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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 100 90 113
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +23
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 43 40 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.80% 2.23% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 2.61% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 34 32 9
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% -13.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,500 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £67,750 £55,000 £46,300
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
2065 1532 1569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 86.37% 85.59% 84.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1509 1232 1385
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 May 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT jobs citing Software 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 55 (58.51%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (37.23%) E-Commerce
3 34 (36.17%) Scrum
4 29 (30.85%) SQL
4 29 (30.85%) QA
5 28 (29.79%) JavaScript
6 26 (27.66%) Games
7 24 (25.53%) HTML
8 23 (24.47%) CSS
8 23 (24.47%) ISTQB
8 23 (24.47%) Selenium
8 23 (24.47%) Open Source
9 22 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
9 22 (23.40%) Amazon EC2
9 22 (23.40%) Coaching
9 22 (23.40%) PHP
10 21 (22.34%) XML
10 21 (22.34%) Mobile App
10 21 (22.34%) Test Automation
11 20 (21.28%) Web Development
12 19 (20.21%) Internet
13 18 (19.15%) SOAP
13 18 (19.15%) Web Services
13 18 (19.15%) Apache
13 18 (19.15%) Linux
13 18 (19.15%) MySQL
13 18 (19.15%) JSON
13 18 (19.15%) Refactoring
13 18 (19.15%) Workflow
13 18 (19.15%) Finance

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 18 (19.15%) Apache
1 18 (19.15%) nginx
2 6 (6.38%) Node.js
3 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (19.15%) Magento
2 2 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
1 22 (23.40%) Amazon EC2
2 18 (19.15%) CloudFront
3 6 (6.38%) GitHub
4 4 (4.26%) IaaS
4 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.26%) PaaS
4 4 (4.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.21%) Internet
2 2 (2.13%) Extranet
2 2 (2.13%) Intranet
3 1 (1.06%) ATM
3 1 (1.06%) HTTP
3 1 (1.06%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.15%) MySQL
2 6 (6.38%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.06%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 23 (24.47%) Selenium
2 18 (19.15%) Git (software)
3 13 (13.83%) WebDriver
4 9 (9.57%) JIRA
5 6 (6.38%) Vagrant
6 5 (5.32%) JUnit
6 5 (5.32%) Ranorex
6 5 (5.32%) SoapUI
7 4 (4.26%) Zephyr
8 3 (3.19%) Ant
9 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.06%) Appium
10 1 (1.06%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.06%) Gatling
10 1 (1.06%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.06%) JMeter
10 1 (1.06%) NeoLoad
10 1 (1.06%) WebLOAD
General
1 26 (27.66%) Games
2 18 (19.15%) Finance
3 11 (11.70%) Retail
4 10 (10.64%) Banking
5 8 (8.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (31.91%) Analyst
2 29 (30.85%) Test Analyst
3 22 (23.40%) Software Analyst
3 22 (23.40%) Software Test Analyst
4 21 (22.34%) Tester
5 17 (18.09%) Software Tester
6 13 (13.83%) Development Manager
6 13 (13.83%) Web Development Manager
6 13 (13.83%) Web Manager
7 9 (9.57%) Test Manager
8 7 (7.45%) Automation Tester
8 7 (7.45%) Consultant
8 7 (7.45%) Developer
8 7 (7.45%) Junior
8 7 (7.45%) PHP Development Manager
8 7 (7.45%) Test Consultant
9 6 (6.38%) Agile Test Analyst
9 6 (6.38%) Agile Tester
9 6 (6.38%) Senior Test Analyst
9 6 (6.38%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.53%) HTML
2 23 (24.47%) CSS
3 21 (22.34%) XML
4 18 (19.15%) jQuery
4 18 (19.15%) JSON
4 18 (19.15%) LAMP
4 18 (19.15%) LEMP Stack
4 18 (19.15%) REST
4 18 (19.15%) SOAP
4 18 (19.15%) Symfony
4 18 (19.15%) Web Services
5 15 (15.96%) .NET
6 6 (6.38%) ASP.NET
7 4 (4.26%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.34%) Mobile App
2 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.26%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.19%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.06%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.06%) EPoS
5 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.06%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.15%) Linux
2 12 (12.77%) Apple iOS
3 8 (8.51%) Unix
4 7 (7.45%) Android
5 5 (5.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (58.51%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (37.23%) E-Commerce
3 34 (36.17%) Scrum
4 23 (24.47%) Open Source
5 22 (23.40%) Coaching
6 21 (22.34%) Test Automation
7 20 (21.28%) Web Development
8 18 (19.15%) Database Optimisation
8 18 (19.15%) DevOps
8 18 (19.15%) Line Management
8 18 (19.15%) Performance Optimisation
8 18 (19.15%) Refactoring
8 18 (19.15%) Workflow
9 17 (18.09%) Automation Testing
10 16 (17.02%) Test Scripting
11 15 (15.96%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (14.89%) BDD
12 14 (14.89%) SDLC
13 13 (13.83%) Migration
13 13 (13.83%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (30.85%) SQL
2 28 (29.79%) JavaScript
3 22 (23.40%) PHP
4 13 (13.83%) Java
5 8 (8.51%) C#
6 6 (6.38%) Python
6 6 (6.38%) Scala
7 2 (2.13%) Ruby
7 2 (2.13%) VB
7 2 (2.13%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.06%) C
8 1 (1.06%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (24.47%) ISTQB
2 12 (12.77%) Degree
3 10 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.32%) ISEB
5 4 (4.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (2.13%) MCSD
6 2 (2.13%) MCSE
6 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (30.85%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) Puppet
2 4 (4.26%) SCVMM
2 4 (4.26%) vRealize
3 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (19.15%) New Relic
1 18 (19.15%) Zend
2 12 (12.77%) Google
3 4 (4.26%) hybris
3 4 (4.26%) VMware
4 3 (3.19%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.13%) HP
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle
6 1 (1.06%) IBM
6 1 (1.06%) SOASTA, Inc
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