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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 92 75 90
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +15
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 1 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.079% 0.73% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.99% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 4
Average salary £22,500 £38,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.55% +14.92%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
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
985 806 884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 78.11% 73.07% 81.85%
Number of salaries quoted 727 630 713
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 August 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
Chelmsford -13 1 £22,500 -31.81%
Manual Testing
East of England

Manual Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) QA
3 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (37.50%) Selenium
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Games
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
5 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (25.00%) BDD
6 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 1 (12.50%) SDLC
6 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
6 1 (12.50%) ISEB
6 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
6 1 (12.50%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) C
6 1 (12.50%) C#

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (37.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior QA Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center