The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 104 104 90
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 24 24 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.28% 1.40% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.67% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 21 23 24
Average salary £26,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £39,500 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
Manual Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1536 1437 1212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 82.01% 83.89% 75.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1271 1246 1040
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 24 (48.98%) QA
2 14 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 13 (26.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (26.53%) Test Scripting
3 13 (26.53%) ISEB
4 12 (24.49%) Software Testing
5 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (20.41%) Finance
6 10 (20.41%) SQL
6 10 (20.41%) Selenium
7 9 (18.37%) Degree
8 8 (16.33%) Marketing
8 8 (16.33%) C
8 8 (16.33%) MS Office
8 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
8 8 (16.33%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (16.33%) ETL
8 8 (16.33%) Mathematics
9 7 (14.29%) Windows
10 6 (12.24%) ISTQB
11 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
11 5 (10.20%) UNIX
11 5 (10.20%) Java
11 5 (10.20%) Oracle
11 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
12 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
12 4 (8.16%) User Stories
12 4 (8.16%) Mobile App
12 4 (8.16%) Calabash
12 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 8 (16.33%) MS Office
1 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) Intranet
1 3 (6.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Selenium
2 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
2 4 (8.16%) Calabash
3 2 (4.08%) JMeter
3 2 (4.08%) TestComplete
4 1 (2.04%) WATIR
4 1 (2.04%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.04%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.04%) WatiN
4 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Marketing
3 3 (6.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Analyst
1 21 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 11 (22.45%) Tester
3 8 (16.33%) Team Leader
3 8 (16.33%) QA Leader
4 5 (10.20%) Test Leader
5 4 (8.16%) Mobile Tester
5 4 (8.16%) Junior
5 4 (8.16%) QA Tester
5 4 (8.16%) QA Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Junior Software Tester
6 2 (4.08%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.08%) Junior Tester
6 2 (4.08%) Junior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Non-Functional Tester
7 1 (2.04%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Web Tester
7 1 (2.04%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) Middleware
2 3 (6.12%) HTML
2 3 (6.12%) CSS
2 3 (6.12%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Mathematics
2 4 (8.16%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 13 (26.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (26.53%) Test Scripting
3 12 (24.49%) Software Testing
4 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (16.33%) ETL
6 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
7 4 (8.16%) User Stories
7 4 (8.16%) Scrum
7 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.12%) Content Management
8 3 (6.12%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (6.12%) Line Management
8 3 (6.12%) Test Strategy
9 2 (4.08%) Black-Box Testing
9 2 (4.08%) Automation Testing
10 1 (2.04%) V-Model
10 1 (2.04%) System Testing
10 1 (2.04%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) SQL
2 8 (16.33%) C
3 5 (10.20%) Java
4 4 (8.16%) C++
5 2 (4.08%) PHP
5 2 (4.08%) Ruby
6 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.04%) Python
6 1 (2.04%) Perl
6 1 (2.04%) VBScript
6 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) ISEB
2 9 (18.37%) Degree
3 6 (12.24%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (48.98%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle
2 1 (2.04%) Empirix
2 1 (2.04%) IBM
2 1 (2.04%) Compuware
2 1 (2.04%) HP
2 1 (2.04%) New Relic
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