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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 175 185 185
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 38 38 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.78% 0.74% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.86% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 34 34 38
Median salary £32,500 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
4356 4434 4307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 88.84% 86.89% 85.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3384 3675 3756
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,550 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +9 21 £32,500 -23.52% 3
Solihull -6 11 £32,500 -1.51%
Coventry -1 2 £44,250 +18.00%
Warwickshire +16 1 £34,000 -20.00%
Worcestershire -10 1 £31,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £40,000 - 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 52 (58.43%) QA
2 49 (55.06%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (35.96%) Automated Testing
4 30 (33.71%) SQL
5 27 (30.34%) Test Scripting
6 24 (26.97%) Non-Functional Testing
7 23 (25.84%) Automation Testing
7 23 (25.84%) ISEB
8 22 (24.72%) JIRA
8 22 (24.72%) ISTQB
9 20 (22.47%) Scrum
9 20 (22.47%) Functional Testing
10 19 (21.35%) Regression Testing
11 17 (19.10%) Selenium
12 15 (16.85%) Unit Testing
12 15 (16.85%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (15.73%) Performance Testing
14 13 (14.61%) Software Testing
14 13 (14.61%) Finance
15 12 (13.48%) Java
15 12 (13.48%) Mobile App
15 12 (13.48%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (12.36%) Agile Testing
16 11 (12.36%) Web Services
16 11 (12.36%) E-Commerce
17 10 (11.24%) JMeter
17 10 (11.24%) Games
17 10 (11.24%) WebDriver
17 10 (11.24%) Defect Tracking
18 9 (10.11%) SDLC

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 3 (3.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (5.62%) MS Excel
1 5 (5.62%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) MySQL
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (24.72%) JIRA
2 17 (19.10%) Selenium
3 12 (13.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (11.24%) JMeter
4 10 (11.24%) WebDriver
5 7 (7.87%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.49%) Mercurial
7 3 (3.37%) Appium
7 3 (3.37%) Jasmine
7 3 (3.37%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (3.37%) Robot Framework
7 3 (3.37%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.25%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.25%) Mocha
8 2 (2.25%) SilkPerformer
8 2 (2.25%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.12%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.12%) Hudson
General
1 13 (14.61%) Finance
2 10 (11.24%) Games
3 6 (6.74%) Automotive
3 6 (6.74%) Retail
4 4 (4.49%) Electronics
4 4 (4.49%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.25%) Back Office
6 1 (1.12%) Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (42.70%) Analyst
2 31 (34.83%) Test Analyst
3 27 (30.34%) Tester
4 17 (19.10%) Software Tester
5 11 (12.36%) Test Leader
6 10 (11.24%) Test Engineer
7 9 (10.11%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (8.99%) Manual Tester
9 7 (7.87%) Applications Tester
9 7 (7.87%) Senior Test Analyst
10 6 (6.74%) Manual Test Analyst
10 6 (6.74%) QA Analyst
10 6 (6.74%) QA Tester
10 6 (6.74%) Software Analyst
10 6 (6.74%) Software Test Analyst
10 6 (6.74%) Test Manager
10 6 (6.74%) Web Tester
11 5 (5.62%) QA Manager
11 5 (5.62%) QA Test Manager
12 4 (4.49%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.36%) Web Services
2 7 (7.87%) .NET
3 6 (6.74%) ASP.NET
4 5 (5.62%) CSS
4 5 (5.62%) HTML
5 4 (4.49%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (3.37%) JSON
6 3 (3.37%) REST
6 3 (3.37%) RESTful
6 3 (3.37%) SOAP
6 3 (3.37%) XML
7 1 (1.12%) CSS3
7 1 (1.12%) HTML5
7 1 (1.12%) MEAN Stack
7 1 (1.12%) Node.js
7 1 (1.12%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.25%) Fintech
4 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.12%) EPoS
4 1 (1.12%) Replication
4 1 (1.12%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.11%) Windows
2 6 (6.74%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.49%) Unix
4 3 (3.37%) Android
4 3 (3.37%) Linux
5 2 (2.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (55.06%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (35.96%) Automated Testing
3 27 (30.34%) Test Scripting
4 24 (26.97%) Non-Functional Testing
5 23 (25.84%) Automation Testing
6 20 (22.47%) Functional Testing
6 20 (22.47%) Scrum
7 19 (21.35%) Regression Testing
8 15 (16.85%) Unit Testing
8 15 (16.85%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (15.73%) Performance Testing
10 13 (14.61%) Software Testing
11 11 (12.36%) Agile Testing
11 11 (12.36%) E-Commerce
12 10 (11.24%) Defect Tracking
13 9 (10.11%) SDLC
13 9 (10.11%) Test Management
14 8 (8.99%) System Testing
15 7 (7.87%) Load Testing
15 7 (7.87%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 30 (33.71%) SQL
2 12 (13.48%) Java
3 9 (10.11%) C#
4 5 (5.62%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.49%) Apple Swift
5 4 (4.49%) C
5 4 (4.49%) C++
5 4 (4.49%) Objective-C
5 4 (4.49%) Python
6 1 (1.12%) Fortran
6 1 (1.12%) PHP
6 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (25.84%) ISEB
2 22 (24.72%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.25%) Degree
5 1 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (58.43%) QA
2 4 (4.49%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (7.87%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.62%) Oracle
3 4 (4.49%) Cognizant
4 3 (3.37%) PayPal
5 2 (2.25%) HP
5 2 (2.25%) Serena
6 1 (1.12%) Xamarin
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