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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 162 184 170
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -14
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 41 52 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.90% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.02% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 35 49 44
Median salary £31,500 £37,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £27,500 £27,950
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
4229 5117 4205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 89.29% 88.19% 83.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3360 4210 3559
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £65,000 £64,000
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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +19 25 £31,500 -16.00% 1
Solihull -9 7 £32,500 -23.52% 2
Staffordshire - 3 £30,000 - 1
Coventry -1 2 £38,750 -3.12%
Shropshire - 2 £26,500 - 2
Worcestershire -14 1 £22,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 49 (60.49%) QA
2 47 (58.02%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 26 (32.10%) SQL
5 25 (30.86%) Automation Testing
6 24 (29.63%) Selenium
7 23 (28.40%) Non-Functional Testing
8 22 (27.16%) ISEB
8 22 (27.16%) Regression Testing
8 22 (27.16%) Scrum
8 22 (27.16%) Test Scripting
9 20 (24.69%) Software Testing
10 19 (23.46%) ISTQB
10 19 (23.46%) Functional Testing
11 18 (22.22%) JIRA
12 17 (20.99%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (19.75%) JMeter
14 14 (17.28%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (14.81%) WebDriver
15 12 (14.81%) Java
15 12 (14.81%) E-Commerce
16 11 (13.58%) Web Services
16 11 (13.58%) C#
16 11 (13.58%) Performance Testing
16 11 (13.58%) Unit Testing
17 10 (12.35%) System Testing
18 9 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 9 (11.11%) Agile Testing
18 9 (11.11%) SDLC
19 8 (9.88%) API 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 5 (6.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.23%) EPiServer
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) MySQL
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (29.63%) Selenium
2 18 (22.22%) JIRA
3 16 (19.75%) JMeter
4 14 (17.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (14.81%) WebDriver
6 6 (7.41%) Jenkins
7 5 (6.17%) Visual Studio
8 4 (4.94%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.70%) Appium
9 3 (3.70%) Mercurial
9 3 (3.70%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.47%) Jasmine
10 2 (2.47%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (2.47%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.47%) Mocha
10 2 (2.47%) Robot Framework
11 1 (1.23%) Calabash
11 1 (1.23%) Capybara
11 1 (1.23%) Hudson
11 1 (1.23%) Subversion
General
1 7 (8.64%) Games
2 6 (7.41%) Retail
3 5 (6.17%) Finance
4 4 (4.94%) Automotive
4 4 (4.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.23%) Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (41.98%) Analyst
2 28 (34.57%) Test Analyst
3 23 (28.40%) Tester
4 14 (17.28%) Software Tester
5 11 (13.58%) Manual Tester
5 11 (13.58%) Test Engineer
6 8 (9.88%) Test Leader
7 7 (8.64%) Software Analyst
7 7 (8.64%) Software Test Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) Automation Test Lead
8 6 (7.41%) Manual Test Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) Web Tester
9 5 (6.17%) Automation Tester
9 5 (6.17%) Junior
9 5 (6.17%) QA Leader
9 5 (6.17%) QA Tester
9 5 (6.17%) Test Manager
10 4 (4.94%) QA Manager
10 4 (4.94%) Software Engineer
10 4 (4.94%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.58%) Web Services
2 8 (9.88%) .NET
3 6 (7.41%) HTML
3 6 (7.41%) SOAP
4 5 (6.17%) JSON
4 5 (6.17%) REST
5 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.94%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (3.70%) CSS
6 3 (3.70%) RESTful
6 3 (3.70%) XML
7 1 (1.23%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.23%) CSS3
7 1 (1.23%) HTML5
7 1 (1.23%) Middleware
7 1 (1.23%) Node.js
7 1 (1.23%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.47%) Fintech
3 2 (2.47%) iPhone
3 2 (2.47%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.23%) EPoS
4 1 (1.23%) Replication
4 1 (1.23%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.64%) Apple iOS
2 6 (7.41%) Android
3 4 (4.94%) Unix
3 4 (4.94%) Windows
4 2 (2.47%) Linux
4 2 (2.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (58.02%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 25 (30.86%) Automation Testing
4 23 (28.40%) Non-Functional Testing
5 22 (27.16%) Regression Testing
5 22 (27.16%) Scrum
5 22 (27.16%) Test Scripting
6 20 (24.69%) Software Testing
7 19 (23.46%) Functional Testing
8 17 (20.99%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (14.81%) E-Commerce
10 11 (13.58%) Performance Testing
10 11 (13.58%) Unit Testing
11 10 (12.35%) System Testing
12 9 (11.11%) Agile Testing
12 9 (11.11%) SDLC
13 8 (9.88%) API Testing
14 7 (8.64%) Smoke Testing
14 7 (8.64%) Test Automation
14 7 (8.64%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.10%) SQL
2 12 (14.81%) Java
3 11 (13.58%) C#
4 7 (8.64%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.94%) Apple Swift
5 4 (4.94%) Objective-C
6 3 (3.70%) C
6 3 (3.70%) C++
6 3 (3.70%) Python
7 1 (1.23%) Fortran
7 1 (1.23%) PHP
7 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (27.16%) ISEB
2 19 (23.46%) ISTQB
3 9 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (8.64%) Degree
5 1 (1.23%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (60.49%) QA
2 4 (4.94%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (6.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.94%) Cognizant
2 4 (4.94%) Oracle
3 2 (2.47%) HP
3 2 (2.47%) PayPal
4 1 (1.23%) Xamarin
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