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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 199 226
Rank change year-on-year +38 +27  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 23 17 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.70% 0.38% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.43% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 21 17 5
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.40% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £43,600
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2765 3982 4451
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 84.58% 88.45% 86.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2167 3149 3243
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +30 8 £36,500 -30.47% 2
Bracknell - 7 £50,000 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £60,000 -
Wokingham - 1 £23,000 -
Manual Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (83.67%) Test Automation
2 30 (61.22%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (55.10%) Selenium
4 25 (51.02%) QA
4 25 (51.02%) SQL
5 24 (48.98%) Test Scripting
6 14 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
7 13 (26.53%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (24.49%) Test Strategy
8 12 (24.49%) Performance Testing
9 11 (22.45%) Regression Testing
9 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
9 11 (22.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (22.45%) ISTQB
9 11 (22.45%) WebDriver
10 10 (20.41%) C#
10 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
10 10 (20.41%) Finance
11 9 (18.37%) Software Testing
11 9 (18.37%) Scrum
11 9 (18.37%) Java
11 9 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (18.37%) Unit Testing
11 9 (18.37%) Functional Testing
11 9 (18.37%) Waterfall
11 9 (18.37%) SDLC
12 8 (16.33%) QA Automation
13 7 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (14.29%) SoapUI
13 7 (14.29%) Load Testing

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 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (8.16%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) MySQL
2 3 (6.12%) Power BI
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (55.10%) Selenium
2 11 (22.45%) WebDriver
3 7 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 7 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (14.29%) TeamCity
4 4 (8.16%) JIRA
4 4 (8.16%) MSTest
5 3 (6.12%) JUnit
5 3 (6.12%) NUnit
6 2 (4.08%) HP UFT
6 2 (4.08%) LoadRunner
6 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.04%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.04%) CruiseControl
7 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.04%) JMeter
7 1 (2.04%) LoadUI
7 1 (2.04%) Selenium IDE
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.12%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (55.10%) Analyst
2 23 (46.94%) Test Analyst
3 12 (24.49%) QA Engineer
4 10 (20.41%) QA Analyst
5 9 (18.37%) Test Engineer
6 7 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
6 7 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
7 6 (12.24%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (10.20%) ERP Analyst
8 5 (10.20%) Tester
8 5 (10.20%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (8.16%) Developer
9 4 (8.16%) Developer in Test
9 4 (8.16%) IT Analyst
9 4 (8.16%) QA Test Engineer
9 4 (8.16%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (6.12%) Digital Analyst
10 3 (6.12%) QA Tester
10 3 (6.12%) Supply Chain Analyst
11 2 (4.08%) Supply Chain Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) .NET
2 4 (8.16%) SOAP
3 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.04%) jQuery
3 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.24%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (6.12%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) FMCG
4 1 (2.04%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Android
2 3 (6.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (83.67%) Test Automation
2 30 (61.22%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (48.98%) Test Scripting
4 14 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
5 12 (24.49%) Performance Testing
5 12 (24.49%) Test Strategy
6 11 (22.45%) Regression Testing
6 11 (22.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (18.37%) Functional Testing
7 9 (18.37%) Scrum
7 9 (18.37%) SDLC
7 9 (18.37%) Software Testing
7 9 (18.37%) Unit Testing
7 9 (18.37%) Waterfall
8 8 (16.33%) QA Automation
9 7 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (14.29%) Load Testing
9 7 (14.29%) System Testing
10 6 (12.24%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 25 (51.02%) SQL
2 10 (20.41%) C#
3 9 (18.37%) Java
4 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.12%) Perl
4 3 (6.12%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.12%) Python
5 2 (4.08%) VB
5 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) ISTQB
2 7 (14.29%) Degree
3 4 (8.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (51.02%) QA
2 3 (6.12%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (4.08%) HP
4 1 (2.04%) Sage
4 1 (2.04%) SAP
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