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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 293 301 315
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +14
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 161 164 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.76% 0.70% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.87% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 140 154 111
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £27,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
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
17297 18816 17386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 81.34% 79.92% 77.17%
Number of salaries quoted 13587 14965 14077
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 4 May 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 4 May 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
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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
Hampshire +26 39 £36,250 +11.53% 1
Surrey +21 32 £37,500 +7.14% 1
East Sussex +10 28 £52,500 +64.06%
West Sussex +9 16 £28,250 -3.41% 2
Oxfordshire +11 14 £50,000 +53.84% 3
Berkshire -18 13 £43,000 +17.80% 2
Buckinghamshire -13 11 £34,000 +4.61%
Kent +5 5 £35,000 -6.66%
Middlesex +11 1 £25,000 -50.00%
Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 174 (65.41%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (58.65%) Automated Testing
3 116 (43.61%) QA
4 107 (40.23%) Selenium
5 81 (30.45%) Test Scripting
6 77 (28.95%) Software Testing
7 74 (27.82%) C#
8 70 (26.32%) Java
9 67 (25.19%) SQL
10 65 (24.44%) .NET
11 63 (23.68%) ISEB
12 60 (22.56%) ISTQB
13 59 (22.18%) Test Automation
14 55 (20.68%) WebDriver
15 53 (19.92%) Degree
16 52 (19.55%) Finance
17 50 (18.80%) Automation Testing
18 47 (17.67%) HP Quality Center
19 39 (14.66%) TDD
19 39 (14.66%) Regression Testing
19 39 (14.66%) Windows
20 38 (14.29%) Web Services
21 37 (13.91%) Microsoft
21 37 (13.91%) User Acceptance Testing
22 36 (13.53%) Unit Testing
22 36 (13.53%) Test Management
22 36 (13.53%) User Stories
23 35 (13.16%) Waterfall
23 35 (13.16%) XML
24 34 (12.78%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (2.63%) Confluence
2 6 (2.26%) IIS
3 1 (0.38%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.38%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 19 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.01%) MS Office
3 3 (1.13%) Mingle
4 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.75%) MS Project
4 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Exchequer
1 2 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.38%) SaaS
2 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.50%) Internet
2 3 (1.13%) HTTP
3 1 (0.38%) Wireless
3 1 (0.38%) SNMP
3 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.38%) MySQL
3 8 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.26%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.26%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.13%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.13%) MS Access
6 2 (0.75%) DB2
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.75%) Big Data
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.38%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 107 (40.23%) Selenium
2 55 (20.68%) WebDriver
3 32 (12.03%) JIRA
4 29 (10.90%) QuickTest Pro
5 19 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (5.64%) SoapUI
6 15 (5.64%) JMeter
7 13 (4.89%) JUnit
7 13 (4.89%) Visual Studio
8 11 (4.14%) Git (software)
9 10 (3.76%) Cucumber
9 10 (3.76%) Zephyr
10 9 (3.38%) Mercurial
11 8 (3.01%) NUnit
11 8 (3.01%) TestNG
11 8 (3.01%) SpecFlow
12 6 (2.26%) PyUnit
13 5 (1.88%) Eclipse
14 4 (1.50%) LoadRunner
15 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 52 (19.55%) Finance
2 6 (2.26%) Retail
3 5 (1.88%) Banking
4 4 (1.50%) Electronics
4 4 (1.50%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.50%) Automotive
4 4 (1.50%) Marketing
5 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 84 (31.58%) Analyst
2 76 (28.57%) Tester
3 71 (26.69%) Test Analyst
4 52 (19.55%) QA Engineer
5 41 (15.41%) Test Engineer
6 37 (13.91%) Software Tester
7 25 (9.40%) QA Analyst
