Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England > South East
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 269 280 278
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2 +39
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 281 323 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.07% 1.05% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.18% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 260 293 249
South East median annual salary £43,250 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.13% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £25,125
90th Percentile £55,250 £60,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% -1.30%

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 23,936 27,476 25,715
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.09% 89.72% 88.78%
Number of salaries quoted 19,225 22,752 21,192
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,525 £27,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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 +31 82 £45,000 +2.86% 3
Hampshire -30 51 £45,000 +12.50% 1
West Sussex +4 49 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Berkshire +43 45 £45,000 +2.86% 1
East Sussex +33 45 £42,500 +21.43% 3
Surrey +34 43 £41,000 -18.00%
Buckinghamshire +15 23 £41,500 +3.75% 1
Oxfordshire +35 14 £40,000 -33.61% 1
Isle of Wight -1 6 £40,000 +33.33%
Kent +12 4 £52,500 +68.00% 4
Middlesex +14 1 £36,250 -9.38%
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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.

1 230 (81.85%) Test Automation
2 147 (52.31%) QA
2 147 (52.31%) Selenium
3 114 (40.57%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (30.96%) C#
5 73 (25.98%) Microsoft
6 68 (24.20%) WebDriver
7 62 (22.06%) Test Scripting
8 61 (21.71%) ISTQB
9 58 (20.64%) Software Testing
10 52 (18.51%) ISEB
11 49 (17.44%) .NET
12 47 (16.73%) Regression Testing
13 46 (16.37%) SQL
14 43 (15.30%) Java
15 42 (14.95%) SpecFlow
16 41 (14.59%) Test Strategy
16 41 (14.59%) Visual Studio
17 38 (13.52%) SQL Server
17 38 (13.52%) TDD
18 36 (12.81%) Scrum
19 35 (12.46%) Coaching
19 35 (12.46%) BDD
20 32 (11.39%) SDLC
21 27 (9.61%) Integration Testing
22 25 (8.90%) Finance
22 25 (8.90%) Web Services
23 24 (8.54%) Mobile App
24 23 (8.19%) Cucumber
24 23 (8.19%) JIRA

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 10 (3.56%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (1.78%) Confluence
3 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.36%) Apache
4 1 (0.36%) JBoss
4 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.78%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (0.71%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.71%) Tricentis Tosca
4 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.36%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.52%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.56%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.07%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.71%) DB2
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.36%) Big Data
5 1 (0.36%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 147 (52.31%) Selenium
2 68 (24.20%) WebDriver
3 42 (14.95%) SpecFlow
4 41 (14.59%) Visual Studio
5 23 (8.19%) Cucumber
5 23 (8.19%) JIRA
6 16 (5.69%) Git (software)
6 16 (5.69%) SoapUI
6 16 (5.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (3.20%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 8 (2.85%) Appium
8 8 (2.85%) TestNG
9 7 (2.49%) HP UFT
9 7 (2.49%) Jenkins
9 7 (2.49%) JUnit
9 7 (2.49%) WATIR
10 6 (2.14%) Mercurial
10 6 (2.14%) Protractor
11 5 (1.78%) ClearCase
11 5 (1.78%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (8.90%) Finance
2 9 (3.20%) Retail
3 5 (1.78%) Games
3 5 (1.78%) Law
4 4 (1.42%) Back Office
4 4 (1.42%) Banking
4 4 (1.42%) Multimedia
4 4 (1.42%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.07%) Electronics
5 3 (1.07%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.07%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.07%) Marketing
6 1 (0.36%) Advertising
6 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 84 (29.89%) Analyst
2 75 (26.69%) Test Analyst
3 73 (25.98%) QA Engineer
4 56 (19.93%) Tester
5 36 (12.81%) Test Engineer
6 35 (12.46%) Automation Test Analyst
7 29 (10.32%) Software Tester
8 23 (8.19%) Manual Test Analyst
9 21 (7.47%) QA Analyst
10 19 (6.76%) Test Manager
11 17 (6.05%) Automation Tester
11 17 (6.05%) Test Leader
12 16 (5.69%) Senior QA Engineer
13 13 (4.63%) QA Tester
14 12 (4.27%) QA Test Analyst
15 10 (3.56%) QA Test Engineer
15 10 (3.56%) Senior Automation Tester
15 10 (3.56%) Senior Tester
15 10 (3.56%) Test Automation Engineer
16 9 (3.20%) Automation Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (17.44%) .NET
2 25 (8.90%) Web Services
3 18 (6.41%) SOAP
4 16 (5.69%) Gherkin
5 8 (2.85%) REST
6 7 (2.49%) XML
7 6 (2.14%) AngularJS
7 6 (2.14%) CSS
7 6 (2.14%) Spring
8 5 (1.78%) HTML
8 5 (1.78%) Node.js
9 3 (1.07%) Apache Flex
9 3 (1.07%) CSS3
9 3 (1.07%) React
9 3 (1.07%) WCF
10 2 (0.71%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.71%) WPF
11 1 (0.36%) JSON
11 1 (0.36%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.54%) Mobile App
2 16 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.34%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (3.20%) Client/Server
4 9 (3.20%) Fintech
4 9 (3.20%) User Experience
5 4 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.36%) NHS
6 1 (0.36%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.41%) Linux
2 11 (3.91%) Windows
3 8 (2.85%) Unix
4 4 (1.42%) Android
4 4 (1.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (81.85%) Test Automation
2 114 (40.57%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (22.06%) Test Scripting
4 58 (20.64%) Software Testing
5 47 (16.73%) Regression Testing
6 41 (14.59%) Test Strategy
7 38 (13.52%) TDD
8 36 (12.81%) Scrum
9 35 (12.46%) BDD
9 35 (12.46%) Coaching
10 32 (11.39%) SDLC
11 27 (9.61%) Integration Testing
12 22 (7.83%) Functional Testing
13 21 (7.47%) Process Improvement
14 20 (7.12%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
16 18 (6.41%) Root Cause Analysis
17 17 (6.05%) Non-Functional Testing
17 17 (6.05%) Web Testing
18 15 (5.34%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (30.96%) C#
2 46 (16.37%) SQL
3 43 (15.30%) Java
4 21 (7.47%) JavaScript
4 21 (7.47%) Python
5 8 (2.85%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.14%) Perl
7 5 (1.78%) Ruby
8 3 (1.07%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.07%) Bourne shell
8 3 (1.07%) C++
8 3 (1.07%) Delphi
9 2 (0.71%) PHP
9 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.36%) C
10 1 (0.36%) R
10 1 (0.36%) X++
Qualifications
1 61 (21.71%) ISTQB
2 52 (18.51%) ISEB
3 21 (7.47%) Degree
4 11 (3.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.07%) HND
6 2 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (52.31%) QA
2 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (2.49%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.42%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.36%) Ansible
Vendors
1 73 (25.98%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.14%) HP
3 3 (1.07%) SAP
4 2 (0.71%) ForgeRock
4 2 (0.71%) Google
4 2 (0.71%) IBM
4 2 (0.71%) New Relic
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle
4 2 (0.71%) Perforce
4 2 (0.71%) Sitecore
4 2 (0.71%) VMware
5 1 (0.36%) Sun