Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
South West > Bristol
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 157 174
Rank change year-on-year +27 +17 -44
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 74 27 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.94% 0.84% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 0.92% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 65 26 21
Bristol median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £61,250 £43,750
South West median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +6.56%

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 Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3517 2920 3446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 92.00% 91.02% 90.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2901 2460 2977
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 57 (77.03%) Test Automation
2 55 (74.32%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (60.81%) QA
4 28 (37.84%) ISTQB
5 25 (33.78%) Software Testing
5 25 (33.78%) Selenium
6 22 (29.73%) Waterfall
7 20 (27.03%) Cucumber
8 18 (24.32%) Java
9 17 (22.97%) Test Scripting
10 16 (21.62%) JIRA
11 15 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (18.92%) Open Source
13 13 (17.57%) ISEB
13 13 (17.57%) Regression Testing
14 12 (16.22%) Microsoft
14 12 (16.22%) SQL
14 12 (16.22%) Degree
15 11 (14.86%) Finance
15 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (14.86%) Acceptance Criteria
16 10 (13.51%) Traceability Matrix
16 10 (13.51%) SDLC
16 10 (13.51%) Non-Functional Testing
16 10 (13.51%) Scalability Testing
17 9 (12.16%) Team Foundation Server
17 9 (12.16%) Test Management
17 9 (12.16%) Marketing
17 9 (12.16%) JMeter
17 9 (12.16%) T-SQL

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.41%) Apache
1 4 (5.41%) Jetty
1 4 (5.41%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.35%) CMS
2 1 (1.35%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.35%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (33.78%) Selenium
2 20 (27.03%) Cucumber
3 16 (21.62%) JIRA
4 9 (12.16%) JMeter
4 9 (12.16%) SoapUI
4 9 (12.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (10.81%) SpecFlow
6 3 (4.05%) JUnit
6 3 (4.05%) Spock
7 1 (1.35%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.35%) MSTest
7 1 (1.35%) Protractor
7 1 (1.35%) Ranorex
General
1 11 (14.86%) Finance
2 9 (12.16%) Marketing
3 3 (4.05%) Electronics
3 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.70%) Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (36.49%) Analyst
1 27 (36.49%) Test Analyst
2 18 (24.32%) Test Engineer
3 14 (18.92%) Tester
4 10 (13.51%) QA Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) Automation Tester
5 9 (12.16%) QA Test Engineer
6 8 (10.81%) QA Tester
7 7 (9.46%) Developer
7 7 (9.46%) QA Automation Tester
8 5 (6.76%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.76%) Junior
8 5 (6.76%) Manual Test Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) Software Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) Software Tester
9 4 (5.41%) Test Leader
10 3 (4.05%) Agile Java Developer
10 3 (4.05%) Java Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Java Software Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) .NET
1 9 (12.16%) Gherkin
2 5 (6.76%) CSS
2 5 (6.76%) CSS3
2 5 (6.76%) HTML
2 5 (6.76%) HTML5
3 4 (5.41%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (5.41%) Apache Camel
3 4 (5.41%) Middleware
3 4 (5.41%) OSGi
3 4 (5.41%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (4.05%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.05%) Hibernate
4 3 (4.05%) Node.js
4 3 (4.05%) React
4 3 (4.05%) REST
4 3 (4.05%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.05%) Fintech
3 2 (2.70%) Xbox
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.35%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.41%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.05%) Android
2 3 (4.05%) Windows
2 3 (4.05%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (77.03%) Test Automation
2 55 (74.32%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (33.78%) Software Testing
4 22 (29.73%) Waterfall
5 17 (22.97%) Test Scripting
6 15 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (18.92%) Open Source
8 13 (17.57%) Regression Testing
9 11 (14.86%) Acceptance Criteria
10 10 (13.51%) Non-Functional Testing
10 10 (13.51%) Scalability Testing
10 10 (13.51%) SDLC
10 10 (13.51%) Traceability Matrix
11 9 (12.16%) ETL
11 9 (12.16%) Test Management
12 8 (10.81%) Business Analysis
12 8 (10.81%) Exploratory Testing
13 7 (9.46%) SDET
14 6 (8.11%) DevOps
14 6 (8.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.32%) Java
2 12 (16.22%) SQL
3 9 (12.16%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.05%) C#
6 1 (1.35%) Ada
6 1 (1.35%) C
6 1 (1.35%) C++
6 1 (1.35%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 28 (37.84%) ISTQB
2 13 (17.57%) ISEB
3 12 (16.22%) Degree
4 9 (12.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (60.81%) QA
2 3 (4.05%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (5.41%) Docker
Vendors
1 12 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.05%) SAP
3 2 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.35%) Google