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

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 203 196 178
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -18
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 47 54 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.84% 0.91% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.04% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 41 50 55
Median salary £36,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,250 £39,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
4900 5181 5205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.81% 87.40% 84.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4115 4365 4283
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,000 £62,500
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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -12 16 £41,250 +17.85% 2
Bristol 0 12 £36,000 +2.85%
Somerset +5 10 £37,500 +20.00% 3
Cornwall - 4 £23,000 -
Dorset +2 3 £30,000 +4.34%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 61 (61.00%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (51.00%) ISEB
2 51 (51.00%) SDLC
3 48 (48.00%) Scrum
4 42 (42.00%) Selenium
5 39 (39.00%) Windows
6 37 (37.00%) ISTQB
7 35 (35.00%) Automated Testing
8 30 (30.00%) Linux
9 28 (28.00%) Regression Testing
9 28 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 28 (28.00%) Test Automation
10 27 (27.00%) QA
11 25 (25.00%) Software Testing
11 25 (25.00%) Waterfall
11 25 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
12 24 (24.00%) Non-Functional Testing
12 24 (24.00%) Test Scripting
12 24 (24.00%) Python
13 21 (21.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 21 (21.00%) Microsoft
13 21 (21.00%) Automation Testing
14 18 (18.00%) Defect Tracking
15 17 (17.00%) Programme Management
15 17 (17.00%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (17.00%) Security Cleared
15 17 (17.00%) Cucumber
15 17 (17.00%) Continuous Improvement
16 16 (16.00%) JIRA
16 16 (16.00%) System Integration Testing

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 5 (5.00%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (6.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 42 (42.00%) Selenium
2 28 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (17.00%) Cucumber
4 16 (16.00%) JIRA
5 15 (15.00%) Jenkins
6 11 (11.00%) Visual Studio
7 10 (10.00%) Git (software)
8 8 (8.00%) WebDriver
9 6 (6.00%) Zephyr
10 4 (4.00%) Bugzilla
10 4 (4.00%) Capybara
10 4 (4.00%) Hudson
10 4 (4.00%) TeamCity
10 4 (4.00%) TestLink
11 2 (2.00%) SpecFlow
12 1 (1.00%) FogBugz
12 1 (1.00%) Robot Framework
12 1 (1.00%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (12.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 7 (7.00%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.00%) Electronics
4 6 (6.00%) Marketing
5 2 (2.00%) Advertising
6 1 (1.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 50 (50.00%) Analyst
1 50 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 23 (23.00%) Test Engineer
3 22 (22.00%) Software Analyst
3 22 (22.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 22 (22.00%) Tester
4 20 (20.00%) Software Tester
5 14 (14.00%) Integration Engineer
5 14 (14.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 12 (12.00%) Security Analyst
7 11 (11.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 11 (11.00%) QA Analyst
7 11 (11.00%) QA Test Analyst
7 11 (11.00%) QA Tester
7 11 (11.00%) Software QA Tester
8 6 (6.00%) Manual Tester
8 6 (6.00%) Test Manager
9 5 (5.00%) Test Leader
10 4 (4.00%) QA Leader
11 3 (3.00%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.00%) XML
2 7 (7.00%) SOAP
3 6 (6.00%) Gherkin
3 6 (6.00%) REST
3 6 (6.00%) Web Services
4 5 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.00%) User Experience
2 8 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.00%) Handset
4 3 (3.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 39 (39.00%) Windows
2 30 (30.00%) Linux
3 11 (11.00%) CentOS
3 11 (11.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.00%) VMS
5 2 (2.00%) Android
5 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (61.00%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (51.00%) SDLC
3 48 (48.00%) Scrum
4 35 (35.00%) Automated Testing
5 28 (28.00%) Regression Testing
5 28 (28.00%) Test Automation
6 25 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
6 25 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 25 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 24 (24.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 24 (24.00%) Test Scripting
8 21 (21.00%) Automation Testing
8 21 (21.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (18.00%) Defect Tracking
10 17 (17.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (17.00%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (17.00%) Programme Management
11 16 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
12 15 (15.00%) System Testing
13 14 (14.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (24.00%) Python
2 15 (15.00%) Java
3 14 (14.00%) SQL
4 13 (13.00%) Perl
5 11 (11.00%) Ruby
6 2 (2.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 51 (51.00%) ISEB
2 37 (37.00%) ISTQB
3 17 (17.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (11.00%) Degree
5 7 (7.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (4.00%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.00%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (27.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (21.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.00%) Oracle
3 11 (11.00%) Red Hat
4 7 (7.00%) SAP
5 6 (6.00%) HP
6 3 (3.00%) Cadence
6 3 (3.00%) Rally
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