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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 326 298 291
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -7
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 112 131 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.52% 0.62% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.78% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 106 90 151
Average salary £35,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £42,750 £48,800
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
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
17258 16862 17844
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 80.11% 79.63% 77.54%
Number of salaries quoted 13775 13395 15357
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
Surrey +6 35 £33,750 -10.00% 3
Berkshire +7 31 £35,000 +3.70% 4
Hampshire 0 31 £42,500 +37.09% 2
East Sussex -20 6 £37,000 +5.71% 1
Oxfordshire -3 3 £25,500 -22.72% 5
Buckinghamshire -15 3 £31,500 -1.56%
West Sussex -3 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Kent -13 1 £40,000 +10.34%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 156 (47.13%) Automated Testing
2 148 (44.71%) Selenium
3 144 (43.50%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (39.27%) SQL
5 117 (35.35%) ISEB
6 92 (27.79%) QA
7 89 (26.89%) Software Testing
8 86 (25.98%) Windows
9 85 (25.68%) Test Automation
10 78 (23.56%) Test Scripting
11 75 (22.66%) C#
11 75 (22.66%) Test Management
12 73 (22.05%) Finance
12 73 (22.05%) Degree
13 72 (21.75%) HP Quality Center
14 71 (21.45%) WebDriver
15 65 (19.64%) ISTQB
16 61 (18.43%) Java
17 57 (17.22%) Microsoft
18 55 (16.62%) .NET
18 55 (16.62%) QuickTest Pro
19 54 (16.31%) Oracle
20 50 (15.11%) Automation Testing
21 48 (14.50%) JMeter
22 47 (14.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 45 (13.60%) Client/Server
24 44 (13.29%) Mentoring
25 42 (12.69%) HP
25 42 (12.69%) SoapUI
26 40 (12.08%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (1.81%) IIS
2 5 (1.51%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.91%) Confluence
5 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (4.83%) MS Office
2 14 (4.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.72%) SaaS
2 1 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.30%) POP3
1 1 (0.30%) SMTP
1 1 (0.30%) DHCP
1 1 (0.30%) Ethernet
1 1 (0.30%) SNMP
1 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.30%) DNS
1 1 (0.30%) Internet
1 1 (0.30%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.85%) Oracle Database
2 21 (6.34%) MySQL
3 17 (5.14%) SQL Server
4 11 (3.32%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (2.42%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.51%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.91%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.30%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 148 (44.71%) Selenium
2 71 (21.45%) WebDriver
3 55 (16.62%) QuickTest Pro
4 48 (14.50%) JMeter
5 42 (12.69%) SoapUI
6 35 (10.57%) TestNG
6 35 (10.57%) JUnit
7 31 (9.37%) JIRA
8 18 (5.44%) Visual Studio
9 17 (5.14%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (4.53%) Cucumber
11 13 (3.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (3.93%) Ant
12 11 (3.32%) NUnit
12 11 (3.32%) SpecFlow
13 9 (2.72%) MSTest
14 7 (2.11%) Git (software)
15 5 (1.51%) PyUnit
15 5 (1.51%) TestDirector
16 4 (1.21%) LabVIEW
General
1 73 (22.05%) Finance
2 10 (3.02%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.42%) Banking
4 5 (1.51%) Front Office
5 4 (1.21%) Retail
5 4 (1.21%) Automotive
6 3 (0.91%) Electronics
7 2 (0.60%) Billing
8 1 (0.30%) Marketing
8 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 147 (44.41%) Analyst
2 143 (43.20%) Test Analyst
3 103 (31.12%) Tester
4 55 (16.62%) Software Tester
4 55 (16.62%) Test Engineer
5 51 (15.41%) Senior Tester
6 30 (9.06%) Senior Software Tester
7 28 (8.46%) Software Test Analyst
7 28 (8.46%) Software Engineer
8 25 (7.55%) Software Test Engineer
