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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 175 165 156
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 35 44 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.66% 0.83% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.02% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 34 44 48
Average salary £32,500 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
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
4371 4316 4001
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.86% 81.77% 78.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3619 3627 3354
Average salary £42,500 £42,350 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.35% +5.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Solihull - 10 £30,000 -
Birmingham -20 8 £42,500 +26.86%
Staffordshire +12 7 £60,000 +106.89% 1
Worcestershire -4 3 £23,000 +15.00%
Warwickshire -12 2 £28,000 -30.00%
Walsall - 1 £34,000 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 50 (60.98%) Automated Testing
2 38 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (42.68%) QA
4 32 (39.02%) Test Scripting
5 24 (29.27%) Test Automation
6 23 (28.05%) ISEB
7 22 (26.83%) SQL Server
8 18 (21.95%) SQL
9 17 (20.73%) .NET
10 16 (19.51%) Web Services
10 16 (19.51%) XML
10 16 (19.51%) HTML
11 15 (18.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (18.29%) ISTQB
12 14 (17.07%) Selenium
13 13 (15.85%) Java
13 13 (15.85%) CSS
14 12 (14.63%) Windows
15 11 (13.41%) Scrum
15 11 (13.41%) Software Engineering
15 11 (13.41%) Usability Testing
15 11 (13.41%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (13.41%) Mobile App
16 10 (12.20%) Automation Testing
16 10 (12.20%) Unit Testing
16 10 (12.20%) Finance
16 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
17 9 (10.98%) ASP.NET
17 9 (10.98%) MS Excel
17 9 (10.98%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 9 (10.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) Internet
1 1 (1.22%) HTTP
1 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) JasperReports
2 2 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.22%) MySQL
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (17.07%) Selenium
2 11 (13.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (10.98%) Bugzilla
3 9 (10.98%) JIRA
4 5 (6.10%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.88%) Robotium
5 4 (4.88%) Calabash
5 4 (4.88%) Appium
6 3 (3.66%) MSTest
7 2 (2.44%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.44%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.22%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.22%) WATIR
General
1 10 (12.20%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Banking
3 2 (2.44%) Retail
3 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (45.12%) Tester
2 35 (42.68%) Analyst
3 27 (32.93%) Test Analyst
3 27 (32.93%) Software Tester
4 9 (10.98%) Applications Specialist
4 9 (10.98%) Security Specialist
4 9 (10.98%) Application Security Specialist
5 8 (9.76%) QA Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Test Leader
7 5 (6.10%) Web Tester
7 5 (6.10%) Junior
8 4 (4.88%) Web Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Senior Tester
8 4 (4.88%) Senior Software Tester
8 4 (4.88%) Mobile Tester
9 3 (3.66%) Junior Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Junior Test Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Lead Test Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.73%) .NET
2 16 (19.51%) Web Services
2 16 (19.51%) XML
2 16 (19.51%) HTML
3 13 (15.85%) CSS
4 9 (10.98%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.44%) HTML5
6 1 (1.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.41%) Mobile App
2 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.10%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.10%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.44%) User Experience
5 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.63%) Windows
2 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (6.10%) Windows 7
2 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.88%) Linux
3 4 (4.88%) Mac OS
4 3 (3.66%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (60.98%) Automated Testing
2 38 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (39.02%) Test Scripting
4 24 (29.27%) Test Automation
5 15 (18.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (13.41%) Scrum
6 11 (13.41%) Software Engineering
6 11 (13.41%) Usability Testing
7 10 (12.20%) Automation Testing
7 10 (12.20%) Unit Testing
8 9 (10.98%) Information Security
8 9 (10.98%) Ethical Hacking
8 9 (10.98%) Security Testing
9 8 (9.76%) Agile Testing
9 8 (9.76%) Test Strategy
9 8 (9.76%) Performance Testing
9 8 (9.76%) System Testing
9 8 (9.76%) Regression Testing
10 7 (8.54%) Test Management
11 6 (7.32%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.95%) SQL
2 13 (15.85%) Java
3 9 (10.98%) C++
4 5 (6.10%) C#
5 3 (3.66%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (28.05%) ISEB
2 15 (18.29%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.66%) Degree
5 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (42.68%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.44%) Sage
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
REPL
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Competitive benefits package
Posted: 23 days ago