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

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 124 112 99
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 21 14 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.95% 0.67% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.83% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 19 10 9
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,850 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £51,350 £47,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
1827 1687 1201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.26% 81.07% 71.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1643 1525 1016
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
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 November 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 24 (61.54%) QA
2 20 (51.28%) Finance
3 16 (41.03%) ISTQB
4 15 (38.46%) ISEB
5 13 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (33.33%) System Testing
6 12 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (25.64%) Integration Testing
7 10 (25.64%) SQL
7 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (17.95%) Scrum
8 7 (17.95%) Relational Database
9 6 (15.38%) Demand Forecasting
9 6 (15.38%) Performance Improvement
9 6 (15.38%) Supplier Management
9 6 (15.38%) Smart Meter
9 6 (15.38%) BDD
9 6 (15.38%) Retail
9 6 (15.38%) Billing
9 6 (15.38%) J2EE
9 6 (15.38%) Oracle
9 6 (15.38%) UNIX
9 6 (15.38%) B2B
9 6 (15.38%) B2C
10 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
11 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
11 4 (10.26%) HP
11 4 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (10.26%) Selenium
11 4 (10.26%) Degree

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (2.56%) IIS
1 1 (2.56%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.13%) MS Access
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Selenium
2 2 (5.13%) JIRA
3 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.56%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (2.56%) JUnit
3 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 20 (51.28%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Retail
2 6 (15.38%) Billing
3 1 (2.56%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (64.10%) Analyst
2 19 (48.72%) Test Analyst
3 9 (23.08%) QA Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Software Test Analyst
5 6 (15.38%) Quality Analyst
5 6 (15.38%) Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 3 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Support Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) Applications Support
7 2 (5.13%) Field Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Applications Support Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) Field Service Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Programme Manager
8 1 (2.56%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.56%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) J2EE
2 1 (2.56%) Classic ASP
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.56%) CSS
2 1 (2.56%) XML
2 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.56%) LINQ
2 1 (2.56%) jQuery
2 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (2.56%) Dapper ORM
2 1 (2.56%) HTML
2 1 (2.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Smart Meter
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) CCTV
3 2 (5.13%) EPoS
4 1 (2.56%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.56%) Statistics
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) UNIX
2 2 (5.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 13 (33.33%) System Testing
2 10 (25.64%) Integration Testing
2 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.95%) Scrum
4 6 (15.38%) Supplier Management
4 6 (15.38%) B2B
4 6 (15.38%) B2C
4 6 (15.38%) BDD
4 6 (15.38%) Performance Improvement
4 6 (15.38%) Demand Forecasting
5 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 3 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Waterfall
6 2 (5.13%) Automation Testing
6 2 (5.13%) ITIL
6 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.13%) MVC
6 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.13%) Java
3 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (41.03%) ISTQB
2 15 (38.46%) ISEB
3 12 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (10.26%) Degree
5 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (61.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Oracle
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.26%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) Telerik
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago