Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 108 123
Rank change year-on-year +12 +15 -4
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 11 29 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.78% 1.35% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.50% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11 27 20
South Wales median annual salary £33,000 £32,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.54% +4.84% +2.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,850 £24,875
90th Percentile £45,500 £40,000 £38,750
Wales median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -0.41%

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 South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1250 1928 2093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 88.40% 89.93% 85.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1112 1729 1791
South Wales median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,270 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in South Wales

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in South Wales

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in South Wales over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in South Wales

Manual Testing
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Cardiff +24 11 £33,000 +3.13% 3
Manual Testing
Wales

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) QA
2 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Selenium
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 3 (27.27%) ISEB
3 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Task Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (18.18%) ClearQuest
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) .NET
4 2 (18.18%) SOAP
4 2 (18.18%) XML
4 2 (18.18%) TOWER Software
4 2 (18.18%) Games
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) Content Management
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) Finance
5 1 (9.09%) CMS
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) CMS
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
1 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
2 2 (18.18%) ClearQuest
General
1 2 (18.18%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) QA Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) QA Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Software QA Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Junior
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) SOAP
1 2 (18.18%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Task Automation
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) Content Management
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) TOWER Software