Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
South West > Somerset
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 104 108
Rank change year-on-year +11 +4 -15
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 28 14 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.09% 1.06% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 1.17% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 25 14 5
Somerset median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +32.08% -11.67%
10th Percentile £21,250 £31,075 £19,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,750 £33,250
South West median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%

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 Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1209 1196 1089
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 90.22% 90.81% 86.98%
Number of salaries quoted 996 1011 941
Somerset median annual salary £40,750 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £55,000
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 Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Somerset

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Somerset

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Somerset over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Somerset

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Bath +10 24 £35,000 - 1
Manual Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 20 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 19 (67.86%) Test Automation
2 12 (42.86%) QA
3 11 (39.29%) Software Testing
4 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.00%) Selenium
5 6 (21.43%) HTTP
5 6 (21.43%) Web Services
5 6 (21.43%) Python
5 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
5 6 (21.43%) Analytics
5 6 (21.43%) User Experience
5 6 (21.43%) Digital Analytics
6 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
7 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 4 (14.29%) Test Planning
7 4 (14.29%) SDLC
8 3 (10.71%) API Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
8 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
8 3 (10.71%) BDD
8 3 (10.71%) Scrum
8 3 (10.71%) Android
8 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
8 3 (10.71%) Test Management
9 2 (7.14%) Web Development
9 2 (7.14%) Release Management
9 2 (7.14%) ISTQB

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Selenium
2 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.57%) Subversion
4 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.57%) Electronics
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.57%) Marketing
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Analyst
2 13 (46.43%) Test Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Junior
3 6 (21.43%) Junior Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Junior Test Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Tester
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Software Tester
4 4 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 3 (10.71%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Junior Tester
6 2 (7.14%) QA Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Senior QA Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Software Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) User Experience
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Android
1 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Test Automation
2 11 (39.29%) Software Testing
3 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (21.43%) Analytics
4 6 (21.43%) Digital Analytics
5 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
6 4 (14.29%) SDLC
6 4 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (10.71%) API Testing
7 3 (10.71%) BDD
7 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
7 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Scrum
7 3 (10.71%) Test Management
8 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Release Management
8 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) VB
2 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) SAP
2 1 (3.57%) Xamarin