The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 109 113 84
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -29
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 20 17 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.87% 0.80% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.99% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 20 13 16
Average salary £30,250 £30,000 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.83% -13.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,900 £26,500 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,350 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
Software Testing
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1851 1712 1193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.06% 80.95% 69.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1601 1541 998
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £29,998
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Birmingham region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Birmingham

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 16 (57.14%) QA
2 14 (50.00%) ISEB
3 13 (46.43%) ISTQB
4 12 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (39.29%) Finance
6 10 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (28.57%) System Testing
8 6 (21.43%) Test Management
9 5 (17.86%) SQL
9 5 (17.86%) J2EE
9 5 (17.86%) Oracle
9 5 (17.86%) ITIL
9 5 (17.86%) UNIX
9 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
9 5 (17.86%) Test Strategy
10 4 (14.29%) V-Model
10 4 (14.29%) Smart Meter
10 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (14.29%) Performance Improvement
10 4 (14.29%) Demand Forecasting
10 4 (14.29%) Supplier Management
10 4 (14.29%) Retail
10 4 (14.29%) Billing
10 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 4 (14.29%) SAP
10 4 (14.29%) MS Project
10 4 (14.29%) B2B
10 4 (14.29%) B2C
11 3 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 4 (14.29%) MS Project
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.57%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (10.71%) LoadRunner
1 3 (10.71%) Selenium
2 1 (3.57%) JUnit
2 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.57%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Retail
2 4 (14.29%) Billing
3 1 (3.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Test Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Test Manager
4 5 (17.86%) QA Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Quality Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Support Specialist
7 2 (7.14%) Software Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Applications Support Specialist
7 2 (7.14%) Applications Support
7 2 (7.14%) Field Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (7.14%) Field Service Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Programme Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Business Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Quality Manager
8 1 (3.57%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) J2EE
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Smart Meter
2 3 (10.71%) CCTV
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) EPoS
4 1 (3.57%) Statistics
4 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) System Testing
3 6 (21.43%) Test Management
4 5 (17.86%) ITIL
4 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Test Strategy
5 4 (14.29%) V-Model
5 4 (14.29%) Performance Improvement
5 4 (14.29%) Demand Forecasting
5 4 (14.29%) Supplier Management
5 4 (14.29%) B2B
5 4 (14.29%) B2C
6 3 (10.71%) Migration
6 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
6 3 (10.71%) Resource Management
6 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
6 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
7 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) Java
2 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) ISEB
2 13 (46.43%) ISTQB
3 12 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (10.71%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (7.14%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle
2 4 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
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