The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 82 90 86
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 2 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.24% 0.45% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.60% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 6
Average salary £33,750 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £30,000 £38,750
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.58%
Manual Testing
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
684 663 724
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 80.95% 75.34% 83.60%
Number of salaries quoted 606 629 681
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Southampton region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Southampton

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Southampton

Manual Testing
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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