The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 38 44 53
Rank change year-on-year +6 +9  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 3 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 1.17% 0.31% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 0.33% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 1
Median salary £45,000 - £40,000
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 Luton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Luton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 246 303 337
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 95.72% 93.81% 88.22%
Number of salaries quoted 161 201 210
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,850 £38,800 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £79,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 Luton

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Luton

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Luton

Manual Testing
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Luton region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Subversion
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Robot Framework
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) SaaS
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Luton 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 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Robot Framework
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Tester
3 1 (20.00%) QA Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft