Period
to 21 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 128 127
Rank change year-on-year +21 -1 +20
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 16 29 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.05% 1.54% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.64% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 16 32 14
Gloucestershire median annual salary £32,500 £37,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% -3.23% +40.91%
10th Percentile £28,750 £21,325 £32,500
90th Percentile £40,000 £52,450 £55,000
South West median annual salary £35,000 £38,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year -9.68% +10.71% +7.69%

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,372 1,764 1,823
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 90.26% 93.43% 90.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,120 1,466 1,224
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £41,750 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% -5.11% +4.76%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,875 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £65,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Gloucestershire

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Gloucestershire

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Gloucestershire

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 21 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +7 14 £32,500 - 2
Gloucester +12 2 £33,750 +22.73%
Manual Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (75.00%) Selenium
3 11 (68.75%) ISTQB
4 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (43.75%) Cucumber
6 6 (37.50%) Java
7 5 (31.25%) ISEB
7 5 (31.25%) Scrum
7 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
7 5 (31.25%) Kanban
7 5 (31.25%) BDD
8 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
9 3 (18.75%) Finance
9 3 (18.75%) Google
9 3 (18.75%) QA
9 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
9 3 (18.75%) Defect Tracking
10 1 (6.25%) Exploratory Testing
10 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
10 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
10 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
10 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
10 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
10 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Development Applications
1 12 (75.00%) Selenium
2 7 (43.75%) Cucumber
3 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
1 9 (56.25%) Test Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Test Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) BDD
3 5 (31.25%) Kanban
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) Defect Tracking
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (6.25%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) ISTQB
2 5 (31.25%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Google