The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 82 90 90
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 12 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.01% 0.75% 0.100%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 0.90% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 1
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +78.57%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Manual Testing
Wales

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
983 1000 846
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 82.95% 83.40% 84.35%
Number of salaries quoted 841 864 713
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the South Wales region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in South Wales

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in South Wales

Manual Testing
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -2 9 £32,500 -35.00% 4
Torfaen +6 2 £34,750 +6.92% 1
Newport - 1 £42,500 -
Manual Testing
Wales

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (76.67%) ISEB
3 20 (66.67%) ISTQB
4 11 (36.67%) QA
5 10 (33.33%) Selenium
5 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 9 (30.00%) Automated Testing
7 8 (26.67%) Software Testing
8 7 (23.33%) Advertising
8 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
8 7 (23.33%) Data Mining
8 7 (23.33%) E-Commerce
8 7 (23.33%) Web Services
8 7 (23.33%) Unix
8 7 (23.33%) Linux
8 7 (23.33%) Marketing
8 7 (23.33%) PaaS
8 7 (23.33%) Mobile Marketing
8 7 (23.33%) Big Data
9 6 (20.00%) Scrum
10 5 (16.67%) C#
11 4 (13.33%) OOP
11 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
11 4 (13.33%) BDD
11 4 (13.33%) TDD
11 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
11 4 (13.33%) Web Testing
12 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
12 3 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (10.00%) Sitecore

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the South Wales 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) CMS
1 3 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (10.00%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) Big Data
1 7 (23.33%) Data Mining
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.33%) Mocha
3 1 (3.33%) PhantomJS
General
1 7 (23.33%) Advertising
1 7 (23.33%) Marketing
1 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Analyst
1 16 (53.33%) Test Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Software Test Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Test Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Web Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Web Test Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Software Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Tester
7 1 (3.33%) QA Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Linux
1 7 (23.33%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 9 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 8 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 7 (23.33%) E-Commerce
5 7 (23.33%) Mobile Marketing
6 6 (20.00%) Scrum
7 4 (13.33%) BDD
7 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
7 4 (13.33%) OOP
7 4 (13.33%) TDD
7 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 4 (13.33%) Web Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Automation Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
9 2 (6.67%) SDLC
9 2 (6.67%) SOA
9 2 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) C#
2 3 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) C++
4 1 (3.33%) PHP
4 1 (3.33%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (76.67%) ISEB
2 20 (66.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Alterian
1 3 (10.00%) Sitecore
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) TOWER Software
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