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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 85 85 79
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 4 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.47% 0.49% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.65% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 8
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
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
700 615 738
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 81.68% 75.74% 86.42%
Number of salaries quoted 616 587 695
Average salary £42,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 7 (77.78%) Automated Testing
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
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%) .NET
5 3 (33.33%) ISEB
5 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 3 (33.33%) CSS
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%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (11.11%) NUnit
7 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 1 (11.11%) C++
7 1 (11.11%) Windows
7 1 (11.11%) Linux
7 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
1 3 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Automated Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA