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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 179 187 178
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 32 26 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.47% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.60% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 31 24 25
Average salary £33,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £29,350 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £42,500 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
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
4141 4315 3651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 76.40% 77.33% 75.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3419 3640 3109
Average salary £41,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 - 17 £34,500 - 1
Birmingham +6 11 £33,500 +11.66%
Warwickshire +8 3 £30,000 -3.22%
Solihull -3 2 £36,750 +22.50%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 48 (64.00%) SQL
2 42 (56.00%) SQL Server
3 35 (46.67%) ISEB
4 33 (44.00%) UNIX
4 33 (44.00%) Windows
4 33 (44.00%) Test Scripting
5 26 (34.67%) Oracle
5 26 (34.67%) Automated Testing
6 23 (30.67%) HTML
7 22 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (25.33%) Finance
8 19 (25.33%) Degree
9 18 (24.00%) C#
10 17 (22.67%) VB
10 17 (22.67%) System Testing
11 14 (18.67%) Agile Testing
11 14 (18.67%) Low Latency
11 14 (18.67%) C++
11 14 (18.67%) Web Services
11 14 (18.67%) TCP/IP
11 14 (18.67%) OOP
11 14 (18.67%) OO
12 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
13 11 (14.67%) .NET
13 11 (14.67%) Automation Testing
13 11 (14.67%) QA
13 11 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (14.67%) Integration Testing
14 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (13.33%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (6.67%) MS Office
2 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (56.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (6.67%) MSTest
4 4 (5.33%) LoadRunner
5 3 (4.00%) Selenium
6 2 (2.67%) JIRA
6 2 (2.67%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.67%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (25.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 41 (54.67%) Analyst
2 40 (53.33%) Test Analyst
3 31 (41.33%) Tester
4 20 (26.67%) Software Tester
5 18 (24.00%) Test Manager
6 11 (14.67%) Systems Manager
7 8 (10.67%) Systems Analyst
7 8 (10.67%) Systems Test Analyst
7 8 (10.67%) Software Test Analyst
8 6 (8.00%) Systems Tester
9 3 (4.00%) Technical Manager
9 3 (4.00%) Coordinator
9 3 (4.00%) Test Coordinator
9 3 (4.00%) Functional Tester
9 3 (4.00%) Release Coordinator
10 2 (2.67%) Test Leader
10 2 (2.67%) QA Engineer
11 1 (1.33%) Junior Tester
11 1 (1.33%) Team Leader
11 1 (1.33%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (30.67%) HTML
2 14 (18.67%) Web Services
3 11 (14.67%) .NET
4 8 (10.67%) XML
5 5 (6.67%) WCF
6 3 (4.00%) CSS
7 2 (2.67%) SOAP
7 2 (2.67%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.67%) iPhone
1 2 (2.67%) iPad
2 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 33 (44.00%) UNIX
1 33 (44.00%) Windows
2 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.00%) Windows 2000
4 2 (2.67%) Linux
5 1 (1.33%) Android
5 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.00%) Test Scripting
2 26 (34.67%) Automated Testing
3 22 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (22.67%) System Testing
5 14 (18.67%) Agile Testing
5 14 (18.67%) OOP
5 14 (18.67%) OO
5 14 (18.67%) Low Latency
6 11 (14.67%) Automation Testing
6 11 (14.67%) Integration Testing
6 11 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (13.33%) Test Strategy
8 8 (10.67%) Regression Testing
9 7 (9.33%) Software Testing
9 7 (9.33%) Unit Testing
9 7 (9.33%) Usability Testing
10 6 (8.00%) Performance Testing
10 6 (8.00%) Data Migration
10 6 (8.00%) Test Automation
10 6 (8.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 48 (64.00%) SQL
2 18 (24.00%) C#
3 17 (22.67%) VB
4 14 (18.67%) C++
5 8 (10.67%) Java
6 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.67%) VBScript
7 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (46.67%) ISEB
2 19 (25.33%) Degree
3 6 (8.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.67%) QA
Vendors
1 26 (34.67%) Oracle
2 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.67%) HP
3 2 (2.67%) Apple
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £28000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary
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