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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / South East
Rank 245 275 347
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +72
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 149 187 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.01% 0.96% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.11% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 116 170 102
Median salary £36,000 £40,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,600 £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
12593 16856 17464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.68% 86.54% 84.76%
Number of salaries quoted 10272 14212 14014
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 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +46 54 £52,500 +16.66% 7
Surrey +27 25 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Berkshire +25 22 £32,500 -45.83% 6
Buckinghamshire +32 19 £35,500 +17.94% 3
Oxfordshire +32 19 £32,500 +52.94% 2
Kent +5 7 £45,000 +30.43%
East Sussex +3 3 £41,500 -7.77%
West Sussex -15 1 £27,500 -15.38%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 218 (67.49%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (44.89%) Automated Testing
3 119 (36.84%) Selenium
4 105 (32.51%) Software Testing
5 103 (31.89%) QA
6 94 (29.10%) Test Automation
7 82 (25.39%) Scrum
8 79 (24.46%) Degree
9 76 (23.53%) Test Scripting
10 70 (21.67%) Automation Testing
11 68 (21.05%) SQL
12 65 (20.12%) C#
13 63 (19.50%) Java
14 60 (18.58%) Finance
15 59 (18.27%) ISTQB
16 55 (17.03%) JIRA
16 55 (17.03%) ISEB
17 54 (16.72%) Windows
17 54 (16.72%) SDLC
18 51 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
19 49 (15.17%) Microsoft
20 48 (14.86%) Regression Testing
21 46 (14.24%) TDD
22 44 (13.62%) BDD
23 42 (13.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 39 (12.07%) Software Engineering
25 38 (11.76%) .NET
26 36 (11.15%) Test Strategy
27 35 (10.84%) Unit Testing
28 34 (10.53%) Performance Testing

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 (3.72%) Confluence
2 11 (3.41%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.79%) JBoss
4 4 (1.24%) CMS
5 1 (0.31%) Apache
5 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 31 (9.60%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.41%) MS Project
3 1 (0.31%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.24%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.10%) SaaS
2 4 (1.24%) GitHub
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.86%) ATM
2 2 (0.62%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.72%) MySQL
3 7 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.24%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.24%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 119 (36.84%) Selenium
2 55 (17.03%) JIRA
3 33 (10.22%) WebDriver
4 32 (9.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (8.36%) Visual Studio
6 26 (8.05%) SoapUI
7 25 (7.74%) Cucumber
7 25 (7.74%) HP UFT
8 22 (6.81%) JMeter
9 21 (6.50%) Ranorex
9 21 (6.50%) Subversion
10 17 (5.26%) Jenkins
11 14 (4.33%) Zephyr
12 12 (3.72%) Maven
13 11 (3.41%) Ant
14 10 (3.10%) SpecFlow
14 10 (3.10%) TestComplete
14 10 (3.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 9 (2.79%) LoadRunner
16 8 (2.48%) Gradle
General
1 60 (18.58%) Finance
2 22 (6.81%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.64%) Banking
4 12 (3.72%) Marketing
5 10 (3.10%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.17%) Automotive
6 7 (2.17%) Publishing
7 6 (1.86%) Electronics
7 6 (1.86%) Games
7 6 (1.86%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.55%) Retail
9 4 (1.24%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.62%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.31%) Advertising
11 1 (0.31%) Back Office
11 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 117 (36.22%) Analyst
2 112 (34.67%) Test Analyst
3 82 (25.39%) Tester
4 48 (14.86%) Software Tester
5 43 (13.31%) Test Engineer
6 33 (10.22%) Developer
7 27 (8.36%) Automation Tester
8 25 (7.74%) QA Analyst
9 23 (7.12%) QA Test Analyst
10 21 (6.50%) QA Engineer
10 21 (6.50%) Software Analyst
11 20 (6.19%) Software Test Analyst
12 19 (5.88%) QA Tester
13 18 (5.57%) Automation Test Analyst
14 17 (5.26%) Manual Test Analyst
14 17 (5.26%) Manual Tester
14 17 (5.26%) Test Manager
15 15 (4.64%) Test Automation Engineer
16 13 (4.02%) Developer in Test
16 13 (4.02%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (11.76%) .NET
2 26 (8.05%) SOAP
3 25 (7.74%) HTML
3 25 (7.74%) Web Services
4 22 (6.81%) XML
5 16 (4.95%) ASP.NET
5 16 (4.95%) REST
6 14 (4.33%) CSS
7 12 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (3.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 10 (3.10%) J2EE
10 9 (2.79%) Gherkin
11 7 (2.17%) JAXB
11 7 (2.17%) JSON
12 6 (1.86%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (1.86%) Flash
12 6 (1.86%) HTML5
12 6 (1.86%) jQuery
12 6 (1.86%) WCF
12 6 (1.86%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
1 22 (6.81%) Virtual Team
2 20 (6.19%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.64%) Client/Server
3 15 (4.64%) Mobile App
4 14 (4.33%) Mathematics
5 8 (2.48%) iPad
5 8 (2.48%) Wiki
6 7 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.86%) Online Games
8 4 (1.24%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.24%) Blog
8 4 (1.24%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.93%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.93%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.62%) mHealth
10 2 (0.62%) User Experience
11 1 (0.31%) Cyber Attack
11 1 (0.31%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.31%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 54 (16.72%) Windows
2 20 (6.19%) Linux
3 12 (3.72%) Unix
4 11 (3.41%) Android
4 11 (3.41%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.17%) Solaris
6 6 (1.86%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.93%) Windows Vista
8 3 (0.93%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.62%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (67.49%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (44.89%) Automated Testing
3 105 (32.51%) Software Testing
4 94 (29.10%) Test Automation
5 82 (25.39%) Scrum
6 76 (23.53%) Test Scripting
7 70 (21.67%) Automation Testing
8 54 (16.72%) SDLC
9 51 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 48 (14.86%) Regression Testing
11 46 (14.24%) TDD
12 44 (13.62%) BDD
13 39 (12.07%) Software Engineering
14 36 (11.15%) Test Strategy
15 35 (10.84%) Unit Testing
16 34 (10.53%) Performance Testing
16 34 (10.53%) Waterfall
17 31 (9.60%) Mentoring
18 26 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (8.05%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 68 (21.05%) SQL
2 65 (20.12%) C#
3 63 (19.50%) Java
4 25 (7.74%) JavaScript
5 21 (6.50%) Python
6 18 (5.57%) C++
7 10 (3.10%) C
7 10 (3.10%) VB
8 9 (2.79%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.17%) Ruby
10 6 (1.86%) Perl
10 6 (1.86%) Tcl
11 3 (0.93%) VBScript
12 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.31%) PHP
12 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 79 (24.46%) Degree
2 59 (18.27%) ISTQB
3 55 (17.03%) ISEB
4 42 (13.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (3.72%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (1.24%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (31.89%) QA
2 4 (1.24%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.93%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 49 (15.17%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.50%) Oracle
3 15 (4.64%) HP
4 12 (3.72%) SAP
5 9 (2.79%) Remedy
6 4 (1.24%) CA Agile Central
6 4 (1.24%) TOWER Software
7 2 (0.62%) T-Plan
8 1 (0.31%) F5
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