Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England > South West
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 197 254
Rank change year-on-year -29 +57 +10
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 108 155 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.05% 1.52% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.67% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 99 136 93
South West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% +10.77%
10th Percentile £22,750 £25,500 £26,800
90th Percentile £56,250 £48,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £41,000 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year +9.33% -5.06% -1.25%

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 9,495 9,307 9,808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 92.17% 91.48% 90.30%
Number of salaries quoted 7,753 7,688 8,214
South West median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,175
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +13 60 £37,500 - 10
Wiltshire -17 24 £25,000 -28.57% 3
Gloucestershire +12 12 £40,000 -4.76% 1
Dorset -27 7 £29,000 -17.14% 1
Devon +18 3 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Somerset -5 2 £31,500 -18.18% 1
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 87 (80.56%) Test Automation
2 68 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (38.89%) QA
4 31 (28.70%) Selenium
5 30 (27.78%) ISTQB
6 27 (25.00%) ISEB
7 26 (24.07%) Software Testing
8 25 (23.15%) Test Strategy
9 21 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (16.67%) SQL
10 18 (16.67%) .NET
11 16 (14.81%) C#
11 16 (14.81%) Java
11 16 (14.81%) Scrum
11 16 (14.81%) Finance
11 16 (14.81%) Degree
12 15 (13.89%) Test Scripting
12 15 (13.89%) Regression Testing
12 15 (13.89%) Microsoft
12 15 (13.89%) Strategic Thinking
13 14 (12.96%) Acceptance Criteria
14 13 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (10.19%) Apple iOS
15 11 (10.19%) Test Management
15 11 (10.19%) Computer Science
16 10 (9.26%) Software Engineering
16 10 (9.26%) SDLC
17 9 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
17 9 (8.33%) Appium
17 9 (8.33%) Test Planning

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 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.85%) Internet
2 1 (0.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) MySQL
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 31 (28.70%) Selenium
2 9 (8.33%) Appium
2 9 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (6.48%) Protractor
3 7 (6.48%) SpecFlow
4 6 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.56%) Jasmine
4 6 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.56%) JUnit
4 6 (5.56%) TestNG
5 5 (4.63%) JMeter
5 5 (4.63%) UI Automator
6 4 (3.70%) Bitbucket
6 4 (3.70%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.78%) JIRA
8 2 (1.85%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.93%) Codeception
9 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.93%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (14.81%) Finance
2 6 (5.56%) Electronics
2 6 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.63%) Back Office
3 5 (4.63%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.70%) Marketing
5 2 (1.85%) Law
6 1 (0.93%) Billing
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (53.70%) Analyst
1 58 (53.70%) Test Analyst
2 30 (27.78%) Tester
3 18 (16.67%) Software Analyst
3 18 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
4 14 (12.96%) Software Tester
5 13 (12.04%) Test Engineer
6 10 (9.26%) Graduate
6 10 (9.26%) Graduate Analyst
6 10 (9.26%) Graduate Software Analyst
6 10 (9.26%) Graduate Software Test Analyst
6 10 (9.26%) Graduate Test Analyst
7 9 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
8 8 (7.41%) Technical Tester
9 7 (6.48%) Agile Test Analyst
9 7 (6.48%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (5.56%) Lead Tester
11 5 (4.63%) Automation Tester
11 5 (4.63%) QA Engineer
11 5 (4.63%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (4.63%) CSS
2 5 (4.63%) HTML
3 4 (3.70%) Node.js
3 4 (3.70%) SOAP
4 2 (1.85%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.93%) GraphQL
5 1 (0.93%) JSON
5 1 (0.93%) RESTful
5 1 (0.93%) Web Services
5 1 (0.93%) WPF
5 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.19%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.48%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.63%) Fintech
5 4 (3.70%) User Experience
6 2 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.93%) ASIC
7 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.93%) iPad
7 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.19%) Apple iOS
2 6 (5.56%) Android
3 5 (4.63%) Linux
4 1 (0.93%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (80.56%) Test Automation
2 68 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (24.07%) Software Testing
4 25 (23.15%) Test Strategy
5 21 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (14.81%) Scrum
7 15 (13.89%) Regression Testing
7 15 (13.89%) Strategic Thinking
7 15 (13.89%) Test Scripting
8 14 (12.96%) Acceptance Criteria
9 13 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (10.19%) Test Management
11 10 (9.26%) SDLC
11 10 (9.26%) Software Engineering
12 9 (8.33%) BDD
12 9 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
12 9 (8.33%) Test Planning
13 8 (7.41%) Software Delivery
13 8 (7.41%) Waterfall
14 7 (6.48%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.67%) SQL
2 16 (14.81%) C#
2 16 (14.81%) Java
3 7 (6.48%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.56%) Apple Swift
4 6 (5.56%) Objective-C
4 6 (5.56%) Python
5 5 (4.63%) Kotlin
5 5 (4.63%) Ruby
6 2 (1.85%) C++
7 1 (0.93%) Groovy
7 1 (0.93%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (27.78%) ISTQB
2 27 (25.00%) ISEB
3 16 (14.81%) Degree
4 6 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (3.70%) CEH
6 4 (3.70%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.70%) MCSA
6 4 (3.70%) MCSE
6 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (38.89%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.70%) Cadence
2 4 (3.70%) SAP
3 1 (0.93%) Apple
3 1 (0.93%) Google
3 1 (0.93%) HP
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle
3 1 (0.93%) VMware