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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 111 95 98
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 7 13 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.40% 0.79% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.99% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 15
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
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
1422 1308 1253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.07% 79.95% 74.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1166 1135 1032
Average salary £44,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 March 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%) QA
2 11 (61.11%) ISEB
3 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 8 (44.44%) Finance
5 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (22.22%) Selenium
6 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
8 2 (11.11%) System Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.11%) FitNesse
8 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Degree
8 2 (11.11%) Validation
8 2 (11.11%) SQL
9 1 (5.56%) .NET
9 1 (5.56%) J2EE
9 1 (5.56%) Oracle
9 1 (5.56%) MS Office
9 1 (5.56%) ITIL
9 1 (5.56%) UNIX
9 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
9 1 (5.56%) HTTP

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
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 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) FitNesse
2 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Analyst
2 10 (55.56%) Test Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Test Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Tester
5 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Web Tester
5 1 (5.56%) QA Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) J2EE
1 1 (5.56%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
1 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.11%) System Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Validation
4 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) 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 12 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
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