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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / South East
Rank 238 287 350
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +63
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 150 181 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.02% 0.94% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.08% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 114 172 112
Median salary £35,500 £36,250 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.06% +2.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,900 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
12630 16823 17543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.88% 87.13% 85.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10285 14296 14207
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +43 50 £40,000 - 10
Berkshire +32 27 £32,500 -40.90% 2
Surrey +35 24 £35,000 - 7
Oxfordshire +24 20 £31,250 +38.88% 4
Buckinghamshire +34 18 £36,000 -17.71%
Kent +17 11 £37,500 +20.96%
East Sussex -3 1 £41,500 -7.77%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 197 (64.17%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (48.86%) Automated Testing
3 122 (39.74%) Selenium
4 101 (32.90%) Software Testing
5 99 (32.25%) QA
6 89 (28.99%) Test Automation
7 84 (27.36%) Degree
8 78 (25.41%) Java
8 78 (25.41%) Automation Testing
9 71 (23.13%) Test Scripting
10 64 (20.85%) Scrum
10 64 (20.85%) SQL
11 63 (20.52%) ISTQB
12 57 (18.57%) SDLC
13 55 (17.92%) Finance
14 54 (17.59%) Windows
15 51 (16.61%) JIRA
15 51 (16.61%) User Acceptance Testing
16 50 (16.29%) C#
17 48 (15.64%) Regression Testing
18 47 (15.31%) Microsoft
18 47 (15.31%) TDD
19 43 (14.01%) Software Engineering
20 41 (13.36%) Unit Testing
20 41 (13.36%) ISEB
21 40 (13.03%) Test Strategy
22 39 (12.70%) Performance Testing
23 38 (12.38%) WebDriver
24 36 (11.73%) BDD
24 36 (11.73%) SoapUI

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 12 (3.91%) JBoss
2 11 (3.58%) Confluence
2 11 (3.58%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 29 (9.45%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.58%) MS Project
3 5 (1.63%) MS Office
4 4 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.30%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.61%) SaaS
2 4 (1.30%) GitHub
3 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.95%) ATM
2 2 (0.65%) Firewall
2 2 (0.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.93%) MySQL
3 6 (1.95%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.65%) Big Data
5 2 (0.65%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.65%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.65%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 122 (39.74%) Selenium
2 51 (16.61%) JIRA
3 38 (12.38%) WebDriver
4 36 (11.73%) SoapUI
5 28 (9.12%) Cucumber
6 27 (8.79%) HP UFT
7 24 (7.82%) JMeter
8 19 (6.19%) Ranorex
9 18 (5.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (5.54%) Visual Studio
10 17 (5.54%) Zephyr
11 15 (4.89%) Subversion
12 14 (4.56%) Maven
13 13 (4.23%) Ant
13 13 (4.23%) Jenkins
14 12 (3.91%) IntelliJ
14 12 (3.91%) LoadRunner
15 10 (3.26%) Eclipse
15 10 (3.26%) Gradle
15 10 (3.26%) JIRA Agile
General
1 55 (17.92%) Finance
2 21 (6.84%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.56%) Manufacturing
4 11 (3.58%) Banking
5 9 (2.93%) Marketing
6 8 (2.61%) Publishing
6 8 (2.61%) Retail
7 7 (2.28%) Electronics
8 6 (1.95%) Automotive
9 4 (1.30%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.30%) Games
9 4 (1.30%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.30%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
10 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 114 (37.13%) Analyst
2 102 (33.22%) Test Analyst
3 66 (21.50%) Tester
4 44 (14.33%) Test Engineer
5 38 (12.38%) Software Tester
6 32 (10.42%) Developer
7 28 (9.12%) QA Analyst
8 24 (7.82%) Automation Tester
9 22 (7.17%) QA Test Analyst
10 20 (6.51%) QA Engineer
11 17 (5.54%) Software Analyst
12 16 (5.21%) Test Manager
13 15 (4.89%) Software Test Analyst
13 15 (4.89%) Test Automation Engineer
14 14 (4.56%) Developer in Test
14 14 (4.56%) QA Tester
14 14 (4.56%) Test Automation Developer
15 13 (4.23%) Integration Engineer
15 13 (4.23%) Manual Tester
15 13 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.12%) Web Services
2 25 (8.14%) .NET
3 24 (7.82%) SOAP
4 22 (7.17%) HTML
5 20 (6.51%) XML
6 17 (5.54%) REST
7 14 (4.56%) CSS
8 13 (4.23%) ASP.NET
8 13 (4.23%) J2EE
9 10 (3.26%) Gherkin
10 9 (2.93%) JAXB
11 8 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (2.28%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 7 (2.28%) JMS
13 6 (1.95%) XSL
14 5 (1.63%) jQuery
15 4 (1.30%) Ajax
15 4 (1.30%) Flash
15 4 (1.30%) HTML5
15 4 (1.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.12%) Computer Science
2 24 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (7.49%) Virtual Team
4 13 (4.23%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.93%) iPad
6 6 (1.95%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.30%) Blog
7 4 (1.30%) Online Games
7 4 (1.30%) Smartcard
7 4 (1.30%) Wiki
8 3 (0.98%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.65%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.65%) iPhone
9 2 (0.65%) User Experience
10 1 (0.33%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.33%) mHealth
10 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 54 (17.59%) Windows
2 22 (7.17%) Linux
3 15 (4.89%) Unix
4 14 (4.56%) Android
5 12 (3.91%) Apple iOS
6 11 (3.58%) Solaris
7 6 (1.95%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.98%) Windows Vista
9 3 (0.98%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (64.17%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (48.86%) Automated Testing
3 101 (32.90%) Software Testing
4 89 (28.99%) Test Automation
5 78 (25.41%) Automation Testing
6 71 (23.13%) Test Scripting
7 64 (20.85%) Scrum
8 57 (18.57%) SDLC
9 51 (16.61%) User Acceptance Testing
10 48 (15.64%) Regression Testing
11 47 (15.31%) TDD
12 43 (14.01%) Software Engineering
13 41 (13.36%) Unit Testing
14 40 (13.03%) Test Strategy
15 39 (12.70%) Performance Testing
16 36 (11.73%) BDD
17 34 (11.07%) Waterfall
18 30 (9.77%) Non-Functional Testing
19 29 (9.45%) Functional Testing
20 26 (8.47%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 78 (25.41%) Java
2 64 (20.85%) SQL
3 50 (16.29%) C#
4 29 (9.45%) Python
5 21 (6.84%) C++
6 20 (6.51%) JavaScript
7 16 (5.21%) C
8 14 (4.56%) Ruby
9 13 (4.23%) Perl
10 8 (2.61%) T-SQL
11 7 (2.28%) VB
12 6 (1.95%) Tcl
13 5 (1.63%) VBScript
14 3 (0.98%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 84 (27.36%) Degree
2 63 (20.52%) ISTQB
3 41 (13.36%) ISEB
4 33 (10.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (4.23%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (0.98%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (32.25%) QA
2 4 (1.30%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.98%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.98%) SDET
Systems Management
1 6 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (15.31%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.14%) Oracle
3 23 (7.49%) HP
4 13 (4.23%) SAP
5 9 (2.93%) Remedy
6 4 (1.30%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (0.65%) F5
7 2 (0.65%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.65%) TOWER Software
7 2 (0.65%) T-Plan
8 1 (0.33%) Sage
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