The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
South West / Bristol
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 107 119
Rank change year-on-year -8 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 25 18 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.36% 1.12% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.23% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 21 18 14
Median salary £39,500 £32,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.53% +4.83%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,550 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,500 £36,450
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Manual Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1659 1461 1707
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 89.97% 90.52% 88.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1385 1260 1468
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Bristol

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Bristol

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Bristol over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 27 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 25 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (60.61%) QA
4 19 (57.58%) ISTQB
5 17 (51.52%) Software Testing
6 15 (45.45%) Waterfall
7 14 (42.42%) .NET
8 12 (36.36%) SQL
9 11 (33.33%) ISEB
9 11 (33.33%) SDLC
10 10 (30.30%) ETL
10 10 (30.30%) T-SQL
10 10 (30.30%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (30.30%) Finance
10 10 (30.30%) Marketing
10 10 (30.30%) Kanban
11 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
12 6 (18.18%) Selenium
13 5 (15.15%) C#
13 5 (15.15%) Cadence
13 5 (15.15%) Degree
13 5 (15.15%) Cucumber
13 5 (15.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (12.12%) Non-Functional Testing
14 4 (12.12%) SDET
14 4 (12.12%) SoapUI
14 4 (12.12%) Open Source
14 4 (12.12%) JIRA
14 4 (12.12%) Scalability Testing
14 4 (12.12%) Scrum

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Selenium
2 5 (15.15%) Cucumber
3 4 (12.12%) JIRA
3 4 (12.12%) JMeter
3 4 (12.12%) SoapUI
4 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.03%) MSTest
6 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
1 10 (30.30%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) QA Engineer
1 10 (30.30%) QA Test Engineer
1 10 (30.30%) Test Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Test Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Tester
3 6 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Automation Tester
4 4 (12.12%) QA Automation Tester
4 4 (12.12%) QA Tester
4 4 (12.12%) Software Tester
5 3 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Software Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (42.42%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Android
1 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 25 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (51.52%) Software Testing
4 15 (45.45%) Waterfall
5 11 (33.33%) SDLC
6 10 (30.30%) ETL
6 10 (30.30%) Kanban
7 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.12%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Open Source
8 4 (12.12%) Regression Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Scalability Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Scrum
8 4 (12.12%) SDET
9 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
9 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Test Management
9 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
10 2 (6.06%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) SQL
2 10 (30.30%) T-SQL
3 5 (15.15%) C#
4 4 (12.12%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (57.58%) ISTQB
2 11 (33.33%) ISEB
3 5 (15.15%) Degree
3 5 (15.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (60.61%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Cadence
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft