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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 278 248 323
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +75
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 164 213 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.80% 0.93% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.17% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 148 200 105
Average salary £39,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.85% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,350 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
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
16858 18135 17065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 81.82% 79.47% 76.50%
Number of salaries quoted 13369 14487 13886
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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 £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 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 22 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
(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
Hampshire +22 44 £37,500 +7.14% 9
East Sussex +21 30 £50,000 +56.25% 5
Surrey +1 29 £37,500 -
Oxfordshire +18 18 £37,500 +15.38% 4
West Sussex +8 16 £26,250 -19.23% 1
Berkshire -27 11 £43,000 +17.80% 2
Kent -7 6 £32,500 -13.33%
Buckinghamshire -35 6 £34,000 +4.61%
Middlesex +13 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 22 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.

1 185 (64.91%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (59.65%) Automated Testing
3 126 (44.21%) QA
4 110 (38.60%) Selenium
5 83 (29.12%) C#
6 82 (28.77%) Software Testing
6 82 (28.77%) Test Scripting
7 71 (24.91%) Java
7 71 (24.91%) SQL
8 70 (24.56%) .NET
8 70 (24.56%) ISTQB
9 66 (23.16%) ISEB
10 60 (21.05%) Test Automation
11 58 (20.35%) Automation Testing
12 57 (20.00%) WebDriver
13 56 (19.65%) Degree
14 52 (18.25%) Finance
15 47 (16.49%) HP Quality Center
16 46 (16.14%) TDD
17 44 (15.44%) Regression Testing
18 43 (15.09%) Web Services
19 41 (14.39%) Windows
20 39 (13.68%) Unit Testing
20 39 (13.68%) Test Management
21 38 (13.33%) Microsoft
22 37 (12.98%) User Acceptance Testing
22 37 (12.98%) User Stories
23 36 (12.63%) XML
24 35 (12.28%) Scrum
25 34 (11.93%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 (2.46%) Confluence
1 7 (2.46%) IIS
2 2 (0.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.35%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.35%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 20 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.51%) MS Office
3 3 (1.05%) Mingle
4 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.70%) MS Project
4 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Exchequer
1 2 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.51%) SaaS
2 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.40%) Internet
1 4 (1.40%) Wireless
2 3 (1.05%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.16%) MySQL
3 8 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.46%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.11%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.05%) MS Access
6 3 (1.05%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.70%) Big Data
7 2 (0.70%) DB2
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.35%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 110 (38.60%) Selenium
2 57 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 34 (11.93%) JIRA
4 29 (10.18%) QuickTest Pro
5 17 (5.96%) JMeter
6 16 (5.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (4.56%) Git (software)
8 12 (4.21%) SoapUI
8 12 (4.21%) NUnit
9 11 (3.86%) JUnit
9 11 (3.86%) Cucumber
10 10 (3.51%) Zephyr
10 10 (3.51%) Visual Studio
11 9 (3.16%) Mercurial
11 9 (3.16%) SpecFlow
12 6 (2.11%) PyUnit
12 6 (2.11%) TestNG
13 5 (1.75%) Eclipse
14 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (1.40%) NSubstitute
General
1 52 (18.25%) Finance
2 6 (2.11%) Retail
3 4 (1.40%) Publishing
3 4 (1.40%) Electronics
