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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 92 96 105
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 29 12 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.59% 0.77% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 0.98% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 23 7 3
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,900 £27,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £47,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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
1460 1224 1189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 79.91% 78.66% 71.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1312 1054 1006
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 27 January 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 30 (61.22%) QA
2 25 (51.02%) Finance
3 20 (40.82%) ISTQB
4 19 (38.78%) System Testing
5 18 (36.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (28.57%) ISEB
7 13 (26.53%) SQL
7 13 (26.53%) Integration Testing
8 12 (24.49%) Relational Database
9 10 (20.41%) Test Scripting
10 9 (18.37%) Degree
10 9 (18.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (18.37%) Scrum
11 8 (16.33%) Time Management
11 8 (16.33%) BDD
12 7 (14.29%) JIRA
12 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
13 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
13 6 (12.24%) HP
13 6 (12.24%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (12.24%) CCTV
14 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (10.20%) Asset Management
14 5 (10.20%) Billing
14 5 (10.20%) Subversion
14 5 (10.20%) Windows
15 4 (8.16%) Retail
15 4 (8.16%) Regression Testing
15 4 (8.16%) Selenium

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1 (2.04%) IIS
1 1 (2.04%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.49%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) MS Access
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) JIRA
2 5 (10.20%) Subversion
3 4 (8.16%) Selenium
4 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.04%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (2.04%) JUnit
4 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.04%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
General
1 25 (51.02%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Billing
3 4 (8.16%) Retail
4 3 (6.12%) Games
5 2 (4.08%) Banking
6 1 (2.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (59.18%) Analyst
2 23 (46.94%) Test Analyst
3 13 (26.53%) Software Test Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) Tester
5 7 (14.29%) Test Manager
6 6 (12.24%) QA Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Hardware Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Quality Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Applications Specialist
8 2 (4.08%) Field Service Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Applications Support Specialist
8 2 (4.08%) Support Specialist
8 2 (4.08%) Applications Support
8 2 (4.08%) Field Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Software Tester
9 1 (2.04%) QA Tester
9 1 (2.04%) Head of IT
9 1 (2.04%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) J2EE
2 1 (2.04%) Classic ASP
2 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.04%) CSS
2 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.04%) LINQ
2 1 (2.04%) jQuery
2 1 (2.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (2.04%) Dapper ORM
2 1 (2.04%) HTML
2 1 (2.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) CCTV
2 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.04%) Open Source
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.04%) EPoS
4 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) System Testing
2 18 (36.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (26.53%) Integration Testing
5 10 (20.41%) Test Scripting
6 9 (18.37%) Scrum
7 8 (16.33%) Time Management
7 8 (16.33%) BDD
8 5 (10.20%) Asset Management
9 4 (8.16%) Regression Testing
10 3 (6.12%) Workflow
10 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.12%) Data Analysis
10 3 (6.12%) Automated Testing
10 3 (6.12%) Manual Testing
11 2 (4.08%) Security Testing
11 2 (4.08%) Supplier Management
11 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
11 2 (4.08%) Web Development
11 2 (4.08%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) Java
2 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (40.82%) ISTQB
2 14 (28.57%) ISEB
3 9 (18.37%) Degree
3 9 (18.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (61.22%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.24%) HP
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.04%) Telerik
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham
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Posted: 10 days ago