Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 100 115
Rank change year-on-year +4 +15 -34
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 20 29 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.49% 1.75% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.92% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 20 33 3
Southampton median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +27.27% -35.29%
10th Percentile £23,250 £24,250 £24,050
90th Percentile £42,325 £67,500 £47,750
Hampshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% -5.88%

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 1,251 1,508 1,145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 93.08% 91.01% 86.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,034 1,360 1,007
Southampton median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% -9.41% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £24,900
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% -1.18%

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 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Southampton

For the 6 months to 17 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 17 (85.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (45.00%) QA
3 9 (45.00%) Performance Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (35.00%) C#
4 7 (35.00%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (30.00%) SQL
6 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (25.00%) HTML5
6 5 (25.00%) .NET
6 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 5 (25.00%) CSS
6 5 (25.00%) HTML
6 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 5 (25.00%) CSS3
7 4 (20.00%) Windows
7 4 (20.00%) Linux
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (20.00%) Selenium
8 3 (15.00%) Usability Testing
8 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
8 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
8 3 (15.00%) JIRA
8 3 (15.00%) Scrum
8 3 (15.00%) Gherkin
8 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
8 3 (15.00%) BDD
8 3 (15.00%) Windows Server

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 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Selenium
2 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (15.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Automotive
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Software Tester
1 10 (50.00%) Tester
2 9 (45.00%) Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Software Analyst
4 5 (25.00%) QA Analyst
4 5 (25.00%) QA Tester
4 5 (25.00%) Software QA Tester
5 4 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 4 (20.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Junior
6 2 (10.00%) Junior Network Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
1 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (25.00%) CSS
1 5 (25.00%) CSS3
1 5 (25.00%) HTML
1 5 (25.00%) HTML5
2 3 (15.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (45.00%) Performance Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.00%) BDD
6 3 (15.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) Usability Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
7 2 (10.00%) Data Management
7 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Network Optimisation
7 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
7 2 (10.00%) System Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
7 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) C#
2 6 (30.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) Delphi
4 2 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.00%) CCNA
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) ISEB
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) MKS
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle