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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 129 124 158
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +34
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 13 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.57% 0.45% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.60% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 11
Average salary £29,000 £31,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.20% -26.47%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -1.61%
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
1841 1511 2223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 80.29% 75.17% 76.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1501 1208 1762
Average salary £48,500 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.11% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
Watford -8 3 £22,000 -26.66%
Royston - 2 £22,500 -
St Albans - 2 £29,250 -
Stevenage - 2 £29,000 -
Hemel Hempstead -14 1 £25,500 -
Manual Testing
East of England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 16 (61.54%) Automated Testing
2 11 (42.31%) Finance
3 9 (34.62%) QA
3 9 (34.62%) Test Scripting
4 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (26.92%) Banking
4 7 (26.92%) ISEB
5 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
5 6 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (19.23%) TDD
6 5 (19.23%) Ruby
6 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
6 5 (19.23%) Selenium
6 5 (19.23%) Java
7 4 (15.38%) Oracle
7 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
7 4 (15.38%) Degree
7 4 (15.38%) Scrum
7 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
7 4 (15.38%) BDD
7 4 (15.38%) Automation Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Coaching
8 3 (11.54%) V-Model
8 3 (11.54%) JIRA
8 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
8 3 (11.54%) SQL
8 3 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (7.69%) CRM
9 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (7.69%) ETL

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 1 (3.85%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Selenium
2 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 3 (11.54%) JIRA
3 3 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.85%) ClearQuest
4 1 (3.85%) JUnit
4 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 7 (26.92%) Banking
3 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Tester
2 8 (30.77%) Software Tester
3 7 (26.92%) Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Test Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) QA Leader
6 3 (11.54%) Senior Tester
6 3 (11.54%) Junior
7 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) QA Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Junior Tester
7 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Junior Software Tester
7 2 (7.69%) Test Leader
8 1 (3.85%) Senior Technical Tester
8 1 (3.85%) Development Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Junior Test Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
1 2 (7.69%) Spring
2 1 (3.85%) Backbone.js
2 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) J2EE
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) UNIX
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Automated Testing
2 9 (34.62%) Test Scripting
3 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (19.23%) TDD
5 4 (15.38%) Scrum
5 4 (15.38%) BDD
5 4 (15.38%) Automation Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Coaching
6 3 (11.54%) V-Model
7 2 (7.69%) System Testing
7 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Load Testing
7 2 (7.69%) CRM
7 2 (7.69%) ETL
8 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.85%) B2B
8 1 (3.85%) B2C
8 1 (3.85%) UML
8 1 (3.85%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) Java
1 5 (19.23%) Ruby
2 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (3.85%) C++
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) PHP
4 1 (3.85%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) ISEB
2 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
3 4 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) HP
2 2 (7.69%) Ab Initio
2 2 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
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