Period
to 10 December 2018

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 6 months to 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 225 230 227
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 -6
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 63 91 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.76% 0.91% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.00% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 55 82 102
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.26% +16.67%
10th Percentile £23,250 £25,800 £22,000
90th Percentile £50,750 £47,350 £48,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,498 9,118 10,145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.97% 91.29% 91.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5,678 7,361 7,954
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,333
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 10 December 2018.

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 6 months to 10 December 2018. 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
Birmingham +13 24 £33,000 -17.50% 3
Coventry +6 17 £30,000 -11.76% 2
Herefordshire +1 11 £50,000 +10.50%
Worcestershire +3 5 £30,000 -14.89%
Staffordshire +15 3 £35,000 +16.67% 6
Shropshire +1 1 £21,500 -28.33%
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 52 (82.54%) Test Automation
2 37 (58.73%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (55.56%) QA
4 25 (39.68%) Selenium
5 18 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 15 (23.81%) Regression Testing
6 15 (23.81%) Finance
7 14 (22.22%) Test Strategy
8 12 (19.05%) Mobile App
8 12 (19.05%) Scrum
8 12 (19.05%) Java
9 10 (15.87%) ISTQB
9 10 (15.87%) User Stories
10 9 (14.29%) API Testing
11 8 (12.70%) WebDriver
11 8 (12.70%) Software Testing
11 8 (12.70%) SQL
11 8 (12.70%) E-Commerce
12 6 (9.52%) ISEB
12 6 (9.52%) TestFlight
12 6 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (9.52%) User Experience
12 6 (9.52%) Time Management
12 6 (9.52%) API Development
12 6 (9.52%) HockeyApp
12 6 (9.52%) Customer-Centricity
12 6 (9.52%) Personalization
12 6 (9.52%) Lean Thinking
13 5 (7.94%) Collaborative Working
13 5 (7.94%) Data Protection

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 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) TestFlight
2 2 (3.17%) SaaS
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) Google Play
3 1 (1.59%) iTunes
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.59%) Office 365
3 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (39.68%) Selenium
2 8 (12.70%) WebDriver
3 5 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (7.94%) Visual Studio
4 4 (6.35%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.35%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.76%) JMeter
5 3 (4.76%) Ranorex
6 2 (3.17%) Katalon Studio
6 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.59%) Appium
7 1 (1.59%) Genymotion
7 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.59%) JIRA
7 1 (1.59%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.59%) Subversion
7 1 (1.59%) UI Automator
7 1 (1.59%) Xcode
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (53.97%) Analyst
1 34 (53.97%) Test Analyst
2 16 (25.40%) Tester
3 14 (22.22%) Software Tester
4 9 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 8 (12.70%) Automation Test Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) Automation Test Lead
6 7 (11.11%) QA Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) Applications Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) Mobile Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) QA Analyst
7 6 (9.52%) QA Test Analyst
7 6 (9.52%) QA Tester
7 6 (9.52%) Software Analyst
7 6 (9.52%) Software QA Tester
7 6 (9.52%) Software Test Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Automation Tester
8 4 (6.35%) QA Automation Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) QA Automation Tester
9 3 (4.76%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) SOAP
2 3 (4.76%) Web Services
3 2 (3.17%) .NET
3 2 (3.17%) Middleware
4 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.59%) CSS
4 1 (1.59%) CSS3
4 1 (1.59%) HTML
4 1 (1.59%) HTML5
4 1 (1.59%) JSON
4 1 (1.59%) Laravel
4 1 (1.59%) Symfony
4 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Mobile App
2 6 (9.52%) User Experience
3 5 (7.94%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.59%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (82.54%) Test Automation
2 37 (58.73%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 15 (23.81%) Regression Testing
5 14 (22.22%) Test Strategy
6 12 (19.05%) Scrum
7 10 (15.87%) User Stories
8 9 (14.29%) API Testing
9 8 (12.70%) E-Commerce
9 8 (12.70%) Software Testing
10 6 (9.52%) API Development
10 6 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (9.52%) Customer-Centricity
10 6 (9.52%) Lean Thinking
10 6 (9.52%) Personalization
10 6 (9.52%) Time Management
11 5 (7.94%) Collaborative Working
11 5 (7.94%) Data Protection
12 4 (6.35%) Integration Testing
12 4 (6.35%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.05%) Java
2 8 (12.70%) SQL
3 4 (6.35%) C#
4 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.59%) ES6
5 1 (1.59%) ES7
5 1 (1.59%) ES8
5 1 (1.59%) Groovy
5 1 (1.59%) PHP
5 1 (1.59%) PHP 7
5 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (15.87%) ISTQB
2 6 (9.52%) ISEB
3 5 (7.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (55.56%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Docker
1 1 (1.59%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) HockeyApp
2 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.59%) Google
2 1 (1.59%) Zend