The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / East of England
Rank 197 203 214
Rank change year-on-year +6 +11  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 53 72 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.87% 0.98% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.11% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 52 70 47
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,025 £29,400 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £43,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Manual Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5319 6460 6272
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 87.21% 87.88% 84.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4226 5103 4993
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,421 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in the East of England

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in the East of England

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in the East of England

Manual Testing
Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +21 27 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Cambridgeshire -5 13 £42,500 +13.33% 5
Essex +18 5 £48,750 +21.87%
Bedfordshire +26 3 £45,000 -
Norfolk -9 3 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Suffolk +18 2 £32,500 -7.14%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 of England region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 75 (59.06%) Automated Testing
2 72 (56.69%) Selenium
3 68 (53.54%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (52.76%) Finance
5 57 (44.88%) QA
6 56 (44.09%) ISTQB
7 55 (43.31%) ISEB
8 46 (36.22%) JIRA
9 45 (35.43%) SQL
10 40 (31.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 38 (29.92%) Test Automation
12 34 (26.77%) Scrum
13 32 (25.20%) Microsoft
14 28 (22.05%) MS Excel
15 27 (21.26%) MS Visio
16 26 (20.47%) Software Testing
16 26 (20.47%) Banking
16 26 (20.47%) Automation Testing
17 24 (18.90%) Test Scripting
18 23 (18.11%) Cucumber
18 23 (18.11%) C#
19 19 (14.96%) Test Strategy
20 18 (14.17%) WebDriver
21 17 (13.39%) SDLC
21 17 (13.39%) Regression Testing
21 17 (13.39%) Java
21 17 (13.39%) Ruby
22 16 (12.60%) Python
22 16 (12.60%) Waterfall
23 14 (11.02%) Test Management

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 4 (3.15%) Confluence
1 4 (3.15%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.79%) CMS
2 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (22.05%) MS Excel
2 27 (21.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.79%) FTP
1 1 (0.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.72%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.94%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.15%) Big Data
3 4 (3.15%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.36%) MySQL
5 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 72 (56.69%) Selenium
2 46 (36.22%) JIRA
3 23 (18.11%) Cucumber
4 18 (14.17%) WebDriver
5 10 (7.87%) Git (software)
5 10 (7.87%) HP UFT
6 7 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.94%) SoapUI
8 4 (3.15%) Appium
8 4 (3.15%) JBehave
8 4 (3.15%) JUnit
8 4 (3.15%) Maven
8 4 (3.15%) Robot Framework
8 4 (3.15%) Subversion
8 4 (3.15%) TestRail
9 3 (2.36%) JMeter
9 3 (2.36%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.57%) Calabash
10 2 (1.57%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.57%) Zephyr
General
1 67 (52.76%) Finance
2 26 (20.47%) Banking
3 4 (3.15%) Electronics
4 3 (2.36%) Marketing
4 3 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.57%) Automotive
5 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.57%) Retail
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 62 (48.82%) Analyst
2 60 (47.24%) Test Analyst
3 25 (19.69%) Test Engineer
4 24 (18.90%) Automation Test Analyst
5 23 (18.11%) Manual Test Analyst
5 23 (18.11%) Tester
6 17 (13.39%) Software Test Engineer
7 11 (8.66%) Test Automation Engineer
8 10 (7.87%) Test Leader
9 9 (7.09%) Agile Test Analyst
10 8 (6.30%) Manual Tester
10 8 (6.30%) Software Tester
11 7 (5.51%) Automation Tester
12 6 (4.72%) Linux Engineer
12 6 (4.72%) QA Engineer
12 6 (4.72%) Test Manager
13 5 (3.94%) QA Analyst
13 5 (3.94%) QA Leader
13 5 (3.94%) QA Manager
14 4 (3.15%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.45%) .NET
2 9 (7.09%) Gherkin
3 4 (3.15%) Hibernate
3 4 (3.15%) RESTful
3 4 (3.15%) Spring
4 2 (1.57%) Qt
4 2 (1.57%) REST
4 2 (1.57%) SOAP
4 2 (1.57%) Web Services
4 2 (1.57%) WPF
5 1 (0.79%) CSS
5 1 (0.79%) HTML
5 1 (0.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.72%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.15%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.57%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.79%) Home Automation
5 1 (0.79%) iPad
5 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.79%) Smart Home
5 1 (0.79%) Streaming Music
5 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.87%) Linux
2 6 (4.72%) Unix
3 4 (3.15%) Windows
4 1 (0.79%) Android
4 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (59.06%) Automated Testing
2 68 (53.54%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (31.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 38 (29.92%) Test Automation
5 34 (26.77%) Scrum
6 26 (20.47%) Automation Testing
6 26 (20.47%) Software Testing
7 24 (18.90%) Test Scripting
8 19 (14.96%) Test Strategy
9 17 (13.39%) Regression Testing
9 17 (13.39%) SDLC
10 16 (12.60%) Waterfall
11 14 (11.02%) Test Management
12 12 (9.45%) BDD
12 12 (9.45%) Functional Testing
12 12 (9.45%) TDD
13 11 (8.66%) Non-Functional Testing
14 10 (7.87%) Exploratory Testing
15 9 (7.09%) Defect Management
16 7 (5.51%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (35.43%) SQL
2 23 (18.11%) C#
3 17 (13.39%) Java
3 17 (13.39%) Ruby
4 16 (12.60%) Python
5 7 (5.51%) C++
5 7 (5.51%) Perl
6 6 (4.72%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.15%) C
7 4 (3.15%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.36%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.57%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.57%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.57%) VBScript
10 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.79%) PHP
10 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (44.09%) ISTQB
2 55 (43.31%) ISEB
3 11 (8.66%) Degree
4 6 (4.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (44.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) VirtualBox
1 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (25.20%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.87%) Oracle
3 8 (6.30%) HP
4 4 (3.15%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.57%) SAP
6 1 (0.79%) IBM
6 1 (0.79%) VMware
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