Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Manual Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Tester
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 218 182
Rank change year-on-year +22 -36 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Manual Tester 4 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.10% 0.043% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.044% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 4
Birmingham median annual salary £32,500 £26,250 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.81% -8.70% +27.78%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,875 £23,000
90th Percentile £34,390 £28,625 £37,275
West Midlands median annual salary £30,000 £33,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +20.00% +3.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3700 4515 3845
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 96.37% 97.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2958 3377 3211
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Manual Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Manual Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Tester in Birmingham

Manual Tester
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Tester in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Manual Tester in Birmingham

Manual Tester
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Tester in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Tester in Birmingham

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Manual Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Manual Tester in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
1 3 (75.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Zephyr
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management

Manual Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) CSS3
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Time Management
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft