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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 89 113 117
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 35 20 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.79% 0.90% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.12% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 30 20 10
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £28,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +15.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,150 £20,900 £26,350
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,500 £51,350
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
1593 1781 1772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.65% 80.55% 81.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1341 1529 1581
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 September 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 36 (48.65%) ISEB
1 36 (48.65%) QA
2 34 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (41.89%) ISTQB
4 23 (31.08%) JavaScript
5 22 (29.73%) Test Scripting
6 20 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (27.03%) SDLC
7 19 (25.68%) C#
7 19 (25.68%) Automated Testing
8 18 (24.32%) Finance
8 18 (24.32%) HTML
8 18 (24.32%) .NET
8 18 (24.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 17 (22.97%) ASP.NET
10 16 (21.62%) Performance Testing
11 15 (20.27%) VB.NET
12 14 (18.92%) Banking
12 14 (18.92%) Retail
12 14 (18.92%) Degree
13 13 (17.57%) Selenium
14 12 (16.22%) HP UFT
15 11 (14.86%) Computer Science
15 11 (14.86%) Retail Banking
16 10 (13.51%) MS Excel
17 9 (12.16%) MS Office
17 9 (12.16%) LoadRunner
18 8 (10.81%) Process Management
18 8 (10.81%) Regression Testing
18 8 (10.81%) Workflow

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 5 (6.76%) WebLogic
1 5 (6.76%) Tomcat
1 5 (6.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.35%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.16%) MS Office
3 2 (2.70%) MS Project
4 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (9.46%) Temenos T24
2 2 (2.70%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (17.57%) Selenium
2 12 (16.22%) HP UFT
3 9 (12.16%) LoadRunner
4 7 (9.46%) JIRA
5 6 (8.11%) Bugzilla
6 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.70%) SilkPerformer
7 2 (2.70%) JMeter
7 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.35%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (24.32%) Finance
2 14 (18.92%) Banking
2 14 (18.92%) Retail
3 11 (14.86%) Retail Banking
4 6 (8.11%) Billing
5 4 (5.41%) Games
6 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.70%) Automotive
7 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.70%) Local Government
7 2 (2.70%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (39.19%) Analyst
2 20 (27.03%) Tester
3 17 (22.97%) Business Analyst
4 15 (20.27%) Test Analyst
5 12 (16.22%) Consultant
6 11 (14.86%) Banking Business Analyst
7 10 (13.51%) Business Consultant
8 6 (8.11%) Software Tester
8 6 (8.11%) QA Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) Test Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) Test Manager
11 3 (4.05%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (4.05%) Technical Support
11 3 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (4.05%) Business Test Analyst
11 3 (4.05%) Automation Test Analyst
11 3 (4.05%) Automation Analyst
12 2 (2.70%) QA Tester
13 1 (1.35%) Test Consultant
13 1 (1.35%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.32%) HTML
1 18 (24.32%) .NET
2 17 (22.97%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.11%) CSS
4 5 (6.76%) J2EE
5 4 (5.41%) XML
6 1 (1.35%) XSD
6 1 (1.35%) HTML5
6 1 (1.35%) CSS3
6 1 (1.35%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.35%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.76%) Client/Server
2 5 (6.76%) N-Tier
2 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.70%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.70%) iPhone
4 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.70%) Android
2 1 (1.35%) Windows
2 1 (1.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (29.73%) Test Scripting
3 20 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (27.03%) SDLC
4 19 (25.68%) Automated Testing
5 16 (21.62%) Performance Testing
6 8 (10.81%) Manual Testing
6 8 (10.81%) Test Management
6 8 (10.81%) Workflow
6 8 (10.81%) Process Management
6 8 (10.81%) Regression Testing
6 8 (10.81%) Test Automation
6 8 (10.81%) Test Strategy
7 7 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (8.11%) Data Analysis
9 5 (6.76%) OO
9 5 (6.76%) Time Management
9 5 (6.76%) Load Testing
10 4 (5.41%) Scrum
10 4 (5.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.08%) JavaScript
2 19 (25.68%) C#
3 15 (20.27%) VB.NET
4 8 (10.81%) Java
5 5 (6.76%) SQL
6 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (48.65%) ISEB
2 31 (41.89%) ISTQB
3 18 (24.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (18.92%) Degree
5 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (48.65%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.05%) HP
3 2 (2.70%) SAP
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle
4 1 (1.35%) Telerik
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago