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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 198 161 166
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +5
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 47 70 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.79% 1.16% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.41% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 44 62 44
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £49,500 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
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
5106 4962 4112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 85.44% 82.23% 82.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4311 4034 3524
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Dorset +18 15 £27,500 -15.38% 6
Gloucestershire +3 14 £35,000 +7.69%
Wiltshire -3 13 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Devon -11 2 £21,500 -17.30%
Bristol -34 2 £37,500 -
Somerset -12 1 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 28 (34.15%) ISEB
1 28 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (32.93%) Automated Testing
2 27 (32.93%) QA
3 25 (30.49%) Software Testing
4 24 (29.27%) Selenium
5 20 (24.39%) Test Scripting
6 19 (23.17%) ISTQB
7 18 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (19.51%) Finance
9 14 (17.07%) Windows
9 14 (17.07%) Java
9 14 (17.07%) SQL
9 14 (17.07%) Test Automation
10 13 (15.85%) .NET
11 12 (14.63%) Regression Testing
11 12 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (13.41%) C#
13 10 (12.20%) C
14 9 (10.98%) Telecoms
14 9 (10.98%) Requirements Analysis
15 8 (9.76%) .NET Framework
15 8 (9.76%) Security Testing
15 8 (9.76%) Performance Testing
15 8 (9.76%) JMeter
15 8 (9.76%) Back Office
15 8 (9.76%) Oracle
15 8 (9.76%) SQL Server
15 8 (9.76%) JUnit
15 8 (9.76%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.22%) IIS
1 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.44%) MS Office
2 2 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.22%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.22%) Big Data
3 1 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (29.27%) Selenium
2 8 (9.76%) JUnit
2 8 (9.76%) JMeter
3 6 (7.32%) JIRA
4 5 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.88%) NUnit
5 4 (4.88%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.88%) TeamCity
5 4 (4.88%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (3.66%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (3.66%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.44%) MSTest
8 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.22%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.22%) Redmine
8 1 (1.22%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.22%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.22%) TestNG
8 1 (1.22%) Bugzilla
General
1 16 (19.51%) Finance
2 9 (10.98%) Telecoms
3 8 (9.76%) Back Office
4 6 (7.32%) Retail
5 4 (4.88%) Advertising
6 3 (3.66%) Banking
7 1 (1.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 62 (75.61%) Analyst
2 54 (65.85%) Test Analyst
3 14 (17.07%) Tester
4 8 (9.76%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (9.76%) Software Tester
4 8 (9.76%) Senior Test Analyst
4 8 (9.76%) Software Test Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) QA Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Senior Tester
8 3 (3.66%) QA Tester
9 2 (2.44%) Junior Tester
9 2 (2.44%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (2.44%) Test Leader
9 2 (2.44%) Junior Software Tester
9 2 (2.44%) Junior
9 2 (2.44%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.85%) .NET
2 8 (9.76%) .NET Framework
3 6 (7.32%) HTML
4 3 (3.66%) Spring
4 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.66%) CSS
4 3 (3.66%) Java EE
4 3 (3.66%) jQuery
4 3 (3.66%) Apache CXF
4 3 (3.66%) HTML5
4 3 (3.66%) CSS3
4 3 (3.66%) Backbone.js
4 3 (3.66%) LESS
5 1 (1.22%) .NET Compact Framework
5 1 (1.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.66%) iSeries
2 3 (3.66%) AS400
3 2 (2.44%) PMI
4 1 (1.22%) NHS
4 1 (1.22%) Tandem
4 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.07%) Windows
2 2 (2.44%) Linux
2 2 (2.44%) UNIX
3 1 (1.22%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (32.93%) Automated Testing
3 25 (30.49%) Software Testing
4 20 (24.39%) Test Scripting
5 18 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (17.07%) Test Automation
7 12 (14.63%) Regression Testing
8 9 (10.98%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (9.76%) Security Testing
9 8 (9.76%) Performance Testing
9 8 (9.76%) Test Strategy
10 7 (8.54%) System Testing
10 7 (8.54%) Scrum
10 7 (8.54%) SDLC
11 6 (7.32%) Automation Testing
11 6 (7.32%) Waterfall
11 6 (7.32%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (6.10%) Functional Testing
12 5 (6.10%) Time Management
12 5 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.07%) Java
1 14 (17.07%) SQL
2 11 (13.41%) C#
3 10 (12.20%) C
4 4 (4.88%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.44%) VB
6 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.22%) Perl
6 1 (1.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (34.15%) ISEB
2 19 (23.17%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.10%) Degree
4 2 (2.44%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (32.93%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (9.76%) Oracle
2 4 (4.88%) VMware
3 3 (3.66%) IBM
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (1.22%) Google
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