Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England > South West
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 251 282
Rank change year-on-year +50 +31 -21
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 142 99 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.35% 0.89% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.01% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 121 93 74
South West median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.74% +12.31% -2.26%
10th Percentile £24,750 £29,750 £21,500
90th Percentile £46,250 £52,500 £41,250
England median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +2.74%

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 9507 9827 10572
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.34% 88.15% 87.56%
Number of salaries quoted 7854 8169 8777
South West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £62,500
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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +5 43 £39,500 +21.54% 5
Somerset +14 36 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Wiltshire +41 30 £35,000 -
Gloucestershire -12 21 £28,750 -36.11% 2
Dorset +28 6 £38,750 +10.71%
Devon 0 4 £33,750 +3.85% 2
Cornwall -10 2 £40,000 -5.88%
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 114 (80.28%) Test Automation
2 73 (51.41%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (41.55%) QA
4 54 (38.03%) ISTQB
5 52 (36.62%) Software Testing
5 52 (36.62%) Selenium
6 41 (28.87%) SQL
7 37 (26.06%) ISEB
8 33 (23.24%) Test Scripting
9 31 (21.83%) JIRA
10 27 (19.01%) Waterfall
10 27 (19.01%) Cucumber
11 24 (16.90%) Finance
12 23 (16.20%) SDLC
13 22 (15.49%) Java
14 21 (14.79%) Degree
14 21 (14.79%) Non-Functional Testing
14 21 (14.79%) User Acceptance Testing
15 20 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (14.08%) Regression Testing
16 19 (13.38%) C#
16 19 (13.38%) .NET
17 18 (12.68%) Microsoft
17 18 (12.68%) Team Foundation Server
18 17 (11.97%) SoapUI
18 17 (11.97%) Marketing
19 16 (11.27%) Scrum
19 16 (11.27%) Kanban
19 16 (11.27%) Test Strategy
20 15 (10.56%) Functional 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 4 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.41%) CMS
2 2 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (1.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Mingle
2 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.41%) SaaS
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.23%) HTTP
2 3 (2.11%) SSH
3 1 (0.70%) ICMP
3 1 (0.70%) Internet
3 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.23%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 52 (36.62%) Selenium
2 31 (21.83%) JIRA
3 27 (19.01%) Cucumber
4 18 (12.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (11.97%) SoapUI
6 14 (9.86%) JMeter
7 9 (6.34%) Git (software)
7 9 (6.34%) Jenkins
7 9 (6.34%) WebDriver
8 8 (5.63%) Visual Studio
9 6 (4.23%) SpecFlow
10 5 (3.52%) Zephyr
11 4 (2.82%) Geb
11 4 (2.82%) JUnit
11 4 (2.82%) Maven
11 4 (2.82%) Spock
11 4 (2.82%) Travis CI
12 3 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (2.11%) Bitbucket
12 3 (2.11%) HP UFT
General
1 24 (16.90%) Finance
2 17 (11.97%) Marketing
3 6 (4.23%) Banking
4 4 (2.82%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.11%) Electronics
5 3 (2.11%) General Ledger
5 3 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.41%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) Back Office
7 1 (0.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 57 (40.14%) Analyst
2 49 (34.51%) Test Analyst
3 38 (26.76%) Tester
4 34 (23.94%) Test Engineer
5 16 (11.27%) Automation Tester
5 16 (11.27%) Software Test Engineer
6 14 (9.86%) Software Tester
7 12 (8.45%) Manual Test Analyst
7 12 (8.45%) QA Engineer
7 12 (8.45%) QA Test Engineer
8 11 (7.75%) Junior
9 9 (6.34%) Junior Analyst
9 9 (6.34%) Junior Test Analyst
9 9 (6.34%) QA Analyst
9 9 (6.34%) QA Tester
10 8 (5.63%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (4.93%) QA Automation Tester
12 6 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (4.23%) Senior Test Analyst
12 6 (4.23%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.38%) .NET
2 12 (8.45%) Web Services
3 9 (6.34%) Gherkin
4 8 (5.63%) SOAP
5 4 (2.82%) XML
6 3 (2.11%) HTML
6 3 (2.11%) REST
7 2 (1.41%) CSS
8 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.70%) Node.js
8 1 (0.70%) RESTful
8 1 (0.70%) WinForms
8 1 (0.70%) WPF
8 1 (0.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.63%) User Experience
3 5 (3.52%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.41%) Fintech
7 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.70%) Wiki
7 1 (0.70%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.75%) Linux
2 9 (6.34%) Windows
3 3 (2.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.70%) Android
4 1 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (80.28%) Test Automation
2 73 (51.41%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (36.62%) Software Testing
4 33 (23.24%) Test Scripting
5 27 (19.01%) Waterfall
6 23 (16.20%) SDLC
7 21 (14.79%) Non-Functional Testing
7 21 (14.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (14.08%) Regression Testing
9 16 (11.27%) Kanban
9 16 (11.27%) Scrum
9 16 (11.27%) Test Strategy
10 15 (10.56%) Functional Testing
11 14 (9.86%) Test Management
12 13 (9.15%) BDD
13 12 (8.45%) ETL
13 12 (8.45%) Scenario Testing
14 11 (7.75%) Web Testing
15 9 (6.34%) Software Engineering
16 8 (5.63%) Scalability Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (28.87%) SQL
2 22 (15.49%) Java
3 19 (13.38%) C#
4 12 (8.45%) T-SQL
5 10 (7.04%) Python
6 6 (4.23%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.82%) Groovy
8 3 (2.11%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.11%) XPath
9 2 (1.41%) Ruby
10 1 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 54 (38.03%) ISTQB
2 37 (26.06%) ISEB
3 21 (14.79%) Degree
4 9 (6.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (4.23%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.23%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.11%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.41%) CEH
8 2 (1.41%) MCSA
8 2 (1.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (41.55%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (2.11%) Docker
2 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.93%) HP
3 3 (2.11%) SAP
4 2 (1.41%) Cadence
4 2 (1.41%) Kofax
4 2 (1.41%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.70%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.70%) Logi
5 1 (0.70%) Logi Analytics
5 1 (0.70%) Oneserve
5 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.70%) Talend
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Resource Group
Salary: £35-42K + 20% Pension & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
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Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Resource Group
Salary: £30-40K + Bonus & Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Computer People
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Exeter, Devon
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Salary: Competitive salary, bonus and benefits
Posted: 18 days ago