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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 76 84 74
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 10 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.87% 0.53% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.66% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 9
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 £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,525 £38,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.58%
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
870 914 682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 75.85% 80.39% 72.32%
Number of salaries quoted 655 712 608
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
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 1 October 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 +5 8 £38,500 +20.31% 1
Manual Testing
East of England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Scrum
2 9 (64.29%) Selenium
2 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
3 8 (57.14%) Test Planning
3 8 (57.14%) JMeter
4 7 (50.00%) Automation Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 6 (42.86%) SQL
6 4 (28.57%) QA
6 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Degree
7 3 (21.43%) Validation
7 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (14.29%) System Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (14.29%) Finance
8 2 (14.29%) Aerospace
8 2 (14.29%) Java
9 1 (7.14%) C#
9 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Automotive
9 1 (7.14%) .NET
9 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
9 1 (7.14%) XML
9 1 (7.14%) Windows

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Selenium
2 8 (57.14%) JMeter
3 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) Mercurial
4 1 (7.14%) MSTest
4 1 (7.14%) Moq
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Aerospace
2 1 (7.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Analyst
2 10 (71.43%) Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) QA Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Graduate
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Graduate Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Scrum
2 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
3 8 (57.14%) Test Planning
4 7 (50.00%) Automation Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
6 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Validation
8 2 (14.29%) System Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
9 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (7.14%) TDD
9 1 (7.14%) Stress Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
Colchester, Essex
Colston Consulting
Salary: £37.5k - 42.5k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago