Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
UK > Wales
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 118 130
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12 -9
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 18 39 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.87% 1.47% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.66% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 16 33 25
Wales median annual salary £32,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.54% +8.33% -0.41%
10th Percentile £24,625 £26,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £44,625 £40,000 £38,750
UK median annual salary £39,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.28% +4.00% +7.14%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1868 2356 2340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 89.94% 89.07% 85.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1603 2008 1970
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,250 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Wales

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Wales

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Wales over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Wales

Manual Testing
Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 24 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
South Wales +11 12 £33,000 +1.54% 2
West Wales -13 5 £29,000 -10.77%
North Wales -3 1 - -
Manual Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 Wales region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 7 (38.89%) QA
3 6 (33.33%) ISEB
4 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 5 (27.78%) Selenium
4 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
4 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
5 4 (22.22%) SoapUI
5 4 (22.22%) Finance
6 3 (16.67%) Scrum
6 3 (16.67%) TDD
6 3 (16.67%) SOAP
6 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (11.11%) Task Automation
7 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.11%) BDD
7 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
7 2 (11.11%) Degree
7 2 (11.11%) XML
7 2 (11.11%) .NET
7 2 (11.11%) ClearQuest
7 2 (11.11%) TOWER Software
7 2 (11.11%) Games
8 1 (5.56%) CMS

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (5.56%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) BrowserStack
1 1 (5.56%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) SoapUI
3 2 (11.11%) ClearQuest
3 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.56%) Bitbucket
4 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.56%) Gatling
4 1 (5.56%) JIRA
4 1 (5.56%) JMeter
4 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Analyst
1 11 (61.11%) Test Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Tester
3 4 (22.22%) Software Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) QA Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Software QA Tester
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Configuration Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Functional Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Manual Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Regression Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) SOAP
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
3 3 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
3 3 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Scrum
3 3 (16.67%) TDD
3 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (11.11%) BDD
4 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Task Automation
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps
5 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Kanban
5 1 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (5.56%) System Testing
5 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) ISEB
2 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) TOWER Software
2 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft