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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 94 77 92
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +15
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 6 21 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.55% 2.06% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 2.46% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 6 20 5
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
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
906 855 861
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 82.51% 83.99% 77.92%
Number of salaries quoted 809 724 735
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -6.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £67,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2 September 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
Whitstable - 3 £32,000 -
Dover -3 1 £27,500 +1.85%
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) JIRA
3 6 (54.55%) QA
4 5 (45.45%) Selenium
4 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (45.45%) Kanban
4 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
4 5 (45.45%) PHPUnit
4 5 (45.45%) PyUnit
4 5 (45.45%) Tableau
4 5 (45.45%) Big Data
4 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
4 5 (45.45%) Mockito
4 5 (45.45%) TDD
4 5 (45.45%) Subversion
4 5 (45.45%) Scrum
4 5 (45.45%) Jython
4 5 (45.45%) Red Hat
4 5 (45.45%) Code Coverage
4 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
4 5 (45.45%) Java
4 5 (45.45%) JUnit
4 5 (45.45%) Linux
4 5 (45.45%) Python
5 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
6 3 (27.27%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) CRM
7 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) JIRA
2 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) PHPUnit
2 5 (45.45%) PyUnit
2 5 (45.45%) Mockito
2 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
2 5 (45.45%) JUnit
2 5 (45.45%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) TestDirector
3 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) QA Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Manual Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Testing Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (9.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) TDD
2 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
2 5 (45.45%) Code Coverage
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
2 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (45.45%) Kanban
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Line Management
4 1 (9.09%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
1 5 (45.45%) Python
1 5 (45.45%) Jython
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Red Hat
1 5 (45.45%) Tableau
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) HP