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 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 187 213 191
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -22
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 48 42 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.89% 0.71% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.83% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 44 42 45
Median salary £35,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.23% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,950 £23,650 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £39,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
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
4663 5072 5184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 86.69% 86.00% 85.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3902 4281 4232
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 July 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 July 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 +11 21 £45,000 +47.54% 3
Bristol +24 15 £32,500 - 2
Somerset -5 5 £40,000 +100.00%
Cornwall - 2 £23,000 - 2
Dorset +4 1 £25,000 -23.07% 1
Wiltshire -7 1 £21,500 -38.57% 2
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 64 (65.31%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (56.12%) SDLC
3 48 (48.98%) Scrum
4 42 (42.86%) Windows
4 42 (42.86%) ISEB
5 37 (37.76%) Selenium
6 36 (36.73%) Waterfall
7 34 (34.69%) ISTQB
8 33 (33.67%) Linux
9 32 (32.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 31 (31.63%) Test Automation
10 31 (31.63%) Automated Testing
11 30 (30.61%) Regression Testing
12 28 (28.57%) Python
12 28 (28.57%) Software Testing
12 28 (28.57%) System Testing
13 25 (25.51%) QA
13 25 (25.51%) Defect Tracking
13 25 (25.51%) Continuous Improvement
13 25 (25.51%) Cybersecurity
14 24 (24.49%) Cucumber
15 23 (23.47%) Automation Testing
15 23 (23.47%) System Integration Testing
16 22 (22.45%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (22.45%) Microsoft
16 22 (22.45%) Validation
17 21 (21.43%) SQL Server
17 21 (21.43%) Test Scripting
17 21 (21.43%) Integration Testing
17 21 (21.43%) V-Model

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 (8.16%) Mingle
2 1 (1.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) SSH
2 4 (4.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 37 (37.76%) Selenium
2 32 (32.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (24.49%) Cucumber
4 15 (15.31%) JIRA
5 14 (14.29%) Visual Studio
6 12 (12.24%) Jenkins
7 7 (7.14%) Git (software)
8 5 (5.10%) WebDriver
8 5 (5.10%) Zephyr
9 2 (2.04%) Bugzilla
9 2 (2.04%) Capybara
9 2 (2.04%) Hudson
9 2 (2.04%) JMeter
9 2 (2.04%) Maven
9 2 (2.04%) Robot Framework
9 2 (2.04%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.04%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.04%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.04%) TestLink
10 1 (1.02%) FogBugz
General
1 12 (12.24%) Finance
2 7 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.12%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.10%) Electronics
4 5 (5.10%) Marketing
5 1 (1.02%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 41 (41.84%) Analyst
2 40 (40.82%) Test Analyst
3 34 (34.69%) Test Engineer
4 22 (22.45%) Tester
5 21 (21.43%) Integration Engineer
5 21 (21.43%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 19 (19.39%) Software Analyst
6 19 (19.39%) Software Test Analyst
6 19 (19.39%) Software Tester
7 11 (11.22%) QA Analyst
8 10 (10.20%) QA Test Analyst
8 10 (10.20%) QA Tester
8 10 (10.20%) Software QA Tester
9 8 (8.16%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 8 (8.16%) Security Analyst
10 6 (6.12%) Test Leader
11 5 (5.10%) Agile Tester
11 5 (5.10%) Manual Tester
11 5 (5.10%) Senior Test Engineer
12 3 (3.06%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.20%) XML
2 7 (7.14%) SOAP
3 5 (5.10%) Gherkin
3 5 (5.10%) REST
3 5 (5.10%) Web Services
4 4 (4.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.20%) User Experience
2 7 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.08%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.08%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.04%) Handset
5 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 42 (42.86%) Windows
2 33 (33.67%) Linux
3 10 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (8.16%) CentOS
5 4 (4.08%) VMS
6 2 (2.04%) Android
6 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.04%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (65.31%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (56.12%) SDLC
3 48 (48.98%) Scrum
4 36 (36.73%) Waterfall
5 31 (31.63%) Automated Testing
5 31 (31.63%) Test Automation
6 30 (30.61%) Regression Testing
7 28 (28.57%) Software Testing
7 28 (28.57%) System Testing
8 25 (25.51%) Continuous Improvement
8 25 (25.51%) Cybersecurity
8 25 (25.51%) Defect Tracking
9 23 (23.47%) Automation Testing
9 23 (23.47%) System Integration Testing
10 22 (22.45%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (22.45%) Validation
11 21 (21.43%) Integration Testing
11 21 (21.43%) Software Engineering
11 21 (21.43%) Test Scripting
11 21 (21.43%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.57%) Python
2 20 (20.41%) Perl
3 13 (13.27%) Java
4 10 (10.20%) Ruby
5 7 (7.14%) SQL
6 2 (2.04%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.02%) C
7 1 (1.02%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (42.86%) ISEB
2 34 (34.69%) ISTQB
3 14 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 10 (10.20%) Degree
5 7 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (6.12%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (25.51%) QA
2 2 (2.04%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (22.45%) Microsoft
2 20 (20.41%) Oracle
3 8 (8.16%) Red Hat
4 6 (6.12%) SAP
5 5 (5.10%) HP
6 2 (2.04%) Rally
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