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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 113 100 105
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 7 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 0.66% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.85% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 8
Average salary £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% +1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £23,900 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £39,000 £44,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
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
1447 1182 1203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 79.99% 78.02% 71.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1295 1017 1012
Average salary £42,500 £44,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.49% -1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £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 30 January 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 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 7 (38.89%) ISEB
2 7 (38.89%) QA
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
4 5 (27.78%) Selenium
5 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 4 (22.22%) SQL
6 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 3 (16.67%) System Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Wealth Management
6 3 (16.67%) Degree
6 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (16.67%) Line Management
7 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
7 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
7 2 (11.11%) FitNesse
7 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.11%) Validation
7 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 2 (11.11%) C#
8 1 (5.56%) C++
8 1 (5.56%) HTML
8 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (5.56%) Shell Script

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
2 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.11%) FitNesse
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium IDE
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Tester
4 4 (22.22%) Head of Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Software Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Team Leader
5 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Web Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) J2EE
1 1 (5.56%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 3 (16.67%) System Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Wealth Management
4 3 (16.67%) Line Management
5 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.11%) Validation
6 1 (5.56%) Six Sigma
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL
6 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.56%) OOP
6 1 (5.56%) OO
6 1 (5.56%) V-Model
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) ISEB
2 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
3 3 (16.67%) Degree
3 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
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Posted: 5 days ago
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