The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 102 98 94
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 13 20 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.72% 1.15% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.52% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 9 20 6
Average salary £31,500 £27,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,800 £21,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1383 1319 1038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 76.24% 75.85% 71.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1214 1094 910
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Manual Testing
West Midlands

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 18 April 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 13 (65.00%) SQL
1 13 (65.00%) Selenium
2 12 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 12 (60.00%) C#
2 12 (60.00%) .NET
3 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (40.00%) Performance Testing
5 8 (40.00%) ISEB
5 8 (40.00%) Scrum
5 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (35.00%) Visual Studio
6 7 (35.00%) SOAP
6 7 (35.00%) T-SQL
6 7 (35.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (35.00%) Security Testing
6 7 (35.00%) Unit Testing
6 7 (35.00%) Integration Testing
6 7 (35.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (35.00%) Cucumber
6 7 (35.00%) SoapUI
6 7 (35.00%) QA
6 7 (35.00%) Usability Testing
6 7 (35.00%) User Stories
6 7 (35.00%) SpecFlow
6 7 (35.00%) Gherkin
7 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
8 5 (25.00%) DNA
8 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (65.00%) Selenium
2 7 (35.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (35.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (35.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (35.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (35.00%) SoapUI
2 7 (35.00%) SpecFlow
3 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.00%) NUnit
4 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Analyst
1 12 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) QA Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Tester
3 5 (25.00%) Software Tester
4 4 (20.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Coordinator
5 3 (15.00%) Test Coordinator
5 3 (15.00%) Release Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) .NET
2 7 (35.00%) SOAP
2 7 (35.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Scrum
3 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (35.00%) Security Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Unit Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Integration Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Usability Testing
4 7 (35.00%) User Stories
5 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
6 5 (25.00%) DNA
6 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Web Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Low Latency
7 4 (20.00%) Agile Testing
7 4 (20.00%) OOP
7 4 (20.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 12 (60.00%) C#
3 7 (35.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (20.00%) C++
5 3 (15.00%) VB
6 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) ISEB
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
Birmingham
Argyll Scott
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago