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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 76 91 73
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -18
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 20 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.56% 0.44% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 0.54% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 20 4 5
Average salary £38,500 £33,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.07% -15.62%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
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
1023 919 591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 79.73% 80.47% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 742 696 529
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,050 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 31 October 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 31 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 +22 15 £38,500 -3.75%
Manual Testing
East of England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 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 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (75.00%) Scrum
3 14 (58.33%) Selenium
4 13 (54.17%) JMeter
4 13 (54.17%) Test Planning
5 11 (45.83%) Test Automation
6 10 (41.67%) Test Scripting
6 10 (41.67%) Automation Testing
7 8 (33.33%) SQL
7 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 7 (29.17%) Finance
8 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
8 7 (29.17%) QA
9 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (25.00%) Validation
10 5 (20.83%) TDD
10 5 (20.83%) Performance Testing
10 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
10 5 (20.83%) .NET
10 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
10 5 (20.83%) Windows
11 4 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
11 4 (16.67%) OO
11 4 (16.67%) SOAP
11 4 (16.67%) Web Services
11 4 (16.67%) IPv4
11 4 (16.67%) IPv6
11 4 (16.67%) SAN
11 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (16.67%) N-Tier

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) IPv4
1 4 (16.67%) IPv6
1 4 (16.67%) SAN
1 4 (16.67%) Firewall
1 4 (16.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) Selenium
2 13 (54.17%) JMeter
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (4.17%) Mercurial
3 1 (4.17%) MSTest
3 1 (4.17%) Moq
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Aerospace
4 2 (8.33%) Law
5 1 (4.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Analyst
2 13 (54.17%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) QA Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Technical Architect
4 4 (16.67%) Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Testing Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Head of Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Graduate
6 1 (4.17%) Graduate Software Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.17%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) SOAP
2 4 (16.67%) Web Services
2 4 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 4 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (75.00%) Scrum
3 13 (54.17%) Test Planning
4 11 (45.83%) Test Automation
5 10 (41.67%) Automation Testing
5 10 (41.67%) Test Scripting
6 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
7 6 (25.00%) Validation
8 5 (20.83%) TDD
8 5 (20.83%) Performance Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (16.67%) Refactoring
9 4 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
9 4 (16.67%) OO
9 4 (16.67%) Data Modelling
9 4 (16.67%) SOA
9 4 (16.67%) ETL
9 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) QA
2 4 (16.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) VMware