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 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 156 189 176
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -13
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 82 43 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.34% 0.73% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 0.84% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 79 40 42
Median salary £33,500 £32,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.07% -2.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £47,850 £42,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
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
5326 5147 4438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.00% 87.13% 83.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4143 4185 3676
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £28,000
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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Birmingham 0 25 £37,500 +15.38% 4
Coventry +19 17 £37,500 +66.66%
Warwickshire +12 12 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Staffordshire 0 10 £27,000 -16.92% 4
Wolverhampton +2 7 £28,000 -34.11% 3
Worcestershire +10 6 £46,250 +101.08% 1
Solihull +11 2 £22,500 -25.00%
Halesowen - 1 £21,000 - 3
Herefordshire - 1 £22,500 -
Shropshire - 1 £47,500 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 69 (47.92%) Automated Testing
2 59 (40.97%) QA
3 55 (38.19%) SQL
4 49 (34.03%) Finance
5 46 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (31.25%) ISEB
7 43 (29.86%) ISTQB
8 34 (23.61%) Software Testing
9 32 (22.22%) Automation Testing
10 31 (21.53%) Test Scripting
11 30 (20.83%) Regression Testing
12 29 (20.14%) User Acceptance Testing
13 28 (19.44%) Functional Testing
14 26 (18.06%) Mentoring
15 25 (17.36%) MS Excel
16 24 (16.67%) Selenium
17 23 (15.97%) Microsoft
17 23 (15.97%) Test Strategy
18 22 (15.28%) JIRA
19 21 (14.58%) Integration Testing
20 20 (13.89%) Scrum
20 20 (13.89%) Mobile App
20 20 (13.89%) Defect Management
20 20 (13.89%) Defect Tracking
21 19 (13.19%) SDLC
22 18 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
23 17 (11.81%) Windows
24 16 (11.11%) Test Management
25 15 (10.42%) Unit Testing
25 15 (10.42%) System 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 3 (2.08%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 25 (17.36%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (16.67%) Selenium
2 22 (15.28%) JIRA
3 13 (9.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (9.03%) Visual Studio
4 9 (6.25%) WebDriver
5 6 (4.17%) HP UFT
5 6 (4.17%) LoadUI
5 6 (4.17%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.78%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.78%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.78%) Serena SBM
6 4 (2.78%) SilkPerformer
6 4 (2.78%) Subversion
6 4 (2.78%) TestDirector
6 4 (2.78%) WinRunner
7 3 (2.08%) Appium
7 3 (2.08%) NUnit
7 3 (2.08%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (1.39%) Hudson
8 2 (1.39%) JIRA Agile
General
1 49 (34.03%) Finance
2 15 (10.42%) Games
3 7 (4.86%) Back Office
4 4 (2.78%) Automotive
5 2 (1.39%) Electronics
5 2 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (56.25%) Analyst
2 74 (51.39%) Test Analyst
3 36 (25.00%) Tester
4 29 (20.14%) Software Tester
5 25 (17.36%) Software Analyst
6 22 (15.28%) Software Test Analyst
7 16 (11.11%) Test Leader
8 15 (10.42%) QA Analyst
9 14 (9.72%) Lead Tester
9 14 (9.72%) SQL Analyst
10 13 (9.03%) Test Engineer
11 12 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
11 12 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
11 12 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
12 10 (6.94%) Lead Test Analyst
12 10 (6.94%) Manual Tester
12 10 (6.94%) Senior Test Engineer
13 9 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
13 9 (6.25%) Test Manager
14 8 (5.56%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.64%) XML
2 9 (6.25%) Web Services
3 6 (4.17%) HTML
4 5 (3.47%) CSS
5 3 (2.08%) Ajax
5 3 (2.08%) jQuery
6 2 (1.39%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.89%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.86%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.81%) Windows
2 8 (5.56%) Unix
2 8 (5.56%) Windows 10
2 8 (5.56%) Windows 7
2 8 (5.56%) Windows 8
2 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (4.86%) Linux
4 2 (1.39%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (47.92%) Automated Testing
2 46 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (23.61%) Software Testing
4 32 (22.22%) Automation Testing
5 31 (21.53%) Test Scripting
6 30 (20.83%) Regression Testing
7 29 (20.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 28 (19.44%) Functional Testing
9 26 (18.06%) Mentoring
10 23 (15.97%) Test Strategy
11 21 (14.58%) Integration Testing
12 20 (13.89%) Defect Management
12 20 (13.89%) Defect Tracking
12 20 (13.89%) Scrum
13 19 (13.19%) SDLC
14 18 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
15 16 (11.11%) Test Management
16 15 (10.42%) System Testing
16 15 (10.42%) Unit Testing
17 12 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (38.19%) SQL
2 13 (9.03%) Java
3 5 (3.47%) C
3 5 (3.47%) Python
4 4 (2.78%) C#
4 4 (2.78%) C++
4 4 (2.78%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.39%) Fortran
6 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (31.25%) ISEB
2 43 (29.86%) ISTQB
3 9 (6.25%) Degree
3 9 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (4.86%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.86%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (40.97%) QA
2 5 (3.47%) SLA
Systems Management
1 12 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (15.97%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.33%) HP
3 6 (4.17%) Serena
4 4 (2.78%) Oracle
4 4 (2.78%) PayPal
5 1 (0.69%) SAP
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Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
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Wolverhampton
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Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Package
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Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £31,559 - £37,871 plus excellent benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
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