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 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 118 130
Rank change year-on-year +12 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 8 8 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.57% 0.47% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.54% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 8
Median salary £35,000 £33,750 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +0.74%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £47,500 £36,250
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1217 1483 1862
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 86.68% 87.18% 84.41%
Number of salaries quoted 956 1166 1401
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 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
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 3 months to 27 April 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
Milton Keynes +4 6 £35,000 +7.69%
Aylesbury +15 1 £32,500 -7.14%
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Manual Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 22 (78.57%) Automation Testing
2 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (64.29%) Software Testing
4 16 (57.14%) Automated Testing
5 15 (53.57%) Degree
5 15 (53.57%) Test Automation
6 12 (42.86%) Ranorex
6 12 (42.86%) Virtual Team
7 8 (28.57%) QA
7 8 (28.57%) Performance Testing
8 7 (25.00%) Windows
9 6 (21.43%) Selenium
9 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
10 5 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
10 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
10 5 (17.86%) SQL
10 5 (17.86%) ISEB
10 5 (17.86%) Smartcard
11 4 (14.29%) Java
11 4 (14.29%) Finance
11 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
11 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
11 4 (14.29%) Test Management
12 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
12 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
12 3 (10.71%) V-Model
12 3 (10.71%) Banking
12 3 (10.71%) JMeter
12 3 (10.71%) JavaScript

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) G Suite
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
1 1 (3.57%) Slack
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Ranorex
2 6 (21.43%) Selenium
3 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
4 3 (10.71%) JMeter
4 3 (10.71%) SoapUI
5 2 (7.14%) IntelliJ
5 2 (7.14%) LoadUI
6 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.57%) JIRA
6 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Tester
2 13 (46.43%) Automation Tester
3 8 (28.57%) Analyst
4 7 (25.00%) Test Analyst
5 6 (21.43%) Agile Tester
6 4 (14.29%) Software Tester
7 2 (7.14%) QA Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Software QA Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Developer in Test
8 1 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Junior Business Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Junior Project Coordinator
8 1 (3.57%) Project Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Test Automation Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Test Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Virtual Team
2 5 (17.86%) Smartcard
3 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.14%) iPad
4 2 (7.14%) iPhone
5 1 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Android
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Automation Testing
2 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (64.29%) Software Testing
4 16 (57.14%) Automated Testing
5 15 (53.57%) Test Automation
6 8 (28.57%) Performance Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
8 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Test Management
9 3 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
9 3 (10.71%) V-Model
10 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (7.14%) Logistics
10 2 (7.14%) SDLC
10 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
11 1 (3.57%) Requirements Management
11 1 (3.57%) TDD
11 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) Degree
2 5 (17.86%) ISEB
2 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
2 5 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle
1 2 (7.14%) SAP
2 1 (3.57%) Google
2 1 (3.57%) HP