Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 253 271
Rank change year-on-year +30 +18 +13
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 43 49 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.68% 0.56% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.64% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 35 48 64
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -17.65% +8.97%
10th Percentile £34,250 £27,500 £29,875
90th Percentile £52,500 £62,500 £67,500
South East median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5480 7698 9494
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 86.38% 88.31% 86.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4270 5878 7409
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,854
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Berkshire

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Berkshire

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Berkshire

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +53 27 £43,750 -10.26% 1
Newbury -32 11 £45,000 +38.46%
Wokingham +3 2 £30,250 -51.60%
Bracknell +11 1 £50,000 +81.82%
Maidenhead - 1 £60,000 -
Manual Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 41 (95.35%) Test Automation
2 31 (72.09%) QA
3 30 (69.77%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (65.12%) Selenium
5 23 (53.49%) ISTQB
5 23 (53.49%) Java
6 21 (48.84%) WebDriver
7 20 (46.51%) Degree
7 20 (46.51%) SDLC
8 18 (41.86%) Scenario Testing
8 18 (41.86%) Computer Science Degree
9 17 (39.53%) Scrum
9 17 (39.53%) Test Strategy
9 17 (39.53%) Continuous Delivery
10 16 (37.21%) Test Scripting
11 15 (34.88%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (34.88%) Computer Science
11 15 (34.88%) Functional Testing
11 15 (34.88%) BDD
11 15 (34.88%) C#
11 15 (34.88%) SQL
12 14 (32.56%) Windows
13 13 (30.23%) Project Management
13 13 (30.23%) Regression Testing
13 13 (30.23%) Mathematics
14 12 (27.91%) Performance Testing
14 12 (27.91%) Test Management
14 12 (27.91%) HP Quality Center
14 12 (27.91%) Workflow
14 12 (27.91%) Business Intelligence

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (4.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (20.93%) SAP ERP
1 9 (20.93%) SAP S/4HANA
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) SQLPlus
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (65.12%) Selenium
2 21 (48.84%) WebDriver
3 11 (25.58%) SoapUI
4 10 (23.26%) HP UFT
4 10 (23.26%) LoadRunner
5 9 (20.93%) eggPlant
5 9 (20.93%) JUnit
5 9 (20.93%) LoadUI
5 9 (20.93%) TestNG
5 9 (20.93%) Toad
6 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
7 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
8 4 (9.30%) JIRA
9 3 (6.98%) Appium
9 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
10 2 (4.65%) NUnit
10 2 (4.65%) Robot Framework
11 1 (2.33%) MSTest
11 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
1 9 (20.93%) Publishing
2 5 (11.63%) Marketing
3 3 (6.98%) Electronics
3 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 18 (41.86%) Analyst
1 18 (41.86%) Test Analyst
2 13 (30.23%) QA Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) SAP Analyst
3 9 (20.93%) SAP Test Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Test Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Tester
7 4 (9.30%) Consultant
7 4 (9.30%) IT Consultant
7 4 (9.30%) QA Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) QA Automation Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) QA Test Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Manual Test Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) QA Automation Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) QA Tester
9 2 (4.65%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) SOAP
1 9 (20.93%) Web Services
2 7 (16.28%) .NET
3 3 (6.98%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.63%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.65%) Smart Meter
4 2 (4.65%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Android
2 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Phone
3 2 (4.65%) Unix
4 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (95.35%) Test Automation
2 30 (69.77%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (46.51%) SDLC
4 18 (41.86%) Scenario Testing
5 17 (39.53%) Continuous Delivery
5 17 (39.53%) Scrum
5 17 (39.53%) Test Strategy
6 16 (37.21%) Test Scripting
7 15 (34.88%) BDD
7 15 (34.88%) Functional Testing
7 15 (34.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (30.23%) Mathematics
8 13 (30.23%) Project Management
8 13 (30.23%) Regression Testing
9 12 (27.91%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (27.91%) Performance Testing
9 12 (27.91%) Test Management
9 12 (27.91%) Workflow
10 11 (25.58%) Unit Testing
11 10 (23.26%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 23 (53.49%) Java
2 15 (34.88%) C#
2 15 (34.88%) SQL
3 2 (4.65%) PHP
3 2 (4.65%) Ruby
4 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.33%) Python
4 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (53.49%) ISTQB
2 20 (46.51%) Degree
3 18 (41.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (13.95%) ISEB
5 4 (9.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (6.98%) Sun Certification
7 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (72.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (27.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) SAP
2 10 (23.26%) HP
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft