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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 97 69 91
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +22
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 2 32 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.18% 2.80% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 3.42% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2 30 4
Average salary £28,750 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.85% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
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 Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
920 935 781
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 82.88% 81.95% 72.65%
Number of salaries quoted 797 830 666
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Kent

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 3 July 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
Dover -4 1 £27,500 +1.85%
Tunbridge Wells -34 1 £30,000 -14.28%
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) Degree
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 7 (58.33%) QA
3 7 (58.33%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (58.33%) .NET
3 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 7 (58.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (58.33%) Automated Testing
4 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Windows
5 5 (41.67%) WinForms
6 4 (33.33%) HTML
6 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
6 4 (33.33%) HTML5
7 3 (25.00%) VB
7 3 (25.00%) ISEB
7 3 (25.00%) Citrix
7 3 (25.00%) Workflow
7 3 (25.00%) VB6
8 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
8 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (16.67%) Silverlight
8 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (8.33%) V-Model

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) TestDirector
1 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) QA Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Software Tester
5 2 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Tester
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Junior Software Tester
6 1 (8.33%) Testing Manager
6 1 (8.33%) Junior Tester
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
6 1 (8.33%) Junior
6 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
1 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
2 5 (41.67%) WinForms
3 4 (33.33%) HTML
3 4 (33.33%) HTML5
4 2 (16.67%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 7 (58.33%) Automated Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Workflow
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (8.33%) Line Management
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) V-Model
6 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 3 (25.00%) VB
3 3 (25.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) HP