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 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 264 304 274
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -30
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 191 164 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.03% 0.79% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.93% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 162 149 204
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £52,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
15846 17680 19234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.67% 84.98% 83.72%
Number of salaries quoted 13244 14035 15412
Median salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £66,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 28 May 2016.

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 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Surrey +38 65 £33,750 -10.00% 9
East Sussex +13 30 £35,000 -28.20% 3
West Sussex +7 24 £40,000 +60.00%
Hampshire -3 21 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Berkshire +18 17 £45,000 +10.42% 4
Oxfordshire -7 16 £37,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +34 13 £33,500 -1.47% 3
Kent -4 5 £42,750 +31.53%
Middlesex +5 1 £32,500 +30.00%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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.

1 219 (61.00%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (47.08%) Automated Testing
3 157 (43.73%) Selenium
4 146 (40.67%) QA
5 118 (32.87%) SQL
6 110 (30.64%) ISEB
7 108 (30.08%) C#
8 105 (29.25%) Software Testing
8 105 (29.25%) ISTQB
9 98 (27.30%) .NET
10 94 (26.18%) SDLC
11 92 (25.63%) Test Automation
12 86 (23.96%) Finance
13 74 (20.61%) Java
14 73 (20.33%) Test Scripting
15 72 (20.06%) Waterfall
15 72 (20.06%) Test Strategy
16 67 (18.66%) Regression Testing
17 61 (16.99%) Scrum
17 61 (16.99%) Automation Testing
18 59 (16.43%) HP Quality Center
18 59 (16.43%) User Acceptance Testing
19 56 (15.60%) Microsoft
20 55 (15.32%) Functional Testing
21 54 (15.04%) SQL Server
21 54 (15.04%) Windows
22 53 (14.76%) JIRA
23 49 (13.65%) Team Foundation Server
24 48 (13.37%) TDD
24 48 (13.37%) Oracle

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 14 (3.90%) IIS
2 7 (1.95%) ColdFusion
3 6 (1.67%) CICS
4 5 (1.39%) CMS
5 3 (0.84%) Confluence
6 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (5.01%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.51%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.56%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.67%) VoIP
2 3 (0.84%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (15.04%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.29%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.95%) DB2
5 7 (1.95%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.95%) MySQL
6 5 (1.39%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.11%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.56%) Big Data
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.28%) HBase
Development Applications
1 157 (43.73%) Selenium
2 53 (14.76%) JIRA
3 49 (13.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 46 (12.81%) WebDriver
5 43 (11.98%) NUnit
6 32 (8.91%) HP UFT
7 27 (7.52%) Visual Studio
8 23 (6.41%) SoapUI
9 21 (5.85%) JUnit
10 14 (3.90%) TestNG
11 13 (3.62%) LoadRunner
11 13 (3.62%) Selenium IDE
11 13 (3.62%) SpecFlow
12 12 (3.34%) JMeter
13 11 (3.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 8 (2.23%) Appcelerator Titanium
15 7 (1.95%) Cucumber
15 7 (1.95%) Jenkins
15 7 (1.95%) Ranorex
15 7 (1.95%) Testopia
General
1 86 (23.96%) Finance
2 25 (6.96%) Telecoms
3 20 (5.57%) Automotive
4 18 (5.01%) Banking
5 10 (2.79%) Marketing
6 8 (2.23%) Back Office
7 7 (1.95%) Games
8 5 (1.39%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.39%) Electronics
9 4 (1.11%) Local Government
9 4 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.11%) Publishing
10 2 (0.56%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) Legal
11 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 150 (41.78%) Analyst
2 147 (40.95%) Test Analyst
3 104 (28.97%) Tester
4 64 (17.83%) Test Engineer
5 59 (16.43%) QA Engineer
6 37 (10.31%) QA Analyst
7 36 (10.03%) QA Test Engineer
8 34 (9.47%) QA Test Analyst
9 33 (9.19%) Automation Tester
9 33 (9.19%) Junior
10 32 (8.91%) QA Tester
11 31 (8.64%) Senior Analyst
11 31 (8.64%) Senior Test Analyst
12 29 (8.08%) Manual Test Analyst
13 27 (7.52%) Software Tester
14 26 (7.24%) Test Manager
15 25 (6.96%) Automation Test Analyst
16 21 (5.85%) Junior Analyst
16 21 (5.85%) Junior Test Analyst
17 20 (5.57%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (27.30%) .NET
2 39 (10.86%) Web Services
3 30 (8.36%) XML
4 29 (8.08%) ASP.NET
5 21 (5.85%) ASP.NET MVC
5 21 (5.85%) HTML
6 20 (5.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 16 (4.46%) ASP.NET Web API
7 16 (4.46%) WCF
8 15 (4.18%) AngularJS
9 14 (3.90%) jQuery
10 13 (3.62%) KnockoutJS
11 12 (3.34%) .NET Framework
12 10 (2.79%) CSS
13 9 (2.51%) Middleware
14 8 (2.23%) Entity Framework
14 8 (2.23%) JSON
14 8 (2.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 8 (2.23%) Unity DI Container
14 8 (2.23%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.74%) Client/Server
2 17 (4.74%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.18%) Mathematics
4 14 (3.90%) Mainframe
5 8 (2.23%) Inversion of Control
6 6 (1.67%) Social Media
6 6 (1.67%) VSAM
7 5 (1.39%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.39%) Wiki
8 3 (0.84%) AS400
8 3 (0.84%) iSeries
9 2 (0.56%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.28%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.28%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.28%) Life Science
10 1 (0.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 54 (15.04%) Windows
2 23 (6.41%) Unix
3 13 (3.62%) Linux
4 10 (2.79%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.23%) Windows 8
5 8 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (2.23%) Windows Vista
5 8 (2.23%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.39%) Solaris
7 4 (1.11%) Android
7 4 (1.11%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (61.00%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (47.08%) Automated Testing
3 105 (29.25%) Software Testing
4 94 (26.18%) SDLC
5 92 (25.63%) Test Automation
6 73 (20.33%) Test Scripting
7 72 (20.06%) Test Strategy
7 72 (20.06%) Waterfall
8 67 (18.66%) Regression Testing
9 61 (16.99%) Automation Testing
9 61 (16.99%) Scrum
10 59 (16.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 55 (15.32%) Functional Testing
12 48 (13.37%) TDD
13 43 (11.98%) MVC
13 43 (11.98%) Performance Testing
14 37 (10.31%) Unit Testing
15 35 (9.75%) System Integration Testing
16 33 (9.19%) System Testing
17 31 (8.64%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 118 (32.87%) SQL
2 108 (30.08%) C#
3 74 (20.61%) Java
4 31 (8.64%) JavaScript
5 29 (8.08%) Python
6 22 (6.13%) Perl
7 14 (3.90%) VB
8 12 (3.34%) C++
8 12 (3.34%) PL/SQL
9 10 (2.79%) C
9 10 (2.79%) COBOL
10 9 (2.51%) PHP
10 9 (2.51%) Ruby
11 7 (1.95%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.67%) JCL
13 5 (1.39%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.56%) VBScript
14 2 (0.56%) VC++
Qualifications
1 110 (30.64%) ISEB
2 105 (29.25%) ISTQB
3 41 (11.42%) Degree
4 23 (6.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (3.90%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) HP AIS
8 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (40.67%) QA
2 5 (1.39%) ISO 9001
2 5 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
3 1 (0.28%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 59 (16.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 56 (15.60%) Microsoft
2 48 (13.37%) HP
2 48 (13.37%) Oracle
3 11 (3.06%) MKS
3 11 (3.06%) TOWER Software
4 7 (1.95%) Pega
4 7 (1.95%) SAP
5 6 (1.67%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.11%) Demandware
7 3 (0.84%) NICE Systems
8 2 (0.56%) T-Plan
9 1 (0.28%) CODA
9 1 (0.28%) Tableau
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum Up to £35K
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 38-40k
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £37700 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefitss
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 43k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 10 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cowes
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Surrey
TDA Group
Posted: 13 days ago
Walton-On-Thames
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Cowes
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Weybridge
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Game Retail Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Farnham
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Walton-On-Thames
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago