The first table below looks at the demand for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 28 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 Reading region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 118 128 138
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +10
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 23 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.98% 0.27% 0.090%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.38% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 23 5 2
Average salary £37,500 £22,500 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+66.66% -48.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,600 £22,500 £34,750
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £52,750
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1724 1576 1709
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 73.36% 69.89% 77.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1185 1229 1445
Average salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £63,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Manual Testing
Berkshire

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Reading

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 27 (64.29%) Finance
1 27 (64.29%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (54.76%) QuickTest Pro
3 22 (52.38%) VBScript
4 21 (50.00%) XML
5 19 (45.24%) Automation Testing
6 18 (42.86%) Integration Testing
6 18 (42.86%) System Testing
7 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (30.95%) Automated Testing
9 12 (28.57%) QA
10 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
10 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
11 7 (16.67%) Software Testing
12 6 (14.29%) Telerik
12 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
12 6 (14.29%) Scrum
13 5 (11.90%) C#
13 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
14 4 (9.52%) Test Management
14 4 (9.52%) Selenium
14 4 (9.52%) ISEB
14 4 (9.52%) .NET
14 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
15 3 (7.14%) Subversion
15 3 (7.14%) iPad
15 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
16 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
16 2 (4.76%) Riak
16 2 (4.76%) User Stories

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Riak
1 2 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (54.76%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (9.52%) Selenium
2 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.14%) Subversion
4 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.38%) CruiseControl
5 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.38%) MSTest
5 1 (2.38%) Selenium IDE
General
1 27 (64.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (69.05%) Analyst
1 29 (69.05%) Test Analyst
2 16 (38.10%) Senior Analyst
2 16 (38.10%) Senior Test Analyst
3 14 (33.33%) Tester
4 8 (19.05%) Test Engineer
5 7 (16.67%) QA Tester
6 6 (14.29%) Software Team Leader
6 6 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
6 6 (14.29%) Team Leader
6 6 (14.29%) Test Team Leader
7 5 (11.90%) Senior Tester
7 5 (11.90%) QA Analyst
7 5 (11.90%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (11.90%) Automation Tester
7 5 (11.90%) Senior Automation Tester
8 2 (4.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Principal Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (50.00%) XML
2 4 (9.52%) .NET
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) iPad
1 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Automation Testing
2 18 (42.86%) Integration Testing
2 18 (42.86%) System Testing
3 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (30.95%) Automated Testing
5 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 7 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Scrum
8 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
9 4 (9.52%) Test Management
10 2 (4.76%) User Stories
10 2 (4.76%) Stress Testing
10 2 (4.76%) Document Management
10 2 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (4.76%) Business Continuity
10 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
11 1 (2.38%) Validation
11 1 (2.38%) Unit Testing
11 1 (2.38%) TDD
11 1 (2.38%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 22 (52.38%) VBScript
2 5 (11.90%) C#
3 2 (4.76%) Python
3 2 (4.76%) C++
3 2 (4.76%) Java
3 2 (4.76%) Perl
3 2 (4.76%) SQL
4 1 (2.38%) VB
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) ISEB
2 2 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 27 (64.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) Telerik
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