Period
to 18 January 2018

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 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England > South West
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 249 265
Rank change year-on-year +43 +16 -15
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 147 86 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.46% 0.82% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 0.91% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 137 82 77
South West median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,775 £23,800
90th Percentile £53,500 £61,250 £43,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,998 9,428 10,261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.14% 89.42% 89.72%
Number of salaries quoted 7,387 7,815 8,630
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £62,550
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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 6 months to 18 January 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
Bristol +32 68 £35,000 -2.78% 9
Wiltshire +32 33 £45,000 +50.00% 2
Somerset +9 25 £39,500 +21.54% 4
Gloucestershire +14 14 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Dorset -21 5 £35,000 +12.90% 1
Devon +23 4 £35,000 +16.67% 3
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 109 (74.15%) Test Automation
2 98 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (38.78%) QA
4 50 (34.01%) ISTQB
5 46 (31.29%) Scrum
6 41 (27.89%) Software Testing
7 40 (27.21%) Microsoft
8 36 (24.49%) Test Scripting
9 35 (23.81%) JIRA
10 34 (23.13%) Selenium
10 34 (23.13%) ISEB
11 30 (20.41%) SQL
11 30 (20.41%) Regression Testing
11 30 (20.41%) Test Management
11 30 (20.41%) DevOps
12 29 (19.73%) Waterfall
12 29 (19.73%) User Acceptance Testing
13 28 (19.05%) Test Strategy
14 26 (17.69%) Cucumber
15 25 (17.01%) Java
16 24 (16.33%) Finance
17 23 (15.65%) Non-Functional Testing
18 22 (14.97%) Functional Testing
19 21 (14.29%) Test Planning
20 20 (13.61%) Team Foundation Server
21 19 (12.93%) Continuous Integration
22 18 (12.24%) Degree
22 18 (12.24%) Security Cleared
22 18 (12.24%) Scenario Testing
23 17 (11.56%) Change Management

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 13 (8.84%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.44%) Apache
2 8 (5.44%) Jetty
2 8 (5.44%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.08%) Confluence
4 3 (2.04%) CMS
5 2 (1.36%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (11.56%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.04%) SaaS
4 2 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.36%) npm
4 2 (1.36%) Slack
4 2 (1.36%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.68%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.72%) HTTP
1 4 (2.72%) SSH
2 2 (1.36%) SMS
3 1 (0.68%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.12%) MySQL
3 4 (2.72%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 35 (23.81%) JIRA
2 34 (23.13%) Selenium
3 26 (17.69%) Cucumber
4 20 (13.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (9.52%) Zephyr
6 12 (8.16%) Jenkins
7 10 (6.80%) JMeter
8 9 (6.12%) SpecFlow
9 8 (5.44%) Maven
10 7 (4.76%) Git (software)
10 7 (4.76%) SoapUI
10 7 (4.76%) WebDriver
11 6 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (4.08%) LoadRunner
12 4 (2.72%) Bitbucket
12 4 (2.72%) GitLab
12 4 (2.72%) Vagrant
13 3 (2.04%) Protractor
13 3 (2.04%) Robot Framework
13 3 (2.04%) Spock
General
1 24 (16.33%) Finance
2 12 (8.16%) Marketing
3 10 (6.80%) Electronics
3 10 (6.80%) Manufacturing
3 10 (6.80%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.72%) Advertising
5 3 (2.04%) Retail
6 2 (1.36%) Banking
6 2 (1.36%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Back Office
7 1 (0.68%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (34.01%) Analyst
2 47 (31.97%) Test Analyst
3 38 (25.85%) Tester
4 27 (18.37%) Test Engineer
5 18 (12.24%) Software Tester
6 14 (9.52%) Developer
7 13 (8.84%) Lead Tester
7 13 (8.84%) Technical Leader
7 13 (8.84%) Technical Tester
7 13 (8.84%) Test Automation Engineer
8 12 (8.16%) Test Leader
9 10 (6.80%) QA Engineer
10 9 (6.12%) Java Developer
11 8 (5.44%) Java Engineer
11 8 (5.44%) Manual Test Analyst
12 7 (4.76%) Agile Developer
12 7 (4.76%) Agile Java Developer
12 7 (4.76%) Integration Developer
12 7 (4.76%) QA Test Engineer
12 7 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.20%) Gherkin
2 12 (8.16%) HTML
2 12 (8.16%) Web Services
3 9 (6.12%) HTML5
3 9 (6.12%) REST
4 8 (5.44%) ActiveMQ
4 8 (5.44%) Apache Camel
4 8 (5.44%) CSS
4 8 (5.44%) Middleware
4 8 (5.44%) OSGi
4 8 (5.44%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (4.76%) .NET
5 7 (4.76%) AngularJS
5 7 (4.76%) CSS3
6 6 (4.08%) XML
7 5 (3.40%) SOAP
8 4 (2.72%) LAMP
9 3 (2.04%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.04%) Node.js
9 3 (2.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.08%) User Experience
4 4 (2.72%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.04%) Fintech
6 2 (1.36%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) Replication
7 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.68%) Wiki
7 1 (0.68%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.56%) Linux
2 13 (8.84%) Apple iOS
3 10 (6.80%) Android
4 9 (6.12%) Windows
5 4 (2.72%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.72%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.72%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.04%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (74.15%) Test Automation
2 98 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (31.29%) Scrum
4 41 (27.89%) Software Testing
5 36 (24.49%) Test Scripting
6 30 (20.41%) DevOps
6 30 (20.41%) Regression Testing
6 30 (20.41%) Test Management
7 29 (19.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 29 (19.73%) Waterfall
8 28 (19.05%) Test Strategy
9 23 (15.65%) Non-Functional Testing
10 22 (14.97%) Functional Testing
11 21 (14.29%) Test Planning
12 19 (12.93%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (12.24%) Scenario Testing
14 17 (11.56%) Change Management
15 16 (10.88%) SDLC
16 15 (10.20%) Release Management
17 14 (9.52%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.41%) SQL
2 25 (17.01%) Java
3 13 (8.84%) C#
4 12 (8.16%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.44%) Python
6 6 (4.08%) Ruby
7 5 (3.40%) VBScript
8 4 (2.72%) XPath
9 3 (2.04%) C++
9 3 (2.04%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.36%) COBOL
10 2 (1.36%) Groovy
10 2 (1.36%) Pascal
10 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.36%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.68%) Ada
11 1 (0.68%) C
11 1 (0.68%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (34.01%) ISTQB
2 34 (23.13%) ISEB
3 18 (12.24%) Degree
3 18 (12.24%) Security Cleared
4 16 (10.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (8.84%) CEH
5 13 (8.84%) MCSA
5 13 (8.84%) MCSE
5 13 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (3.40%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.72%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (38.78%) QA
2 7 (4.76%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.04%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (9.52%) Docker
2 2 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.36%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 40 (27.21%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.16%) SAP
3 7 (4.76%) HP
4 6 (4.08%) Google
5 5 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.36%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.36%) CA
6 2 (1.36%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (1.36%) IBM
6 2 (1.36%) Micro Focus
6 2 (1.36%) Oracle
6 2 (1.36%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.68%) Cadence
7 1 (0.68%) Logi
7 1 (0.68%) Logi Analytics
7 1 (0.68%) Oneserve
7 1 (0.68%) Talend
7 1 (0.68%) Xamarin