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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 94 91 88
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 26 23 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.43% 1.46% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.75% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 18 21 20
Average salary £36,250 £34,000 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.61% +22.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £25,000 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,000 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.58%
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
1525 1311 1214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 84.02% 83.34% 77.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1201 1144 1055
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 £28,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 25 (65.79%) QA
2 16 (42.11%) Test Scripting
3 11 (28.95%) Finance
3 11 (28.95%) Software Testing
4 9 (23.68%) SQL
4 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Mathematics
5 8 (21.05%) C
5 8 (21.05%) MS Office
5 8 (21.05%) MS Excel
5 8 (21.05%) ISEB
5 8 (21.05%) Marketing
6 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (18.42%) Regression Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (18.42%) ETL
6 7 (18.42%) Windows
6 7 (18.42%) Degree
6 7 (18.42%) System Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Stress Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Unit Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Selenium
7 6 (15.79%) Middleware
7 6 (15.79%) UNIX
7 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Business Analysis
8 5 (13.16%) Scrum
8 5 (13.16%) Oracle
8 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
8 5 (13.16%) Java

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (21.05%) MS Office
1 8 (21.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Intranet
1 3 (7.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Selenium
2 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.26%) Calabash
3 2 (5.26%) TestComplete
3 2 (5.26%) WATIR
4 1 (2.63%) WatiN
4 1 (2.63%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.63%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.63%) JMeter
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Marketing
3 3 (7.89%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Analyst
2 17 (44.74%) Test Analyst
3 9 (23.68%) Team Leader
3 9 (23.68%) QA Leader
4 8 (21.05%) Tester
5 6 (15.79%) QA Engineer
5 6 (15.79%) Test Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) QA Test Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) QA Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) QA Tester
8 2 (5.26%) Junior
8 2 (5.26%) Test Team Leader
8 2 (5.26%) Web Tester
8 2 (5.26%) Mobile Tester
8 2 (5.26%) Mobile Test Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Junior Software Tester
9 1 (2.63%) Junior Tester
9 1 (2.63%) Software Tester
9 1 (2.63%) Web Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) Middleware
2 3 (7.89%) CSS3
2 3 (7.89%) HTML
2 3 (7.89%) CSS
3 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Open Source
3 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.63%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) UNIX
3 2 (5.26%) Android
3 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Test Scripting
2 11 (28.95%) Software Testing
3 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (18.42%) ETL
4 7 (18.42%) Regression Testing
4 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.42%) System Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Stress Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Unit Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Scrum
6 5 (13.16%) Business Analysis
6 5 (13.16%) User Stories
7 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
8 3 (7.89%) TDD
8 3 (7.89%) Content Management
9 2 (5.26%) BDD
10 1 (2.63%) Kanban
10 1 (2.63%) V-Model
10 1 (2.63%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) C
3 5 (13.16%) Java
4 4 (10.53%) C++
5 2 (5.26%) Ruby
6 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.63%) VBScript
6 1 (2.63%) Python
6 1 (2.63%) Perl
6 1 (2.63%) PHP
6 1 (2.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) ISEB
2 7 (18.42%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (65.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle
2 1 (2.63%) SAP
2 1 (2.63%) IBM
2 1 (2.63%) Compuware
2 1 (2.63%) HP
2 1 (2.63%) Empirix
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Required IT
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 23 days ago