The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 183 167 189
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +22
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 45 50 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.73% 0.95% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.20% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 39 41 31
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% +7.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,300 £24,000 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £32,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -8.57%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4919 4164 4268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.34% 79.36% 77.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3998 3582 3778
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Manual Testing
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -9 22 £35,000 +2.94% 3
Dorset - 8 £32,500 -
Wiltshire -5 5 £37,500 +20.96% 3
Somerset -23 5 £27,500 -29.48% 2
Devon -13 3 £26,000 - 2
Gloucestershire -13 2 £32,500 +35.41% 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 35 (46.67%) QA
2 29 (38.67%) Test Scripting
3 25 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 25 (33.33%) ISEB
4 20 (26.67%) Degree
4 20 (26.67%) Windows
5 19 (25.33%) SQL
6 18 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 15 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 13 (17.33%) Selenium
8 13 (17.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (17.33%) Unit Testing
8 13 (17.33%) Finance
8 13 (17.33%) Regression Testing
9 12 (16.00%) MS Office
9 12 (16.00%) MS Excel
9 12 (16.00%) System Testing
9 12 (16.00%) ISTQB
10 11 (14.67%) Scrum
10 11 (14.67%) Stress Testing
10 11 (14.67%) Middleware
11 9 (12.00%) OO
11 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
11 9 (12.00%) Cucumber
12 8 (10.67%) Black-Box Testing
12 8 (10.67%) Perl
12 8 (10.67%) Linux
12 8 (10.67%) Web Services
12 8 (10.67%) Marketing

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Applications
1 12 (16.00%) MS Office
1 12 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) HTTP
1 4 (5.33%) Wireshark
2 3 (4.00%) Intranet
2 3 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (17.33%) Selenium
2 9 (12.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (6.67%) FitNesse
4 5 (6.67%) WATIR
5 4 (5.33%) SpecFlow
5 4 (5.33%) Fiddler
6 3 (4.00%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.67%) Calabash
7 2 (2.67%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.33%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.33%) JMeter
8 1 (1.33%) JIRA
8 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.33%) WatiN
General
1 13 (17.33%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Marketing
3 6 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.33%) Banking
5 3 (4.00%) Retail
5 3 (4.00%) Multimedia
5 3 (4.00%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Automotive
6 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.33%) Back Office
6 1 (1.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 40 (53.33%) Analyst
2 37 (49.33%) Test Analyst
3 23 (30.67%) Test Engineer
4 17 (22.67%) Tester
5 13 (17.33%) QA Engineer
6 12 (16.00%) QA Analyst
7 11 (14.67%) Software Engineer
8 10 (13.33%) QA Test Analyst
9 7 (9.33%) Software Test Engineer
10 6 (8.00%) Team Leader
10 6 (8.00%) Test Leader
10 6 (8.00%) QA Leader
11 5 (6.67%) QA Tester
11 5 (6.67%) Lead Tester
12 3 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
12 3 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
12 3 (4.00%) Junior
13 2 (2.67%) Systems Analyst
13 2 (2.67%) Systems Engineer
13 2 (2.67%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.67%) Middleware
2 8 (10.67%) Web Services
3 4 (5.33%) HTML
3 4 (5.33%) REST
4 3 (4.00%) CSS3
4 3 (4.00%) RESTful
4 3 (4.00%) CSS
5 2 (2.67%) XML
6 1 (1.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Mathematics
2 4 (5.33%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.33%) Open Source
4 1 (1.33%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.33%) DTV
4 1 (1.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (26.67%) Windows
2 8 (10.67%) Linux
3 6 (8.00%) UNIX
4 2 (2.67%) Android
4 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.67%) Test Scripting
2 25 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 18 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 15 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 13 (17.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (17.33%) Unit Testing
5 13 (17.33%) Regression Testing
6 12 (16.00%) System Testing
7 11 (14.67%) Stress Testing
7 11 (14.67%) Scrum
8 9 (12.00%) OO
9 8 (10.67%) Test Automation
9 8 (10.67%) Black-Box Testing
10 6 (8.00%) BDD
10 6 (8.00%) TDD
11 5 (6.67%) Business Analysis
11 5 (6.67%) User Stories
12 4 (5.33%) Automation Testing
12 4 (5.33%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.33%) SQL
2 8 (10.67%) Perl
3 7 (9.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (9.33%) Bash Shell
4 6 (8.00%) C
5 5 (6.67%) C#
5 5 (6.67%) C++
5 5 (6.67%) Java
6 2 (2.67%) Ruby
7 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.33%) PHP
7 1 (1.33%) VBScript
7 1 (1.33%) VB
7 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (33.33%) ISEB
2 20 (26.67%) Degree
3 12 (16.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (46.67%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (8.00%) Cisco
1 6 (8.00%) Oracle
2 2 (2.67%) HP
3 1 (1.33%) Empirix
3 1 (1.33%) SAP
3 1 (1.33%) IBM
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.33%) Compuware
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Salary: £21000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
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Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Radstock, Avon
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bath, Avon
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago