Period
to 24 April 2018

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 24 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
South West > Somerset
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 91 97
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6 -9
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 9 25 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.81% 1.98% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 2.12% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 7 31 11
Somerset median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% +70.45%
10th Percentile £26,650 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £41,250 £45,000 £41,250
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 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 1,015 1,181 1,087
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 90.79% 93.43% 87.73%
Number of salaries quoted 864 906 958
Somerset median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,197 £26,500 £26,600
90th Percentile £60,950 £60,000 £56,250
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,100 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.41% +2.75% +1.27%

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 24 April 2018.

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 24 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
Bath -11 8 £39,500 +21.54%
Manual Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 8 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) VBScript
3 5 (55.56%) Web Services
3 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
3 5 (55.56%) QA
3 5 (55.56%) SDLC
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) Defect Management
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Load Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Degree
4 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (44.44%) LAMP
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
4 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) MySQL
4 4 (44.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (44.44%) Decision-Making
5 2 (22.22%) Selenium

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:

Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) MySQL
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Software Test Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Test Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) QA Automation Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) QA Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) QA Test Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Software QA Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Software Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Junior
5 1 (11.11%) Junior Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Tester
5 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Senior QA Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 4 (44.44%) LAMP
3 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
1 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (55.56%) SDLC
4 4 (44.44%) Decision-Making
4 4 (44.44%) Defect Management
4 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
4 4 (44.44%) Load Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) Analytics
6 1 (11.11%) API Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Digital Analytics
6 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) VBScript
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 4 (44.44%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (44.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft