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

Manual Testing
England / South West
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 203 211
Rank change year-on-year +30 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 60 50 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.16% 0.87% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.98% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 45 44 33
Median salary £38,750 £36,250 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.89% +16.93%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £31,800 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £39,500
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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4682 5089 5426
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.40% 88.41% 87.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3850 4197 4433
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in the South West

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in the South West over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in the South West

Manual Testing
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
Somerset 0 19 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Gloucestershire +5 15 £28,750 -17.85% 2
Bristol -5 11 £42,500 +30.76% 4
Wiltshire +18 10 £32,500 -7.14%
Dorset +19 4 £38,750 -13.88% 1
Cornwall -7 1 £40,000 -5.88%
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 South West region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 48 (50.53%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (35.79%) Selenium
3 32 (33.68%) Automated Testing
4 31 (32.63%) ISTQB
5 30 (31.58%) SQL
6 26 (27.37%) Test Automation
7 25 (26.32%) ISEB
8 24 (25.26%) JIRA
9 23 (24.21%) Scrum
10 22 (23.16%) Software Testing
11 21 (22.11%) C#
12 20 (21.05%) Test Scripting
13 18 (18.95%) QA
13 18 (18.95%) BDD
14 17 (17.89%) Java
14 17 (17.89%) Degree
14 17 (17.89%) Finance
15 16 (16.84%) Linux
15 16 (16.84%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (16.84%) Test Strategy
15 16 (16.84%) Non-Functional Testing
15 16 (16.84%) Jenkins
16 15 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (15.79%) Git (software)
17 14 (14.74%) Cucumber
17 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
18 13 (13.68%) SDLC
19 12 (12.63%) Amazon AWS
19 12 (12.63%) Test Management
19 12 (12.63%) Kanban

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (2.11%) CMS
2 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.05%) IIS
2 1 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.05%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Mingle
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (7.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.47%) SSH
2 2 (2.11%) FTP
2 2 (2.11%) HTTP
2 2 (2.11%) Internet
3 1 (1.05%) Intranet
3 1 (1.05%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (35.79%) Selenium
2 24 (25.26%) JIRA
3 16 (16.84%) Jenkins
3 16 (16.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (15.79%) Git (software)
5 14 (14.74%) Cucumber
6 11 (11.58%) Zephyr
7 10 (10.53%) Maven
8 7 (7.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (7.37%) Bitbucket
8 7 (7.37%) JMeter
8 7 (7.37%) Vagrant
8 7 (7.37%) Visual Studio
9 6 (6.32%) WebDriver
10 5 (5.26%) Geb
10 5 (5.26%) JUnit
10 5 (5.26%) SoapUI
10 5 (5.26%) Spock
10 5 (5.26%) Travis CI
11 2 (2.11%) NUnit
General
1 17 (17.89%) Finance
2 11 (11.58%) Marketing
3 8 (8.42%) Telecoms
4 7 (7.37%) Electronics
4 7 (7.37%) Manufacturing
5 5 (5.26%) Retail
6 2 (2.11%) Banking
7 1 (1.05%) Advertising
7 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.05%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 34 (35.79%) Analyst
2 31 (32.63%) Test Analyst
3 22 (23.16%) Test Engineer
3 22 (23.16%) Tester
4 13 (13.68%) Software Test Engineer
5 11 (11.58%) Automation Tester
6 8 (8.42%) Software Tester
7 7 (7.37%) Test Manager
8 6 (6.32%) Junior
8 6 (6.32%) Junior Analyst
8 6 (6.32%) Junior Test Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) Manual Test Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) Web Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Java Automation Tester
10 4 (4.21%) Senior Software Tester
10 4 (4.21%) Senior Tester
10 4 (4.21%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.63%) Web Services
2 11 (11.58%) .NET
2 11 (11.58%) SOAP
3 10 (10.53%) Gherkin
3 10 (10.53%) REST
4 7 (7.37%) XML
5 3 (3.16%) CSS
5 3 (3.16%) HTML
6 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.11%) jQuery
7 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.05%) Ajax
7 1 (1.05%) CSS3
7 1 (1.05%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.05%) JSON
7 1 (1.05%) LINQ
7 1 (1.05%) RESTful
7 1 (1.05%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.42%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.11%) User Experience
5 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.05%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.84%) Linux
2 11 (11.58%) Windows
3 3 (3.16%) Android
3 3 (3.16%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.05%) CentOS
4 1 (1.05%) Unix
4 1 (1.05%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (50.53%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (33.68%) Automated Testing
3 26 (27.37%) Test Automation
4 23 (24.21%) Scrum
5 22 (23.16%) Software Testing
6 20 (21.05%) Test Scripting
7 18 (18.95%) BDD
8 16 (16.84%) Non-Functional Testing
8 16 (16.84%) Test Strategy
9 13 (13.68%) SDLC
10 12 (12.63%) Kanban
10 12 (12.63%) Test Management
11 11 (11.58%) Automation Testing
11 11 (11.58%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (10.53%) Defect Management
12 10 (10.53%) TDD
13 9 (9.47%) Data Transformation
14 8 (8.42%) Programme Management
14 8 (8.42%) Regression Testing
15 7 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.58%) SQL
2 21 (22.11%) C#
3 17 (17.89%) Java
4 7 (7.37%) Ruby
4 7 (7.37%) XPath
5 5 (5.26%) Groovy
6 4 (4.21%) Python
7 3 (3.16%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.11%) C++
8 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.05%) Perl
9 1 (1.05%) PHP
9 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.05%) VB
9 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (32.63%) ISTQB
2 25 (26.32%) ISEB
3 17 (17.89%) Degree
4 3 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (18.95%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) Docker
2 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (7.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.05%) WMI
Vendors
1 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.53%) HP
3 7 (7.37%) SAP
4 6 (6.32%) Cadence
5 1 (1.05%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.05%) Google
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle
5 1 (1.05%) Panasonic
5 1 (1.05%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.05%) Sitecore
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