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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 214 191 169
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -22
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 35 38 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.57% 0.66% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.80% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 30 32 41
Average salary £31,000 £42,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.05% +54.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £54,750 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
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
5067 4725 4333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.55% 81.62% 78.93%
Number of salaries quoted 4135 3927 3805
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 -11 16 £31,000 -40.95% 1
Somerset +17 10 £20,000 -67.34% 2
Dorset -21 6 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Wiltshire +5 2 £36,250 -14.70%
Gloucestershire -15 1 £27,500 -11.29%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 39 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (45.33%) QA
3 23 (30.67%) ISEB
4 22 (29.33%) Test Scripting
5 21 (28.00%) Selenium
5 21 (28.00%) Software Testing
6 20 (26.67%) Automated Testing
6 20 (26.67%) Degree
7 19 (25.33%) Java
8 17 (22.67%) Windows
9 16 (21.33%) Regression Testing
10 15 (20.00%) Automation Testing
11 14 (18.67%) Scrum
12 13 (17.33%) C#
12 13 (17.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (14.67%) Finance
13 11 (14.67%) JavaScript
13 11 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (14.67%) User Stories
14 10 (13.33%) Retail
15 9 (12.00%) Telecoms
15 9 (12.00%) Oracle
15 9 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (10.67%) ISTQB
17 7 (9.33%) JIRA
17 7 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
17 7 (9.33%) Replication
17 7 (9.33%) .NET
17 7 (9.33%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 2 (2.67%) MS Office
2 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.33%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (28.00%) Selenium
2 7 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (9.33%) JIRA
3 4 (5.33%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.00%) Calabash
5 1 (1.33%) Appium
5 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.33%) Bugzilla
General
1 11 (14.67%) Finance
2 10 (13.33%) Retail
3 9 (12.00%) Telecoms
4 6 (8.00%) Back Office
5 2 (2.67%) Legal
5 2 (2.67%) Advertising
6 1 (1.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 40 (53.33%) Analyst
1 40 (53.33%) Test Analyst
2 20 (26.67%) Tester
3 13 (17.33%) Test Leader
4 12 (16.00%) Software Tester
5 9 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (12.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 8 (10.67%) Test Engineer
7 6 (8.00%) Senior Tester
7 6 (8.00%) QA Engineer
7 6 (8.00%) Junior
8 5 (6.67%) Software Engineer
8 5 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Junior Software Tester
9 4 (5.33%) QA Tester
9 4 (5.33%) Junior Tester
9 4 (5.33%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) QA Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) .NET
2 6 (8.00%) CSS
2 6 (8.00%) HTML
3 5 (6.67%) Spring
3 5 (6.67%) HTML5
3 5 (6.67%) CSS3
3 5 (6.67%) Backbone.js
3 5 (6.67%) LESS
3 5 (6.67%) Java EE
3 5 (6.67%) jQuery
3 5 (6.67%) Apache CXF
4 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.00%) Middleware
6 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.33%) Replication
3 6 (8.00%) Open Source
4 5 (6.67%) Wiki
5 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.67%) Windows
2 5 (6.67%) Linux
3 4 (5.33%) UNIX
4 2 (2.67%) Android
4 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (29.33%) Test Scripting
3 21 (28.00%) Software Testing
4 20 (26.67%) Automated Testing
5 16 (21.33%) Regression Testing
6 15 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 14 (18.67%) Scrum
8 13 (17.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (14.67%) User Stories
10 7 (9.33%) Configuration Management
10 7 (9.33%) OO
11 6 (8.00%) BDD
12 5 (6.67%) Project Planning
12 5 (6.67%) TDD
13 4 (5.33%) Software Engineering
13 4 (5.33%) Business Analysis
13 4 (5.33%) Waterfall
13 4 (5.33%) Security Testing
14 3 (4.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.33%) Java
2 13 (17.33%) C#
3 11 (14.67%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.00%) SQL
5 5 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 5 (6.67%) Perl
6 4 (5.33%) C++
7 1 (1.33%) C
7 1 (1.33%) VB
7 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (30.67%) ISEB
2 20 (26.67%) Degree
3 9 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (10.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (45.33%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (12.00%) Oracle
2 1 (1.33%) Cisco
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.33%) Google
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