The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 53 60 45
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 5 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.19% 0.20% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.24% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 2
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% +21.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £35,000 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £35,800 £35,000 £29,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Manual Testing
Bedfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
367 417 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 87.17% 84.93% 76.15%
Number of salaries quoted 324 344 232
Average salary £45,000 £49,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £37,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Luton

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Luton

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Luton 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 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
2 5 (83.33%) C#
3 4 (66.67%) HTML
3 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) CSS
3 4 (66.67%) ISEB
4 2 (33.33%) Node.js
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
5 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Luton 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 2 (33.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Tester
2 3 (50.00%) Software Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Web Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Web Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (66.67%) CSS
3 4 (66.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP