The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 276 357 323
Rank change year-on-year
+81 -34
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 184 107 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.95% 0.51% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.61% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 172 104 92
Average salary £37,600 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £47,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Manual Testing
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
16479 17566 17087
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.50% 84.09% 83.26%
Number of salaries quoted 13947 14175 13434
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in the South East

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in the South East

Manual Testing
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
Surrey +33 44 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Berkshire +13 41 £60,000 +50.00% 6
Hampshire +21 25 £40,000 +13.47% 6
West Sussex +18 23 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Kent +19 17 £31,000 +21.56%
Oxfordshire -9 14 £23,750 -20.83% 1
East Sussex +16 11 £38,750 -6.06%
Buckinghamshire 0 11 £38,850 +41.27% 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 283 (66.12%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (61.21%) Automated Testing
3 197 (46.03%) QA
4 181 (42.29%) Selenium
5 138 (32.24%) C#
6 129 (30.14%) SDLC
7 124 (28.97%) SQL
8 120 (28.04%) ISEB
9 116 (27.10%) .NET
10 104 (24.30%) Software Testing
11 102 (23.83%) Java
12 100 (23.36%) ISTQB
13 95 (22.20%) HP Quality Center
14 92 (21.50%) Finance
15 90 (21.03%) SQL Server
15 90 (21.03%) HP
16 88 (20.56%) Test Automation
17 82 (19.16%) Windows
18 81 (18.93%) Functional Testing
19 80 (18.69%) Microsoft
20 77 (17.99%) TDD
20 77 (17.99%) Test Scripting
21 75 (17.52%) Scrum
21 75 (17.52%) Regression Testing
22 74 (17.29%) Web Services
23 72 (16.82%) Unit Testing
24 71 (16.59%) Team Foundation Server
25 68 (15.89%) Waterfall
26 63 (14.72%) Performance Testing
27 58 (13.55%) Degree

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East 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 25 (5.84%) IIS
2 23 (5.37%) ColdFusion
3 4 (0.93%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.47%) CMS
5 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 40 (9.35%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.64%) MS Office
3 2 (0.47%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (2.10%) Oracle Financials
2 8 (1.87%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.34%) Network Security
2 6 (1.40%) CTI
2 6 (1.40%) Internet
3 3 (0.70%) HTTP
3 3 (0.70%) SSL
3 3 (0.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (21.03%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.87%) MySQL
4 7 (1.64%) DB2
5 6 (1.40%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.17%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.93%) Big Data
7 4 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.23%) HBase
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 181 (42.29%) Selenium
2 71 (16.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 54 (12.62%) WebDriver
4 52 (12.15%) JIRA
5 49 (11.45%) Visual Studio
6 47 (10.98%) HP UFT
7 40 (9.35%) NUnit
8 38 (8.88%) SoapUI
9 35 (8.18%) JUnit
10 34 (7.94%) JMeter
11 24 (5.61%) Git (software)
12 22 (5.14%) Jenkins
13 20 (4.67%) TestNG
14 17 (3.97%) LoadRunner
15 16 (3.74%) Eclipse
16 12 (2.80%) Cucumber
16 12 (2.80%) Selenium IDE
16 12 (2.80%) SpecFlow
17 10 (2.34%) Bower
17 10 (2.34%) gulp
General
1 92 (21.50%) Finance
2 16 (3.74%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.50%) Banking
4 11 (2.57%) Automotive
5 6 (1.40%) Marketing
5 6 (1.40%) Publishing
6 5 (1.17%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.93%) Electronics
8 3 (0.70%) Local Government
8 3 (0.70%) Retail
9 1 (0.23%) Games
9 1 (0.23%) Legal
9 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 149 (34.81%) Analyst
2 145 (33.88%) Test Analyst
3 110 (25.70%) Tester
4 92 (21.50%) QA Engineer
5 72 (16.82%) Test Engineer
6 57 (13.32%) QA Tester
7 46 (10.75%) QA Analyst
8 42 (9.81%) QA Test Analyst
9 36 (8.41%) QA Test Engineer
10 34 (7.94%) Team Leader
11 32 (7.48%) Software Tester
12 31 (7.24%) Developer
12 31 (7.24%) Manual Test Analyst
13 29 (6.78%) Test Manager
13 29 (6.78%) Web Tester
14 26 (6.07%) Agile Test Analyst
14 26 (6.07%) Test Team Leader
15 25 (5.84%) Test Leader
16 21 (4.91%) Web Engineer
17 19 (4.44%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (27.10%) .NET
2 74 (17.29%) Web Services
3 52 (12.15%) ASP.NET
4 45 (10.51%) HTML
5 41 (9.58%) .NET Framework
6 33 (7.71%) XML
7 29 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
7 29 (6.78%) Entity Framework
8 24 (5.61%) AngularJS
8 24 (5.61%) CSS
9 23 (5.37%) RESTful
10 22 (5.14%) WCF
11 21 (4.91%) HTML5
12 14 (3.27%) KnockoutJS
13 13 (3.04%) Ajax
14 9 (2.10%) Middleware
14 9 (2.10%) SOAP
14 9 (2.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (2.10%) Unity DI Container
14 9 (2.10%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.01%) Client/Server
2 28 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.84%) Computer Science
4 19 (4.44%) Mathematics
5 16 (3.74%) N-Tier
6 13 (3.04%) Driving Licence
7 12 (2.80%) AS400
7 12 (2.80%) iSeries
8 10 (2.34%) Mainframe
9 9 (2.10%) Inversion of Control
10 8 (1.87%) Social Media
11 6 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.40%) Replication
12 5 (1.17%) Wiki
13 3 (0.70%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.70%) Telematics
14 2 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 2 (0.47%) iDTV
14 2 (0.47%) iPad
15 1 (0.23%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 82 (19.16%) Windows
2 21 (4.91%) Windows Server
3 18 (4.21%) Linux
4 16 (3.74%) Unix
5 13 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (1.87%) Android
7 7 (1.64%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.40%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.40%) Windows Vista
8 6 (1.40%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (66.12%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (61.21%) Automated Testing
3 129 (30.14%) SDLC
4 104 (24.30%) Software Testing
5 88 (20.56%) Test Automation
6 81 (18.93%) Functional Testing
7 77 (17.99%) TDD
7 77 (17.99%) Test Scripting
8 75 (17.52%) Regression Testing
8 75 (17.52%) Scrum
9 72 (16.82%) Unit Testing
10 68 (15.89%) Waterfall
11 63 (14.72%) Performance Testing
12 56 (13.08%) MVC
12 56 (13.08%) Test Strategy
13 55 (12.85%) Automation Testing
14 52 (12.15%) Mentoring
15 48 (11.21%) Continuous Improvement
16 46 (10.75%) User Stories
17 45 (10.51%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 138 (32.24%) C#
2 124 (28.97%) SQL
3 102 (23.83%) Java
4 36 (8.41%) JavaScript
5 26 (6.07%) PHP
6 19 (4.44%) Python
7 10 (2.34%) C++
7 10 (2.34%) Perl
8 9 (2.10%) PL/SQL
8 9 (2.10%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.64%) COBOL
9 7 (1.64%) VB
10 4 (0.93%) Ruby
10 4 (0.93%) VBA
11 3 (0.70%) C
11 3 (0.70%) Delphi
11 3 (0.70%) VBScript
12 2 (0.47%) Jython
12 2 (0.47%) VC++
13 1 (0.23%) X++
Qualifications
1 120 (28.04%) ISEB
2 100 (23.36%) ISTQB
3 58 (13.55%) Degree
4 20 (4.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.47%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.23%) HP AIS
8 1 (0.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (46.03%) QA
2 13 (3.04%) ISO 9001
2 13 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 95 (22.20%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.40%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 90 (21.03%) HP
2 80 (18.69%) Microsoft
3 49 (11.45%) Oracle
4 13 (3.04%) TOWER Software
5 10 (2.34%) MKS
6 7 (1.64%) Pega
7 6 (1.40%) SAP
8 5 (1.17%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.17%) VMware
9 4 (0.93%) Rally
9 4 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.70%) Forcepoint
10 3 (0.70%) Tableau
11 2 (0.47%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.47%) Informatica
11 2 (0.47%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.47%) T-Plan
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