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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 177 179 180
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 45 32 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% 0.59% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.75% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 43 31 23
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 £24,000 £27,500 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £40,000 £37,200
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -1.61%
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
4446 4252 3670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.38% 78.15% 75.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3712 3600 3118
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
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 19 September 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 19 September 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%
Birmingham -1 12 £33,500 +11.66%
Staffordshire -10 6 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Warwickshire -2 4 £34,000 +13.33%
Dudley - 4 £30,000 -
Solihull 0 2 £36,750 +22.50% 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 64 (72.73%) SQL
2 44 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 42 (47.73%) Automated Testing
4 40 (45.45%) SQL Server
5 35 (39.77%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (37.50%) ISEB
6 33 (37.50%) Windows
7 30 (34.09%) UNIX
8 27 (30.68%) QA
9 25 (28.41%) HTML
10 22 (25.00%) Oracle
11 20 (22.73%) C#
12 19 (21.59%) .NET
12 19 (21.59%) System Testing
13 18 (20.45%) Degree
13 18 (20.45%) Java
13 18 (20.45%) Microsoft
14 17 (19.32%) C++
14 17 (19.32%) Software Testing
15 16 (18.18%) Finance
16 15 (17.05%) Web Services
16 15 (17.05%) OOP
17 14 (15.91%) OO
17 14 (15.91%) TCP/IP
17 14 (15.91%) VB
17 14 (15.91%) Agile Testing
17 14 (15.91%) Low Latency
18 12 (13.64%) Automation Testing
18 12 (13.64%) Requirements Analysis
18 12 (13.64%) Integration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (11.36%) MS Excel
1 10 (11.36%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Servitor
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.91%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.82%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.82%) Selenium
2 6 (6.82%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (5.68%) MSTest
4 4 (4.55%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.27%) JIRA
5 2 (2.27%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.27%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.27%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.27%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.14%) Selenium IDE
General
1 16 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (1.14%) Advertising
2 1 (1.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 49 (55.68%) Analyst
2 45 (51.14%) Test Analyst
3 35 (39.77%) Tester
4 24 (27.27%) Software Tester
5 18 (20.45%) Software Test Analyst
6 16 (18.18%) Test Manager
7 9 (10.23%) Systems Manager
8 8 (9.09%) Systems Test Analyst
8 8 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (7.95%) QA Engineer
10 6 (6.82%) QA Analyst
11 5 (5.68%) Systems Tester
12 4 (4.55%) Head of Testing
13 3 (3.41%) Technical Manager
14 2 (2.27%) Database Engineer
14 2 (2.27%) Test Leader
14 2 (2.27%) QA Test Analyst
14 2 (2.27%) Software Engineer
15 1 (1.14%) Applications Support
15 1 (1.14%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (28.41%) HTML
2 19 (21.59%) .NET
3 15 (17.05%) Web Services
4 9 (10.23%) XML
5 5 (5.68%) WCF
6 3 (3.41%) CSS
7 2 (2.27%) SOAP
7 2 (2.27%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.95%) User Experience
3 2 (2.27%) iPhone
3 2 (2.27%) iPad
4 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 33 (37.50%) Windows
2 30 (34.09%) UNIX
3 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.41%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.27%) Linux
6 1 (1.14%) Android
6 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 42 (47.73%) Automated Testing
3 35 (39.77%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (21.59%) System Testing
5 17 (19.32%) Software Testing
6 15 (17.05%) OOP
7 14 (15.91%) OO
7 14 (15.91%) Agile Testing
7 14 (15.91%) Low Latency
8 12 (13.64%) Automation Testing
8 12 (13.64%) Requirements Analysis
8 12 (13.64%) Integration Testing
9 10 (11.36%) Line Management
10 9 (10.23%) QMS
10 9 (10.23%) Quality Management
11 8 (9.09%) Unit Testing
11 8 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (7.95%) Usability Testing
12 7 (7.95%) Performance Testing
12 7 (7.95%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 64 (72.73%) SQL
2 20 (22.73%) C#
3 18 (20.45%) Java
4 17 (19.32%) C++
5 14 (15.91%) VB
6 7 (7.95%) PHP
7 3 (3.41%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.41%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.27%) VBScript
8 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 33 (37.50%) ISEB
2 18 (20.45%) Degree
3 4 (4.55%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (30.68%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (25.00%) Oracle
2 18 (20.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.27%) HP
3 2 (2.27%) Apple
4 1 (1.14%) Citrix
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