Period
to 19 April 2018

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 6 months to 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England > South East
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 265 287 336
Rank change year-on-year +22 +49 +69
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 358 286 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.13% 0.95% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.08% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 329 243 326
South East median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +5.48%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 28,104 26,485 34,649
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.98% 87.78% 88.36%
Number of salaries quoted 23,227 21,807 29,180
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 19 April 2018.

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 6 months to 19 April 2018. 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
Thames Valley +11 113 £42,500 +21.43% 8
Hampshire -27 101 £40,000 - 6
Surrey -14 45 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Oxfordshire -2 42 £50,000 +48.15% 4
Berkshire -8 36 £44,000 +25.71% 3
West Sussex +33 35 £40,000 +37.93% 6
Buckinghamshire -2 35 £40,000 +14.29% 1
East Sussex -7 23 £35,000 +16.67%
Isle of Wight - 19 £30,000 -
Kent +15 14 £32,500 -20.73%
Sussex - 7 £35,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £40,000 -
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 321 (89.66%) Test Automation
2 272 (75.98%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (53.07%) Selenium
3 190 (53.07%) QA
4 121 (33.80%) WebDriver
5 100 (27.93%) TDD
6 89 (24.86%) Scrum
7 83 (23.18%) C#
8 81 (22.63%) Java
9 78 (21.79%) Degree
10 77 (21.51%) Software Testing
11 76 (21.23%) SDLC
12 73 (20.39%) Unit Testing
13 72 (20.11%) JavaScript
14 71 (19.83%) Cucumber
15 60 (16.76%) Computer Science
16 56 (15.64%) Performance Testing
16 56 (15.64%) Finance
16 56 (15.64%) SQL
17 52 (14.53%) BDD
17 52 (14.53%) Python
18 49 (13.69%) Test Strategy
19 48 (13.41%) Windows
19 48 (13.41%) CSS
20 45 (12.57%) Regression Testing
20 45 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
20 45 (12.57%) Acceptance Criteria
20 45 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
21 42 (11.73%) HTML
21 42 (11.73%) Microsoft

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 21 (5.87%) Confluence
2 7 (1.96%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.56%) Apache
3 2 (0.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (6.15%) SaaS
3 9 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.56%) IaaS
7 2 (0.56%) npm
7 2 (0.56%) NuGet
7 2 (0.56%) PaaS
7 2 (0.56%) Slack
8 1 (0.28%) Office 365
8 1 (0.28%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.35%) VoIP
2 4 (1.12%) Internet
2 4 (1.12%) SSL
3 2 (0.56%) ATM
4 1 (0.28%) DHCP
4 1 (0.28%) DNS
4 1 (0.28%) VLAN
4 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.15%) MySQL
3 12 (3.35%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.96%) DB2
5 6 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.12%) OLTP
8 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 190 (53.07%) Selenium
2 121 (33.80%) WebDriver
3 71 (19.83%) Cucumber
4 42 (11.73%) JIRA
5 27 (7.54%) JUnit
6 22 (6.15%) Jenkins
7 20 (5.59%) Visual Studio
8 18 (5.03%) Git (software)
9 15 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (3.91%) Eclipse
11 13 (3.63%) JMeter
11 13 (3.63%) PyCharm
12 12 (3.35%) SoapUI
12 12 (3.35%) SpecFlow
13 8 (2.23%) Appium
13 8 (2.23%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (1.40%) Bugzilla
14 5 (1.40%) HP UFT
14 5 (1.40%) Maven
15 4 (1.12%) FitNesse
General
1 56 (15.64%) Finance
2 13 (3.63%) Banking
3 10 (2.79%) Retail
4 8 (2.23%) Automotive
4 8 (2.23%) Marketing
4 8 (2.23%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.56%) Billing
6 2 (0.56%) Electronics
7 1 (0.28%) Advertising
7 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.28%) Law
7 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 134 (37.43%) Test Engineer
2 94 (26.26%) QA Engineer
3 83 (23.18%) Analyst
4 74 (20.67%) Tester
5 71 (19.83%) Test Analyst
6 55 (15.36%) QA Test Engineer
7 41 (11.45%) Test Automation Engineer
8 40 (11.17%) Software Test Engineer
9 36 (10.06%) QA Automation Engineer
10 33 (9.22%) QA Analyst
11 31 (8.66%) QA Test Analyst
12 30 (8.38%) Automation Tester
13 24 (6.70%) QA Tester
14 19 (5.31%) Software Tester
15 17 (4.75%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
16 16 (4.47%) Developer
16 16 (4.47%) Software Analyst
16 16 (4.47%) Software Test Analyst
17 15 (4.19%) Applications Engineer
17 15 (4.19%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (13.41%) CSS
2 42 (11.73%) HTML
3 41 (11.45%) .NET
4 37 (10.34%) Web Services
5 27 (7.54%) REST
6 22 (6.15%) jQuery
7 20 (5.59%) Ajax
8 19 (5.31%) XML
9 15 (4.19%) AngularJS
10 13 (3.63%) Gherkin
11 12 (3.35%) React Native
12 9 (2.51%) SOAP
13 8 (2.23%) .NET Framework
14 7 (1.96%) XML Messaging
15 6 (1.68%) JSON
15 6 (1.68%) XSL
16 4 (1.12%) RESTful
17 3 (0.84%) ASP.NET
17 3 (0.84%) Velocity
18 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 60 (16.76%) Computer Science
2 45 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (7.54%) Mobile App
4 20 (5.59%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.51%) Contactless
6 9 (2.51%) EMV
7 7 (1.96%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.96%) User Experience
8 4 (1.12%) EPoS
8 4 (1.12%) Fintech
9 2 (0.56%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.56%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.56%) Replication
10 1 (0.28%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 48 (13.41%) Windows
2 34 (9.50%) Linux
3 21 (5.87%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.51%) Android
5 7 (1.96%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (89.66%) Test Automation
2 272 (75.98%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (27.93%) TDD
4 89 (24.86%) Scrum
5 77 (21.51%) Software Testing
6 76 (21.23%) SDLC
7 73 (20.39%) Unit Testing
8 56 (15.64%) Performance Testing
9 52 (14.53%) BDD
10 49 (13.69%) Test Strategy
11 45 (12.57%) Acceptance Criteria
11 45 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
11 45 (12.57%) Regression Testing
12 38 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
13 33 (9.22%) Test Scripting
14 31 (8.66%) Functional Testing
14 31 (8.66%) OO
15 30 (8.38%) OOP
15 30 (8.38%) Open Source
15 30 (8.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 83 (23.18%) C#
2 81 (22.63%) Java
3 72 (20.11%) JavaScript
4 56 (15.64%) SQL
5 52 (14.53%) Python
6 25 (6.98%) PHP
7 21 (5.87%) T-SQL
8 16 (4.47%) C
9 11 (3.07%) Ruby
10 9 (2.51%) C++
11 7 (1.96%) COBOL
11 7 (1.96%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.12%) ES6
13 3 (0.84%) Perl
14 2 (0.56%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.56%) X++
15 1 (0.28%) VBScript
15 1 (0.28%) XPath
Qualifications
1 78 (21.79%) Degree
2 38 (10.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (10.34%) ISEB
4 36 (10.06%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (1.68%) Master's Degree
7 5 (1.40%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.40%) Security Cleared
8 4 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.28%) CCNA
10 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.28%) HP AIS
10 1 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.28%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (53.07%) QA
2 10 (2.79%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.51%) PSD2
System Software
1 6 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.40%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.56%) Docker
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (2.51%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.96%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (11.73%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.63%) Capita
3 9 (2.51%) Apple
3 9 (2.51%) HP
3 9 (2.51%) PayPal
4 7 (1.96%) Google
4 7 (1.96%) White Clarke
5 6 (1.68%) VMware
6 5 (1.40%) Talend
7 4 (1.12%) Oracle
7 4 (1.12%) TOWER Software
8 2 (0.56%) Twitter
9 1 (0.28%) Splunk
9 1 (0.28%) Unisys