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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 92 99 92
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 11 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.80% 0.16% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.20% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 6
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £27,500 £36,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
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
1111 1002 928
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 80.74% 81.27% 74.36%
Number of salaries quoted 917 848 826
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
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 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
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Wales region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram 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 5 May 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
South Wales - 8 £50,000 -
West Wales +19 2 £25,000 -9.09%
North Wales - 1 £30,000 -
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 14 (43.75%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) C++
2 11 (34.38%) ISEB
3 10 (31.25%) QA
4 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
4 9 (28.13%) Degree
4 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 8 (25.00%) Finance
5 8 (25.00%) C
5 8 (25.00%) SQL
5 8 (25.00%) Digital Media
5 8 (25.00%) Mac OS
5 8 (25.00%) Google
5 8 (25.00%) IPTV
6 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
7 6 (18.75%) Web Services
7 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
7 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
8 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (15.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
8 5 (15.63%) Selenium
8 5 (15.63%) Automation Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
8 5 (15.63%) Oracle
8 5 (15.63%) .NET
8 5 (15.63%) Validation
8 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
8 5 (15.63%) Banking

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 3 (9.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) Big Data
2 3 (9.38%) Data Mining
2 3 (9.38%) Informix
2 3 (9.38%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) DB2
3 1 (3.13%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
2 5 (15.63%) Selenium
3 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.13%) Toad
4 1 (3.13%) JUnit
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Marketing
3 3 (9.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (81.25%) Analyst
2 20 (62.50%) Test Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) QA Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Software Tester
6 2 (6.25%) QA Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Manual Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Release Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) Web Services
2 5 (15.63%) .NET
3 4 (12.50%) XML
3 4 (12.50%) SOAP
3 4 (12.50%) REST
4 2 (6.25%) WinForms
4 2 (6.25%) MFC
5 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Digital Media
1 8 (25.00%) IPTV
2 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.13%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Mac OS
3 3 (9.38%) Linux
4 2 (6.25%) UNIX
4 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.25%) Android
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (3.13%) CentOS
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
1 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (15.63%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
3 5 (15.63%) Automation Testing
3 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
3 5 (15.63%) Validation
4 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Mobile Marketing
5 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.25%) Workflow
6 2 (6.25%) CRM
6 2 (6.25%) User Stories
7 1 (3.13%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Release Management
7 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) C++
2 8 (25.00%) C
2 8 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) Korn
4 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.13%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) Perl
4 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) ISEB
2 9 (28.13%) Degree
3 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Google
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat