The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 179 166 176
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 47 44 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.82% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.02% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 43 42 31
Average salary £30,000 £33,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.44% +11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £56,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Manual Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4820 4304 4322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.77% 80.10% 79.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3928 3562 3659
Average salary £42,500 £42,250 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.59% +3.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,891 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Manual Testing
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
Birmingham +8 18 £31,250 -6.71% 1
Staffordshire +12 8 £29,500 -15.71%
Warwickshire 0 8 £37,500 +15.38%
Solihull +12 5 £23,000 -37.41% 2
Coventry -24 1 £22,500 -28.57%
Wolverhampton - 1 £42,500 - 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 60 (73.17%) Automated Testing
2 36 (43.90%) QA
2 36 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (32.93%) ISEB
4 20 (24.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (23.17%) Test Scripting
5 19 (23.17%) SQL Server
6 15 (18.29%) SQL
7 14 (17.07%) Windows
7 14 (17.07%) Test Automation
7 14 (17.07%) Selenium
7 14 (17.07%) Automation Testing
8 13 (15.85%) Agile Testing
8 13 (15.85%) Software Testing
8 13 (15.85%) Java
9 12 (14.63%) .NET
9 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
9 12 (14.63%) Scrum
9 12 (14.63%) ISTQB
9 12 (14.63%) Performance Testing
10 11 (13.41%) System Testing
10 11 (13.41%) C#
11 10 (12.20%) Web Services
11 10 (12.20%) XML
11 10 (12.20%) Unit Testing
11 10 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (12.20%) Mobile App
12 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (10.98%) Degree
12 9 (10.98%) Software Engineering

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 9 (10.98%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) SaaS
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) MySQL
3 3 (3.66%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.44%) JasperReports
4 2 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (17.07%) Selenium
2 10 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (7.32%) Visual Studio
4 5 (6.10%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.88%) Ranorex
6 3 (3.66%) Introscope
6 3 (3.66%) JMeter
6 3 (3.66%) MSTest
7 2 (2.44%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.44%) JUnit
8 1 (1.22%) SilkPerformer
8 1 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 8 (9.76%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Games
3 2 (2.44%) Automotive
3 2 (2.44%) Banking
3 2 (2.44%) Retail
3 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (39.02%) Tester
2 28 (34.15%) Analyst
3 27 (32.93%) Test Analyst
4 21 (25.61%) Software Tester
5 12 (14.63%) Junior
6 7 (8.54%) Test Leader
7 6 (7.32%) Automation Analyst
7 6 (7.32%) QA Analyst
7 6 (7.32%) Automation Test Analyst
7 6 (7.32%) Junior Test Analyst
7 6 (7.32%) Junior Analyst
7 6 (7.32%) Applications Specialist
7 6 (7.32%) Security Specialist
7 6 (7.32%) Application Security Specialist
8 5 (6.10%) Junior Tester
8 5 (6.10%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) Lead Tester
8 5 (6.10%) Junior Software Tester
9 4 (4.88%) Systems Tester
10 3 (3.66%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.63%) .NET
2 10 (12.20%) Web Services
2 10 (12.20%) XML
3 9 (10.98%) HTML
4 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET
5 6 (7.32%) CSS
6 5 (6.10%) Velocity
7 4 (4.88%) SOAP
8 2 (2.44%) RESTful
8 2 (2.44%) HTML5
8 2 (2.44%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Mobile App
2 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.32%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.44%) iPhone
5 2 (2.44%) Streaming Media
5 2 (2.44%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.07%) Windows
2 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (6.10%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.66%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.44%) Android
5 1 (1.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (73.17%) Automated Testing
2 36 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (24.39%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (23.17%) Test Scripting
5 14 (17.07%) Test Automation
5 14 (17.07%) Automation Testing
6 13 (15.85%) Agile Testing
6 13 (15.85%) Software Testing
7 12 (14.63%) Scrum
7 12 (14.63%) Performance Testing
8 11 (13.41%) System Testing
9 10 (12.20%) Unit Testing
10 9 (10.98%) Software Engineering
11 8 (9.76%) Web Testing
12 6 (7.32%) Ethical Hacking
12 6 (7.32%) Security Testing
12 6 (7.32%) Usability Testing
12 6 (7.32%) Information Security
13 5 (6.10%) Regression Testing
13 5 (6.10%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.29%) SQL
2 13 (15.85%) Java
3 11 (13.41%) C#
4 6 (7.32%) C++
5 3 (3.66%) PHP
6 2 (2.44%) Groovy
6 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (32.93%) ISEB
2 12 (14.63%) ISTQB
3 9 (10.98%) Degree
4 5 (6.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (43.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.66%) AppDynamics
2 3 (3.66%) Oracle
2 3 (3.66%) hybris
3 2 (2.44%) Sage
4 1 (1.22%) HP
4 1 (1.22%) Serena
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