Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 138 179
Rank change year-on-year +13 +41 -3
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 33 34 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.20% 1.18% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.36% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 21 29 33
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +55.56% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £27,400 £21,250
90th Percentile £43,750 £46,000 £73,750
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,308 2,500 3,421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 83.59% 86.45% 85.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,792 2,107 2,757
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £26,525 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,725 £65,000 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Buckinghamshire

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Buckinghamshire

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Buckinghamshire

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
Aylesbury - 19 £40,000 - 2
Milton Keynes -16 12 £42,500 +21.43%
High Wycombe +6 1 £55,000 +22.22%
Manual Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 32 (96.97%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (90.91%) Test Automation
3 18 (54.55%) Selenium
4 16 (48.48%) WebDriver
4 16 (48.48%) Open Source
4 16 (48.48%) Cucumber
4 16 (48.48%) C#
4 16 (48.48%) Continuous Delivery
5 15 (45.45%) Release Automation
5 15 (45.45%) JavaScript
5 15 (45.45%) OO
6 14 (42.42%) OOP
6 14 (42.42%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (42.42%) User Stories
7 10 (30.30%) ISTQB
7 10 (30.30%) JIRA
8 9 (27.27%) Test Management
8 9 (27.27%) ES6
9 8 (24.24%) Finance
9 8 (24.24%) VoIP
9 8 (24.24%) SQL
10 7 (21.21%) HTML
10 7 (21.21%) XML
10 7 (21.21%) Automotive
10 7 (21.21%) XML Messaging
10 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
10 7 (21.21%) Matrix Management
10 7 (21.21%) QA
10 7 (21.21%) Time Management
10 7 (21.21%) White Clarke

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 18 (54.55%) Selenium
2 16 (48.48%) Cucumber
2 16 (48.48%) WebDriver
3 10 (30.30%) JIRA
4 1 (3.03%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.03%) JMeter
4 1 (3.03%) JUnit
4 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Automotive
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 11 (33.33%) Tester
2 8 (24.24%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Test Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Automation Test Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Test Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Test Manager
3 7 (21.21%) Testing Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 4 (12.12%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.03%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Web Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Web Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) HTML
1 7 (21.21%) XML
1 7 (21.21%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (96.97%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (90.91%) Test Automation
3 16 (48.48%) Continuous Delivery
3 16 (48.48%) Open Source
4 15 (45.45%) OO
4 15 (45.45%) Release Automation
5 14 (42.42%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (42.42%) OOP
5 14 (42.42%) User Stories
6 9 (27.27%) Test Management
7 7 (21.21%) Line Management
7 7 (21.21%) Matrix Management
7 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
7 7 (21.21%) Time Management
8 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
9 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Data Management
10 2 (6.06%) Functional Testing
11 1 (3.03%) BDD
11 1 (3.03%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) C#
2 15 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 9 (27.27%) ES6
4 8 (24.24%) SQL
5 1 (3.03%) Java
5 1 (3.03%) Python
5 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) ISTQB
2 7 (21.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (9.09%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) ISEB
5 1 (3.03%) HP AIS
5 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.03%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) White Clarke
2 2 (6.06%) HP
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft