The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 139 121 128
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 15 28 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.58% 1.11% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 1.41% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 15 7 8
Average salary £35,000 £22,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.55% -30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £26,550
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £45,300 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Manual Testing
Berkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2044 1981 1542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 79.44% 78.36% 75.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1284 1495 1288
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 22 December 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 20 (58.82%) Automation Testing
2 18 (52.94%) Finance
3 17 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (44.12%) QuickTest Pro
5 14 (41.18%) ISEB
6 13 (38.24%) VBScript
6 13 (38.24%) Selenium
7 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (29.41%) Automated Testing
8 10 (29.41%) XML
8 10 (29.41%) ISTQB
9 9 (26.47%) Test Automation
10 8 (23.53%) System Testing
10 8 (23.53%) Integration Testing
11 7 (20.59%) Test Management
11 7 (20.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (17.65%) C#
12 6 (17.65%) WebDriver
13 5 (14.71%) QA
13 5 (14.71%) Test Scripting
13 5 (14.71%) .NET
14 4 (11.76%) Java
14 4 (11.76%) Windows
14 4 (11.76%) JIRA
15 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
15 3 (8.82%) SQL
16 2 (5.88%) Scrum
16 2 (5.88%) MS Office
16 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
16 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 2 (5.88%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (44.12%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (38.24%) Selenium
3 6 (17.65%) WebDriver
4 4 (11.76%) JIRA
5 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 18 (52.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (82.35%) Analyst
1 28 (82.35%) Test Analyst
2 15 (44.12%) Senior Analyst
2 15 (44.12%) Senior Test Analyst
3 13 (38.24%) Tester
4 9 (26.47%) Test Engineer
5 8 (23.53%) Senior Tester
6 7 (20.59%) Senior Test Engineer
6 7 (20.59%) Automation Tester
6 7 (20.59%) Senior Automation Tester
7 3 (8.82%) Software Tester
8 2 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Test Leader
8 2 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Automated Tester
9 1 (2.94%) Automated Test Analyst
9 1 (2.94%) Lead Tester
9 1 (2.94%) Senior Software Tester
9 1 (2.94%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) XML
2 5 (14.71%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) iPad
1 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Automation Testing
2 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (29.41%) Automated Testing
4 9 (26.47%) Test Automation
5 8 (23.53%) System Testing
5 8 (23.53%) Integration Testing
6 7 (20.59%) Test Management
7 5 (14.71%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.88%) Scrum
8 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Business Analysis
9 1 (2.94%) Black-Box Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) VBScript
2 6 (17.65%) C#
3 4 (11.76%) Java
4 3 (8.82%) SQL
5 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) ISEB
2 10 (29.41%) ISTQB
3 7 (20.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
Reading, Berkshire
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