Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 279 292 308
Rank change year-on-year +13 +16 +47
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 301 289 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.00% 0.97% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.10% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 264 266 323
South East median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £24,200
90th Percentile £54,625 £51,875 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -

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 26,820 26,322 33,466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.79% 88.00% 87.93%
Number of salaries quoted 22,188 21,778 28,167
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -14 94 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Hampshire +1 93 £40,000 +14.29% 13
Berkshire +2 50 £44,750 +5.29% 4
West Sussex +43 49 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Oxfordshire -26 26 £55,000 +37.50% 7
East Sussex -15 23 £35,000 -
Surrey -5 21 £43,750 +25.00% 10
Buckinghamshire -2 18 £37,500 +3.45% 2
Kent +8 9 £31,500 -5.97% 2
Isle of Wight -6 7 £30,000 +25.00%
Sussex - 5 £35,000 -
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 250 (83.06%) Test Automation
2 229 (76.08%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (52.49%) QA
4 140 (46.51%) Selenium
5 100 (33.22%) WebDriver
6 75 (24.92%) Software Testing
7 73 (24.25%) Scrum
7 73 (24.25%) Java
8 72 (23.92%) Degree
9 66 (21.93%) Cucumber
10 63 (20.93%) TDD
10 63 (20.93%) C#
11 55 (18.27%) Web Services
12 53 (17.61%) Regression Testing
13 52 (17.28%) SQL
14 50 (16.61%) Windows
14 50 (16.61%) Microsoft
14 50 (16.61%) ISTQB
15 46 (15.28%) BDD
15 46 (15.28%) Finance
16 45 (14.95%) JavaScript
16 45 (14.95%) Performance Testing
17 43 (14.29%) SDLC
18 42 (13.95%) Computer Science
18 42 (13.95%) JIRA
19 40 (13.29%) Unit Testing
20 39 (12.96%) ISEB
21 37 (12.29%) .NET
22 36 (11.96%) Linux
23 34 (11.30%) Problem-Solving

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 9 (2.99%) Tomcat
2 8 (2.66%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.32%) SaaS
4 4 (1.33%) Slack
5 2 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.66%) G Suite
5 2 (0.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.99%) VLAN
2 5 (1.66%) Internet
2 5 (1.66%) VoIP
3 4 (1.33%) SSL
4 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.65%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.99%) DB2
3 9 (2.99%) MySQL
3 9 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.33%) OLTP
5 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 140 (46.51%) Selenium
2 100 (33.22%) WebDriver
3 66 (21.93%) Cucumber
4 42 (13.95%) JIRA
5 32 (10.63%) Jenkins
6 29 (9.63%) Visual Studio
7 26 (8.64%) SoapUI
8 22 (7.31%) JMeter
9 18 (5.98%) Git (software)
10 15 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (4.32%) Eclipse
12 10 (3.32%) JUnit
12 10 (3.32%) Robot Framework
13 9 (2.99%) SpecFlow
14 7 (2.33%) JIRA Agile
15 6 (1.99%) TestNG
16 5 (1.66%) HP UFT
16 5 (1.66%) PyCharm
17 4 (1.33%) Bugzilla
17 4 (1.33%) Maven
General
1 46 (15.28%) Finance
2 14 (4.65%) Banking
3 13 (4.32%) Retail
4 9 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.66%) Automotive
5 2 (0.66%) Law
6 1 (0.33%) Advertising
6 1 (0.33%) Avionics
6 1 (0.33%) Electronics
6 1 (0.33%) Marketing
6 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 100 (33.22%) Test Engineer
2 84 (27.91%) QA Engineer
3 82 (27.24%) Analyst
4 75 (24.92%) Test Analyst
5 65 (21.59%) Tester
6 37 (12.29%) QA Tester
7 36 (11.96%) Automation Tester
7 36 (11.96%) QA Test Engineer
7 36 (11.96%) Test Automation Engineer
8 31 (10.30%) QA Automation Engineer
9 26 (8.64%) Manual Tester
10 22 (7.31%) Automation Test Analyst
11 21 (6.98%) QA Analyst