7 25 (9.40%) Software Engineer
8 20 (7.52%) QA Tester
9 19 (7.14%) Developer
10 16 (6.02%) Software Test Engineer
10 16 (6.02%) Quality Engineer
11 13 (4.89%) Web Tester
11 13 (4.89%) Test Manager
12 12 (4.51%) Team Leader
12 12 (4.51%) Test Team Leader
12 12 (4.51%) C# Developer
13 11 (4.14%) Software Test Analyst
13 11 (4.14%) Test Leader
13 11 (4.14%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (24.44%) .NET
2 38 (14.29%) Web Services
3 35 (13.16%) XML
4 33 (12.41%) HTML
5 23 (8.65%) ASP.NET
6 17 (6.39%) WinForms
6 17 (6.39%) JSON
6 17 (6.39%) .NET Framework
7 16 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC
7 16 (6.02%) Entity Framework
7 16 (6.02%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (4.51%) Gherkin
8 12 (4.51%) WPF
9 8 (3.01%) ADO.NET
9 8 (3.01%) HTML5
10 4 (1.50%) CSS
10 4 (1.50%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.50%) Spring
11 3 (1.13%) REST
11 3 (1.13%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.65%) Computer Science
2 24 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 17 (6.39%) N-Tier
5 10 (3.76%) Open Source
6 8 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.26%) Wiki
8 4 (1.50%) User Experience
9 3 (1.13%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.13%) Learning Management System
9 3 (1.13%) Social Media
9 3 (1.13%) E-Learning
10 2 (0.75%) iDTV
10 2 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.75%) IVR
10 2 (0.75%) iPad
10 2 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.38%) FMCG
11 1 (0.38%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 39 (14.66%) Windows
2 10 (3.76%) Android
2 10 (3.76%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.26%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.88%) Windows 8
4 5 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.50%) Linux
6 3 (1.13%) UNIX
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (65.41%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (58.65%) Automated Testing
3 81 (30.45%) Test Scripting
4 77 (28.95%) Software Testing
5 59 (22.18%) Test Automation
6 50 (18.80%) Automation Testing
7 39 (14.66%) TDD
7 39 (14.66%) Regression Testing
8 37 (13.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 36 (13.53%) Unit Testing
9 36 (13.53%) Test Management
9 36 (13.53%) User Stories
10 35 (13.16%) Waterfall
11 33 (12.41%) Scrum
12 29 (10.90%) Mentoring
13 26 (9.77%) Integration Testing
13 26 (9.77%) Performance Testing
14 22 (8.27%) Software Engineering
14 22 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (7.89%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (27.82%) C#
2 70 (26.32%) Java
3 67 (25.19%) SQL
4 30 (11.28%) JavaScript
5 19 (7.14%) C++
6 16 (6.02%) Python
7 13 (4.89%) PHP
8 10 (3.76%) VB
9 9 (3.38%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.63%) Perl
10 7 (2.63%) C
11 3 (1.13%) VB6
12 2 (0.75%) COBOL
12 2 (0.75%) VC++
13 1 (0.38%) VBScript
13 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 63 (23.68%) ISEB
2 60 (22.56%) ISTQB
3 53 (19.92%) Degree
4 19 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.26%) HND
5 6 (2.26%) AAT
6 3 (1.13%) IC3 Certification
7 2 (0.75%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (43.61%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.13%) vSphere
3 2 (0.75%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.75%) KVM
4 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 47 (17.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (13.91%) Microsoft
2 34 (12.78%) HP
3 33 (12.41%) Oracle
4 6 (2.26%) Pega
5 5 (1.88%) VMware
6 4 (1.50%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.13%) Google
7 3 (1.13%) Citrix
8 2 (0.75%) Apple
8 2 (0.75%) Sage
8 2 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.38%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.38%) DataFlux
9 1 (0.38%) SAP
9 1 (0.38%) IBM
9 1 (0.38%) Trillium
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + bonuses + 25 days holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 Per Annum + great benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + (Benefits Package)
Posted: 7 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Yell
Salary: Exc Bens
Posted: 21 days ago