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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 286 306 294
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -12
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 166 127 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.78% 0.55% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.69% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 147 114 131
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
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
17518 18513 17439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 81.87% 80.45% 78.00%
Number of salaries quoted 13998 14584 14234
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +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 1 April 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 1 April 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
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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
Surrey +24 37 £37,500 +8.69% 6
Hampshire +15 34 £32,500 - 8
East Sussex -10 24 £52,500 +64.06%
Oxfordshire +14 22 £30,000 -11.11% 2
Berkshire -8 17 £42,500 - 1
West Sussex +3 12 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Kent +19 10 £27,500 -26.66% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 10 £27,500 -15.38% 3
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 167 (62.31%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (55.60%) Automated Testing
3 113 (42.16%) QA
4 108 (40.30%) Selenium
5 76 (28.36%) C#
5 76 (28.36%) SQL
6 74 (27.61%) Software Testing
6 74 (27.61%) Test Scripting
7 73 (27.24%) ISEB
8 68 (25.37%) ISTQB
9 66 (24.63%) .NET
10 65 (24.25%) Test Automation
11 62 (23.13%) Java
12 59 (22.01%) WebDriver
13 54 (20.15%) HP Quality Center
14 53 (19.78%) Finance
14 53 (19.78%) Degree
15 50 (18.66%) Automation Testing
16 45 (16.79%) Windows
17 43 (16.04%) Test Management
18 40 (14.93%) Microsoft
19 37 (13.81%) User Acceptance Testing
20 36 (13.43%) Unit Testing
20 36 (13.43%) Waterfall
21 35 (13.06%) XML
21 35 (13.06%) HP
21 35 (13.06%) Regression Testing
22 34 (12.69%) Web Services
22 34 (12.69%) Mentoring
23 33 (12.31%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (2.61%) Confluence
2 5 (1.87%) IIS
3 3 (1.12%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.37%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 21 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.99%) MS Office
3 2 (0.75%) MS Project
3 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.75%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.75%) Exchequer
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.36%) SaaS
2 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.12%) Internet
2 2 (0.75%) HTTP
3 1 (0.37%) SNMP
3 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.37%) Wireless
3 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.99%) MySQL
3 7 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.24%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.24%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.24%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.12%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.12%) MS Access
5 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.37%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.37%) DB2
Development Applications
1 108 (40.30%) Selenium
2 59 (22.01%) WebDriver
3 33 (12.31%) JIRA
4 31 (11.57%) QuickTest Pro
5 20 (7.46%) SoapUI
6 19 (7.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (6.34%) JMeter
8 14 (5.22%) JUnit
9 12 (4.48%) Visual Studio
10 11 (4.10%) TestNG
11 10 (3.73%) Git (software)
12 9 (3.36%) Mercurial
12 9 (3.36%) NUnit
12 9 (3.36%) Zephyr
13 7 (2.61%) Cucumber
14 6 (2.24%) TestDirector
14 6 (2.24%) PyUnit
15 5 (1.87%) Eclipse
15 5 (1.87%) SpecFlow
16 3 (1.12%) LoadRunner
General
1 53 (19.78%) Finance
2 9 (3.36%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.99%) Banking
4 6 (2.24%) Retail
5 5 (1.87%) Automotive
6 4 (1.49%) Electronics
6 4 (1.49%) Marketing
7 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 94 (35.07%) Analyst
2 81 (30.22%) Test Analyst
3 73 (27.24%) Tester
4 43 (16.04%) QA Engineer
5 40 (14.93%) Software Tester
6 39 (14.55%) Test Engineer
7 28 (10.45%) Software Engineer
8 21 (7.84%) QA Tester
9 20 (7.46%) Software Test Engineer
9 20 (7.46%) QA Analyst
10 19 (7.09%) Developer
11 17 (6.34%) Software Test Analyst
12 15 (5.60%) Test Leader
13 14 (5.22%) Senior Tester
13 14 (5.22%) Quality Engineer
14 13 (4.85%) Web Tester
15 12 (4.48%) C# Developer
16 10 (3.73%) Senior Analyst
16 10 (3.73%) .NET Developer
16 10 (3.73%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (24.63%) .NET
2 35 (13.06%) XML
3 34 (12.69%) Web Services
4 28 (10.45%) HTML
5 21 (7.84%) ASP.NET
6 17 (6.34%) WinForms
6 17 (6.34%) .NET Framework
7 15 (5.60%) JSON
8 14 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (5.22%) Entity Framework
8 14 (5.22%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (4.85%) WPF
10 9 (3.36%) Gherkin
11 6 (2.24%) HTML5
11 6 (2.24%) ADO.NET
12 3 (1.12%) CSS
12 3 (1.12%) Spring
12 3 (1.12%) Hibernate
13 2 (0.75%) Ajax
13 2 (0.75%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.57%) Computer Science
2 25 (9.33%) Client/Server
3 24 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (7.84%) N-Tier
5 12 (4.48%) Open Source
6 11 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.24%) Wiki
8 3 (1.12%) E-Learning
8 3 (1.12%) Learning Management System
8 3 (1.12%) User Experience
9 2 (0.75%) Social Media
9 2 (0.75%) iDTV
9 2 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.37%) IVR
10 1 (0.37%) FMCG
10 1 (0.37%) iPad
10 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.37%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 45 (16.79%) Windows
2 8 (2.99%) Android
2 8 (2.99%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.24%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.87%) Linux
4 5 (1.87%) Windows 8
4 5 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.12%) UNIX
6 1 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (62.31%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (55.60%) Automated Testing
3 74 (27.61%) Software Testing
3 74 (27.61%) Test Scripting
4 65 (24.25%) Test Automation
5 50 (18.66%) Automation Testing
6 43 (16.04%) Test Management
7 37 (13.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 36 (13.43%) Unit Testing
8 36 (13.43%) Waterfall
9 35 (13.06%) Regression Testing
10 34 (12.69%) Mentoring
11 33 (12.31%) TDD
12 32 (11.94%) User Stories
13 31 (11.57%) Scrum
14 25 (9.33%) Performance Testing
15 24 (8.96%) Software Engineering
16 23 (8.58%) Integration Testing
17 18 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (6.72%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (28.36%) C#
1 76 (28.36%) SQL
2 62 (23.13%) Java
3 27 (10.07%) JavaScript
4 20 (7.46%) Python
5 19 (7.09%) C++
6 11 (4.10%) Perl
7 10 (3.73%) VB
8 8 (2.99%) PHP
8 8 (2.99%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.61%) C
10 3 (1.12%) VB6
10 3 (1.12%) VBScript
11 2 (0.75%) VC++
12 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.37%) COBOL
12 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (27.24%) ISEB
2 68 (25.37%) ISTQB
3 53 (19.78%) Degree
4 16 (5.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.24%) AAT
5 6 (2.24%) HND
6 4 (1.49%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.12%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.75%) IC3 Certification
9 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (42.16%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.12%) vSphere
3 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.37%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.37%) KVM
4 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 54 (20.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (14.93%) Microsoft
2 35 (13.06%) HP
3 31 (11.57%) Oracle
4 5 (1.87%) VMware
4 5 (1.87%) Pega
5 3 (1.12%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.12%) Citrix
6 2 (0.75%) SAP
6 2 (0.75%) Sage
6 2 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.75%) Google
7 1 (0.37%) MathWorks
7 1 (0.37%) IBM
7 1 (0.37%) Apple
Hampshire
Stott & May
Salary: £25000 - £50000 Per Annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + extensive package
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 Per Annum + great benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Open University
Salary: From £31,342 to £37,394 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £29k - 40k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Clearview Traffic Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum +pension & 25 days holiday
Posted: 8 days ago
Chatham
Pearson Whiffin
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago