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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 112 83 95
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +12
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 10 18 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.56% 1.20% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 1.55% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 15
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
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
1429 1163 1231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.24% 77.84% 73.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1227 988 1021
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,543 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (64.71%) QA
2 10 (58.82%) ISEB
3 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
4 7 (41.18%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) Selenium
6 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
6 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
8 2 (11.76%) System Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.76%) FitNesse
8 2 (11.76%) Degree
8 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
8 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
8 2 (11.76%) Validation
9 1 (5.88%) Migration
9 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
9 1 (5.88%) Banking
9 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
9 1 (5.88%) .NET
9 1 (5.88%) J2EE

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) FitNesse
2 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
2 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Analyst
2 11 (64.71%) Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Software Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Team Leader
4 2 (11.76%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QA Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) J2EE
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
1 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
1 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
2 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
3 2 (11.76%) System Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Validation
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) ISEB
2 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
3 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (64.71%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
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