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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
South East / Kent
Rank 76 84 103
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +19
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 11 18 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.33% 1.59% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.75% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 11 17 5
Median salary £37,500 £31,000 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.96% +34.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £45,500 £28,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
731 1030 880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 88.61% 91.23% 85.52%
Number of salaries quoted 577 890 793
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £28,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,333 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of job ads across the Kent region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Kent region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Kent

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chatham - 4 £42,250 -
West Malling - 4 £28,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £45,000 -
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 15 (75.00%) Finance
2 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) SDLC
4 8 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 8 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 8 (40.00%) QA
5 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (30.00%) iPad
6 6 (30.00%) User Stories
6 6 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (30.00%) Automation Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (30.00%) Release Management
6 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
6 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
6 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Project Management
7 5 (25.00%) HP UFT
7 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (20.00%) Line Management
8 4 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (20.00%) HP
8 4 (20.00%) Selenium
9 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
9 3 (15.00%) ISEB
9 3 (15.00%) SQL
9 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
10 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (10.00%) System Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium
3 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Release Manager
4 4 (20.00%) QA Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) QC Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) QA Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Test Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
7 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
7 1 (5.00%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (30.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) SDLC
3 8 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (30.00%) Automation Testing
5 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
5 6 (30.00%) Project Management
5 6 (30.00%) Release Management
5 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 6 (30.00%) User Stories
6 4 (20.00%) Line Management
6 4 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
8 2 (10.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) VB
2 2 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft