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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 184 208 205
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -3
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 55 35 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.05% 0.60% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.71% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 50 31 29
Median salary £37,500 £31,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.96% -11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £22,000 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £39,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
4577 4961 5039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.02% 85.52% 85.58%
Number of salaries quoted 3832 4131 4187
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,909
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +20 24 £45,000 +63.63% 5
Bristol +3 13 £32,500 +4.83% 2
Somerset -2 8 £37,500 +70.45%
Wiltshire +2 3 £35,000 -11.39%
Cornwall - 3 £42,500 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 56 (64.37%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (48.28%) Scrum
3 39 (44.83%) SDLC
4 35 (40.23%) Windows
5 33 (37.93%) Waterfall
6 31 (35.63%) ISEB
7 28 (32.18%) Test Automation
7 28 (32.18%) System Testing
8 24 (27.59%) QA
8 24 (27.59%) Selenium
8 24 (27.59%) SQL Server
9 23 (26.44%) Linux
9 23 (26.44%) Software Engineering
9 23 (26.44%) Software Testing
9 23 (26.44%) ISTQB
9 23 (26.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (26.44%) Continuous Improvement
10 22 (25.29%) Oracle
11 21 (24.14%) Automation Testing
11 21 (24.14%) DevOps
12 20 (22.99%) System Integration Testing
12 20 (22.99%) Defect Tracking
12 20 (22.99%) Python
12 20 (22.99%) Regression Testing
12 20 (22.99%) Validation
12 20 (22.99%) Cucumber
12 20 (22.99%) V-Model
13 19 (21.84%) Performance Testing
13 19 (21.84%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (21.84%) Risk Analysis

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 8 (9.20%) Mingle
2 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.75%) SAN
2 3 (3.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) RDBMS
2 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (27.59%) Selenium
2 23 (26.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (22.99%) Cucumber
4 12 (13.79%) Visual Studio
5 11 (12.64%) JIRA
6 5 (5.75%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.45%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.45%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.45%) Zephyr
8 2 (2.30%) JMeter
8 2 (2.30%) Maven
8 2 (2.30%) Robot Framework
8 2 (2.30%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.30%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (19.54%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.60%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.45%) Electronics
4 3 (3.45%) Marketing
5 2 (2.30%) Back Office
6 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 34 (39.08%) Analyst
2 32 (36.78%) Test Analyst
2 32 (36.78%) Test Engineer
3 19 (21.84%) Tester
4 18 (20.69%) Integration Engineer
4 18 (20.69%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 12 (13.79%) Software Analyst
5 12 (13.79%) Software Test Analyst
5 12 (13.79%) Software Tester
6 7 (8.05%) QA Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Manual Tester
8 5 (5.75%) Agile Tester
8 5 (5.75%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) QA Tester
8 5 (5.75%) Senior Test Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Software QA Tester
8 5 (5.75%) Test Leader
9 4 (4.60%) Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Developer in Test
10 3 (3.45%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.90%) SOAP
2 5 (5.75%) .NET
2 5 (5.75%) XML
3 4 (4.60%) Web Services
4 3 (3.45%) Gherkin
4 3 (3.45%) REST
5 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.15%) CSS
5 1 (1.15%) CSS3
5 1 (1.15%) WinForms
5 1 (1.15%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.75%) Data Centre
1 5 (5.75%) User Experience
2 4 (4.60%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.60%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (3.45%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 35 (40.23%) Windows
2 23 (26.44%) Linux
3 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.60%) Unix
4 4 (4.60%) VMS
5 3 (3.45%) Android
5 3 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Phone
6 2 (2.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (64.37%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (48.28%) Scrum
3 39 (44.83%) SDLC
4 33 (37.93%) Waterfall
5 28 (32.18%) System Testing
5 28 (32.18%) Test Automation
6 23 (26.44%) Continuous Improvement
6 23 (26.44%) Software Engineering
6 23 (26.44%) Software Testing
7 21 (24.14%) Automation Testing
7 21 (24.14%) DevOps
8 20 (22.99%) Defect Tracking
8 20 (22.99%) Regression Testing
8 20 (22.99%) System Integration Testing
8 20 (22.99%) Validation
8 20 (22.99%) V-Model
9 19 (21.84%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (21.84%) Performance Testing
9 19 (21.84%) Risk Analysis
10 18 (20.69%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.99%) Python
2 18 (20.69%) Perl
3 11 (12.64%) Java
4 7 (8.05%) SQL
5 4 (4.60%) Ruby
6 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.15%) C
8 1 (1.15%) C#
8 1 (1.15%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (35.63%) ISEB
2 23 (26.44%) ISTQB
3 12 (13.79%) Degree
4 7 (8.05%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.75%) DV Cleared
5 5 (5.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.30%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (27.59%) QA
2 2 (2.30%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (25.29%) Oracle
2 14 (16.09%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.45%) HP
3 3 (3.45%) SAP
4 2 (2.30%) Rally
4 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
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