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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 81 107 105
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 37 12 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.04% 0.66% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 0.84% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 25 11 12
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
1494 1437 1342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.40% 79.61% 76.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1211 1255 1112
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 £28,550 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 17 April 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 34 (50.00%) Finance
2 31 (45.59%) ISTQB
3 27 (39.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (38.24%) QA
5 24 (35.29%) ISEB
5 24 (35.29%) Banking
6 15 (22.06%) Test Scripting
7 14 (20.59%) Security Testing
7 14 (20.59%) System Testing
7 14 (20.59%) Information Assurance
7 14 (20.59%) FATCA
7 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (19.12%) Retail
8 13 (19.12%) SQL
9 12 (17.65%) Time Management
10 11 (16.18%) Integration Testing
10 11 (16.18%) Relational Database
11 8 (11.76%) Regression Testing
11 8 (11.76%) Retail Banking
11 8 (11.76%) Billing
11 8 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (11.76%) Scrum
12 7 (10.29%) Workflow
12 7 (10.29%) Data Analysis
12 7 (10.29%) MS Excel
12 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
12 7 (10.29%) HP
12 7 (10.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (10.29%) BDD
12 7 (10.29%) HP Quality Center

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 7 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) JIRA
2 5 (7.35%) Subversion
3 4 (5.88%) Selenium
3 4 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (4.41%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.94%) JMeter
5 2 (2.94%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (1.47%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.47%) NUnit
General
1 34 (50.00%) Finance
2 24 (35.29%) Banking
3 13 (19.12%) Retail
4 8 (11.76%) Billing
4 8 (11.76%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.94%) Games
6 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (64.71%) Analyst
2 28 (41.18%) Test Analyst
3 15 (22.06%) Business Analyst
4 12 (17.65%) Test Manager
5 11 (16.18%) Software Test Analyst
6 10 (14.71%) Tester
7 8 (11.76%) Consultant
7 8 (11.76%) Banking Business Analyst
8 7 (10.29%) Business Consultant
9 5 (7.35%) Test Leader
10 3 (4.41%) Hardware Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) QA Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (2.94%) QA Test Analyst
11 2 (2.94%) Software Tester
12 1 (1.47%) QA Engineer
12 1 (1.47%) Functional Analyst
12 1 (1.47%) Quality Analyst
12 1 (1.47%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) .NET
1 2 (2.94%) XML
2 1 (1.47%) XSD
2 1 (1.47%) J2EE
2 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) CCTV
1 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.47%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.47%) Open Source
2 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (1.47%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (22.06%) Test Scripting
3 14 (20.59%) Security Testing
3 14 (20.59%) System Testing
3 14 (20.59%) Information Assurance
3 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (17.65%) Time Management
5 11 (16.18%) Integration Testing
6 8 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (11.76%) Scrum
6 8 (11.76%) Regression Testing
7 7 (10.29%) Workflow
7 7 (10.29%) Data Analysis
7 7 (10.29%) BDD
8 6 (8.82%) Mentoring
8 6 (8.82%) Software Delivery
9 5 (7.35%) Coaching
9 5 (7.35%) Test Automation
9 5 (7.35%) Asset Management
10 4 (5.88%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.12%) SQL
2 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
2 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.47%) C#
2 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 31 (45.59%) ISTQB
2 24 (35.29%) ISEB
3 7 (10.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (7.35%) Degree
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (38.24%) QA
2 14 (20.59%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
1 7 (10.29%) HP
2 2 (2.94%) Telerik
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle
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