28.13%) Automated Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Validation
7 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 4 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (12.50%) OO
8 4 (12.50%) Data Modelling
8 4 (12.50%) SOA
8 4 (12.50%) ETL
8 4 (12.50%) Refactoring
8 4 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (12.50%) Software Architecture
8 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) Java
2 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) ISTQB
1 5 (15.63%) ISEB
2 3 (9.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (12.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 4 (12.50%) VMware
2 3 (9.38%) HP