The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 128 143
Rank change year-on-year +29 +15  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 12 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.92% 0.42% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.47% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 4
Median salary £35,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% -  
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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1094 1698 2139
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 83.58% 88.48% 85.80%
Number of salaries quoted 831 1374 1405
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Reading

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Reading over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 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 Reading region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 13 (65.00%) Selenium
2 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 8 (40.00%) Automation Testing
4 7 (35.00%) QA
4 7 (35.00%) ISTQB
5 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (30.00%) Java
6 5 (25.00%) SOAP
6 5 (25.00%) SoapUI
6 5 (25.00%) JIRA
7 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (20.00%) BDD
7 4 (20.00%) SQL
7 4 (20.00%) MySQL
7 4 (20.00%) Oracle
8 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
8 3 (15.00%) Scrum
8 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (15.00%) TDD
8 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (15.00%) Degree
8 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (10.00%) Analytics
9 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (10.00%) SDLC
9 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
9 2 (10.00%) jQuery

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (65.00%) Selenium
2 8 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (25.00%) JIRA
3 5 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (10.00%) MSTest
6 1 (5.00%) Bugzilla
6 1 (5.00%) CruiseControl
6 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (5.00%) Gradle
6 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.00%) Maven
6 1 (5.00%) NUnit
6 1 (5.00%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Digital Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) QA Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) QA Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Developer in Test
5 2 (10.00%) Java Automation Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Manual Tester
5 2 (10.00%) QA Manual Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Graduate
6 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) SOAP
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) jQuery
3 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (20.00%) BDD
4 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) TDD
6 2 (10.00%) Analytics
6 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (10.00%) SDLC
6 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Defect Management
7 1 (5.00%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle