Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 100 102
Rank change year-on-year +21 +2 +10
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 23 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.91% 0.73% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 0.79% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22 9 8
Staffordshire median annual salary £32,500 £33,500 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.99% +13.56% -14.49%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £44,875 £35,700 £35,575
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £33,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year -2.99% +19.64% -13.85%

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1044 1133 1068
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 86.78% 92.41% 89.15%
Number of salaries quoted 845 999 936
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,625
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.39% +1.74%
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,200 £23,125
90th Percentile £60,150 £57,500 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lichfield - 11 £35,000 -
Tamworth - 10 £28,750 -
Stoke-on-Trent +21 2 £31,750 -5.22%
Manual Testing
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 10 (43.48%) Test Automation
2 9 (39.13%) QA
3 8 (34.78%) Business Analysis
3 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
4 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 6 (26.09%) WinForms
4 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
5 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
5 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
5 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
6 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
7 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
7 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (8.70%) Software Delivery
8 2 (8.70%) Defect Management
8 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.70%) BDD
8 2 (8.70%) MSTest
8 2 (8.70%) Finance
8 2 (8.70%) TDD
8 2 (8.70%) SQL
8 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
8 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
8 2 (8.70%) SOA
8 2 (8.70%) SDLC
8 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
9 1 (4.35%) Issue Tracking
9 1 (4.35%) Regression 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MSTest
1 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Analyst
2 11 (47.83%) Tester
3 10 (43.48%) Test Analyst
4 8 (34.78%) Manual Tester
5 6 (26.09%) Testing Analyst
6 5 (21.74%) Manual Test Analyst
7 3 (13.04%) QA Leader
7 3 (13.04%) Senior Tester
7 3 (13.04%) Test Leader
8 2 (8.70%) Senior Systems Tester
8 2 (8.70%) Software Tester
8 2 (8.70%) Systems Tester
8 2 (8.70%) Web Tester
9 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce Tester
9 1 (4.35%) Graduate
9 1 (4.35%) Lead Test Analyst
9 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (4.35%) Web Analyst
9 1 (4.35%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Test Automation
2 8 (34.78%) Business Analysis
3 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
4 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
5 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
7 2 (8.70%) BDD
7 2 (8.70%) Defect Management
7 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.70%) SDLC
7 2 (8.70%) SOA
7 2 (8.70%) Software Delivery
7 2 (8.70%) TDD
7 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.35%) Acceptance Criteria
8 1 (4.35%) B2B
8 1 (4.35%) B2C
8 1 (4.35%) Issue Tracking
8 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (39.13%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) PayPal