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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 243 312 317
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +5
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 216 116 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.98% 0.55% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 0.70% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 199 107 118
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 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,450 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -1.61%
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
17582 16505 17534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.90% 78.13% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 13562 13492 14845
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 £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +64 83 £35,000 - 6
Hampshire +17 42 £36,750 +22.50% 6
Berkshire +19 32 £41,500 +8.49% 6
Kent +5 13 £37,500 +20.00% 2
East Sussex -40 13 £35,000 +27.27% 4
Buckinghamshire +1 11 £22,500 -43.75% 3
West Sussex -5 11 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Oxfordshire +4 7 £32,500 +1.56% 1
Middlesex - 4 - -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 190 (42.04%) Agile Software Development
1 190 (42.04%) Automated Testing
2 183 (40.49%) ISEB
3 179 (39.60%) SQL
4 178 (39.38%) Selenium
5 137 (30.31%) Software Testing
6 136 (30.09%) QA
7 121 (26.77%) Test Scripting
8 117 (25.88%) Degree
9 105 (23.23%) Finance
10 103 (22.79%) C#
11 96 (21.24%) .NET
12 94 (20.80%) QuickTest Pro
13 92 (20.35%) Windows
14 88 (19.47%) Java
14 88 (19.47%) HP Quality Center
15 86 (19.03%) Test Automation
16 73 (16.15%) Microsoft
16 73 (16.15%) Automation Testing
17 71 (15.71%) ISTQB
18 62 (13.72%) Oracle
19 61 (13.50%) XML
19 61 (13.50%) System Testing
20 60 (13.27%) WebDriver
21 53 (11.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 52 (11.50%) SQL Server
22 52 (11.50%) Scrum
22 52 (11.50%) Regression Testing
23 50 (11.06%) Mathematics
23 50 (11.06%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (1.55%) IIS
1 7 (1.55%) ColdFusion
2 4 (0.88%) Lotus Domino
2 4 (0.88%) Apache
2 4 (0.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.44%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 32 (7.08%) MS Excel
2 31 (6.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.22%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.77%) SaaS
2 1 (0.22%) Office 365
2 1 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.33%) Firewall
2 4 (0.88%) Internet
3 1 (0.22%) IMAP
3 1 (0.22%) Network Security
3 1 (0.22%) POP3
3 1 (0.22%) SMTP
3 1 (0.22%) DHCP
3 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.22%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (11.50%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.96%) MySQL
3 22 (4.87%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.65%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.66%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 178 (39.38%) Selenium
2 94 (20.80%) QuickTest Pro
3 60 (13.27%) WebDriver
4 44 (9.73%) JMeter
5 36 (7.96%) JIRA
6 35 (7.74%) SoapUI
7 31 (6.86%) TestNG
7 31 (6.86%) JUnit
8 22 (4.87%) Visual Studio
9 18 (3.98%) Cucumber
10 15 (3.32%) Ant
10 15 (3.32%) NUnit
10 15 (3.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 15 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (3.10%) Ranorex
12 13 (2.88%) Subversion
13 10 (2.21%) LoadRunner
14 9 (1.99%) SpecFlow
15 8 (1.77%) MSTest
15 8 (1.77%) Git (software)
General
1 105 (23.23%) Finance
2 8 (1.77%) Telecoms
2 8 (1.77%) Retail
3 5 (1.11%) Games
3 5 (1.11%) Banking
3 5 (1.11%) Marketing
3 5 (1.11%) Automotive
4 4 (0.88%) Front Office
5 3 (0.66%) Legal
5 3 (0.66%) Billing
6 1 (0.22%) Advertising
6 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 219 (48.45%) Analyst
2 208 (46.02%) Test Analyst
3 189 (41.81%) Tester
4 86 (19.03%) Software Tester
5 76 (16.81%) Test Engineer
6 75 (16.59%) Senior Tester
7 42 (9.29%) Senior Analyst
8 40 (8.85%) Senior Test Analyst
9 39 (8.63%) QA Tester
10 38 (8.41%) QA Engineer
11 37 (8.19%) QA Analyst
12 36 (7.96%) Senior Software Tester
13 29 (6.42%) Senior Test Engineer
14 26 (5.75%) Software Test Analyst
15 24 (5.31%) Selenium Test Analyst
16 20 (4.42%) QA Test Analyst
16 20 (4.42%) Team Leader
17 19 (4.20%) Test Team Leader
17 19 (4.20%) Web Tester
18 17 (3.76%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (21.24%) .NET
2 61 (13.50%) XML
3 38 (8.41%) Web Services
4 36 (7.96%) HTML
5 27 (5.97%) J2EE
6 25 (5.53%) CSS
7 24 (5.31%) SOAP
8 17 (3.76%) ASP.NET
9 15 (3.32%) .NET Framework
10 12 (2.65%) LINQ
11 8 (1.77%) WPF
12 7 (1.55%) WCF
13 5 (1.11%) jQuery
14 4 (0.88%) JSON
14 4 (0.88%) Backbone.js
14 4 (0.88%) Sass
15 3 (0.66%) WinForms
16 2 (0.44%) Qt
16 2 (0.44%) RESTful
16 2 (0.44%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.06%) Mathematics
2 46 (10.18%) Life Science
3 43 (9.51%) Computer Science
4 31 (6.86%) Chemistry
4 31 (6.86%) Biology
5 29 (6.42%) Client/Server
6 27 (5.97%) Physics
7 22 (4.87%) Statistics
8 17 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (3.54%) N-Tier
10 15 (3.32%) Visualisation
11 14 (3.10%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.55%) Open Source
13 6 (1.33%) iPad
14 5 (1.11%) EPoS
15 4 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 4 (0.88%) FMCG
16 2 (0.44%) Mobile Payment
16 2 (0.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 92 (20.35%) Windows
2 36 (7.96%) UNIX
3 28 (6.19%) Linux
4 15 (3.32%) Solaris
4 15 (3.32%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.33%) Windows Vista
5 6 (1.33%) Windows XP
5 6 (1.33%) Windows 8
5 6 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.66%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.44%) Android
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (42.04%) Agile Software Development
1 190 (42.04%) Automated Testing
2 137 (30.31%) Software Testing
3 121 (26.77%) Test Scripting
4 86 (19.03%) Test Automation
5 73 (16.15%) Automation Testing
6 61 (13.50%) System Testing
7 52 (11.50%) Scrum
7 52 (11.50%) Regression Testing
8 50 (11.06%) Software Engineering
9 47 (10.40%) Test Management
10 46 (10.18%) User Acceptance Testing
11 37 (8.19%) Integration Testing
12 35 (7.74%) TDD
13 29 (6.42%) Mentoring
14 28 (6.19%) Performance Testing
15 26 (5.75%) Unit Testing
16 25 (5.53%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (5.31%) V-Model
18 15 (3.32%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 179 (39.60%) SQL
2 103 (22.79%) C#
3 88 (19.47%) Java
4 41 (9.07%) VBScript
5 37 (8.19%) JavaScript
6 28 (6.19%) PL/SQL
7 22 (4.87%) Python
8 15 (3.32%) Shell Script
9 13 (2.88%) Perl
10 12 (2.65%) PHP
11 11 (2.43%) T-SQL
12 10 (2.21%) C++
13 9 (1.99%) VB
14 6 (1.33%) MATLAB
14 6 (1.33%) C
15 4 (0.88%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.66%) VB6
16 3 (0.66%) Ruby
17 1 (0.22%) PowerShell
17 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 183 (40.49%) ISEB
2 117 (25.88%) Degree
3 71 (15.71%) ISTQB
4 53 (11.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (2.43%) Security Cleared
6 9 (1.99%) PhD
7 7 (1.55%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) AAT
8 1 (0.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (30.09%) QA
2 2 (0.44%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.33%) Hyper-V
2 6 (1.33%) vSphere
3 2 (0.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 88 (19.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 73 (16.15%) Microsoft
2 62 (13.72%) Oracle
3 43 (9.51%) HP
4 12 (2.65%) Citrix
5 10 (2.21%) Telerik
6 8 (1.77%) VMware
7 6 (1.33%) MathWorks
8 4 (0.88%) SAP
8 4 (0.88%) IBM
8 4 (0.88%) Red Gate
9 2 (0.44%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.44%) Informatica
9 2 (0.44%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.22%) Sage
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hungerford, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Gold Group
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £37000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum - Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £43000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus and excellent bonus and benefit
Posted: 6 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago