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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 85 108 97
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 42 12 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.06% 0.63% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 0.80% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 35 12 17
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +29.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,922 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
1688 1498 1511
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.79% 78.43% 79.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1377 1322 1324
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 41 (49.40%) ISEB
2 38 (45.78%) ISTQB
3 31 (37.35%) Banking
4 30 (36.14%) Test Scripting
5 28 (33.73%) Finance
6 27 (32.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 26 (31.33%) QA
8 23 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (21.69%) Retail
10 15 (18.07%) Retail Banking
10 15 (18.07%) Automated Testing
11 13 (15.66%) Security Testing
11 13 (15.66%) Time Management
11 13 (15.66%) Information Assurance
11 13 (15.66%) FATCA
12 12 (14.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
13 11 (13.25%) .NET
13 11 (13.25%) Performance Testing
13 11 (13.25%) Workflow
13 11 (13.25%) JIRA
14 10 (12.05%) VB.NET
14 10 (12.05%) C#
14 10 (12.05%) ASP.NET
14 10 (12.05%) Regression Testing
14 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (10.84%) Billing
15 9 (10.84%) Data Analysis
15 9 (10.84%) Degree
15 9 (10.84%) SDLC

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (1.20%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.23%) MS Office
3 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (13.25%) JIRA
2 7 (8.43%) Selenium
3 5 (6.02%) Subversion
3 5 (6.02%) HP UFT
3 5 (6.02%) Bugzilla
4 2 (2.41%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.41%) JMeter
4 2 (2.41%) SilkPerformer
4 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.20%) Ranorex
5 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.20%) NUnit
General
1 31 (37.35%) Banking
2 28 (33.73%) Finance
3 18 (21.69%) Retail
4 15 (18.07%) Retail Banking
5 9 (10.84%) Billing
6 4 (4.82%) Games
7 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
8 2 (2.41%) Private Banking
9 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (50.60%) Analyst
2 24 (28.92%) Business Analyst
3 21 (25.30%) Test Analyst
4 19 (22.89%) Tester
5 16 (19.28%) Consultant
6 15 (18.07%) Banking Business Analyst
7 14 (16.87%) Business Consultant
8 10 (12.05%) Test Manager
9 5 (6.02%) Software Test Analyst
10 4 (4.82%) Software Tester
10 4 (4.82%) Test Leader
11 3 (3.61%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (3.61%) Business Test Analyst
11 3 (3.61%) Automation Test Analyst
11 3 (3.61%) Automation Analyst
11 3 (3.61%) Technical Support
11 3 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
12 2 (2.41%) Hardware Engineer
13 1 (1.20%) Test Consultant
13 1 (1.20%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.25%) .NET
2 10 (12.05%) ASP.NET
3 7 (8.43%) HTML
4 4 (4.82%) XML
5 1 (1.20%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) Client/Server
1 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.41%) CCTV
4 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.61%) Windows
2 1 (1.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (36.14%) Test Scripting
2 27 (32.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 23 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (18.07%) Automated Testing
5 13 (15.66%) Security Testing
5 13 (15.66%) Information Assurance
5 13 (15.66%) Time Management
6 11 (13.25%) Performance Testing
6 11 (13.25%) Workflow
7 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (12.05%) Regression Testing
8 9 (10.84%) Data Analysis
8 9 (10.84%) SDLC
9 8 (9.64%) Process Management
9 8 (9.64%) Test Automation
10 6 (7.23%) System Testing
10 6 (7.23%) Integration Testing
11 5 (6.02%) Test Management
11 5 (6.02%) Manual Testing
11 5 (6.02%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
2 10 (12.05%) C#
2 10 (12.05%) VB.NET
3 8 (9.64%) SQL
4 2 (2.41%) Java
5 1 (1.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (49.40%) ISEB
2 38 (45.78%) ISTQB
3 12 (14.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (10.84%) Degree
5 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (31.33%) QA
2 13 (15.66%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
1 3 (3.61%) HP
2 1 (1.20%) Telerik
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum £20,000 to £24,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago