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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
UK / Wales
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 90 91
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 7 20 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.64% 1.43% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.77% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 7 20 14
Median salary £38,500 £36,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.94% +10.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £31,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,100 £42,500 £50,000
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 Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 950 1131 1150
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 86.29% 81.13% 84.93%
Number of salaries quoted 774 953 981
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +1 5 £38,500 +6.94%
West Wales -7 1 £32,500 +3.17%
Mid Wales -15 1 £40,000 -5.88%
Manual Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (57.14%) Scrum
3 19 (54.29%) Selenium
4 13 (37.14%) Mentoring
5 12 (34.29%) Test Strategy
6 11 (31.43%) Games
6 11 (31.43%) QA
7 9 (25.71%) Exploratory Testing
8 8 (22.86%) SQL
8 8 (22.86%) Automation Testing
9 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 7 (20.00%) Regression Testing
10 6 (17.14%) Finance
10 6 (17.14%) .NET
10 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
11 5 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (14.29%) Automated Testing
11 5 (14.29%) Kanban
11 5 (14.29%) Waterfall
11 5 (14.29%) C#
11 5 (14.29%) Web Services
12 4 (11.43%) TOWER Software
12 4 (11.43%) TDD
12 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
13 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
13 2 (5.71%) Functional Testing
13 2 (5.71%) Non-Functional Testing
13 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
13 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
13 2 (5.71%) MS Excel

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:

Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (54.29%) Selenium
2 1 (2.86%) JMeter
2 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.86%) LoadUI
2 1 (2.86%) Ranorex
2 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.86%) Toad
2 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (31.43%) Games
2 6 (17.14%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (74.29%) Analyst
1 26 (74.29%) Test Analyst
2 12 (34.29%) Senior Analyst
2 12 (34.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 9 (25.71%) Tester
4 8 (22.86%) Software Tester
5 5 (14.29%) QA Specialist
5 5 (14.29%) QA Tester
5 5 (14.29%) Software QA Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Manual Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Software Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Test Automation Specialist
6 1 (2.86%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) .NET
2 5 (14.29%) Web Services
3 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Android
1 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (57.14%) Scrum
3 13 (37.14%) Mentoring
4 12 (34.29%) Test Strategy
5 9 (25.71%) Exploratory Testing
6 8 (22.86%) Automation Testing
7 7 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
9 5 (14.29%) Automated Testing
9 5 (14.29%) Kanban
9 5 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (14.29%) Waterfall
10 4 (11.43%) TDD
11 2 (5.71%) Coaching
11 2 (5.71%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 2 (5.71%) Functional Testing
11 2 (5.71%) Non-Functional Testing
11 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
12 1 (2.86%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
1 1 (2.86%) ISEB
1 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (31.43%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) TOWER Software
2 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle