Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 226 224
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2 +13
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 61 102 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.71% 1.03% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 1.13% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 55 102 125
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £32,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.56% -4.48% +11.67%
10th Percentile £22,750 £25,125 £22,500
90th Percentile £51,250 £45,225 £52,000
England median annual salary £41,000 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year +9.33% -5.06% -1.25%

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 7,793 9,064 10,673
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.40% 91.41% 90.47%
Number of salaries quoted 5,964 7,420 8,343
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +14 21 £33,000 -17.50% 6
Coventry -12 13 £30,000 -6.25% 2
Herefordshire - 11 £50,000 - 1
Worcestershire +14 6 £30,000 -31.03%
Staffordshire -2 5 £25,000 -24.24% 3
Shropshire +14 1 £21,500 -18.87%
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 (85.25%) Test Automation
2 37 (60.66%) QA
3 35 (57.38%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (39.34%) Selenium
5 18 (29.51%) Test Scripting
6 16 (26.23%) Test Strategy
6 16 (26.23%) Regression Testing
7 15 (24.59%) Scrum
8 13 (21.31%) Finance
9 12 (19.67%) Java
10 10 (16.39%) SQL
10 10 (16.39%) API Testing
11 9 (14.75%) ISTQB
12 8 (13.11%) E-Commerce
12 8 (13.11%) Mobile App
12 8 (13.11%) WebDriver
12 8 (13.11%) SoapUI
13 7 (11.48%) SOAP
14 6 (9.84%) Software Testing
14 6 (9.84%) User Stories
14 6 (9.84%) System Testing
14 6 (9.84%) Time Management
14 6 (9.84%) Waterfall
14 6 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
16 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio
16 4 (6.56%) Web Services
16 4 (6.56%) Project Management
16 4 (6.56%) JIRA
16 4 (6.56%) Cucumber

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 (1.64%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) Extranet
1 1 (1.64%) Intranet
1 1 (1.64%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.64%) MySQL
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (39.34%) Selenium
2 8 (13.11%) SoapUI
2 8 (13.11%) WebDriver
3 6 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (6.56%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.56%) JIRA
4 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.92%) JMeter
5 3 (4.92%) Ranorex
6 2 (3.28%) Katalon Studio
6 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (21.31%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Games
2 1 (1.64%) Law
2 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (47.54%) Analyst
1 29 (47.54%) Test Analyst
2 21 (34.43%) Tester
3 14 (22.95%) Software Tester
4 8 (13.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) Automation Test Lead
4 8 (13.11%) QA Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) QA Test Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) QA Tester
4 8 (13.11%) Test Leader
5 7 (11.48%) Software Analyst
5 7 (11.48%) Software QA Tester
5 7 (11.48%) Software Test Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Automation Tester
6 5 (8.20%) QA Automation Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) QA Automation Tester
7 4 (6.56%) QA Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Applications Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) QA Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) SOAP
2 4 (6.56%) Web Services
3 2 (3.28%) .NET
3 2 (3.28%) Middleware
4 1 (1.64%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.64%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.92%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (4.92%) User Experience
4 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.64%) Blog
5 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.92%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (85.25%) Test Automation
2 35 (57.38%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (29.51%) Test Scripting
4 16 (26.23%) Regression Testing
4 16 (26.23%) Test Strategy
5 15 (24.59%) Scrum
6 10 (16.39%) API Testing
7 8 (13.11%) E-Commerce
8 6 (9.84%) Software Testing
8 6 (9.84%) System Testing
8 6 (9.84%) Time Management
8 6 (9.84%) User Stories
8 6 (9.84%) Waterfall
9 4 (6.56%) Functional Testing
9 4 (6.56%) Integration Testing
9 4 (6.56%) Project Management
9 4 (6.56%) Test Management
10 3 (4.92%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (4.92%) Performance Testing
10 3 (4.92%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.67%) Java
2 10 (16.39%) SQL
3 3 (4.92%) C#
4 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.64%) Groovy
5 1 (1.64%) PHP
5 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.92%) ISEB
2 3 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.64%) Degree
3 1 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (60.66%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) HockeyApp
2 1 (1.64%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (1.64%) Kibana
Vendors
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.64%) Aderant
2 1 (1.64%) Cognos
2 1 (1.64%) Google
2 1 (1.64%) Intapp
2 1 (1.64%) Splunk