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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 77 97 102
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 41 11 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.34% 0.67% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 0.84% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 27 10 8
Average salary £37,500 £33,750 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,650 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £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
1422 1308 1253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.07% 79.95% 74.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1166 1135 1032
Average salary £44,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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 30 March 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 33 (49.25%) Finance
2 32 (47.76%) ISTQB
3 27 (40.30%) QA
4 26 (38.81%) ISEB
5 25 (37.31%) User Acceptance Testing
6 23 (34.33%) Banking
7 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (20.90%) Retail
8 14 (20.90%) Security Testing
8 14 (20.90%) System Testing
8 14 (20.90%) Information Assurance
8 14 (20.90%) FATCA
9 13 (19.40%) SQL
10 12 (17.91%) Relational Database
10 12 (17.91%) Test Scripting
11 11 (16.42%) Integration Testing
12 10 (14.93%) Time Management
13 9 (13.43%) Scrum
14 8 (11.94%) Retail Banking
15 7 (10.45%) Degree
15 7 (10.45%) JIRA
15 7 (10.45%) BDD
15 7 (10.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
15 7 (10.45%) Billing
16 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
16 6 (8.96%) Regression Testing
16 6 (8.96%) HP
16 6 (8.96%) MS Excel
16 6 (8.96%) Mentoring

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (1.49%) IIS
1 1 (1.49%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.91%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) MS Access
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) JIRA
2 5 (7.46%) Subversion
3 4 (5.97%) Selenium
3 4 (5.97%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (4.48%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.99%) JMeter
5 2 (2.99%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (1.49%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.49%) NUnit
General
1 33 (49.25%) Finance
2 23 (34.33%) Banking
3 14 (20.90%) Retail
4 8 (11.94%) Retail Banking
5 7 (10.45%) Billing
6 2 (2.99%) Games
7 1 (1.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 42 (62.69%) Analyst
2 28 (41.79%) Test Analyst
3 13 (19.40%) Business Analyst
4 12 (17.91%) Test Manager
5 11 (16.42%) Software Test Analyst
6 9 (13.43%) Tester
7 8 (11.94%) Consultant
7 8 (11.94%) Banking Business Analyst
8 7 (10.45%) Business Consultant
9 5 (7.46%) Test Leader
10 3 (4.48%) Hardware Engineer
10 3 (4.48%) QA Analyst
11 2 (2.99%) QA Test Analyst
11 2 (2.99%) Software Tester
11 2 (2.99%) Senior Test Analyst
11 2 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
12 1 (1.49%) Functional Consultant
12 1 (1.49%) QA Engineer
12 1 (1.49%) Functional Analyst
12 1 (1.49%) Head of IT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) .NET
2 1 (1.49%) J2EE
2 1 (1.49%) Classic ASP
2 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.49%) CSS
2 1 (1.49%) XML
2 1 (1.49%) XSD
2 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.49%) LINQ
2 1 (1.49%) jQuery
2 1 (1.49%) Entity Framework
2 1 (1.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (1.49%) Dapper ORM
2 1 (1.49%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) CCTV
1 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.99%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.49%) Open Source
3 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.46%) Windows
2 1 (1.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.31%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (20.90%) Security Testing
3 14 (20.90%) System Testing
3 14 (20.90%) Information Assurance
4 12 (17.91%) Test Scripting
5 11 (16.42%) Integration Testing
6 10 (14.93%) Time Management
7 9 (13.43%) Scrum
8 7 (10.45%) BDD
9 6 (8.96%) Mentoring
9 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (8.96%) Software Delivery
9 6 (8.96%) Regression Testing
10 5 (7.46%) Workflow
10 5 (7.46%) Asset Management
10 5 (7.46%) Data Analysis
10 5 (7.46%) Coaching
10 5 (7.46%) Test Automation
11 4 (5.97%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.40%) SQL
2 2 (2.99%) C#
3 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (47.76%) ISTQB
2 26 (38.81%) ISEB
3 7 (10.45%) Degree
3 7 (10.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (40.30%) QA
2 14 (20.90%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.96%) HP
3 2 (2.99%) Telerik
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
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