The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Solihull 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
West Midlands / Solihull
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 29 37
Rank change year-on-year -19 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 7 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Solihull 2.45% 4.10% 4.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 4.67% 4.98%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 13
Median salary £32,500 £38,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.03% +9.28%  
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 Solihull with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Solihull
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 269 214 261
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Solihull 94.06% 87.70% 87.88%
Number of salaries quoted 251 180 211
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.78% +18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £50,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Solihull

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Solihull 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 Solihull

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Solihull

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Solihull

Manual Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 28 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 Solihull region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 12 (66.67%) SQL
3 11 (61.11%) QA
4 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 9 (50.00%) Automation Testing
5 8 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (44.44%) Regression Testing
5 8 (44.44%) Scrum
5 8 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (44.44%) Unit Testing
6 6 (33.33%) System Testing
7 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (27.78%) Agile Testing
7 5 (27.78%) Smoke Testing
7 5 (27.78%) Web Testing
7 5 (27.78%) Workflow Management
7 5 (27.78%) Workflow
8 4 (22.22%) Java
8 4 (22.22%) JUnit
8 4 (22.22%) Web Services
8 4 (22.22%) OOP
8 4 (22.22%) OO
8 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
8 4 (22.22%) Selenium
8 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
8 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
8 4 (22.22%) SaaS
8 4 (22.22%) Cucumber

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Solihull 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 4 (22.22%) JUnit
2 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 9 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Junior
3 4 (22.22%) Junior Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Junior Test Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Manual Tester
3 4 (22.22%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Tester
4 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce Tester
4 3 (16.67%) Web Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Software Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Web Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 9 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 9 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (44.44%) Regression Testing
4 8 (44.44%) Scrum
4 8 (44.44%) Unit Testing
4 8 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (33.33%) System Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Agile Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Smoke Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Web Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Workflow
6 5 (27.78%) Workflow Management
7 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
7 4 (22.22%) OO
7 4 (22.22%) OOP
7 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (61.11%) QA