The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 32 44 47
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 6 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 2.41% 2.20% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 2.61% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 4
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Software Testing
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
217 268 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 87.15% 84.28% 82.81%
Number of salaries quoted 186 208 141
Average salary £45,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Solihull

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Solihull

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Solihull

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 19 (73.08%) QA
2 18 (69.23%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 12 (46.15%) SQL
4 12 (46.15%) Retail
4 12 (46.15%) Black-Box Testing
5 10 (38.46%) Automated Testing
6 9 (34.62%) Performance Testing
6 9 (34.62%) Time Management
6 9 (34.62%) Degree
6 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (34.62%) .NET
6 9 (34.62%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
7 7 (26.92%) Automation Testing
8 6 (23.08%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (23.08%) User Stories
9 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
9 3 (11.54%) HP
9 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
9 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
9 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
9 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
9 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (11.54%) JIRA
9 3 (11.54%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (11.54%) Scalability Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Web Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
1 3 (11.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) JIRA
1 3 (11.54%) Ranorex
1 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (46.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) QA Leader
2 9 (34.62%) Tester
3 7 (26.92%) Software Tester
4 6 (23.08%) Automated Tester
4 6 (23.08%) QA Engineer
4 6 (23.08%) QA Tester
4 6 (23.08%) Software QA Engineer
4 6 (23.08%) Software QA Tester
5 5 (19.23%) Analyst
5 5 (19.23%) Test Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Automation Tester
6 3 (11.54%) Test Leader
7 2 (7.69%) Lead Tester
8 1 (3.85%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (69.23%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 12 (46.15%) Black-Box Testing
3 10 (38.46%) Automated Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (34.62%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (34.62%) Performance Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
4 9 (34.62%) Time Management
5 7 (26.92%) Automation Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (23.08%) User Stories
7 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Scalability Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Web Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.85%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (73.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) HP
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft