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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 76 82 80
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 5 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.63% 0.51% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.64% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 9
Average salary £27,500 £26,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -19.23%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
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
650 623 717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.07% 78.66% 82.41%
Number of salaries quoted 566 589 670
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Southampton

Manual Testing
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 8 (88.89%) Automated Testing
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) QA
4 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
5 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Selenium
5 3 (33.33%) Degree
5 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 3 (33.33%) CSS
5 3 (33.33%) ISEB
5 3 (33.33%) .NET
5 3 (33.33%) C#
5 3 (33.33%) HTML
5 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Finance
7 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (11.11%) NUnit
7 1 (11.11%) Banking

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) NUnit
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Automated Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA