Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 253 290 298
Rank change year-on-year +37 +8 +32
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 353 362 441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.16% 1.03% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.18% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 330 328 409
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 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £55,375 £57,500 £53,750
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 26524 30586 37174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.46% 87.44% 86.93%
Number of salaries quoted 21839 25381 30726
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +56 126 £40,000 +14.29% 9
Surrey +21 72 £37,500 - 2
Hampshire -34 64 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Oxfordshire +35 63 £40,000 +45.45% 5
Berkshire +51 43 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Kent +33 36 £31,000 -27.06%
West Sussex +30 27 £39,000 +11.43%
Buckinghamshire +3 22 £40,000 +14.29% 2
East Sussex -27 22 £37,250 -0.67% 2
Isle of Wight - 6 £24,000 - 1
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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.

1 305 (86.40%) Test Automation
2 201 (56.94%) Agile Software Development
3 179 (50.71%) QA
4 157 (44.48%) Selenium
5 119 (33.71%) Software Testing
6 99 (28.05%) Degree
7 98 (27.76%) WebDriver
8 84 (23.80%) SDLC
9 82 (23.23%) Java
10 81 (22.95%) C#
11 78 (22.10%) ISTQB
12 76 (21.53%) Test Strategy
13 75 (21.25%) Test Scripting
14 70 (19.83%) Python
15 64 (18.13%) Scrum
16 63 (17.85%) Computer Science
17 60 (17.00%) Regression Testing
18 57 (16.15%) Performance Testing
18 57 (16.15%) Acceptance Criteria
19 56 (15.86%) Unit Testing
19 56 (15.86%) SQL
20 55 (15.58%) Test Management
21 54 (15.30%) TDD
22 52 (14.73%) Finance
22 52 (14.73%) JUnit
23 51 (14.45%) Windows
23 51 (14.45%) ISEB
23 51 (14.45%) JIRA
24 50 (14.16%) Cucumber
25 46 (13.03%) BDD

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 28 (7.93%) Confluence
2 8 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (3.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.55%) SAP ERP
2 9 (2.55%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.50%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (3.40%) SaaS
4 7 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.13%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.42%) Internet
2 3 (0.85%) VoIP
3 1 (0.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.55%) SQLPlus
3 5 (1.42%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.28%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 157 (44.48%) Selenium
2 98 (27.76%) WebDriver
3 52 (14.73%) JUnit
4 51 (14.45%) JIRA
5 50 (14.16%) Cucumber
6 38 (10.76%) HP UFT
7 35 (9.92%) SoapUI
8 29 (8.22%) JMeter
9 20 (5.67%) Jenkins
10 19 (5.38%) TestNG
11 18 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (2.83%) LoadRunner
13 9 (2.55%) Eclipse
13 9 (2.55%) eggPlant
13 9 (2.55%) Git (software)
13 9 (2.55%) LoadUI
13 9 (2.55%) Toad
13 9 (2.55%) Visual Studio
14 8 (2.27%) PyCharm
15 6 (1.70%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 52 (14.73%) Finance
2 9 (2.55%) Publishing
3 6 (1.70%) Banking
3 6 (1.70%) Marketing
3 6 (1.70%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.42%) Billing
5 4 (1.13%) Legal
6 3 (0.85%) Electronics
6 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.57%) Automotive
8 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 131 (37.11%) Analyst
2 113 (32.01%) Test Analyst
3 97 (27.48%) Test Engineer
4 84 (23.80%) Tester
5 63 (17.85%) QA Engineer
6 60 (17.00%) Test Automation Engineer
7 40 (11.33%) QA Test Engineer
8 38 (10.76%) Software Tester
9 29 (8.22%) QA Analyst
10 27 (7.65%) Automation Test Analyst
10 27 (7.65%) QA Test Analyst
11 25 (7.08%) Manual Test Analyst
11 25 (7.08%) QA Automation Engineer
12 20 (5.67%) Software Analyst
12 20 (5.67%) Software Test Analyst
13 18 (5.10%) Automation Tester
13 18 (5.10%) Software Test Engineer
14 17 (4.82%) QA Tester
14 17 (4.82%) Selenium Test Analyst
15 16 (4.53%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (11.33%) .NET
2 25 (7.08%) Web Services
3 16 (4.53%) HTML
4 15 (4.25%) jQuery
4 15 (4.25%) SOAP
5 12 (3.40%) AngularJS
5 12 (3.40%) CSS
5 12 (3.40%) REST
6 11 (3.12%) Ajax
7 10 (2.83%) React Native
8 9 (2.55%) XML
9 6 (1.70%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.70%) Gherkin
9 6 (1.70%) Velocity
10 3 (0.85%) JSON
10 3 (0.85%) XSL
11 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.28%) Node.js
11 1 (0.28%) React
11 1 (0.28%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 63 (17.85%) Computer Science
2 24 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.10%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (1.70%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.13%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.57%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.57%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.28%) Marketing Technology
8 1 (0.28%) Replication
8 1 (0.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (14.45%) Windows
2 14 (3.97%) Apple iOS
3 13 (3.68%) Linux
4 4 (1.13%) Android
4 4 (1.13%) Unix
4 4 (1.13%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (86.40%) Test Automation
2 201 (56.94%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (33.71%) Software Testing
4 84 (23.80%) SDLC
5 76 (21.53%) Test Strategy
6 75 (21.25%) Test Scripting
7 64 (18.13%) Scrum
8 60 (17.00%) Regression Testing
9 57 (16.15%) Acceptance Criteria
9 57 (16.15%) Performance Testing
10 56 (15.86%) Unit Testing
11 55 (15.58%) Test Management
12 54 (15.30%) TDD
13 46 (13.03%) BDD
14 43 (12.18%) Functional Testing
15 39 (11.05%) Continuous Improvement
16 38 (10.76%) User Acceptance Testing
17 35 (9.92%) User Stories
18 32 (9.07%) Scenario Testing
18 32 (9.07%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 82 (23.23%) Java
2 81 (22.95%) C#
3 70 (19.83%) Python
4 56 (15.86%) SQL
5 38 (10.76%) JavaScript
6 36 (10.20%) C
7 28 (7.93%) C++
8 14 (3.97%) ES6
9 13 (3.68%) Shell Script
10 12 (3.40%) Ruby
10 12 (3.40%) T-SQL
11 10 (2.83%) VBScript
12 6 (1.70%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.13%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.57%) Perl
15 1 (0.28%) PHP
15 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 99 (28.05%) Degree
2 78 (22.10%) ISTQB
3 51 (14.45%) ISEB
4 36 (10.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (6.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (2.83%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.85%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.85%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.85%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.28%) HP AIS
8 1 (0.28%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (50.71%) QA
2 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (1.42%) Hyper-V
1 5 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 44 (12.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (11.90%) HP
2 39 (11.05%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.40%) SAP
4 9 (2.55%) Oracle
5 7 (1.98%) TOWER Software
6 6 (1.70%) Google
6 6 (1.70%) Talend
7 5 (1.42%) VMware
8 4 (1.13%) hybris
9 3 (0.85%) ForgeRock
9 3 (0.85%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.28%) Capita