The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 174 206 212
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +6
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 45 15 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.80% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.37% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 43 14 15
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £31,600
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4157 4051 4372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.69% 73.18% 73.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2798 3113 3678
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Manual Testing
South East

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +19 23 £37,500 +50.00% 2
Slough +8 6 £37,500 +15.38%
Newbury +5 3 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Hungerford +2 1 £30,000 -14.28%
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 45 (61.64%) Finance
2 36 (49.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 34 (46.58%) HP Quality Center
4 29 (39.73%) VBScript
5 28 (38.36%) Automation Testing
5 28 (38.36%) QA
6 27 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (34.25%) Automated Testing
8 22 (30.14%) Selenium
8 22 (30.14%) Integration Testing
8 22 (30.14%) System Testing
8 22 (30.14%) XML
9 20 (27.40%) ISEB
10 19 (26.03%) C#
10 19 (26.03%) Test Automation
11 15 (20.55%) Scrum
12 14 (19.18%) .NET
13 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
14 11 (15.07%) WebDriver
14 11 (15.07%) Software Testing
15 10 (13.70%) Degree
16 9 (12.33%) Test Scripting
17 8 (10.96%) ISTQB
18 7 (9.59%) Java
19 6 (8.22%) SQL
19 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
19 6 (8.22%) Visual Studio
19 6 (8.22%) Telecoms
19 6 (8.22%) Telerik
19 6 (8.22%) Subversion

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Exchequer
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.37%) Riak
2 1 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (49.32%) QuickTest Pro
2 22 (30.14%) Selenium
3 11 (15.07%) WebDriver
4 6 (8.22%) Visual Studio
4 6 (8.22%) Subversion
5 3 (4.11%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (2.74%) JIRA
6 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.37%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.37%) Xcode
7 1 (1.37%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.37%) MSTest
7 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.37%) CruiseControl
General
1 45 (61.64%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.48%) Banking
4 3 (4.11%) Legal
5 2 (2.74%) Games
6 1 (1.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 42 (57.53%) Analyst
2 41 (56.16%) Test Analyst
3 26 (35.62%) Tester
4 21 (28.77%) Senior Analyst
4 21 (28.77%) Senior Test Analyst
5 13 (17.81%) Test Engineer
6 9 (12.33%) QA Engineer
7 8 (10.96%) QA Tester
7 8 (10.96%) Senior Tester
8 7 (9.59%) QA Analyst
8 7 (9.59%) Software Tester
8 7 (9.59%) Senior Test Engineer
9 6 (8.22%) Team Leader
9 6 (8.22%) Test Team Leader
9 6 (8.22%) QA Test Analyst
9 6 (8.22%) Software Team Leader
9 6 (8.22%) Automation Tester
10 5 (6.85%) Senior Automation Tester
11 3 (4.11%) Software Engineer
12 2 (2.74%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (30.14%) XML
2 14 (19.18%) .NET
3 2 (2.74%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.48%) iPad
2 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.11%) Open Source
4 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.48%) Windows
2 3 (4.11%) Windows XP
2 3 (4.11%) Linux
2 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (4.11%) Windows 8
2 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (4.11%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.37%) UNIX
3 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.36%) Automation Testing
2 27 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (34.25%) Automated Testing
4 22 (30.14%) Integration Testing
4 22 (30.14%) System Testing
5 19 (26.03%) Test Automation
6 15 (20.55%) Scrum
7 11 (15.07%) Software Testing
8 9 (12.33%) Test Scripting
9 5 (6.85%) Test Management
10 4 (5.48%) Web Development
10 4 (5.48%) E-business
10 4 (5.48%) Regression Testing
10 4 (5.48%) CRM
11 3 (4.11%) ERP
11 3 (4.11%) Performance Testing
12 2 (2.74%) Software Engineering
12 2 (2.74%) Game Development
12 2 (2.74%) Test Strategy
12 2 (2.74%) OO
Programming Languages
1 29 (39.73%) VBScript
2 19 (26.03%) C#
3 7 (9.59%) Java
4 6 (8.22%) SQL
5 3 (4.11%) Python
6 2 (2.74%) Perl
6 2 (2.74%) VB
7 1 (1.37%) PHP
7 1 (1.37%) C
7 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.37%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (27.40%) ISEB
2 10 (13.70%) Degree
3 8 (10.96%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.37%) HND
5 1 (1.37%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (38.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 34 (46.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.22%) Telerik
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle
3 1 (1.37%) Sage
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