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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 113 107 114
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 17 21 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.94% 1.10% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.28% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 17 21 6
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +16.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,400 £45,000 £38,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1611 1644 1487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 89.01% 86.16% 87.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1439 1339 1224
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 18 (52.94%) ISEB
2 16 (47.06%) QA
3 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (38.24%) Software Testing
5 12 (35.29%) Automated Testing
5 12 (35.29%) Windows
6 11 (32.35%) ISTQB
6 11 (32.35%) Scrum
7 10 (29.41%) Degree
8 9 (26.47%) Finance
8 9 (26.47%) User Stories
9 8 (23.53%) Waterfall
10 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
10 7 (20.59%) .NET
10 7 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
11 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
11 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
11 6 (17.65%) SQL
11 6 (17.65%) System Testing
12 5 (14.71%) Data Migration
12 5 (14.71%) V-Model
12 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
12 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (14.71%) Automation Testing
12 5 (14.71%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (14.71%) Test Planning
12 5 (14.71%) User Experience
12 5 (14.71%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (14.71%) SDLC

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) RDBMS
2 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
1 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.94%) JIRA
3 1 (2.94%) Selenium
3 1 (2.94%) WATIR
General
1 9 (26.47%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 4 (11.76%) Back Office
4 2 (5.88%) Games
5 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Analyst
2 12 (35.29%) Test Analyst
3 10 (29.41%) Tester
4 6 (17.65%) Software Tester
5 5 (14.71%) Test Leader
6 4 (11.76%) Test Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Agile Tester
7 3 (8.82%) Manual Tester
7 3 (8.82%) QA Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) QA Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) QA Tester
7 3 (8.82%) Software Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Software QA Tester
8 2 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Developer in Test
8 2 (5.88%) QA Leader
8 2 (5.88%) QA Team Leader
8 2 (5.88%) QA Test Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Team Leader
8 2 (5.88%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) XML
3 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (5.88%) CSS
3 2 (5.88%) CSS3
3 2 (5.88%) WinForms
3 2 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) User Experience
2 3 (8.82%) Client/Server
2 3 (8.82%) Digital Media
2 3 (8.82%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.88%) Xbox
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Unix
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.88%) Android
4 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Software Testing
3 12 (35.29%) Automated Testing
4 11 (32.35%) Scrum
5 9 (26.47%) User Stories
6 8 (23.53%) Waterfall
7 7 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (17.65%) System Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
9 5 (14.71%) Automation Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (14.71%) Data Migration
9 5 (14.71%) Defect Management
9 5 (14.71%) Migration
9 5 (14.71%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (14.71%) RAD
9 5 (14.71%) SDLC
9 5 (14.71%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Test Planning
9 5 (14.71%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
2 6 (17.65%) SQL
3 4 (11.76%) Java
4 2 (5.88%) C#
4 2 (5.88%) Ruby
5 1 (2.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (52.94%) ISEB
2 11 (32.35%) ISTQB
3 10 (29.41%) Degree
4 3 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (47.06%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft