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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 99 85 93
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 21 48 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.17% 2.27% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 2.65% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 16 33 22
Median salary £32,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,100 £18,050
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £39,750
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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
1630 1812 1459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.61% 85.80% 81.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1242 1478 1273
Median salary £45,000 £43,596 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 20 February 2017.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 34 (72.34%) QA
2 18 (38.30%) SDLC
3 16 (34.04%) ISEB
4 14 (29.79%) Migration
5 13 (27.66%) ISTQB
5 13 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (25.53%) Test Scripting
6 12 (25.53%) SQL
7 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
7 11 (23.40%) E-Commerce
7 11 (23.40%) Selenium
8 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (21.28%) MS Excel
9 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (19.15%) Degree
9 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
9 9 (19.15%) WebDriver
10 8 (17.02%) Finance
10 8 (17.02%) Defect Management
11 7 (14.89%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (14.89%) Test Planning
11 7 (14.89%) Mentoring
11 7 (14.89%) Banking
11 7 (14.89%) C
11 7 (14.89%) Time Management
11 7 (14.89%) Data Migration
11 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
11 7 (14.89%) Dynamics AX
11 7 (14.89%) Automated Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.26%) Documentum
1 2 (4.26%) FileNet
Applications
1 10 (21.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.13%) IaaS
2 1 (2.13%) PaaS
2 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) MySQL
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Selenium
2 9 (19.15%) WebDriver
3 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.51%) JMeter
4 3 (6.38%) JUnit
4 3 (6.38%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.26%) JIRA
6 1 (2.13%) HP UFT
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Banking
3 6 (12.77%) Retail
3 6 (12.77%) Retail Banking
4 4 (8.51%) Automotive
5 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (48.94%) Analyst
2 16 (34.04%) Test Analyst
3 14 (29.79%) Consultant
4 12 (25.53%) Software Analyst
4 12 (25.53%) Software Test Analyst
4 12 (25.53%) Tester
5 11 (23.40%) Software Tester
6 7 (14.89%) Testing Consultant
7 6 (12.77%) Business Analyst
7 6 (12.77%) Business Consultant
8 5 (10.64%) Manual Tester
8 5 (10.64%) QA Leader
8 5 (10.64%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
9 4 (8.51%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (8.51%) Automation Tester
9 4 (8.51%) Banking Analyst
9 4 (8.51%) Credit Analyst
9 4 (8.51%) Manual Test Analyst
10 3 (6.38%) Test Leader
10 3 (6.38%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) .NET
2 4 (8.51%) J2EE
3 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.26%) HTML
5 1 (2.13%) jQuery
5 1 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.13%) Twig
5 1 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.13%) XML
5 1 (2.13%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.89%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) iPhone
4 2 (4.26%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Unix
2 2 (4.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) SDLC
2 14 (29.79%) Migration
3 12 (25.53%) Test Scripting
4 11 (23.40%) E-Commerce
5 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
6 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (17.02%) Defect Management
8 7 (14.89%) Automated Testing
8 7 (14.89%) Data Migration
8 7 (14.89%) Mentoring
8 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
8 7 (14.89%) Test Planning
8 7 (14.89%) Time Management
9 6 (12.77%) Automation Testing
9 6 (12.77%) BDD
9 6 (12.77%) Scrum
9 6 (12.77%) Software Engineering
10 3 (6.38%) Defect Tracking
10 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) C
3 6 (12.77%) Java
4 5 (10.64%) C#
5 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.26%) PHP
7 1 (2.13%) Scala
7 1 (2.13%) VB
7 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (34.04%) ISEB
2 13 (27.66%) ISTQB
3 9 (19.15%) Degree
4 7 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (72.34%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) SCVMM
1 1 (2.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) Epicor
3 1 (2.13%) Pega
3 1 (2.13%) VMware
3 1 (2.13%) Zend
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