The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 192 167 190
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +23
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 31 47 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.51% 0.90% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 1.13% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 27 37 24
Average salary £32,500 £33,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.98% +6.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,900 £24,000 £25,650
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,500 £39,550
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4861 4154 4257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.28% 79.11% 77.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3941 3631 3746
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Manual Testing
England

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 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
Bristol -10 18 £36,250 +6.61% 1
Dorset - 8 £32,500 -
Somerset -26 3 £27,500 -27.63% 3
Wiltshire -6 1 £42,500 +37.09%
Devon -13 1 £20,000 - 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 32 (47.76%) QA
2 25 (37.31%) Software Testing
3 20 (29.85%) Test Scripting
4 18 (26.87%) ISEB
4 18 (26.87%) Windows
5 17 (25.37%) Software Engineering
6 15 (22.39%) Degree
6 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (19.40%) Regression Testing
7 13 (19.40%) SQL
8 12 (17.91%) System Testing
8 12 (17.91%) Cucumber
9 11 (16.42%) Stress Testing
9 11 (16.42%) Unit Testing
9 11 (16.42%) Finance
9 11 (16.42%) Middleware
10 10 (14.93%) MS Office
10 10 (14.93%) OO
10 10 (14.93%) Automated Testing
10 10 (14.93%) ISTQB
10 10 (14.93%) Selenium
11 9 (13.43%) BDD
11 9 (13.43%) Test Automation
11 9 (13.43%) Telecoms
11 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
12 8 (11.94%) Linux
12 8 (11.94%) Web Services
12 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
12 8 (11.94%) Perl
12 8 (11.94%) FitNesse

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 10 (14.93%) MS Office
2 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) HTTP
1 7 (10.45%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.99%) Intranet
2 2 (2.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (17.91%) Cucumber
2 10 (14.93%) Selenium
3 8 (11.94%) FitNesse
4 7 (10.45%) Fiddler
4 7 (10.45%) SpecFlow
5 6 (8.96%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.99%) Calabash
7 2 (2.99%) WATIR
7 2 (2.99%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.49%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.49%) JMeter
8 1 (1.49%) JIRA
8 1 (1.49%) WatiN
8 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Telecoms
3 7 (10.45%) Marketing
4 4 (5.97%) Back Office
5 2 (2.99%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.49%) Electronics
6 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (40.30%) Analyst
2 24 (35.82%) Test Analyst
3 21 (31.34%) Test Engineer
4 15 (22.39%) Tester
5 14 (20.90%) Software Engineer
6 12 (17.91%) QA Engineer
7 11 (16.42%) QA Analyst
8 9 (13.43%) QA Test Analyst
9 7 (10.45%) Software Test Engineer
10 6 (8.96%) Team Leader
10 6 (8.96%) QA Leader
11 5 (7.46%) Test Leader
11 5 (7.46%) QA Tester
12 4 (5.97%) Junior
12 4 (5.97%) Lead Tester
13 2 (2.99%) Mobile Tester
13 2 (2.99%) Mobile Test Analyst
13 2 (2.99%) Graduate
13 2 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
13 2 (2.99%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.42%) Middleware
2 8 (11.94%) Web Services
3 7 (10.45%) REST
4 2 (2.99%) CSS3
4 2 (2.99%) CSS
4 2 (2.99%) XML
4 2 (2.99%) HTML
5 1 (1.49%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Digital Media
2 4 (5.97%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.49%) Open Source
5 1 (1.49%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.49%) DTV
5 1 (1.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.87%) Windows
2 8 (11.94%) Linux
3 5 (7.46%) UNIX
4 2 (2.99%) Android
4 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.31%) Software Testing
2 20 (29.85%) Test Scripting
3 17 (25.37%) Software Engineering
4 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (19.40%) Regression Testing
6 12 (17.91%) System Testing
7 11 (16.42%) Stress Testing
7 11 (16.42%) Unit Testing
8 10 (14.93%) OO
8 10 (14.93%) Automated Testing
9 9 (13.43%) Test Automation
9 9 (13.43%) BDD
10 8 (11.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (10.45%) Pair Programming
11 7 (10.45%) ATDD
12 6 (8.96%) Scrum
12 6 (8.96%) Test Management
13 5 (7.46%) Black-Box Testing
14 4 (5.97%) Non-Functional Testing
14 4 (5.97%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.40%) SQL
2 8 (11.94%) Perl
3 7 (10.45%) Bash Shell
3 7 (10.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.46%) C#
5 4 (5.97%) C++
5 4 (5.97%) C
6 3 (4.48%) Java
7 2 (2.99%) Ruby
8 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.49%) PHP
8 1 (1.49%) VBScript
8 1 (1.49%) VB
8 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (26.87%) ISEB
2 15 (22.39%) Degree
3 10 (14.93%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (47.76%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (7.46%) Cisco
1 5 (7.46%) Oracle
2 2 (2.99%) HP
3 1 (1.49%) Empirix
3 1 (1.49%) SAP
3 1 (1.49%) IBM
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.49%) Compuware
Somerset
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
UCAS
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 23 days ago