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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 173 178 177
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 73 45 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.20% 0.79% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.92% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 70 42 43
Median salary £34,000 £32,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -2.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,050 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
5348 4903 4553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.73% 85.78% 83.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4145 4061 3809
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
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 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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Coventry - 17 £37,500 -
Warwickshire +6 12 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Birmingham -18 12 £33,500 -20.71% 4
Wolverhampton - 10 £36,000 -
Solihull +14 9 £33,500 +11.66%
Staffordshire -3 8 £26,000 -56.66% 1
Worcestershire +2 3 £65,000 +182.60% 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 72 (54.55%) Automated Testing
2 54 (40.91%) QA
3 43 (32.58%) SQL
4 41 (31.06%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (28.79%) Software Testing
5 38 (28.79%) ISEB
5 38 (28.79%) Finance
6 37 (28.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 36 (27.27%) Automation Testing
8 35 (26.52%) ISTQB
9 28 (21.21%) Functional Testing
10 26 (19.70%) Mentoring
11 25 (18.94%) Selenium
12 24 (18.18%) Scrum
13 23 (17.42%) Regression Testing
13 23 (17.42%) Test Scripting
14 21 (15.91%) Integration Testing
15 20 (15.15%) MS Excel
15 20 (15.15%) Test Strategy
16 19 (14.39%) SDLC
16 19 (14.39%) Microsoft
17 16 (12.12%) Windows
18 15 (11.36%) Defect Tracking
18 15 (11.36%) Non-Functional Testing
18 15 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
19 14 (10.61%) Defect Management
19 14 (10.61%) System Testing
20 13 (9.85%) Unit Testing
20 13 (9.85%) JIRA
20 13 (9.85%) HP

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 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.06%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (18.94%) Selenium
2 15 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (9.85%) JIRA
4 12 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 11 (8.33%) Visual Studio
6 7 (5.30%) Appium
7 6 (4.55%) Cucumber
7 6 (4.55%) JBehave
7 6 (4.55%) LoadUI
7 6 (4.55%) SoapUI
7 6 (4.55%) SpecFlow
7 6 (4.55%) TestNG
8 5 (3.79%) HP UFT
9 4 (3.03%) Git (software)
9 4 (3.03%) Jenkins
9 4 (3.03%) Serena SBM
9 4 (3.03%) Subversion
9 4 (3.03%) TestDirector
9 4 (3.03%) WinRunner
10 3 (2.27%) Selenium IDE
General
1 38 (28.79%) Finance
2 8 (6.06%) Games
3 3 (2.27%) Back Office
4 2 (1.52%) Automotive
4 2 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 79 (59.85%) Analyst
2 74 (56.06%) Test Analyst
3 32 (24.24%) Tester
4 30 (22.73%) Software Analyst
5 28 (21.21%) Software Test Analyst
6 27 (20.45%) Software Tester
7 16 (12.12%) QA Analyst
7 16 (12.12%) QA Test Analyst
8 15 (11.36%) Test Engineer
8 15 (11.36%) Test Leader
9 14 (10.61%) Lead Tester
9 14 (10.61%) SQL Analyst
10 12 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
11 11 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
11 11 (8.33%) QA Leader
12 10 (7.58%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (7.58%) Senior Test Analyst
13 9 (6.82%) Senior Test Engineer
13 9 (6.82%) Software Test Engineer
14 8 (6.06%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.85%) Web Services
2 12 (9.09%) XML
3 3 (2.27%) Ajax
3 3 (2.27%) jQuery
4 2 (1.52%) HTML
4 2 (1.52%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.76%) .NET
5 1 (0.76%) CSS
5 1 (0.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.06%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.12%) Windows
2 9 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (6.06%) Unix
3 8 (6.06%) Windows 10
3 8 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 8 (6.06%) Windows 8
3 8 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (5.30%) Linux
5 2 (1.52%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (54.55%) Automated Testing
2 41 (31.06%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (28.79%) Software Testing
4 37 (28.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 36 (27.27%) Automation Testing
6 28 (21.21%) Functional Testing
7 26 (19.70%) Mentoring
8 24 (18.18%) Scrum
9 23 (17.42%) Regression Testing
9 23 (17.42%) Test Scripting
10 21 (15.91%) Integration Testing
11 20 (15.15%) Test Strategy
12 19 (14.39%) SDLC
13 15 (11.36%) Defect Tracking
13 15 (11.36%) Non-Functional Testing
14 14 (10.61%) Defect Management
14 14 (10.61%) System Testing
15 13 (9.85%) Unit Testing
16 12 (9.09%) Waterfall
17 10 (7.58%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 43 (32.58%) SQL
2 12 (9.09%) Java
3 5 (3.79%) C
3 5 (3.79%) Python
4 4 (3.03%) C#
4 4 (3.03%) C++
5 3 (2.27%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.52%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 38 (28.79%) ISEB
2 35 (26.52%) ISTQB
3 8 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (5.30%) Degree
4 7 (5.30%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.30%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (40.91%) QA
2 4 (3.03%) SLA
Systems Management
1 13 (9.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (14.39%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.85%) HP
3 3 (2.27%) Oracle
3 3 (2.27%) PayPal
4 1 (0.76%) Dynatrace
4 1 (0.76%) New Relic
Herefordshire
Tria Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Midlands
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + 20% bonus plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
greywood
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum (neg) + flexible working hours!
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games Ltd
Salary: £20,000 - £22,000 (neg) per year
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games Ltd
Salary: £37,000 - £42,000 (neg) per year
Posted: 22 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: From £37,000 to £42,000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: 22 days ago