The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 261 263 324
Rank change year-on-year +2 +61  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 133 194 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.91% 1.06% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.22% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 120 165 146
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.39%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 12755 15932 18407
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.84% 86.67% 86.37%
Number of salaries quoted 10537 13367 14718
Median salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in the South East

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in the South East over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in the South East

Manual Testing
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Hampshire +26 40 £32,500 -10.34% 3
Berkshire +37 23 £42,500 -4.49% 4
Surrey -10 19 £35,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire -2 15 £40,000 +6.38% 2
Oxfordshire +7 13 £40,000 +45.45% 7
Kent +19 8 £30,500 -23.75%
East Sussex -10 8 £30,000 -14.28% 2
West Sussex -4 6 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Isle of Wight - 1 £21,500 -
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 248 (87.63%) Test Automation
2 170 (60.07%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (43.82%) Selenium
4 118 (41.70%) QA
5 96 (33.92%) Software Testing
6 91 (32.16%) Test Scripting
7 85 (30.04%) ISTQB
8 82 (28.98%) SQL
9 74 (26.15%) Java
10 64 (22.61%) C#
10 64 (22.61%) Degree
11 62 (21.91%) Regression Testing
12 60 (21.20%) Test Strategy
13 57 (20.14%) Performance Testing
14 55 (19.43%) WebDriver
14 55 (19.43%) Finance
15 51 (18.02%) ISEB
16 46 (16.25%) Windows
16 46 (16.25%) JIRA
17 44 (15.55%) User Acceptance Testing
17 44 (15.55%) HP
18 42 (14.84%) Unit Testing
19 41 (14.49%) Microsoft
20 39 (13.78%) HP UFT
20 39 (13.78%) Scrum
20 39 (13.78%) SoapUI
21 37 (13.07%) SDLC
22 36 (12.72%) JMeter
23 35 (12.37%) Python
24 33 (11.66%) Software Engineering

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (1.41%) JBoss
2 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.35%) CMS
3 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (7.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) SAP CAR
2 2 (0.71%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.47%) G Suite
1 7 (2.47%) Office 365
2 5 (1.77%) SaaS
2 5 (1.77%) Slack
3 4 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.35%) GitHub
5 1 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.06%) VoIP
2 2 (0.71%) Firewall
3 1 (0.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.53%) Blockchain
3 9 (3.18%) MySQL
4 7 (2.47%) Big Data
4 7 (2.47%) Data Lake
4 7 (2.47%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.06%) Power BI
5 3 (1.06%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 124 (43.82%) Selenium
2 55 (19.43%) WebDriver
3 46 (16.25%) JIRA
4 39 (13.78%) HP UFT
4 39 (13.78%) SoapUI
5 36 (12.72%) JMeter
6 31 (10.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (10.25%) Visual Studio
8 24 (8.48%) LoadRunner
9 19 (6.71%) IntelliJ
10 18 (6.36%) Cucumber
11 17 (6.01%) Eclipse
12 15 (5.30%) Zephyr
13 14 (4.95%) JIRA Agile
14 11 (3.89%) Jenkins
14 11 (3.89%) JUnit
14 11 (3.89%) Subversion
15 8 (2.83%) TeamCity
15 8 (2.83%) TestComplete
15 8 (2.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 55 (19.43%) Finance
2 15 (5.30%) Retail
3 10 (3.53%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.83%) Games
5 7 (2.47%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.41%) Banking
6 4 (1.41%) Publishing
7 3 (1.06%) Back Office
7 3 (1.06%) Electronics
7 3 (1.06%) Marketing
8 2 (0.71%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.71%) Automotive
8 2 (0.71%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 117 (41.34%) Analyst
2 95 (33.57%) Test Analyst
3 62 (21.91%) Test Engineer
4 54 (19.08%) Tester
5 36 (12.72%) QA Engineer
6 32 (11.31%) QA Analyst
6 32 (11.31%) Test Automation Engineer
7 23 (8.13%) Software Analyst
8 21 (7.42%) QA Test Analyst
8 21 (7.42%) Software Test Analyst
9 20 (7.07%) Automation Tester
10 19 (6.71%) Software Tester
11 15 (5.30%) Manual Test Analyst
12 14 (4.95%) Automation Test Analyst
13 13 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (4.59%) Senior Test Analyst
14 12 (4.24%) QA Test Engineer
14 12 (4.24%) QA Tester
15 10 (3.53%) Manual Tester
15 10 (3.53%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.13%) Web Services
2 20 (7.07%) .NET
3 11 (3.89%) JMS
4 9 (3.18%) HTML
4 9 (3.18%) SOAP
4 9 (3.18%) XML
5 6 (2.12%) J2EE
6 5 (1.77%) REST
7 4 (1.41%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.06%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.06%) CSS
9 2 (0.71%) JAXB
9 2 (0.71%) Middleware
9 2 (0.71%) Node.js
9 2 (0.71%) React
9 2 (0.71%) Spring Boot
9 2 (0.71%) XSL
10 1 (0.35%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.35%) jQuery
10 1 (0.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (8.83%) Computer Science
3 15 (5.30%) Client/Server
4 10 (3.53%) Virtual Team
5 7 (2.47%) Cyber Attack
6 6 (2.12%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.12%) Replication
6 6 (2.12%) User Experience
6 6 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.77%) iPad
8 4 (1.41%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.41%) Smartcard
9 3 (1.06%) Augmented Reality
9 3 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.71%) iPhone
11 1 (0.35%) FMCG
11 1 (0.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 46 (16.25%) Windows
2 25 (8.83%) Linux
3 16 (5.65%) Android
4 10 (3.53%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.18%) Unix
6 4 (1.41%) Solaris
7 3 (1.06%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.71%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (87.63%) Test Automation
2 170 (60.07%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (33.92%) Software Testing
4 91 (32.16%) Test Scripting
5 62 (21.91%) Regression Testing
6 60 (21.20%) Test Strategy
7 57 (20.14%) Performance Testing
8 44 (15.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 42 (14.84%) Unit Testing
10 39 (13.78%) Scrum
11 37 (13.07%) SDLC
12 33 (11.66%) Functional Testing
12 33 (11.66%) Software Engineering
13 30 (10.60%) Non-Functional Testing
14 27 (9.54%) Test Management
15 26 (9.19%) TDD
16 24 (8.48%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (8.48%) Integration Testing
17 23 (8.13%) Waterfall
18 22 (7.77%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 82 (28.98%) SQL
2 74 (26.15%) Java
3 64 (22.61%) C#
4 35 (12.37%) Python
5 24 (8.48%) C++
6 21 (7.42%) JavaScript
7 20 (7.07%) C
8 19 (6.71%) Ruby
8 19 (6.71%) VB
9 11 (3.89%) VBScript
10 7 (2.47%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.47%) Perl
11 5 (1.77%) ES6
11 5 (1.77%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.77%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 85 (30.04%) ISTQB
2 64 (22.61%) Degree
3 51 (18.02%) ISEB
4 23 (8.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (7.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (4.24%) Security Cleared
7 10 (3.53%) Master's Degree
8 8 (2.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (1.41%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (41.70%) QA
2 3 (1.06%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (0.71%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.71%) Docker
2 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (9.19%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (15.55%) HP
2 41 (14.49%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.59%) Oracle
4 8 (2.83%) TOWER Software
5 7 (2.47%) Google
6 5 (1.77%) SAP
7 2 (0.71%) Dynatrace
7 2 (0.71%) F5
7 2 (0.71%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.35%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.35%) Citrix
8 1 (0.35%) hybris
8 1 (0.35%) Sage
8 1 (0.35%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.35%) Xamarin
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