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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 119 122 93
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -29
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 10 5 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.47% 0.23% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.29% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 17
Average salary £33,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,650 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,650 £30,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,750
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -2.36%
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
1656 1705 1214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.49% 79.12% 70.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1424 1518 1035
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 19 (95.00%) Automated Testing
2 18 (90.00%) SQL
3 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (80.00%) C#
5 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
6 14 (70.00%) C++
6 14 (70.00%) TCP/IP
6 14 (70.00%) Degree
6 14 (70.00%) OOP
6 14 (70.00%) OO
6 14 (70.00%) Agile Testing
6 14 (70.00%) Low Latency
7 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (15.00%) QA
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.00%) ISEB
9 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
9 2 (10.00%) SOAP
9 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
9 2 (10.00%) .NET
9 2 (10.00%) Selenium
9 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Scrum
9 2 (10.00%) Usability Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Analyst
1 18 (90.00%) Test Analyst
2 14 (70.00%) Tester
2 14 (70.00%) Software Tester
3 2 (10.00%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Release Coordinator
4 1 (5.00%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.00%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
1 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Automated Testing
2 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (70.00%) Low Latency
3 14 (70.00%) OOP
3 14 (70.00%) OO
3 14 (70.00%) Agile Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Usability Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) User Stories
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Scrum
7 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Release Management
7 1 (5.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) SQL
2 16 (80.00%) C#
3 14 (70.00%) C++
4 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) ISEB
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle