The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 115 121 94
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -27
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 12 7 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.60% 0.34% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.44% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 19
Average salary £33,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £33,750 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1519 1595 1194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 76.33% 77.84% 71.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1327 1404 1050
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Manual Testing
West Midlands

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 30 July 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 18 (72.00%) Automated Testing
2 17 (68.00%) SQL
2 17 (68.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (64.00%) C#
4 14 (56.00%) C++
4 14 (56.00%) OOP
4 14 (56.00%) OO
4 14 (56.00%) TCP/IP
4 14 (56.00%) Degree
4 14 (56.00%) Agile Testing
4 14 (56.00%) Low Latency
5 8 (32.00%) ISEB
6 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (24.00%) Selenium
7 6 (24.00%) E-Commerce
7 6 (24.00%) .NET
8 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
9 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
9 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Web Testing
9 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
9 4 (16.00%) Automation Testing
10 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
10 3 (12.00%) QA
10 3 (12.00%) Release Management
10 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
10 3 (12.00%) Change Management

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (12.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (68.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Selenium
2 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (92.00%) Analyst
1 23 (92.00%) Test Analyst
2 14 (56.00%) Software Tester
2 14 (56.00%) Tester
3 4 (16.00%) Manual Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Release Coordinator
4 3 (12.00%) Test Coordinator
4 3 (12.00%) Coordinator
5 2 (8.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) SOAP
2 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Automated Testing
2 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (56.00%) OOP
3 14 (56.00%) OO
3 14 (56.00%) Agile Testing
3 14 (56.00%) Low Latency
4 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (24.00%) E-Commerce
6 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Web Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Automation Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (12.00%) Release Management
7 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Change Management
8 2 (8.00%) Scrum
8 2 (8.00%) Usability Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Security Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (68.00%) SQL
2 16 (64.00%) C#
3 14 (56.00%) C++
4 3 (12.00%) VB
5 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (56.00%) Degree
2 8 (32.00%) ISEB
3 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago