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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 134 88 86
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -2
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 2 29 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.11% 1.63% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 1.89% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2 21 32
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £50,000 £47,700
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
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
1670 1538 1333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 88.36% 86.55% 84.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1444 1211 1166
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 10 (58.82%) Java
1 10 (58.82%) Selenium
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) Back Office
3 8 (47.06%) Finance
4 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (41.18%) QA
5 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
6 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
7 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
7 4 (23.53%) ISEB
7 4 (23.53%) SQL
8 3 (17.65%) Advertising
8 3 (17.65%) C#
8 3 (17.65%) Degree
8 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
9 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
9 2 (11.76%) HTTP
9 2 (11.76%) Oracle
9 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
9 2 (11.76%) OOP
9 2 (11.76%) OO
10 1 (5.88%) C
10 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
10 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) Redmine
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 8 (47.06%) Back Office
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (17.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
2 10 (58.82%) Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Tester
4 4 (23.53%) Software Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Developer
5 2 (11.76%) QA Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Junior Software Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.88%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Junior Tester
6 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Solutions Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Junior
6 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
4 2 (11.76%) OOP
4 2 (11.76%) OO
4 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Line Management
5 1 (5.88%) SDLC
5 1 (5.88%) BDD
5 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.88%) User Stories
5 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Web Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB
1 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
2 3 (17.65%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft