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 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
South East > Kent
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 84 96
Rank change year-on-year +16 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 9 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.34% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 0.35% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 3
Kent median annual salary £31,000 £42,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.05% +41.66%  
10th Percentile £24,900 £35,250 £26,700
90th Percentile £40,000 £43,750 £34,300
South East median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.66% -6.25%  

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 553 853 957
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 82.17% 88.49% 86.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1743 3288 3395
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,175 £27,000
90th Percentile £62,450 £58,750 £65,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 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
Chatham +6 2 £26,000 -38.82%
Dover - 2 - -
Tunbridge Wells +2 1 £30,000 -25.00%
Manual Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 Kent region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 17 (89.47%) Test Automation
2 12 (63.16%) Test Strategy
3 10 (52.63%) Test Scripting
3 10 (52.63%) Software Testing
4 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (47.37%) Regression Testing
4 9 (47.37%) ISEB
4 9 (47.37%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (42.11%) HP
6 7 (36.84%) Finance
6 7 (36.84%) HP UFT
6 7 (36.84%) SDLC
7 6 (31.58%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (31.58%) Scenario Testing
7 6 (31.58%) QA
7 6 (31.58%) Selenium
8 5 (26.32%) System Testing
8 5 (26.32%) User Stories
9 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Test Management
9 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
9 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
9 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (21.05%) SQL
10 3 (15.79%) VBScript
10 3 (15.79%) VB
10 3 (15.79%) Java
10 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
10 3 (15.79%) Line Management
11 2 (10.53%) Test Planning

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) HP UFT
2 6 (31.58%) Selenium
3 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
4 2 (10.53%) JIRA
5 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Analyst
2 14 (73.68%) Test Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (26.32%) QA Analyst
4 5 (26.32%) QA Test Analyst
4 5 (26.32%) QC Analyst
5 4 (21.05%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (21.05%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (21.05%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (15.79%) Tester
7 2 (10.53%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce Tester
7 2 (10.53%) QA Automation Analyst
7 2 (10.53%) Senior Tester
8 1 (5.26%) Junior
8 1 (5.26%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (5.26%) Junior Test Analyst
8 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Test Automation
2 12 (63.16%) Test Strategy
3 10 (52.63%) Software Testing
3 10 (52.63%) Test Scripting
4 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (47.37%) Regression Testing
5 7 (36.84%) SDLC
6 6 (31.58%) Scenario Testing
6 6 (31.58%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (26.32%) System Testing
7 5 (26.32%) User Stories
8 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
8 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
8 4 (21.05%) Test Management
9 3 (15.79%) Line Management
10 2 (10.53%) Open Source
10 2 (10.53%) Performance Analysis
10 2 (10.53%) Process Improvement
10 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
10 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) VB
2 3 (15.79%) VBScript
3 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) ISEB
2 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) hybris
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft