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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 228 207 206
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 27 39 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.47% 0.66% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.76% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 25 36 19
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £25,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,100 £44,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
4987 5100 4540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.58% 86.62% 84.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4144 4299 3844
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
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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
Bristol -6 17 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Devon +2 3 £30,000 -20.00%
Dorset -4 2 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Somerset -9 2 £31,750 -14.18%
Gloucestershire - 2 £38,750 - 1
Wiltshire -1 1 £27,500 -38.20%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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%) ISEB
2 36 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (36.71%) Software Testing
4 27 (34.18%) QA
5 25 (31.65%) Automated Testing
5 25 (31.65%) ISTQB
6 24 (30.38%) Test Scripting
7 21 (26.58%) Test Automation
8 19 (24.05%) Scrum
9 17 (21.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (20.25%) Windows
11 14 (17.72%) Waterfall
12 13 (16.46%) Finance
12 13 (16.46%) Degree
13 12 (15.19%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (13.92%) Automation Testing
14 11 (13.92%) Functional Testing
14 11 (13.92%) Regression Testing
14 11 (13.92%) .NET
14 11 (13.92%) Selenium
14 11 (13.92%) Requirements Analysis
15 10 (12.66%) Test Management
15 10 (12.66%) C
15 10 (12.66%) SDLC
16 9 (11.39%) User Stories
16 9 (11.39%) Telecoms
16 9 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
17 8 (10.13%) System Testing
17 8 (10.13%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (2.53%) CMS
2 1 (1.27%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) RDBMS
2 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (15.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (13.92%) Selenium
3 5 (6.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.06%) SpecFlow
5 3 (3.80%) HP UFT
5 3 (3.80%) JMeter
5 3 (3.80%) JUnit
5 3 (3.80%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.53%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.53%) TestNG
6 2 (2.53%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.27%) JIRA
7 1 (1.27%) MSTest
7 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.27%) WATIR
General
1 13 (16.46%) Finance
2 9 (11.39%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.06%) Back Office
4 3 (3.80%) Advertising
4 3 (3.80%) Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Games
6 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (58.23%) Analyst
2 41 (51.90%) Test Analyst
3 19 (24.05%) Tester
4 12 (15.19%) Software Tester
5 9 (11.39%) Manual Test Analyst
6 8 (10.13%) Software Analyst
6 8 (10.13%) Test Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) Test Leader
8 5 (6.33%) QA Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (5.06%) Agile Tester
9 4 (5.06%) QA Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) QA Tester
9 4 (5.06%) Software QA Tester
10 3 (3.80%) Agile Test Analyst
10 3 (3.80%) Junior
10 3 (3.80%) Manual Tester
10 3 (3.80%) Test Manager
11 2 (2.53%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (2.53%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.92%) .NET
2 3 (3.80%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.80%) Web Services
2 3 (3.80%) XML
3 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (2.53%) CSS
3 2 (2.53%) CSS3
3 2 (2.53%) WinForms
3 2 (2.53%) WPF
4 1 (1.27%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (1.27%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.27%) HTML
4 1 (1.27%) SOAP
4 1 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.59%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.33%) User Experience
4 4 (5.06%) PMI
5 3 (3.80%) AS400
5 3 (3.80%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.80%) Digital Media
5 3 (3.80%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.80%) iSeries
6 2 (2.53%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.53%) Physics
6 2 (2.53%) Xbox
7 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.25%) Windows
2 4 (5.06%) Unix
3 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.53%) Android
4 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.27%) Linux
5 1 (1.27%) VMS
5 1 (1.27%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (36.71%) Software Testing
3 25 (31.65%) Automated Testing
4 24 (30.38%) Test Scripting
5 21 (26.58%) Test Automation
6 19 (24.05%) Scrum
7 17 (21.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (17.72%) Waterfall
9 11 (13.92%) Automation Testing
9 11 (13.92%) Functional Testing
9 11 (13.92%) Regression Testing
9 11 (13.92%) Requirements Analysis
10 10 (12.66%) SDLC
10 10 (12.66%) Test Management
11 9 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (11.39%) User Stories
12 8 (10.13%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (10.13%) System Testing
13 7 (8.86%) Non-Functional Testing
13 7 (8.86%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.66%) C
2 8 (10.13%) Java
2 8 (10.13%) SQL
3 7 (8.86%) C#
3 7 (8.86%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.53%) Ruby
5 1 (1.27%) C++
5 1 (1.27%) Perl
5 1 (1.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (48.10%) ISEB
2 25 (31.65%) ISTQB
3 13 (16.46%) Degree
4 4 (5.06%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.53%) CITP
7 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (34.18%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (7.59%) Oracle
2 5 (6.33%) HP
3 3 (3.80%) IBM
3 3 (3.80%) Microsoft
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Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + pension, health care, 24 days leave
Posted: 3 days ago