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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 69 67
Rank change year-on-year +18 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 12 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.32% 1.16% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 1.29% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 8
Median salary £38,750 £26,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +49.03% -56.66%  
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 457 620 568
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 88.39% 89.86% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 373 548 497
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £28,550
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Staffordshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram 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 24 June 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
Lichfield - 7 £35,000 -
Tamworth - 4 £42,500 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent +16 1 £30,000 +7.14%
Manual Testing
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 6 (35.29%) Client/Server
1 6 (35.29%) Business Analysis
1 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
1 6 (35.29%) ISTQB
1 6 (35.29%) QA
1 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
2 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
2 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (11.76%) SDLC
4 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.76%) Coaching
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Test Management
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
4 2 (11.76%) .NET
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.88%) SOA
5 1 (5.88%) ISEB
5 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Finance
5 1 (5.88%) WinForms

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MSTest
1 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Tester
2 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Manual Tester
3 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Manual Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) QA Leader
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Systems Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Systems Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Testing Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Business Analysis
1 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
1 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
2 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
2 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
3 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Coaching
4 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.76%) SDLC
4 2 (11.76%) Test Management
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Defect Management
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.88%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.88%) SOA
5 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C#
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
1 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) PayPal
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, health, rewards etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 days ago