Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 163 202
Rank change year-on-year -14 +39 0
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 39 56 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.89% 1.25% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.43% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 37 43 49
Hertfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +37.93%
10th Percentile £30,700 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £52,500 £50,000
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +42.86% -2.78% +2.86%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3690 3924 4721
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 84.61% 87.79% 87.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3111 3241 3834
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +2.43%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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
Hertford - 19 £50,000 -
Watford -14 6 £45,000 +2.86%
Harpenden +15 2 £35,000 -
St Albans +3 2 £30,000 -33.33%
Stevenage 0 2 £35,000 +16.67%
Bishop's Stortford -9 2 £30,000 -
Potters Bar - 1 £33,500 -
Manual Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 29 (74.36%) Test Automation
2 28 (71.79%) BDD
3 24 (61.54%) Software Testing
4 23 (58.97%) QA
5 21 (53.85%) Selenium
5 21 (53.85%) Test Strategy
6 17 (43.59%) JIRA
7 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (41.03%) Retail
8 11 (28.21%) WebDriver
9 10 (25.64%) EPoS
10 9 (23.08%) TDD
10 9 (23.08%) Test Scripting
11 8 (20.51%) Java
11 8 (20.51%) SOAP
11 8 (20.51%) SoapUI
12 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
13 6 (15.38%) E-Commerce
13 6 (15.38%) SpecFlow
13 6 (15.38%) Functional Testing
13 6 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
14 5 (12.82%) API Testing
14 5 (12.82%) ISTQB
15 4 (10.26%) SQL
15 4 (10.26%) Finance
15 4 (10.26%) Gherkin
16 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
16 3 (7.69%) Scrum
16 3 (7.69%) ISEB
16 3 (7.69%) Ruby

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 1 (2.56%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 21 (53.85%) Selenium
2 17 (43.59%) JIRA
3 11 (28.21%) WebDriver
4 8 (20.51%) SoapUI
5 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
6 6 (15.38%) SpecFlow
7 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.56%) Appium
8 1 (2.56%) Calabash
8 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.56%) Robot Framework
8 1 (2.56%) Subversion
8 1 (2.56%) WATIR
General
1 16 (41.03%) Retail
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (69.23%) Analyst
2 24 (61.54%) Test Analyst
3 16 (41.03%) Software Analyst
3 16 (41.03%) Software Test Analyst
4 8 (20.51%) QA Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) QA Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Junior
7 2 (5.13%) Junior QA Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Junior Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Junior Test Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) QA Test Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Quality Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Web Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) SOAP
2 4 (10.26%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.13%) Ajax
3 2 (5.13%) HTML
3 2 (5.13%) RESTful
3 2 (5.13%) Web Services
4 1 (2.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) EPoS
2 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.13%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (74.36%) Test Automation
2 28 (71.79%) BDD
3 24 (61.54%) Software Testing
4 21 (53.85%) Test Strategy
5 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (23.08%) TDD
6 9 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 6 (15.38%) E-Commerce
7 6 (15.38%) Functional Testing
7 6 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (12.82%) API Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Performance Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Scrum
10 2 (5.13%) Bioinformatics
10 2 (5.13%) Mathematics
10 2 (5.13%) Regression Testing
10 2 (5.13%) Scalability Testing
10 2 (5.13%) Stress Testing
10 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (5.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) Java
2 4 (10.26%) SQL
3 3 (7.69%) Ruby
4 2 (5.13%) C#
4 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) Python
5 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) ISEB
3 2 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (58.97%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) Cognos