Period
to 21 November 2017

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

Manual Testing
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 111 77
Rank change year-on-year +7 -34 +39
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 18 4 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.25% 0.30% 3.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 0.35% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 18 4 45
Southampton median annual salary £35,000 £34,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.45% -18.82% +41.67%
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,325 £39,750
90th Percentile £47,500 £49,425 £44,500
Hampshire median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% +3.66%

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 1241 1139 1154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 86.42% 85.13% 84.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1131 1021 1035
Southampton median annual salary £38,750 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.82% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +1.80%

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 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Southampton

For the 6 months to 21 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 14 (77.78%) QA
1 14 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 13 (72.22%) WebDriver
2 13 (72.22%) Selenium
2 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (61.11%) Apple iOS
3 11 (61.11%) Mobile App
4 10 (55.56%) React Native
4 10 (55.56%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (55.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (55.56%) REST
4 10 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (55.56%) Open Source
4 10 (55.56%) SaaS
4 10 (55.56%) Degree
4 10 (55.56%) Computer Science
4 10 (55.56%) Java
4 10 (55.56%) JUnit
5 7 (38.89%) Software Testing
5 7 (38.89%) Performance Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (16.67%) C#
7 3 (16.67%) Scrum
7 3 (16.67%) .NET
7 3 (16.67%) TDD
7 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Android

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 10 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (55.56%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Selenium
1 13 (72.22%) WebDriver
2 10 (55.56%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Test Engineer
2 10 (55.56%) QA Engineer
2 10 (55.56%) QA Test Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Applications Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) QA Automation Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) QA Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Software Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Android Tester
6 1 (5.56%) iOS Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Mobile Tester
6 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) React Native
1 10 (55.56%) REST
2 3 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (61.11%) Mobile App
2 10 (55.56%) Computer Science
2 10 (55.56%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (55.56%) Open Source
4 7 (38.89%) Performance Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Software Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Scrum
6 3 (16.67%) TDD
6 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Computer Science Degree
1 10 (55.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (77.78%) QA