The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 / Staffordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 69 66
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 5 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.18% 0.15% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 0.17% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 7
Median salary £28,750 £31,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.25% -48.33%  
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 380 573 481
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 89.83% 87.21% 83.22%
Number of salaries quoted 292 521 423
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,900 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Staffordshire

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tamworth - 3 - -
Stoke-on-Trent +5 1 £30,000 -3.22% 1
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £27,500 -
Manual Testing
West Midlands

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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (16.67%) PayPal
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Tester
2 5 (83.33%) Manual Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) PayPal
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 40k per year
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