The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 38 45 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 13 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 4.36% 0.74% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.53% 0.83% -
Number of salaries quoted 13 1 0
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
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 Solihull region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
235 240 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 78.86% 88.89% 75.49%
Number of salaries quoted 208 137 115
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +6.25%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Solihull region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Solihull

Manual Testing
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (93.75%) XML
2 15 (93.75%) Automated Testing
2 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
3 12 (75.00%) HTML
3 12 (75.00%) CSS
3 12 (75.00%) Web Services
4 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
4 10 (62.50%) Usability Testing
5 6 (37.50%) .NET
5 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (31.25%) ISEB
7 4 (25.00%) Windows
7 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
8 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (18.75%) QA
8 3 (18.75%) Selenium
8 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
8 3 (18.75%) MSTest
9 2 (12.50%) C#
9 2 (12.50%) SQL
9 2 (12.50%) Scrum
9 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
9 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
10 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
10 1 (6.25%) Mentoring

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 (18.75%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) MSTest
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Tester
1 12 (75.00%) Software Tester
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Tester
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Software Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) QA Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) XML
2 12 (75.00%) HTML
2 12 (75.00%) CSS
2 12 (75.00%) Web Services
3 6 (37.50%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Automated Testing
1 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 10 (62.50%) Usability Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA