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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 162 156 155
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 46 35 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.90% 0.85% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.06% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 46 23 38
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £20,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +7.03%
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
4108 3295 3588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.39% 80.13% 76.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3442 2623 3040
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 £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 February 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 27 February 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 11 £35,000 - 1
Warwickshire -2 10 £35,000 -0.70%
Birmingham -22 10 £35,000 +13.82% 2
Worcestershire -7 6 £28,750 +43.75%
Staffordshire - 6 £45,000 -
Walsall - 2 £32,500 - 2
Herefordshire - 1 £35,000 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (44.83%) QA
2 35 (40.23%) Automated Testing
3 34 (39.08%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (31.03%) ISEB
4 27 (31.03%) SQL
4 27 (31.03%) SQL Server
4 27 (31.03%) Test Scripting
5 21 (24.14%) HTML
6 19 (21.84%) Finance
7 18 (20.69%) Test Automation
8 17 (19.54%) ISTQB
8 17 (19.54%) .NET
9 16 (18.39%) Windows
10 14 (16.09%) Selenium
11 12 (13.79%) Test Management
11 12 (13.79%) Web Services
11 12 (13.79%) XML
11 12 (13.79%) Test Strategy
12 11 (12.64%) CSS
12 11 (12.64%) Oracle
12 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
13 10 (11.49%) Software Testing
13 10 (11.49%) C#
13 10 (11.49%) UNIX
14 9 (10.34%) Bugzilla
14 9 (10.34%) Software Engineering
14 9 (10.34%) JIRA
14 9 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (10.34%) Usability Testing
15 8 (9.20%) Use Case

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.15%) Servitor
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.30%) Firewall
3 1 (1.15%) HTTP
3 1 (1.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.75%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (16.09%) Selenium
2 9 (10.34%) Bugzilla
2 9 (10.34%) JIRA
3 4 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.60%) WebDriver
3 4 (4.60%) Robotium
3 4 (4.60%) Calabash
3 4 (4.60%) Appium
4 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (3.45%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.30%) FitNesse
5 2 (2.30%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.15%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.15%) MSTest
6 1 (1.15%) WATIR
General
1 19 (21.84%) Finance
2 1 (1.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (56.32%) Tester
2 38 (43.68%) Analyst
3 28 (32.18%) Test Analyst
4 27 (31.03%) Software Tester
5 11 (12.64%) QA Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Senior Tester
6 6 (6.90%) Web Tester
7 5 (5.75%) QA Leader
7 5 (5.75%) Software Test Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) QA Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Web Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.60%) Senior Software Tester
8 4 (4.60%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.60%) Mobile Tester
9 3 (3.45%) Application Security Specialist
9 3 (3.45%) Applications Specialist
9 3 (3.45%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.45%) Junior
9 3 (3.45%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (24.14%) HTML
2 17 (19.54%) .NET
3 12 (13.79%) Web Services
3 12 (13.79%) XML
4 11 (12.64%) CSS
5 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.15%) J2EE
6 1 (1.15%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.05%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.75%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.15%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.39%) Windows
2 10 (11.49%) UNIX
3 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (6.90%) Linux
4 4 (4.60%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (40.23%) Automated Testing
2 34 (39.08%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (31.03%) Test Scripting
4 18 (20.69%) Test Automation
5 12 (13.79%) Test Strategy
5 12 (13.79%) Test Management
6 10 (11.49%) Software Testing
7 9 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (10.34%) Usability Testing
7 9 (10.34%) Software Engineering
8 8 (9.20%) Regression Testing
8 8 (9.20%) Use Case
8 8 (9.20%) System Testing
8 8 (9.20%) Time Management
9 7 (8.05%) Integration Testing
9 7 (8.05%) Automation Testing
9 7 (8.05%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.75%) ITIL
11 4 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (4.60%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.03%) SQL
2 10 (11.49%) C#
3 8 (9.20%) VB
4 7 (8.05%) Java
5 6 (6.90%) C++
6 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.60%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (31.03%) ISEB
2 17 (19.54%) ISTQB
3 7 (8.05%) Degree
4 6 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.60%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.15%) VCP4
6 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (44.83%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (12.64%) Oracle
1 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.30%) VMware
3 1 (1.15%) HP
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