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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 270 267 320
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +53
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 141 225 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.87% 1.04% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.20% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 122 198 139
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
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
13942 18683 18388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.90% 86.07% 84.02%
Number of salaries quoted 11487 15655 14535
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,898 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 7 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +28 57 £54,000 +27.05% 1
Surrey +10 24 £36,250 +3.57% 2
Oxfordshire +41 14 £31,500 -25.88% 5
Buckinghamshire +15 14 £35,000 +55.55% 1
Berkshire +17 13 £37,500 -31.81% 1
East Sussex +7 11 £40,000 -11.11%
Kent +13 7 £45,000 +16.88%
West Sussex -31 1 £27,500 -21.42%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 226 (67.26%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (39.88%) Automated Testing
3 127 (37.80%) Selenium
4 107 (31.85%) QA
5 104 (30.95%) Scrum
6 95 (28.27%) Software Testing
6 95 (28.27%) Test Automation
7 90 (26.79%) Degree
8 78 (23.21%) Test Scripting
9 74 (22.02%) SQL
10 73 (21.73%) C#
10 73 (21.73%) ISEB
11 65 (19.35%) Finance
11 65 (19.35%) Java
11 65 (19.35%) Automation Testing
12 62 (18.45%) ISTQB
13 58 (17.26%) Microsoft
14 57 (16.96%) JIRA
15 56 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
15 56 (16.67%) SDLC
16 53 (15.77%) .NET
17 51 (15.18%) Windows
18 47 (13.99%) Regression Testing
18 47 (13.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 44 (13.10%) Test Strategy
19 44 (13.10%) BDD
20 43 (12.80%) TDD
21 39 (11.61%) Software Engineering
21 39 (11.61%) JavaScript
22 36 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (3.87%) Confluence
2 11 (3.27%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.38%) JBoss
4 6 (1.79%) CMS
5 3 (0.89%) Apache
6 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.30%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.30%) IIS
6 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (10.12%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.27%) MS Project
3 2 (0.60%) MS Office
4 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.87%) SaaS
2 3 (0.89%) GitHub
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.79%) ATM
2 4 (1.19%) VoIP
3 2 (0.60%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.17%) MySQL
3 9 (2.68%) MongoDB
3 9 (2.68%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.79%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 127 (37.80%) Selenium
2 57 (16.96%) JIRA
3 36 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (8.93%) Cucumber
5 29 (8.63%) WebDriver
6 28 (8.33%) Visual Studio
7 22 (6.55%) JMeter
8 20 (5.95%) Jenkins
8 20 (5.95%) Subversion
9 17 (5.06%) HP UFT
9 17 (5.06%) Ranorex
10 14 (4.17%) NUnit
11 12 (3.57%) SoapUI
11 12 (3.57%) SpecFlow
12 10 (2.98%) Ant
12 10 (2.98%) Git (software)
12 10 (2.98%) JUnit
12 10 (2.98%) Maven
12 10 (2.98%) TestComplete
12 10 (2.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 65 (19.35%) Finance
2 26 (7.74%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.36%) Banking
4 14 (4.17%) Marketing
5 12 (3.57%) Automotive
6 9 (2.68%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.08%) Games
8 6 (1.79%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.79%) Electronics
8 6 (1.79%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.79%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.89%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.89%) Retail
10 2 (0.60%) Advertising
10 2 (0.60%) Publishing
11 1 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 111 (33.04%) Analyst
2 106 (31.55%) Test Analyst
3 87 (25.89%) Tester
4 53 (15.77%) Software Tester
5 50 (14.88%) Test Engineer
6 38 (11.31%) Developer
7 36 (10.71%) Automation Tester
8 27 (8.04%) QA Tester
9 24 (7.14%) Manual Tester
10 23 (6.85%) QA Analyst
10 23 (6.85%) QA Engineer
11 21 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
11 21 (6.25%) Software Analyst
11 21 (6.25%) Test Manager
12 20 (5.95%) Software Test Analyst
13 18 (5.36%) Manual Test Analyst
14 16 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
14 16 (4.76%) Test Automation Developer
14 16 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
15 15 (4.46%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (15.77%) .NET
2 30 (8.93%) SOAP
3 28 (8.33%) HTML
3 28 (8.33%) XML
4 23 (6.85%) Web Services
5 22 (6.55%) REST
6 18 (5.36%) ASP.NET
7 16 (4.76%) CSS
8 14 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 11 (3.27%) JSON
11 10 (2.98%) Gherkin
11 10 (2.98%) KnockoutJS
12 9 (2.68%) J2EE
12 9 (2.68%) RESTful
13 8 (2.38%) Ajax
13 8 (2.38%) AngularJS
14 7 (2.08%) jQuery
14 7 (2.08%) React
14 7 (2.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (7.44%) Computer Science
3 20 (5.95%) Mobile App
4 18 (5.36%) Client/Server
5 16 (4.76%) Mathematics
6 12 (3.57%) Virtual Team
6 12 (3.57%) Wiki
7 10 (2.98%) iPad
8 8 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.79%) Life Science
9 6 (1.79%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.79%) Online Games
10 4 (1.19%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.19%) Blog
11 3 (0.89%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.60%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.60%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.60%) mHealth
12 2 (0.60%) User Experience
13 1 (0.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 51 (15.18%) Windows
2 32 (9.52%) Linux
3 19 (5.65%) Unix
4 12 (3.57%) Solaris
5 7 (2.08%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.49%) Windows 8
6 5 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.49%) Windows Vista
6 5 (1.49%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.19%) Android
7 4 (1.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (67.26%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (39.88%) Automated Testing
3 104 (30.95%) Scrum
4 95 (28.27%) Software Testing
4 95 (28.27%) Test Automation
5 78 (23.21%) Test Scripting
6 65 (19.35%) Automation Testing
7 56 (16.67%) SDLC
7 56 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 47 (13.99%) Regression Testing
9 44 (13.10%) BDD
9 44 (13.10%) Test Strategy
10 43 (12.80%) TDD
11 39 (11.61%) Software Engineering
12 33 (9.82%) Mentoring
13 29 (8.63%) Unit Testing
14 28 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
15 27 (8.04%) MVC
16 24 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 74 (22.02%) SQL
2 73 (21.73%) C#
3 65 (19.35%) Java
4 39 (11.61%) JavaScript
5 27 (8.04%) C++
6 24 (7.14%) Python
7 20 (5.95%) C
8 13 (3.87%) VB
9 11 (3.27%) Perl
10 10 (2.98%) Ruby
11 6 (1.79%) PHP
11 6 (1.79%) Tcl
11 6 (1.79%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.19%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.89%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.30%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 90 (26.79%) Degree
2 73 (21.73%) ISEB
3 62 (18.45%) ISTQB
4 47 (13.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (4.46%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.49%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.30%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (31.85%) QA
2 4 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.89%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (1.79%) Firmware
2 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.30%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 58 (17.26%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.74%) Oracle
3 12 (3.57%) SAP
4 9 (2.68%) Remedy
5 7 (2.08%) HP
6 4 (1.19%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.19%) TOWER Software
7 3 (0.89%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.60%) T-Plan
9 1 (0.30%) Cisco
9 1 (0.30%) Google
9 1 (0.30%) Netsparker
9 1 (0.30%) Sun
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