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

3 months to
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 151 187 183
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -4
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 80 42 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.36% 0.74% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 0.85% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 78 37 40
Median salary £33,500 £30,750 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.94% -8.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,850 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,500 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
5133 4947 4506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.31% 87.03% 83.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4036 4021 3732
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £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 23 August 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 August 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 -8 32 £37,500 +20.00% 2
Coventry +17 14 £37,500 +66.66% 2
Warwickshire +5 8 £34,000 -9.33% 2
Staffordshire -1 7 £32,500 +3.17% 2
Wolverhampton +7 6 £27,250 -35.88%
Worcestershire - 6 £32,500 -
Solihull +17 3 £22,500 -15.09% 1
Halesowen - 2 £21,000 - 1
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 August 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 60 (43.48%) Automated Testing
2 57 (41.30%) QA
3 49 (35.51%) SQL
4 48 (34.78%) Finance
5 44 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (27.54%) Test Scripting
7 36 (26.09%) ISTQB
7 36 (26.09%) ISEB
8 29 (21.01%) Automation Testing
9 28 (20.29%) Software Testing
10 27 (19.57%) JIRA
11 26 (18.84%) Mentoring
11 26 (18.84%) Functional Testing
12 24 (17.39%) Selenium
12 24 (17.39%) Regression Testing
13 23 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 23 (16.67%) Mobile App
13 23 (16.67%) Test Strategy
14 22 (15.94%) MS Excel
15 20 (14.49%) Scrum
15 20 (14.49%) Defect Management
15 20 (14.49%) Defect Tracking
16 19 (13.77%) SDLC
16 19 (13.77%) Non-Functional Testing
16 19 (13.77%) Integration Testing
16 19 (13.77%) Test Management
17 18 (13.04%) Unit Testing
17 18 (13.04%) Microsoft
18 17 (12.32%) Games
19 16 (11.59%) Windows

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 (2.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 22 (15.94%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (19.57%) JIRA
2 24 (17.39%) Selenium
3 9 (6.52%) WebDriver
4 8 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (5.80%) Visual Studio
5 7 (5.07%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.35%) HP UFT
6 6 (4.35%) LoadUI
6 6 (4.35%) SoapUI
7 5 (3.62%) Git (software)
7 5 (3.62%) SilkPerformer
7 5 (3.62%) Subversion
8 4 (2.90%) Mercurial
9 3 (2.17%) Hudson
9 3 (2.17%) JIRA Agile
9 3 (2.17%) NUnit
9 3 (2.17%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (2.17%) Serena SBM
9 3 (2.17%) TestDirector
9 3 (2.17%) WinRunner
General
1 48 (34.78%) Finance
2 17 (12.32%) Games
3 8 (5.80%) Back Office
4 7 (5.07%) Automotive
5 5 (3.62%) Electronics
6 2 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 71 (51.45%) Analyst
2 62 (44.93%) Test Analyst
3 42 (30.43%) Tester
4 35 (25.36%) Software Tester
5 21 (15.22%) Software Analyst
6 18 (13.04%) Software Test Analyst
6 18 (13.04%) Test Leader
7 15 (10.87%) Lead Tester
8 14 (10.14%) Senior Analyst
9 13 (9.42%) Senior Test Analyst
10 12 (8.70%) QA Analyst
11 11 (7.97%) Manual Tester
12 10 (7.25%) Automation Test Analyst
12 10 (7.25%) Lead Test Analyst
12 10 (7.25%) Test Engineer
12 10 (7.25%) Test Manager
13 9 (6.52%) QA Tester
13 9 (6.52%) Senior Tester
14 8 (5.80%) Games Tester
14 8 (5.80%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.97%) XML
2 8 (5.80%) Web Services
3 7 (5.07%) HTML
4 6 (4.35%) CSS
5 3 (2.17%) Ajax
5 3 (2.17%) jQuery
5 3 (2.17%) X-Windows
6 2 (1.45%) .NET
6 2 (1.45%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.72%) HTML5
7 1 (0.72%) MEAN Stack
7 1 (0.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.17%) Client/Server
2 3 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.59%) Windows
2 9 (6.52%) Linux
3 7 (5.07%) Unix
4 3 (2.17%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.17%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.17%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.17%) Windows 8
4 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.45%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.72%) Android
6 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (43.48%) Automated Testing
2 44 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (27.54%) Test Scripting
4 29 (21.01%) Automation Testing
5 28 (20.29%) Software Testing
6 26 (18.84%) Functional Testing
6 26 (18.84%) Mentoring
7 24 (17.39%) Regression Testing
8 23 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 23 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (14.49%) Defect Management
9 20 (14.49%) Defect Tracking
9 20 (14.49%) Scrum
10 19 (13.77%) Integration Testing
10 19 (13.77%) Non-Functional Testing
10 19 (13.77%) SDLC
10 19 (13.77%) Test Management
11 18 (13.04%) Unit Testing
12 13 (9.42%) Exploratory Testing
12 13 (9.42%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 49 (35.51%) SQL
2 10 (7.25%) Java
3 6 (4.35%) C
3 6 (4.35%) C++
3 6 (4.35%) Python
4 5 (3.62%) C#
5 4 (2.90%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.17%) Fortran
7 2 (1.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 36 (26.09%) ISEB
1 36 (26.09%) ISTQB
2 8 (5.80%) Degree
3 6 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (41.30%) QA
2 4 (2.90%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.52%) HP
3 6 (4.35%) Serena
4 5 (3.62%) PayPal
5 4 (2.90%) Oracle
6 1 (0.72%) SAP
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Midlands
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £27500.00 - £36000.00 per annum + 20% bonus plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £33000 - £37000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 7 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £26k - 39k per year
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago