The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 133 156 151
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -5
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 13 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.57% 0.39% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.51% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 6
Average salary £36,000 £44,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.10% +14.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £27,900 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,600 £48,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1918 1768 1995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 84.79% 77.10% 79.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1540 1406 1594
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Hemel Hempstead +16 6 £31,000 +44.18%
Watford - 4 £49,000 -
Manual Testing
East of England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 29 (65.91%) Automated Testing
2 26 (59.09%) Selenium
3 23 (52.27%) QA
3 23 (52.27%) Java
4 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (36.36%) SQL
6 15 (34.09%) Finance
6 15 (34.09%) Oracle
6 15 (34.09%) JIRA
7 14 (31.82%) HP UFT
8 13 (29.55%) Test Strategy
8 13 (29.55%) Functional Testing
9 12 (27.27%) C#
9 12 (27.27%) Software Testing
9 12 (27.27%) Test Automation
10 11 (25.00%) Oracle Database
11 10 (22.73%) Test Scripting
11 10 (22.73%) Unix
11 10 (22.73%) CRM
11 10 (22.73%) Regression Testing
12 9 (20.45%) JMeter
12 9 (20.45%) SOAP
12 9 (20.45%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (20.45%) REST
13 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (18.18%) ISTQB
13 8 (18.18%) PL/SQL
13 8 (18.18%) ISEB
14 7 (15.91%) IBM
14 7 (15.91%) Project Management

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.36%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Office
2 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) SSH
1 6 (13.64%) Telnet
2 5 (11.36%) Wireshark
3 4 (9.09%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (11.36%) MySQL
2 5 (11.36%) Relational Database
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (59.09%) Selenium
2 15 (34.09%) JIRA
3 14 (31.82%) HP UFT
4 9 (20.45%) JMeter
5 6 (13.64%) Cucumber
5 6 (13.64%) Toad
5 6 (13.64%) WebDriver
6 5 (11.36%) Appium
6 5 (11.36%) Fiddler
6 5 (11.36%) MSTest
6 5 (11.36%) NCover
6 5 (11.36%) NUnit
7 4 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
7 4 (9.09%) JIRA Agile
7 4 (9.09%) NCrunch
7 4 (9.09%) TeamCity
8 3 (6.82%) LoadRunner
9 2 (4.55%) Subversion
10 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 15 (34.09%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.82%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Tester
2 13 (29.55%) Analyst
2 13 (29.55%) Test Analyst
3 10 (22.73%) Software Tester
4 8 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (18.18%) Senior Test Analyst
5 7 (15.91%) Test Automation Engineer
5 7 (15.91%) Test Engineer
6 6 (13.64%) Automation Test Lead
6 6 (13.64%) Test Leader
7 5 (11.36%) .NET Developer
7 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 5 (11.36%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (11.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (11.36%) C# Developer
7 5 (11.36%) Developer
7 5 (11.36%) Java Engineer
7 5 (11.36%) Manual Tester
8 3 (6.82%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) REST
1 9 (20.45%) SOAP
2 7 (15.91%) .NET
2 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET
2 7 (15.91%) Web Services
3 6 (13.64%) XML
4 5 (11.36%) .NET Framework
4 5 (11.36%) Ajax
4 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (11.36%) CSS
4 5 (11.36%) Gherkin
4 5 (11.36%) HTML
4 5 (11.36%) HTML5
4 5 (11.36%) jQuery
4 5 (11.36%) JSON
4 5 (11.36%) MSMQ
4 5 (11.36%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (11.36%) RESTful
4 5 (11.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (11.36%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.82%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Unix
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (65.91%) Automated Testing
2 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (29.55%) Functional Testing
3 13 (29.55%) Test Strategy
4 12 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 12 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 10 (22.73%) CRM
5 10 (22.73%) Regression Testing
5 10 (22.73%) Test Scripting
6 7 (15.91%) Project Management
7 6 (13.64%) BDD
7 6 (13.64%) Scrum
7 6 (13.64%) SDLC
8 5 (11.36%) MVC
8 5 (11.36%) Performance Testing
8 5 (11.36%) Security Testing
8 5 (11.36%) System Testing
8 5 (11.36%) Test Management
8 5 (11.36%) Usability Testing
8 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (52.27%) Java
2 16 (36.36%) SQL
3 12 (27.27%) C#
4 8 (18.18%) PL/SQL
5 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.36%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.55%) Ruby
6 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) ISEB
1 8 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 5 (11.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (52.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (34.09%) Oracle
2 7 (15.91%) IBM
3 5 (11.36%) HP
4 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.82%) SAP
6 1 (2.27%) Twitter