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

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 129 116 114
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 7 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.32% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.25% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 3
Average salary £35,000 £21,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+62.79% -38.57%
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
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
1818 1629 1204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.34% 80.52% 72.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1634 1472 1035
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 November 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 16 (76.19%) Automated Testing
2 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) C#
4 7 (33.33%) C++
4 7 (33.33%) OOP
4 7 (33.33%) OO
4 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 7 (33.33%) Degree
4 7 (33.33%) Agile Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Low Latency
5 6 (28.57%) QA
5 6 (28.57%) Finance
5 6 (28.57%) ISEB
6 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
7 3 (14.29%) Wealth Management
7 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Line Management
8 2 (9.52%) Selenium
8 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
8 2 (9.52%) System Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
8 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
8 2 (9.52%) Validation
9 1 (4.76%) Advertising
9 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
9 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Selenium
1 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Analyst
2 13 (61.90%) Test Analyst
3 9 (42.86%) Tester
4 8 (38.10%) Software Tester
5 4 (19.05%) Head of Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Tester
6 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Web Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) QA Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) J2EE
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
1 1 (4.76%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Automated Testing
2 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) OOP
3 7 (33.33%) OO
3 7 (33.33%) Agile Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Low Latency
4 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
4 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Wealth Management
5 3 (14.29%) Line Management
6 2 (9.52%) System Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Validation
7 1 (4.76%) ITIL
7 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.76%) Six Sigma
7 1 (4.76%) Project Management
7 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) C#
3 7 (33.33%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Degree
2 6 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
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