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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 71 66 82
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 6 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.90% 1.14% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.33% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 5
Median salary £26,000 £60,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-56.66% +106.89%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
598 526 570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 89.25% 85.67% 80.17%
Number of salaries quoted 523 458 448
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Staffordshire region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £28,000 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £25,000 -
Manual Testing
West Midlands

Manual Testing
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Quality Management
1 4 (66.67%) QA
1 4 (66.67%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Time Management
2 2 (33.33%) QMS
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 2 (33.33%) PayPal
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Data Management

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Software Tester
1 6 (100.00%) Tester
2 4 (66.67%) Manual Tester
3 2 (33.33%) QA Manual Tester
3 2 (33.33%) QA Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Software QA Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Junior
4 1 (16.67%) Junior Manual Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Junior QA Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Junior Software Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Junior Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Defect Tracking
1 4 (66.67%) Quality Management
1 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Data Management
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) QMS
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) PayPal