The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 182 203 205
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +2
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 43 24 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.83% 0.44% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.52% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 43 24 14
Average salary £60,000 £40,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -21.95%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Manual Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4385 4605 4392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 84.60% 84.54% 82.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3568 3325 3177
Average salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Berkshire

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +11 11 £60,000 +50.00% 2
Reading +11 11 £60,000 +50.00% 3
Newbury +25 9 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Wokingham - 8 £53,750 -
Maidenhead - 3 £70,000 -
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 66 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (57.14%) Automated Testing
3 46 (54.76%) QA
4 41 (48.81%) C#
5 36 (42.86%) .NET
6 34 (40.48%) SQL Server
6 34 (40.48%) Selenium
7 33 (39.29%) Scrum
8 31 (36.90%) SQL
9 27 (32.14%) Java
9 27 (32.14%) Web Services
10 25 (29.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (28.57%) SDLC
11 24 (28.57%) Windows
12 21 (25.00%) .NET Framework
13 20 (23.81%) MVC
14 18 (21.43%) TDD
14 18 (21.43%) Oracle
15 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
16 16 (19.05%) Microsoft
16 16 (19.05%) Visual Studio
16 16 (19.05%) Jenkins
17 15 (17.86%) Mentoring
17 15 (17.86%) Test Automation
17 15 (17.86%) SaaS
17 15 (17.86%) JIRA
17 15 (17.86%) Software Testing
18 14 (16.67%) Degree
18 14 (16.67%) Finance
18 14 (16.67%) SOA

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.76%) IIS
2 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) Internet
2 3 (3.57%) HTTP
2 3 (3.57%) SSL
2 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (40.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.95%) MySQL
3 5 (5.95%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.19%) Big Data
5 1 (1.19%) HBase
Development Applications
1 34 (40.48%) Selenium
2 25 (29.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (19.05%) Jenkins
3 16 (19.05%) Visual Studio
4 15 (17.86%) JIRA
5 11 (13.10%) NUnit
6 9 (10.71%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 9 (10.71%) HP UFT
6 9 (10.71%) WebDriver
7 7 (8.33%) LoadRunner
8 6 (7.14%) JUnit
8 6 (7.14%) TestNG
9 5 (5.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (5.95%) Git (software)
9 5 (5.95%) Subversion
10 4 (4.76%) Cucumber
10 4 (4.76%) SoapUI
10 4 (4.76%) TestComplete
11 3 (3.57%) MSTest
12 2 (2.38%) Maven
General
1 14 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.76%) Automotive
3 4 (4.76%) Electronics
3 4 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.76%) Marketing
4 3 (3.57%) Retail
5 2 (2.38%) Banking
5 2 (2.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (20.24%) Tester
2 16 (19.05%) Test Manager
3 14 (16.67%) QA Engineer
4 12 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 11 (13.10%) Developer
5 11 (13.10%) QA Tester
6 9 (10.71%) Analyst
6 9 (10.71%) QA Test Engineer
6 9 (10.71%) Technical Leader
7 7 (8.33%) C# Developer
7 7 (8.33%) Software Tester
7 7 (8.33%) Team Leader
7 7 (8.33%) Test Analyst
8 6 (7.14%) Agile C# Developer
8 6 (7.14%) Agile Developer
8 6 (7.14%) Developer in Test
8 6 (7.14%) QA Manager
9 5 (5.95%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (5.95%) QA Automation Engineer
9 5 (5.95%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (42.86%) .NET
2 27 (32.14%) Web Services
3 21 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 14 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 14 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
5 12 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 11 (13.10%) Ajax
6 11 (13.10%) CSS
6 11 (13.10%) HTML
7 9 (10.71%) Entity Framework
7 9 (10.71%) jQuery
7 9 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (10.71%) Unity DI Container
7 9 (10.71%) WinForms
8 7 (8.33%) XML
9 6 (7.14%) SOAP
10 5 (5.95%) JSON
10 5 (5.95%) React
10 5 (5.95%) RESTful
11 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.95%) Wiki
5 4 (4.76%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.38%) iPad
7 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (28.57%) Windows
2 6 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (1.19%) Android
3 1 (1.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (57.14%) Automated Testing
3 33 (39.29%) Scrum
4 24 (28.57%) SDLC
5 20 (23.81%) MVC
6 18 (21.43%) TDD
7 15 (17.86%) Mentoring
7 15 (17.86%) Software Testing
7 15 (17.86%) Test Automation
8 14 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (16.67%) SOA
9 13 (15.48%) ITIL
10 11 (13.10%) QA Automation
11 10 (11.90%) Automation Testing
11 10 (11.90%) UML
11 10 (11.90%) Unit Testing
12 9 (10.71%) Domain-Driven Design
12 9 (10.71%) Software Engineering
12 9 (10.71%) Test Scripting
12 9 (10.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 41 (48.81%) C#
2 31 (36.90%) SQL
3 27 (32.14%) Java
4 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.95%) Python
6 3 (3.57%) C++
7 2 (2.38%) VB
8 1 (1.19%) Perl
8 1 (1.19%) PHP
8 1 (1.19%) Ruby
8 1 (1.19%) X++
Qualifications
1 14 (16.67%) Degree
2 9 (10.71%) ISTQB
3 8 (9.52%) ISEB
4 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (54.76%) QA
2 13 (15.48%) ISO 9001
2 13 (15.48%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
Systems Management
1 11 (13.10%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (7.14%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 18 (21.43%) Oracle
2 16 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 11 (13.10%) HP
4 4 (4.76%) SAP
5 3 (3.57%) Websense
6 2 (2.38%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.19%) Tableau
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