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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
South West / Somerset
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 72 71
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 13 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.88% 0.62% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 0.70% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 1
Median salary £42,500 £38,750 £20,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.67% +93.75%  
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 Somerset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Somerset
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 629 571 497
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 90.90% 88.12% 79.52%
Number of salaries quoted 454 501 446
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath -3 12 £42,500 +9.67% 1
Manual Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 23 (69.70%) Test Automation
2 19 (57.58%) Selenium
3 13 (39.39%) JIRA
4 9 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 8 (24.24%) Cucumber
6 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
6 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (21.21%) SDLC
6 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (21.21%) Java
6 7 (21.21%) Windows
6 7 (21.21%) Linux
6 7 (21.21%) ISEB
6 7 (21.21%) ISTQB
6 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
7 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
7 6 (18.18%) JMeter
8 5 (15.15%) Finance
8 5 (15.15%) Change Management
8 5 (15.15%) Banking
8 5 (15.15%) Data Management
8 5 (15.15%) Python
8 5 (15.15%) JUnit
8 5 (15.15%) Web Services
8 5 (15.15%) Groovy
8 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (15.15%) QA
8 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Travis CI
8 5 (15.15%) Scenario Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) CMS
1 2 (6.06%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (6.06%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) HTTP
2 1 (3.03%) ICMP
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 19 (57.58%) Selenium
2 13 (39.39%) JIRA
3 8 (24.24%) Cucumber
4 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
5 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
5 6 (18.18%) JMeter
6 5 (15.15%) Geb
6 5 (15.15%) JUnit
6 5 (15.15%) Spock
6 5 (15.15%) Travis CI
7 4 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
8 3 (9.09%) HP UFT
8 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
9 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
9 2 (6.06%) Zephyr
10 1 (3.03%) Ant
10 1 (3.03%) Gradle
10 1 (3.03%) Maven
10 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (15.15%) Banking
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Financial Institution
3 3 (9.09%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Test Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) Analyst
2 10 (30.30%) Software Test Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) Test Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Tester
4 5 (15.15%) Automation Tester
4 5 (15.15%) Web Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Manual Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Integration Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Integration Test Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Junior
8 1 (3.03%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) QA Tester
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Systems Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (12.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Linux
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (69.70%) Test Automation
2 9 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.21%) SDLC
3 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
4 5 (15.15%) BDD
4 5 (15.15%) Change Management
4 5 (15.15%) Data Management
4 5 (15.15%) Scenario Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
5 4 (12.12%) Analytics
5 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (12.12%) Digital Analytics
5 4 (12.12%) Scrum
5 4 (12.12%) Test Planning
5 4 (12.12%) Wealth Management
6 3 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) Java
2 5 (15.15%) Groovy
2 5 (15.15%) Python
3 2 (6.06%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) ISEB
1 7 (21.21%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Sitecore
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