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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 118 116
Rank change year-on-year +23 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 25 24 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.34% 1.00% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.15% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 24 24 8
Median salary £32,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.66% +7.14%  
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 1679 2090 1426
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 90.03% 87.19% 82.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1339 1592 1180
Median salary £45,000 £43,974 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.33% -2.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,622 £28,550
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 36 (83.72%) QA
2 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (41.86%) ISEB
3 18 (41.86%) Selenium
4 16 (37.21%) ISTQB
4 16 (37.21%) JMeter
5 14 (32.56%) Non-Functional Testing
6 12 (27.91%) Scrum
7 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
7 11 (25.58%) Software Testing
8 10 (23.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (23.26%) Automation Testing
8 10 (23.26%) SQL
9 9 (20.93%) C#
9 9 (20.93%) Automated Testing
9 9 (20.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
10 8 (18.60%) Functional Testing
10 8 (18.60%) Load Testing
10 8 (18.60%) JIRA
11 7 (16.28%) Degree
11 7 (16.28%) JSON
11 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
11 7 (16.28%) Android
11 7 (16.28%) REST
11 7 (16.28%) Kanban
11 7 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (16.28%) WebDriver
11 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing

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 7 (16.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (41.86%) Selenium
2 16 (37.21%) JMeter
3 8 (18.60%) JIRA
4 7 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (16.28%) Visual Studio
4 7 (16.28%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.98%) SoapUI
5 3 (6.98%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.33%) Appium
6 1 (2.33%) Calabash
6 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.33%) Mocha
General
1 5 (11.63%) Automotive
2 4 (9.30%) Games
2 4 (9.30%) Manufacturing
2 4 (9.30%) Retail
3 3 (6.98%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Analyst
2 14 (32.56%) Test Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) Tester
4 8 (18.60%) Software Tester
5 7 (16.28%) Automation Test Lead
5 7 (16.28%) Test Engineer
5 7 (16.28%) Test Leader
6 6 (13.95%) Manual Tester
7 5 (11.63%) Manual Test Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) QA Leader
8 4 (9.30%) Automation Tester
8 4 (9.30%) Development Engineer
8 4 (9.30%) Software Development Engineer
8 4 (9.30%) Software Engineer
8 4 (9.30%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (9.30%) Test Development Engineer
9 3 (6.98%) QA Manager
9 3 (6.98%) QA Test Manager
9 3 (6.98%) QA Tester
9 3 (6.98%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) JSON
1 7 (16.28%) REST
1 7 (16.28%) SOAP
2 6 (13.95%) .NET
3 5 (11.63%) HTML
4 4 (9.30%) Web Services
5 2 (4.65%) CSS
6 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.33%) Node.js
6 1 (2.33%) RESTful
6 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
1 5 (11.63%) Mobile App
2 4 (9.30%) iPhone
2 4 (9.30%) Smartphone
3 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.65%) Fintech
5 1 (2.33%) Replication
5 1 (2.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Android
2 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (32.56%) Non-Functional Testing
3 12 (27.91%) Scrum
4 11 (25.58%) Software Testing
5 10 (23.26%) Automation Testing
5 10 (23.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (20.93%) Automated Testing
7 8 (18.60%) Functional Testing
7 8 (18.60%) Load Testing
7 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
8 7 (16.28%) DSDM
8 7 (16.28%) E-Commerce
8 7 (16.28%) Kanban
8 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
8 7 (16.28%) SDLC
8 7 (16.28%) Software Delivery
8 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
9 6 (13.95%) Open Source
9 6 (13.95%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) SQL
2 9 (20.93%) C#
3 7 (16.28%) Java
4 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (41.86%) ISEB
2 16 (37.21%) ISTQB
3 9 (20.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (16.28%) Degree
5 2 (4.65%) GNVQ
5 2 (4.65%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (83.72%) QA
2 4 (9.30%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) Cognizant
3 2 (4.65%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago