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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 203 192 155
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -37
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 36 43 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% 0.71% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.85% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 36 39 49
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,300 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £50,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
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
4982 5036 4206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.10% 82.60% 80.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4154 4082 3701
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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
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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
Wiltshire +3 15 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Bristol -35 11 £31,000 -17.33%
Dorset +3 4 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £32,500 - 2
Devon -9 2 £21,500 +7.50%
Somerset +7 1 £20,000 -33.33%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 38 (48.10%) QA
2 36 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (32.91%) Automated Testing
4 24 (30.38%) Software Testing
5 22 (27.85%) ISEB
6 21 (26.58%) Windows
7 20 (25.32%) Selenium
8 19 (24.05%) Java
9 18 (22.78%) Test Scripting
10 16 (20.25%) SQL
11 14 (17.72%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (17.72%) Degree
12 13 (16.46%) C#
12 13 (16.46%) Regression Testing
13 11 (13.92%) Finance
13 11 (13.92%) Oracle
13 11 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (12.66%) SQL Server
14 10 (12.66%) .NET
14 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
14 10 (12.66%) Retail
15 9 (11.39%) ISTQB
15 9 (11.39%) Test Automation
15 9 (11.39%) Scrum
16 8 (10.13%) Back Office
16 8 (10.13%) Automation Testing
17 7 (8.86%) User Stories
17 7 (8.86%) Telecoms
17 7 (8.86%) HTML
17 7 (8.86%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1 (1.27%) IIS
1 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Office
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.27%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.27%) Big Data
3 1 (1.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (25.32%) Selenium
2 5 (6.33%) JMeter
2 5 (6.33%) JUnit
3 4 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.80%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.80%) JIRA
4 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (2.53%) Calabash
6 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.27%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.27%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.27%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.27%) TestNG
General
1 11 (13.92%) Finance
2 10 (12.66%) Retail
3 8 (10.13%) Back Office
4 7 (8.86%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.53%) Advertising
6 1 (1.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (53.16%) Analyst
2 35 (44.30%) Test Analyst
3 22 (27.85%) Tester
4 13 (16.46%) Software Tester
5 11 (13.92%) Test Engineer
6 9 (11.39%) Test Leader
7 7 (8.86%) Business Analyst
8 6 (7.59%) Senior Tester
9 5 (6.33%) Software Test Engineer
9 5 (6.33%) QA Tester
9 5 (6.33%) Junior Tester
9 5 (6.33%) Junior Software Tester
9 5 (6.33%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (6.33%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (6.33%) Junior
9 5 (6.33%) Software Engineer
10 4 (5.06%) QA Engineer
11 3 (3.80%) Graduate
12 2 (2.53%) Developer
12 2 (2.53%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.66%) .NET
2 7 (8.86%) HTML
3 5 (6.33%) Spring
3 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET
3 5 (6.33%) CSS
3 5 (6.33%) Java EE
3 5 (6.33%) jQuery
3 5 (6.33%) Apache CXF
3 5 (6.33%) HTML5
3 5 (6.33%) CSS3
3 5 (6.33%) Backbone.js
3 5 (6.33%) LESS
4 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.53%) Middleware
5 1 (1.27%) Web Services
5 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.06%) Replication
3 1 (1.27%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.58%) Windows
2 6 (7.59%) Linux
3 4 (5.06%) UNIX
4 2 (2.53%) Android
4 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (32.91%) Automated Testing
3 24 (30.38%) Software Testing
4 18 (22.78%) Test Scripting
5 14 (17.72%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (16.46%) Regression Testing
7 9 (11.39%) Scrum
7 9 (11.39%) Test Automation
8 8 (10.13%) Automation Testing
9 7 (8.86%) User Stories
9 7 (8.86%) OO
10 6 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (6.33%) Security Testing
11 5 (6.33%) Project Planning
12 4 (5.06%) Configuration Management
12 4 (5.06%) Performance Testing
12 4 (5.06%) System Testing
12 4 (5.06%) Waterfall
12 4 (5.06%) Test Strategy
12 4 (5.06%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.05%) Java
2 16 (20.25%) SQL
3 13 (16.46%) C#
4 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.33%) Perl
5 5 (6.33%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.80%) C++
7 2 (2.53%) C
7 2 (2.53%) VB
8 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (27.85%) ISEB
2 14 (17.72%) Degree
3 9 (11.39%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (48.10%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (13.92%) Oracle
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.27%) HP
3 1 (1.27%) Google
3 1 (1.27%) Cisco
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 38,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 32,000
Posted: 6 days ago