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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 104 106 105
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 26 12 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.29% 0.66% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 0.82% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 22 6 5
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,750 £31,900
10% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £42,500 £40,900
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
1674 1456 1208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.87% 79.78% 72.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1510 1280 1047
Average salary £43,000 £43,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,650 £65,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 24 December 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 29 (63.04%) QA
2 26 (56.52%) Finance
3 20 (43.48%) ISTQB
4 16 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (34.78%) System Testing
5 14 (30.43%) ISEB
6 13 (28.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (26.09%) SQL
7 12 (26.09%) Integration Testing
8 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (21.74%) Relational Database
10 9 (19.57%) Scrum
11 8 (17.39%) Retail
11 8 (17.39%) BDD
12 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
12 7 (15.22%) Billing
13 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
13 6 (13.04%) B2B
13 6 (13.04%) B2C
13 6 (13.04%) HP
13 6 (13.04%) Supplier Management
13 6 (13.04%) Smart Meter
13 6 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (13.04%) Performance Improvement
13 6 (13.04%) Demand Forecasting
14 4 (8.70%) J2EE
14 4 (8.70%) Oracle
14 4 (8.70%) UNIX
14 4 (8.70%) CCTV
14 4 (8.70%) Degree

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) IIS
1 1 (2.17%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.35%) MS Access
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Selenium
2 2 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.17%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (2.17%) JUnit
3 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 26 (56.52%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Retail
3 7 (15.22%) Billing
4 2 (4.35%) Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Back Office
5 1 (2.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (63.04%) Analyst
2 23 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 10 (21.74%) Software Test Analyst
4 8 (17.39%) QA Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) Tester
6 5 (10.87%) Quality Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Test Manager
8 3 (6.52%) Support Specialist
8 3 (6.52%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Applications Support Specialist
9 2 (4.35%) Applications Support
9 2 (4.35%) Field Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Software Tester
9 2 (4.35%) Applications Specialist
9 2 (4.35%) Field Service Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Test Leader
10 1 (2.17%) Agile Test Analyst
10 1 (2.17%) Automation Tester
10 1 (2.17%) Automation Analyst
10 1 (2.17%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) J2EE
2 1 (2.17%) Classic ASP
2 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.17%) CSS
2 1 (2.17%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.17%) LINQ
2 1 (2.17%) jQuery
2 1 (2.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (2.17%) Dapper ORM
2 1 (2.17%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Smart Meter
2 4 (8.70%) CCTV
3 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) EPoS
5 1 (2.17%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.17%) Statistics
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) UNIX
2 3 (6.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
1 16 (34.78%) System Testing
2 12 (26.09%) Integration Testing
3 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (19.57%) Scrum
5 8 (17.39%) BDD
6 6 (13.04%) Performance Improvement
6 6 (13.04%) Supplier Management
6 6 (13.04%) B2B
6 6 (13.04%) B2C
6 6 (13.04%) Demand Forecasting
7 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
8 3 (6.52%) Manual Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Automated Testing
9 2 (4.35%) Security Testing
9 2 (4.35%) Information Assurance
9 2 (4.35%) ITIL
9 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
9 2 (4.35%) Regression Testing
9 2 (4.35%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.35%) Java
2 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (43.48%) ISTQB
2 14 (30.43%) ISEB
3 13 (28.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.70%) Degree
5 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (63.04%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.04%) HP
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) Telerik
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago