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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England / East of England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 220 225
Rank change year-on-year +11 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 53 44 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.85% 0.65% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.74% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 48 44 68
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,150 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £49,250 £50,000
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 5480 5908 7083
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 88.03% 87.64% 86.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4436 4963 5802
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 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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
Cambridgeshire -10 26 £50,000 +30.71% 10
Hertfordshire +3 15 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Suffolk -4 5 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Norfolk - 3 £37,500 - 2
Essex -6 2 £48,750 +18.18%
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 89 (84.76%) Test Automation
2 69 (65.71%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (52.38%) QA
4 46 (43.81%) Selenium
5 34 (32.38%) ISEB
6 31 (29.52%) ISTQB
7 30 (28.57%) Finance
8 29 (27.62%) .NET
8 29 (27.62%) Software Testing
9 28 (26.67%) JIRA
10 27 (25.71%) C#
10 27 (25.71%) Java
10 27 (25.71%) Cucumber
11 25 (23.81%) Scrum
12 24 (22.86%) Test Strategy
13 21 (20.00%) Regression Testing
13 21 (20.00%) SQL
14 19 (18.10%) BDD
14 19 (18.10%) Waterfall
14 19 (18.10%) User Acceptance Testing
15 18 (17.14%) E-Commerce
15 18 (17.14%) TDD
16 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
16 17 (16.19%) Test Management
16 17 (16.19%) SpecFlow
17 16 (15.24%) SDLC
18 13 (12.38%) SDET
19 11 (10.48%) Python
19 11 (10.48%) Defect Management
19 11 (10.48%) Test Scripting

Manual Testing
Co-occurring 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 8 (7.62%) Confluence
2 4 (3.81%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (6.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.81%) SaaS
2 2 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.95%) SAN
1 1 (0.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.81%) Big Data
1 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.90%) QlikView
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 46 (43.81%) Selenium
2 28 (26.67%) JIRA
3 27 (25.71%) Cucumber
4 17 (16.19%) SpecFlow
5 9 (8.57%) Git (software)
5 9 (8.57%) WebDriver
6 8 (7.62%) SoapUI
7 7 (6.67%) HP UFT
8 4 (3.81%) JBehave
8 4 (3.81%) JUnit
8 4 (3.81%) Maven
8 4 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.86%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.86%) Subversion
10 2 (1.90%) Robot Framework
10 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.90%) Zephyr
11 1 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.95%) YouTrack
General
1 30 (28.57%) Finance
2 8 (7.62%) Retail
3 6 (5.71%) Banking
4 3 (2.86%) Publishing
5 2 (1.90%) Advertising
5 2 (1.90%) Local Government
5 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.95%) Electronics
6 1 (0.95%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.95%) Legal
6 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (36.19%) Analyst
2 35 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 30 (28.57%) Tester
4 18 (17.14%) Software Tester
5 15 (14.29%) Test Engineer
6 13 (12.38%) Manual Test Analyst
6 13 (12.38%) Test Leader
7 12 (11.43%) Developer
7 12 (11.43%) Developer in Test
8 11 (10.48%) Manual Tester
8 11 (10.48%) Software Developer
9 9 (8.57%) QA Engineer
9 9 (8.57%) Software Analyst
9 9 (8.57%) Software Test Analyst
9 9 (8.57%) Software Test Engineer
10 8 (7.62%) Agile Test Analyst
10 8 (7.62%) QA Tester
11 7 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (6.67%) QA Analyst
11 7 (6.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (27.62%) .NET
2 8 (7.62%) Gherkin
3 4 (3.81%) Hibernate
3 4 (3.81%) RESTful
3 4 (3.81%) Spring
4 3 (2.86%) SOAP
5 2 (1.90%) REST
5 2 (1.90%) Silverlight
5 2 (1.90%) WPF
6 1 (0.95%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.67%) Client/Server
1 7 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.90%) Algorithms
3 2 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.62%) Linux
1 8 (7.62%) Windows
2 3 (2.86%) Android
2 3 (2.86%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (84.76%) Test Automation
2 69 (65.71%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (27.62%) Software Testing
4 25 (23.81%) Scrum
5 24 (22.86%) Test Strategy
6 21 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 19 (18.10%) BDD
7 19 (18.10%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (18.10%) Waterfall
8 18 (17.14%) E-Commerce
8 18 (17.14%) TDD
9 17 (16.19%) Test Management
10 16 (15.24%) SDLC
11 13 (12.38%) SDET
12 11 (10.48%) Defect Management
12 11 (10.48%) Test Scripting
13 10 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
14 8 (7.62%) Non-Functional Testing
15 7 (6.67%) Functional Testing
15 7 (6.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.71%) C#
1 27 (25.71%) Java
2 21 (20.00%) SQL
3 11 (10.48%) Python
4 5 (4.76%) Ruby
5 4 (3.81%) C++
5 4 (3.81%) PHP
6 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.90%) Perl
6 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.95%) C
7 1 (0.95%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (32.38%) ISEB
2 31 (29.52%) ISTQB
3 8 (7.62%) Degree
4 4 (3.81%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.90%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.95%) CSQA
7 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (52.38%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.90%) Docker
1 2 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.95%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.90%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.62%) Oracle
3 4 (3.81%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.81%) HP
4 2 (1.90%) CA
4 2 (1.90%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.95%) Cognos
5 1 (0.95%) SAP
5 1 (0.95%) Siebel
5 1 (0.95%) VMware
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