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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 89 105 108
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 42 15 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.08% 0.75% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 0.94% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 34 15 11
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,050 £24,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £52,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
1645 1595 1623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.52% 79.23% 79.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1354 1388 1431
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 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 4 August 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 43 (53.09%) ISEB
2 39 (48.15%) ISTQB
3 31 (38.27%) Banking
4 29 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (34.57%) QA
6 25 (30.86%) Finance
7 22 (27.16%) Test Scripting
8 21 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (23.46%) JavaScript
10 18 (22.22%) Retail
10 18 (22.22%) Automated Testing
11 17 (20.99%) .NET
12 16 (19.75%) C#
12 16 (19.75%) ASP.NET
13 15 (18.52%) Retail Banking
13 15 (18.52%) Performance Testing
14 14 (17.28%) VB.NET
14 14 (17.28%) HTML
15 13 (16.05%) Security Testing
15 13 (16.05%) Information Assurance
15 13 (16.05%) FATCA
15 13 (16.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 13 (16.05%) SDLC
16 11 (13.58%) Selenium
16 11 (13.58%) Degree
17 9 (11.11%) Computer Science
17 9 (11.11%) Test Automation
18 8 (9.88%) Workflow
18 8 (9.88%) Process Management
18 8 (9.88%) Regression Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 3 (3.70%) WebLogic
1 3 (3.70%) Tomcat
1 3 (3.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.23%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (13.58%) Selenium
2 8 (9.88%) HP UFT
3 7 (8.64%) JIRA
4 6 (7.41%) Bugzilla
5 5 (6.17%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.47%) JMeter
6 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.47%) SilkPerformer
6 2 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.23%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.23%) NUnit
General
1 31 (38.27%) Banking
2 25 (30.86%) Finance
3 18 (22.22%) Retail
4 15 (18.52%) Retail Banking
5 6 (7.41%) Billing
6 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.47%) Games
7 2 (2.47%) Automotive
7 2 (2.47%) Private Banking
8 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (44.44%) Analyst
2 21 (25.93%) Business Analyst
3 20 (24.69%) Tester
4 18 (22.22%) Test Analyst
5 16 (19.75%) Consultant
6 15 (18.52%) Banking Business Analyst
7 14 (17.28%) Business Consultant
8 8 (9.88%) Software Tester
9 5 (6.17%) Test Manager
10 4 (4.94%) QA Engineer
10 4 (4.94%) Test Leader
11 3 (3.70%) Automation Analyst
11 3 (3.70%) Business Test Analyst
11 3 (3.70%) Automation Test Analyst
11 3 (3.70%) Test Engineer
11 3 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (3.70%) Technical Support
11 3 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
12 2 (2.47%) Software Test Analyst
13 1 (1.23%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.99%) .NET
2 16 (19.75%) ASP.NET
3 14 (17.28%) HTML
4 4 (4.94%) XML
5 3 (3.70%) CSS
5 3 (3.70%) J2EE
6 1 (1.23%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.17%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.70%) N-Tier
3 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.47%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.47%) iPhone
5 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.47%) Android
2 1 (1.23%) Windows
2 1 (1.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (27.16%) Test Scripting
3 21 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 15 (18.52%) Performance Testing
6 13 (16.05%) Security Testing
6 13 (16.05%) Information Assurance
6 13 (16.05%) SDLC
7 9 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 8 (9.88%) Process Management
8 8 (9.88%) Regression Testing
8 8 (9.88%) Workflow
9 7 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (8.64%) Manual Testing
10 6 (7.41%) Data Analysis
11 5 (6.17%) Test Management
11 5 (6.17%) Time Management
11 5 (6.17%) Scrum
11 5 (6.17%) Mentoring
11 5 (6.17%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.46%) JavaScript
2 16 (19.75%) C#
3 14 (17.28%) VB.NET
4 6 (7.41%) Java
5 5 (6.17%) SQL
6 1 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 43 (53.09%) ISEB
2 39 (48.15%) ISTQB
3 13 (16.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (13.58%) Degree
5 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (34.57%) QA
2 13 (16.05%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (1.23%) Telerik
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle
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