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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 80 91 79
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 23 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.63% 0.28% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 0.33% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 21 3 5
Average salary £38,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.46% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £35,300 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
1159 907 656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 82.02% 83.52% 75.23%
Number of salaries quoted 910 687 585
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £57,500 £65,000
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
Colchester - 12 £38,500 -
Brentwood - 4 £35,000 -
Manual Testing
East of England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (54.84%) Scrum
3 16 (51.61%) Selenium
4 14 (45.16%) QA
5 13 (41.94%) JMeter
5 13 (41.94%) Test Scripting
5 13 (41.94%) Test Planning
6 12 (38.71%) Automation Testing
7 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
8 9 (29.03%) Automated Testing
8 9 (29.03%) SQL
8 9 (29.03%) Finance
9 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
10 7 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (19.35%) SOAP
11 6 (19.35%) Validation
12 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
12 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
12 5 (16.13%) Integration Testing
12 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
12 5 (16.13%) JIRA
13 4 (12.90%) .NET
13 4 (12.90%) N-Tier
13 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (12.90%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (12.90%) Banking
13 4 (12.90%) Web Services
13 4 (12.90%) .NET Framework
13 4 (12.90%) REST

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) IPv4
1 4 (12.90%) IPv6
1 4 (12.90%) SAN
1 4 (12.90%) Firewall
1 4 (12.90%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (51.61%) Selenium
2 13 (41.94%) JMeter
3 5 (16.13%) JIRA
4 2 (6.45%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Aerospace
3 3 (9.68%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Analyst
2 15 (48.39%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) QA Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Tester
3 5 (16.13%) Software Tester
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Manual Tester
5 3 (9.68%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Testing Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Head of Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) QA Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Test Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) SOAP
2 4 (12.90%) Web Services
2 4 (12.90%) .NET Framework
2 4 (12.90%) REST
2 4 (12.90%) .NET
3 2 (6.45%) CSS
3 2 (6.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (54.84%) Scrum
3 13 (41.94%) Test Scripting
3 13 (41.94%) Test Planning
4 12 (38.71%) Automation Testing
5 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
6 9 (29.03%) Automated Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Validation
8 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Integration Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Dependency Injection
9 4 (12.90%) Software Architecture
9 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
9 4 (12.90%) DevOps
9 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (12.90%) Refactoring
9 4 (12.90%) TDD
9 4 (12.90%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) ISEB
1 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (45.16%) QA
2 4 (12.90%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (12.90%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) HP