The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 112 121 96
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -25
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 16 8 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.79% 0.44% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.55% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 16 8 7
Average salary £37,500 £29,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.11% -6.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,200 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £35,000 £41,600
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Manual Testing
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1722 1452 1201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 84.83% 80.40% 81.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1424 1288 1030
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Birmingham region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Birmingham

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 22 (73.33%) QA
2 20 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 14 (46.67%) ISEB
4 13 (43.33%) Automation Testing
5 10 (33.33%) C#
5 10 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (26.67%) Selenium
8 7 (23.33%) WebDriver
8 7 (23.33%) Regression Testing
8 7 (23.33%) Scrum
8 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (20.00%) Appium
9 6 (20.00%) SpecFlow
9 6 (20.00%) Waterfall
9 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
9 6 (20.00%) Workflow
9 6 (20.00%) Finance
9 6 (20.00%) Web Services
9 6 (20.00%) E-Commerce
9 6 (20.00%) JBehave
9 6 (20.00%) TestNG
9 6 (20.00%) Security Testing
9 6 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
10 5 (16.67%) Integration Testing
10 5 (16.67%) ISTQB
10 5 (16.67%) Windows
11 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
11 4 (13.33%) Microsoft

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Selenium
2 7 (23.33%) WebDriver
3 6 (20.00%) Appium
3 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (20.00%) JBehave
3 6 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 6 (20.00%) TestNG
4 3 (10.00%) NeoLoad
4 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Games
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Analyst
2 12 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) QA Leader
3 6 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 5 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Manual Test Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Automation Test Lead
5 3 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) QA Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) QA Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Software Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Software Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Android
3 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 13 (43.33%) Automation Testing
3 10 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (23.33%) Regression Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Scrum
6 6 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
6 6 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 6 (20.00%) Security Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (20.00%) Workflow
7 5 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 3 (10.00%) QA Automation
8 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Time Management
8 3 (10.00%) Web Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Load Testing
9 2 (6.67%) SDLC
9 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
9 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) C++
3 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) ISEB
2 5 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (73.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) Dynatrace
3 1 (3.33%) New Relic