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

Manual Testing
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 165 190
Rank change year-on-year +6 +25  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 70 76 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.36% 1.23% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.39% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 65 73 40
Median salary £32,000 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.61%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £27,100 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,300 £60,000
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4536 5472 4973
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 88.28% 88.72% 87.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3757 4243 4088
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in the West Midlands

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in the West Midlands

Manual Testing
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
Coventry +13 32 £32,250 -14.00% 1
Staffordshire +20 13 £40,000 +48.14% 3
Birmingham +8 12 £35,000 -1.40% 3
Dudley - 3 £25,000 -
Warwickshire 0 2 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Wolverhampton -1 2 £28,500 -20.83%
Worcestershire -4 2 £31,500 -51.53%
Shropshire - 2 £26,250 -
Solihull -13 1 £31,000 -7.46%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £23,500 -
Manual Testing
England

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

1 88 (75.21%) Test Automation
2 56 (47.86%) QA
3 46 (39.32%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (29.91%) Regression Testing
5 31 (26.50%) Selenium
6 30 (25.64%) Test Scripting
7 26 (22.22%) Software Testing
7 26 (22.22%) Scrum
8 25 (21.37%) ISTQB
9 24 (20.51%) Finance
10 23 (19.66%) ISEB
11 22 (18.80%) SQL
11 22 (18.80%) Unit Testing
12 19 (16.24%) Functional Testing
12 19 (16.24%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (14.53%) Mathematics
13 17 (14.53%) Degree
13 17 (14.53%) JMeter
14 15 (12.82%) SQL Server
14 15 (12.82%) Java
14 15 (12.82%) E-Commerce
14 15 (12.82%) Scenario Testing
15 14 (11.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 14 (11.97%) Non-Functional Testing
16 13 (11.11%) C#
17 12 (10.26%) WebDriver
17 12 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (9.40%) SOAP
18 11 (9.40%) Microsoft
19 10 (8.55%) Web Services

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (5.13%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.85%) Confluence
2 1 (0.85%) EPiServer
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.42%) SaaS
2 1 (0.85%) G Suite
2 1 (0.85%) Office 365
2 1 (0.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.56%) HTTP
2 2 (1.71%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.71%) MySQL
4 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 31 (26.50%) Selenium
2 17 (14.53%) JMeter
3 12 (10.26%) WebDriver
4 10 (8.55%) JIRA
4 10 (8.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (5.98%) Cucumber
6 6 (5.13%) SoapUI
6 6 (5.13%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.42%) JUnit
8 3 (2.56%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.71%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.71%) IntelliJ
9 2 (1.71%) TestRail
10 1 (0.85%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.85%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.85%) MSTest
General
1 24 (20.51%) Finance
2 9 (7.69%) Retail
3 6 (5.13%) Games
4 5 (4.27%) Banking
5 4 (3.42%) Automotive
6 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (41.88%) Analyst
2 48 (41.03%) Tester
3 40 (34.19%) Test Analyst
4 18 (15.38%) Systems Tester
5 16 (13.68%) Manual Tester
5 16 (13.68%) Software Tester
6 15 (12.82%) Automation Tester
7 11 (9.40%) Test Leader
8 9 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
8 9 (7.69%) QA Leader
9 8 (6.84%) Test Engineer
10 7 (5.98%) Software Analyst
10 7 (5.98%) Software Test Analyst
11 6 (5.13%) Automation Test Lead
11 6 (5.13%) QA Analyst
11 6 (5.13%) QA Tester
11 6 (5.13%) Senior Tester
11 6 (5.13%) Web Tester
12 4 (3.42%) QA Engineer
13 3 (2.56%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.40%) SOAP
2 10 (8.55%) Web Services
3 9 (7.69%) .NET
4 6 (5.13%) HTML
4 6 (5.13%) JSON
4 6 (5.13%) REST
5 5 (4.27%) Middleware
6 3 (2.56%) J2EE
7 2 (1.71%) HTML5
7 2 (1.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.85%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.85%) CSS
8 1 (0.85%) Java EE
8 1 (0.85%) WCF
8 1 (0.85%) WinForms
8 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.13%) Client/Server
2 6 (5.13%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.27%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.42%) iPhone
4 4 (3.42%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.42%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.56%) BYOD
6 2 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.85%) EPoS
7 1 (0.85%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.98%) Android
2 3 (2.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.85%) Linux
3 1 (0.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (75.21%) Test Automation
2 46 (39.32%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (29.91%) Regression Testing
4 30 (25.64%) Test Scripting
5 26 (22.22%) Scrum
5 26 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 22 (18.80%) Unit Testing
7 19 (16.24%) Functional Testing
7 19 (16.24%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (14.53%) Mathematics
9 15 (12.82%) E-Commerce
9 15 (12.82%) Scenario Testing
10 14 (11.97%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (6.84%) Performance Testing
11 8 (6.84%) SDLC
11 8 (6.84%) Software Engineering
11 8 (6.84%) Web Testing
12 7 (5.98%) DSDM
12 7 (5.98%) Software Delivery
12 7 (5.98%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.80%) SQL
2 15 (12.82%) Java
3 13 (11.11%) C#
4 7 (5.98%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.56%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.71%) Apple Swift
6 2 (1.71%) Objective-C
6 2 (1.71%) PHP
7 1 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (21.37%) ISTQB
2 23 (19.66%) ISEB
3 17 (14.53%) Degree
4 14 (11.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.71%) GNVQ
6 2 (1.71%) HND
6 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (47.86%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (9.40%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.71%) Cognizant
2 2 (1.71%) HP
2 2 (1.71%) Oracle
3 1 (0.85%) Google
3 1 (0.85%) PayPal
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