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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 124 104 106
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +2
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 8 10 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.45% 0.53% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.66% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 14
Average salary £42,500 £33,500 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.86% +7.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £33,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
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
1495 1519 1322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 83.47% 81.10% 77.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1198 1348 1120
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 £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 29 May 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 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 11 (61.11%) ISEB
2 10 (55.56%) QA
3 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 8 (44.44%) Finance
5 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
7 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (22.22%) Web Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Selenium
8 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (16.67%) Banking
8 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
8 3 (16.67%) Windows
8 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
8 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
9 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
9 2 (11.11%) Web Development
9 2 (11.11%) Degree
9 2 (11.11%) FitNesse
10 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 3 (16.67%) 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 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Selenium
1 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.11%) FitNesse
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Analyst
1 13 (72.22%) Test Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Tester
3 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Test Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Web Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.11%) Web Development
6 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Game Development
6 1 (5.56%) System Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Open Source
6 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) ISEB
2 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (55.56%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft