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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 180 172 166
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 52 38 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.92% 0.76% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.93% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 49 38 18
Average salary £39,000 £33,250 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.29% +3.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
4922 4103 3527
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 86.96% 82.56% 82.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4051 3503 2840
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 13 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(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 +8 19 £40,000 +23.07%
Birmingham +7 17 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Solihull +14 11 £42,500 +21.42%
Warwickshire -16 6 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Worcestershire -9 2 - -
Walsall -11 1 £40,000 +20.30%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 71 (68.27%) Automated Testing
2 57 (54.81%) QA
3 52 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (40.38%) Software Testing
5 35 (33.65%) ISEB
6 31 (29.81%) Automation Testing
7 29 (27.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 28 (26.92%) Functional Testing
9 26 (25.00%) ISTQB
10 24 (23.08%) SQL
11 19 (18.27%) Test Strategy
12 18 (17.31%) Finance
13 16 (15.38%) C#
13 16 (15.38%) Selenium
13 16 (15.38%) Degree
13 16 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (13.46%) E-Commerce
14 14 (13.46%) Performance Testing
15 13 (12.50%) Waterfall
15 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
15 13 (12.50%) Windows
15 13 (12.50%) Scrum
16 12 (11.54%) Regression Testing
16 12 (11.54%) Web Testing
16 12 (11.54%) Test Scripting
17 11 (10.58%) Test Automation
17 11 (10.58%) Agile Testing
17 11 (10.58%) Defect Tracking
18 10 (9.62%) SDLC
18 10 (9.62%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (5.77%) MS Office
2 5 (4.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.88%) SaaS
2 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (15.38%) Selenium
2 8 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (7.69%) WebDriver
3 6 (5.77%) Appium
3 6 (5.77%) Cucumber
3 6 (5.77%) Eclipse
3 6 (5.77%) IntelliJ
3 6 (5.77%) JBehave
3 6 (5.77%) SpecFlow
3 6 (5.77%) TestNG
4 5 (4.81%) Ranorex
5 4 (3.85%) JIRA
5 4 (3.85%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.88%) NeoLoad
7 2 (1.92%) Introscope
7 2 (1.92%) JMeter
7 2 (1.92%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.92%) MSTest
8 1 (0.96%) Serena SBM
8 1 (0.96%) WinRunner
General
1 18 (17.31%) Finance
2 4 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.88%) Games
4 1 (0.96%) Billing
4 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (55.77%) Analyst
2 55 (52.88%) Test Analyst
3 26 (25.00%) Tester
4 25 (24.04%) Software Analyst
4 25 (24.04%) Software Test Analyst
5 16 (15.38%) QA Analyst
6 15 (14.42%) QA Test Analyst
6 15 (14.42%) Test Engineer
7 14 (13.46%) QA Engineer
7 14 (13.46%) QA Leader
7 14 (13.46%) Software Tester
7 14 (13.46%) Test Leader
8 13 (12.50%) Software QA Engineer
9 12 (11.54%) QA Tester
10 10 (9.62%) Automation Analyst
10 10 (9.62%) Automation Test Analyst
10 10 (9.62%) Software Test Engineer
11 9 (8.65%) Manual Test Analyst
12 7 (6.73%) QA Test Engineer
12 7 (6.73%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.73%) Web Services
2 6 (5.77%) J2EE
3 3 (2.88%) .NET
3 3 (2.88%) XML
4 1 (0.96%) HTML
4 1 (0.96%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.81%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.88%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.96%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.50%) Windows
2 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.88%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.88%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.88%) Windows 8
3 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.92%) Unix
5 1 (0.96%) Android
5 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (68.27%) Automated Testing
2 52 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (40.38%) Software Testing
4 31 (29.81%) Automation Testing
5 29 (27.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 28 (26.92%) Functional Testing
7 19 (18.27%) Test Strategy
8 14 (13.46%) E-Commerce
8 14 (13.46%) Performance Testing
9 13 (12.50%) Scrum
9 13 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 12 (11.54%) Regression Testing
10 12 (11.54%) Test Scripting
10 12 (11.54%) Web Testing
11 11 (10.58%) Agile Testing
11 11 (10.58%) Defect Tracking
11 11 (10.58%) Test Automation
12 10 (9.62%) SDLC
13 9 (8.65%) Time Management
14 7 (6.73%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.08%) SQL
2 16 (15.38%) C#
3 10 (9.62%) Java
4 5 (4.81%) C++
5 4 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (33.65%) ISEB
2 26 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 16 (15.38%) Degree
4 9 (8.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.96%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (54.81%) QA
2 4 (3.85%) ISO 9000
2 4 (3.85%) TickIT
3 1 (0.96%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (6.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.65%) HP
3 4 (3.85%) Oracle
4 2 (1.92%) AppDynamics
4 2 (1.92%) hybris
5 1 (0.96%) Dynatrace
5 1 (0.96%) New Relic
Warwick
ECOM
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago