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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 187 203 223
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +20
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 47 43 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.90% 0.75% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.84% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 45 40 38
Median salary £35,000 £33,750 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% +29.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £27,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £42,750 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
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
4600 5099 5625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.95% 88.74% 85.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3823 4289 4625
Median salary £43,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 5 December 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 5 December 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 0 21 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Bristol +6 14 £33,000 -5.71%
Somerset 0 6 £33,750 +27.35%
Dorset +19 2 £33,500 +3.07%
Wiltshire +16 1 £32,500 +18.18%
Devon -25 1 £30,000 -7.69%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 53 (58.89%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (46.67%) ISEB
2 42 (46.67%) Selenium
3 39 (43.33%) Scrum
4 37 (41.11%) ISTQB
5 33 (36.67%) Automated Testing
6 30 (33.33%) SDLC
7 28 (31.11%) Regression Testing
8 27 (30.00%) Test Scripting
8 27 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 25 (27.78%) SQL
10 24 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (25.56%) Test Automation
11 23 (25.56%) Windows
11 23 (25.56%) Linux
11 23 (25.56%) QA
12 21 (23.33%) JIRA
12 21 (23.33%) BDD
13 19 (21.11%) User Acceptance Testing
14 18 (20.00%) Degree
14 18 (20.00%) Microsoft
15 17 (18.89%) Test Management
16 16 (17.78%) Jenkins
17 15 (16.67%) Automation Testing
17 15 (16.67%) Defect Management
17 15 (16.67%) Finance
17 15 (16.67%) Java
17 15 (16.67%) Programme Management
18 14 (15.56%) Software Testing
18 14 (15.56%) Cybersecurity

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 (2.22%) CMS
2 1 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.11%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Mingle
2 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.11%) SSH
2 4 (4.44%) Internet
3 2 (2.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (46.67%) Selenium
2 24 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (23.33%) JIRA
4 16 (17.78%) Jenkins
5 14 (15.56%) Git (software)
6 10 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 10 (11.11%) Zephyr
7 9 (10.00%) Visual Studio
8 8 (8.89%) WebDriver
9 4 (4.44%) Bugzilla
9 4 (4.44%) Capybara
9 4 (4.44%) Hudson
9 4 (4.44%) TeamCity
9 4 (4.44%) TestLink
10 2 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.22%) Bitbucket
10 2 (2.22%) Maven
10 2 (2.22%) NUnit
10 2 (2.22%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.22%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (7.78%) Retail
3 6 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.67%) Marketing
3 6 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.56%) Electronics
5 2 (2.22%) Advertising
5 2 (2.22%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 46 (51.11%) Analyst
1 46 (51.11%) Test Analyst
2 20 (22.22%) Tester
3 15 (16.67%) Software Analyst
3 15 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
4 11 (12.22%) Security Analyst
4 11 (12.22%) Software Tester
5 10 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 9 (10.00%) Test Engineer
7 8 (8.89%) Manual Tester
8 6 (6.67%) QA Tester
8 6 (6.67%) Test Manager
9 5 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (5.56%) Test Leader
10 4 (4.44%) Developer
10 4 (4.44%) Integration Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) QA Leader
10 4 (4.44%) QA Test Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.22%) Gherkin
2 10 (11.11%) REST
2 10 (11.11%) SOAP
2 10 (11.11%) Web Services
3 6 (6.67%) XML
4 4 (4.44%) .NET
5 3 (3.33%) CSS
5 3 (3.33%) HTML
6 2 (2.22%) CSS3
7 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.11%) Ajax
7 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.11%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.11%) jQuery
7 1 (1.11%) JSON
7 1 (1.11%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.89%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.44%) Handset
2 4 (4.44%) User Experience
3 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.11%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.56%) Linux
1 23 (25.56%) Windows
2 10 (11.11%) CentOS
3 5 (5.56%) Android
3 5 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (58.89%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (43.33%) Scrum
3 33 (36.67%) Automated Testing
4 30 (33.33%) SDLC
5 28 (31.11%) Regression Testing
6 27 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 27 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 23 (25.56%) Test Automation
8 21 (23.33%) BDD
9 19 (21.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (18.89%) Test Management
11 15 (16.67%) Automation Testing
11 15 (16.67%) Defect Management
11 15 (16.67%) Programme Management
12 14 (15.56%) Cybersecurity
12 14 (15.56%) Software Testing
13 13 (14.44%) Waterfall
14 12 (13.33%) Test Strategy
15 11 (12.22%) ITIL
16 10 (11.11%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.78%) SQL
2 15 (16.67%) Java
3 13 (14.44%) Python
4 12 (13.33%) Ruby
5 9 (10.00%) C#
6 3 (3.33%) Perl
7 2 (2.22%) XPath
8 1 (1.11%) C++
8 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.11%) VB
8 1 (1.11%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (46.67%) ISEB
2 37 (41.11%) ISTQB
3 18 (20.00%) Degree
4 13 (14.44%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (25.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.22%) Docker
2 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.11%) WMI
Vendors
1 18 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.11%) HP
2 10 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 6 (6.67%) SAP
4 5 (5.56%) Cadence
5 4 (4.44%) Oracle
6 2 (2.22%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.11%) Panasonic
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