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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 199 169 154
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -15
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 41 60 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.70% 0.98% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.18% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 40 54 54
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,650 £25,300 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.06%
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
4945 5083 4251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 84.16% 82.70% 81.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4176 4141 3657
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 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 31 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
(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
Wiltshire +6 16 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Dorset +9 10 £32,500 - 2
Bristol -32 6 £33,250 -11.33% 3
Gloucestershire -10 5 £30,500 -6.15% 2
Devon -3 3 £21,500 -17.30%
Somerset -4 1 £20,000 -33.33% 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 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 (48.72%) QA
2 30 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (32.05%) Selenium
4 24 (30.77%) Automated Testing
5 23 (29.49%) Software Testing
6 18 (23.08%) ISEB
7 17 (21.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (20.51%) Windows
8 16 (20.51%) Java
8 16 (20.51%) SQL
9 14 (17.95%) Test Scripting
10 13 (16.67%) .NET
10 13 (16.67%) Finance
11 11 (14.10%) ISTQB
12 10 (12.82%) Test Automation
12 10 (12.82%) Regression Testing
12 10 (12.82%) Oracle
12 10 (12.82%) C#
13 9 (11.54%) JavaScript
13 9 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (10.26%) Back Office
14 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
14 8 (10.26%) Security Testing
15 7 (8.97%) Retail
15 7 (8.97%) .NET Framework
15 7 (8.97%) Degree
15 7 (8.97%) JIRA
15 7 (8.97%) JUnit
15 7 (8.97%) HTML
15 7 (8.97%) JMeter

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 (1.28%) IIS
1 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MS Office
1 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.28%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.28%) Big Data
3 1 (1.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (32.05%) Selenium
2 7 (8.97%) JUnit
2 7 (8.97%) JMeter
2 7 (8.97%) JIRA
3 4 (5.13%) NUnit
3 4 (5.13%) TeamCity
3 4 (5.13%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (2.56%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.28%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.28%) Redmine
6 1 (1.28%) Calabash
6 1 (1.28%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.28%) MSTest
6 1 (1.28%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.28%) TestNG
General
1 13 (16.67%) Finance
2 8 (10.26%) Back Office
3 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.97%) Retail
4 4 (5.13%) Advertising
5 1 (1.28%) Games
5 1 (1.28%) Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (62.82%) Analyst
2 41 (52.56%) Test Analyst
3 20 (25.64%) Tester
4 12 (15.38%) Software Tester
5 9 (11.54%) Test Engineer
6 8 (10.26%) Senior Test Analyst
6 8 (10.26%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (8.97%) Business Analyst
8 6 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
8 6 (7.69%) Test Leader
9 5 (6.41%) Senior Tester
9 5 (6.41%) QA Tester
9 5 (6.41%) Junior Tester
9 5 (6.41%) Junior
9 5 (6.41%) Junior Software Tester
10 4 (5.13%) Software Engineer
10 4 (5.13%) Software Test Engineer
10 4 (5.13%) Agile Test Analyst
10 4 (5.13%) QA Analyst
11 3 (3.85%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.67%) .NET
2 7 (8.97%) HTML
2 7 (8.97%) .NET Framework
3 5 (6.41%) Java EE
3 5 (6.41%) jQuery
3 5 (6.41%) Apache CXF
3 5 (6.41%) HTML5
3 5 (6.41%) CSS3
3 5 (6.41%) Backbone.js
3 5 (6.41%) LESS
3 5 (6.41%) Spring
3 5 (6.41%) CSS
4 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.28%) Web Services
5 1 (1.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.28%) NHS
2 1 (1.28%) AS400
2 1 (1.28%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.28%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.51%) Windows
2 5 (6.41%) Linux
3 2 (2.56%) UNIX
4 1 (1.28%) Android
4 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.77%) Automated Testing
3 23 (29.49%) Software Testing
4 17 (21.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (17.95%) Test Scripting
6 10 (12.82%) Test Automation
6 10 (12.82%) Regression Testing
7 8 (10.26%) Security Testing
8 7 (8.97%) Test Strategy
8 7 (8.97%) Scrum
9 6 (7.69%) OO
9 6 (7.69%) Performance Testing
9 6 (7.69%) System Testing
9 6 (7.69%) Functional Testing
9 6 (7.69%) SDLC
10 5 (6.41%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (6.41%) Automation Testing
10 5 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (6.41%) Project Planning
11 4 (5.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.51%) Java
1 16 (20.51%) SQL
2 10 (12.82%) C#
3 9 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.13%) Perl
4 4 (5.13%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.56%) C
5 2 (2.56%) VB
6 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (23.08%) ISEB
2 11 (14.10%) ISTQB
3 7 (8.97%) Degree
4 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (48.72%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Oracle
2 4 (5.13%) VMware
3 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.28%) HP
4 1 (1.28%) IBM
4 1 (1.28%) Google
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