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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 117 129 130
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +1
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 20 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.80% 0.26% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.36% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 20 6 2
Average salary £40,750 £25,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.00% -41.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 £22,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,750
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -2.36%
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
1859 1662 1570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 74.81% 72.39% 75.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1280 1295 1317
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 34 (72.34%) Finance
2 33 (70.21%) HP Quality Center
3 29 (61.70%) QuickTest Pro
4 28 (59.57%) VBScript
5 27 (57.45%) Automation Testing
6 25 (53.19%) XML
7 22 (46.81%) Integration Testing
7 22 (46.81%) System Testing
8 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (29.79%) Automated Testing
10 12 (25.53%) QA
11 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
12 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
13 8 (17.02%) Software Testing
14 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
14 6 (12.77%) C#
14 6 (12.77%) Scrum
14 6 (12.77%) Telerik
15 5 (10.64%) ISEB
15 5 (10.64%) Selenium
15 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
16 4 (8.51%) Test Management
16 4 (8.51%) .NET
17 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
17 3 (6.38%) Subversion
17 3 (6.38%) iPad
17 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
17 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 2 (4.26%) SQL
19 1 (2.13%) CruiseControl

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (12.77%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 29 (61.70%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (10.64%) Selenium
3 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.38%) Subversion
4 1 (2.13%) CruiseControl
4 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.13%) MSTest
4 1 (2.13%) Selenium IDE
General
1 34 (72.34%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (72.34%) Analyst
1 34 (72.34%) Test Analyst
2 22 (46.81%) Senior Analyst
2 22 (46.81%) Senior Test Analyst
3 18 (38.30%) Tester
4 13 (27.66%) Test Engineer
5 10 (21.28%) Senior Test Engineer
6 9 (19.15%) Senior Tester
6 9 (19.15%) Automation Tester
6 9 (19.15%) Senior Automation Tester
7 6 (12.77%) Team Leader
7 6 (12.77%) Test Team Leader
7 6 (12.77%) Software Team Leader
8 5 (10.64%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (10.64%) QA Analyst
8 5 (10.64%) QA Tester
9 2 (4.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Automation Test Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (53.19%) XML
2 4 (8.51%) .NET
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) iPad
1 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (57.45%) Automation Testing
2 22 (46.81%) System Testing
2 22 (46.81%) Integration Testing
3 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (29.79%) Automated Testing
5 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
6 8 (17.02%) Software Testing
7 6 (12.77%) Scrum
8 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
9 4 (8.51%) Test Management
10 1 (2.13%) Regression Testing
10 1 (2.13%) Validation
10 1 (2.13%) Unit Testing
10 1 (2.13%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (2.13%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (59.57%) VBScript
2 6 (12.77%) C#
3 2 (4.26%) SQL
4 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) ISEB
2 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 33 (70.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) Telerik