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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 81 87 86
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 11 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.91% 0.100% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.12% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 3
Average salary £32,500 £28,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.07% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £19,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £28,000 £30,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
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
972 823 795
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 80.60% 82.14% 76.00%
Number of salaries quoted 838 691 717
Average salary £39,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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
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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 - 8 £50,000 -
Torfaen - 3 £32,500 -
Manual Testing
Wales

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 16 (43.24%) Windows
2 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (35.14%) ISEB
3 13 (35.14%) C++
3 13 (35.14%) Automated Testing
3 13 (35.14%) QA
4 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
5 10 (27.03%) Degree
6 9 (24.32%) IPTV
6 9 (24.32%) Google
6 9 (24.32%) Mac OS
6 9 (24.32%) Digital Media
6 9 (24.32%) C
6 9 (24.32%) SQL
7 8 (21.62%) Web Services
7 8 (21.62%) Finance
7 8 (21.62%) ISTQB
8 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
8 7 (18.92%) C#
9 6 (16.22%) Selenium
9 6 (16.22%) Cucumber
9 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
9 6 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (16.22%) Automation Testing
9 6 (16.22%) Mentoring
10 5 (13.51%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (13.51%) .NET
10 5 (13.51%) Oracle
10 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
10 5 (13.51%) Banking

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) Informix
2 4 (10.81%) Data Mining
2 4 (10.81%) MySQL
2 4 (10.81%) Big Data
3 1 (2.70%) SQLPlus
3 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Selenium
1 6 (16.22%) Cucumber
2 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.70%) Toad
3 1 (2.70%) JUnit
3 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.70%) PhantomJS
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.70%) Mocha
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
2 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
3 4 (10.81%) Marketing
3 4 (10.81%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (83.78%) Analyst
2 25 (67.57%) Test Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Tester
3 5 (13.51%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) QA Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Software Tester
5 3 (8.11%) QA Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Manual Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Release Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) QA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) Web Services
2 5 (13.51%) .NET
3 4 (10.81%) SOAP
3 4 (10.81%) XML
3 4 (10.81%) REST
4 3 (8.11%) WinForms
5 2 (5.41%) MFC
6 1 (2.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) IPTV
1 9 (24.32%) Digital Media
2 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.70%) DTV
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (43.24%) Windows
2 9 (24.32%) Mac OS
3 4 (10.81%) Linux
4 3 (8.11%) UNIX
5 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (5.41%) Android
6 1 (2.70%) CentOS
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) Automated Testing
3 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
4 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
4 6 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (16.22%) Automation Testing
4 6 (16.22%) Mentoring
5 5 (13.51%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (13.51%) Validation
6 4 (10.81%) Scrum
6 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
6 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
6 4 (10.81%) Mobile Marketing
7 2 (5.41%) Black-Box Testing
7 2 (5.41%) User Stories
7 2 (5.41%) BDD
7 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.41%) CRM
7 2 (5.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) C++
2 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 9 (24.32%) C
3 7 (18.92%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) Python
4 2 (5.41%) Java
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) Perl
5 1 (2.70%) PHP
5 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) Korn
5 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) ISEB
2 10 (27.03%) Degree
3 8 (21.62%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (35.14%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Google
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.70%) TOWER Software