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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 275 351 345
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -6
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 185 76 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.83% 0.35% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.46% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 172 70 87
Average salary £35,000 £32,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.52% -7.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,750
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -2.36%
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
17455 16500 17517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 78.50% 76.18% 76.01%
Number of salaries quoted 13490 13395 14836
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +51 62 £35,000 +4.47% 3
Hampshire +8 33 £38,000 +26.66% 6
Berkshire +26 31 £40,000 +39.13% 5
Kent +10 21 £35,000 +16.66%
Buckinghamshire +3 11 £22,500 -35.71%
West Sussex 0 10 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Oxfordshire -2 8 £32,500 -5.10%
East Sussex -40 4 £35,000 +27.27% 4
Middlesex - 4 - -
Sussex +4 1 £32,500 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 160 (43.48%) ISEB
2 144 (39.13%) Selenium
3 139 (37.77%) SQL
4 118 (32.07%) Automated Testing
5 110 (29.89%) QA
6 106 (28.80%) Software Testing
7 99 (26.90%) Test Scripting
8 96 (26.09%) Degree
9 95 (25.82%) Agile Software Development
9 95 (25.82%) Finance
10 94 (25.54%) C#
11 91 (24.73%) .NET
12 87 (23.64%) Java
13 82 (22.28%) HP Quality Center
14 78 (21.20%) Windows
15 77 (20.92%) QuickTest Pro
16 71 (19.29%) Automation Testing
17 69 (18.75%) Test Automation
18 63 (17.12%) Microsoft
19 59 (16.03%) XML
20 52 (14.13%) Regression Testing
21 51 (13.86%) WebDriver
22 50 (13.59%) System Testing
22 50 (13.59%) ISTQB
22 50 (13.59%) Oracle
23 44 (11.96%) Scrum
23 44 (11.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 42 (11.41%) HP
24 42 (11.41%) Computer Science
25 40 (10.87%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 6 (1.63%) IIS
2 4 (1.09%) Lotus Domino
2 4 (1.09%) Apache
3 3 (0.82%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 31 (8.42%) MS Office
2 27 (7.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.27%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.36%) SaaS
2 1 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.63%) Firewall
2 5 (1.36%) Internet
3 1 (0.27%) IMAP
3 1 (0.27%) Network Security
3 1 (0.27%) POP3
3 1 (0.27%) SMTP
3 1 (0.27%) DHCP
3 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.27%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.70%) MySQL
3 17 (4.62%) Oracle Database
4 12 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (2.99%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 144 (39.13%) Selenium
2 77 (20.92%) QuickTest Pro
3 51 (13.86%) WebDriver
4 35 (9.51%) JMeter
5 34 (9.24%) SoapUI
6 28 (7.61%) TestNG
6 28 (7.61%) JUnit
6 28 (7.61%) JIRA
7 21 (5.71%) Visual Studio
8 18 (4.89%) NUnit
9 17 (4.62%) Ranorex
10 15 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (3.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (3.26%) Ant
12 11 (2.99%) LoadRunner
12 11 (2.99%) Subversion
13 10 (2.72%) Cucumber
14 5 (1.36%) Git (software)
14 5 (1.36%) MSTest
14 5 (1.36%) TestDirector
General
1 95 (25.82%) Finance
2 10 (2.72%) Automotive
3 8 (2.17%) Retail
4 7 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.36%) Banking
6 4 (1.09%) Marketing
6 4 (1.09%) Games
7 3 (0.82%) Front Office
7 3 (0.82%) Legal
7 3 (0.82%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 184 (50.00%) Analyst
2 172 (46.74%) Test Analyst
3 141 (38.32%) Tester
4 75 (20.38%) Software Tester
5 60 (16.30%) Test Engineer
6 54 (14.67%) Senior Tester
7 38 (10.33%) Senior Analyst
8 36 (9.78%) Senior Test Analyst
9 31 (8.42%) Senior Test Engineer
10 26 (7.07%) QA Engineer
11 25 (6.79%) QA Analyst
12 24 (6.52%) Senior Software Tester
13 23 (6.25%) QA Tester
14 20 (5.43%) Selenium Test Analyst
15 19 (5.16%) Automation Analyst
15 19 (5.16%) Automation Test Analyst
16 16 (4.35%) Team Leader
16 16 (4.35%) Test Team Leader
17 15 (4.08%) Software Engineer
18 14 (3.80%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (24.73%) .NET
2 59 (16.03%) XML
3 33 (8.97%) HTML
3 33 (8.97%) Web Services
4 28 (7.61%) SOAP
5 23 (6.25%) CSS
5 23 (6.25%) J2EE
6 19 (5.16%) .NET Framework
7 14 (3.80%) ASP.NET
8 9 (2.45%) LINQ
9 6 (1.63%) WCF
10 5 (1.36%) WPF
10 5 (1.36%) jQuery
11 4 (1.09%) JSON
11 4 (1.09%) Backbone.js
11 4 (1.09%) Sass
12 3 (0.82%) WinForms
13 2 (0.54%) Qt
13 2 (0.54%) RESTful
13 2 (0.54%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.41%) Computer Science
2 35 (9.51%) Mathematics
3 31 (8.42%) Life Science
4 23 (6.25%) Client/Server
5 19 (5.16%) Chemistry
5 19 (5.16%) Biology
5 19 (5.16%) Statistics
6 15 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (4.08%) Physics
7 13 (3.53%) N-Tier
8 12 (3.26%) Visualisation
9 8 (2.17%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.63%) iPad
11 5 (1.36%) EPoS
12 4 (1.09%) Open Source
12 4 (1.09%) FMCG
13 3 (0.82%) NHS
13 3 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 2 (0.54%) Blackberry
15 1 (0.27%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 78 (21.20%) Windows
2 32 (8.70%) UNIX
3 22 (5.98%) Linux
4 12 (3.26%) Solaris
4 12 (3.26%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.63%) Windows Vista
5 6 (1.63%) Windows XP
5 6 (1.63%) Windows 8
5 6 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.82%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.54%) Android
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (32.07%) Automated Testing
2 106 (28.80%) Software Testing
3 99 (26.90%) Test Scripting
4 95 (25.82%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (19.29%) Automation Testing
6 69 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 52 (14.13%) Regression Testing
8 50 (13.59%) System Testing
9 44 (11.96%) Scrum
10 40 (10.87%) Software Engineering
11 36 (9.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 36 (9.78%) Test Management
12 32 (8.70%) Integration Testing
13 26 (7.07%) V-Model
14 23 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (5.16%) TDD
16 17 (4.62%) Unit Testing
17 11 (2.99%) Performance Testing
18 8 (2.17%) OO
18 8 (2.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 139 (37.77%) SQL
2 94 (25.54%) C#
3 87 (23.64%) Java
4 37 (10.05%) VBScript
5 29 (7.88%) JavaScript
6 22 (5.98%) PL/SQL
7 20 (5.43%) Python
8 12 (3.26%) Shell Script
9 11 (2.99%) Perl
10 10 (2.72%) T-SQL
11 9 (2.45%) C++
12 7 (1.90%) VB
13 5 (1.36%) PHP
13 5 (1.36%) Ruby
14 4 (1.09%) C
14 4 (1.09%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.82%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.82%) VB6
16 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 160 (43.48%) ISEB
2 96 (26.09%) Degree
3 50 (13.59%) ISTQB
4 44 (11.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (4.62%) Security Cleared
6 10 (2.72%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.45%) PhD
8 1 (0.27%) HND
8 1 (0.27%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (29.89%) QA
2 2 (0.54%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (1.63%) vSphere
2 3 (0.82%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 82 (22.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 63 (17.12%) Microsoft
2 50 (13.59%) Oracle
3 42 (11.41%) HP
4 12 (3.26%) Citrix
5 8 (2.17%) Telerik
6 6 (1.63%) VMware
7 4 (1.09%) SAP
8 3 (0.82%) IBM
8 3 (0.82%) MathWorks
9 2 (0.54%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.54%) Red Gate
9 2 (0.54%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.27%) Sage
10 1 (0.27%) Informatica
Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-45k
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Zetman
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus, Pension Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: good benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 38,000 - 45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago