The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 60 55 67
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 13 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 1.74% 1.61% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 2.01% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 1
Average salary £30,000 £22,000 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -10.20%
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 Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
643 447 457
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 85.96% 79.82% 73.59%
Number of salaries quoted 508 409 429
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,100 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Somerset region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Somerset

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath -11 12 £28,750 +30.68% 1
Manual Testing
South West

Manual Testing
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 12 (63.16%) Automated Testing
2 11 (57.89%) Web Testing
3 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
3 6 (31.58%) ISEB
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
4 4 (21.05%) Marketing
4 4 (21.05%) QA
4 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
4 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
5 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Degree
6 2 (10.53%) CMS
6 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.53%) C#
6 2 (10.53%) .NET
6 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.53%) Web Application Development
6 2 (10.53%) Selenium
7 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.26%) Scrum
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 2 (10.53%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
1 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
General
1 4 (21.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Tester
2 13 (68.42%) Analyst
2 13 (68.42%) Test Analyst
3 12 (63.16%) Software Tester
4 9 (47.37%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Junior Software Tester
5 3 (15.79%) Junior
5 3 (15.79%) Junior Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Web Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Automation Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Manual Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Automated Testing
2 11 (57.89%) Web Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
4 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.53%) Web Application Development
6 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
1 6 (31.58%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
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