3 4 (1.40%) Automotive
3 4 (1.40%) Marketing
3 4 (1.40%) Banking
4 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 88 (30.88%) Analyst
2 83 (29.12%) Tester
3 75 (26.32%) Test Analyst
4 58 (20.35%) QA Engineer
5 41 (14.39%) Software Tester
6 39 (13.68%) Test Engineer
7 26 (9.12%) QA Analyst
8 21 (7.37%) QA Tester
9 20 (7.02%) Software Engineer
9 20 (7.02%) Developer
10 17 (5.96%) Team Leader
10 17 (5.96%) Test Team Leader
11 16 (5.61%) Quality Engineer
12 15 (5.26%) Web Tester
12 15 (5.26%) Test Manager
13 13 (4.56%) C# Developer
14 12 (4.21%) Senior Tester
14 12 (4.21%) Software Test Engineer
14 12 (4.21%) .NET Developer
14 12 (4.21%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (24.56%) .NET
2 43 (15.09%) Web Services
3 36 (12.63%) XML
4 34 (11.93%) HTML
5 27 (9.47%) ASP.NET
6 18 (6.32%) JSON
6 18 (6.32%) .NET Framework
7 17 (5.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (5.96%) Entity Framework
7 17 (5.96%) ASP.NET Web API
8 15 (5.26%) WinForms
9 13 (4.56%) Gherkin
10 10 (3.51%) WPF
11 9 (3.16%) ADO.NET
12 8 (2.81%) HTML5
13 4 (1.40%) CSS
13 4 (1.40%) Hibernate
13 4 (1.40%) Spring
14 3 (1.05%) Ajax
14 3 (1.05%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.23%) Computer Science
2 25 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.96%) Client/Server
4 15 (5.26%) N-Tier
5 10 (3.51%) Open Source
6 8 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.46%) iSeries
7 7 (2.46%) AS400
8 6 (2.11%) Wiki
9 5 (1.75%) User Experience
10 3 (1.05%) Learning Management System
10 3 (1.05%) E-Learning
10 3 (1.05%) Social Media
10 3 (1.05%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.70%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (0.70%) iPad
11 2 (0.70%) iDTV
11 2 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.70%) IVR
11 2 (0.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 41 (14.39%) Windows
2 10 (3.51%) Apple iOS
2 10 (3.51%) Android
3 5 (1.75%) Windows 7
3 5 (1.75%) Windows 8
3 5 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.40%) Linux
5 3 (1.05%) UNIX
5 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (64.91%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (59.65%) Automated Testing
3 82 (28.77%) Software Testing
3 82 (28.77%) Test Scripting
4 60 (21.05%) Test Automation
5 58 (20.35%) Automation Testing
6 46 (16.14%) TDD
7 44 (15.44%) Regression Testing
8 39 (13.68%) Unit Testing
8 39 (13.68%) Test Management
9 37 (12.98%) User Acceptance Testing
9 37 (12.98%) User Stories
10 35 (12.28%) Scrum
11 33 (11.58%) Performance Testing
12 30 (10.53%) Integration Testing
12 30 (10.53%) Waterfall
13 27 (9.47%) Mentoring
14 24 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (8.42%) Compatibility Testing
15 23 (8.07%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 83 (29.12%) C#
2 71 (24.91%) Java
2 71 (24.91%) SQL
3 33 (11.58%) JavaScript
4 18 (6.32%) C++
4 18 (6.32%) Python
5 14 (4.91%) PHP
6 10 (3.51%) VB
6 10 (3.51%) T-SQL
7 9 (3.16%) Perl
8 6 (2.11%) C
9 3 (1.05%) VB6
10 2 (0.70%) COBOL
10 2 (0.70%) VBScript
10 2 (0.70%) VC++
10 2 (0.70%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 70 (24.56%) ISTQB
2 66 (23.16%) ISEB
3 56 (19.65%) Degree
4 19 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.11%) AAT
5 6 (2.11%) HND
6 3 (1.05%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.05%) IC3 Certification
7 2 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (44.21%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.05%) Firmware
1 3 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.70%) KVM
2 2 (0.70%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 47 (16.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 33 (11.58%) Oracle
3 32 (11.23%) HP
4 8 (2.81%) Pega
5 4 (1.40%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.05%) Google
6 3 (1.05%) Citrix
7 2 (0.70%) Apple
7 2 (0.70%) Sage
7 2 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.70%) VMware
8 1 (0.35%) DataFlux
8 1 (0.35%) SAP
8 1 (0.35%) Trillium
8 1 (0.35%) Xamarin
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