Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 226 223
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3 +27
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 93 119 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.92% 1.04% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.16% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 84 117 100
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £33,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.99% +19.64% -13.85%
10th Percentile £25,900 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £44,450 £49,750 £38,750
England median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.25% - +14.29%

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 9007 10237 9539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.84% 89.16% 87.66%
Number of salaries quoted 7281 8000 7868
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £64,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
Coventry +26 31 £33,750 -10.00% 3
Birmingham +2 21 £40,000 +15.22% 1
Staffordshire +22 20 £32,500 -2.99%
Warwickshire -7 7 £27,500 -15.38%
Wolverhampton +3 4 £29,250 +7.34%
Shropshire -5 3 £30,000 -36.84%
Solihull -16 2 £36,750 +53.13% 1
Worcestershire -7 1 £43,500 +33.85%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £29,000 -
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 69 (74.19%) Test Automation
2 38 (40.86%) QA
3 32 (34.41%) Regression Testing
3 32 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (33.33%) Selenium
5 26 (27.96%) Test Scripting
6 24 (25.81%) Finance
7 21 (22.58%) ISTQB
8 19 (20.43%) Scenario Testing
9 17 (18.28%) Microsoft
10 16 (17.20%) Software Testing
11 15 (16.13%) Mathematics
11 15 (16.13%) WebDriver
11 15 (16.13%) Cucumber
12 13 (13.98%) Unit Testing
12 13 (13.98%) ISEB
12 13 (13.98%) SQL
13 12 (12.90%) Functional Testing
14 11 (11.83%) Retail
15 10 (10.75%) Scrum
15 10 (10.75%) .NET
16 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
16 9 (9.68%) Java
16 9 (9.68%) Games
16 9 (9.68%) JIRA
16 9 (9.68%) SoapUI
16 9 (9.68%) Test Strategy
17 8 (8.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 8 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
17 8 (8.60%) System Integration Testing

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 2 (2.15%) Apache
2 1 (1.08%) CMS
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Chatbot
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Magento
1 1 (1.08%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.38%) Intranet
2 4 (4.30%) Internet
3 1 (1.08%) FTP
3 1 (1.08%) Skype
3 1 (1.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (33.33%) Selenium
2 15 (16.13%) Cucumber
2 15 (16.13%) WebDriver
3 9 (9.68%) JIRA
3 9 (9.68%) SoapUI
4 7 (7.53%) JMeter
5 6 (6.45%) Robot Framework
5 6 (6.45%) TestRail
6 5 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.23%) Appium
7 3 (3.23%) Calabash
7 3 (3.23%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.15%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.15%) HP UFT
8 2 (2.15%) IntelliJ
8 2 (2.15%) JBehave
8 2 (2.15%) MSTest
8 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.15%) WATIR
9 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
General
1 24 (25.81%) Finance
2 11 (11.83%) Retail
3 9 (9.68%) Games
4 7 (7.53%) Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (47.31%) Analyst
2 36 (38.71%) Tester
3 35 (37.63%) Test Analyst
4 13 (13.98%) Systems Tester
5 11 (11.83%) Automation Tester
6 10 (10.75%) Manual Tester
7 9 (9.68%) Manual Test Analyst
7 9 (9.68%) QA Leader
7 9 (9.68%) Test Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Test Leader
9 7 (7.53%) Automation Test Lead
9 7 (7.53%) QA Analyst
9 7 (7.53%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (6.45%) QA Test Analyst
10 6 (6.45%) QA Tester
10 6 (6.45%) Software Tester
10 6 (6.45%) Testing Analyst
11 5 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (5.38%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (5.38%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.75%) .NET
2 7 (7.53%) SOAP
3 6 (6.45%) WinForms
4 4 (4.30%) Middleware
4 4 (4.30%) Web Services
5 2 (2.15%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.15%) REST
5 2 (2.15%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (2.15%) XML
6 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.45%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.23%) BYOD
4 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.08%) Fintech
5 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.08%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (74.19%) Test Automation
2 32 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (34.41%) Regression Testing
3 26 (27.96%) Test Scripting
4 19 (20.43%) Scenario Testing
5 16 (17.20%) Software Testing
6 15 (16.13%) Mathematics
7 13 (13.98%) Unit Testing
8 12 (12.90%) Functional Testing
9 10 (10.75%) Scrum
10 9 (9.68%) Test Strategy
11 8 (8.60%) Defect Management
11 8 (8.60%) System Integration Testing
11 8 (8.60%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (7.53%) Defect Tracking
12 7 (7.53%) Integration Testing
12 7 (7.53%) SDLC
13 6 (6.45%) Business Analysis
13 6 (6.45%) Cross-Browser Testing
13 6 (6.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.98%) SQL
2 9 (9.68%) Java
3 8 (8.60%) C#
4 3 (3.23%) Ruby
4 3 (3.23%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.15%) Apple Swift
5 2 (2.15%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.08%) Groovy
6 1 (1.08%) PHP
6 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (22.58%) ISTQB
2 13 (13.98%) ISEB
3 8 (8.60%) Degree
3 8 (8.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (40.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (18.28%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.45%) HP
3 4 (4.30%) Xamarin
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle
5 1 (1.08%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.08%) Capita
5 1 (1.08%) Cognos
5 1 (1.08%) Informatica
5 1 (1.08%) Netezza
5 1 (1.08%) PayPal
5 1 (1.08%) Progress