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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 199 197 185
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 30 33 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.52% 0.56% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.71% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 27 11 37
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,600 £22,500 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
4642 4661 4187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.87% 79.03% 76.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3183 3376 3399
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
Reading -10 14 £36,250 +61.11% 2
Newbury - 6 £19,000 - 1
Slough - 3 £35,000 -
Hungerford - 2 £32,500 -
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 33 (53.23%) Automation Testing
2 30 (48.39%) QuickTest Pro
2 30 (48.39%) Finance
3 27 (43.55%) Selenium
4 26 (41.94%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (33.87%) VBScript
6 20 (32.26%) Automated Testing
7 19 (30.65%) ISEB
8 17 (27.42%) Test Automation
8 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (22.58%) ISTQB
10 12 (19.35%) XML
11 10 (16.13%) QA
11 10 (16.13%) Integration Testing
12 9 (14.52%) System Testing
13 8 (12.90%) Test Management
13 8 (12.90%) C#
13 8 (12.90%) WebDriver
13 8 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (11.29%) SQL
15 6 (9.68%) JIRA
16 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
16 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
16 5 (8.06%) Banking
16 5 (8.06%) .NET
16 5 (8.06%) Java
16 5 (8.06%) Linux
16 5 (8.06%) Test Scripting
17 4 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
17 4 (6.45%) Scrum

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (1.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Office
2 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Exchequer
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
1 1 (1.61%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) SNMP
1 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.61%) MySQL
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (48.39%) QuickTest Pro
2 27 (43.55%) Selenium
3 8 (12.90%) WebDriver
4 6 (9.68%) JIRA
5 2 (3.23%) MSTest
5 2 (3.23%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.61%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.61%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.61%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.61%) Subversion
General
1 30 (48.39%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Banking
2 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (74.19%) Analyst
1 46 (74.19%) Test Analyst
2 23 (37.10%) Senior Analyst
2 23 (37.10%) Senior Test Analyst
3 21 (33.87%) Tester
4 15 (24.19%) Senior Tester
5 14 (22.58%) Test Engineer
6 10 (16.13%) Automation Tester
6 10 (16.13%) Senior Automation Tester
7 8 (12.90%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Software Tester
9 3 (4.84%) Junior
9 3 (4.84%) Junior Test Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Junior Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Test Leader
10 2 (3.23%) Software Test Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) Lead Tester
10 2 (3.23%) Automated Tester
10 2 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.35%) XML
2 5 (8.06%) .NET
3 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.61%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) Open Source
3 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.61%) iPad
4 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) Linux
2 4 (6.45%) Windows
3 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (53.23%) Automation Testing
2 20 (32.26%) Automated Testing
3 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (27.42%) Test Automation
4 10 (16.13%) Integration Testing
5 9 (14.52%) System Testing
6 8 (12.90%) Test Management
7 5 (8.06%) Test Scripting
8 4 (6.45%) Software Testing
8 4 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.45%) Scrum
8 4 (6.45%) Waterfall
9 3 (4.84%) V-Model
9 3 (4.84%) Logistics
10 2 (3.23%) Unit Testing
11 1 (1.61%) Requirements Analysis
11 1 (1.61%) Use Case
11 1 (1.61%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (1.61%) Software Engineering
11 1 (1.61%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.87%) VBScript
2 8 (12.90%) C#
3 7 (11.29%) SQL
4 5 (8.06%) Java
5 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (30.65%) ISEB
2 14 (22.58%) ISTQB
3 8 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.84%) Degree
5 1 (1.61%) AAT
5 1 (1.61%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 26 (41.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.23%) HP
3 1 (1.61%) Sage
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