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 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
Rank 84 102 100
Rank change year-on-year +18 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 5 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.49% 0.56% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.66% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 2
Median salary £48,750 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.87% +14.28%  
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 840 912 1055
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 82.76% 84.52% 85.70%
Number of salaries quoted 640 684 844
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,300 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 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
Salary Histogram in Essex

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

Salary histogram 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 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
Chelmsford - 4 £55,000 -
Brentwood - 1 £42,500 -
Manual Testing
East of England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

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 Essex region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
3 3 (37.50%) Gherkin
3 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) QA
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 1 (12.50%) TestRail
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related 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 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
2 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) TestRail
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (12.50%) Automotive
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Tester
2 3 (37.50%) Manual Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Java Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Software Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA