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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 174 169 181
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 46 34 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.63% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.81% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 44 33 25
Average salary £33,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,250 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £40,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.58%
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
4448 4205 3711
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.90% 78.31% 76.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3741 3558 3141
Average salary £42,350 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.87% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +6 16 £31,500 -21.25% 1
Birmingham -4 11 £33,500 +11.66% 1
Staffordshire -2 7 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Warwickshire -5 4 £34,000 +13.33%
Dudley - 4 £30,000 -
Solihull +1 2 £36,750 +15.74%
Wolverhampton -3 1 £27,500 -16.03%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 61 (70.93%) SQL
2 42 (48.84%) Automated Testing
2 42 (48.84%) Test Scripting
3 39 (45.35%) SQL Server
4 33 (38.37%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (36.05%) ISEB
6 30 (34.88%) Windows
7 28 (32.56%) UNIX
8 27 (31.40%) QA
9 24 (27.91%) HTML
10 21 (24.42%) Oracle
11 20 (23.26%) C#
12 18 (20.93%) Java
12 18 (20.93%) .NET
12 18 (20.93%) Degree
13 17 (19.77%) Software Testing
13 17 (19.77%) System Testing
13 17 (19.77%) C++
14 16 (18.60%) Microsoft
15 15 (17.44%) OOP
15 15 (17.44%) Finance
16 14 (16.28%) OO
16 14 (16.28%) TCP/IP
16 14 (16.28%) Web Services
16 14 (16.28%) Agile Testing
16 14 (16.28%) Low Latency
17 13 (15.12%) VB
18 11 (12.79%) Automation Testing
18 11 (12.79%) Requirements Analysis
18 11 (12.79%) Integration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 10 (11.63%) MS PowerPoint
1 10 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Servitor
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.28%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (45.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.98%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (6.98%) Selenium
2 6 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.98%) Visual Studio
3 5 (5.81%) LoadRunner
4 4 (4.65%) MSTest
5 2 (2.33%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.33%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.33%) JIRA
6 1 (1.16%) Selenium IDE
General
1 15 (17.44%) Finance
2 1 (1.16%) Advertising
2 1 (1.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 49 (56.98%) Analyst
2 45 (52.33%) Test Analyst
3 33 (38.37%) Tester
4 23 (26.74%) Software Tester
5 18 (20.93%) Software Test Analyst
6 15 (17.44%) Test Manager
7 8 (9.30%) Systems Manager
7 8 (9.30%) QA Engineer
8 7 (8.14%) Systems Test Analyst
8 7 (8.14%) Systems Analyst
9 6 (6.98%) QA Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) Head of Testing
10 4 (4.65%) Systems Tester
11 3 (3.49%) Technical Manager
12 2 (2.33%) Test Leader
12 2 (2.33%) Database Engineer
12 2 (2.33%) Software Engineer
12 2 (2.33%) QA Test Analyst
13 1 (1.16%) Junior
13 1 (1.16%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (27.91%) HTML
2 18 (20.93%) .NET
3 14 (16.28%) Web Services
4 9 (10.47%) XML
5 4 (4.65%) WCF
6 3 (3.49%) CSS
7 2 (2.33%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.14%) User Experience
3 2 (2.33%) iPad
3 2 (2.33%) iPhone
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 30 (34.88%) Windows
2 28 (32.56%) UNIX
3 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.49%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.33%) Linux
6 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (48.84%) Automated Testing
1 42 (48.84%) Test Scripting
2 33 (38.37%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (19.77%) Software Testing
3 17 (19.77%) System Testing
4 15 (17.44%) OOP
5 14 (16.28%) OO
5 14 (16.28%) Agile Testing
5 14 (16.28%) Low Latency
6 11 (12.79%) Automation Testing
6 11 (12.79%) Requirements Analysis
6 11 (12.79%) Integration Testing
7 10 (11.63%) Line Management
8 9 (10.47%) Quality Management
8 9 (10.47%) QMS
9 7 (8.14%) Test Automation
9 7 (8.14%) Performance Testing
9 7 (8.14%) Unit Testing
9 7 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (6.98%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (70.93%) SQL
2 20 (23.26%) C#
3 18 (20.93%) Java
4 17 (19.77%) C++
5 13 (15.12%) VB
6 7 (8.14%) PHP
7 3 (3.49%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.33%) VBScript
8 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 31 (36.05%) ISEB
2 18 (20.93%) Degree
3 4 (4.65%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (31.40%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (24.42%) Oracle
2 16 (18.60%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.49%) HP
4 2 (2.33%) Apple
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 20 days ago