9 24 (7.25%) Senior Analyst
9 24 (7.25%) Senior Test Analyst
10 23 (6.95%) Team Leader
10 23 (6.95%) Test Team Leader
11 21 (6.34%) Test Leader
12 20 (6.04%) QA Engineer
13 15 (4.53%) Junior
14 14 (4.23%) QA Tester
15 13 (3.93%) QA Analyst
16 12 (3.63%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (16.62%) .NET
2 34 (10.27%) Web Services
3 32 (9.67%) XML
4 17 (5.14%) J2EE
5 14 (4.23%) HTML
6 10 (3.02%) SOAP
7 9 (2.72%) WPF
8 6 (1.81%) LINQ
8 6 (1.81%) CSS
9 5 (1.51%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.51%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.91%) WCF
10 3 (0.91%) WinForms
10 3 (0.91%) XSL
10 3 (0.91%) J2ME
11 2 (0.60%) Middleware
11 2 (0.60%) Gherkin
12 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (0.30%) SAP XI
12 1 (0.30%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 45 (13.60%) Client/Server
2 32 (9.67%) N-Tier
2 32 (9.67%) Mathematics
3 27 (8.16%) Life Science
4 26 (7.85%) Computer Science
5 15 (4.53%) Physics
6 14 (4.23%) Chemistry
6 14 (4.23%) Biology
7 13 (3.93%) Visualisation
7 13 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (2.72%) Open Source
10 8 (2.42%) Statistics
10 8 (2.42%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.21%) iPad
12 3 (0.91%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.60%) IVR
13 2 (0.60%) Wiki
13 2 (0.60%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 86 (25.98%) Windows
2 21 (6.34%) Linux
3 20 (6.04%) UNIX
4 13 (3.93%) Mac OS X
4 13 (3.93%) Solaris
5 6 (1.81%) Android
5 6 (1.81%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.51%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.21%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (47.13%) Automated Testing
2 144 (43.50%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (26.89%) Software Testing
4 85 (25.68%) Test Automation
5 78 (23.56%) Test Scripting
6 75 (22.66%) Test Management
7 50 (15.11%) Automation Testing
8 44 (13.29%) Mentoring
9 40 (12.08%) Software Engineering
10 39 (11.78%) Unit Testing
11 30 (9.06%) Regression Testing
12 28 (8.46%) Waterfall
13 26 (7.85%) User Acceptance Testing
14 23 (6.95%) Performance Testing
15 22 (6.65%) System Testing
16 19 (5.74%) Integration Testing
17 17 (5.14%) TDD
17 17 (5.14%) Scrum
18 15 (4.53%) Test Strategy
19 13 (3.93%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 130 (39.27%) SQL
2 75 (22.66%) C#
3 61 (18.43%) Java
4 30 (9.06%) Python
5 21 (6.34%) Perl
6 20 (6.04%) JavaScript
7 19 (5.74%) VBScript
8 18 (5.44%) PL/SQL
9 13 (3.93%) Shell Script
10 11 (3.32%) C
11 10 (3.02%) C++
12 7 (2.11%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.81%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 117 (35.35%) ISEB
2 73 (22.05%) Degree
3 65 (19.64%) ISTQB
4 47 (14.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.11%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.21%) PhD
7 3 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.30%) HND
8 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.30%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (27.79%) QA
System Software
1 7 (2.11%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.91%) vSphere
4 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 72 (21.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 57 (17.22%) Microsoft
2 54 (16.31%) Oracle
3 42 (12.69%) HP
4 6 (1.81%) MathWorks
5 5 (1.51%) VMware
6 4 (1.21%) Telerik
6 4 (1.21%) IBM
6 4 (1.21%) Red Gate
7 3 (0.91%) SAP
7 3 (0.91%) Citrix
8 2 (0.60%) Informatica
9 1 (0.30%) Sage
9 1 (0.30%) Atlassian
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, Sussex
Picture More Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Concur Technologies
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £19,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire Wilts Oxon Newbury Swindon
Questor Resourcing
Salary: £25 - 40,000 + Bonus + Very Good Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Hampshire
Omnio Recruitment
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago