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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 86 95 98
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 43 26 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.14% 1.46% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 1.82% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 28 21 6
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,050 £17,000 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £37,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
1701 1428 1200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 84.54% 80.18% 81.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1411 1271 1029
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 60 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (53.75%) E-Commerce
3 36 (45.00%) JavaScript
3 36 (45.00%) Web Development
4 32 (40.00%) QA
4 32 (40.00%) Scrum
4 32 (40.00%) Web Services
4 32 (40.00%) XML
5 29 (36.25%) HTML
5 29 (36.25%) ISTQB
5 29 (36.25%) Open Source
5 29 (36.25%) Coaching
6 28 (35.00%) CSS
7 27 (33.75%) Workflow
7 27 (33.75%) SDLC
8 26 (32.50%) Internet
9 25 (31.25%) SOAP
9 25 (31.25%) Linux
9 25 (31.25%) Apache
9 25 (31.25%) PHP
9 25 (31.25%) MySQL
9 25 (31.25%) LAMP
9 25 (31.25%) JSON
9 25 (31.25%) Symfony
9 25 (31.25%) Zend
9 25 (31.25%) Refactoring
9 25 (31.25%) Performance Optimisation
9 25 (31.25%) Database Optimisation
9 25 (31.25%) LEMP Stack
9 25 (31.25%) nginx

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 25 (31.25%) Apache
1 25 (31.25%) nginx
2 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.50%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.00%) MS Office
3 2 (2.50%) MS Project
3 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (31.25%) Magento
2 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.50%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 25 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
1 25 (31.25%) Amazon EC2
1 25 (31.25%) CloudFront
2 1 (1.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (32.50%) Internet
2 2 (2.50%) Extranet
2 2 (2.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (31.25%) MySQL
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (31.25%) Git (software)
2 18 (22.50%) Selenium
3 11 (13.75%) WebDriver
4 10 (12.50%) FogBugz
4 10 (12.50%) TeamCity
5 7 (8.75%) Cucumber
5 7 (8.75%) SpecFlow
6 6 (7.50%) JIRA
7 4 (5.00%) HP UFT
7 4 (5.00%) LoadRunner
7 4 (5.00%) Zephyr
8 3 (3.75%) JUnit
8 3 (3.75%) Ranorex
8 3 (3.75%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.25%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (20.00%) Games
2 11 (13.75%) Finance
2 11 (13.75%) Retail
3 8 (10.00%) Banking
3 8 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.50%) Local Government
5 1 (1.25%) Legal
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (32.50%) Analyst
2 25 (31.25%) Test Analyst
3 20 (25.00%) Development Manager
4 15 (18.75%) Software Analyst
4 15 (18.75%) Software Test Analyst
4 15 (18.75%) Web Development Manager
4 15 (18.75%) Web Manager
5 14 (17.50%) PHP Development Manager
5 14 (17.50%) Tester
6 12 (15.00%) Agile Test Analyst
7 10 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
7 10 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
7 10 (12.50%) E-Commerce Manager
7 10 (12.50%) QA Analyst
7 10 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
8 8 (10.00%) Software Tester
8 8 (10.00%) Test Manager
9 7 (8.75%) Development Analyst
9 7 (8.75%) Manual Test Analyst
9 7 (8.75%) Software Development Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (40.00%) Web Services
1 32 (40.00%) XML
2 29 (36.25%) HTML
3 28 (35.00%) CSS
4 25 (31.25%) jQuery
4 25 (31.25%) JSON
4 25 (31.25%) LAMP
4 25 (31.25%) LEMP Stack
4 25 (31.25%) REST
4 25 (31.25%) SOAP
4 25 (31.25%) Symfony
5 13 (16.25%) .NET
6 7 (8.75%) Gherkin
7 3 (3.75%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.50%) J2EE
9 1 (1.25%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.25%) CSS3
9 1 (1.25%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (1.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.50%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.25%) Linux
2 6 (7.50%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.50%) Windows
4 1 (1.25%) Android
4 1 (1.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (53.75%) E-Commerce
3 36 (45.00%) Web Development
4 32 (40.00%) Scrum
5 29 (36.25%) Coaching
5 29 (36.25%) Open Source
6 27 (33.75%) SDLC
6 27 (33.75%) Workflow
7 25 (31.25%) Database Optimisation
7 25 (31.25%) DevOps
7 25 (31.25%) Line Management
7 25 (31.25%) Performance Optimisation
7 25 (31.25%) Refactoring
8 18 (22.50%) Test Automation
9 15 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (15.00%) Test Management
10 12 (15.00%) Test Scripting
11 11 (13.75%) BDD
11 11 (13.75%) Defect Management
12 10 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 36 (45.00%) JavaScript
2 25 (31.25%) PHP
3 21 (26.25%) SQL
4 15 (18.75%) Java
5 11 (13.75%) C#
6 3 (3.75%) Python
6 3 (3.75%) Scala
6 3 (3.75%) VB
7 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (36.25%) ISTQB
2 23 (28.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (15.00%) ISEB
4 9 (11.25%) Degree
5 4 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (2.50%) MCSD
6 2 (2.50%) MCSE
6 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (31.25%) New Relic
1 25 (31.25%) Zend
2 23 (28.75%) Google
3 4 (5.00%) hybris
4 3 (3.75%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.50%) SAP
6 1 (1.25%) HP
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle
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Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
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360 Resourcing Solutions .
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
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Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
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Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
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Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
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Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
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Salary: £25,000
Posted: 19 days ago
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Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + training
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