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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 261 287 325
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +38
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 188 145 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.86% 0.67% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.84% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 174 125 114
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
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
17428 17233 17322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.77% 79.31% 77.94%
Number of salaries quoted 13645 14089 14696
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 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
Surrey +39 78 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Hampshire +27 46 £38,250 +27.50% 3
Berkshire +27 34 £40,000 -3.61% 3
East Sussex -28 16 £35,000 +22.80%
West Sussex -1 5 £37,500 -3.53%
Kent +5 4 £50,750 +45.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -19 4 £31,250 -10.71% 2
Oxfordshire +9 1 £26,000 -16.12% 4
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

1 172 (40.86%) Automated Testing
2 169 (40.14%) Selenium
3 166 (39.43%) SQL
4 163 (38.72%) Agile Software Development
5 162 (38.48%) ISEB
6 120 (28.50%) QA
7 113 (26.84%) Software Testing
8 102 (24.23%) Test Scripting
9 100 (23.75%) Degree
10 99 (23.52%) Finance
11 90 (21.38%) Windows
12 87 (20.67%) C#
13 85 (20.19%) Test Automation
14 83 (19.71%) HP Quality Center
15 79 (18.76%) ISTQB
15 79 (18.76%) Java
15 79 (18.76%) QuickTest Pro
16 77 (18.29%) .NET
17 70 (16.63%) Microsoft
18 68 (16.15%) WebDriver
18 68 (16.15%) Automation Testing
19 64 (15.20%) Oracle
20 63 (14.96%) Test Management
21 50 (11.88%) JMeter
21 50 (11.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 49 (11.64%) Mathematics
22 49 (11.64%) Software Engineering
23 46 (10.93%) Regression Testing
23 46 (10.93%) XML
24 45 (10.69%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 8 (1.90%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.66%) ColdFusion
3 6 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (0.95%) IIS
5 2 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.24%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.24%) Apache
6 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 27 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 22 (5.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.24%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.38%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) Office 365
2 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.43%) Firewall
2 1 (0.24%) IMAP
2 1 (0.24%) Network Security
2 1 (0.24%) POP3
2 1 (0.24%) SMTP
2 1 (0.24%) DHCP
2 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.24%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (10.69%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.08%) MySQL
3 26 (6.18%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.85%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.71%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.24%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 169 (40.14%) Selenium
2 79 (18.76%) QuickTest Pro
3 68 (16.15%) WebDriver
4 50 (11.88%) JMeter
5 36 (8.55%) SoapUI
6 34 (8.08%) TestNG
6 34 (8.08%) JUnit
7 32 (7.60%) JIRA
8 18 (4.28%) Cucumber
9 17 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (3.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 16 (3.80%) Visual Studio
10 16 (3.80%) Ant
11 13 (3.09%) NUnit
12 12 (2.85%) Subversion
13 11 (2.61%) SpecFlow
14 9 (2.14%) Git (software)
15 8 (1.90%) MSTest
15 8 (1.90%) Ranorex
16 7 (1.66%) LoadRunner
General
1 99 (23.52%) Finance
2 12 (2.85%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.66%) Banking
4 6 (1.43%) Retail
5 5 (1.19%) Front Office
6 4 (0.95%) Games
6 4 (0.95%) Marketing
7 3 (0.71%) Billing
7 3 (0.71%) Automotive
8 1 (0.24%) Legal
8 1 (0.24%) Advertising
8 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 201 (47.74%) Analyst
2 197 (46.79%) Test Analyst
3 167 (39.67%) Tester
4 76 (18.05%) Software Tester
4 76 (18.05%) Senior Tester
5 69 (16.39%) Test Engineer
6 36 (8.55%) Senior Software Tester
7 35 (8.31%) Senior Analyst
8 34 (8.08%) Senior Test Analyst
9 33 (7.84%) QA Tester
10 28 (6.65%) QA Engineer
10 28 (6.65%) QA Analyst
10 28 (6.65%) Software Test Analyst
11 22 (5.23%) Senior Test Engineer
12 21 (4.99%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 20 (4.75%) Team Leader
14 19 (4.51%) Test Team Leader
14 19 (4.51%) Test Leader
15 18 (4.28%) Software Engineer
15 18 (4.28%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (18.29%) .NET
2 46 (10.93%) XML
3 40 (9.50%) Web Services
4 28 (6.65%) HTML
4 28 (6.65%) J2EE
5 19 (4.51%) CSS
6 17 (4.04%) SOAP
7 15 (3.56%) ASP.NET
8 12 (2.85%) .NET Framework
9 9 (2.14%) LINQ
10 6 (1.43%) WCF
10 6 (1.43%) WPF
11 4 (0.95%) jQuery
12 3 (0.71%) JSON
12 3 (0.71%) XSL
12 3 (0.71%) J2ME
12 3 (0.71%) Backbone.js
12 3 (0.71%) Sass
12 3 (0.71%) WinForms
13 2 (0.48%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.64%) Mathematics
2 45 (10.69%) Life Science
3 33 (7.84%) Client/Server
4 32 (7.60%) Computer Science
5 29 (6.89%) Chemistry
5 29 (6.89%) Biology
6 25 (5.94%) Physics
7 22 (5.23%) N-Tier
8 21 (4.99%) Statistics
9 19 (4.51%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (3.80%) Visualisation
11 14 (3.33%) Mobile App
12 13 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (2.38%) Open Source
14 7 (1.66%) iPad
15 5 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 3 (0.71%) Blackberry
16 3 (0.71%) FMCG
17 2 (0.48%) Mobile Payment
17 2 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 90 (21.38%) Windows
2 33 (7.84%) UNIX
3 30 (7.13%) Linux
4 16 (3.80%) Solaris
4 16 (3.80%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.43%) Windows Vista
5 6 (1.43%) Windows XP
5 6 (1.43%) Windows 8
5 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.95%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.71%) Android
7 3 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (40.86%) Automated Testing
2 163 (38.72%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (26.84%) Software Testing
4 102 (24.23%) Test Scripting
5 85 (20.19%) Test Automation
6 68 (16.15%) Automation Testing
7 63 (14.96%) Test Management
8 49 (11.64%) Software Engineering
9 46 (10.93%) Regression Testing
10 43 (10.21%) System Testing
11 40 (9.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 35 (8.31%) Mentoring
13 32 (7.60%) Integration Testing
14 30 (7.13%) Performance Testing
15 29 (6.89%) Unit Testing
16 28 (6.65%) Scrum
17 24 (5.70%) TDD
18 20 (4.75%) Waterfall
19 19 (4.51%) Continuous Integration
20 15 (3.56%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 166 (39.43%) SQL
2 87 (20.67%) C#
3 79 (18.76%) Java
4 35 (8.31%) VBScript
5 32 (7.60%) JavaScript
6 29 (6.89%) PL/SQL
7 25 (5.94%) Python
8 21 (4.99%) Perl
9 16 (3.80%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.14%) PHP
10 9 (2.14%) C++
11 7 (1.66%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.43%) VB
12 6 (1.43%) MATLAB
12 6 (1.43%) C
13 3 (0.71%) VB6
13 3 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 162 (38.48%) ISEB
2 100 (23.75%) Degree
3 79 (18.76%) ISTQB
4 50 (11.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.14%) PhD
6 8 (1.90%) Security Cleared
7 7 (1.66%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) AAT
8 1 (0.24%) HND
8 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (28.50%) QA
System Software
1 7 (1.66%) Hyper-V
2 6 (1.43%) vSphere
2 6 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 83 (19.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 70 (16.63%) Microsoft
2 64 (15.20%) Oracle
3 39 (9.26%) HP
4 10 (2.38%) Citrix
5 6 (1.43%) MathWorks
5 6 (1.43%) VMware
5 6 (1.43%) Telerik
6 4 (0.95%) Red Gate
6 4 (0.95%) SAP
6 4 (0.95%) IBM
7 2 (0.48%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.48%) Informatica
8 1 (0.24%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.24%) Sage
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