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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 118 99 96
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -3
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 10 14 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.55% 0.78% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.98% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 17
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% +24.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £29,900 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £37,750 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
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
1519 1432 1327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 83.46% 79.73% 77.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1216 1254 1109
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 1 May 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 12 (66.67%) ISEB
2 10 (55.56%) QA
3 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 7 (38.89%) Finance
5 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (22.22%) Web Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 3 (16.67%) Windows
7 3 (16.67%) Selenium
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
8 2 (11.11%) Degree
8 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.11%) FitNesse
8 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (11.11%) Banking
9 1 (5.56%) Validation

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 3 (16.67%) Selenium
1 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.11%) FitNesse
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Analyst
2 13 (72.22%) Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Test Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
1 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
1 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
2 4 (22.22%) Web Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) Validation
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) Web Development
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.56%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) ISEB
2 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (11.11%) Degree
4 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (55.56%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
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