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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 30 41 53
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +12
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 11 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 4.44% 2.73% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.12% 3.24% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 1
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
215 278 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 86.69% 84.24% 83.39%
Number of salaries quoted 184 216 144
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
Salary Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Solihull

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (86.21%) Automated Testing
2 19 (65.52%) QA
3 15 (51.72%) Automation Testing
4 13 (44.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (44.83%) Software Testing
5 10 (34.48%) Performance Testing
5 10 (34.48%) Test Automation
5 10 (34.48%) Defect Tracking
6 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (31.03%) Degree
7 8 (27.59%) Scrum
8 7 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (24.14%) HP
8 7 (24.14%) ISEB
9 6 (20.69%) SQL
9 6 (20.69%) Web Services
9 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
9 6 (20.69%) Workflow
9 6 (20.69%) TestNG
9 6 (20.69%) Time Management
9 6 (20.69%) Compatibility Testing
9 6 (20.69%) Security Testing
9 6 (20.69%) JBehave
9 6 (20.69%) WebDriver
9 6 (20.69%) Cucumber
9 6 (20.69%) Waterfall
9 6 (20.69%) SpecFlow
9 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
9 6 (20.69%) Selenium

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Appium
1 6 (20.69%) Cucumber
1 6 (20.69%) JBehave
1 6 (20.69%) Selenium
1 6 (20.69%) SpecFlow
1 6 (20.69%) TestNG
1 6 (20.69%) WebDriver
2 3 (10.34%) JIRA
2 3 (10.34%) NeoLoad
2 3 (10.34%) Ranorex
3 2 (6.90%) MSTest
3 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Tester
2 11 (37.93%) Analyst
2 11 (37.93%) Test Analyst
3 10 (34.48%) Software Tester
4 8 (27.59%) Test Leader
5 6 (20.69%) Automated Tester
5 6 (20.69%) Junior
5 6 (20.69%) QA Engineer
5 6 (20.69%) QA Leader
5 6 (20.69%) QA Tester
5 6 (20.69%) Software QA Engineer
5 6 (20.69%) Software QA Tester
6 4 (13.79%) Junior Analyst
6 4 (13.79%) Junior QA Analyst
6 4 (13.79%) Junior Test Analyst
6 4 (13.79%) QA Analyst
6 4 (13.79%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (10.34%) Automation Test Lead
7 3 (10.34%) Automation Tester
8 2 (6.90%) Junior Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.79%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (86.21%) Automated Testing
2 15 (51.72%) Automation Testing
3 13 (44.83%) Software Testing
3 13 (44.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (34.48%) Defect Tracking
4 10 (34.48%) Performance Testing
4 10 (34.48%) Test Automation
5 8 (27.59%) Scrum
6 6 (20.69%) Compatibility Testing
6 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
6 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Security Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Time Management
6 6 (20.69%) User Stories
6 6 (20.69%) Waterfall
6 6 (20.69%) Workflow
7 3 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (10.34%) QA Automation
7 3 (10.34%) Scalability Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Degree
2 7 (24.14%) ISEB
3 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (65.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) HP
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Dynatrace
3 1 (3.45%) New Relic