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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 121 130 129
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 20 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.80% 0.31% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.41% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 20 7 4
Average salary £41,500 £22,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+84.44% -35.71%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -1.61%
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
1950 1710 1500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 77.53% 74.61% 75.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1338 1331 1244
Average salary £50,000 £46,505 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.51% +0.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,450 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 35 (72.92%) Finance
1 35 (72.92%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (64.58%) QuickTest Pro
3 30 (62.50%) VBScript
4 28 (58.33%) Automation Testing
5 26 (54.17%) XML
6 23 (47.92%) System Testing
6 23 (47.92%) Integration Testing
7 17 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (33.33%) Automated Testing
9 11 (22.92%) QA
9 11 (22.92%) Test Automation
10 8 (16.67%) Software Testing
10 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 6 (12.50%) ISEB
11 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
11 6 (12.50%) Scrum
11 6 (12.50%) Telerik
12 5 (10.42%) Test Management
12 5 (10.42%) Test Scripting
12 5 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (8.33%) Selenium
13 4 (8.33%) C#
14 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
14 3 (6.25%) Subversion
14 3 (6.25%) iPad
14 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
15 2 (4.17%) .NET
16 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
16 1 (2.08%) SQL

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (12.50%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 31 (64.58%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (8.33%) Selenium
3 3 (6.25%) Subversion
4 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (72.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 36 (75.00%) Analyst
1 36 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 24 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 24 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 19 (39.58%) Tester
4 13 (27.08%) Test Engineer
5 11 (22.92%) Senior Test Engineer
6 10 (20.83%) Senior Tester
6 10 (20.83%) Automation Tester
6 10 (20.83%) Senior Automation Tester
7 6 (12.50%) Team Leader
7 6 (12.50%) Test Team Leader
7 6 (12.50%) Software Team Leader
8 5 (10.42%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (10.42%) QA Analyst
8 5 (10.42%) QA Tester
9 2 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
10 1 (2.08%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 1 (2.08%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (54.17%) XML
2 2 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) iPad
1 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (58.33%) Automation Testing
2 23 (47.92%) System Testing
2 23 (47.92%) Integration Testing
3 17 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 11 (22.92%) Test Automation
6 8 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 6 (12.50%) Scrum
8 5 (10.42%) Test Management
8 5 (10.42%) Test Scripting
9 1 (2.08%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (62.50%) VBScript
2 4 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) ISEB
2 5 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 35 (72.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.50%) Telerik