Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
South East > Kent
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 106 143
Rank change year-on-year +35 +37 -18
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 35 23 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.65% 1.34% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 1.52% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 34 20 6
Kent median annual salary £31,000 £42,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.06% +32.81% -8.57%
10th Percentile £21,000 £32,500 £29,125
90th Percentile £48,750 £51,375 £37,500
South East median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1139 1516 1949
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 86.16% 88.34% 87.87%
Number of salaries quoted 967 1336 1720
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.03% +0.61%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £58,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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
Chatham +14 20 £31,750 -29.44%
Dartford - 1 - -
Maidstone - 1 £40,000 -
Manual Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 Kent region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 31 (88.57%) Test Automation
2 28 (80.00%) Test Strategy
3 24 (68.57%) ISEB
4 20 (57.14%) SDLC
4 20 (57.14%) Test Scripting
5 16 (45.71%) Process Improvement
6 15 (42.86%) Finance
7 14 (40.00%) HP
7 14 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (37.14%) Software Testing
9 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (34.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (31.43%) Test Management
10 11 (31.43%) System Testing
10 11 (31.43%) Performance Testing
10 11 (31.43%) Scenario Testing
11 9 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (25.71%) Performance Analysis
11 9 (25.71%) Regression Testing
12 8 (22.86%) System Integration Testing
13 7 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
13 7 (20.00%) HP UFT
13 7 (20.00%) Integration Testing
14 5 (14.29%) Performance Management
14 5 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
14 5 (14.29%) Risk Management
14 5 (14.29%) Banking
14 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
14 5 (14.29%) Line Management
15 4 (11.43%) Degree

Manual Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (5.71%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) Selenium
3 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (77.14%) Analyst
1 27 (77.14%) Test Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Finance Systems Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Junior
6 1 (2.86%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) QA Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Software Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.86%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Marketing Technology
1 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (88.57%) Test Automation
2 28 (80.00%) Test Strategy
3 20 (57.14%) SDLC
3 20 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 16 (45.71%) Process Improvement
5 13 (37.14%) Software Testing
6 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (31.43%) Performance Testing
7 11 (31.43%) Scenario Testing
7 11 (31.43%) System Testing
7 11 (31.43%) Test Management
8 9 (25.71%) Performance Analysis
8 9 (25.71%) Regression Testing
8 9 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (22.86%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (20.00%) Integration Testing
10 7 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
11 5 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (14.29%) Line Management
11 5 (14.29%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C#
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
1 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (68.57%) ISEB
2 12 (34.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 4 (11.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) HP