The first table below looks at the demand for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bristol region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 98 85 93
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 20 30 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.09% 1.85% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 2.24% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 15 22 13
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £25,550 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,700 £32,700
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1550 1340 1258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 84.79% 82.77% 79.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1218 1182 1113
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Manual Testing
South West

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Bristol

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 26 (66.67%) QA
2 19 (48.72%) Test Scripting
3 13 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (30.77%) System Testing
5 11 (28.21%) Stress Testing
5 11 (28.21%) Unit Testing
5 11 (28.21%) Middleware
6 9 (23.08%) ISEB
6 9 (23.08%) Software Testing
7 8 (20.51%) SQL
7 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
7 8 (20.51%) Finance
8 7 (17.95%) Degree
8 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
9 6 (15.38%) BDD
9 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
9 6 (15.38%) Selenium
9 6 (15.38%) Scrum
9 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
9 6 (15.38%) Oracle
9 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
9 6 (15.38%) UNIX
9 6 (15.38%) Windows
10 5 (12.82%) MS Office
10 5 (12.82%) Java
10 5 (12.82%) C
10 5 (12.82%) Web Services
10 5 (12.82%) MS Excel

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Office
1 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) Wireshark
1 4 (10.26%) HTTP
2 2 (5.13%) Intranet
2 2 (5.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
2 6 (15.38%) Selenium
3 5 (12.82%) FitNesse
4 4 (10.26%) SpecFlow
4 4 (10.26%) Fiddler
5 2 (5.13%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (5.13%) TestComplete
5 2 (5.13%) WATIR
5 2 (5.13%) Calabash
6 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.56%) JIRA
6 1 (2.56%) WatiN
6 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.56%) JMeter
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
2 5 (12.82%) Marketing
3 2 (5.13%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.56%) Electronics
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Analyst
2 18 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 11 (28.21%) Test Engineer
3 11 (28.21%) QA Engineer
3 11 (28.21%) QA Analyst
4 10 (25.64%) QA Test Analyst
5 6 (15.38%) QA Leader
5 6 (15.38%) Tester
5 6 (15.38%) Team Leader
6 4 (10.26%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (5.13%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Web Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Mobile Tester
8 1 (2.56%) Non-Functional Tester
8 1 (2.56%) Junior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) Middleware
2 5 (12.82%) Web Services
3 4 (10.26%) REST
4 2 (5.13%) HTML
4 2 (5.13%) CSS
4 2 (5.13%) CSS3
5 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Mathematics
2 4 (10.26%) Digital Media
3 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Open Source
4 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.56%) DTV
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) UNIX
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Android
2 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) Test Scripting
2 13 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (30.77%) System Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Stress Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Unit Testing
5 9 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
7 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (15.38%) BDD
8 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 6 (15.38%) Scrum
8 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
9 5 (12.82%) Business Analysis
9 5 (12.82%) User Stories
10 4 (10.26%) ATDD
10 4 (10.26%) Pair Programming
10 4 (10.26%) ETL
11 3 (7.69%) TDD
11 3 (7.69%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) Java
2 5 (12.82%) C
3 4 (10.26%) C++
4 2 (5.13%) Ruby
5 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.56%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) Perl
5 1 (2.56%) PHP
5 1 (2.56%) VBScript
5 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) ISEB
2 7 (17.95%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (5.13%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) Empirix
3 1 (2.56%) IBM
3 1 (2.56%) Compuware
3 1 (2.56%) SAP
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago