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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 195 181 179
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 43 39 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.70% 0.71% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.87% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 37 30 39
Average salary £37,500 £51,250 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.82% +86.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,450 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £55,500 £36,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
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
5121 4493 4331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.32% 81.97% 79.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4265 3791 3805
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +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 1 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 1 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
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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 -8 17 £37,500 -28.57% 4
Somerset +7 10 £20,000 -63.63% 1
Dorset -22 8 £37,500 +36.36%
Wiltshire +11 7 £44,500 -
Gloucestershire -18 1 £27,500 -11.29%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 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 38 (46.91%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (41.98%) QA
3 26 (32.10%) ISEB
4 23 (28.40%) Software Testing
5 22 (27.16%) Test Scripting
6 21 (25.93%) Selenium
7 20 (24.69%) Automated Testing
8 18 (22.22%) Degree
9 17 (20.99%) Automation Testing
10 15 (18.52%) Java
10 15 (18.52%) Regression Testing
11 13 (16.05%) Windows
11 13 (16.05%) Scrum
11 13 (16.05%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (13.58%) C#
13 11 (13.58%) JavaScript
14 10 (12.35%) Retail
14 10 (12.35%) ISTQB
14 10 (12.35%) User Stories
15 9 (11.11%) Finance
15 9 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 8 (9.88%) SQL
16 8 (9.88%) Oracle
16 8 (9.88%) Replication
17 7 (8.64%) Configuration Management
17 7 (8.64%) JIRA
17 7 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server
18 6 (7.41%) HTML
18 6 (7.41%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.47%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.23%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (25.93%) Selenium
2 7 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (8.64%) JIRA
3 4 (4.94%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.70%) Calabash
5 1 (1.23%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (1.23%) Appium
5 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.23%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.23%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.23%) JMeter
5 1 (1.23%) Bugzilla
General
1 10 (12.35%) Retail
2 9 (11.11%) Finance
3 6 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.47%) Back Office
4 2 (2.47%) Legal
5 1 (1.23%) Advertising
5 1 (1.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 46 (56.79%) Test Analyst
1 46 (56.79%) Analyst
2 20 (24.69%) Tester
3 15 (18.52%) Test Leader
4 11 (13.58%) Senior Analyst
4 11 (13.58%) Software Tester
4 11 (13.58%) Senior Test Analyst
5 8 (9.88%) Test Engineer
5 8 (9.88%) Junior
6 7 (8.64%) Lead Test Analyst
7 6 (7.41%) Senior Tester
7 6 (7.41%) QA Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) QA Tester
8 5 (6.17%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Junior Tester
9 4 (4.94%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) QA Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Junior Test Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.41%) HTML
1 6 (7.41%) .NET
1 6 (7.41%) CSS
2 5 (6.17%) Java EE
2 5 (6.17%) jQuery
2 5 (6.17%) Apache CXF
2 5 (6.17%) HTML5
2 5 (6.17%) CSS3
2 5 (6.17%) Backbone.js
2 5 (6.17%) LESS
2 5 (6.17%) Spring
3 3 (3.70%) Middleware
3 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.23%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) Replication
2 6 (7.41%) Open Source
2 6 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.17%) Wiki
4 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.23%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.05%) Windows
2 5 (6.17%) Linux
2 5 (6.17%) UNIX
3 2 (2.47%) Android
3 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (46.91%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.40%) Software Testing
3 22 (27.16%) Test Scripting
4 20 (24.69%) Automated Testing
5 17 (20.99%) Automation Testing
6 15 (18.52%) Regression Testing
7 13 (16.05%) Scrum
7 13 (16.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (12.35%) User Stories
10 7 (8.64%) Configuration Management
11 6 (7.41%) OO
11 6 (7.41%) BDD
12 5 (6.17%) Project Planning
12 5 (6.17%) TDD
12 5 (6.17%) Black-Box Testing
13 3 (3.70%) Waterfall
13 3 (3.70%) Software Engineering
13 3 (3.70%) Business Analysis
13 3 (3.70%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.52%) Java
2 11 (13.58%) JavaScript
2 11 (13.58%) C#
3 8 (9.88%) SQL
4 6 (7.41%) Bash Shell
5 5 (6.17%) Perl
6 3 (3.70%) C++
7 1 (1.23%) C
7 1 (1.23%) PHP
7 1 (1.23%) VB
7 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (32.10%) ISEB
2 18 (22.22%) Degree
3 10 (12.35%) ISTQB
4 9 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (41.98%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (9.88%) Oracle
2 1 (1.23%) Cisco
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.23%) Google
2 1 (1.23%) New Relic
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