Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England > South East
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 273 242 293
Rank change year-on-year -31 +51 +17
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 301 376 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.08% 1.21% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.35% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 270 356 303
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £58,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 25,351 27,927 30,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.03% 89.94% 89.44%
Number of salaries quoted 20,726 22,987 25,174
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 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +4 105 £45,000 +12.50% 11
Hampshire +22 84 £37,500 - 10
Surrey +8 50 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Berkshire +5 48 £44,000 -2.22% 3
Oxfordshire -8 34 £45,000 +12.50% 4
East Sussex +7 29 £42,500 +17.65% 4
West Sussex -14 24 £40,000 +2.56% 2
Buckinghamshire +20 23 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Kent -2 9 £30,000 -3.23% 2
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 242 (80.40%) Test Automation
2 159 (52.82%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (50.50%) QA
4 140 (46.51%) Selenium
5 79 (26.25%) SQL
5 79 (26.25%) Software Testing
6 77 (25.58%) C#
7 68 (22.59%) Scrum
8 54 (17.94%) Test Scripting
9 52 (17.28%) WebDriver
9 52 (17.28%) Java
10 51 (16.94%) Degree
11 50 (16.61%) JIRA
11 50 (16.61%) ISTQB
12 49 (16.28%) Microsoft
13 45 (14.95%) ISEB
13 45 (14.95%) Regression Testing
13 45 (14.95%) Finance
14 44 (14.62%) Web Services
15 43 (14.29%) BDD
16 39 (12.96%) Cucumber
16 39 (12.96%) Windows
17 38 (12.62%) JMeter
18 35 (11.63%) Test Strategy
19 32 (10.63%) Self-Motivation
20 31 (10.30%) Python
21 29 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
22 28 (9.30%) JavaScript
23 27 (8.97%) SoapUI
24 26 (8.64%) Jenkins

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 17 (5.65%) Confluence
2 10 (3.32%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (1.99%) CMS
4 2 (0.66%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (0.66%) Office 365
3 2 (0.66%) SaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.33%) NoSQL
3 5 (1.66%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.33%) DB2
4 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 140 (46.51%) Selenium
2 52 (17.28%) WebDriver
3 50 (16.61%) JIRA
4 39 (12.96%) Cucumber
5 38 (12.62%) JMeter
6 27 (8.97%) SoapUI
7 26 (8.64%) Jenkins
8 19 (6.31%) Visual Studio
9 17 (5.65%) JUnit
9 17 (5.65%) SpecFlow
10 16 (5.32%) Git (software)
11 11 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (3.65%) TestNG
12 10 (3.32%) HP UFT
13 8 (2.66%) Appium
14 7 (2.33%) WATIR
14 7 (2.33%) Zephyr
15 6 (1.99%) Eclipse
15 6 (1.99%) JIRA Agile
15 6 (1.99%) Robot Framework
General
1 45 (14.95%) Finance
2 9 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.33%) Electronics
4 6 (1.99%) Banking
4 6 (1.99%) Games
4 6 (1.99%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.99%) Marketing
4 6 (1.99%) Retail
5 2 (0.66%) Automotive
6 1 (0.33%) Avionics
6 1 (0.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 85 (28.24%) QA Engineer
2 80 (26.58%) Analyst
3 79 (26.25%) Test Engineer
4 66 (21.93%) Test Analyst
5 65 (21.59%) Tester
6 34 (11.30%) Test Automation Engineer
7 33 (10.96%) QA Automation Engineer
7 33 (10.96%) Software Tester
8 30 (9.97%) Automation Tester
9 26 (8.64%) QA Analyst
10 25 (8.31%) Senior Tester
11 24 (7.97%) QA Test Engineer
12 21 (6.98%) Senior QA Engineer
13 20 (6.64%) Automation Test Analyst
13 20 (6.64%) Manual Tester
14 19 (6.31%) QA Tester
15 17 (5.65%) Junior
15 17 (5.65%) Test Manager
16 16 (5.32%) Senior Automation Tester
17 15 (4.98%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (14.62%) Web Services
2 21 (6.98%) Gherkin
2 21 (6.98%) HTML
3 20 (6.64%) SOAP
4 19 (6.31%) .NET
4 19 (6.31%) REST
5 18 (5.98%) CSS
6 14 (4.65%) XML
7 9 (2.99%) JSON
8 5 (1.66%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.66%) CSS3
8 5 (1.66%) HTML5
9 4 (1.33%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.66%) Node.js
10 2 (0.66%) RESTful
11 1 (0.33%) Taurus
11 1 (0.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.63%) Self-Motivation
2 23 (7.64%) User Experience
3 21 (6.98%) Mobile App
4 16 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.32%) Fintech
6 10 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.99%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.99%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.00%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.66%) PMI
10 2 (0.66%) Replication
11 1 (0.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 39 (12.96%) Windows
2 18 (5.98%) Linux
3 7 (2.33%) Android
3 7 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.66%) Unix
5 3 (1.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (80.40%) Test Automation
2 159 (52.82%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (26.25%) Software Testing
4 68 (22.59%) Scrum
5 54 (17.94%) Test Scripting
6 45 (14.95%) Regression Testing
7 43 (14.29%) BDD
8 35 (11.63%) Test Strategy
9 29 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
10 26 (8.64%) SDLC
10 26 (8.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 25 (8.31%) Scenario Testing
12 24 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (7.97%) Kanban
13 23 (7.64%) Computer Science
14 22 (7.31%) Exploratory Testing
15 21 (6.98%) Integration Testing
15 21 (6.98%) TDD
16 20 (6.64%) Black-Box Testing
17 19 (6.31%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (26.25%) SQL
2 77 (25.58%) C#
3 52 (17.28%) Java
4 31 (10.30%) Python
5 28 (9.30%) JavaScript
6 13 (4.32%) PowerShell
7 12 (3.99%) PHP
8 10 (3.32%) C++
9 7 (2.33%) Ruby
10 6 (1.99%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.66%) C
11 5 (1.66%) Delphi
12 4 (1.33%) Perl
13 2 (0.66%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.66%) VBScript
14 1 (0.33%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 51 (16.94%) Degree
2 50 (16.61%) ISTQB
3 45 (14.95%) ISEB
4 14 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (3.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (2.99%) SC Cleared
6 9 (2.99%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.66%) CCNA
7 2 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.66%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (50.50%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (1.66%) Docker
2 4 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.00%) Firmware
4 2 (0.66%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (3.32%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.99%) HP ALM
3 5 (1.66%) Ansible
Vendors
1 49 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 6 (1.99%) HP
2 6 (1.99%) SAP
3 5 (1.66%) Talend
4 4 (1.33%) VMware
5 2 (0.66%) Apple
5 2 (0.66%) Google
5 2 (0.66%) MKS
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle
6 1 (0.33%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.33%) Unisys
6 1 (0.33%) Xamarin