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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 105 117 106
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 23 9 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.18% 0.51% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 0.60% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 23 6 12
Average salary £35,000 £32,250 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.52% +4.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £24,000 £21,100
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £38,750 £32,950
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
1634 1512 1316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 83.88% 85.86% 77.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1329 1236 1143
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 27 January 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 22 (45.83%) QA
2 16 (33.33%) Selenium
3 15 (31.25%) Automated Testing
4 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (29.17%) Test Scripting
5 10 (20.83%) ISEB
6 9 (18.75%) Automation Testing
7 8 (16.67%) Java
7 8 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (14.58%) C#
9 6 (12.50%) Regression Testing
9 6 (12.50%) Degree
10 5 (10.42%) JIRA
10 5 (10.42%) Wiki
10 5 (10.42%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (10.42%) ISTQB
10 5 (10.42%) TDD
10 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
10 5 (10.42%) Finance
10 5 (10.42%) SQL
10 5 (10.42%) BDD
10 5 (10.42%) Open Source
11 4 (8.33%) Calabash
11 4 (8.33%) Black-Box Testing
11 4 (8.33%) Cucumber
11 4 (8.33%) Windows
11 4 (8.33%) Data Warehouse

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Office
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (33.33%) Selenium
2 5 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (10.42%) JIRA
3 4 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.33%) Calabash
4 1 (2.08%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (2.08%) Appium
4 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.08%) JMeter
4 1 (2.08%) Bugzilla
General
1 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (62.50%) Analyst
1 30 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 8 (16.67%) Tester
3 6 (12.50%) Junior
4 5 (10.42%) Test Leader
5 4 (8.33%) QA Leader
5 4 (8.33%) Junior Test Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Junior Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Mobile Tester
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Team Leader
6 3 (6.25%) Software Tester
6 3 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Automated Test Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Senior QA Test Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Junior Software Tester
7 2 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) Middleware
2 2 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Wiki
1 5 (10.42%) Open Source
2 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) UNIX
3 1 (2.08%) Android
3 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Automated Testing
2 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (29.17%) Test Scripting
3 9 (18.75%) Automation Testing
4 8 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 5 (10.42%) TDD
7 5 (10.42%) BDD
8 4 (8.33%) ETL
8 4 (8.33%) Scrum
8 4 (8.33%) Black-Box Testing
9 3 (6.25%) Integration Testing
9 3 (6.25%) User Stories
9 3 (6.25%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.25%) Business Analysis
10 1 (2.08%) MVC
10 1 (2.08%) Test Strategy
10 1 (2.08%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) Java
2 7 (14.58%) C#
3 5 (10.42%) SQL
4 3 (6.25%) C
4 3 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (2.08%) PHP
5 1 (2.08%) Ruby
5 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) ISEB
2 6 (12.50%) Degree
3 5 (10.42%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (45.83%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (2.08%) New Relic
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