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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / South West
Rank 192 215 206
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -9
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 37 28 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.75% 0.51% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.57% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 33 26 35
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £47,500 £44,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
4381 4902 5241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 88.29% 88.90% 86.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3583 4107 4411
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 -2 15 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Bristol -2 9 £70,000 +115.38% 2
Wiltshire +25 7 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Somerset +3 6 £32,500 +2.36% 2
Dorset +23 1 £40,000 +23.07%
Devon -4 1 £30,000 +4.34%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 52 (61.18%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (44.71%) Scrum
3 37 (43.53%) Selenium
4 34 (40.00%) ISEB
5 31 (36.47%) ISTQB
6 27 (31.76%) SQL
7 24 (28.24%) JIRA
7 24 (28.24%) Automated Testing
7 24 (28.24%) Non-Functional Testing
8 23 (27.06%) BDD
8 23 (27.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (27.06%) Test Automation
9 21 (24.71%) Test Scripting
9 21 (24.71%) Finance
10 20 (23.53%) Regression Testing
10 20 (23.53%) Linux
11 19 (22.35%) Microsoft
12 18 (21.18%) QA
12 18 (21.18%) SDLC
13 17 (20.00%) Degree
14 16 (18.82%) Java
14 16 (18.82%) Git (software)
15 15 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
15 15 (17.65%) Jenkins
15 15 (17.65%) Automation Testing
15 15 (17.65%) Defect Management
16 14 (16.47%) Test Management
16 14 (16.47%) C#
17 13 (15.29%) SOAP
17 13 (15.29%) Web Services

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.35%) CMS
2 1 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.18%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.53%) Mingle
3 1 (1.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.12%) SSH
2 4 (4.71%) Internet
3 2 (2.35%) FTP
3 2 (2.35%) Intranet
4 1 (1.18%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 37 (43.53%) Selenium
2 24 (28.24%) JIRA
3 23 (27.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (18.82%) Git (software)
5 15 (17.65%) Jenkins
6 12 (14.12%) Zephyr
7 10 (11.76%) Visual Studio
8 8 (9.41%) Cucumber
9 7 (8.24%) Maven
10 5 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (5.88%) Bitbucket
10 5 (5.88%) Vagrant
10 5 (5.88%) WebDriver
11 2 (2.35%) Bugzilla
11 2 (2.35%) Capybara
11 2 (2.35%) Hudson
11 2 (2.35%) SoapUI
11 2 (2.35%) SpecFlow
11 2 (2.35%) TeamCity
11 2 (2.35%) TestLink
General
1 21 (24.71%) Finance
2 8 (9.41%) Marketing
2 8 (9.41%) Retail
2 8 (9.41%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.24%) Electronics
3 7 (8.24%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.53%) Advertising
5 2 (2.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 40 (47.06%) Analyst
2 38 (44.71%) Test Analyst
3 18 (21.18%) Tester
4 10 (11.76%) Software Analyst
4 10 (11.76%) Software Test Analyst
5 9 (10.59%) Test Manager
6 8 (9.41%) Test Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Manual Tester
7 7 (8.24%) Security Analyst
7 7 (8.24%) Software Tester
8 6 (7.06%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Automation Tester
9 5 (5.88%) Manual Test Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) Developer
10 4 (4.71%) QA Tester
10 4 (4.71%) Test Leader
11 3 (3.53%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.29%) Gherkin
1 13 (15.29%) REST
1 13 (15.29%) SOAP
1 13 (15.29%) Web Services
2 6 (7.06%) .NET
2 6 (7.06%) XML
3 4 (4.71%) CSS
3 4 (4.71%) HTML
4 2 (2.35%) CSS3
4 2 (2.35%) jQuery
5 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.18%) Ajax
5 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.18%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.18%) JSON
5 1 (1.18%) LINQ
5 1 (1.18%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.35%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.35%) Handset
3 1 (1.18%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.18%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.53%) Linux
2 13 (15.29%) Windows
3 6 (7.06%) CentOS
4 5 (5.88%) Android
4 5 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.53%) VMS
6 1 (1.18%) Unix
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (61.18%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (44.71%) Scrum
3 24 (28.24%) Automated Testing
3 24 (28.24%) Non-Functional Testing
4 23 (27.06%) BDD
4 23 (27.06%) Test Automation
5 21 (24.71%) Test Scripting
6 20 (23.53%) Regression Testing
7 18 (21.18%) SDLC
8 15 (17.65%) Automation Testing
8 15 (17.65%) Defect Management
8 15 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (16.47%) Test Management
10 13 (15.29%) Programme Management
11 12 (14.12%) Data Transformation
11 12 (14.12%) Kanban
12 11 (12.94%) Test Strategy
13 10 (11.76%) Software Testing
14 8 (9.41%) Functional Testing
14 8 (9.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.76%) SQL
2 16 (18.82%) Java
3 14 (16.47%) C#
4 11 (12.94%) Ruby
5 7 (8.24%) Python
6 5 (5.88%) XPath
7 2 (2.35%) C++
7 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.18%) Groovy
8 1 (1.18%) Perl
8 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.18%) VB
8 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (40.00%) ISEB
2 31 (36.47%) ISTQB
3 17 (20.00%) Degree
4 8 (9.41%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (21.18%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (5.88%) Docker
2 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.18%) WMI
Vendors
1 19 (22.35%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.29%) HP
3 9 (10.59%) Cadence
4 7 (8.24%) SAP
5 6 (7.06%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.35%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.18%) Google
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle
7 1 (1.18%) Panasonic
Wiltshire
Resource Group
Salary: £30-35K + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol Area
Resource Group
Salary: £60-70K + Bonus & 20% Pension
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago