Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 238 230 255
Rank change year-on-year -8 +25 -18
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 122 144 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.01% 1.09% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.23% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 111 128 143
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.86% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £31,250 £24,925 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £52,500 £56,250
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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 10609 11704 13300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 88.00% 88.59% 87.21%
Number of salaries quoted 8613 9643 10938
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
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 of England

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 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
Cambridgeshire -15 60 £50,000 +25.00% 9
Hertfordshire -21 41 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Essex +34 11 £50,000 +44.93% 1
Suffolk -4 9 £32,500 +6.56% 1
Norfolk +16 1 £32,500 -
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 of England region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 107 (87.70%) Test Automation
2 70 (57.38%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (53.28%) QA
4 55 (45.08%) Software Testing
5 47 (38.52%) Selenium
6 36 (29.51%) Test Strategy
7 31 (25.41%) BDD
8 27 (22.13%) Java
9 26 (21.31%) Python
10 25 (20.49%) TDD
11 24 (19.67%) C#
12 22 (18.03%) Finance
12 22 (18.03%) JIRA
13 20 (16.39%) Regression Testing
13 20 (16.39%) Scrum
13 20 (16.39%) WebDriver
14 19 (15.57%) E-Commerce
15 18 (14.75%) Degree
15 18 (14.75%) Mathematics
15 18 (14.75%) SQL
15 18 (14.75%) .NET
16 17 (13.93%) Retail
16 17 (13.93%) SpecFlow
17 16 (13.11%) Cucumber
18 15 (12.30%) WPF
19 14 (11.48%) Computer Science
19 14 (11.48%) JavaScript
20 13 (10.66%) ISEB
20 13 (10.66%) Usability Testing
20 13 (10.66%) Statistics

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 2 (1.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.64%) SAN
2 1 (0.82%) TETRA
2 1 (0.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.10%) Big Data
3 2 (1.64%) DB2
3 2 (1.64%) MySQL
4 1 (0.82%) QlikView
4 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 47 (38.52%) Selenium
2 22 (18.03%) JIRA
3 20 (16.39%) WebDriver
4 17 (13.93%) SpecFlow
5 16 (13.11%) Cucumber
6 9 (7.38%) SoapUI
7 7 (5.74%) Jenkins
8 5 (4.10%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.28%) Git (software)
10 3 (2.46%) NUnit
11 2 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.82%) Appium
12 1 (0.82%) Calabash
12 1 (0.82%) HP UFT
12 1 (0.82%) NeoLoad
12 1 (0.82%) Redmine
12 1 (0.82%) Robot Framework
12 1 (0.82%) Subversion
12 1 (0.82%) TestRail
12 1 (0.82%) WATIR
General
1 22 (18.03%) Finance
2 17 (13.93%) Retail
3 7 (5.74%) Banking
4 3 (2.46%) Electronics
4 3 (2.46%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.64%) Publishing
5 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (29.51%) Analyst
2 35 (28.69%) QA Engineer
3 32 (26.23%) Test Analyst
4 31 (25.41%) Test Engineer
5 22 (18.03%) Tester
6 19 (15.57%) Software Test Engineer
7 18 (14.75%) Software Analyst
7 18 (14.75%) Software Test Analyst
8 15 (12.30%) Senior Test Engineer
9 13 (10.66%) Senior Software Test Engineer
9 13 (10.66%) Software Tester
10 12 (9.84%) Senior QA Engineer
11 11 (9.02%) QA Leader
12 8 (6.56%) QA Automation Engineer
13 6 (4.92%) Developer in Test
13 6 (4.92%) Integration Engineer
13 6 (4.92%) QA Analyst
13 6 (4.92%) QA Test Engineer
13 6 (4.92%) Test and Integration Engineer
13 6 (4.92%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.75%) .NET
2 15 (12.30%) WPF
3 13 (10.66%) Reactive Extensions
4 9 (7.38%) SOAP
5 8 (6.56%) HTML
6 5 (4.10%) CSS
6 5 (4.10%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.46%) Ajax
7 3 (2.46%) RESTful
8 2 (1.64%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.64%) HTML5
8 2 (1.64%) jQuery
8 2 (1.64%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.64%) Web Services
8 2 (1.64%) WinForms
9 1 (0.82%) Middleware
9 1 (0.82%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.48%) Computer Science
2 10 (8.20%) EPoS
3 6 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (4.10%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.28%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.46%) Life Science
7 2 (1.64%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.64%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.82%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.46%) Android
1 3 (2.46%) Apple iOS
1 3 (2.46%) Linux
1 3 (2.46%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (87.70%) Test Automation
2 70 (57.38%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (45.08%) Software Testing
4 36 (29.51%) Test Strategy
5 31 (25.41%) BDD
6 25 (20.49%) TDD
7 20 (16.39%) Regression Testing
7 20 (16.39%) Scrum
8 19 (15.57%) E-Commerce
9 18 (14.75%) Mathematics
10 13 (10.66%) API Testing
10 13 (10.66%) Capital Modelling
10 13 (10.66%) Statistics
10 13 (10.66%) Usability Testing
11 12 (9.84%) Test Scripting
12 11 (9.02%) Exploratory Testing
13 10 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (7.38%) Performance Testing
15 8 (6.56%) Financial Modelling
15 8 (6.56%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 27 (22.13%) Java
2 26 (21.31%) Python
3 24 (19.67%) C#
4 18 (14.75%) SQL
5 14 (11.48%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.74%) Ruby
7 4 (3.28%) PHP
8 3 (2.46%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.64%) C
10 1 (0.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (14.75%) Degree
2 13 (10.66%) ISEB
3 11 (9.02%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (53.28%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (4.10%) Microsoft
1 5 (4.10%) Oracle
1 5 (4.10%) TOWER Software
2 1 (0.82%) Cognos