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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 203 219 188
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -31
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 38 20 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% 0.34% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.41% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 36 20 37
Average salary £26,750 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.83% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,125 £24,650 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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
5245 4864 4405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.70% 82.32% 77.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4336 4102 3876
Average salary £40,000 £39,250 £38,800
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.91% +1.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,234 £27,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,000 £57,500
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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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 +15 24 £26,000 -21.21% 4
Somerset +15 8 £37,000 -12.94%
Wiltshire - 3 £27,500 - 3
Dorset -15 2 £28,750 +33.72% 1
Devon -10 1 £37,500 +36.36%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 35 (33.33%) ISEB
2 34 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (29.52%) Test Scripting
4 30 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 26 (24.76%) QA
6 25 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 24 (22.86%) Selenium
8 22 (20.95%) Degree
9 21 (20.00%) SQL
10 20 (19.05%) Finance
11 19 (18.10%) Software Testing
12 17 (16.19%) ISTQB
13 12 (11.43%) Automation Testing
14 11 (10.48%) Scrum
15 10 (9.52%) C#
15 10 (9.52%) MS Excel
15 10 (9.52%) Marketing
15 10 (9.52%) TDD
16 9 (8.57%) Black-Box Testing
17 8 (7.62%) Team Foundation Server
17 8 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
17 8 (7.62%) MS Office
17 8 (7.62%) Regression Testing
18 7 (6.67%) SQL Server
18 7 (6.67%) Java
18 7 (6.67%) Web Testing
18 7 (6.67%) Banking
18 7 (6.67%) Retail
18 7 (6.67%) Test Strategy
19 6 (5.71%) Retail Banking

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 (1.90%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.62%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.95%) Intranet
1 1 (0.95%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (22.86%) Selenium
2 8 (7.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.71%) WebDriver
3 6 (5.71%) WATIR
4 5 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (3.81%) JIRA
6 3 (2.86%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.86%) Calabash
7 2 (1.90%) JMeter
8 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.95%) WatiN
8 1 (0.95%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.95%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.95%) Appium
8 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (19.05%) Finance
2 10 (9.52%) Marketing
3 7 (6.67%) Banking
3 7 (6.67%) Retail
4 6 (5.71%) Retail Banking
5 5 (4.76%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.81%) Back Office
7 3 (2.86%) Automotive
8 2 (1.90%) Legal
9 1 (0.95%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 72 (68.57%) Analyst
1 72 (68.57%) Test Analyst
2 26 (24.76%) Tester
3 15 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 15 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 15 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 12 (11.43%) Software Tester
5 8 (7.62%) Junior
6 6 (5.71%) Lead Test Analyst
7 5 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
7 5 (4.76%) Test Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Team Leader
7 5 (4.76%) QA Leader
8 4 (3.81%) Junior Software Tester
8 4 (3.81%) QA Tester
8 4 (3.81%) Junior Test Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) Junior Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) Junior Tester
9 3 (2.86%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (2.86%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.76%) .NET
1 5 (4.76%) Web Services
1 5 (4.76%) RESTful
2 3 (2.86%) Middleware
2 3 (2.86%) HTML
3 2 (1.90%) CSS
4 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.95%) Ajax
4 1 (0.95%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.76%) Mathematics
1 5 (4.76%) Open Source
1 5 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.81%) Wiki
3 3 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.90%) Replication
4 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.95%) EMV
5 1 (0.95%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.95%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.71%) UNIX
1 6 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (29.52%) Test Scripting
3 30 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 25 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (18.10%) Software Testing
6 12 (11.43%) Automation Testing
7 11 (10.48%) Scrum
8 10 (9.52%) TDD
9 9 (8.57%) Black-Box Testing
10 8 (7.62%) Regression Testing
10 8 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (6.67%) Test Strategy
11 7 (6.67%) Web Testing
12 6 (5.71%) Use Case
13 5 (4.76%) ETL
13 5 (4.76%) Test Planning
14 4 (3.81%) BDD
14 4 (3.81%) Test Automation
14 4 (3.81%) Requirements Analysis
15 3 (2.86%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.00%) SQL
2 10 (9.52%) C#
3 7 (6.67%) Java
4 5 (4.76%) C
5 3 (2.86%) C++
6 2 (1.90%) PHP
6 2 (1.90%) Ruby
7 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.95%) Perl
7 1 (0.95%) VB
7 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.95%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (33.33%) ISEB
2 22 (20.95%) Degree
3 17 (16.19%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (24.76%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (2.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (2.86%) Cisco
2 2 (1.90%) Oracle
3 1 (0.95%) IBM
3 1 (0.95%) Compuware
3 1 (0.95%) HP
3 1 (0.95%) Empirix
3 1 (0.95%) New Relic
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