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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 109 115 84
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -31
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 18 16 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.83% 0.75% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.95% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 18 9 15
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
1680 1693 1195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.38% 79.00% 71.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1446 1508 1029
Average salary £49,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.88% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 15 (55.56%) ISEB
1 15 (55.56%) QA
2 13 (48.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (44.44%) ISTQB
4 11 (40.74%) Finance
5 10 (37.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (25.93%) Oracle
6 7 (25.93%) UNIX
7 6 (22.22%) Test Management
7 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 6 (22.22%) System Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
8 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
8 5 (18.52%) J2EE
8 5 (18.52%) ITIL
9 4 (14.81%) B2B
9 4 (14.81%) B2C
9 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
9 4 (14.81%) MS Project
9 4 (14.81%) MS Office
9 4 (14.81%) SAP
9 4 (14.81%) SQL
9 4 (14.81%) Retail
9 4 (14.81%) Billing
9 4 (14.81%) Supplier Management
9 4 (14.81%) V-Model
9 4 (14.81%) Smart Meter
9 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (14.81%) Performance Improvement
9 4 (14.81%) Demand Forecasting

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (14.81%) MS Excel
1 4 (14.81%) MS Project
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
2 1 (3.70%) JUnit
2 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Retail
2 4 (14.81%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Test Manager
4 4 (14.81%) Quality Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) QA Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Support Specialist
6 2 (7.41%) Applications Support
6 2 (7.41%) Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (7.41%) Applications Support Specialist
6 2 (7.41%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Release Coordinator
7 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.70%) Test Programme Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Test Coordinator
7 1 (3.70%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Business Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) J2EE
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Smart Meter
2 2 (7.41%) EPoS
3 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) CCTV
3 1 (3.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) UNIX
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (22.22%) Test Management
2 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
2 6 (22.22%) System Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
3 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL
4 4 (14.81%) B2B
4 4 (14.81%) B2C
4 4 (14.81%) Supplier Management
4 4 (14.81%) V-Model
4 4 (14.81%) Performance Improvement
4 4 (14.81%) Demand Forecasting
5 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 3 (11.11%) Resource Management
5 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.11%) Migration
5 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Scrum
6 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
2 2 (7.41%) VB
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) C++
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) VC++
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) ISEB
2 13 (48.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (44.44%) ISTQB
4 3 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (7.41%) Degree
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (55.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) SAP
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
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