Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England > South East
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 256 271 286
Rank change year-on-year +15 +15 +18
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 341 321 367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.17% 1.10% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.23% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 303 302 333
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,375 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.02% +1.01% -7.50%
10th Percentile £25,800 £26,300 £26,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £41,000 £38,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +7.89% -3.80% -1.25%

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 26,149 26,007 31,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 89.80% 89.50% 89.24%
Number of salaries quoted 21,570 21,443 26,131
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £68,750
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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +2 111 £44,000 +10.00% 13
Hampshire +19 104 £37,500 +22.95% 5
Berkshire +5 62 £44,000 -2.22% 4
Surrey +9 45 £36,250 +3.57% 2
West Sussex +19 39 £40,000 -0.31% 4
East Sussex -15 29 £35,000 -6.04% 1
Oxfordshire -24 25 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Buckinghamshire +20 24 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Kent -7 13 £30,000 -3.23%
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 282 (82.70%) Test Automation
2 189 (55.43%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (48.97%) QA
4 159 (46.63%) Selenium
5 98 (28.74%) Software Testing
6 95 (27.86%) C#
7 93 (27.27%) SQL
8 70 (20.53%) WebDriver
9 69 (20.23%) Degree
10 66 (19.35%) Scrum
11 64 (18.77%) Microsoft
12 62 (18.18%) Java
12 62 (18.18%) JIRA
13 57 (16.72%) Windows
14 56 (16.42%) Regression Testing
15 55 (16.13%) ISTQB
16 54 (15.84%) Test Scripting
17 52 (15.25%) Cucumber
18 50 (14.66%) Finance
18 50 (14.66%) Web Services
19 46 (13.49%) BDD
20 45 (13.20%) ISEB
20 45 (13.20%) JMeter
21 36 (10.56%) .NET
21 36 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
22 34 (9.97%) Jenkins
22 34 (9.97%) Python
23 33 (9.68%) Test Strategy
23 33 (9.68%) Computer Science
23 33 (9.68%) Self-Motivation

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 20 (5.87%) Confluence
2 6 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (1.76%) CMS
3 4 (1.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.57%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (5.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.17%) Office 365
4 2 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.59%) G Suite
4 2 (0.59%) SaaS
4 2 (0.59%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.47%) VLAN
2 2 (0.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.64%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.05%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.59%) DB2
5 2 (0.59%) MySQL
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 159 (46.63%) Selenium
2 70 (20.53%) WebDriver
3 62 (18.18%) JIRA
4 52 (15.25%) Cucumber
5 45 (13.20%) JMeter
6 34 (9.97%) Jenkins
7 32 (9.38%) Visual Studio
8 29 (8.50%) SoapUI
9 18 (5.28%) Git (software)
10 16 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (4.40%) SpecFlow
12 14 (4.11%) JUnit
13 12 (3.52%) Robot Framework
14 11 (3.23%) HP UFT
15 10 (2.93%) Eclipse
16 8 (2.35%) JIRA Agile
17 7 (2.05%) TestNG
18 6 (1.76%) Maven
18 6 (1.76%) Subversion
18 6 (1.76%) Zephyr
General
1 50 (14.66%) Finance
2 10 (2.93%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.05%) Banking
4 5 (1.47%) Electronics
4 5 (1.47%) Marketing
5 4 (1.17%) Games
5 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.88%) Retail
7 2 (0.59%) Automotive
7 2 (0.59%) Law
8 1 (0.29%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 95 (27.86%) Analyst
2 92 (26.98%) Test Engineer
3 91 (26.69%) QA Engineer
4 83 (24.34%) Test Analyst
5 76 (22.29%) Tester
6 42 (12.32%) Automation Tester
6 42 (12.32%) Test Automation Engineer
7 33 (9.68%) QA Automation Engineer
8 31 (9.09%) Manual Tester
8 31 (9.09%) QA Tester
9 30 (8.80%) Software Tester
10 26 (7.62%) Automation Test Analyst
11 24 (7.04%) QA Test Engineer
11 24 (7.04%) Senior Tester
12 23 (6.74%) QA Automation Tester
13 21 (6.16%) QA Analyst
13 21 (6.16%) Senior QA Engineer
14 20 (5.87%) QA Manual Tester
15 18 (5.28%) Junior
15 18 (5.28%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (14.66%) Web Services
2 36 (10.56%) .NET
3 29 (8.50%) Gherkin
4 27 (7.92%) HTML
5 25 (7.33%) REST
6 21 (6.16%) CSS
7 20 (5.87%) SOAP
8 15 (4.40%) XML
9 6 (1.76%) JSON
10 5 (1.47%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.47%) CSS3
10 5 (1.47%) HTML5
11 2 (0.59%) RESTful
12 1 (0.29%) AngularJS
12 1 (0.29%) Taurus
12 1 (0.29%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.68%) Computer Science
1 33 (9.68%) Self-Motivation
2 26 (7.62%) Mobile App
3 23 (6.74%) User Experience
4 22 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (2.05%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.05%) Fintech
7 6 (1.76%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.17%) PMI
8 4 (1.17%) Replication
9 3 (0.88%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 57 (16.72%) Windows
2 30 (8.80%) Linux
3 11 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.05%) Android
4 7 (2.05%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.47%) Unix
6 2 (0.59%) CentOS
6 2 (0.59%) Solaris
6 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (82.70%) Test Automation
2 189 (55.43%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (28.74%) Software Testing
4 66 (19.35%) Scrum
5 56 (16.42%) Regression Testing
6 54 (15.84%) Test Scripting
7 46 (13.49%) BDD
8 36 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
9 33 (9.68%) Test Strategy
10 29 (8.50%) Coaching
10 29 (8.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 28 (8.21%) Exploratory Testing
12 27 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (7.62%) Scenario Testing
14 24 (7.04%) SDLC
15 23 (6.74%) Functional Testing
15 23 (6.74%) Kanban
15 23 (6.74%) Performance Testing
15 23 (6.74%) TDD
16 22 (6.45%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (27.86%) C#
2 93 (27.27%) SQL
3 62 (18.18%) Java
4 34 (9.97%) Python
5 28 (8.21%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.23%) C++
6 11 (3.23%) PHP
7 9 (2.64%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.64%) Ruby
8 7 (2.05%) C
9 6 (1.76%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.76%) Perl
10 5 (1.47%) Delphi
11 3 (0.88%) VBScript
12 2 (0.59%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.59%) COBOL
12 2 (0.59%) Groovy
13 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 69 (20.23%) Degree
2 55 (16.13%) ISTQB
3 45 (13.20%) ISEB
4 20 (5.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (4.40%) SC Cleared
5 15 (4.40%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.47%) CCNA
7 5 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.17%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.29%) HND
9 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (48.97%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (1.47%) Hyper-V
1 5 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (1.17%) Docker
3 3 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.88%) Firmware
3 3 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (3.81%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.47%) HP ALM
3 3 (0.88%) Ansible
4 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 64 (18.77%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.05%) HP
3 6 (1.76%) Google
3 6 (1.76%) Talend
4 4 (1.17%) Apple
4 4 (1.17%) SAP
5 3 (0.88%) Atlassian
5 3 (0.88%) VMware
6 2 (0.59%) MKS
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle
7 1 (0.29%) Unisys
7 1 (0.29%) Xamarin