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 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / South West
Rank 187 225 208
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -17
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 48 32 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.94% 0.56% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.62% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 37 29 35
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,600 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £42,500 £44,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
4599 5138 5226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 89.68% 89.29% 87.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3756 4213 4381
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,112 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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
Somerset +7 17 £38,750 +4.72% 1
Wiltshire +33 12 £32,500 +4.00% 2
Gloucestershire -5 10 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Bristol -8 8 £70,000 +115.38% 3
Dorset +35 1 - -
Cornwall -3 1 £40,000 -5.88%
Devon -3 1 £30,000 -7.69%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 51 (54.26%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (46.81%) Selenium
3 34 (36.17%) Scrum
4 33 (35.11%) Automated Testing
5 29 (30.85%) JIRA
5 29 (30.85%) SQL
6 28 (29.79%) ISEB
6 28 (29.79%) ISTQB
7 26 (27.66%) Test Automation
8 22 (23.40%) BDD
8 22 (23.40%) Finance
9 21 (22.34%) Linux
10 20 (21.28%) Non-Functional Testing
10 20 (21.28%) Test Scripting
10 20 (21.28%) SDLC
11 19 (20.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (20.21%) C#
11 19 (20.21%) Java
12 18 (19.15%) QA
12 18 (19.15%) Git (software)
12 18 (19.15%) Jenkins
13 17 (18.09%) Microsoft
14 16 (17.02%) Regression Testing
15 15 (15.96%) Automation Testing
16 14 (14.89%) Test Management
16 14 (14.89%) Windows
16 14 (14.89%) Degree
17 13 (13.83%) Software Testing
17 13 (13.83%) SOAP
17 13 (13.83%) Test Strategy

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.13%) CMS
2 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.06%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Mingle
1 4 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.70%) SSH
2 4 (4.26%) Internet
3 2 (2.13%) FTP
3 2 (2.13%) Intranet
4 1 (1.06%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.06%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.38%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 44 (46.81%) Selenium
2 29 (30.85%) JIRA
3 19 (20.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (19.15%) Git (software)
4 18 (19.15%) Jenkins
5 13 (13.83%) Zephyr
6 8 (8.51%) Cucumber
6 8 (8.51%) Maven
6 8 (8.51%) Visual Studio
7 6 (6.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (6.38%) Bitbucket
7 6 (6.38%) JMeter
7 6 (6.38%) Vagrant
8 5 (5.32%) Geb
8 5 (5.32%) JUnit
8 5 (5.32%) Spock
8 5 (5.32%) Travis CI
9 4 (4.26%) SoapUI
10 3 (3.19%) WebDriver
11 2 (2.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 22 (23.40%) Finance
2 8 (8.51%) Retail
3 7 (7.45%) Marketing
3 7 (7.45%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.38%) Electronics
4 6 (6.38%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.19%) Advertising
6 2 (2.13%) Banking
6 2 (2.13%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (39.36%) Analyst
2 34 (36.17%) Test Analyst
3 18 (19.15%) Test Engineer
3 18 (19.15%) Tester
4 10 (10.64%) Software Test Engineer
5 9 (9.57%) Automation Tester
5 9 (9.57%) Test Manager
6 7 (7.45%) Manual Test Analyst
7 6 (6.38%) Manual Tester
7 6 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (6.38%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Security Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Web Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Software Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Test Specialist
10 3 (3.19%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.83%) SOAP
2 12 (12.77%) Gherkin
2 12 (12.77%) REST
2 12 (12.77%) Web Services
3 7 (7.45%) .NET
4 6 (6.38%) XML
5 4 (4.26%) CSS
5 4 (4.26%) HTML
6 2 (2.13%) CSS3
6 2 (2.13%) jQuery
7 1 (1.06%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.06%) Ajax
7 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.06%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.06%) JSON
7 1 (1.06%) LINQ
7 1 (1.06%) RESTful
7 1 (1.06%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.57%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.06%) Handset
4 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.06%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.34%) Linux
2 14 (14.89%) Windows
3 5 (5.32%) Android
3 5 (5.32%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.26%) CentOS
5 1 (1.06%) Unix
5 1 (1.06%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (54.26%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (36.17%) Scrum
3 33 (35.11%) Automated Testing
4 26 (27.66%) Test Automation
5 22 (23.40%) BDD
6 20 (21.28%) Non-Functional Testing
6 20 (21.28%) SDLC
6 20 (21.28%) Test Scripting
7 16 (17.02%) Regression Testing
8 15 (15.96%) Automation Testing
9 14 (14.89%) Test Management
10 13 (13.83%) Software Testing
10 13 (13.83%) Test Strategy
11 12 (12.77%) Defect Management
12 11 (11.70%) Data Transformation
12 11 (11.70%) Kanban
13 10 (10.64%) Programme Management
13 10 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (9.57%) TDD
15 8 (8.51%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 29 (30.85%) SQL
2 19 (20.21%) C#
2 19 (20.21%) Java
3 9 (9.57%) Ruby
4 6 (6.38%) XPath
5 5 (5.32%) Groovy
5 5 (5.32%) Python
6 2 (2.13%) C++
6 2 (2.13%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.06%) Perl
7 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.06%) VB
7 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (29.79%) ISEB
1 28 (29.79%) ISTQB
2 14 (14.89%) Degree
3 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.15%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (6.38%) Docker
2 1 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.06%) WMI
Vendors
1 17 (18.09%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.77%) HP
3 9 (9.57%) Cadence
4 6 (6.38%) SAP
5 4 (4.26%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.13%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.06%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.06%) Google
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle
7 1 (1.06%) Panasonic
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