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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 165 161 173
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 48 36 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.92% 0.79% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.98% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 48 27 33
Average salary £35,000 £29,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.64% -9.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £20,000 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £50,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
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
4174 3688 3779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.33% 81.14% 76.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3492 3013 3185
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +6.25%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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
Solihull +7 13 £35,000 -
Warwickshire -1 10 £33,750 -36.32% 1
Staffordshire +3 8 £60,000 +106.89%
Birmingham -13 7 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Worcestershire -8 4 £28,750 +43.75%
Walsall - 3 £32,500 -
Herefordshire +3 1 £35,000 +75.00%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 39 (43.82%) Automated Testing
2 36 (40.45%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (38.20%) QA
4 28 (31.46%) ISEB
4 28 (31.46%) SQL Server
5 23 (25.84%) Test Scripting
6 22 (24.72%) Test Automation
7 21 (23.60%) .NET
7 21 (23.60%) HTML
8 20 (22.47%) Finance
9 19 (21.35%) SQL
9 19 (21.35%) ISTQB
10 18 (20.22%) Windows
11 15 (16.85%) XML
12 14 (15.73%) Selenium
13 12 (13.48%) CSS
13 12 (13.48%) Web Services
13 12 (13.48%) Microsoft
13 12 (13.48%) Test Strategy
14 11 (12.36%) Test Management
15 10 (11.24%) Usability Testing
15 10 (11.24%) Software Engineering
15 10 (11.24%) C#
15 10 (11.24%) Oracle
16 9 (10.11%) Java
16 9 (10.11%) MS Excel
16 9 (10.11%) Bugzilla
16 9 (10.11%) Regression Testing
16 9 (10.11%) User Acceptance Testing
16 9 (10.11%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 9 (10.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.25%) Firewall
3 1 (1.12%) HTTP
3 1 (1.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (31.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.12%) JasperReports
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (15.73%) Selenium
2 9 (10.11%) Bugzilla
2 9 (10.11%) JIRA
3 8 (8.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.49%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.49%) MSTest
4 4 (4.49%) Robotium
4 4 (4.49%) Calabash
4 4 (4.49%) Appium
5 3 (3.37%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.25%) FitNesse
6 2 (2.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (2.25%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.25%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.12%) WATIR
General
1 20 (22.47%) Finance
2 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.12%) Banking
2 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (50.56%) Tester
2 33 (37.08%) Analyst
3 27 (30.34%) Software Tester
4 24 (26.97%) Test Analyst
5 9 (10.11%) QA Analyst
6 7 (7.87%) Test Leader
7 6 (6.74%) Web Tester
7 6 (6.74%) Senior Tester
8 5 (5.62%) Applications Specialist
8 5 (5.62%) Security Specialist
8 5 (5.62%) QA Leader
8 5 (5.62%) Application Security Specialist
9 4 (4.49%) Mobile Tester
9 4 (4.49%) Senior Software Tester
9 4 (4.49%) Web Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) Team Leader
10 3 (3.37%) Consultant
10 3 (3.37%) Test Manager
10 3 (3.37%) UAT Tester
10 3 (3.37%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.60%) HTML
1 21 (23.60%) .NET
2 15 (16.85%) XML
3 12 (13.48%) CSS
3 12 (13.48%) Web Services
4 7 (7.87%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.12%) Velocity
5 1 (1.12%) HTML5
5 1 (1.12%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Management Information System
1 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.62%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.22%) Windows
2 8 (8.99%) UNIX
3 6 (6.74%) Linux
3 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.49%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.25%) Android
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (43.82%) Automated Testing
2 36 (40.45%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (25.84%) Test Scripting
4 22 (24.72%) Test Automation
5 12 (13.48%) Test Strategy
6 11 (12.36%) Test Management
7 10 (11.24%) Usability Testing
7 10 (11.24%) Software Engineering
8 9 (10.11%) Regression Testing
8 9 (10.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (8.99%) Software Testing
9 8 (8.99%) Use Case
9 8 (8.99%) Time Management
10 7 (7.87%) System Testing
10 7 (7.87%) Mentoring
11 6 (6.74%) Automation Testing
11 6 (6.74%) Integration Testing
12 5 (5.62%) Security Testing
12 5 (5.62%) Migration
12 5 (5.62%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.35%) SQL
2 10 (11.24%) C#
3 9 (10.11%) Java
4 7 (7.87%) C++
4 7 (7.87%) VB
5 5 (5.62%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.49%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (31.46%) ISEB
2 19 (21.35%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.74%) Degree
3 6 (6.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.49%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (38.20%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.25%) vSphere
Vendors
1 12 (13.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.24%) Oracle
3 2 (2.25%) VMware
4 1 (1.12%) Sage
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