The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 71 67 57
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 6 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.83% 0.16% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.21% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 8
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.58%
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 Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
566 480 404
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 78.18% 74.88% 81.29%
Number of salaries quoted 447 399 321
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cannock - 3 £35,000 - 1
Stafford - 3 £34,000 -
Manual Testing
West Midlands

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 11 (100.00%) SQL
1 11 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (72.73%) Test Scripting
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
3 6 (54.55%) ISEB
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 5 (45.45%) Web Services
4 5 (45.45%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) UML
4 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (45.45%) MSTest
4 5 (45.45%) WCF
4 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Usability Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Business Analysis
4 5 (45.45%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (27.27%) Release Management
5 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
5 3 (27.27%) C#
5 3 (27.27%) C++
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (45.45%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Tester
2 9 (81.82%) Software Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) QA Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) QA Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Database Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) Web Services
2 5 (45.45%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Test Scripting
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) UML
2 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Usability Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Business Analysis
2 5 (45.45%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Release Management
3 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
2 3 (27.27%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) ISEB
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £24k - 26k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 12 days ago