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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 187 199 193
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 41 21 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.69% 0.38% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.46% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 38 17 35
Average salary £37,250 £37,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.66% +38.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £55,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average 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
4966 4533 4495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.17% 81.87% 78.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4175 3818 3966
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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 +11 24 £33,750 +4.65% 4
Wiltshire +5 7 £44,500 -
Somerset +9 5 £37,000 -31.16%
Dorset -18 4 £32,500 +51.16% 3
Devon -5 1 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 36 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (34.04%) Test Scripting
3 31 (32.98%) ISEB
4 29 (30.85%) QA
5 27 (28.72%) Automated Testing
6 22 (23.40%) Software Testing
6 22 (23.40%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (22.34%) Selenium
8 20 (21.28%) Degree
9 17 (18.09%) Automation Testing
9 17 (18.09%) Regression Testing
10 15 (15.96%) Scrum
11 14 (14.89%) SQL
12 13 (13.83%) Finance
13 11 (11.70%) C#
14 10 (10.64%) User Stories
14 10 (10.64%) ISTQB
14 10 (10.64%) Retail
15 9 (9.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 8 (8.51%) TDD
16 8 (8.51%) Replication
16 8 (8.51%) Java
17 7 (7.45%) Configuration Management
17 7 (7.45%) Windows
17 7 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
17 7 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
17 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
18 6 (6.38%) Open Source
18 6 (6.38%) Black-Box Testing
18 6 (6.38%) Marketing

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (2.13%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) Intranet
1 1 (1.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (22.34%) Selenium
2 7 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.32%) JIRA
4 4 (4.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (4.26%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.26%) Calabash
5 3 (3.19%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.13%) WATIR
7 1 (1.06%) JMeter
7 1 (1.06%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.06%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.06%) Appium
7 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (13.83%) Finance
2 10 (10.64%) Retail
3 6 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.38%) Marketing
4 4 (4.26%) Back Office
4 4 (4.26%) Banking
5 3 (3.19%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.13%) Automotive
6 2 (2.13%) Legal
7 1 (1.06%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 61 (64.89%) Analyst
1 61 (64.89%) Test Analyst
2 21 (22.34%) Tester
3 12 (12.77%) Senior Analyst
3 12 (12.77%) Senior Test Analyst
4 11 (11.70%) Software Tester
4 11 (11.70%) Test Leader
5 8 (8.51%) Junior
6 6 (6.38%) Lead Test Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Junior Test Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) QA Leader
7 4 (4.26%) Junior Software Tester
7 4 (4.26%) Junior Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Team Leader
7 4 (4.26%) QA Tester
7 4 (4.26%) QA Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Junior Tester
7 4 (4.26%) Mobile Tester
8 3 (3.19%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.38%) .NET
2 4 (4.26%) Middleware
3 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.13%) CSS
4 2 (2.13%) Web Services
4 2 (2.13%) RESTful
4 2 (2.13%) HTML
5 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.06%) CSS3
5 1 (1.06%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) Replication
2 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.38%) Open Source
4 5 (5.32%) Wiki
5 3 (3.19%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.19%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.06%) EMV
6 1 (1.06%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (1.06%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.45%) Windows
2 6 (6.38%) UNIX
3 1 (1.06%) Linux
3 1 (1.06%) Android
3 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (34.04%) Test Scripting
3 27 (28.72%) Automated Testing
4 22 (23.40%) Software Testing
4 22 (23.40%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (18.09%) Regression Testing
5 17 (18.09%) Automation Testing
6 15 (15.96%) Scrum
7 10 (10.64%) User Stories
8 8 (8.51%) TDD
9 7 (7.45%) Configuration Management
9 7 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.38%) Black-Box Testing
11 5 (5.32%) BDD
12 4 (4.26%) Test Automation
12 4 (4.26%) Waterfall
12 4 (4.26%) Web Testing
12 4 (4.26%) ETL
13 3 (3.19%) Software Engineering
13 3 (3.19%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.89%) SQL
2 11 (11.70%) C#
3 8 (8.51%) Java
4 3 (3.19%) C++
4 3 (3.19%) C
5 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.06%) Perl
6 1 (1.06%) PHP
6 1 (1.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (32.98%) ISEB
2 20 (21.28%) Degree
3 10 (10.64%) ISTQB
4 9 (9.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (30.85%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (3.19%) Oracle
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.06%) New Relic
3 1 (1.06%) Cisco
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