11 21 (6.98%) Software Test Engineer
12 20 (6.64%) QA Automation Tester
13 18 (5.98%) Junior
13 18 (5.98%) QA Manual Tester
14 17 (5.65%) QA Test Analyst
15 15 (4.98%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 15 (4.98%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (18.27%) Web Services
2 37 (12.29%) .NET
3 31 (10.30%) HTML
4 28 (9.30%) CSS
4 28 (9.30%) REST
5 26 (8.64%) Gherkin
6 14 (4.65%) XML
7 11 (3.65%) SOAP
8 9 (2.99%) jQuery
9 8 (2.66%) Ajax
10 5 (1.66%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.66%) JSON
11 4 (1.33%) ASP.NET
12 3 (1.00%) .NET Framework
12 3 (1.00%) Velocity
12 3 (1.00%) XSL
13 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 1 (0.33%) Kafka
14 1 (0.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.95%) Computer Science
2 31 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (7.31%) Mobile App
4 19 (6.31%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (3.99%) User Experience
6 10 (3.32%) Mainframe
7 9 (2.99%) Contactless
7 9 (2.99%) EMV
8 7 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.66%) Replication
11 4 (1.33%) EPoS
12 2 (0.66%) Fintech
12 2 (0.66%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 50 (16.61%) Windows
2 36 (11.96%) Linux
3 13 (4.32%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.99%) Android
4 6 (1.99%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.33%) Unix
6 2 (0.66%) CentOS
6 2 (0.66%) Solaris
6 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (83.06%) Test Automation
2 229 (76.08%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (24.92%) Software Testing
4 73 (24.25%) Scrum
5 63 (20.93%) TDD
6 53 (17.61%) Regression Testing
7 46 (15.28%) BDD
8 45 (14.95%) Performance Testing
9 43 (14.29%) SDLC
10 40 (13.29%) Unit Testing
11 34 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
12 32 (10.63%) Test Scripting
13 30 (9.97%) Integration Testing
14 25 (8.31%) Functional Testing
14 25 (8.31%) System Integration Testing
15 24 (7.97%) User Acceptance Testing
16 23 (7.64%) Coaching
16 23 (7.64%) Exploratory Testing
16 23 (7.64%) Kanban
17 20 (6.64%) Analytical Thinking
Programming Languages
1 73 (24.25%) Java
2 63 (20.93%) C#
3 52 (17.28%) SQL
4 45 (14.95%) JavaScript
5 34 (11.30%) Python
6 9 (2.99%) COBOL
6 9 (2.99%) Perl
6 9 (2.99%) PHP
6 9 (2.99%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.66%) C++
7 8 (2.66%) Ruby
8 4 (1.33%) Delphi
9 2 (0.66%) Bourne shell
9 2 (0.66%) C
9 2 (0.66%) Groovy
10 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.33%) VB
10 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (23.92%) Degree
2 50 (16.61%) ISTQB
3 39 (12.96%) ISEB
4 28 (9.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (4.98%) SC Cleared
5 15 (4.98%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.33%) Master's Degree
6 7 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.99%) CCNA
7 6 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.66%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.33%) HND
10 1 (0.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (52.49%) QA
2 9 (2.99%) PSD2
3 7 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.99%) Hyper-V
1 6 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.33%) Docker
3 1 (0.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (2.66%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.99%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 50 (16.61%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.32%) Apple
3 9 (2.99%) HP
3 9 (2.99%) PayPal
4 7 (2.33%) Capita
5 6 (1.99%) Google
6 4 (1.33%) Talend
6 4 (1.33%) TOWER Software
7 2 (0.66%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.66%) MKS
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle
8 1 (0.33%) Splunk
8 1 (0.33%) Unisys