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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 36 52 41
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -11
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 2 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 0.82% 0.69% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.82% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 3
Average salary £31,250 £36,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.96% +22.50%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.06%
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
191 244 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 78.28% 83.85% 79.51%
Number of salaries quoted 176 194 178
Average salary £35,000 £41,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.63% +6.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £26,645
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
3 7 (46.67%) Performance Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Unit Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
3 7 (46.67%) Agile Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Mobile App
3 7 (46.67%) Automation Testing
3 7 (46.67%) QA
3 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Scrum
3 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
3 7 (46.67%) Web Services
3 7 (46.67%) XML
4 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
5 4 (26.67%) Usability Testing
5 4 (26.67%) ISEB
5 4 (26.67%) CSS
5 4 (26.67%) HTML
5 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
6 3 (20.00%) MSTest
6 3 (20.00%) System Testing
6 3 (20.00%) .NET
6 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (20.00%) Windows

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (20.00%) MSTest
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 5 (33.33%) Tester
3 4 (26.67%) Software Tester
4 3 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Junior Test Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Junior Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Web Services
1 7 (46.67%) XML
2 4 (26.67%) HTML
2 4 (26.67%) CSS
3 3 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
3 7 (46.67%) Agile Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Automation Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Performance Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Unit Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
3 7 (46.67%) Scrum
3 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Usability Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
4 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (20.00%) System Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA