The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 58 66
Rank change year-on-year +7 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 9 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 2.17% 0.20% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 0.22% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 2
Median salary £33,500 £21,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +55.81% -37.68%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £21,500 £34,100
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £21,500 £34,900
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 Swindon with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Swindon
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 368 446 542
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 88.67% 87.62% 92.18%
Number of salaries quoted 323 378 482
Median salary £43,500 £45,000 £43,596
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +3.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £55,648 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon 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 Swindon

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Swindon

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Swindon

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Swindon region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 11 (78.57%) Selenium
3 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (57.14%) QA
4 8 (57.14%) SQL
5 7 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 7 (50.00%) SoapUI
6 6 (42.86%) Functional Testing
7 5 (35.71%) ISEB
7 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio
7 5 (35.71%) SOAP
7 5 (35.71%) Web Testing
8 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
8 4 (28.57%) C#
8 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
9 3 (21.43%) JIRA
9 3 (21.43%) HP
9 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
9 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (21.43%) Context-Driven Testing
10 2 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
10 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
10 2 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
10 2 (14.29%) System Testing
10 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
10 2 (14.29%) Load Testing

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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:

Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) Selenium
2 7 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio
4 3 (21.43%) JIRA
5 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
2 1 (7.14%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) QA Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Manual Test Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Web Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Integration Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Java Automation Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Manual Tester
6 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Regression Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Integration Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) SOAP
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Functional Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Web Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Context-Driven Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 2 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (14.29%) Load Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (14.29%) System Testing
8 1 (7.14%) BDD
8 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
8 1 (7.14%) SDLC
8 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (35.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) HP