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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 96 90 73
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -17
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 9 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.76% 0.86% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 1.01% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 2
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £46,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -25.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £33,000 £38,150
10% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £53,000 £55,350
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1042 1088 849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 87.56% 85.33% 84.98%
Number of salaries quoted 779 877 649
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 -14 4 £25,750 -49.75%
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Manual Testing
East of England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 14 (82.35%) Automated Testing
1 14 (82.35%) Selenium
2 10 (58.82%) Software Testing
3 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (52.94%) SOAP
3 9 (52.94%) REST
4 8 (47.06%) JMeter
5 7 (41.18%) JIRA
6 6 (35.29%) Java
7 5 (29.41%) QA
7 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
8 4 (23.53%) Web Services
8 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
8 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
9 3 (17.65%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (11.76%) Automotive
10 2 (11.76%) Scrum
10 2 (11.76%) SQL
10 2 (11.76%) .NET
10 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
11 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (5.88%) iPhone
11 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (5.88%) TDD
11 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
11 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
11 1 (5.88%) Electronics
11 1 (5.88%) Black-Box Testing
11 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 14 (82.35%) Selenium
2 8 (47.06%) JMeter
3 7 (41.18%) JIRA
4 3 (17.65%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.76%) Automotive
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Test Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Automated Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Electronics Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Java Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Software Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) REST
1 9 (52.94%) SOAP
2 4 (23.53%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (5.88%) iPhone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Automated Testing
2 10 (58.82%) Software Testing
3 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
5 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.88%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA