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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 119 107 110
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 14 14 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.69% 0.73% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.93% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 13
Average salary £42,000 £33,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.37% +3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,500 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £31,250
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +7.20%
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
1668 1513 1501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.78% 78.43% 79.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1362 1338 1310
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
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 2 July 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 13 (59.09%) Automated Testing
1 13 (59.09%) QA
2 11 (50.00%) ISEB
3 8 (36.36%) Finance
3 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
3 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
6 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Windows
7 4 (18.18%) C#
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
8 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
8 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
8 3 (13.64%) Banking
8 3 (13.64%) Degree
8 3 (13.64%) Web Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Selenium
8 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
8 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
8 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
9 2 (9.09%) SDLC
9 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (9.09%) RESTful

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (13.64%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.64%) Selenium
2 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.09%) JUnit
3 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Analyst
1 13 (59.09%) Test Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Tester
3 3 (13.64%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Tester
5 1 (4.55%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Junior
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Quality Manager
5 1 (4.55%) QA Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Java EE
1 2 (9.09%) RESTful
2 1 (4.55%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Streaming Media
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
2 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Automated Testing
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Web Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Stress Testing
6 2 (9.09%) BDD
6 2 (9.09%) Web Development
6 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
6 2 (9.09%) SDLC
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.55%) Agile Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) ITIL
7 1 (4.55%) Migration
7 1 (4.55%) Scrum
7 1 (4.55%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.09%) Groovy
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) ISEB
2 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
3 3 (13.64%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (59.09%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle