The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 149 175 161
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -14
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 39 17 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.05% 0.42% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 0.53% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 28 16 21
Average salary £36,250 £32,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.53% +20.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £27,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £44,250 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Manual Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3026 3218 2947
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 81.30% 79.71% 79.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2459 2733 2400
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Hampshire region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Hampshire

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Hampshire

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
Basingstoke +24 6 £37,500 -25.00%
Fareham +14 6 £30,500 +7.01%
Winchester -20 6 £32,500 -7.14%
Southampton -9 4 £43,750 +45.83%
Farnborough 0 1 £37,500 +44.23%
Gosport - 1 £37,500 -
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Hampshire 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 45 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 39 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 27 (45.00%) C#
5 26 (43.33%) Software Testing
6 25 (41.67%) Selenium
7 21 (35.00%) Mentoring
8 20 (33.33%) SQL
9 18 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
10 17 (28.33%) Test Management
10 17 (28.33%) Windows
10 17 (28.33%) Client/Server
10 17 (28.33%) N-Tier
10 17 (28.33%) ISEB
11 15 (25.00%) User Stories
12 14 (23.33%) .NET
12 14 (23.33%) ISTQB
12 14 (23.33%) Scrum
13 13 (21.67%) SoapUI
13 13 (21.67%) WebDriver
14 12 (20.00%) Test Strategy
15 11 (18.33%) Test Scripting
15 11 (18.33%) Regression Testing
15 11 (18.33%) Content Management
16 10 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
17 9 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
17 9 (15.00%) Unit Testing
17 9 (15.00%) JMeter
17 9 (15.00%) C++
17 9 (15.00%) Java

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Hampshire 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 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.33%) MySQL
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 25 (41.67%) Selenium
2 13 (21.67%) SoapUI
2 13 (21.67%) WebDriver
3 9 (15.00%) JMeter
4 8 (13.33%) JUnit
4 8 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (13.33%) NUnit
4 8 (13.33%) TestNG
5 6 (10.00%) PyUnit
6 3 (5.00%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.33%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.33%) Bugzilla
7 2 (3.33%) Subversion
7 2 (3.33%) JIRA
8 1 (1.67%) MSTest
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Electronics
3 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Tester
1 16 (26.67%) Test Engineer
2 15 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 14 (23.33%) Software Tester
4 13 (21.67%) Analyst
4 13 (21.67%) Test Analyst
5 9 (15.00%) Test Team Leader
5 9 (15.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 9 (15.00%) Team Leader
6 5 (8.33%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.33%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) Web Tester
8 1 (1.67%) Web Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) Senior Tester
8 1 (1.67%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.33%) .NET
2 5 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.33%) Client/Server
1 17 (28.33%) N-Tier
2 6 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.33%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (3.33%) IVR
4 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.33%) Windows
2 7 (11.67%) Android
2 7 (11.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 39 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 26 (43.33%) Software Testing
5 21 (35.00%) Mentoring
6 17 (28.33%) Test Management
7 15 (25.00%) User Stories
8 14 (23.33%) Scrum
9 12 (20.00%) Test Strategy
10 11 (18.33%) Test Scripting
10 11 (18.33%) Regression Testing
10 11 (18.33%) Content Management
11 10 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (15.00%) Unit Testing
13 7 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (11.67%) Test Planning
13 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
14 5 (8.33%) Project Management
15 3 (5.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (45.00%) C#
2 20 (33.33%) SQL
3 9 (15.00%) C++
3 9 (15.00%) Java
3 9 (15.00%) Python
4 6 (10.00%) C
5 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (28.33%) ISEB
2 14 (23.33%) ISTQB
3 8 (13.33%) Degree
4 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) HP
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle