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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 130 121
Rank change year-on-year +11 -9  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 12 13 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.61% 0.54% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.62% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 10 13 12
Median salary £36,500 £33,500 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.95% -20.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,800 £37,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1754 2097 1742
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 89.17% 87.59% 86.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1430 1534 1415
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 29 (76.32%) Test Automation
2 28 (73.68%) QA
3 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (42.11%) ISEB
4 16 (42.11%) Selenium
5 12 (31.58%) ISTQB
6 11 (28.95%) Software Testing
6 11 (28.95%) JMeter
6 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
6 11 (28.95%) Test Scripting
6 11 (28.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (26.32%) Scrum
8 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (23.68%) WebDriver
9 8 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (21.05%) SQL
10 7 (18.42%) C#
10 7 (18.42%) Degree
10 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
11 6 (15.79%) REST
11 6 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (15.79%) Load Testing
11 6 (15.79%) Kanban
11 6 (15.79%) Android
11 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (15.79%) Software Delivery
11 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
11 6 (15.79%) JSON
11 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
11 6 (15.79%) SOAP

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 6 (15.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) HTTP
2 2 (5.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (42.11%) Selenium
2 11 (28.95%) JMeter
3 9 (23.68%) WebDriver
4 6 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
5 5 (13.16%) JIRA
6 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
6 2 (5.26%) TestRail
General
1 5 (13.16%) Games
2 4 (10.53%) Automotive
2 4 (10.53%) Retail
3 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Analyst
2 14 (36.84%) Test Analyst
3 10 (26.32%) Tester
4 7 (18.42%) Test Leader
5 6 (15.79%) Automation Test Lead
5 6 (15.79%) QA Leader
5 6 (15.79%) Software Tester
6 5 (13.16%) Manual Tester
7 4 (10.53%) Manual Test Analyst
7 4 (10.53%) QA Tester
8 3 (7.89%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) Automation Tester
8 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) Development Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) Senior Software Tester
9 2 (5.26%) Software Analyst
9 2 (5.26%) Software QA Tester
9 2 (5.26%) Test Data Analyst
9 2 (5.26%) UAT Test Analyst
9 2 (5.26%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) JSON
1 6 (15.79%) REST
1 6 (15.79%) SOAP
2 4 (10.53%) .NET
3 3 (7.89%) HTML
4 2 (5.26%) Web Services
5 1 (2.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.53%) iPhone
2 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.53%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.63%) BYOD
3 1 (2.63%) Fintech
3 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Android
2 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (76.32%) Test Automation
2 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.95%) Software Testing
3 11 (28.95%) Test Scripting
4 10 (26.32%) Scrum
5 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
8 6 (15.79%) DSDM
8 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Kanban
8 6 (15.79%) Load Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Software Delivery
8 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
9 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
9 5 (13.16%) SDLC
10 4 (10.53%) Android Development
10 4 (10.53%) iOS Development
10 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) C#
3 4 (10.53%) Java
4 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) Apple Swift
5 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) ISEB
2 12 (31.58%) ISTQB
3 11 (28.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (18.42%) Degree
5 4 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (5.26%) GNVQ
6 2 (5.26%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (73.68%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Cognizant
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