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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 174 181 161
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -20
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 60 34 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.95% 0.64% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.79% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 56 33 51
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,913
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,625 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £40,000 £49,950
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -
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
5142 4322 4176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 81.63% 81.96% 75.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4229 3742 3638
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014. 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 +3 25 £26,000 -13.33% 1
Somerset -7 13 £30,000 +36.36% 9
Wiltshire - 13 £36,500 - 1
Devon -19 4 £26,163 +4.65%
Gloucestershire -6 2 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Dorset - 1 £32,500 - 1
Avon - 1 £25,000 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 37 (35.24%) ISEB
2 34 (32.38%) Automated Testing
3 31 (29.52%) QA
4 29 (27.62%) Test Scripting
4 29 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (24.76%) Degree
5 26 (24.76%) SQL
6 25 (23.81%) Software Testing
6 25 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (18.10%) ISTQB
8 18 (17.14%) Selenium
8 18 (17.14%) Finance
9 15 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 14 (13.33%) Windows
10 14 (13.33%) MS Office
11 13 (12.38%) Marketing
12 11 (10.48%) Web Testing
12 11 (10.48%) Scrum
13 10 (9.52%) SQL Server
13 10 (9.52%) Black-Box Testing
14 8 (7.62%) Mathematics
14 8 (7.62%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (7.62%) ETL
14 8 (7.62%) C
15 7 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (6.67%) UNIX
15 7 (6.67%) Banking
15 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (6.67%) Test Strategy
16 6 (5.71%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 (1.90%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 14 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.86%) Intranet
1 3 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.62%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (17.14%) Selenium
2 7 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.71%) WATIR
3 6 (5.71%) WebDriver
4 5 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (3.81%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.81%) Calabash
6 2 (1.90%) JMeter
6 2 (1.90%) TestComplete
7 1 (0.95%) WatiN
7 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.95%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (17.14%) Finance
2 13 (12.38%) Marketing
3 7 (6.67%) Banking
4 6 (5.71%) Retail
4 6 (5.71%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.81%) Back Office
6 3 (2.86%) Automotive
6 3 (2.86%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (60.00%) Analyst
1 63 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 35 (33.33%) Tester
3 15 (14.29%) Software Tester
4 14 (13.33%) Test Leader
5 10 (9.52%) Test Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) Software Test Analyst
7 8 (7.62%) QA Leader
7 8 (7.62%) Senior Test Analyst
7 8 (7.62%) Team Leader
7 8 (7.62%) Junior
7 8 (7.62%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.71%) QA Tester
8 6 (5.71%) Junior Tester
9 5 (4.76%) Junior Software Tester
9 5 (4.76%) Lead Tester
10 4 (3.81%) Mobile Tester
10 4 (3.81%) QA Engineer
11 3 (2.86%) Web Tester
12 2 (1.90%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.76%) Web Services
1 5 (4.76%) RESTful
2 4 (3.81%) Middleware
2 4 (3.81%) HTML
2 4 (3.81%) .NET
3 3 (2.86%) CSS3
3 3 (2.86%) CSS
4 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) Mathematics
2 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.81%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.95%) Open Source
4 1 (0.95%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.95%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.95%) EMV
4 1 (0.95%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (0.95%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.33%) Windows
2 7 (6.67%) UNIX
3 1 (0.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (32.38%) Automated Testing
2 29 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (27.62%) Test Scripting
3 25 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
3 25 (23.81%) Software Testing
4 11 (10.48%) Scrum
4 11 (10.48%) Web Testing
5 10 (9.52%) Black-Box Testing
6 8 (7.62%) ETL
7 7 (6.67%) Test Strategy
8 6 (5.71%) Use Case
8 6 (5.71%) TDD
9 5 (4.76%) Software Engineering
9 5 (4.76%) Business Analysis
9 5 (4.76%) Test Planning
9 5 (4.76%) Automation Testing
10 4 (3.81%) User Stories
10 4 (3.81%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (3.81%) Requirements Analysis
11 3 (2.86%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.76%) SQL
2 8 (7.62%) C
3 5 (4.76%) C#
3 5 (4.76%) C++
3 5 (4.76%) Java
4 2 (1.90%) Perl
4 2 (1.90%) PHP
4 2 (1.90%) Ruby
4 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.95%) VBScript
5 1 (0.95%) VB
5 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.95%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (35.24%) ISEB
2 26 (24.76%) Degree
3 19 (18.10%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (29.52%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.95%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (5.71%) Cisco
2 5 (4.76%) Oracle
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.95%) Compuware
4 1 (0.95%) HP
4 1 (0.95%) Empirix
4 1 (0.95%) New Relic
4 1 (0.95%) IBM
Wiltshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £32000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £22500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £34000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £37500 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago