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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 134 119 119
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 7 22 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.29% 0.97% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 1.23% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 11
Average salary £40,000 £54,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.92% +74.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £41,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £55,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
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
1936 1786 1424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 80.77% 78.75% 74.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1320 1346 1191
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £69,400
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 30 January 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 16 (59.26%) Automation Testing
2 14 (51.85%) Selenium
3 12 (44.44%) ISEB
3 12 (44.44%) Finance
4 11 (40.74%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (40.74%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (37.04%) VBScript
5 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (37.04%) Automated Testing
5 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
6 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 6 (22.22%) .NET
7 6 (22.22%) WebDriver
7 6 (22.22%) Integration Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Test Management
8 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (18.52%) System Testing
8 5 (18.52%) C#
8 5 (18.52%) XML
9 4 (14.81%) Windows
9 4 (14.81%) Java
9 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
9 4 (14.81%) JIRA
9 4 (14.81%) QA
10 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 3 (11.11%) SQL
11 2 (7.41%) MS Office
11 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
11 2 (7.41%) Scrum
11 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (7.41%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (51.85%) Selenium
2 11 (40.74%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 4 (14.81%) JIRA
5 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
5 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
General
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (85.19%) Analyst
1 23 (85.19%) Test Analyst
2 13 (48.15%) Senior Analyst
2 13 (48.15%) Senior Test Analyst
3 10 (37.04%) Tester
4 7 (25.93%) Senior Tester
5 6 (22.22%) Test Engineer
6 5 (18.52%) Automation Tester
6 5 (18.52%) Senior Automation Tester
6 5 (18.52%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (11.11%) Software Tester
8 2 (7.41%) QA Tester
8 2 (7.41%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
8 2 (7.41%) Automated Tester
9 1 (3.70%) Automation Analyst
9 1 (3.70%) Automated Test Analyst
9 1 (3.70%) Lead Tester
9 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Tester
9 1 (3.70%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Automation Testing
2 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) Automated Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 6 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Test Management
5 5 (18.52%) System Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
7 2 (7.41%) Scrum
8 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.70%) BDD
8 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) VBScript
2 5 (18.52%) C#
3 4 (14.81%) Java
4 3 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) ISEB
2 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
3 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (40.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft