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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / South East
Rank 251 286 307
Rank change year-on-year +35 +21  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 149 173 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.01% 0.90% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.03% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 120 162 137
Median salary £35,000 £34,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% -9.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,100 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £45,000 £52,500
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 12730 16774 17676
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.02% 87.11% 85.82%
Number of salaries quoted 10442 14131 14083
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 26 March 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 26 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
Hampshire +61 49 £35,750 +14.40% 2
Berkshire +37 26 £33,750 -25.00% 2
Surrey +13 26 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Buckinghamshire +25 17 £35,750 +10.00% 2
Oxfordshire +7 17 £30,500 +35.55% 4
Kent +13 11 £37,500 +20.96% 1
East Sussex -1 2 £35,250 -31.55%
West Sussex -15 1 £29,000 -14.07%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 172 (60.14%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (52.45%) Automated Testing
3 118 (41.26%) Selenium
4 103 (36.01%) Software Testing
5 95 (33.22%) QA
6 89 (31.12%) Test Automation
7 85 (29.72%) Java
8 82 (28.67%) Automation Testing
9 78 (27.27%) Degree
10 73 (25.52%) SQL
11 70 (24.48%) ISTQB
12 63 (22.03%) Test Scripting
13 55 (19.23%) SDLC
14 54 (18.88%) Test Strategy
15 53 (18.53%) Regression Testing
15 53 (18.53%) Finance
15 53 (18.53%) Scrum
16 52 (18.18%) JIRA
17 50 (17.48%) WebDriver
18 49 (17.13%) User Acceptance Testing
19 44 (15.38%) Windows
20 43 (15.03%) Unit Testing
21 41 (14.34%) C#
21 41 (14.34%) Microsoft
21 41 (14.34%) SoapUI
22 40 (13.99%) TDD
23 39 (13.64%) Performance Testing
24 38 (13.29%) Software Engineering
24 38 (13.29%) ISEB
25 32 (11.19%) Python

Manual Testing
Top Related 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 12 (4.20%) JBoss
2 11 (3.85%) Confluence
2 11 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 32 (11.19%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.85%) MS Project
3 7 (2.45%) MS Office
4 4 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.40%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.75%) SaaS
2 4 (1.40%) GitHub
3 3 (1.05%) G Suite
3 3 (1.05%) Office 365
4 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.70%) Slack
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.40%) ATM
2 2 (0.70%) Firewall
2 2 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.45%) MySQL
3 4 (1.40%) Big Data
3 4 (1.40%) Blockchain
3 4 (1.40%) Data Lake
3 4 (1.40%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.05%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 118 (41.26%) Selenium
2 52 (18.18%) JIRA
3 50 (17.48%) WebDriver
4 41 (14.34%) SoapUI
5 31 (10.84%) HP UFT
6 28 (9.79%) JMeter
7 26 (9.09%) Visual Studio
8 22 (7.69%) Cucumber
9 20 (6.99%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (6.29%) Ranorex
10 18 (6.29%) Subversion
10 18 (6.29%) Zephyr
11 17 (5.94%) LoadRunner
12 16 (5.59%) IntelliJ
13 14 (4.90%) Eclipse
13 14 (4.90%) Maven
14 13 (4.55%) Ant
14 13 (4.55%) JIRA Agile
15 10 (3.50%) Gradle
16 9 (3.15%) Jenkins
General
1 53 (18.53%) Finance
2 16 (5.59%) Retail
2 16 (5.59%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.20%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.80%) Marketing
4 8 (2.80%) Publishing
5 7 (2.45%) Banking
5 7 (2.45%) Electronics
6 3 (1.05%) Games
7 2 (0.70%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.70%) Automotive
7 2 (0.70%) Back Office
7 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) Front Office
8 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 110 (38.46%) Analyst
2 96 (33.57%) Test Analyst
3 56 (19.58%) Tester
4 49 (17.13%) Test Engineer
5 28 (9.79%) Software Tester
6 25 (8.74%) QA Analyst
7 24 (8.39%) Developer
8 23 (8.04%) QA Engineer
9 20 (6.99%) Automation Tester
10 19 (6.64%) Software Analyst
11 18 (6.29%) QA Test Analyst
11 18 (6.29%) Test Automation Engineer
12 17 (5.94%) Software Test Analyst
13 16 (5.59%) Test Manager
14 15 (5.24%) Automation Test Analyst
15 14 (4.90%) QA Tester
16 13 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
17 12 (4.20%) Integration Engineer
17 12 (4.20%) Senior Test Analyst
17 12 (4.20%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.49%) Web Services
2 21 (7.34%) SOAP
3 17 (5.94%) XML
4 16 (5.59%) .NET
5 14 (4.90%) HTML
5 14 (4.90%) REST
6 13 (4.55%) J2EE
7 11 (3.85%) CSS
8 9 (3.15%) JAXB
8 9 (3.15%) JMS
9 6 (2.10%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.75%) Gherkin
11 3 (1.05%) jQuery
11 3 (1.05%) XSL
12 2 (0.70%) Middleware
13 1 (0.35%) Ajax
13 1 (0.35%) AngularJS
13 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 1 (0.35%) Flash
13 1 (0.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.49%) Computer Science
2 27 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (8.04%) Virtual Team
4 9 (3.15%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.80%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.80%) iPad
6 5 (1.75%) Cyber Attack
6 5 (1.75%) Smartcard
6 5 (1.75%) User Experience
7 4 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.70%) iPhone
10 1 (0.35%) Blog
10 1 (0.35%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.35%) FMCG
10 1 (0.35%) Online Games
10 1 (0.35%) Replication
10 1 (0.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 44 (15.38%) Windows
2 22 (7.69%) Linux
3 17 (5.94%) Android
4 14 (4.90%) Apple iOS
5 11 (3.85%) Solaris
5 11 (3.85%) Unix
6 3 (1.05%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.70%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (60.14%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (52.45%) Automated Testing
3 103 (36.01%) Software Testing
4 89 (31.12%) Test Automation
5 82 (28.67%) Automation Testing
6 63 (22.03%) Test Scripting
7 55 (19.23%) SDLC
8 54 (18.88%) Test Strategy
9 53 (18.53%) Regression Testing
9 53 (18.53%) Scrum
10 49 (17.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 43 (15.03%) Unit Testing
12 40 (13.99%) TDD
13 39 (13.64%) Performance Testing
14 38 (13.29%) Software Engineering
15 31 (10.84%) BDD
16 30 (10.49%) Waterfall
17 28 (9.79%) Non-Functional Testing
18 27 (9.44%) Continuous Integration
19 22 (7.69%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (29.72%) Java
2 73 (25.52%) SQL
3 41 (14.34%) C#
4 32 (11.19%) Python
5 20 (6.99%) C++
5 20 (6.99%) JavaScript
6 18 (6.29%) Ruby
6 18 (6.29%) VB
7 17 (5.94%) C
8 11 (3.85%) Perl
9 8 (2.80%) VBScript
10 5 (1.75%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.40%) Tcl
12 3 (1.05%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 78 (27.27%) Degree
2 70 (24.48%) ISTQB
3 38 (13.29%) ISEB
4 29 (10.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (4.90%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.05%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (33.22%) QA
2 3 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.35%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (2.80%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (14.34%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.14%) HP
3 23 (8.04%) Oracle
4 9 (3.15%) Remedy
4 9 (3.15%) SAP
5 6 (2.10%) TOWER Software
6 4 (1.40%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (1.05%) Google
8 2 (0.70%) F5
8 2 (0.70%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.35%) Sage
9 1 (0.35%) Xamarin
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