The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 106 96 83
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 10 15 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.55% 0.86% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.13% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 15
Average salary £30,000 £41,250 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% +30.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1387 1326 1039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 75.83% 75.99% 71.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1214 1103 911
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
Software Testing
West Midlands

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 23 April 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 18 (81.82%) ISEB
2 10 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 8 (36.36%) Test Strategy
4 7 (31.82%) LoadRunner
4 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 7 (31.82%) MS Office
4 7 (31.82%) Finance
4 7 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (27.27%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
5 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
6 5 (22.73%) HP
6 5 (22.73%) QA
6 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Test Management
7 4 (18.18%) V-Model
7 4 (18.18%) Banking
7 4 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
7 4 (18.18%) VB
7 4 (18.18%) Oracle
7 4 (18.18%) UNIX
8 3 (13.64%) ITIL
8 3 (13.64%) SAP
8 3 (13.64%) MS Project
8 3 (13.64%) SQL
8 3 (13.64%) SAP HR

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (4.55%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Office
2 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
3 3 (13.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) LoadRunner
2 4 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (13.64%) Selenium
4 1 (4.55%) TestDirector
4 1 (4.55%) NUnit
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Retail
3 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
1 8 (36.36%) Test Manager
1 8 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Tester
3 3 (13.64%) Coordinator
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Tester
3 3 (13.64%) Test Coordinator
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Tester
3 3 (13.64%) Business Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Performance Tester
3 3 (13.64%) Release Coordinator
4 2 (9.09%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Software Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Trainer
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) AS400
1 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
1 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) UNIX
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
1 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 8 (36.36%) Test Strategy
3 5 (22.73%) Test Management
3 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 4 (18.18%) V-Model
5 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL
5 3 (13.64%) Change Management
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) Scrum
5 3 (13.64%) Resource Management
5 3 (13.64%) Release Management
6 2 (9.09%) Web Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.55%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) VB
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) C++
4 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.55%) VC++
Qualifications
1 18 (81.82%) ISEB
2 6 (27.27%) ISEB Practitioner
2 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 3 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) HP
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle
4 3 (13.64%) SAP
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