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 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 112 76 96
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +20
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 19 43 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.99% 2.28% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 2.67% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 14 31 25
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,950 £25,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,076 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -

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
1713 1609 1517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 89.69% 85.27% 83.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1274 1350 1366
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £62,500
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 January 2017.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 35 (64.81%) QA
2 26 (48.15%) SDLC
3 17 (31.48%) Migration
4 15 (27.78%) ISEB
4 15 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
5 14 (25.93%) SQL
6 12 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 12 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 11 (20.37%) ISTQB
7 11 (20.37%) Defect Management
7 11 (20.37%) Test Planning
8 10 (18.52%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (18.52%) WebDriver
8 10 (18.52%) Mentoring
8 10 (18.52%) Dynamics AX
8 10 (18.52%) Time Management
8 10 (18.52%) Data Migration
8 10 (18.52%) E-Commerce
8 10 (18.52%) C
9 9 (16.67%) Finance
9 9 (16.67%) C#
9 9 (16.67%) .NET
9 9 (16.67%) Selenium
9 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (14.81%) Test Automation
10 8 (14.81%) Degree
10 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET
11 7 (12.96%) JavaScript
11 7 (12.96%) Scrum

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 (3.70%) Documentum
1 2 (3.70%) FileNet
Applications
1 12 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (18.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.26%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (9.26%) IaaS
2 5 (9.26%) PaaS
2 5 (9.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) MySQL
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (18.52%) WebDriver
2 9 (16.67%) Selenium
3 4 (7.41%) Cucumber
3 4 (7.41%) JIRA
4 3 (5.56%) JUnit
5 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.70%) JMeter
5 2 (3.70%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.85%) Appium
6 1 (1.85%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.85%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.85%) Mocha
6 1 (1.85%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Banking
3 5 (9.26%) Retail
3 5 (9.26%) Retail Banking
4 3 (5.56%) Automotive
5 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (40.74%) Analyst
2 16 (29.63%) Consultant
2 16 (29.63%) Test Analyst
3 13 (24.07%) Software Analyst
3 13 (24.07%) Software Test Analyst
4 10 (18.52%) Software Tester
4 10 (18.52%) Tester
4 10 (18.52%) Testing Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) Automation Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Business Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Business Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) QA Leader
5 5 (9.26%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Banking Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Credit Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Manual Test Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Manual Tester
6 4 (7.41%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) .NET
2 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET
3 5 (9.26%) J2EE
4 1 (1.85%) HTML
4 1 (1.85%) jQuery
4 1 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.85%) Twig
4 1 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.85%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (18.52%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (9.26%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.26%) Public Cloud
4 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.85%) AS400
5 1 (1.85%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.85%) iPhone
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Unix
2 2 (3.70%) Android
3 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (48.15%) SDLC
2 17 (31.48%) Migration
3 12 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 11 (20.37%) Defect Management
4 11 (20.37%) Test Planning
5 10 (18.52%) Data Migration
5 10 (18.52%) E-Commerce
5 10 (18.52%) Mentoring
5 10 (18.52%) Time Management
6 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (14.81%) Test Automation
8 7 (12.96%) Automation Testing
8 7 (12.96%) Scrum
8 7 (12.96%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (11.11%) Automated Testing
9 6 (11.11%) BDD
10 5 (9.26%) Manual Testing
11 4 (7.41%) Defect Tracking
12 3 (5.56%) Test Management
12 3 (5.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) SQL
2 10 (18.52%) C
3 9 (16.67%) C#
4 7 (12.96%) JavaScript
5 6 (11.11%) PHP
6 5 (9.26%) Java
7 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) ISEB
2 11 (20.37%) ISTQB
3 8 (14.81%) Degree
4 5 (9.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (64.81%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) SCVMM
1 5 (9.26%) vRealize
2 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) Oracle
2 5 (9.26%) VMware
3 1 (1.85%) Epicor
3 1 (1.85%) HP
3 1 (1.85%) Zend
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