The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 86 93
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 1 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.11% 0.40% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.48% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 5
Median salary £55,000 £41,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% +17.85%  
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 Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 802 833 1075
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 84.78% 82.80% 87.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2455 2310 2888
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,975 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Essex

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Essex

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 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
Chelmsford - 1 £55,000 -
Manual Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 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 Essex region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 5 (71.43%) ISTQB
2 5 (71.43%) ISEB
3 4 (57.14%) C#
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) .NET
3 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) SpecFlow
3 4 (57.14%) Gherkin
3 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (57.14%) Client/Server
4 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 3 (42.86%) Test Planning
4 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 3 (42.86%) QA
4 3 (42.86%) C++
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
5 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) Time Management
5 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
6 1 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
1 4 (57.14%) SpecFlow
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Java Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Manual Tester
1 2 (28.57%) Software Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Software Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Software Test Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Test Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Implementation Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Test Planning
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Time Management
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISEB
1 5 (71.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA