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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 43 47 34
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 3 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 1.20% 0.93% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.16% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 1
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% +48.88%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
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
200 259 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 80.32% 80.43% 82.41%
Number of salaries quoted 157 199 122
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,902 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) Data Validation
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Scalability Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Ranorex
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) XSD
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Telerik
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Ranorex
2 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) XSD
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Scalability Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Telerik