Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England > South West
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 206 260
Rank change year-on-year -28 +54 +17
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 117 137 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.07% 1.31% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.43% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 104 119 91
South West median annual salary £35,000 £38,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +6.94% +10.77%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,950 £29,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -

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 9,911 9,549 9,990
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.03% 91.58% 89.48%
Number of salaries quoted 8,152 7,874 8,261
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,377 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.72% +3.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +21 59 £35,000 -17.65% 11
Gloucestershire +7 22 £35,000 +20.69% 3
Wiltshire -14 22 £35,000 +2.19% 3
Dorset -31 6 £37,500 -3.23% 3
Somerset -6 4 £25,000 -37.50% 2
Devon +15 2 £32,500 -7.14%
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 South West region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 103 (88.03%) Test Automation
2 77 (65.81%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (35.90%) QA
4 41 (35.04%) Selenium
5 37 (31.62%) ISTQB
6 28 (23.93%) ISEB
6 28 (23.93%) Java
7 27 (23.08%) Regression Testing
8 25 (21.37%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (17.95%) Software Testing
10 20 (17.09%) Finance
10 20 (17.09%) Scrum
11 19 (16.24%) Test Strategy
12 18 (15.38%) Test Management
13 17 (14.53%) SDLC
14 16 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (13.68%) JIRA
14 16 (13.68%) C#
15 15 (12.82%) Cucumber
15 15 (12.82%) BDD
16 14 (11.97%) Jenkins
16 14 (11.97%) SQL
17 13 (11.11%) .NET
17 13 (11.11%) Degree
18 12 (10.26%) JMeter
18 12 (10.26%) HTML
18 12 (10.26%) SpecFlow
18 12 (10.26%) Apple iOS
18 12 (10.26%) Waterfall
18 12 (10.26%) Test Scripting

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 6 (5.13%) Confluence
2 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.85%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.42%) Slack
2 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.71%) GitHub
3 2 (1.71%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.85%) Internet
1 1 (0.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.71%) MySQL
3 1 (0.85%) Big Data
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 41 (35.04%) Selenium
2 16 (13.68%) JIRA
3 15 (12.82%) Cucumber
4 14 (11.97%) Jenkins
5 12 (10.26%) JMeter
5 12 (10.26%) SpecFlow
6 10 (8.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (7.69%) Jasmine
7 9 (7.69%) Protractor
8 7 (5.98%) JUnit
8 7 (5.98%) TestNG
9 6 (5.13%) Bitbucket
9 6 (5.13%) SoapUI
9 6 (5.13%) WebDriver
10 5 (4.27%) Appium
10 5 (4.27%) HP UFT
10 5 (4.27%) UI Automator
11 3 (2.56%) Git (software)
11 3 (2.56%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.71%) TestComplete
General
1 20 (17.09%) Finance
2 9 (7.69%) Electronics
2 9 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 8 (6.84%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.98%) Marketing
5 6 (5.13%) Back Office
6 3 (2.56%) Retail
7 2 (1.71%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.71%) Legal
8 1 (0.85%) Banking
8 1 (0.85%) Billing
8 1 (0.85%) Games
8 1 (0.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 61 (52.14%) Analyst
2 59 (50.43%) Test Analyst
3 26 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 26 (22.22%) Tester
4 15 (12.82%) Software Tester
4 15 (12.82%) Test Automation Engineer
5 12 (10.26%) Software Analyst
6 11 (9.40%) Software Test Analyst
7 9 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
8 8 (6.84%) Automation Test Analyst
8 8 (6.84%) Graduate
8 8 (6.84%) Graduate Analyst
8 8 (6.84%) Graduate Software Analyst
8 8 (6.84%) Graduate Software Test Analyst
8 8 (6.84%) Graduate Test Analyst
8 8 (6.84%) Manual Test Analyst
8 8 (6.84%) Test Leader
9 6 (5.13%) Automation Tester
10 5 (4.27%) Senior Test Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.11%) .NET
2 12 (10.26%) HTML
3 9 (7.69%) CSS
4 6 (5.13%) Web Services
5 5 (4.27%) Gherkin
5 5 (4.27%) SOAP
6 3 (2.56%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.56%) XML
7 2 (1.71%) Nightwatchjs
7 2 (1.71%) Node.js
7 2 (1.71%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.71%) REST
7 2 (1.71%) WebdriverIO
8 1 (0.85%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.85%) GraphQL
8 1 (0.85%) JSON
8 1 (0.85%) RESTful
8 1 (0.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.84%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.13%) User Experience
5 4 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.56%) Fintech
6 3 (2.56%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.85%) ASIC
7 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.26%) Apple iOS
2 5 (4.27%) Android
3 2 (1.71%) Linux
4 1 (0.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (88.03%) Test Automation
2 77 (65.81%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (23.08%) Regression Testing
4 25 (21.37%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (17.95%) Software Testing
6 20 (17.09%) Scrum
7 19 (16.24%) Test Strategy
8 18 (15.38%) Test Management
9 17 (14.53%) SDLC
10 16 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (12.82%) BDD
12 12 (10.26%) Test Planning
12 12 (10.26%) Test Scripting
12 12 (10.26%) Waterfall
13 10 (8.55%) Acceptance Criteria
13 10 (8.55%) API Testing
13 10 (8.55%) Software Delivery
14 9 (7.69%) Software Engineering
14 9 (7.69%) Strategic Thinking
14 9 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (23.93%) Java
2 16 (13.68%) C#
3 14 (11.97%) SQL
4 11 (9.40%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.84%) Python
5 8 (6.84%) Ruby
6 5 (4.27%) Apple Swift
6 5 (4.27%) Kotlin
6 5 (4.27%) Objective-C
7 3 (2.56%) C++
8 2 (1.71%) COBOL
8 2 (1.71%) Groovy
8 2 (1.71%) Pascal
8 2 (1.71%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.85%) C
9 1 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (31.62%) ISTQB
2 28 (23.93%) ISEB
3 13 (11.11%) Degree
4 9 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (3.42%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.71%) CEH
7 2 (1.71%) MCSA
7 2 (1.71%) MCSE
7 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (35.90%) QA
2 2 (1.71%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (3.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.71%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.71%) Puppet
3 1 (0.85%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 10 (8.55%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.69%) SAP
3 5 (4.27%) Google
3 5 (4.27%) Oracle
4 4 (3.42%) Capita
5 3 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.71%) CA
6 2 (1.71%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (1.71%) Cadence
6 2 (1.71%) HP
6 2 (1.71%) IBM
6 2 (1.71%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.85%) Apple
7 1 (0.85%) VMware