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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 333 282 278
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -4
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 104 124 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.50% 0.62% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.77% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 101 85 166
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £47,650
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
16781 16183 17362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 80.87% 80.27% 77.95%
Number of salaries quoted 13543 12790 14875
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 26 January 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 26 January 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
(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
Berkshire -1 26 £38,750 -21.71% 6
Surrey -7 21 £36,750 -5.76% 5
Hampshire -10 21 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Oxfordshire -1 16 £30,000 -14.28% 6
East Sussex -13 9 £41,250 +17.85%
Kent -2 5 £23,000 -38.87% 3
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £29,000 -10.07%
West Sussex -14 2 £33,750 +3.84%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 149 (49.83%) Automated Testing
2 140 (46.82%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (45.48%) Selenium
4 114 (38.13%) SQL
5 100 (33.44%) ISEB
6 96 (32.11%) QA
7 85 (28.43%) Software Testing
8 81 (27.09%) Test Automation
8 81 (27.09%) C#
9 78 (26.09%) Windows
10 68 (22.74%) Test Scripting
10 68 (22.74%) WebDriver
11 67 (22.41%) Degree
11 67 (22.41%) .NET
12 66 (22.07%) Test Management
13 65 (21.74%) ISTQB
14 64 (21.40%) Finance
15 56 (18.73%) HP Quality Center
16 52 (17.39%) Microsoft
17 49 (16.39%) Java
18 48 (16.05%) QuickTest Pro
19 46 (15.38%) Automation Testing
20 45 (15.05%) Oracle
21 41 (13.71%) Software Engineering
22 40 (13.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 35 (11.71%) Unit Testing
23 35 (11.71%) Client/Server
24 34 (11.37%) JMeter
24 34 (11.37%) Mentoring
25 33 (11.04%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 5 (1.67%) IIS
1 5 (1.67%) SharePoint
1 5 (1.67%) Confluence
2 4 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (5.35%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.68%) MS Office
3 2 (0.67%) MS Project
3 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.68%) SaaS
2 1 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.67%) Internet
2 1 (0.33%) IMAP
2 1 (0.33%) POP3
2 1 (0.33%) SMTP
2 1 (0.33%) DHCP
2 1 (0.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.33%) SNMP
2 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 16 (5.35%) MySQL
3 12 (4.01%) SQL Server
4 11 (3.68%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (2.01%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.67%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.67%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.33%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 136 (45.48%) Selenium
2 68 (22.74%) WebDriver
3 48 (16.05%) QuickTest Pro
4 34 (11.37%) JMeter
5 33 (11.04%) JIRA
6 28 (9.36%) SoapUI
7 25 (8.36%) JUnit
8 24 (8.03%) TestNG
9 20 (6.69%) Cucumber
10 17 (5.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (5.02%) Git (software)
12 14 (4.68%) Visual Studio
13 13 (4.35%) SpecFlow
14 10 (3.34%) Ant
14 10 (3.34%) NUnit
15 9 (3.01%) Mercurial
15 9 (3.01%) MSTest
15 9 (3.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 6 (2.01%) TestDirector
17 5 (1.67%) PyUnit
General
1 64 (21.40%) Finance
2 9 (3.01%) Telecoms
2 9 (3.01%) Banking
3 5 (1.67%) Retail
4 4 (1.34%) Automotive
5 3 (1.00%) Front Office
5 3 (1.00%) Electronics
6 2 (0.67%) Billing
6 2 (0.67%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 128 (42.81%) Analyst
2 123 (41.14%) Test Analyst
3 96 (32.11%) Tester
4 46 (15.38%) Software Tester
5 45 (15.05%) Test Engineer
6 41 (13.71%) Senior Tester
7 27 (9.03%) Software Test Analyst
8 26 (8.70%) Software Engineer
9 23 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
9 23 (7.69%) Senior Software Tester
10 22 (7.36%) QA Engineer
11 20 (6.69%) Senior Test Analyst
11 20 (6.69%) Senior Analyst
12 19 (6.35%) Team Leader
12 19 (6.35%) Test Team Leader
13 18 (6.02%) Test Leader
14 17 (5.69%) Junior
15 16 (5.35%) Developer
15 16 (5.35%) QA Tester
15 16 (5.35%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (22.41%) .NET
2 33 (11.04%) XML
3 32 (10.70%) Web Services
4 19 (6.35%) HTML
5 18 (6.02%) WPF
6 16 (5.35%) WinForms
7 14 (4.68%) ASP.NET
8 12 (4.01%) .NET Framework
9 10 (3.34%) JSON
9 10 (3.34%) J2EE
10 9 (3.01%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (3.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 9 (3.01%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (2.34%) LINQ
12 5 (1.67%) Gherkin
13 3 (1.00%) WCF
13 3 (1.00%) CSS
13 3 (1.00%) SOAP
13 3 (1.00%) XSL
13 3 (1.00%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.71%) Client/Server
2 30 (10.03%) Computer Science
3 26 (8.70%) N-Tier
4 18 (6.02%) Mathematics
4 18 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (5.69%) Life Science
6 13 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (3.68%) Open Source
8 9 (3.01%) Visualisation
9 8 (2.68%) Physics
9 8 (2.68%) Chemistry
9 8 (2.68%) Biology
10 7 (2.34%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.34%) iPad
11 4 (1.34%) Wiki
12 3 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (1.00%) Blackberry
12 3 (1.00%) E-Learning
12 3 (1.00%) Learning Management System
13 2 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 78 (26.09%) Windows
2 16 (5.35%) Linux
3 14 (4.68%) UNIX
4 9 (3.01%) Solaris
4 9 (3.01%) Mac OS X
5 6 (2.01%) Android
5 6 (2.01%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.01%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.67%) Windows 8
6 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (49.83%) Automated Testing
2 140 (46.82%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (28.43%) Software Testing
4 81 (27.09%) Test Automation
5 68 (22.74%) Test Scripting
6 66 (22.07%) Test Management
7 46 (15.38%) Automation Testing
8 41 (13.71%) Software Engineering
9 35 (11.71%) Unit Testing
10 34 (11.37%) Mentoring
11 30 (10.03%) User Acceptance Testing
12 29 (9.70%) Waterfall
13 24 (8.03%) Performance Testing
13 24 (8.03%) Regression Testing
14 21 (7.02%) TDD
15 20 (6.69%) Scrum
16 15 (5.02%) Integration Testing
16 15 (5.02%) Test Strategy
17 14 (4.68%) System Testing
18 13 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 114 (38.13%) SQL
2 81 (27.09%) C#
3 49 (16.39%) Java
4 29 (9.70%) Python
5 25 (8.36%) JavaScript
6 21 (7.02%) Perl
7 15 (5.02%) VBScript
8 11 (3.68%) PL/SQL
9 9 (3.01%) C++
9 9 (3.01%) C
9 9 (3.01%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.68%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.01%) MATLAB
12 5 (1.67%) VB
13 3 (1.00%) VB6
14 2 (0.67%) VC++
15 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 100 (33.44%) ISEB
2 67 (22.41%) Degree
3 65 (21.74%) ISTQB
4 40 (13.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.01%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.01%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.67%) AAT
7 2 (0.67%) HND
8 1 (0.33%) PhD
8 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (32.11%) QA
System Software
1 7 (2.34%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.00%) vSphere
4 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 56 (18.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 52 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 45 (15.05%) Oracle
3 30 (10.03%) HP
4 6 (2.01%) MathWorks
5 5 (1.67%) VMware
6 4 (1.34%) Telerik
6 4 (1.34%) Red Gate
7 3 (1.00%) SAP
7 3 (1.00%) Citrix
8 2 (0.67%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.67%) IBM
9 1 (0.33%) Informatica
9 1 (0.33%) Sage
Tonbridge, Kent
IT Connections
Salary: to £28,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Modis International - London
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + (depending on experience)
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Pension, Gym Membership, Health
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chertsey
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £20k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead
Sovereign Business Resources
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Hungerford
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 16 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Tunbridge Wells
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
West Berkshire, M4 Corridor, Hungerford
CDK Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago