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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 80 76
Rank change year-on-year +16 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 6 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.06% 0.28% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.34% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 10
Median salary £24,500 £45,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -46.44% +7.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,825 £42,350 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £49,150 £45,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Manual Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 500 588 651
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 88.65% 81.22% 83.57%
Number of salaries quoted 460 560 525
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Southampton

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) Selenium
4 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (40.00%) QA
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (30.00%) OOP
5 3 (30.00%) HP UFT
5 3 (30.00%) Degree
5 3 (30.00%) JIRA
5 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (20.00%) Ruby
6 2 (20.00%) SAP CAR
6 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
6 2 (20.00%) Business Transformation
6 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 2 (20.00%) Dynatrace
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (20.00%) Stress Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Cucumber

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:

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP CAR
1 2 (20.00%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (30.00%) JIRA
3 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (20.00%) JMeter
3 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (10.00%) Moq
4 1 (10.00%) NUnit
4 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (10.00%) TestRail
4 1 (10.00%) YouTrack
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) QA Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Graduate
3 3 (30.00%) Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Graduate Test Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Software QA Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Software Quality Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Junior
5 1 (10.00%) Junior QA Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Junior Test Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) OOP
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) Business Transformation
5 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (20.00%) OO
5 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (20.00%) Stress Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Case Management
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Ruby
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Dynatrace
2 2 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Xamarin