The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Essex region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 101 - 114
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 5 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.35% - 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% - 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 3
Average salary - - £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1063 719 1090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 75.28% 73.82% 73.70%
Number of salaries quoted 853 618 879
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
Manual Testing
East of England

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
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 12 (92.31%) Finance
1 12 (92.31%) Software Testing
1 12 (92.31%) QA
2 11 (84.62%) Integration Testing
2 11 (84.62%) ISTQB
2 11 (84.62%) Retail
2 11 (84.62%) ISEB
2 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 11 (84.62%) SOAP
2 11 (84.62%) E-Commerce
3 4 (30.77%) AS400
4 1 (7.69%) Electronics
4 1 (7.69%) Validation
4 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) MS Office
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.69%) MSTest

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.69%) MSTest
General
1 12 (92.31%) Finance
2 11 (84.62%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Analyst
1 12 (92.31%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Software Testing
2 11 (84.62%) Integration Testing
2 11 (84.62%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.69%) Validation
3 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) ISTQB
1 11 (84.62%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (92.31%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft