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

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 203 206 176
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -30
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 44 43 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.79% 0.73% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.84% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 38 40 62
Median salary £36,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,450 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,500 £49,500
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
4850 5103 5228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.39% 86.55% 84.93%
Number of salaries quoted 4048 4262 4232
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 £29,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 August 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 27 August 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 +4 19 £43,750 +25.00% 3
Bristol +23 11 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Somerset -1 8 £40,000 +52.38% 2
Cornwall - 4 £23,000 -
Dorset -2 2 £30,000 +14.28% 3
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 62 (60.78%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (52.94%) SDLC
3 51 (50.00%) ISEB
4 47 (46.08%) Scrum
5 43 (42.16%) Windows
6 38 (37.25%) Selenium
7 37 (36.27%) ISTQB
8 35 (34.31%) Linux
8 35 (34.31%) Automated Testing
9 33 (32.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 32 (31.37%) Waterfall
11 30 (29.41%) Test Automation
12 29 (28.43%) Regression Testing
13 28 (27.45%) Python
14 27 (26.47%) Cybersecurity
15 26 (25.49%) Software Testing
16 25 (24.51%) Non-Functional Testing
17 24 (23.53%) Automation Testing
18 23 (22.55%) Defect Tracking
18 23 (22.55%) QA
18 23 (22.55%) Microsoft
19 22 (21.57%) System Testing
19 22 (21.57%) Cucumber
19 22 (21.57%) Continuous Improvement
20 21 (20.59%) Test Scripting
20 21 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
20 21 (20.59%) System Integration Testing
21 20 (19.61%) User Acceptance Testing
22 19 (18.63%) Validation
22 19 (18.63%) SQL Server

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 7 (6.86%) Mingle
2 1 (0.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (6.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.86%) SSH
2 2 (1.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (37.25%) Selenium
2 33 (32.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (21.57%) Cucumber
4 17 (16.67%) JIRA
5 15 (14.71%) Visual Studio
6 14 (13.73%) Jenkins
7 10 (9.80%) Git (software)
8 7 (6.86%) WebDriver
8 7 (6.86%) Zephyr
9 3 (2.94%) Bugzilla
9 3 (2.94%) Capybara
9 3 (2.94%) Hudson
9 3 (2.94%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.94%) TestLink
10 2 (1.96%) Robot Framework
10 2 (1.96%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.96%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.98%) FogBugz
11 1 (0.98%) JMeter
11 1 (0.98%) Maven
General
1 12 (11.76%) Finance
2 9 (8.82%) Manufacturing
3 8 (7.84%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.86%) Electronics
4 7 (6.86%) Marketing
5 1 (0.98%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 45 (44.12%) Analyst
1 45 (44.12%) Test Analyst
2 30 (29.41%) Test Engineer
3 23 (22.55%) Tester
4 22 (21.57%) Software Analyst
4 22 (21.57%) Software Test Analyst
5 20 (19.61%) Software Tester
6 19 (18.63%) Integration Engineer
6 19 (18.63%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 11 (10.78%) QA Analyst
7 11 (10.78%) QA Test Analyst
7 11 (10.78%) QA Tester
7 11 (10.78%) Software QA Tester
8 10 (9.80%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 10 (9.80%) Security Analyst
9 7 (6.86%) Test Leader
10 6 (5.88%) Manual Tester
11 4 (3.92%) Test Manager
12 3 (2.94%) Developer
12 3 (2.94%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.78%) XML
2 9 (8.82%) SOAP
3 7 (6.86%) Gherkin
3 7 (6.86%) REST
3 7 (6.86%) Web Services
4 4 (3.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.78%) User Experience
2 9 (8.82%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.94%) Handset
4 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.96%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 43 (42.16%) Windows
2 35 (34.31%) Linux
3 11 (10.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (9.80%) CentOS
5 4 (3.92%) VMS
6 2 (1.96%) Android
6 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.96%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (60.78%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (52.94%) SDLC
3 47 (46.08%) Scrum
4 35 (34.31%) Automated Testing
5 32 (31.37%) Waterfall
6 30 (29.41%) Test Automation
7 29 (28.43%) Regression Testing
8 27 (26.47%) Cybersecurity
9 26 (25.49%) Software Testing
10 25 (24.51%) Non-Functional Testing
11 24 (23.53%) Automation Testing
12 23 (22.55%) Defect Tracking
13 22 (21.57%) Continuous Improvement
13 22 (21.57%) System Testing
14 21 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (20.59%) System Integration Testing
14 21 (20.59%) Test Scripting
15 20 (19.61%) User Acceptance Testing
16 19 (18.63%) Performance Testing
16 19 (18.63%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (27.45%) Python
2 18 (17.65%) Perl
3 15 (14.71%) Java
4 13 (12.75%) SQL
5 11 (10.78%) Ruby
6 2 (1.96%) C#
7 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 51 (50.00%) ISEB
2 37 (36.27%) ISTQB
3 17 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 13 (12.75%) Degree
5 6 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 6 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (22.55%) QA
2 2 (1.96%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (22.55%) Microsoft
2 18 (17.65%) Oracle
3 10 (9.80%) Red Hat
4 8 (7.84%) SAP
5 7 (6.86%) HP
6 1 (0.98%) Cadence
6 1 (0.98%) Rally
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