Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England > East Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 186 208
Rank change year-on-year +53 +22 -20
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 101 75 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.92% 1.14% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 1.28% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 91 61 70
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +27.27% -15.38%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £45,000 £37,975
England median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.25% - +14.29%

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4664 5847 6661
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 88.70% 89.05% 89.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3859 4630 5405
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in the East Midlands

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in the East Midlands

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in the East Midlands

Manual Testing
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +40 64 £44,500 +14.84% 5
Leicestershire +19 16 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Northamptonshire +20 11 £38,500 -18.95%
Derbyshire -3 9 £30,000 +7.14%
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 75 (74.26%) Test Automation
2 57 (56.44%) QA
3 48 (47.52%) Selenium
3 48 (47.52%) Java
4 41 (40.59%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (31.68%) Web Services
6 31 (30.69%) C#
7 30 (29.70%) WebDriver
8 25 (24.75%) JIRA
9 22 (21.78%) Defect Management
10 18 (17.82%) Test Management
10 18 (17.82%) SoapUI
11 17 (16.83%) ISTQB
11 17 (16.83%) SQL
11 17 (16.83%) OO
12 16 (15.84%) Performance Testing
13 13 (12.87%) Test Strategy
13 13 (12.87%) Jenkins
13 13 (12.87%) JMeter
13 13 (12.87%) OOP
13 13 (12.87%) .NET
14 12 (11.88%) Windows
14 12 (11.88%) ISEB
14 12 (11.88%) Microsoft
15 11 (10.89%) Software Testing
15 11 (10.89%) BDD
16 10 (9.90%) Software Engineering
16 10 (9.90%) Finance
16 10 (9.90%) Scenario Testing
17 9 (8.91%) Windows Server

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.98%) NServiceBus
2 1 (0.99%) CMS
2 1 (0.99%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (8.91%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.97%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.99%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 48 (47.52%) Selenium
2 30 (29.70%) WebDriver
3 25 (24.75%) JIRA
4 18 (17.82%) SoapUI
5 13 (12.87%) Jenkins
5 13 (12.87%) JMeter
6 9 (8.91%) Cucumber
7 8 (7.92%) Git (software)
8 4 (3.96%) Robot Framework
8 4 (3.96%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.97%) TestRail
9 3 (2.97%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.98%) Ant
10 2 (1.98%) Maven
10 2 (1.98%) NUnit
10 2 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.99%) PHPUnit
11 1 (0.99%) VectorCAST
11 1 (0.99%) VersionOne
General
1 10 (9.90%) Finance
2 8 (7.92%) Retail
3 1 (0.99%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 36 (35.64%) QA Engineer
2 27 (26.73%) QA Leader
3 20 (19.80%) Tester
4 18 (17.82%) Analyst
5 17 (16.83%) QA Automation Engineer
6 14 (13.86%) Automation Engineer
6 14 (13.86%) Automation Tester
6 14 (13.86%) Test Engineer
7 10 (9.90%) SQL Analyst
8 9 (8.91%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (8.91%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 9 (8.91%) SQL Support Analyst
8 9 (8.91%) Support Analyst
8 9 (8.91%) Test Leader
9 7 (6.93%) Test Analyst
9 7 (6.93%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (5.94%) Developer
10 6 (5.94%) Java Engineer
10 6 (5.94%) Software QA Engineer
10 6 (5.94%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (31.68%) Web Services
2 13 (12.87%) .NET
3 3 (2.97%) RESTful
4 2 (1.98%) Entity Framework
4 2 (1.98%) JDBC
5 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.99%) Behat
5 1 (0.99%) CSS
5 1 (0.99%) HTML
5 1 (0.99%) LAMP
5 1 (0.99%) Laravel
5 1 (0.99%) phpspec
5 1 (0.99%) React
5 1 (0.99%) Redux
5 1 (0.99%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.98%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.98%) User Experience
4 1 (0.99%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.99%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.88%) Windows
2 9 (8.91%) Windows 10
2 9 (8.91%) Windows 7
2 9 (8.91%) Windows 8
2 9 (8.91%) Windows Server
2 9 (8.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (74.26%) Test Automation
2 41 (40.59%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (21.78%) Defect Management
4 18 (17.82%) Test Management
5 17 (16.83%) OO
6 16 (15.84%) Performance Testing
7 13 (12.87%) OOP
7 13 (12.87%) Test Strategy
8 11 (10.89%) BDD
8 11 (10.89%) Software Testing
9 10 (9.90%) Scenario Testing
9 10 (9.90%) Software Engineering
10 9 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (7.92%) Regression Testing
11 8 (7.92%) TDD
12 7 (6.93%) E-Commerce
12 7 (6.93%) SDLC
13 6 (5.94%) User Acceptance Testing
14 5 (4.95%) Scrum
14 5 (4.95%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 48 (47.52%) Java
2 31 (30.69%) C#
3 17 (16.83%) SQL
4 5 (4.95%) C
4 5 (4.95%) C++
5 4 (3.96%) Ada
5 4 (3.96%) MATLAB
5 4 (3.96%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.99%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.99%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (16.83%) ISTQB
2 12 (11.88%) ISEB
3 6 (5.94%) Degree
4 4 (3.96%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.96%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (56.44%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.97%) Docker
Vendors
1 12 (11.88%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.96%) Google
3 2 (1.98%) Twitter
3 2 (1.98%) Xamarin