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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 188 170 170
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 39 39 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.73% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.91% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 36 39 45
Average salary £32,500 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.98% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,700 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
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
4872 4276 4317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.19% 79.75% 78.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3986 3551 3640
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 7 July 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 7 July 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
Birmingham -21 14 £42,000 +25.37%
Solihull - 8 £31,250 -
Staffordshire +14 7 £32,500 +12.06% 1
Warwickshire -20 4 £29,750 -0.83% 3
Worcestershire - 3 £23,000 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 57 (64.77%) Automated Testing
2 42 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (45.45%) QA
4 32 (36.36%) Test Scripting
5 24 (27.27%) ISEB
6 21 (23.86%) SQL Server
7 19 (21.59%) Test Automation
8 17 (19.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (19.32%) SQL
8 17 (19.32%) .NET
9 16 (18.18%) Selenium
10 15 (17.05%) ISTQB
10 15 (17.05%) Java
10 15 (17.05%) Web Services
10 15 (17.05%) XML
11 14 (15.91%) HTML
11 14 (15.91%) Scrum
12 13 (14.77%) Microsoft
12 13 (14.77%) Windows
13 12 (13.64%) CSS
13 12 (13.64%) Software Engineering
13 12 (13.64%) Automation Testing
14 10 (11.36%) Mobile App
14 10 (11.36%) Usability Testing
14 10 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (11.36%) Unit Testing
15 9 (10.23%) Security Testing
15 9 (10.23%) System Testing
15 9 (10.23%) JIRA
15 9 (10.23%) Ethical Hacking

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (10.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.68%) MySQL
3 2 (2.27%) JasperReports
3 2 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (18.18%) Selenium
2 10 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (10.23%) Bugzilla
3 9 (10.23%) JIRA
4 6 (6.82%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.55%) Robotium
5 4 (4.55%) Calabash
5 4 (4.55%) Appium
6 3 (3.41%) MSTest
7 2 (2.27%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.27%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.27%) JUnit
8 1 (1.14%) WATIR
8 1 (1.14%) Ranorex
General
1 9 (10.23%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Retail
3 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Games
4 1 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (48.86%) Tester
2 33 (37.50%) Analyst
3 30 (34.09%) Software Tester
4 25 (28.41%) Test Analyst
5 9 (10.23%) Applications Specialist
5 9 (10.23%) Security Specialist
5 9 (10.23%) QA Analyst
5 9 (10.23%) Application Security Specialist
6 7 (7.95%) Junior
7 6 (6.82%) Web Tester
7 6 (6.82%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.55%) Mobile Tester
8 4 (4.55%) Web Analyst
8 4 (4.55%) QA Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Junior Tester
9 3 (3.41%) Junior Test Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Lead Test Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Junior Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.32%) .NET
2 15 (17.05%) Web Services
2 15 (17.05%) XML
3 14 (15.91%) HTML
4 12 (13.64%) CSS
5 9 (10.23%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.41%) SOAP
7 2 (2.27%) Java EE
7 2 (2.27%) RESTful
7 2 (2.27%) HTML5
8 1 (1.14%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Mobile App
2 8 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.27%) Streaming Media
5 2 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.77%) Windows
2 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (5.68%) Windows 7
2 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (4.55%) Mac OS
3 4 (4.55%) Linux
4 3 (3.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (64.77%) Automated Testing
2 42 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 19 (21.59%) Test Automation
5 17 (19.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (15.91%) Scrum
7 12 (13.64%) Software Engineering
7 12 (13.64%) Automation Testing
8 10 (11.36%) Usability Testing
8 10 (11.36%) Unit Testing
9 9 (10.23%) System Testing
9 9 (10.23%) Ethical Hacking
9 9 (10.23%) Information Security
9 9 (10.23%) Agile Testing
9 9 (10.23%) Security Testing
10 8 (9.09%) Software Testing
10 8 (9.09%) Performance Testing
11 7 (7.95%) Regression Testing
12 6 (6.82%) Web Testing
13 5 (5.68%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.32%) SQL
2 15 (17.05%) Java
3 9 (10.23%) C#
3 9 (10.23%) C++
4 3 (3.41%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.41%) PHP
4 3 (3.41%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.27%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 24 (27.27%) ISEB
2 15 (17.05%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.68%) Degree
4 3 (3.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (45.45%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (14.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.27%) Sage
2 2 (2.27%) Oracle
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