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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 121 122 104
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 12 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.53% 0.33% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.40% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 10
Average salary £33,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £29,750 £24,650
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £35,000 £35,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
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
1819 1735 1209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 79.78% 80.77% 69.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1569 1563 1018
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 £30,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 24 (96.00%) Automated Testing
2 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (76.00%) SQL
4 17 (68.00%) C#
5 15 (60.00%) OOP
6 14 (56.00%) Degree
6 14 (56.00%) OO
6 14 (56.00%) TCP/IP
6 14 (56.00%) C++
6 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
6 14 (56.00%) Agile Testing
6 14 (56.00%) Low Latency
7 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (24.00%) QA
8 4 (16.00%) Selenium
8 4 (16.00%) Finance
9 3 (12.00%) Scrum
9 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
9 3 (12.00%) User Stories
9 3 (12.00%) Line Management
9 3 (12.00%) Wealth Management
9 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (8.00%) Usability Testing
10 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
10 2 (8.00%) SOAP
10 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
10 2 (8.00%) .NET

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Selenium
2 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium IDE
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Analyst
1 18 (72.00%) Test Analyst
2 15 (60.00%) Tester
2 15 (60.00%) Software Tester
3 4 (16.00%) Head of Testing
4 3 (12.00%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) SOAP
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (96.00%) Automated Testing
2 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (60.00%) OOP
4 14 (56.00%) OO
4 14 (56.00%) Agile Testing
4 14 (56.00%) Low Latency
5 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (12.00%) Scrum
6 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (12.00%) User Stories
6 3 (12.00%) Line Management
6 3 (12.00%) Wealth Management
6 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Usability Testing
7 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) SQL
2 17 (68.00%) C#
3 14 (56.00%) C++
4 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (56.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) ISEB
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft