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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 314 316 270
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -46
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 131 108 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.66% 0.52% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.65% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 120 91 152
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,550 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,700 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
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
16235 16583 16331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 81.32% 80.54% 78.08%
Number of salaries quoted 13075 13019 13455
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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
Surrey +7 29 £37,500 +10.29% 2
Hampshire 0 27 £32,500 - 6
Berkshire -3 21 £40,000 -19.19% 3
Oxfordshire +10 18 £30,000 -14.28% 3
East Sussex -17 13 £47,500 +31.94%
Buckinghamshire +14 9 £27,500 -14.06% 1
West Sussex -6 8 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Kent +14 6 £25,000 - 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 151 (54.32%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (51.08%) Automated Testing
3 123 (44.24%) Selenium
4 111 (39.93%) QA
5 88 (31.65%) SQL
6 85 (30.58%) ISEB
7 78 (28.06%) C#
7 78 (28.06%) Test Automation
8 77 (27.70%) Software Testing
9 74 (26.62%) ISTQB
9 74 (26.62%) Test Scripting
10 68 (24.46%) WebDriver
11 64 (23.02%) .NET
12 59 (21.22%) Windows
13 57 (20.50%) Degree
14 53 (19.06%) Test Management
15 50 (17.99%) HP Quality Center
15 50 (17.99%) Finance
16 49 (17.63%) Java
16 49 (17.63%) Automation Testing
17 45 (16.19%) Microsoft
18 38 (13.67%) QuickTest Pro
19 37 (13.31%) Mentoring
20 35 (12.59%) User Acceptance Testing
21 34 (12.23%) JIRA
21 34 (12.23%) Waterfall
22 33 (11.87%) Unit Testing
22 33 (11.87%) XML
23 32 (11.51%) Oracle
24 31 (11.15%) Client/Server

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 7 (2.52%) Confluence
2 5 (1.80%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (1.44%) IIS
4 1 (0.36%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 18 (6.47%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.60%) MS Office
3 2 (0.72%) MS Project
3 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.72%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.72%) Exchequer
2 2 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.24%) SaaS
2 1 (0.36%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.72%) Internet
2 1 (0.36%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.36%) SNMP
2 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.32%) SQL Server
1 12 (4.32%) Oracle Database
2 10 (3.60%) MySQL
3 7 (2.52%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.16%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.16%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.08%) MS Access
5 3 (1.08%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.36%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.36%) DB2
Development Applications
1 123 (44.24%) Selenium
2 68 (24.46%) WebDriver
3 38 (13.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 34 (12.23%) JIRA
5 22 (7.91%) JMeter
5 22 (7.91%) SoapUI
6 18 (6.47%) JUnit
6 18 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (5.40%) TestNG
7 15 (5.40%) Cucumber
8 13 (4.68%) Git (software)
9 10 (3.60%) Visual Studio
9 10 (3.60%) NUnit
9 10 (3.60%) SpecFlow
10 9 (3.24%) Mercurial
11 7 (2.52%) Zephyr
12 6 (2.16%) PyUnit
12 6 (2.16%) TestDirector
13 5 (1.80%) Ant
13 5 (1.80%) Eclipse
General
1 50 (17.99%) Finance
2 9 (3.24%) Banking
2 9 (3.24%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.16%) Automotive
4 4 (1.44%) Electronics
4 4 (1.44%) Marketing
4 4 (1.44%) Retail
5 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.36%) Front Office
5 1 (0.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 110 (39.57%) Analyst
2 99 (35.61%) Test Analyst
3 81 (29.14%) Tester
4 42 (15.11%) Test Engineer
5 40 (14.39%) Software Tester
6 38 (13.67%) QA Engineer
7 25 (8.99%) Software Engineer
8 23 (8.27%) Senior Tester
8 23 (8.27%) QA Analyst
9 21 (7.55%) QA Tester
10 20 (7.19%) Software Test Engineer
10 20 (7.19%) Software Test Analyst
11 18 (6.47%) Developer
12 17 (6.12%) Test Leader
13 13 (4.68%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (4.68%) Team Leader
13 13 (4.68%) Test Team Leader
14 12 (4.32%) Junior
14 12 (4.32%) Web Tester
15 11 (3.96%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (23.02%) .NET
2 33 (11.87%) XML
3 26 (9.35%) Web Services
4 22 (7.91%) HTML
5 18 (6.47%) ASP.NET
6 17 (6.12%) WinForms
7 15 (5.40%) WPF
8 14 (5.04%) .NET Framework
9 12 (4.32%) JSON
10 11 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (3.96%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (3.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 7 (2.52%) Gherkin
12 4 (1.44%) HTML5
12 4 (1.44%) LINQ
13 3 (1.08%) J2EE
13 3 (1.08%) ADO.NET
13 3 (1.08%) XSL
13 3 (1.08%) J2ME
14 2 (0.72%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.15%) Client/Server
1 31 (11.15%) Computer Science
2 25 (8.99%) N-Tier
3 23 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.04%) Open Source
5 13 (4.68%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.16%) Wiki
7 5 (1.80%) Life Science
7 5 (1.80%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.44%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.08%) iPad
9 3 (1.08%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.08%) E-Learning
9 3 (1.08%) Learning Management System
9 3 (1.08%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.72%) iDTV
10 2 (0.72%) Physics
10 2 (0.72%) Chemistry
10 2 (0.72%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 59 (21.22%) Windows
2 9 (3.24%) Android
2 9 (3.24%) Apple iOS
3 8 (2.88%) Linux
4 6 (2.16%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.16%) UNIX
5 5 (1.80%) Windows 8
5 5 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.08%) Solaris
6 3 (1.08%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (54.32%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (51.08%) Automated Testing
3 78 (28.06%) Test Automation
4 77 (27.70%) Software Testing
5 74 (26.62%) Test Scripting
6 53 (19.06%) Test Management
7 49 (17.63%) Automation Testing
8 37 (13.31%) Mentoring
9 35 (12.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 34 (12.23%) Waterfall
11 33 (11.87%) Unit Testing
12 29 (10.43%) Regression Testing
13 27 (9.71%) Software Engineering
14 26 (9.35%) Scrum
15 23 (8.27%) TDD
16 22 (7.91%) User Stories
17 21 (7.55%) Performance Testing
18 19 (6.83%) Test Strategy
19 15 (5.40%) Integration Testing
19 15 (5.40%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (31.65%) SQL
2 78 (28.06%) C#
3 49 (17.63%) Java
4 26 (9.35%) JavaScript
5 24 (8.63%) Python
6 16 (5.76%) Perl
7 14 (5.04%) C++
8 8 (2.88%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.88%) VB
9 7 (2.52%) C
10 6 (2.16%) VBScript
11 4 (1.44%) PHP
11 4 (1.44%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.08%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.08%) VB6
13 2 (0.72%) VC++
14 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.36%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 85 (30.58%) ISEB
2 74 (26.62%) ISTQB
3 57 (20.50%) Degree
4 25 (8.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.16%) VCP4
5 6 (2.16%) AAT
5 6 (2.16%) HND
6 5 (1.80%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.80%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (39.93%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.44%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 50 (17.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (16.19%) Microsoft
2 32 (11.51%) Oracle
3 29 (10.43%) HP
4 5 (1.80%) VMware
5 3 (1.08%) Citrix
5 3 (1.08%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.08%) MathWorks
6 2 (0.72%) Sage
6 2 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.72%) SAP
7 1 (0.36%) IBM
7 1 (0.36%) Telerik
7 1 (0.36%) Pega
7 1 (0.36%) Red Gate
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