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

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 165 180 187
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +7
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 64 41 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.12% 0.76% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.87% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 63 39 43
Median salary £33,000 £28,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -14.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £23,000 £24,000
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
5008 4697 4707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.86% 86.87% 83.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3938 3873 3950
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,350
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +0.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £63,299
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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +1 31 £37,500 +53.06% 2
Warwickshire +6 7 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Worcestershire +19 6 £32,500 +25.00%
Staffordshire +4 5 £33,500 +21.81% 1
Solihull +13 4 £28,750 +4.54% 1
Wolverhampton 0 4 £26,500 -37.64%
Coventry -1 4 £50,500 +92.38% 2
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 25 September 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 (43.80%) QA
2 56 (40.88%) Automated Testing
3 48 (35.04%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (33.58%) SQL
5 42 (30.66%) Finance
6 38 (27.74%) Test Scripting
7 37 (27.01%) ISTQB
8 36 (26.28%) ISEB
9 30 (21.90%) JIRA
10 27 (19.71%) Automation Testing
11 25 (18.25%) Mobile App
11 25 (18.25%) Mentoring
12 24 (17.52%) Functional Testing
13 23 (16.79%) Defect Tracking
13 23 (16.79%) Software Testing
13 23 (16.79%) Regression Testing
14 22 (16.06%) Scrum
15 21 (15.33%) Games
16 20 (14.60%) Non-Functional Testing
17 19 (13.87%) Test Strategy
17 19 (13.87%) Test Management
17 19 (13.87%) SDLC
17 19 (13.87%) Defect Management
17 19 (13.87%) MS Excel
17 19 (13.87%) User Acceptance Testing
18 18 (13.14%) Selenium
19 17 (12.41%) Integration Testing
20 16 (11.68%) Unit Testing
20 16 (11.68%) Windows
20 16 (11.68%) Microsoft

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 (2.19%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.73%) Confluence
Applications
1 19 (13.87%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (21.90%) JIRA
2 18 (13.14%) Selenium
3 11 (8.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (5.84%) Jenkins
4 8 (5.84%) WebDriver
5 7 (5.11%) Visual Studio
6 6 (4.38%) HP UFT
6 6 (4.38%) LoadUI
6 6 (4.38%) SoapUI
7 5 (3.65%) Git (software)
7 5 (3.65%) Mercurial
7 5 (3.65%) SilkPerformer
7 5 (3.65%) Subversion
8 3 (2.19%) Hudson
8 3 (2.19%) JIRA Agile
8 3 (2.19%) NUnit
8 3 (2.19%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (1.46%) Appium
9 2 (1.46%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (1.46%) Robot Framework
General
1 42 (30.66%) Finance
2 21 (15.33%) Games
3 8 (5.84%) Automotive
3 8 (5.84%) Back Office
4 5 (3.65%) Electronics
5 3 (2.19%) Retail
6 1 (0.73%) Banking
6 1 (0.73%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (45.99%) Analyst
2 54 (39.42%) Test Analyst
3 47 (34.31%) Tester
4 37 (27.01%) Software Tester
5 17 (12.41%) Test Leader
6 16 (11.68%) Software Analyst
7 15 (10.95%) Lead Tester
7 15 (10.95%) Software Test Analyst
8 13 (9.49%) QA Tester
8 13 (9.49%) Senior Analyst
9 12 (8.76%) QA Analyst
9 12 (8.76%) Senior Test Analyst
10 11 (8.03%) Manual Tester
11 10 (7.30%) Senior Tester
11 10 (7.30%) Test Manager
12 9 (6.57%) Applications Tester
12 9 (6.57%) Automation Test Analyst
12 9 (6.57%) Lead Test Analyst
13 8 (5.84%) Games Tester
13 8 (5.84%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.49%) XML
2 9 (6.57%) Web Services
3 8 (5.84%) HTML
4 7 (5.11%) CSS
5 4 (2.92%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (2.19%) .NET
6 3 (2.19%) Ajax
6 3 (2.19%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.19%) jQuery
6 3 (2.19%) X-Windows
7 2 (1.46%) HTML5
8 1 (0.73%) CSS3
8 1 (0.73%) MEAN Stack
8 1 (0.73%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.25%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.46%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.73%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.73%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.68%) Windows
2 10 (7.30%) Linux
3 7 (5.11%) Unix
4 4 (2.92%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.19%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.46%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.46%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.46%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.46%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.73%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (40.88%) Automated Testing
2 48 (35.04%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (27.74%) Test Scripting
4 27 (19.71%) Automation Testing
5 25 (18.25%) Mentoring
6 24 (17.52%) Functional Testing
7 23 (16.79%) Defect Tracking
7 23 (16.79%) Regression Testing
7 23 (16.79%) Software Testing
8 22 (16.06%) Scrum
9 20 (14.60%) Non-Functional Testing
10 19 (13.87%) Defect Management
10 19 (13.87%) SDLC
10 19 (13.87%) Test Management
10 19 (13.87%) Test Strategy
10 19 (13.87%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (12.41%) Integration Testing
12 16 (11.68%) Unit Testing
13 13 (9.49%) Agile Testing
13 13 (9.49%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 46 (33.58%) SQL
2 8 (5.84%) Java
3 7 (5.11%) C
3 7 (5.11%) C++
3 7 (5.11%) Python
4 6 (4.38%) C#
5 4 (2.92%) Apple Swift
5 4 (2.92%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.92%) Objective-C
5 4 (2.92%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.19%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 37 (27.01%) ISTQB
2 36 (26.28%) ISEB
3 8 (5.84%) Degree
4 7 (5.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (4.38%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.46%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (43.80%) QA
2 3 (2.19%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (6.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (11.68%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.57%) HP
3 6 (4.38%) Serena
4 5 (3.65%) PayPal
5 3 (2.19%) Oracle
6 1 (0.73%) SAP
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £21648 - £26699.20 per annum + 46 days hols + exc pension + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £27500.00 - £36000.00 per annum + 20% bonus plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Midcounties Cooperative
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Montash Associates
Salary: £60000 - £78000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago