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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 169 148 162
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +14
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 50 44 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.94% 0.90% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.11% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 50 39 44
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £20,000 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
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
4295 3965 3953
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.79% 80.72% 77.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3585 3288 3307
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +13 13 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Warwickshire -3 11 £35,000 -30.00%
Birmingham -16 10 £35,000 +7.69%
Staffordshire +5 9 £60,000 +106.89% 1
Walsall - 3 £32,500 -
Worcestershire -8 1 £27,500 +37.50%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 47 (53.41%) Automated Testing
2 38 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (39.77%) QA
4 28 (31.82%) SQL Server
5 27 (30.68%) Test Scripting
6 25 (28.41%) Test Automation
6 25 (28.41%) .NET
6 25 (28.41%) ISEB
7 19 (21.59%) HTML
7 19 (21.59%) SQL
8 18 (20.45%) Windows
8 18 (20.45%) ISTQB
9 16 (18.18%) XML
10 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
10 15 (17.05%) Web Services
11 14 (15.91%) Java
11 14 (15.91%) Finance
11 14 (15.91%) Selenium
12 13 (14.77%) CSS
13 12 (13.64%) MS Excel
13 12 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (12.50%) Usability Testing
14 11 (12.50%) Software Engineering
14 11 (12.50%) ASP.NET
14 11 (12.50%) C++
14 11 (12.50%) Regression Testing
15 10 (11.36%) C#
15 10 (11.36%) Test Strategy
16 9 (10.23%) Automation Testing

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 12 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.27%) Firewall
3 1 (1.14%) HTTP
3 1 (1.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.27%) JasperReports
2 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (15.91%) Selenium
2 12 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (10.23%) Bugzilla
3 9 (10.23%) JIRA
4 6 (6.82%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.55%) MSTest
5 4 (4.55%) Robotium
5 4 (4.55%) Calabash
5 4 (4.55%) Appium
6 3 (3.41%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.27%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.27%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.14%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (1.14%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.14%) WATIR
General
1 14 (15.91%) Finance
2 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (45.45%) Tester
2 37 (42.05%) Analyst
3 28 (31.82%) Test Analyst
4 27 (30.68%) Software Tester
5 9 (10.23%) Applications Specialist
5 9 (10.23%) Security Specialist
5 9 (10.23%) Application Security Specialist
6 8 (9.09%) QA Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) Web Tester
7 5 (5.68%) Senior Tester
7 5 (5.68%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.55%) Senior Software Tester
8 4 (4.55%) Mobile Tester
8 4 (4.55%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.55%) Junior
8 4 (4.55%) Web Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Junior Test Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Junior Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) UAT Tester
9 3 (3.41%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (28.41%) .NET
2 19 (21.59%) HTML
3 16 (18.18%) XML
4 15 (17.05%) Web Services
5 13 (14.77%) CSS
6 11 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.27%) HTML5
8 1 (1.14%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.68%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.68%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.27%) User Experience
4 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.45%) Windows
2 6 (6.82%) Linux
2 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.55%) Mac OS
3 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.41%) UNIX
5 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (53.41%) Automated Testing
2 38 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (30.68%) Test Scripting
4 25 (28.41%) Test Automation
5 11 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (12.50%) Usability Testing
5 11 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 11 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 10 (11.36%) Test Strategy
7 9 (10.23%) Automation Testing
7 9 (10.23%) Information Security
7 9 (10.23%) Ethical Hacking
7 9 (10.23%) System Testing
7 9 (10.23%) Security Testing
8 8 (9.09%) Test Management
9 7 (7.95%) Mentoring
9 7 (7.95%) Scrum
10 6 (6.82%) Software Testing
10 6 (6.82%) Use Case
10 6 (6.82%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.59%) SQL
2 14 (15.91%) Java
3 11 (12.50%) C++
4 10 (11.36%) C#
5 5 (5.68%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.55%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.41%) VB
8 2 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (28.41%) ISEB
2 18 (20.45%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.82%) Degree
3 6 (6.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (39.77%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.27%) vSphere
Vendors
1 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.68%) Oracle
3 2 (2.27%) Sage
3 2 (2.27%) VMware
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