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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 100 109 83
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -26
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 27 21 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.42% 1.20% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.42% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 25 21 26
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 £26,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
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
1558 1477 1190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 82.22% 84.40% 75.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1282 1282 1020
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £57,500
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 31 October 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 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 (44.44%) QA
2 15 (27.78%) ISEB
3 14 (25.93%) Automated Testing
4 13 (24.07%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (24.07%) Test Scripting
5 12 (22.22%) Selenium
5 12 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (18.52%) Finance
7 10 (18.52%) SQL
8 9 (16.67%) Degree
9 8 (14.81%) Marketing
9 8 (14.81%) ISTQB
9 8 (14.81%) C
9 8 (14.81%) MS Office
9 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
9 8 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (14.81%) ETL
9 8 (14.81%) Mathematics
10 7 (12.96%) Windows
11 5 (9.26%) UNIX
11 5 (9.26%) Java
11 5 (9.26%) Oracle
11 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
11 5 (9.26%) Business Analysis
12 4 (7.41%) Cucumber
12 4 (7.41%) User Stories
12 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
12 4 (7.41%) Automation Testing
12 4 (7.41%) Calabash

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (14.81%) MS Office
1 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) Intranet
1 3 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Selenium
2 4 (7.41%) Cucumber
2 4 (7.41%) Calabash
3 2 (3.70%) JMeter
3 2 (3.70%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.85%) WatiN
4 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.85%) WATIR
4 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.85%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (1.85%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 10 (18.52%) Finance
2 8 (14.81%) Marketing
3 3 (5.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 26 (48.15%) Analyst
1 26 (48.15%) Test Analyst
2 11 (20.37%) Tester
3 8 (14.81%) Team Leader
3 8 (14.81%) QA Leader
4 6 (11.11%) Junior
5 5 (9.26%) Test Leader
6 4 (7.41%) Test Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Junior Test Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Junior Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) QA Tester
6 4 (7.41%) QA Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Mobile Tester
7 2 (3.70%) Junior Tester
7 2 (3.70%) Software Tester
7 2 (3.70%) Junior Software Tester
8 1 (1.85%) Non-Functional Tester
8 1 (1.85%) Web Tester
8 1 (1.85%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) Middleware
2 3 (5.56%) CSS3
2 3 (5.56%) HTML
2 3 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Mathematics
2 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Windows
2 5 (9.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) Automated Testing
2 13 (24.07%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (24.07%) Test Scripting
3 12 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (14.81%) ETL
6 5 (9.26%) Business Analysis
7 4 (7.41%) Scrum
7 4 (7.41%) Software Engineering
7 4 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.41%) User Stories
7 4 (7.41%) Automation Testing
7 4 (7.41%) Black-Box Testing
8 3 (5.56%) Line Management
8 3 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (5.56%) Test Strategy
8 3 (5.56%) Content Management
9 1 (1.85%) Regression Testing
9 1 (1.85%) System Testing
9 1 (1.85%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.52%) SQL
2 8 (14.81%) C
3 5 (9.26%) Java
4 4 (7.41%) C++
5 2 (3.70%) Ruby
5 2 (3.70%) PHP
6 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.85%) VBScript
6 1 (1.85%) Python
6 1 (1.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) ISEB
2 9 (16.67%) Degree
3 8 (14.81%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) Oracle
2 1 (1.85%) IBM
2 1 (1.85%) Compuware
2 1 (1.85%) HP
2 1 (1.85%) Empirix
2 1 (1.85%) New Relic
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago