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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 34 50 47
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 11 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 4.10% 1.00% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.37% 1.17% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 11 3 5
Average salary £37,500 £25,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.05% -27.14%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
205 257 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 76.49% 85.38% 80.23%
Number of salaries quoted 187 165 155
Average salary £35,000 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.63% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 28 May 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Solihull

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 12 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (61.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (61.11%) Test Scripting
3 10 (55.56%) Billing
3 10 (55.56%) Regression Testing
4 9 (50.00%) Workflow
4 9 (50.00%) Data Analysis
4 9 (50.00%) Time Management
5 7 (38.89%) Business Analysis
6 6 (33.33%) C#
6 6 (33.33%) .NET
6 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 6 (33.33%) SOAP
6 6 (33.33%) Web Services
6 6 (33.33%) XML
6 6 (33.33%) WCF
7 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
7 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (5.56%) Change Management
7 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
7 1 (5.56%) HP
7 1 (5.56%) ISEB
7 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.56%) Business Transformation
7 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (55.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Business Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Tester
3 6 (33.33%) Developer
3 6 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 6 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 6 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 6 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Business Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Web Developer
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) .NET
1 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 6 (33.33%) SOAP
1 6 (33.33%) Web Services
1 6 (33.33%) XML
1 6 (33.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (61.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (61.11%) Test Scripting
3 10 (55.56%) Regression Testing
4 9 (50.00%) Workflow
4 9 (50.00%) Data Analysis
4 9 (50.00%) Time Management
5 7 (38.89%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.56%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.56%) Business Transformation
6 1 (5.56%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) HP