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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 177 169 154
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -15
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 67 41 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.09% 0.81% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.99% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 62 39 57
Average salary £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
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
5004 4133 4365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 81.05% 81.60% 75.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4092 3558 3833
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 27 £35,000 +5.26% 4
Wiltshire +5 14 £37,000 +15.62% 2
Somerset -12 14 £30,000 +36.36% 1
Devon -17 5 £26,000 - 1
Dorset - 3 £32,500 -
Gloucestershire -5 2 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Avon - 1 £25,000 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 35 (34.31%) ISEB
1 35 (34.31%) Automated Testing
2 34 (33.33%) QA
3 29 (28.43%) Test Scripting
3 29 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (28.43%) Degree
4 27 (26.47%) Software Testing
5 25 (24.51%) SQL
6 23 (22.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (18.63%) Finance
8 18 (17.65%) Windows
8 18 (17.65%) ISTQB
9 17 (16.67%) Selenium
10 14 (13.73%) Marketing
10 14 (13.73%) MS Excel
10 14 (13.73%) MS Office
10 14 (13.73%) Scrum
11 12 (11.76%) Web Testing
12 10 (9.80%) SQL Server
13 8 (7.84%) TDD
13 8 (7.84%) Banking
13 8 (7.84%) Software Engineering
13 8 (7.84%) Mathematics
13 8 (7.84%) UNIX
13 8 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (7.84%) C
13 8 (7.84%) ETL
13 8 (7.84%) Black-Box Testing
13 8 (7.84%) Test Strategy
14 7 (6.86%) WATIR

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.96%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (13.73%) MS Office
1 14 (13.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.94%) Intranet
1 3 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (16.67%) Selenium
2 7 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (6.86%) WATIR
3 6 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (4.90%) WebDriver
4 5 (4.90%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.92%) Calabash
6 2 (1.96%) TestComplete
7 1 (0.98%) JMeter
7 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.98%) WatiN
7 1 (0.98%) FitNesse
General
1 19 (18.63%) Finance
2 14 (13.73%) Marketing
3 8 (7.84%) Banking
4 6 (5.88%) Retail
4 6 (5.88%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.92%) Back Office
6 3 (2.94%) Automotive
6 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.94%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.98%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 57 (55.88%) Analyst
2 55 (53.92%) Test Analyst
3 34 (33.33%) Tester
4 13 (12.75%) Software Tester
4 13 (12.75%) Test Engineer
4 13 (12.75%) Test Leader
5 9 (8.82%) QA Leader
5 9 (8.82%) Software Test Analyst
5 9 (8.82%) Team Leader
6 6 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (5.88%) Junior
6 6 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (4.90%) QA Tester
7 5 (4.90%) Junior Tester
7 5 (4.90%) Lead Tester
7 5 (4.90%) Mobile Tester
8 4 (3.92%) Web Tester
8 4 (3.92%) QA Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Junior Software Tester
8 4 (3.92%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.88%) Web Services
2 5 (4.90%) Middleware
2 5 (4.90%) RESTful
3 4 (3.92%) HTML
4 3 (2.94%) .NET
4 3 (2.94%) CSS
4 3 (2.94%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.84%) Mathematics
2 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.92%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.96%) Open Source
5 1 (0.98%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.98%) EMV
5 1 (0.98%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.98%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.65%) Windows
2 8 (7.84%) UNIX
3 6 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (0.98%) Android
4 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (34.31%) Automated Testing
2 29 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (28.43%) Test Scripting
3 27 (26.47%) Software Testing
4 23 (22.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (13.73%) Scrum
6 12 (11.76%) Web Testing
7 8 (7.84%) Test Strategy
7 8 (7.84%) Black-Box Testing
7 8 (7.84%) TDD
7 8 (7.84%) Software Engineering
7 8 (7.84%) ETL
8 6 (5.88%) OO
8 6 (5.88%) Use Case
9 5 (4.90%) Business Analysis
9 5 (4.90%) Test Planning
9 5 (4.90%) User Stories
10 4 (3.92%) Automation Testing
10 4 (3.92%) Line Management
10 4 (3.92%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.51%) SQL
2 8 (7.84%) C
3 5 (4.90%) C#
3 5 (4.90%) C++
3 5 (4.90%) Java
3 5 (4.90%) Perl
4 4 (3.92%) Bash Shell
4 4 (3.92%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.96%) Ruby
6 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.98%) PHP
6 1 (0.98%) VBScript
6 1 (0.98%) VB
6 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.98%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (34.31%) ISEB
2 29 (28.43%) Degree
3 18 (17.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (5.88%) Cisco
2 5 (4.90%) Oracle
3 3 (2.94%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.98%) Compuware
4 1 (0.98%) HP
4 1 (0.98%) Empirix
4 1 (0.98%) SAP
4 1 (0.98%) IBM
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £37500 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £22000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £37500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago