Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 89 120
Rank change year-on-year +15 +31 -19
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 35 11 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.55% 0.98% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 1.08% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 34 9 4
Southampton median annual salary £33,500 £30,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.67% -13.04% -18.82%
10th Percentile £23,250 £18,675 £24,325
90th Percentile £47,500 £37,250 £49,425
Hampshire median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year +23.08% -2.99% -21.18%

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 Southampton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Southampton
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,254 1,015 1,264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 91.20% 90.63% 84.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,106 920 1,197
Southampton median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,625 £57,500
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Southampton

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Southampton.

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Southampton

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Southampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Southampton over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 28 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 20 (57.14%) QA
3 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (45.71%) SQL
4 16 (45.71%) ISTQB
5 13 (37.14%) Performance Testing
6 12 (34.29%) Windows
7 11 (31.43%) Selenium
7 11 (31.43%) Windows Server
8 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
9 9 (25.71%) C#
10 8 (22.86%) Software Testing
10 8 (22.86%) Linux
11 7 (20.00%) ISEB
11 7 (20.00%) WebDriver
12 6 (17.14%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
12 6 (17.14%) VLAN
12 6 (17.14%) Degree
12 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (17.14%) CCNA
12 6 (17.14%) TDD
12 6 (17.14%) Replication
12 6 (17.14%) Network Optimisation
12 6 (17.14%) Test Planning
13 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (14.29%) Java

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Selenium
2 7 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.71%) JIRA
6 1 (2.86%) Appium
6 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Automotive
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Software Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Test Analyst
3 8 (22.86%) Test Engineer
4 7 (20.00%) Tester
5 6 (17.14%) Junior
5 6 (17.14%) Junior Network Engineer
5 6 (17.14%) Network Engineer
5 6 (17.14%) Software Tester
6 5 (14.29%) QA Analyst
6 5 (14.29%) QA Engineer
6 5 (14.29%) QA Tester
6 5 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
7 4 (11.43%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (11.43%) Senior Software Test Analyst
7 4 (11.43%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (11.43%) Software QA Tester
7 4 (11.43%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (8.57%) Software Test Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
2 4 (11.43%) CSS
2 4 (11.43%) CSS3
2 4 (11.43%) HTML
2 4 (11.43%) HTML5
3 2 (5.71%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Replication
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Windows
2 11 (31.43%) Windows Server
3 8 (22.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (37.14%) Performance Testing
4 8 (22.86%) Software Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Network Optimisation
5 6 (17.14%) TDD
5 6 (17.14%) Test Planning
6 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 4 (11.43%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (8.57%) System Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
9 2 (5.71%) BDD
9 2 (5.71%) Data Management
9 2 (5.71%) Integration Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
10 1 (2.86%) Exploratory Testing
10 1 (2.86%) Scrum
10 1 (2.86%) Unit Testing
10 1 (2.86%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) SQL
2 9 (25.71%) C#
3 5 (14.29%) Java
4 4 (11.43%) C++
4 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.43%) Perl
4 4 (11.43%) Python
5 2 (5.71%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 16 (45.71%) ISTQB
2 7 (20.00%) ISEB
3 6 (17.14%) CCNA
3 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (17.14%) Degree
3 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
1 6 (17.14%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) MKS
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle