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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 79 89 73
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -16
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 21 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.09% 0.54% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 0.71% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 20 5 1
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -22.58%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,750
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -2.36%
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
838 843 630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.30% 76.01% 76.09%
Number of salaries quoted 707 721 570
Average salary £41,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.81% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
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 27 August 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Tunbridge Wells +28 9 £35,000 +16.66%
Dover - 5 £27,000 -
West Malling - 1 £62,500 -
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 29 (64.44%) SQL
1 29 (64.44%) MS Office
1 29 (64.44%) ISEB
2 28 (62.22%) Regression Testing
3 26 (57.78%) HP Quality Center
4 24 (53.33%) Degree
4 24 (53.33%) HP
5 18 (40.00%) C#
5 18 (40.00%) SOAP
5 18 (40.00%) SoapUI
6 17 (37.78%) System Testing
6 17 (37.78%) XML
6 17 (37.78%) Ranorex
7 16 (35.56%) Automated Testing
7 16 (35.56%) Test Automation
8 15 (33.33%) .NET
8 15 (33.33%) Automation Testing
9 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
10 12 (26.67%) Citrix
10 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET
10 12 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (26.67%) QA
10 12 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (20.00%) LoadRunner
12 7 (15.56%) V-Model
12 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
12 7 (15.56%) QuickTest Pro
13 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
13 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (11.11%) JIRA

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 29 (64.44%) MS Office
2 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 17 (37.78%) Ranorex
3 9 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 7 (15.56%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (11.11%) JIRA
5 5 (11.11%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.22%) Selenium
6 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Test Engineer
1 17 (37.78%) Senior Test Engineer
2 16 (35.56%) Tester
2 16 (35.56%) Software Tester
3 14 (31.11%) Analyst
4 11 (24.44%) Test Analyst
5 9 (20.00%) Senior Tester
5 9 (20.00%) Senior Software Tester
6 3 (6.67%) QA Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.22%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Principle Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) QA Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.22%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.00%) SOAP
2 17 (37.78%) XML
3 15 (33.33%) .NET
4 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.89%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.67%) NHS
4 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) UNIX
2 3 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (62.22%) Regression Testing
2 17 (37.78%) System Testing
3 16 (35.56%) Test Automation
3 16 (35.56%) Automated Testing
4 15 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
5 7 (15.56%) V-Model
6 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.89%) Software Testing
7 4 (8.89%) SOA
7 4 (8.89%) ETL
8 3 (6.67%) Workflow
8 3 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.44%) Resource Management
9 2 (4.44%) ERP
10 1 (2.22%) Usability Testing
10 1 (2.22%) Performance Testing
10 1 (2.22%) Security Testing
10 1 (2.22%) Unit Testing
10 1 (2.22%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 29 (64.44%) SQL
2 18 (40.00%) C#
3 5 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.67%) VB
4 3 (6.67%) VB6
5 2 (4.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (64.44%) ISEB
2 24 (53.33%) Degree
3 5 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 26 (57.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (53.33%) HP
2 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
3 12 (26.67%) Citrix
4 2 (4.44%) JD Edwards
4 2 (4.44%) SAP