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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 90 113 100
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 40 9 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.20% 0.48% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 0.60% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 32 9 16
Average salary £38,750 £45,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.88% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,300 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,300 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +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
1527 1512 1317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 83.95% 81.20% 77.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1228 1340 1114
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 £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +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 May 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (43.42%) ISTQB
2 31 (40.79%) Banking
2 31 (40.79%) ISEB
3 30 (39.47%) Finance
4 29 (38.16%) User Acceptance Testing
5 28 (36.84%) Test Scripting
6 23 (30.26%) QA
7 18 (23.68%) Retail
8 14 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (18.42%) Retail Banking
8 14 (18.42%) Security Testing
8 14 (18.42%) Time Management
8 14 (18.42%) Information Assurance
8 14 (18.42%) FATCA
9 11 (14.47%) Automated Testing
10 10 (13.16%) Regression Testing
10 10 (13.16%) Workflow
10 10 (13.16%) SQL
10 10 (13.16%) JIRA
10 10 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (13.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (13.16%) System Testing
11 9 (11.84%) Data Analysis
11 9 (11.84%) Billing
12 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
13 7 (9.21%) .NET
13 7 (9.21%) Process Management
13 7 (9.21%) Test Automation
13 7 (9.21%) Integration Testing
13 7 (9.21%) Performance Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (13.16%) JIRA
2 5 (6.58%) Subversion
2 5 (6.58%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (5.26%) Bugzilla
3 4 (5.26%) Selenium
4 2 (2.63%) SilkPerformer
4 2 (2.63%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.63%) JMeter
5 1 (1.32%) NUnit
5 1 (1.32%) Ranorex
General
1 31 (40.79%) Banking
2 30 (39.47%) Finance
3 18 (23.68%) Retail
4 14 (18.42%) Retail Banking
5 9 (11.84%) Billing
6 4 (5.26%) Games
7 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.32%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (55.26%) Analyst
2 23 (30.26%) Business Analyst
3 21 (27.63%) Test Analyst
4 14 (18.42%) Consultant
4 14 (18.42%) Tester
4 14 (18.42%) Banking Business Analyst
5 13 (17.11%) Business Consultant
6 11 (14.47%) Test Manager
7 7 (9.21%) Software Test Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Test Leader
9 3 (3.95%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Hardware Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Technical Support
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (2.63%) Business Test Analyst
11 1 (1.32%) QA Engineer
11 1 (1.32%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) .NET
2 6 (7.89%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.26%) XML
4 3 (3.95%) HTML
5 1 (1.32%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.95%) CCTV
4 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 28 (36.84%) Test Scripting
3 14 (18.42%) Security Testing
3 14 (18.42%) Time Management
3 14 (18.42%) Information Assurance
3 14 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (14.47%) Automated Testing
5 10 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (13.16%) Regression Testing
5 10 (13.16%) Workflow
5 10 (13.16%) System Testing
6 9 (11.84%) Data Analysis
7 7 (9.21%) Performance Testing
7 7 (9.21%) Integration Testing
7 7 (9.21%) Test Automation
7 7 (9.21%) Process Management
8 6 (7.89%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.58%) Coaching
9 5 (6.58%) SDLC
9 5 (6.58%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.16%) SQL
2 6 (7.89%) VB.NET
2 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (43.42%) ISTQB
2 31 (40.79%) ISEB
3 10 (13.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (7.89%) Degree
5 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (30.26%) QA
2 14 (18.42%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (1.32%) Telerik
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle
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