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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 9 34 32
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 11 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.87% 0.38% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.38% 0.54% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £65,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
106 184 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 85.48% 70.50% 61.80%
Number of salaries quoted 54 140 79
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £37,500 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (90.91%) ISEB
3 7 (63.64%) Finance
3 7 (63.64%) HP
4 6 (54.55%) Retail
4 6 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (36.36%) Back Office
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
5 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (36.36%) SOA
5 4 (36.36%) ETL
6 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Selenium
6 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 1 (9.09%) Statistics
7 1 (9.09%) JDE OneWorld

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (36.36%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JDE OneWorld
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) Retail
3 4 (36.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Consultant
1 10 (90.91%) Test Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (36.36%) SOA
1 4 (36.36%) ETL
2 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) ISEB
2 6 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) HP