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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 82 100 84
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -16
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 11 9 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.05% 0.69% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.82% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 7
Median salary £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,450 £25,850 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £33,650 £33,100
UK excluding London median 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
915 1096 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 87.48% 83.47% 79.78%
Number of salaries quoted 825 951 743
Median salary £37,750 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the South Wales region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +19 9 £31,500 +5.00%
Torfaen -2 1 £40,000 +33.33%
Bridgend - 1 £28,500 -
Manual Testing
Wales

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (59.26%) Selenium
3 12 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 10 (37.04%) Scrum
4 10 (37.04%) ISEB
4 10 (37.04%) Test Automation
5 9 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 8 (29.63%) TDD
6 8 (29.63%) QA
7 7 (25.93%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (25.93%) C#
7 7 (25.93%) Exploratory Testing
8 6 (22.22%) SQL
8 6 (22.22%) BDD
8 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
9 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Functional Testing
10 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
10 4 (14.81%) Web Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Umbraco
10 4 (14.81%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (14.81%) Sitecore
10 4 (14.81%) Java
10 4 (14.81%) OOP
10 4 (14.81%) Finance
10 4 (14.81%) CMS
10 4 (14.81%) Alterian
10 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
11 3 (11.11%) Web Services

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.81%) CMS
1 4 (14.81%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (14.81%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (59.26%) Selenium
2 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
3 2 (7.41%) Appium
3 2 (7.41%) Calabash
3 2 (7.41%) eggPlant
3 2 (7.41%) Robotium
4 1 (3.70%) JMeter
4 1 (3.70%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Games
3 1 (3.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
1 14 (51.85%) Test Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Test Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Web Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Web Test Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Software Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Lead Tester
6 2 (7.41%) QA Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) QA Specialist
6 2 (7.41%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) QA Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Software QA Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.70%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Fintech
2 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Android
1 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 10 (37.04%) Scrum
3 10 (37.04%) Test Automation
4 8 (29.63%) TDD
5 7 (25.93%) Exploratory Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (22.22%) BDD
6 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Functional Testing
8 4 (14.81%) OOP
8 4 (14.81%) Web Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
10 2 (7.41%) Agile Testing
10 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (7.41%) SDLC
10 2 (7.41%) Software Delivery
10 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
11 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) C#
2 6 (22.22%) SQL
3 4 (14.81%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) ISEB
2 9 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Alterian
1 4 (14.81%) Sitecore
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) TOWER Software