The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 135 158
Rank change year-on-year +2 +23  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 15 8 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.72% 0.35% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.40% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 15
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +60.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £49,000
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1815 2012 2445
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 87.30% 87.40% 86.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1541 1650 1934
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £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 Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Hertfordshire

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Hertfordshire

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Watford -8 6 £52,500 -25.00%
Hertford - 4 £42,500 - 1
Letchworth -8 2 £32,500 +6.55%
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £28,000 -
Manual Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 32 (76.19%) Test Automation
2 27 (64.29%) QA
3 24 (57.14%) Finance
4 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (50.00%) JIRA
6 16 (38.10%) Selenium
7 15 (35.71%) Test Strategy
8 14 (33.33%) BDD
8 14 (33.33%) SQL
9 12 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (28.57%) Test Management
10 11 (26.19%) Waterfall
10 11 (26.19%) SDLC
10 11 (26.19%) ISTQB
11 10 (23.81%) Software Testing
11 10 (23.81%) Scrum
12 9 (21.43%) TDD
12 9 (21.43%) Cucumber
12 9 (21.43%) Defect Management
13 8 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (19.05%) ISEB
13 8 (19.05%) Regression Testing
14 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
15 6 (14.29%) Git (software)
15 6 (14.29%) Confluence
15 6 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
15 6 (14.29%) Banking
15 6 (14.29%) Oracle
15 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
15 6 (14.29%) MS Visio

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 6 (14.29%) Confluence
2 4 (9.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.38%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 21 (50.00%) JIRA
2 16 (38.10%) Selenium
3 9 (21.43%) Cucumber
4 6 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 5 (11.90%) WebDriver
6 4 (9.52%) JBehave
6 4 (9.52%) JUnit
6 4 (9.52%) Maven
6 4 (9.52%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.76%) Zephyr
8 1 (2.38%) HP UFT
8 1 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (2.38%) Robot Framework
8 1 (2.38%) Subversion
8 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.38%) YouTrack
General
1 24 (57.14%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (11.90%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) Analyst
1 21 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) Tester
3 7 (16.67%) Manual Test Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 7 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 6 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 5 (11.90%) Agile Test Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) QA Manager
6 4 (9.52%) Software Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Manual Tester
7 3 (7.14%) QA Leader
7 3 (7.14%) QA Manual Tester
7 3 (7.14%) QA Test Manager
8 2 (4.76%) Portfolio Test Manager
8 2 (4.76%) Service Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) UAT Lead
8 2 (4.76%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) Gherkin
1 4 (9.52%) Hibernate
1 4 (9.52%) RESTful
1 4 (9.52%) Spring
2 2 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Linux
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) Android
2 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (76.19%) Test Automation
2 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (35.71%) Test Strategy
4 14 (33.33%) BDD
5 12 (28.57%) Test Management
5 12 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (26.19%) SDLC
6 11 (26.19%) Waterfall
7 10 (23.81%) Scrum
7 10 (23.81%) Software Testing
8 9 (21.43%) Defect Management
8 9 (21.43%) TDD
9 8 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (19.05%) Regression Testing
10 6 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
11 5 (11.90%) Integration Testing
11 5 (11.90%) Kanban
11 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
12 4 (9.52%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) ISTQB
2 8 (19.05%) ISEB
3 1 (2.38%) CSQA
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (64.29%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle
3 4 (9.52%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.38%) Cognos
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Siebel
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