Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 89 134
Rank change year-on-year -17 +45 -17
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 24 32 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.34% 2.07% 0.055%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 2.31% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 23 34 1
Wiltshire median annual salary £25,000 £35,000 £21,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.57% +62.79% -38.57%
10th Percentile £22,500 £31,075 £20,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £52,500 £22,750
South West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% +10.77%

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,642 1,385 1,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 91.48% 89.64% 85.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,378 1,160 1,319
Wiltshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,225 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
South West median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Wiltshire

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Wiltshire

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Wiltshire

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Wiltshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Wiltshire

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 17 October 2018. 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
Marlborough - 10 £23,500 -
Swindon -13 9 £42,500 +24.09%
Salisbury -9 4 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Manual Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 23 (95.83%) Test Automation
2 19 (79.17%) ISEB
3 15 (62.50%) ISTQB
4 14 (58.33%) Test Strategy
5 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (45.83%) Degree
6 11 (45.83%) Software Testing
7 10 (41.67%) Software Engineering
7 10 (41.67%) Computer Science
7 10 (41.67%) QA
7 10 (41.67%) Strategic Thinking
8 7 (29.17%) Scrum
8 7 (29.17%) SQL
9 4 (16.67%) .NET
9 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (16.67%) SOAP
9 4 (16.67%) ITIL
9 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
9 4 (16.67%) Linux
9 4 (16.67%) RAD
9 4 (16.67%) MCSE
9 4 (16.67%) MCSA
9 4 (16.67%) DSDM
9 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
9 4 (16.67%) Unified Process
9 4 (16.67%) Quality Management
9 4 (16.67%) Change Management
9 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) SoapUI
1 4 (16.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (4.17%) Electronics
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Analyst
1 14 (58.33%) Test Analyst
2 11 (45.83%) Software Analyst
2 11 (45.83%) Software Test Analyst
3 10 (41.67%) Graduate
3 10 (41.67%) Graduate Analyst
3 10 (41.67%) Graduate Software Analyst
3 10 (41.67%) Graduate Software Test Analyst
3 10 (41.67%) Graduate Test Analyst
4 8 (33.33%) Technical Tester
4 8 (33.33%) Tester
5 4 (16.67%) Agile Tester
5 4 (16.67%) Lead Tester
5 4 (16.67%) Manual Test Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) Technical Leader
6 2 (8.33%) Agile Manual Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Manual Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
1 4 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) ASIC
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (95.83%) Test Automation
2 14 (58.33%) Test Strategy
3 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (45.83%) Software Testing
5 10 (41.67%) Software Engineering
5 10 (41.67%) Strategic Thinking
6 7 (29.17%) Scrum
7 4 (16.67%) Change Management
7 4 (16.67%) DSDM
7 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 4 (16.67%) ITIL
7 4 (16.67%) OpenUP
7 4 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 4 (16.67%) Quality Management
7 4 (16.67%) RAD
7 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
7 4 (16.67%) Unified Process
7 4 (16.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 19 (79.17%) ISEB
2 15 (62.50%) ISTQB
3 11 (45.83%) Degree
4 4 (16.67%) CEH
4 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 4 (16.67%) MCSA
4 4 (16.67%) MCSE
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft