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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 195 204 188
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -16
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 34 21 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.57% 0.35% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.46% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 31 15 31
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -13.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
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
4691 4611 4140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.62% 77.65% 77.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3130 3463 3332
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 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 24 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 +7 20 £38,750 +72.22% 2
Newbury - 6 £29,500 - 1
Hungerford - 1 - -
Windsor - 1 £31,500 -
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 49 (60.49%) Finance
2 45 (55.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 41 (50.62%) HP Quality Center
4 39 (48.15%) Automation Testing
5 36 (44.44%) VBScript
6 27 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 27 (33.33%) Selenium
7 26 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (29.63%) ISEB
9 23 (28.40%) Test Automation
10 21 (25.93%) Integration Testing
10 21 (25.93%) System Testing
10 21 (25.93%) XML
11 19 (23.46%) QA
12 16 (19.75%) ISTQB
13 13 (16.05%) C#
14 10 (12.35%) Test Scripting
14 10 (12.35%) WebDriver
15 9 (11.11%) Test Management
16 8 (9.88%) Degree
16 8 (9.88%) Software Testing
16 8 (9.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 8 (9.88%) Telecoms
17 7 (8.64%) Scrum
17 7 (8.64%) .NET
17 7 (8.64%) SQL
18 6 (7.41%) Microsoft
18 6 (7.41%) Banking
18 6 (7.41%) Subversion
18 6 (7.41%) Open Source

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Exchequer
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) SaaS
2 1 (1.23%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 45 (55.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 27 (33.33%) Selenium
3 10 (12.35%) WebDriver
4 6 (7.41%) Subversion
5 5 (6.17%) JIRA
6 4 (4.94%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.47%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.47%) MSTest
9 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.23%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.23%) CruiseControl
General
1 49 (60.49%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.41%) Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Games
5 1 (1.23%) Legal
5 1 (1.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 55 (67.90%) Analyst
1 55 (67.90%) Test Analyst
2 34 (41.98%) Tester
3 29 (35.80%) Senior Analyst
3 29 (35.80%) Senior Test Analyst
4 19 (23.46%) Test Engineer
5 18 (22.22%) Senior Tester
6 13 (16.05%) Automation Tester
7 12 (14.81%) Senior Automation Tester
8 11 (13.58%) Senior Test Engineer
9 8 (9.88%) QA Tester
10 6 (7.41%) QA Test Analyst
10 6 (7.41%) QA Analyst
10 6 (7.41%) Software Tester
11 4 (4.94%) QA Engineer
12 3 (3.70%) Team Leader
12 3 (3.70%) Test Team Leader
12 3 (3.70%) Junior
12 3 (3.70%) Software Team Leader
13 2 (2.47%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.93%) XML
2 7 (8.64%) .NET
3 2 (2.47%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Open Source
2 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.94%) iPad
3 4 (4.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.17%) Linux
2 4 (4.94%) Windows
3 3 (3.70%) Windows 8
3 3 (3.70%) Windows XP
3 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.70%) Windows Vista
3 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (48.15%) Automation Testing
2 27 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 26 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (28.40%) Test Automation
5 21 (25.93%) System Testing
5 21 (25.93%) Integration Testing
6 10 (12.35%) Test Scripting
7 9 (11.11%) Test Management
8 8 (9.88%) Software Testing
9 7 (8.64%) Scrum
10 4 (4.94%) Regression Testing
11 3 (3.70%) CRM
11 3 (3.70%) Performance Testing
12 2 (2.47%) Unit Testing
12 2 (2.47%) Web Development
12 2 (2.47%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (2.47%) ERP
12 2 (2.47%) E-business
12 2 (2.47%) OO
12 2 (2.47%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 36 (44.44%) VBScript
2 13 (16.05%) C#
3 7 (8.64%) SQL
4 5 (6.17%) Java
5 2 (2.47%) VB
6 1 (1.23%) Python
6 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.23%) Perl
6 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (29.63%) ISEB
2 16 (19.75%) ISTQB
3 8 (9.88%) Degree
3 8 (9.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.23%) HND
4 1 (1.23%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (23.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 41 (50.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.70%) Telerik
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle
3 1 (1.23%) Sage
Berkshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Modis International - London
Salary: £30 - £40 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £1 per annum + good salary & benefits
Posted: 24 days ago