Period
to 19 January 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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 244 276 305
Rank change year-on-year +32 +29 +61
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 385 328 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.24% 1.03% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.18% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 361 286 381
South East median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 27,119 27,838 35,654
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.41% 87.48% 87.22%
Number of salaries quoted 22,331 22,817 29,921
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,000 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 January 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 January 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 +32 132 £42,500 +21.43% 10
Surrey +21 79 £40,000 +6.67% 5
Hampshire -43 78 £40,000 -5.88% 7
Oxfordshire +9 58 £47,500 +58.33% 2
Berkshire +19 42 £45,000 +38.46% 6
Kent +36 35 £31,000 -29.14%
Buckinghamshire +8 33 £40,000 +14.29% 2
East Sussex -20 28 £35,000 -12.50% 1
West Sussex +16 15 £30,000 +9.09% 1
Isle of Wight - 15 £30,000 - 1
Sussex - 2 £35,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £40,000 -
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 349 (90.65%) Test Automation
2 246 (63.90%) Agile Software Development
3 195 (50.65%) Selenium
4 194 (50.39%) QA
5 117 (30.39%) Software Testing
5 117 (30.39%) WebDriver
6 97 (25.19%) SDLC
7 96 (24.94%) Degree
8 94 (24.42%) Java
9 85 (22.08%) C#
10 80 (20.78%) TDD
10 80 (20.78%) Scrum
10 80 (20.78%) Test Strategy
11 71 (18.44%) Python
12 68 (17.66%) Computer Science
13 64 (16.62%) Cucumber
14 63 (16.36%) JavaScript
15 62 (16.10%) JIRA
15 62 (16.10%) Unit Testing
16 61 (15.84%) ISTQB
16 61 (15.84%) Acceptance Criteria
17 59 (15.32%) BDD
17 59 (15.32%) SQL
17 59 (15.32%) Finance
18 50 (12.99%) Performance Testing
19 49 (12.73%) Test Scripting
19 49 (12.73%) Windows
20 48 (12.47%) ISEB
21 47 (12.21%) JUnit
21 47 (12.21%) Regression Testing

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 38 (9.87%) Confluence
2 8 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.52%) Apache
4 2 (0.52%) JBoss
4 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.30%) SAP ERP
2 5 (1.30%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 34 (8.83%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (3.12%) SaaS
4 11 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.04%) Sauce Labs
7 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.52%) IaaS
7 2 (0.52%) npm
7 2 (0.52%) PaaS
8 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.08%) VoIP
2 4 (1.04%) Internet
3 2 (0.52%) ATM
4 1 (0.26%) DHCP
4 1 (0.26%) DNS
4 1 (0.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.23%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.90%) MySQL
3 11 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.30%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 195 (50.65%) Selenium
2 117 (30.39%) WebDriver
3 64 (16.62%) Cucumber
4 62 (16.10%) JIRA
5 47 (12.21%) JUnit
6 28 (7.27%) SoapUI
7 22 (5.71%) JMeter
8 20 (5.19%) Jenkins
8 20 (5.19%) Visual Studio
9 19 (4.94%) HP UFT
9 19 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (4.42%) Eclipse
10 17 (4.42%) Git (software)
11 16 (4.16%) PyCharm
12 12 (3.12%) TestNG
13 11 (2.86%) Appium
14 8 (2.08%) Maven
14 8 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (1.82%) SpecFlow
16 5 (1.30%) eggPlant
General
1 59 (15.32%) Finance
2 12 (3.12%) Marketing
3 8 (2.08%) Automotive
4 6 (1.56%) Banking
4 6 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.56%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.30%) Billing
5 5 (1.30%) Electronics
5 5 (1.30%) Publishing
6 2 (0.52%) Legal
7 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 123 (31.95%) Analyst
2 116 (30.13%) Test Engineer
3 107 (27.79%) Test Analyst
4 82 (21.30%) Tester
5 81 (21.04%) QA Engineer
6 54 (14.03%) Test Automation Engineer
7 47 (12.21%) QA Test Engineer
8 35 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
9 34 (8.83%) Software Tester
10 31 (8.05%) QA Automation Engineer
11 30 (7.79%) QA Analyst
11 30 (7.79%) QA Test Analyst
12 27 (7.01%) Automation Test Analyst
13 23 (5.97%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
14 21 (5.45%) Automation Tester
14 21 (5.45%) Senior Test Engineer
15 18 (4.68%) Test Leader
16 17 (4.42%) Manual Test Analyst
16 17 (4.42%) Selenium Test Analyst
16 17 (4.42%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.91%) .NET
2 37 (9.61%) CSS
3 32 (8.31%) HTML
4 27 (7.01%) jQuery
5 24 (6.23%) Web Services
6 23 (5.97%) Ajax
7 21 (5.45%) AngularJS
8 19 (4.94%) XML
9 16 (4.16%) REST
10 15 (3.90%) SOAP
11 12 (3.12%) React Native
12 9 (2.34%) Gherkin
13 7 (1.82%) XML Messaging
14 6 (1.56%) JSON
14 6 (1.56%) Velocity
14 6 (1.56%) XSL
15 5 (1.30%) .NET Framework
16 3 (0.78%) RESTful
17 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 68 (17.66%) Computer Science
2 36 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (7.79%) Mobile App
4 19 (4.94%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.52%) Fintech
5 2 (0.52%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.52%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.52%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.26%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.26%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 49 (12.73%) Windows
2 25 (6.49%) Linux
3 24 (6.23%) Apple iOS
4 12 (3.12%) Android
5 6 (1.56%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.04%) Unix
7 3 (0.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (90.65%) Test Automation
2 246 (63.90%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (30.39%) Software Testing
4 97 (25.19%) SDLC
5 80 (20.78%) Scrum
5 80 (20.78%) TDD
5 80 (20.78%) Test Strategy
6 62 (16.10%) Unit Testing
7 61 (15.84%) Acceptance Criteria
8 59 (15.32%) BDD
9 50 (12.99%) Performance Testing
10 49 (12.73%) Test Scripting
11 47 (12.21%) Regression Testing
11 47 (12.21%) Test Management
12 43 (11.17%) User Acceptance Testing
13 36 (9.35%) OO
14 35 (9.09%) Software Engineering
15 33 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
15 33 (8.57%) Functional Testing
16 32 (8.31%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 94 (24.42%) Java
2 85 (22.08%) C#
3 71 (18.44%) Python
4 63 (16.36%) JavaScript
5 59 (15.32%) SQL
6 37 (9.61%) C
7 24 (6.23%) T-SQL
8 18 (4.68%) C++
9 17 (4.42%) PHP
10 14 (3.64%) Ruby
10 14 (3.64%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.34%) ES6
12 5 (1.30%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.52%) Perl
13 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.52%) X++
14 1 (0.26%) VBScript
14 1 (0.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 96 (24.94%) Degree
2 61 (15.84%) ISTQB
3 48 (12.47%) ISEB
4 38 (9.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (4.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (1.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (0.78%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.78%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.78%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.26%) HP AIS
8 1 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (50.39%) QA
2 6 (1.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.82%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (7.27%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (11.69%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.75%) HP
3 10 (2.60%) Google
4 9 (2.34%) Oracle
4 9 (2.34%) VMware
5 8 (2.08%) Capita
5 8 (2.08%) SAP
5 8 (2.08%) Talend
6 7 (1.82%) White Clarke
7 6 (1.56%) TOWER Software
8 4 (1.04%) hybris
9 3 (0.78%) ForgeRock
9 3 (0.78%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.52%) Twitter