Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bath with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Somerset > Bath
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 68 68
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 -5
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 24 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bath 3.38% 1.37% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.67% 1.54% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 22 11 2
Bath median annual salary £39,500 £30,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.67% +20.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £22,000 £27,500 £19,850
90th Percentile £52,500 £37,500 £31,350
Somerset median annual salary £39,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +21.54% +8.33% -4.00%

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bath with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bath
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 654 521 479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bath 92.11% 89.21% 87.57%
Number of salaries quoted 593 474 435
Bath median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £61,000 £60,000 £61,250
Somerset median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bath

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bath.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Bath

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Bath

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Bath.

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Bath

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Bath

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Bath over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Bath

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Bath region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 18 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (50.00%) QA
3 10 (41.67%) Software Testing
4 9 (37.50%) Web Services
5 7 (29.17%) Defect Management
6 6 (25.00%) SDLC
6 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 5 (20.83%) Performance Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Python
7 5 (20.83%) HTTP
7 5 (20.83%) VBScript
7 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
7 5 (20.83%) User Experience
7 5 (20.83%) Analytics
7 5 (20.83%) Selenium
7 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
7 5 (20.83%) Digital Analytics
8 4 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
8 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
8 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (16.67%) SQL
8 4 (16.67%) MySQL

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bath 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 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) MySQL
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
1 5 (20.83%) Selenium
2 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.17%) Subversion
3 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.17%) Electronics
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.17%) Marketing
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
1 8 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Software Test Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) QA Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) QA Test Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Software QA Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Software Tester
4 4 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Test Leader
5 3 (12.50%) Junior
5 3 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Junior Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Junior Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Software Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) Web Services
2 4 (16.67%) LAMP
3 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) User Experience
2 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
1 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
1 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Defect Management
4 6 (25.00%) SDLC
5 5 (20.83%) Analytics
5 5 (20.83%) Digital Analytics
5 5 (20.83%) Performance Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 4 (16.67%) Load Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (12.50%) Test Management
7 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.33%) BDD
8 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Release Management
8 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) Python
1 5 (20.83%) VBScript
2 4 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) ISEB
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) SAP
2 1 (4.17%) Xamarin