The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 56 61 49
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 7 1 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 1.22% 0.22% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 0.26% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 11
Average salary £44,500 - £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +7.03%
Manual Testing
Wiltshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
512 379 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 89.35% 84.60% 85.93%
Number of salaries quoted 413 345 430
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Swindon

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Swindon

Manual Testing
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 9 (81.82%) ISEB
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Degree
2 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
2 7 (63.64%) User Stories
2 7 (63.64%) Automation Testing
2 7 (63.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (63.64%) Retail
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
2 7 (63.64%) Replication
2 7 (63.64%) Configuration Management
2 7 (63.64%) Regression Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Back Office
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 2 (18.18%) MS Excel

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
General
1 7 (63.64%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Analyst
1 11 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
2 7 (63.64%) User Stories
2 7 (63.64%) Automation Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Configuration Management
2 7 (63.64%) Regression Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) ISEB
2 7 (63.64%) Degree
2 7 (63.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification