The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 185 213 204
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -9
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 50 36 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.97% 0.60% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.70% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 48 36 32
Median salary £36,750 £32,500 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.07% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £22,000 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £39,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Manual Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4514 5117 5316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.58% 85.37% 85.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3785 4283 4330
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in the South West

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in the South West

Manual Testing
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +18 23 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Bristol +28 17 £32,500 +4.83% 5
Somerset 0 4 £38,750 +93.75%
Cornwall - 2 £42,500 -
Wiltshire +8 1 £21,500 -45.56%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 62 (65.26%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (51.58%) SDLC
3 47 (49.47%) Scrum
4 43 (45.26%) Windows
5 40 (42.11%) ISEB
6 35 (36.84%) Waterfall
7 30 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (31.58%) Selenium
8 29 (30.53%) ISTQB
8 29 (30.53%) System Testing
8 29 (30.53%) Linux
9 28 (29.47%) Test Automation
9 28 (29.47%) Software Testing
10 26 (27.37%) QA
11 25 (26.32%) Automated Testing
12 24 (25.26%) Python
12 24 (25.26%) SQL Server
12 24 (25.26%) Continuous Improvement
13 23 (24.21%) Software Engineering
14 22 (23.16%) Cucumber
14 22 (23.16%) Oracle
14 22 (23.16%) Defect Tracking
15 21 (22.11%) System Integration Testing
15 21 (22.11%) Automation Testing
15 21 (22.11%) DevOps
15 21 (22.11%) Microsoft
15 21 (22.11%) Validation
15 21 (22.11%) V-Model
15 21 (22.11%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (21.05%) Performance Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Mingle
2 1 (1.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.26%) SAN
1 5 (5.26%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (25.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (31.58%) Selenium
1 30 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (23.16%) Cucumber
3 14 (14.74%) JIRA
4 12 (12.63%) Visual Studio
5 9 (9.47%) Jenkins
6 6 (6.32%) Git (software)
7 5 (5.26%) Zephyr
8 3 (3.16%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.11%) JMeter
9 2 (2.11%) Maven
9 2 (2.11%) Robot Framework
9 2 (2.11%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.11%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.05%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.05%) Capybara
10 1 (1.05%) Hudson
10 1 (1.05%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.05%) TestLink
General
1 17 (17.89%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Manufacturing
2 6 (6.32%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.26%) Electronics
3 5 (5.26%) Marketing
4 1 (1.05%) Back Office
4 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 39 (41.05%) Analyst
2 38 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 33 (34.74%) Test Engineer
4 25 (26.32%) Tester
5 19 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
5 19 (20.00%) Software Tester
5 19 (20.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 17 (17.89%) Software Analyst
6 17 (17.89%) Software Test Analyst
7 11 (11.58%) QA Analyst
8 10 (10.53%) QA Test Analyst
8 10 (10.53%) QA Tester
8 10 (10.53%) Software QA Tester
9 7 (7.37%) Manual Tester
10 5 (5.26%) Agile Tester
10 5 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 5 (5.26%) Security Analyst
10 5 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) Test Leader
11 4 (4.21%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.53%) XML
2 7 (7.37%) SOAP
3 5 (5.26%) .NET
3 5 (5.26%) Gherkin
3 5 (5.26%) REST
3 5 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.05%) CSS
4 1 (1.05%) CSS3
4 1 (1.05%) WinForms
4 1 (1.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) User Experience
2 5 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.21%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.11%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.05%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 43 (45.26%) Windows
2 29 (30.53%) Linux
3 10 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.26%) CentOS
5 4 (4.21%) Android
5 4 (4.21%) Apple iOS
5 4 (4.21%) VMS
5 4 (4.21%) Windows Phone
6 3 (3.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (65.26%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (51.58%) SDLC
3 47 (49.47%) Scrum
4 35 (36.84%) Waterfall
5 29 (30.53%) System Testing
6 28 (29.47%) Software Testing
6 28 (29.47%) Test Automation
7 25 (26.32%) Automated Testing
8 24 (25.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 23 (24.21%) Software Engineering
10 22 (23.16%) Defect Tracking
11 21 (22.11%) Automation Testing
11 21 (22.11%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (22.11%) DevOps
11 21 (22.11%) System Integration Testing
11 21 (22.11%) Validation
11 21 (22.11%) V-Model
12 20 (21.05%) Performance Testing
12 20 (21.05%) Risk Analysis
13 19 (20.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.26%) Python
2 19 (20.00%) Perl
3 13 (13.68%) Java
4 7 (7.37%) Ruby
4 7 (7.37%) SQL
5 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.05%) C
7 1 (1.05%) C#
7 1 (1.05%) C++
Qualifications
1 40 (42.11%) ISEB
2 29 (30.53%) ISTQB
3 12 (12.63%) Degree
4 10 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (5.26%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.11%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (27.37%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 22 (23.16%) Oracle
2 21 (22.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.26%) HP
3 5 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 5 (5.26%) SAP
4 2 (2.11%) Rally
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