The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 35 17 34
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +17
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.49% 5.11% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 6.31% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 3
Average salary £32,500 - £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Software Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
181 111 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 87.86% 81.02% 79.11%
Number of salaries quoted 144 60 169
Average salary £55,000 £46,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.56% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 24 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) jBASE
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Logistics
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) mvBase
2 1 (50.00%) OpenQM
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Fortran
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) CICS

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (50.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) mvBase
1 1 (50.00%) OpenQM
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Logistics
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Fortran
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) jBASE