Period
to 21 August 2018

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 6 months to 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 62 82
Rank change year-on-year -2 +20 +5
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 14 19 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 1.71% 2.34% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 2.57% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 13 21 4
Swindon median annual salary £42,500 £33,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.87% -4.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £22,500 £31,000 £23,925
90th Percentile £61,500 £43,750 £41,000
Wiltshire median annual salary £25,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -28.57% - +1.45%

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 Swindon with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Swindon
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 744 738 826
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 90.95% 91.00% 87.22%
Number of salaries quoted 686 628 703
Swindon median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £29,883 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £68,650
Wiltshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +1.27%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

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

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

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Swindon

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Swindon over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Swindon

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Swindon region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (92.86%) Test Automation
2 7 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) .NET
3 6 (42.86%) SOAP
3 6 (42.86%) BDD
3 6 (42.86%) API Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Scrum
4 5 (35.71%) Business Analysis
4 5 (35.71%) ISEB
5 4 (28.57%) SoapUI
5 4 (28.57%) SpecFlow
5 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) System Testing
6 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
7 2 (14.29%) Back Office
7 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 2 (14.29%) Project Management
7 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
7 2 (14.29%) Capita
7 2 (14.29%) TDD
7 2 (14.29%) HP UFT
7 2 (14.29%) XML
7 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 2 (14.29%) DSDM
7 2 (14.29%) CRM
7 2 (14.29%) MySQL
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle
7 2 (14.29%) CSS

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) SoapUI
1 4 (28.57%) SpecFlow
2 2 (14.29%) Bitbucket
2 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Back Office
2 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Manual Test Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Technical Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Test Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Automation Tester
4 3 (21.43%) Manual Tester
4 3 (21.43%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Manual Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Developer in Test
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Software Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
1 6 (42.86%) SOAP
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) Node.js
2 2 (14.29%) WebdriverIO
2 2 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) ASIC
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (92.86%) Test Automation
2 7 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 6 (42.86%) API Testing
3 6 (42.86%) BDD
4 5 (35.71%) Business Analysis
4 5 (35.71%) Scrum
5 4 (28.57%) System Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (14.29%) CRM
6 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 2 (14.29%) DSDM
6 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 2 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (14.29%) Test Management
6 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Capita
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle