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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 61 61 65
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 3 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.48% 1.11% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 1.51% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 2
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
504 464 399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 80.51% 73.77% 77.03%
Number of salaries quoted 427 390 325
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram 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 18 December 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
Tamworth -6 1 £32,500 +30.00%
Stafford - 1 £21,500 -
Manual Testing
West Midlands

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 8 (88.89%) SQL
1 8 (88.89%) QA
2 7 (77.78%) ISEB
3 5 (55.56%) .NET
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
4 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
4 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Release Management
5 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
5 3 (33.33%) C#
5 3 (33.33%) C++
5 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (33.33%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Test Management
7 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
7 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
7 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 1 (11.11%) MSTest
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
7 1 (11.11%) CRM
7 1 (11.11%) Finance

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 1 (11.11%) MSTest
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Tester
2 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Software Tester
2 4 (44.44%) QA Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) QA Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Database Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Junior Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
5 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Junior
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Release Management
3 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 1 (11.11%) CRM
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (88.89%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft