Period
to 22 January 2018

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 6 months to 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 161 186
Rank change year-on-year +32 +25 0
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 28 12 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.10% 0.40% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.46% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 28 16 24
Reading median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% +7.89% -1.94%
10th Percentile £33,725 £27,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £58,750 £62,500
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £32,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +38.46% -35.00% +29.03%

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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,160 2,627 3,887
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 84.61% 87.63% 87.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,764 1,894 3,116
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 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 Reading region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 26 (92.86%) Test Automation
2 23 (82.14%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (78.57%) QA
4 16 (57.14%) Scrum
5 14 (50.00%) SDLC
6 13 (46.43%) Java
6 13 (46.43%) Selenium
7 12 (42.86%) Degree
7 12 (42.86%) Computer Science
7 12 (42.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (39.29%) Scenario Testing
8 11 (39.29%) WebDriver
9 10 (35.71%) Functional Testing
9 10 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (35.71%) Regression Testing
10 9 (32.14%) Project Management
10 9 (32.14%) Mathematics
10 9 (32.14%) ISTQB
10 9 (32.14%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (28.57%) BDD
12 7 (25.00%) SoapUI
12 7 (25.00%) Test Strategy
12 7 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (25.00%) Test Management
12 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
12 7 (25.00%) SQL
12 7 (25.00%) C#
12 7 (25.00%) Windows
13 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
14 5 (17.86%) SAP ERP

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) SAP ERP
1 5 (17.86%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Selenium
2 11 (39.29%) WebDriver
3 7 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
5 5 (17.86%) eggPlant
5 5 (17.86%) HP UFT
5 5 (17.86%) JUnit
5 5 (17.86%) LoadRunner
5 5 (17.86%) LoadUI
5 5 (17.86%) TestNG
5 5 (17.86%) Toad
6 4 (14.29%) JIRA
7 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
7 3 (10.71%) Robot Framework
8 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (17.86%) Publishing
2 4 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
1 10 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) QA Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Tester
4 5 (17.86%) Automation Tester
4 5 (17.86%) SAP Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) SAP Test Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Automation Tester
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Tester
5 4 (14.29%) Consultant
5 4 (14.29%) IT Consultant
6 3 (10.71%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Manual Test Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) QA Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Senior QA Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) QA Manual Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Manual Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) SOAP
1 5 (17.86%) Web Services
2 4 (14.29%) .NET
3 2 (7.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.71%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.14%) Smart Meter
3 2 (7.14%) SWIFT
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (92.86%) Test Automation
2 23 (82.14%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (57.14%) Scrum
4 14 (50.00%) SDLC
5 11 (39.29%) Scenario Testing
6 10 (35.71%) Functional Testing
6 10 (35.71%) Regression Testing
6 10 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (32.14%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (32.14%) Mathematics
7 9 (32.14%) Project Management
8 8 (28.57%) BDD
9 7 (25.00%) Test Management
9 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
9 7 (25.00%) Test Strategy
10 5 (17.86%) Case Management
10 5 (17.86%) Mentoring
10 5 (17.86%) Performance Testing
10 5 (17.86%) TDD
10 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) Java
2 7 (25.00%) C#
2 7 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) C
3 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) Computer Science Degree
1 12 (42.86%) Degree
2 9 (32.14%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.71%) ISEB
4 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (78.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) HP
1 5 (17.86%) SAP
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft