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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 240 257 331
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +74
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 216 201 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.04% 0.91% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.12% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 191 187 93
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £42,900
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
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
17300 17913 16494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 83.13% 80.88% 78.77%
Number of salaries quoted 14284 13861 13444
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
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 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 4 September 2015.

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 4 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
Hampshire +43 63 £42,500 +11.84% 7
West Sussex +15 38 £32,500 -13.33% 6
Berkshire +26 34 £40,000 -3.61% 11
Surrey -35 29 £40,000 +14.28% 7
East Sussex +27 20 £41,250 +17.85% 1
Oxfordshire +8 14 £42,500 +30.76% 4
Buckinghamshire -10 11 £33,000 +32.00%
Kent -20 6 £32,000 -8.57%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 260 (68.78%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (67.20%) Automated Testing
3 173 (45.77%) QA
4 145 (38.36%) Selenium
5 123 (32.54%) C#
6 106 (28.04%) ISTQB
7 104 (27.51%) Java
8 102 (26.98%) ISEB
9 96 (25.40%) Software Testing
10 87 (23.02%) SQL
11 82 (21.69%) .NET
11 82 (21.69%) Regression Testing
12 77 (20.37%) Finance
13 76 (20.11%) TDD
13 76 (20.11%) Unit Testing
14 73 (19.31%) Performance Testing
15 68 (17.99%) HP Quality Center
16 67 (17.72%) Test Scripting
17 65 (17.20%) Windows
18 64 (16.93%) HP
18 64 (16.93%) Test Automation
18 64 (16.93%) SDLC
19 61 (16.14%) Scrum
19 61 (16.14%) Web Services
20 57 (15.08%) Microsoft
21 54 (14.29%) SQL Server
21 54 (14.29%) WebDriver
22 53 (14.02%) Automation Testing
23 52 (13.76%) Integration Testing
24 51 (13.49%) User Stories

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 15 (3.97%) IIS
2 8 (2.12%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.12%) ColdFusion
3 3 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (0.79%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.26%) Confluence
4 1 (0.26%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 39 (10.32%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.79%) Mingle
3 2 (0.53%) MS Office
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.17%) SaaS
3 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.38%) CTI
1 9 (2.38%) Network Security
2 7 (1.85%) HTTP
3 5 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.32%) Internet
4 4 (1.06%) Wireless
4 4 (1.06%) SSL
5 2 (0.53%) LTE
5 2 (0.53%) GSM
5 2 (0.53%) UMTS
6 1 (0.26%) POP3
6 1 (0.26%) SMTP
6 1 (0.26%) DHCP
6 1 (0.26%) IMAP
6 1 (0.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.65%) Big Data
4 7 (1.85%) MySQL
5 3 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.53%) HBase
6 2 (0.53%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 145 (38.36%) Selenium
2 54 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 42 (11.11%) JIRA
4 39 (10.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 37 (9.79%) NUnit
5 37 (9.79%) HP UFT
6 35 (9.26%) JMeter
7 31 (8.20%) Visual Studio
8 23 (6.08%) JUnit
9 22 (5.82%) SoapUI
10 21 (5.56%) Git (software)
11 17 (4.50%) Cucumber
12 16 (4.23%) Jenkins
13 15 (3.97%) NSubstitute
14 14 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 14 (3.70%) TestNG
15 13 (3.44%) SpecFlow
16 9 (2.38%) Jasmine
16 9 (2.38%) gulp
16 9 (2.38%) Bower
General
1 77 (20.37%) Finance
2 11 (2.91%) Telecoms
2 11 (2.91%) Publishing
3 5 (1.32%) Banking
3 5 (1.32%) Retail
3 5 (1.32%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.79%) Marketing
4 3 (0.79%) Automotive
5 2 (0.53%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 89 (23.54%) Tester
2 83 (21.96%) QA Engineer
3 82 (21.69%) Analyst
4 80 (21.16%) Test Analyst
5 63 (16.67%) Test Engineer
6 41 (10.85%) Team Leader
6 41 (10.85%) Software Tester
7 40 (10.58%) Test Team Leader
8 29 (7.67%) QA Tester
8 29 (7.67%) Developer
9 24 (6.35%) C# Developer
10 21 (5.56%) Software Engineer
11 18 (4.76%) Test Manager
11 18 (4.76%) QA Analyst
11 18 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
12 16 (4.23%) Senior Test Engineer
13 15 (3.97%) Senior Tester
13 15 (3.97%) Automation Team Leader
14 14 (3.70%) Senior QA Tester
15 13 (3.44%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (21.69%) .NET
2 61 (16.14%) Web Services
3 46 (12.17%) ASP.NET
4 39 (10.32%) HTML
5 35 (9.26%) .NET Framework
6 31 (8.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 29 (7.67%) Entity Framework
8 22 (5.82%) XML
9 19 (5.03%) CSS
10 18 (4.76%) RESTful
11 17 (4.50%) WCF
12 16 (4.23%) HTML5
13 12 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (3.17%) ADO.NET
13 12 (3.17%) JSON
14 11 (2.91%) Gherkin
15 9 (2.38%) AngularJS
15 9 (2.38%) CGI
16 5 (1.32%) Ajax
16 5 (1.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.61%) AS400
2 25 (6.61%) iSeries
3 23 (6.08%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.23%) Client/Server
5 14 (3.70%) N-Tier
6 9 (2.38%) Replication
7 6 (1.59%) User Experience
7 6 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.06%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.06%) Telematics
9 3 (0.79%) Learning Management System
9 3 (0.79%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.79%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.79%) iPad
10 2 (0.53%) iDTV
10 2 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.53%) DTV
11 1 (0.26%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.26%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 65 (17.20%) Windows
2 15 (3.97%) Linux
3 14 (3.70%) UNIX
4 13 (3.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.06%) Android
5 4 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (68.78%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (67.20%) Automated Testing
3 96 (25.40%) Software Testing
4 82 (21.69%) Regression Testing
5 76 (20.11%) TDD
5 76 (20.11%) Unit Testing
6 73 (19.31%) Performance Testing
7 67 (17.72%) Test Scripting
8 64 (16.93%) Test Automation
8 64 (16.93%) SDLC
9 61 (16.14%) Scrum
10 53 (14.02%) Automation Testing
11 52 (13.76%) Integration Testing
12 51 (13.49%) User Stories
13 46 (12.17%) System Integration Testing
14 45 (11.90%) Compatibility Testing
14 45 (11.90%) Test Management
15 44 (11.64%) Test Strategy
16 43 (11.38%) Waterfall
17 34 (8.99%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 123 (32.54%) C#
2 104 (27.51%) Java
3 87 (23.02%) SQL
4 41 (10.85%) JavaScript
5 25 (6.61%) PHP
6 22 (5.82%) Python
7 16 (4.23%) T-SQL
8 12 (3.17%) C++
9 11 (2.91%) VB
10 10 (2.65%) Perl
11 6 (1.59%) Ruby
12 5 (1.32%) Jython
13 4 (1.06%) Delphi
14 3 (0.79%) VBScript
14 3 (0.79%) VBA
14 3 (0.79%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.53%) VC++
16 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.26%) X++
16 1 (0.26%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 106 (28.04%) ISTQB
2 102 (26.98%) ISEB
3 38 (10.05%) Degree
4 37 (9.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.38%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.79%) IC3 Certification
6 3 (0.79%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (45.77%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.79%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.79%) Firmware
2 2 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.53%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.53%) KVM
3 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 68 (17.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 64 (16.93%) HP
2 57 (15.08%) Microsoft
3 42 (11.11%) Oracle
4 13 (3.44%) Pega
5 5 (1.32%) Tableau
5 5 (1.32%) Google
5 5 (1.32%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.06%) Websense
6 4 (1.06%) TOWER Software
6 4 (1.06%) VMware
7 3 (0.79%) SAP
7 3 (0.79%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.53%) Apple
8 2 (0.53%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.26%) Trillium
9 1 (0.26%) DataFlux
9 1 (0.26%) Xamarin
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + training and development
Posted: 2 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + bonuses + 25 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Computer People
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: D.O.E
Posted: 3 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £49000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Bonus, Life Assurance, Pension and Medical C
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £600000 per annum + company car
Posted: 4 days ago
Esher, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago