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

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 195 164 197
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +33
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 39 49 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.71% 0.96% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.12% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 37 43 39
Median salary £32,500 £31,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,700 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,250 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +4.47%
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
4865 4389 4924
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 88.76% 85.64% 85.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3771 3683 4333
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands 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 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 3 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
Birmingham -7 15 £30,500 +24.48% 1
Solihull -10 12 £25,750 -16.93% 2
Warwickshire +7 5 £32,500 -23.52%
Coventry -6 4 £59,250 +163.33% 1
Worcestershire -8 1 £31,500 +21.15%
Staffordshire - 1 £35,000 - 2
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 56 (48.70%) QA
2 50 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (41.74%) Automated Testing
4 46 (40.00%) SQL
5 39 (33.91%) Test Scripting
6 35 (30.43%) Finance
7 33 (28.70%) JIRA
8 30 (26.09%) ISEB
9 29 (25.22%) ISTQB
10 25 (21.74%) Automation Testing
11 22 (19.13%) Functional Testing
11 22 (19.13%) Non-Functional Testing
12 21 (18.26%) Test Management
13 20 (17.39%) Regression Testing
14 19 (16.52%) Mobile App
15 18 (15.65%) Defect Tracking
16 17 (14.78%) Software Testing
17 16 (13.91%) User Acceptance Testing
18 15 (13.04%) Selenium
18 15 (13.04%) Games
18 15 (13.04%) Scrum
18 15 (13.04%) Unit Testing
19 14 (12.17%) System Testing
19 14 (12.17%) SDLC
20 13 (11.30%) Agile Testing
20 13 (11.30%) Test Strategy
21 12 (10.43%) Microsoft
21 12 (10.43%) MS Excel
22 11 (9.57%) Windows
22 11 (9.57%) Performance Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.87%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (10.43%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.87%) MySQL
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (28.70%) JIRA
2 15 (13.04%) Selenium
3 11 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (6.96%) Jenkins
5 7 (6.09%) WebDriver
6 5 (4.35%) JMeter
6 5 (4.35%) SilkPerformer
6 5 (4.35%) SoapUI
7 4 (3.48%) Mercurial
8 3 (2.61%) Appium
8 3 (2.61%) Jasmine
8 3 (2.61%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (2.61%) Robot Framework
8 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.74%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.74%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.74%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.74%) LoadUI
9 2 (1.74%) Mocha
9 2 (1.74%) Subversion
General
1 35 (30.43%) Finance
2 15 (13.04%) Games
3 9 (7.83%) Automotive
4 5 (4.35%) Back Office
4 5 (4.35%) Electronics
5 3 (2.61%) Retail
6 1 (0.87%) Banking
6 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (46.09%) Analyst
2 44 (38.26%) Test Analyst
3 33 (28.70%) Tester
4 22 (19.13%) Software Tester
5 14 (12.17%) Senior Analyst
6 13 (11.30%) Test Leader
7 12 (10.43%) Senior Test Analyst
8 11 (9.57%) Manual Tester
8 11 (9.57%) QA Analyst
8 11 (9.57%) QA Tester
8 11 (9.57%) Software Analyst
9 10 (8.70%) Software Test Analyst
9 10 (8.70%) Test Manager
10 9 (7.83%) Applications Tester
11 7 (6.09%) Manual Test Analyst
11 7 (6.09%) QA Manager
11 7 (6.09%) QA Test Manager
12 6 (5.22%) Test Engineer
12 6 (5.22%) Web Tester
13 5 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.83%) Web Services
2 8 (6.96%) CSS
2 8 (6.96%) HTML
3 6 (5.22%) .NET
3 6 (5.22%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.48%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 4 (3.48%) XML
5 3 (2.61%) RESTful
6 1 (0.87%) CSS3
6 1 (0.87%) HTML5
6 1 (0.87%) MEAN Stack
6 1 (0.87%) Node.js
6 1 (0.87%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.52%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.74%) Fintech
4 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.87%) EPoS
4 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.87%) Replication
4 1 (0.87%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.57%) Windows
2 6 (5.22%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.35%) Unix
4 4 (3.48%) Linux
5 3 (2.61%) Android
6 2 (1.74%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.87%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (41.74%) Automated Testing
3 39 (33.91%) Test Scripting
4 25 (21.74%) Automation Testing
5 22 (19.13%) Functional Testing
5 22 (19.13%) Non-Functional Testing
6 21 (18.26%) Test Management
7 20 (17.39%) Regression Testing
8 18 (15.65%) Defect Tracking
9 17 (14.78%) Software Testing
10 16 (13.91%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (13.04%) Scrum
11 15 (13.04%) Unit Testing
12 14 (12.17%) SDLC
12 14 (12.17%) System Testing
13 13 (11.30%) Agile Testing
13 13 (11.30%) Test Strategy
14 11 (9.57%) Defect Management
14 11 (9.57%) Performance Testing
15 10 (8.70%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (6.96%) Java
3 7 (6.09%) C#
4 6 (5.22%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.35%) C
5 5 (4.35%) C++
5 5 (4.35%) Python
6 4 (3.48%) Apple Swift
6 4 (3.48%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.74%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.87%) Fortran
8 1 (0.87%) PHP
8 1 (0.87%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (26.09%) ISEB
2 29 (25.22%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (5.22%) Degree
4 6 (5.22%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.74%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (48.70%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (3.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (10.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.22%) Oracle
2 6 (5.22%) Serena
3 4 (3.48%) HP
3 4 (3.48%) PayPal
4 1 (0.87%) SAP
4 1 (0.87%) Xamarin
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £27500.00 - £36000.00 per annum + 20% bonus plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £26k - 39k per year
Posted: 11 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 16 days ago