The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 183 176 165
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 38 34 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.71% 0.61% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.80% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 37 32 34
Average salary £33,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,650 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4084 4253 3648
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.80% 76.74% 74.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3378 3592 3136
Average salary £41,405 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.51% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Manual Testing
England

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 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
Coventry - 20 £37,500 - 2
Birmingham +4 12 £33,500 +11.66% 1
Staffordshire -8 3 £29,000 -2.52%
Warwickshire +1 2 £31,250 -10.71%
Solihull -6 2 £36,750 +22.50%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 46 (58.23%) SQL
2 43 (54.43%) SQL Server
3 38 (48.10%) ISEB
4 31 (39.24%) Windows
5 30 (37.97%) UNIX
5 30 (37.97%) Test Scripting
6 26 (32.91%) Automated Testing
7 24 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (30.38%) Oracle
8 23 (29.11%) Finance
9 21 (26.58%) HTML
9 21 (26.58%) Degree
10 19 (24.05%) C#
11 17 (21.52%) VB
11 17 (21.52%) System Testing
12 16 (20.25%) .NET
13 15 (18.99%) Microsoft
13 15 (18.99%) Automation Testing
14 14 (17.72%) Low Latency
14 14 (17.72%) Agile Testing
14 14 (17.72%) TCP/IP
14 14 (17.72%) OOP
14 14 (17.72%) OO
14 14 (17.72%) C++
15 12 (15.19%) Web Services
15 12 (15.19%) ISTQB
16 11 (13.92%) QA
16 11 (13.92%) Integration Testing
16 11 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
17 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 5 (6.33%) MS Office
2 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.72%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (54.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.86%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Selenium
1 7 (8.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.59%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.59%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (6.33%) MSTest
4 4 (5.06%) WebDriver
4 4 (5.06%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.53%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.53%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.53%) JIRA
General
1 23 (29.11%) Finance
2 1 (1.27%) Advertising
2 1 (1.27%) Banking
2 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (53.16%) Analyst
1 42 (53.16%) Test Analyst
2 35 (44.30%) Tester
3 20 (25.32%) Software Tester
4 18 (22.78%) Test Manager
5 10 (12.66%) Systems Manager
6 8 (10.13%) Systems Analyst
6 8 (10.13%) Systems Test Analyst
7 6 (7.59%) Software Test Analyst
7 6 (7.59%) Systems Tester
8 4 (5.06%) Functional Tester
8 4 (5.06%) Manual Test Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) Test Coordinator
9 3 (3.80%) Technical Manager
9 3 (3.80%) Coordinator
9 3 (3.80%) Release Coordinator
10 2 (2.53%) Test Leader
10 2 (2.53%) QA Engineer
10 2 (2.53%) Junior Tester
10 2 (2.53%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.58%) HTML
2 16 (20.25%) .NET
3 12 (15.19%) Web Services
4 7 (8.86%) XML
5 5 (6.33%) WCF
6 3 (3.80%) CSS
7 2 (2.53%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.53%) iPad
2 2 (2.53%) iPhone
3 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (39.24%) Windows
2 30 (37.97%) UNIX
3 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.80%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.53%) Linux
6 1 (1.27%) Android
6 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.97%) Test Scripting
2 26 (32.91%) Automated Testing
3 24 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (21.52%) System Testing
5 15 (18.99%) Automation Testing
6 14 (17.72%) Low Latency
6 14 (17.72%) Agile Testing
6 14 (17.72%) OOP
6 14 (17.72%) OO
7 11 (13.92%) Integration Testing
7 11 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (11.39%) Software Testing
9 8 (10.13%) Test Strategy
10 7 (8.86%) Test Automation
10 7 (8.86%) Unit Testing
10 7 (8.86%) Usability Testing
10 7 (8.86%) Performance Testing
11 6 (7.59%) Data Migration
11 6 (7.59%) Requirements Analysis
11 6 (7.59%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 46 (58.23%) SQL
2 19 (24.05%) C#
3 17 (21.52%) VB
4 14 (17.72%) C++
5 6 (7.59%) Java
6 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.53%) VBScript
7 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (48.10%) ISEB
2 21 (26.58%) Degree
3 12 (15.19%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.92%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (30.38%) Oracle
2 15 (18.99%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.53%) HP
3 2 (2.53%) Apple
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £63000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £62000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago