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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 171 163 163
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 38 24 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.54% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.68% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 38 17 36
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £22,100 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £38,500 £36,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
4139 3555 3534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.17% 79.32% 75.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3579 2897 3061
Average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -7 8 £29,500 +7.27% 3
Worcestershire +16 7 £27,500 -21.42% 1
Solihull - 7 £42,500 - 1
Coventry -3 6 £32,500 +8.33%
Staffordshire +7 5 £30,000 +9.09%
Walsall - 2 £33,250 -
Wolverhampton -8 1 £33,000 -14.83%
Warwickshire -9 1 £37,500 +4.16%
Herefordshire - 1 £35,000 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 36 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 34 (41.98%) SQL
3 32 (39.51%) QA
4 30 (37.04%) ISEB
5 26 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (30.86%) SQL Server
7 21 (25.93%) Test Scripting
8 19 (23.46%) HTML
8 19 (23.46%) Finance
9 18 (22.22%) Windows
10 16 (19.75%) UNIX
11 15 (18.52%) .NET
11 15 (18.52%) Test Automation
12 14 (17.28%) Software Testing
12 14 (17.28%) Oracle
12 14 (17.28%) Test Strategy
13 13 (16.05%) ISTQB
14 12 (14.81%) Test Management
15 10 (12.35%) Degree
15 10 (12.35%) VB
15 10 (12.35%) C#
15 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
16 9 (11.11%) Java
16 9 (11.11%) Web Services
16 9 (11.11%) XML
16 9 (11.11%) Selenium
16 9 (11.11%) System Testing
16 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
17 8 (9.88%) Integration Testing
17 8 (9.88%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 7 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.23%) Servitor
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.47%) Firewall
3 1 (1.23%) HTTP
3 1 (1.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (30.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.41%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (11.11%) Selenium
2 4 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.94%) WebDriver
2 4 (4.94%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (3.70%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.47%) FitNesse
4 2 (2.47%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.23%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (1.23%) MSTest
5 1 (1.23%) WATIR
General
1 19 (23.46%) Finance
2 1 (1.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (44.44%) Tester
2 34 (41.98%) Analyst
3 29 (35.80%) Test Analyst
4 17 (20.99%) Software Tester
5 7 (8.64%) QA Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) Software Test Analyst
6 6 (7.41%) QA Analyst
6 6 (7.41%) Senior Tester
7 5 (6.17%) Test Manager
7 5 (6.17%) Test Leader
7 5 (6.17%) QA Leader
8 4 (4.94%) Senior Software Tester
8 4 (4.94%) Head of Testing
8 4 (4.94%) Team Leader
9 3 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Junior
10 2 (2.47%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (2.47%) Consultant
10 2 (2.47%) Graduate
10 2 (2.47%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.46%) HTML
2 15 (18.52%) .NET
3 9 (11.11%) Web Services
3 9 (11.11%) XML
4 6 (7.41%) CSS
5 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.23%) J2EE
6 1 (1.23%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.70%) User Experience
5 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.23%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.22%) Windows
2 16 (19.75%) UNIX
3 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.47%) Linux
4 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 26 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (25.93%) Test Scripting
4 15 (18.52%) Test Automation
5 14 (17.28%) Test Strategy
5 14 (17.28%) Software Testing
6 12 (14.81%) Test Management
7 9 (11.11%) System Testing
8 8 (9.88%) Integration Testing
8 8 (9.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (9.88%) Mentoring
9 7 (8.64%) Use Case
9 7 (8.64%) Time Management
9 7 (8.64%) Regression Testing
10 6 (7.41%) Automation Testing
11 5 (6.17%) Line Management
11 5 (6.17%) Software Engineering
11 5 (6.17%) ITIL
11 5 (6.17%) Usability Testing
12 4 (4.94%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (41.98%) SQL
2 10 (12.35%) C#
2 10 (12.35%) VB
3 9 (11.11%) Java
4 6 (7.41%) C++
5 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.70%) PHP
5 3 (3.70%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.47%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.23%) VBScript
7 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (37.04%) ISEB
2 13 (16.05%) ISTQB
3 10 (12.35%) Degree
4 8 (9.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (39.51%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (17.28%) Oracle
2 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.47%) HP
3 2 (2.47%) VMware
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
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Posted: 9 days ago