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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 202 199 158
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -41
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 34 27 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.59% 0.46% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.56% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 30 27 41
Average salary £31,000 £35,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.42% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,600 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £52,500 £37,600
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
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
4771 4797 4188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.26% 81.78% 79.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3972 3993 3683
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 May 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
Bristol -5 15 £31,000 -36.41% 1
Somerset +20 7 £22,000 +10.00%
Wiltshire +1 6 £39,500 -7.05% 1
Dorset +3 5 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Gloucestershire -10 1 £27,500 +37.50%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 39 (52.70%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (44.59%) QA
3 23 (31.08%) ISEB
4 21 (28.38%) Software Testing
5 20 (27.03%) Test Scripting
5 20 (27.03%) Java
6 19 (25.68%) Windows
6 19 (25.68%) Degree
7 18 (24.32%) Automated Testing
7 18 (24.32%) Selenium
8 14 (18.92%) Scrum
9 13 (17.57%) Regression Testing
9 13 (17.57%) SQL
9 13 (17.57%) C#
10 12 (16.22%) Automation Testing
11 11 (14.86%) Finance
11 11 (14.86%) User Stories
12 10 (13.51%) Retail
12 10 (13.51%) JavaScript
12 10 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (12.16%) Oracle
14 8 (10.81%) Telecoms
14 8 (10.81%) Back Office
14 8 (10.81%) .NET
14 8 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (10.81%) ISTQB
15 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
15 7 (9.46%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 (4.05%) MS Office
2 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.35%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (24.32%) Selenium
2 5 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.41%) JIRA
4 3 (4.05%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.70%) Calabash
5 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.35%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.35%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.35%) Appium
General
1 11 (14.86%) Finance
2 10 (13.51%) Retail
3 8 (10.81%) Telecoms
3 8 (10.81%) Back Office
4 2 (2.70%) Legal
4 2 (2.70%) Advertising
5 1 (1.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (51.35%) Analyst
2 34 (45.95%) Test Analyst
3 21 (28.38%) Tester
4 13 (17.57%) Software Tester
5 11 (14.86%) Test Leader
6 9 (12.16%) Test Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) QA Tester
7 6 (8.11%) Senior Tester
8 5 (6.76%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) QA Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Software Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) Junior Software Tester
9 4 (5.41%) Junior
9 4 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) Business Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) Junior Tester
9 4 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (4.05%) Graduate
11 2 (2.70%) Lead Tester
11 2 (2.70%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.81%) .NET
2 5 (6.76%) ASP.NET
2 5 (6.76%) CSS
2 5 (6.76%) HTML
2 5 (6.76%) Spring
2 5 (6.76%) Java EE
2 5 (6.76%) Apache CXF
2 5 (6.76%) jQuery
2 5 (6.76%) LESS
2 5 (6.76%) CSS3
2 5 (6.76%) Backbone.js
2 5 (6.76%) HTML5
3 2 (2.70%) Middleware
4 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.46%) Replication
3 3 (4.05%) Open Source
4 2 (2.70%) Wiki
5 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.68%) Windows
2 5 (6.76%) Linux
3 4 (5.41%) UNIX
4 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (52.70%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (28.38%) Software Testing
3 20 (27.03%) Test Scripting
4 18 (24.32%) Automated Testing
5 14 (18.92%) Scrum
6 13 (17.57%) Regression Testing
7 12 (16.22%) Automation Testing
8 11 (14.86%) User Stories
9 10 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (9.46%) OO
11 7 (9.46%) Configuration Management
12 5 (6.76%) Project Planning
12 5 (6.76%) Security Testing
13 4 (5.41%) Waterfall
13 4 (5.41%) BDD
13 4 (5.41%) Business Analysis
13 4 (5.41%) Test Automation
13 4 (5.41%) Software Engineering
14 3 (4.05%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.03%) Java
2 13 (17.57%) SQL
2 13 (17.57%) C#
3 10 (13.51%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.76%) Perl
4 5 (6.76%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.41%) C++
6 2 (2.70%) VB
7 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (31.08%) ISEB
2 19 (25.68%) Degree
3 8 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (10.81%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (44.59%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (12.16%) Oracle
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.35%) Cisco
3 1 (1.35%) Google
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Salary: £21500 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + benefits
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