The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
South East / Kent
Rank 70 85 86
Rank change year-on-year +15 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 11 20 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.37% 1.75% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.92% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 11 19 7
Median salary £37,500 £31,000 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.96% +14.81%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £44,400 £28,000
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 Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 714 1039 787
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 88.92% 90.74% 84.08%
Number of salaries quoted 573 895 701
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -2.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £29,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Kent

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Kent over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Kent

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 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
Chatham +4 5 £47,000 +10.58%
West Malling - 5 £28,000 -
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 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 Kent region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 11 (64.71%) Finance
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (52.94%) SDLC
4 7 (41.18%) Automation Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Test Strategy
4 7 (41.18%) Regression Testing
5 6 (35.29%) HP UFT
5 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
5 6 (35.29%) QA
5 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
5 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (35.29%) User Stories
6 5 (29.41%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Selenium
6 5 (29.41%) HP
7 4 (23.53%) Project Management
7 4 (23.53%) SQL
7 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
7 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
7 4 (23.53%) Release Management
7 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
7 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (23.53%) iPad
8 3 (17.65%) Line Management
8 3 (17.65%) System Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
8 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
8 3 (17.65%) Java
8 3 (17.65%) VBScript

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) HP UFT
2 5 (29.41%) Selenium
3 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (64.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Analyst
2 10 (58.82%) Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) QA Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) QA Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) QC Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Release Manager
4 4 (23.53%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) QA Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) QA Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (23.53%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) SDLC
3 7 (41.18%) Automation Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Regression Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Test Strategy
4 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
4 6 (35.29%) User Stories
5 5 (29.41%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) Project Management
6 4 (23.53%) Release Management
6 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
7 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Line Management
7 3 (17.65%) System Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
9 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
9 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) VB
2 3 (17.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
1 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft