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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank - - 30
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands - - 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
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
139 140 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 83.73% 77.78% 70.90%
Number of salaries quoted 87 98 84
Average salary £40,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 13 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (100.00%) Finance
1 16 (100.00%) ISEB
1 16 (100.00%) Retail
1 16 (100.00%) QA
1 16 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (50.00%) HP
2 8 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Banking
2 8 (50.00%) Aerospace
2 8 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 4 (25.00%) People Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

General
1 16 (100.00%) Finance
1 16 (100.00%) Retail
2 8 (50.00%) Banking
2 8 (50.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) Consultant
1 16 (100.00%) Test Consultant
2 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 8 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 4 (25.00%) People Management
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) ISEB
1 16 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) HP