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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 105 119 125
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +6
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 19 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.97% 0.63% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.79% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 7
Average salary £30,000 £33,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.44% +11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £30,750 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £38,200 £80,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
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
1593 1781 1772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.65% 80.55% 81.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1341 1529 1581
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 3 September 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 22 (81.48%) Automated Testing
2 18 (66.67%) QA
3 14 (51.85%) ISEB
4 11 (40.74%) C#
4 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (29.63%) Software Testing
6 6 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 6 (22.22%) Windows
6 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (18.52%) Automation Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Finance
7 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
7 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
7 5 (18.52%) Degree
7 5 (18.52%) Selenium
8 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
9 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Games
9 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
9 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 3 (11.11%) Agile Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
9 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (11.11%) Velocity
9 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
9 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
9 3 (11.11%) Web Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
9 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Selenium
1 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.41%) JUnit
4 1 (3.70%) Introscope
4 1 (3.70%) JMeter
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Games
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Automotive
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Analyst
2 11 (40.74%) Test Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Tester
4 5 (18.52%) QA Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) QA Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
6 2 (7.41%) QA Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Junior
6 2 (7.41%) Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Software Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Web Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Quality Manager
7 1 (3.70%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Velocity
2 2 (7.41%) RESTful
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.41%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) iPhone
3 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (7.41%) Streaming Media
3 2 (7.41%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Automated Testing
2 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (29.63%) Software Testing
4 5 (18.52%) Automation Testing
5 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 3 (11.11%) Agile Testing
6 2 (7.41%) BDD
6 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Stress Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Web Development
6 2 (7.41%) Android Development
6 2 (7.41%) iOS Development
6 2 (7.41%) SDLC
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL
7 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) C#
2 2 (7.41%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.41%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (51.85%) ISEB
2 6 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 5 (18.52%) Degree
4 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) hybris
3 1 (3.70%) AppDynamics
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