The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 96 101 81
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -20
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 13 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.94% 0.59% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.76% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 13
Average salary £35,000 £27,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.12% -7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £31,550 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.06%
Manual Testing
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1127 1047 954
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 81.37% 77.84% 75.53%
Number of salaries quoted 925 914 846
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Wales

Manual Testing
Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
(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
South Wales +4 13 £35,000 +14.75%
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the 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 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (52.00%) Automated Testing
3 11 (44.00%) Selenium
3 11 (44.00%) Test Automation
4 10 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 10 (40.00%) Web Services
5 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
5 9 (36.00%) Telecoms
5 9 (36.00%) QA
6 8 (32.00%) Big Data
6 8 (32.00%) Mobile Marketing
6 8 (32.00%) Linux
6 8 (32.00%) E-Commerce
6 8 (32.00%) Data Mining
6 8 (32.00%) Advertising
6 8 (32.00%) PaaS
6 8 (32.00%) Marketing
7 7 (28.00%) ISEB
7 7 (28.00%) .NET
7 7 (28.00%) PHP
8 6 (24.00%) Perl
8 6 (24.00%) SQL
8 6 (24.00%) UNIX
8 6 (24.00%) Python
8 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
8 6 (24.00%) Android
8 6 (24.00%) Bash Shell
8 6 (24.00%) Apple iOS
8 6 (24.00%) Ruby
9 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the 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 8 (32.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (32.00%) Data Mining
2 8 (32.00%) Big Data
3 1 (4.00%) SQLPlus
3 1 (4.00%) DB2
3 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.00%) Toad
General
1 9 (36.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (32.00%) Advertising
2 8 (32.00%) Marketing
3 4 (16.00%) Finance
4 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (84.00%) Analyst
2 16 (64.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) QA Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Tester
4 4 (16.00%) Software Tester
5 2 (8.00%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) Web Services
2 7 (28.00%) .NET
3 4 (16.00%) SOAP
3 4 (16.00%) XML
3 4 (16.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) IPTV
1 2 (8.00%) Digital Media
1 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Linux
2 6 (24.00%) UNIX
2 6 (24.00%) Android
2 6 (24.00%) Apple iOS
3 4 (16.00%) Windows
3 4 (16.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (52.00%) Automated Testing
3 11 (44.00%) Test Automation
4 10 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 8 (32.00%) E-Commerce
5 8 (32.00%) Mobile Marketing
6 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 4 (16.00%) Scrum
9 2 (8.00%) User Stories
9 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
9 2 (8.00%) SDLC
10 1 (4.00%) Black-Box Testing
10 1 (4.00%) Validation
10 1 (4.00%) ETL
10 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) PHP
2 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) Python
2 6 (24.00%) Ruby
2 6 (24.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (24.00%) Perl
3 4 (16.00%) C#
3 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.00%) C
4 2 (8.00%) C++
5 1 (4.00%) Java
5 1 (4.00%) Objective-C
5 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) ISEB
2 5 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (36.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.00%) Google