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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 126 127 123
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 19 12 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.73% 0.49% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.63% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 19 6 5
Average salary £40,000 £22,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+77.77% -35.71%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
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
2022 1904 1503
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 78.19% 78.13% 75.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1329 1458 1223
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £46,850
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 30 (68.18%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (65.91%) Finance
3 26 (59.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 26 (59.09%) Automation Testing
4 25 (56.82%) VBScript
5 20 (45.45%) XML
6 17 (38.64%) Integration Testing
6 17 (38.64%) System Testing
7 15 (34.09%) Automated Testing
8 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (25.00%) ISEB
9 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
10 8 (18.18%) QA
11 7 (15.91%) Selenium
11 7 (15.91%) Test Management
11 7 (15.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (15.91%) ISTQB
12 6 (13.64%) Test Scripting
13 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
14 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
14 4 (9.09%) C#
15 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
15 3 (6.82%) Scrum
15 3 (6.82%) Telerik
15 3 (6.82%) Subversion
15 3 (6.82%) iPad
15 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
16 2 (4.55%) WebDriver
16 2 (4.55%) SQL
17 1 (2.27%) Windows

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 26 (59.09%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (15.91%) Selenium
3 3 (6.82%) Subversion
4 2 (4.55%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.27%) JIRA
5 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (65.91%) Finance
Job Titles
1 36 (81.82%) Analyst
1 36 (81.82%) Test Analyst
2 20 (45.45%) Tester
2 20 (45.45%) Senior Analyst
2 20 (45.45%) Senior Test Analyst
3 12 (27.27%) Test Engineer
4 10 (22.73%) Senior Test Engineer
4 10 (22.73%) Senior Tester
4 10 (22.73%) Senior Automation Tester
4 10 (22.73%) Automation Tester
5 5 (11.36%) QA Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) QA Tester
6 3 (6.82%) Team Leader
6 3 (6.82%) Test Team Leader
6 3 (6.82%) Software Team Leader
7 2 (4.55%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Manual Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (45.45%) XML
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) iPad
1 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
1 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (59.09%) Automation Testing
2 17 (38.64%) Integration Testing
2 17 (38.64%) System Testing
3 15 (34.09%) Automated Testing
4 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
6 7 (15.91%) Test Management
7 6 (13.64%) Test Scripting
8 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Scrum
10 1 (2.27%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (56.82%) VBScript
2 4 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (4.55%) SQL
4 1 (2.27%) Java
4 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) ISEB
2 7 (15.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (15.91%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 30 (68.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Telerik
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago