Period
to 16 December 2017

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 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England > South West
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 255 268
Rank change year-on-year +74 +13 -24
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 166 91 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.63% 0.84% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 0.94% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 148 86 80
South West median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £54,375 £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 9072 9633 10441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.34% 89.01% 89.44%
Number of salaries quoted 7464 8003 8808
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
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 16 December 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 6 months to 16 December 2017. 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 +36 76 £35,000 -1.41% 2
Wiltshire +36 38 £38,750 +29.17%
Somerset +16 31 £38,500 +18.46%
Gloucestershire +4 14 £42,500 +6.25%
Dorset -13 5 £32,500 +4.84% 2
Devon +18 4 £32,500 +8.33%
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 123 (74.10%) Test Automation
2 108 (65.06%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (45.78%) QA
4 60 (36.14%) ISTQB
5 54 (32.53%) Software Testing
6 44 (26.51%) Microsoft
7 43 (25.90%) Selenium
8 42 (25.30%) JIRA
8 42 (25.30%) Scrum
9 40 (24.10%) Test Scripting
10 37 (22.29%) SQL
11 35 (21.08%) ISEB
12 33 (19.88%) Regression Testing
13 32 (19.28%) Test Management
13 32 (19.28%) Waterfall
13 32 (19.28%) Cucumber
14 31 (18.67%) Finance
15 30 (18.07%) Java
16 29 (17.47%) User Acceptance Testing
17 28 (16.87%) Non-Functional Testing
18 27 (16.27%) Team Foundation Server
19 25 (15.06%) Degree
20 24 (14.46%) Test Strategy
20 24 (14.46%) Functional Testing
21 22 (13.25%) DevOps
22 21 (12.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 20 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
23 20 (12.05%) Test Planning
23 20 (12.05%) SDLC
24 19 (11.45%) Scenario Testing

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 10 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.61%) Apache
2 6 (3.61%) Confluence
2 6 (3.61%) Jetty
2 6 (3.61%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.20%) CMS
3 2 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (8.43%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.81%) SaaS
4 2 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.20%) npm
4 2 (1.20%) Slack
4 2 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.60%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.61%) HTTP
2 4 (2.41%) SSH
3 2 (1.20%) SMS
4 1 (0.60%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.42%) MySQL
3 6 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.41%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 43 (25.90%) Selenium
2 42 (25.30%) JIRA
3 32 (19.28%) Cucumber
4 27 (16.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (8.43%) Zephyr
6 13 (7.83%) JMeter
6 13 (7.83%) SoapUI
7 11 (6.63%) Jenkins
8 10 (6.02%) SpecFlow
9 8 (4.82%) Git (software)
9 8 (4.82%) Maven
10 7 (4.22%) WebDriver
11 6 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (3.61%) LoadRunner
12 5 (3.01%) TestRail
13 4 (2.41%) Bitbucket
13 4 (2.41%) GitLab
13 4 (2.41%) Vagrant
14 3 (1.81%) Protractor
14 3 (1.81%) Robot Framework
General
1 31 (18.67%) Finance
2 15 (9.04%) Marketing
3 10 (6.02%) Electronics
3 10 (6.02%) Manufacturing
3 10 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.41%) Retail
5 3 (1.81%) Advertising
6 2 (1.20%) Back Office
6 2 (1.20%) Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 62 (37.35%) Analyst
2 57 (34.34%) Test Analyst
3 44 (26.51%) Tester
4 30 (18.07%) Test Engineer
5 21 (12.65%) Software Tester
6 14 (8.43%) Developer
7 13 (7.83%) Test Automation Engineer
8 12 (7.23%) Manual Test Analyst
9 11 (6.63%) Junior
9 11 (6.63%) QA Engineer
10 10 (6.02%) Lead Tester
10 10 (6.02%) QA Test Engineer
10 10 (6.02%) Technical Leader
10 10 (6.02%) Technical Tester
10 10 (6.02%) Test Leader
11 8 (4.82%) Automation Tester
11 8 (4.82%) Junior Analyst
11 8 (4.82%) Junior Test Analyst
11 8 (4.82%) QA Tester
11 8 (4.82%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.84%) Gherkin
2 14 (8.43%) Web Services
3 13 (7.83%) .NET
4 11 (6.63%) HTML
5 9 (5.42%) HTML5
5 9 (5.42%) REST
6 8 (4.82%) CSS
7 7 (4.22%) AngularJS
7 7 (4.22%) CSS3
8 6 (3.61%) ActiveMQ
8 6 (3.61%) Apache Camel
8 6 (3.61%) Middleware
8 6 (3.61%) OSGi
8 6 (3.61%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (3.61%) SOAP
8 6 (3.61%) XML
9 4 (2.41%) LAMP
9 4 (2.41%) Node.js
10 3 (1.81%) React
10 3 (1.81%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.42%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.42%) User Experience
3 7 (4.22%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (4.22%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.01%) Fintech
5 4 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.20%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.20%) Xbox
7 1 (0.60%) Replication
7 1 (0.60%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.43%) Linux
2 13 (7.83%) Apple iOS
3 10 (6.02%) Android
4 9 (5.42%) Windows
5 4 (2.41%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.41%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.41%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.81%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (74.10%) Test Automation
2 108 (65.06%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (32.53%) Software Testing
4 42 (25.30%) Scrum
5 40 (24.10%) Test Scripting
6 33 (19.88%) Regression Testing
7 32 (19.28%) Test Management
7 32 (19.28%) Waterfall
8 29 (17.47%) User Acceptance Testing
9 28 (16.87%) Non-Functional Testing
10 24 (14.46%) Functional Testing
10 24 (14.46%) Test Strategy
11 22 (13.25%) DevOps
12 20 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (12.05%) SDLC
12 20 (12.05%) Test Planning
13 19 (11.45%) Scenario Testing
14 16 (9.64%) BDD
14 16 (9.64%) Open Source
15 14 (8.43%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.29%) SQL
2 30 (18.07%) Java
3 16 (9.64%) C#
4 14 (8.43%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.63%) Python
6 6 (3.61%) Ruby
6 6 (3.61%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.01%) VBScript
8 4 (2.41%) XPath
9 3 (1.81%) C++
9 3 (1.81%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.20%) COBOL
10 2 (1.20%) Groovy
10 2 (1.20%) Pascal
10 2 (1.20%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.60%) Ada
11 1 (0.60%) C
11 1 (0.60%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 60 (36.14%) ISTQB
2 35 (21.08%) ISEB
3 25 (15.06%) Degree
4 21 (12.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (10.24%) Security Cleared
6 13 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (6.02%) CEH
7 10 (6.02%) MCSA
7 10 (6.02%) MCSE
8 9 (5.42%) SC Cleared
9 8 (4.82%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (45.78%) QA
2 7 (4.22%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.81%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (7.23%) Docker
2 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.20%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.20%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (26.51%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.23%) SAP
3 8 (4.82%) HP
4 5 (3.01%) Google
5 4 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.20%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.20%) CA
6 2 (1.20%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (1.20%) IBM
6 2 (1.20%) Micro Focus
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle
6 2 (1.20%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.60%) Cadence
7 1 (0.60%) Logi
7 1 (0.60%) Logi Analytics
7 1 (0.60%) Oneserve
7 1 (0.60%) Talend
7 1 (0.60%) Xamarin