The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 18 30 39
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 6 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.44% 1.10% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.41% 1.52% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 0
Average salary - £65,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
111 197 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 82.22% 72.43% 51.72%
Number of salaries quoted 64 144 111
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £36,750
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Software Testing
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Midlands region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in the Midlands

Software Testing
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 6 (100.00%) ISEB
1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Back Office
2 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (66.67%) SOA
2 4 (66.67%) ETL
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) JDE OneWorld

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JDE OneWorld
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 4 (66.67%) Back Office
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Consultant
1 6 (100.00%) Test Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) SOA
1 4 (66.67%) ETL
1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP