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

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 262 296 316
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +20
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 199 139 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.91% 0.65% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.82% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 184 125 113
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 £28,150 £24,000 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,000 £51,600
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
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
17430 16851 17385
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.54% 79.19% 77.92%
Number of salaries quoted 13576 13781 14719
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 23 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 23 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 +43 83 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Hampshire +13 47 £41,000 +36.66% 2
Berkshire +23 34 £40,000 -3.61% 6
East Sussex -36 15 £35,000 +22.80% 1
West Sussex -1 7 £37,500 +7.14%
Buckinghamshire -5 5 £22,500 -40.00% 1
Kent +5 4 £50,750 +45.00% 1
Oxfordshire +6 3 £32,500 +1.56% 4
Middlesex - 1 - -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 182 (41.94%) Automated Testing
2 174 (40.09%) SQL
3 173 (39.86%) Selenium
4 171 (39.40%) Agile Software Development
5 167 (38.48%) ISEB
6 126 (29.03%) QA
7 119 (27.42%) Software Testing
8 108 (24.88%) Test Scripting
9 103 (23.73%) Degree
10 100 (23.04%) Finance
11 92 (21.20%) Windows
12 91 (20.97%) C#
13 87 (20.05%) Test Automation
14 85 (19.59%) HP Quality Center
15 83 (19.12%) .NET
15 83 (19.12%) QuickTest Pro
16 82 (18.89%) Java
17 79 (18.20%) ISTQB
18 72 (16.59%) Microsoft
19 69 (15.90%) WebDriver
20 67 (15.44%) Automation Testing
21 65 (14.98%) Oracle
22 61 (14.06%) Test Management
23 52 (11.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 51 (11.75%) XML
25 50 (11.52%) Software Engineering
26 49 (11.29%) Mathematics
26 49 (11.29%) JMeter
27 47 (10.83%) Regression Testing
28 46 (10.60%) System Testing

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 7 (1.61%) ColdFusion
1 7 (1.61%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (1.15%) IIS
4 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (0.46%) Apache
4 2 (0.46%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 28 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 25 (5.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.30%) SaaS
2 1 (0.23%) Office 365
2 1 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.38%) Firewall
2 1 (0.23%) Network Security
2 1 (0.23%) IMAP
2 1 (0.23%) POP3
2 1 (0.23%) SMTP
2 1 (0.23%) DHCP
2 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (10.37%) SQL Server
2 35 (8.06%) MySQL
3 26 (5.99%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.76%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.69%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.23%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 173 (39.86%) Selenium
2 83 (19.12%) QuickTest Pro
3 69 (15.90%) WebDriver
4 49 (11.29%) JMeter
5 35 (8.06%) SoapUI
5 35 (8.06%) JIRA
6 34 (7.83%) JUnit
6 34 (7.83%) TestNG
7 19 (4.38%) Cucumber
8 16 (3.69%) Visual Studio
8 16 (3.69%) Ant
8 16 (3.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (3.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (3.00%) NUnit
9 13 (3.00%) Subversion
10 11 (2.53%) SpecFlow
11 9 (2.07%) Git (software)
11 9 (2.07%) LoadRunner
11 9 (2.07%) Ranorex
12 8 (1.84%) MSTest
General
1 100 (23.04%) Finance
2 12 (2.76%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.61%) Banking
3 7 (1.61%) Retail
4 5 (1.15%) Marketing
4 5 (1.15%) Games
4 5 (1.15%) Front Office
5 3 (0.69%) Billing
5 3 (0.69%) Automotive
6 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.23%) Legal
6 1 (0.23%) Advertising
6 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 206 (47.47%) Analyst
2 202 (46.54%) Test Analyst
3 176 (40.55%) Tester
4 78 (17.97%) Software Tester
5 77 (17.74%) Senior Tester
6 68 (15.67%) Test Engineer
7 36 (8.29%) QA Tester
7 36 (8.29%) Senior Software Tester
8 35 (8.06%) Senior Analyst
9 34 (7.83%) Senior Test Analyst
10 30 (6.91%) QA Analyst
11 29 (6.68%) QA Engineer
11 29 (6.68%) Software Test Analyst
12 23 (5.30%) Senior Test Engineer
13 22 (5.07%) Selenium Test Analyst
14 20 (4.61%) QA Test Analyst
14 20 (4.61%) Team Leader
15 19 (4.38%) Test Team Leader
16 18 (4.15%) Test Leader
17 17 (3.92%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (19.12%) .NET
2 51 (11.75%) XML
3 40 (9.22%) Web Services
4 31 (7.14%) HTML
5 28 (6.45%) J2EE
6 21 (4.84%) CSS
7 18 (4.15%) SOAP
8 16 (3.69%) ASP.NET
9 12 (2.76%) .NET Framework
10 10 (2.30%) LINQ
11 7 (1.61%) WCF
12 6 (1.38%) WPF
13 5 (1.15%) jQuery
14 4 (0.92%) JSON
14 4 (0.92%) Sass
14 4 (0.92%) Backbone.js
15 3 (0.69%) XSL
15 3 (0.69%) J2ME
15 3 (0.69%) WinForms
16 2 (0.46%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.29%) Mathematics
2 45 (10.37%) Life Science
3 33 (7.60%) Client/Server
4 32 (7.37%) Computer Science
5 29 (6.68%) Chemistry
5 29 (6.68%) Biology
6 25 (5.76%) Physics
7 21 (4.84%) Statistics
7 21 (4.84%) N-Tier
8 20 (4.61%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (3.69%) Visualisation
10 15 (3.46%) Mobile App
11 14 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (2.30%) Open Source
13 7 (1.61%) iPad
14 5 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 4 (0.92%) FMCG
16 3 (0.69%) EPoS
16 3 (0.69%) Blackberry
17 2 (0.46%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 92 (21.20%) Windows
2 36 (8.29%) UNIX
3 30 (6.91%) Linux
4 16 (3.69%) Mac OS X
4 16 (3.69%) Solaris
5 6 (1.38%) Windows 8
5 6 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.38%) Windows XP
5 6 (1.38%) Windows Vista
5 6 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.92%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.69%) Android
7 3 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (41.94%) Automated Testing
2 171 (39.40%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (27.42%) Software Testing
4 108 (24.88%) Test Scripting
5 87 (20.05%) Test Automation
6 67 (15.44%) Automation Testing
7 61 (14.06%) Test Management
8 50 (11.52%) Software Engineering
9 47 (10.83%) Regression Testing
10 46 (10.60%) System Testing
11 40 (9.22%) User Acceptance Testing
12 34 (7.83%) Mentoring
13 32 (7.37%) Performance Testing
13 32 (7.37%) Integration Testing
14 31 (7.14%) Scrum
15 28 (6.45%) Unit Testing
16 24 (5.53%) TDD
17 20 (4.61%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (4.61%) Waterfall
18 16 (3.69%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 174 (40.09%) SQL
2 91 (20.97%) C#
3 82 (18.89%) Java
4 36 (8.29%) VBScript
5 35 (8.06%) JavaScript
6 29 (6.68%) PL/SQL
7 25 (5.76%) Python
8 21 (4.84%) Perl
9 16 (3.69%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.30%) PHP
11 9 (2.07%) C++
12 8 (1.84%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.38%) MATLAB
13 6 (1.38%) VB
13 6 (1.38%) C
14 4 (0.92%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.69%) VB6
16 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.23%) Ruby
16 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 167 (38.48%) ISEB
2 103 (23.73%) Degree
3 79 (18.20%) ISTQB
4 52 (11.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.07%) PhD
6 7 (1.61%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.38%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.23%) AAT
8 1 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.23%) HND
8 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (29.03%) QA
System Software
1 7 (1.61%) Hyper-V
2 6 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.38%) vSphere
3 2 (0.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 85 (19.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 72 (16.59%) Microsoft
2 65 (14.98%) Oracle
3 39 (8.99%) HP
4 11 (2.53%) Citrix
5 7 (1.61%) Telerik
6 6 (1.38%) MathWorks
6 6 (1.38%) VMware
7 5 (1.15%) SAP
8 4 (0.92%) IBM
8 4 (0.92%) Red Gate
9 2 (0.46%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.46%) Informatica
9 2 (0.46%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.23%) Sage
Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Owen Jenkins IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum X2 Annual Bonuses, Pension, Healthca
Posted: 2 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Canary Wharf and City
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Modis International - London
Salary: £30 - £40 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Salt
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £1 per annum + good salary & benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Fidessa
Salary: Excellent package depending on experience
Posted: 27 days ago