The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 107 104 88
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 14 25 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.71% 1.23% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.58% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 14 13 16
Average salary £35,000 £27,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1505 1582 1207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 76.20% 77.89% 71.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1312 1395 1062
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
West Midlands

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 29 July 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (66.67%) ISEB
2 14 (58.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (54.17%) QA
4 11 (45.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (45.83%) ISTQB
5 8 (33.33%) Finance
5 8 (33.33%) Oracle
5 8 (33.33%) UNIX
5 8 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 7 (29.17%) Test Management
7 6 (25.00%) MS Office
8 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
8 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
8 5 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
9 4 (16.67%) System Testing
9 4 (16.67%) V-Model
9 4 (16.67%) Smart Meter
9 4 (16.67%) Demand Forecasting
9 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Supplier Management
9 4 (16.67%) Retail
9 4 (16.67%) Billing
9 4 (16.67%) SAP
9 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 4 (16.67%) MS Project
9 4 (16.67%) SQL
9 4 (16.67%) VB
9 4 (16.67%) J2EE

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (25.00%) MS Office
2 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
3 4 (16.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (12.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Retail
2 4 (16.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Analyst
2 11 (45.83%) Test Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Release Coordinator
4 3 (12.50%) Coordinator
4 3 (12.50%) Test Coordinator
4 3 (12.50%) QA Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Business Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) J2EE
2 1 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.17%) EPoS
2 1 (4.17%) Statistics
2 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 7 (29.17%) Test Management
4 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
5 4 (16.67%) System Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 4 (16.67%) V-Model
5 4 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
5 4 (16.67%) Demand Forecasting
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL
5 4 (16.67%) B2B
5 4 (16.67%) B2C
5 4 (16.67%) Supplier Management
6 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.50%) Change Management
6 3 (12.50%) Migration
6 3 (12.50%) Resource Management
6 3 (12.50%) Release Management
6 3 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
1 4 (16.67%) VB
2 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.17%) VC++
3 1 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) ISEB
2 14 (58.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (45.83%) ISTQB
4 3 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (54.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.67%) SAP
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