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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 32 10 34
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +24
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.06% 8.87% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 10.38% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 1
Average salary £35,000 - £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
172 106 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 91.01% 85.48% 76.15%
Number of salaries quoted 141 54 143
Average salary £57,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 27 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) jBASE
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) mvBase
2 1 (33.33%) OpenQM
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Fortran
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) CICS

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (33.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
1 1 (33.33%) mvBase
1 1 (33.33%) OpenQM
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Business Systems Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) COBOL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) Fortran
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) jBASE