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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 171 172 172
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 57 38 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.92% 0.75% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.93% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 49 34 39
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% +7.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,300 £25,000 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,250
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -0.77%
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
4962 4101 4247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 79.98% 80.46% 75.34%
Number of salaries quoted 4003 3491 3749
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -5 26 £36,250 +6.61% 3
Wiltshire 0 10 £37,500 +17.18% 3
Dorset - 7 £32,500 -
Somerset -19 6 £27,500 -31.25% 2
Devon -10 5 £26,000 -
Gloucestershire -14 2 £32,500 +6.55% 5
Avon - 1 £25,000 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 34 (42.50%) QA
2 32 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 28 (35.00%) ISEB
4 27 (33.75%) Software Testing
5 23 (28.75%) SQL
5 23 (28.75%) Degree
6 20 (25.00%) Windows
7 18 (22.50%) Finance
8 17 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (21.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (17.50%) MS Office
9 14 (17.50%) MS Excel
10 13 (16.25%) Automated Testing
10 13 (16.25%) Selenium
11 12 (15.00%) Scrum
11 12 (15.00%) ISTQB
11 12 (15.00%) Marketing
12 11 (13.75%) Software Engineering
13 10 (12.50%) SQL Server
13 10 (12.50%) Regression Testing
13 10 (12.50%) Unit Testing
14 9 (11.25%) OO
14 9 (11.25%) System Testing
15 8 (10.00%) C
15 8 (10.00%) Perl
15 8 (10.00%) Linux
15 8 (10.00%) Middleware
15 8 (10.00%) TDD
15 8 (10.00%) Mathematics
15 8 (10.00%) Stress Testing

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

Applications
1 14 (17.50%) MS Office
1 14 (17.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) Intranet
1 3 (3.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (16.25%) Selenium
2 7 (8.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (8.75%) WATIR
3 5 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 4 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (3.75%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.50%) Calabash
6 2 (2.50%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.25%) JMeter
7 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.25%) WatiN
7 1 (1.25%) FitNesse
General
1 18 (22.50%) Finance
2 12 (15.00%) Marketing
3 7 (8.75%) Banking
4 5 (6.25%) Retail
4 5 (6.25%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.75%) Multimedia
5 3 (3.75%) Automotive
6 2 (2.50%) Back Office
7 1 (1.25%) Electronics
7 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (56.25%) Analyst
2 43 (53.75%) Test Analyst
3 20 (25.00%) Tester
3 20 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) QA Analyst
4 8 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 8 (10.00%) QA Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) QA Leader
5 7 (8.75%) Test Leader
5 7 (8.75%) QA Test Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Software Test Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Software Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Junior
6 5 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) QA Tester
6 5 (6.25%) Lead Tester
7 4 (5.00%) Junior Tester
8 3 (3.75%) Software Tester
8 3 (3.75%) Junior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.00%) Middleware
2 6 (7.50%) Web Services
3 5 (6.25%) RESTful
4 4 (5.00%) HTML
5 3 (3.75%) CSS3
5 3 (3.75%) CSS
6 1 (1.25%) .NET
6 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.50%) Open Source
2 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.25%) EMV
3 1 (1.25%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (1.25%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.00%) Windows
2 8 (10.00%) Linux
3 7 (8.75%) UNIX
4 2 (2.50%) Android
4 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 27 (33.75%) Software Testing
3 17 (21.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (16.25%) Automated Testing
5 12 (15.00%) Scrum
6 11 (13.75%) Software Engineering
7 10 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 10 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 9 (11.25%) System Testing
8 9 (11.25%) OO
9 8 (10.00%) TDD
9 8 (10.00%) Stress Testing
9 8 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
10 6 (7.50%) ETL
11 5 (6.25%) Business Analysis
11 5 (6.25%) Use Case
11 5 (6.25%) User Stories
12 4 (5.00%) Automation Testing
13 3 (3.75%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.75%) SQL
2 8 (10.00%) C
2 8 (10.00%) Perl
3 7 (8.75%) JavaScript
3 7 (8.75%) Bash Shell
4 5 (6.25%) C++
4 5 (6.25%) Java
5 3 (3.75%) C#
6 2 (2.50%) Ruby
7 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.25%) PHP
7 1 (1.25%) VBScript
7 1 (1.25%) VB
7 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (35.00%) ISEB
2 23 (28.75%) Degree
3 12 (15.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (42.50%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (7.50%) Cisco
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (1.25%) SAP
3 1 (1.25%) IBM
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.25%) Compuware
3 1 (1.25%) HP
3 1 (1.25%) Empirix
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £37500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
UCAS
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £37500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Lovehoney
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum generous bonus, pension, gym membership & more
Posted: 15 days ago
Swindon
DP Connect
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent benefits package on offer
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Required IT
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago