Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 170 165
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 +11
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 21 48 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.54% 1.01% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 1.14% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 19 48 27
Birmingham median annual salary £37,500 £34,715 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.02% +15.72% -10.45%
10th Percentile £25,600 £20,500 £22,400
90th Percentile £48,050 £48,750 £39,250
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £33,500 £28,500
% change year-on-year -2.99% +17.54% -12.31%

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3494 4225 3458
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.21% 88.76% 87.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2755 3095 2895
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,000 £67,575 £69,600
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Birmingham

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Birmingham

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Birmingham over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 16 (76.19%) QA
2 14 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 13 (61.90%) Test Scripting
4 12 (57.14%) Selenium
5 10 (47.62%) Games
6 9 (42.86%) ISEB
6 9 (42.86%) ISTQB
7 8 (38.10%) JIRA
7 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (38.10%) WebDriver
7 8 (38.10%) Cucumber
7 8 (38.10%) Scenario Testing
8 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
9 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
9 6 (28.57%) TestRail
9 6 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (23.81%) Statistics
10 5 (23.81%) Finance
10 5 (23.81%) Intranet
11 4 (19.05%) Java
11 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
12 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
12 3 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 3 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
12 3 (14.29%) Apple Swift
12 3 (14.29%) SQL
12 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (14.29%) Objective-C

Manual Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) Intranet
2 1 (4.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Selenium
2 8 (38.10%) Cucumber
2 8 (38.10%) JIRA
2 8 (38.10%) WebDriver
3 6 (28.57%) TestRail
4 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
4 2 (9.52%) IntelliJ
4 2 (9.52%) JBehave
4 2 (9.52%) JMeter
4 2 (9.52%) WATIR
5 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
5 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (47.62%) Games
2 5 (23.81%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Tester
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) QA Leader
2 6 (28.57%) QA Tester
2 6 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) QA Team Leader
3 5 (23.81%) Team Leader
4 4 (19.05%) Test Leader
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Junior
6 2 (9.52%) Junior Tester
6 2 (9.52%) QA Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Automation Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Senior QA Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Senior QA Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Senior QA Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (9.52%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) REST
3 1 (4.76%) SOAP
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) BYOD
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 13 (61.90%) Test Scripting
3 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Scenario Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 6 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Statistics
7 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
8 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
9 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
9 2 (9.52%) Logistics
9 2 (9.52%) Open Source
9 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Translating Business Requirements
9 2 (9.52%) Usability Testing
10 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
10 1 (4.76%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) Apple Swift
2 3 (14.29%) Objective-C
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) ISEB
1 9 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 6 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (76.19%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft