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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 199 215 193
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -22
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 27 18 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.46% 0.32% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.41% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 27 17 28
Average salary £41,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 £22,500 £32,450
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.58%
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
4564 4376 4243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.00% 76.77% 77.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3052 3270 3451
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
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 1 October 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 +14 18 £40,750 +81.11%
Newbury +7 2 £40,750 +31.45% 1
Windsor - 1 £31,500 -
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 53 (66.25%) Finance
2 46 (57.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 44 (55.00%) HP Quality Center
4 39 (48.75%) VBScript
5 37 (46.25%) Automation Testing
6 29 (36.25%) Automated Testing
7 27 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (31.25%) XML
8 25 (31.25%) System Testing
8 25 (31.25%) Integration Testing
9 24 (30.00%) Test Automation
10 23 (28.75%) Selenium
11 22 (27.50%) QA
12 21 (26.25%) ISEB
13 14 (17.50%) C#
14 12 (15.00%) ISTQB
14 12 (15.00%) Scrum
15 10 (12.50%) Software Testing
16 9 (11.25%) Degree
16 9 (11.25%) Test Scripting
16 9 (11.25%) WebDriver
16 9 (11.25%) .NET
16 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
17 8 (10.00%) Test Management
17 8 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 7 (8.75%) Telecoms
19 6 (7.50%) Subversion
19 6 (7.50%) SQL
20 5 (6.25%) Java
20 5 (6.25%) MS Excel

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Applications
1 5 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Exchequer
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) SaaS
2 1 (1.25%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (57.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 23 (28.75%) Selenium
3 9 (11.25%) WebDriver
4 6 (7.50%) Subversion
5 4 (5.00%) Selenium IDE
5 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.75%) JIRA
7 2 (2.50%) MSTest
7 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.25%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.25%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
General
1 53 (66.25%) Finance
2 7 (8.75%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.25%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Legal
4 2 (2.50%) Games
5 1 (1.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 52 (65.00%) Analyst
2 51 (63.75%) Test Analyst
3 32 (40.00%) Tester
3 32 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
3 32 (40.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 19 (23.75%) Test Engineer
5 16 (20.00%) Senior Tester
6 13 (16.25%) Automation Tester
7 12 (15.00%) Senior Automation Tester
8 11 (13.75%) Senior Test Engineer
9 7 (8.75%) QA Analyst
9 7 (8.75%) QA Tester
10 6 (7.50%) Software Tester
10 6 (7.50%) QA Engineer
10 6 (7.50%) QA Test Analyst
11 5 (6.25%) Team Leader
11 5 (6.25%) Test Team Leader
11 5 (6.25%) Software Team Leader
12 2 (2.50%) Graduate Software Tester
12 2 (2.50%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (31.25%) XML
2 9 (11.25%) .NET
3 2 (2.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (5.00%) Open Source
1 4 (5.00%) iPad
1 4 (5.00%) Mobile App
1 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.00%) Windows
2 3 (3.75%) Linux
2 3 (3.75%) Windows XP
2 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (3.75%) Windows 8
2 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (3.75%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.25%) UNIX
3 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (46.25%) Automation Testing
2 29 (36.25%) Automated Testing
3 27 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (31.25%) System Testing
4 25 (31.25%) Integration Testing
5 24 (30.00%) Test Automation
6 12 (15.00%) Scrum
7 10 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 9 (11.25%) Test Scripting
9 8 (10.00%) Test Management
10 4 (5.00%) Regression Testing
10 4 (5.00%) CRM
11 3 (3.75%) ERP
11 3 (3.75%) E-business
11 3 (3.75%) Performance Testing
11 3 (3.75%) Web Development
12 2 (2.50%) Unit Testing
12 2 (2.50%) Game Development
12 2 (2.50%) Test Strategy
12 2 (2.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 39 (48.75%) VBScript
2 14 (17.50%) C#
3 6 (7.50%) SQL
4 5 (6.25%) Java
5 2 (2.50%) VB
6 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.25%) Perl
6 1 (1.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (26.25%) ISEB
2 12 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 9 (11.25%) Degree
4 8 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.25%) HND
5 1 (1.25%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (27.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 44 (55.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.25%) Telerik
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle
3 1 (1.25%) Sage
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £1 per annum + good salary & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead
Sovereign Business Resources
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Berkshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 19 days ago
Berkshire
DP Connect
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago