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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 195 217 198
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -19
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 55 36 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.97% 0.59% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.68% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 49 31 30
Average salary £37,500 £31,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.96% -27.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £22,000 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £39,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
4940 5266 5004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.29% 86.00% 86.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4097 4299 4155
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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
(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
Gloucestershire +31 22 £46,250 +68.18% 3
Bristol -4 13 £32,500 +4.83% 2
Somerset -4 9 £37,500 +87.50% 1
Cornwall - 4 £42,500 -
Wiltshire -6 3 £35,000 -11.39% 1
Dorset +6 1 £45,000 +20.00%
Devon - 1 £32,500 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 52 (62.65%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (42.17%) Scrum
3 34 (40.96%) Waterfall
4 33 (39.76%) Windows
5 31 (37.35%) SDLC
6 30 (36.14%) Test Automation
7 29 (34.94%) ISEB
8 27 (32.53%) System Testing
9 26 (31.33%) Selenium
10 24 (28.92%) QA
10 24 (28.92%) Software Testing
10 24 (28.92%) ISTQB
11 23 (27.71%) SQL Server
12 21 (25.30%) Oracle
12 21 (25.30%) Software Engineering
13 20 (24.10%) V-Model
13 20 (24.10%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (24.10%) System Integration Testing
14 19 (22.89%) DevOps
14 19 (22.89%) Team Foundation Server
15 18 (21.69%) Validation
15 18 (21.69%) Regression Testing
15 18 (21.69%) Linux
15 18 (21.69%) Risk Analysis
15 18 (21.69%) Automated Testing
15 18 (21.69%) Cucumber
15 18 (21.69%) Defect Tracking
16 17 (20.48%) Automation Testing
16 17 (20.48%) Performance Testing
16 17 (20.48%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 (2.41%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Mingle
2 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.02%) SAN
2 1 (1.20%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (27.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) RDBMS
2 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (31.33%) Selenium
2 19 (22.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (21.69%) Cucumber
4 9 (10.84%) Visual Studio
5 7 (8.43%) JIRA
6 5 (6.02%) Jenkins
6 5 (6.02%) SoapUI
7 4 (4.82%) JMeter
7 4 (4.82%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.41%) HP UFT
8 2 (2.41%) JUnit
8 2 (2.41%) Maven
8 2 (2.41%) Robot Framework
8 2 (2.41%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.41%) TestNG
9 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.20%) Zephyr
General
1 16 (19.28%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Back Office
2 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.41%) Advertising
4 1 (1.20%) Electronics
4 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (37.35%) Analyst
2 29 (34.94%) Test Analyst
3 28 (33.73%) Test Engineer
4 19 (22.89%) Tester
5 16 (19.28%) Integration Engineer
5 16 (19.28%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 11 (13.25%) Software Tester
7 9 (10.84%) Software Analyst
7 9 (10.84%) Software Test Analyst
8 6 (7.23%) Test Leader
9 5 (6.02%) Agile Tester
9 5 (6.02%) QA Analyst
9 5 (6.02%) Senior Test Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) Developer
10 4 (4.82%) Developer in Test
10 4 (4.82%) Manual Tester
11 3 (3.61%) Automation Tester
11 3 (3.61%) Junior
11 3 (3.61%) Software QA Tester
11 3 (3.61%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.84%) .NET
2 4 (4.82%) SOAP
2 4 (4.82%) Web Services
3 3 (3.61%) XML
4 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (2.41%) CSS
4 2 (2.41%) CSS3
4 2 (2.41%) WinForms
4 2 (2.41%) WPF
5 1 (1.20%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (6.02%) Data Centre
1 5 (6.02%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.82%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.82%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (3.61%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (39.76%) Windows
2 18 (21.69%) Linux
3 4 (4.82%) Unix
4 3 (3.61%) Android
4 3 (3.61%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.61%) VMS
4 3 (3.61%) Windows Phone
4 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (62.65%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (42.17%) Scrum
3 34 (40.96%) Waterfall
4 31 (37.35%) SDLC
5 30 (36.14%) Test Automation
6 27 (32.53%) System Testing
7 24 (28.92%) Software Testing
8 21 (25.30%) Software Engineering
9 20 (24.10%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (24.10%) System Integration Testing
9 20 (24.10%) V-Model
10 19 (22.89%) DevOps
11 18 (21.69%) Automated Testing
11 18 (21.69%) Defect Tracking
11 18 (21.69%) Regression Testing
11 18 (21.69%) Risk Analysis
11 18 (21.69%) Validation
12 17 (20.48%) Automation Testing
12 17 (20.48%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (20.48%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.48%) Python
2 16 (19.28%) Perl
3 11 (13.25%) Java
4 8 (9.64%) SQL
5 4 (4.82%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.61%) C#
6 3 (3.61%) Ruby
7 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.20%) C
8 1 (1.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (34.94%) ISEB
2 24 (28.92%) ISTQB
3 12 (14.46%) Degree
4 6 (7.23%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.02%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (28.92%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (25.30%) Oracle
2 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.61%) HP
4 1 (1.20%) Rally
4 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.20%) SAP
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