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 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
UK / Wales
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 76 97
Rank change year-on-year -7 +21  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 9 20 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.90% 1.51% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.80% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 8 18 11
Median salary £30,750 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,175 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £43,750 £38,750
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 912 1110 1224
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 91.57% 83.77% 85.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3281 3460 3711
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,946 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 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 +9 5 £38,500 +14.92% 1
West Wales -14 3 £27,500 -15.38% 1
North Wales +3 1 - -
Manual Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 Wales region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 13 (81.25%) Test Automation
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (50.00%) Scrum
4 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
5 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
5 6 (37.50%) Task Automation
5 6 (37.50%) QA
5 6 (37.50%) Games
6 4 (25.00%) Selenium
7 3 (18.75%) TDD
7 3 (18.75%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 2 (12.50%) BDD
8 2 (12.50%) Atlassian
8 2 (12.50%) JIRA
8 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
8 2 (12.50%) TOWER Software
8 2 (12.50%) ISEB
8 2 (12.50%) .NET
9 1 (6.25%) Web Services
9 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
9 1 (6.25%) C#
9 1 (6.25%) Java
9 1 (6.25%) SQL
9 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
9 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
9 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
9 1 (6.25%) JMeter
9 1 (6.25%) Finance
9 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing

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 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
3 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) Gatling
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) JMeter
3 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.25%) LoadUI
3 1 (6.25%) Ranorex
3 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.25%) YouTrack
General
1 6 (37.50%) Games
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Tester
2 7 (43.75%) Software Tester
3 6 (37.50%) Analyst
3 6 (37.50%) QA Specialist
3 6 (37.50%) QA Tester
3 6 (37.50%) Software QA Tester
3 6 (37.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Test Automation
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (50.00%) Scrum
4 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
5 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
5 6 (37.50%) Task Automation
6 3 (18.75%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (18.75%) TDD
6 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 2 (12.50%) BDD
8 1 (6.25%) API Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Defect Tracking
8 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Kanban
8 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
8 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (6.25%) System Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Time Management
8 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C#
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Atlassian
1 2 (12.50%) TOWER Software
Swansea, West Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + 28 days holiday
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago