The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 144 148 158
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 103 76 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.69% 1.33% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.55% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 82 70 43
Median salary £35,000 £34,250 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.18% -4.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £23,500 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £54,027 £49,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5348 4903 4553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.73% 85.78% 83.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4145 4061 3809
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Software Testing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Software Testing
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -16 41 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Staffordshire +9 23 £32,500 +12.06% 1
Wolverhampton +2 9 £36,000 -4.00% 2
Warwickshire -1 9 £42,000 +29.23% 2
Coventry +9 7 £37,500 -29.31%
Worcestershire +5 7 £52,500 +138.63%
Shropshire - 3 £55,000 -
Walsall -8 2 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 98 (41.88%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (38.03%) QA
3 65 (27.78%) SDLC
4 64 (27.35%) ISEB
4 64 (27.35%) Test Scripting
4 64 (27.35%) ISTQB
5 62 (26.50%) SQL
6 53 (22.65%) Automated Testing
7 52 (22.22%) Finance
8 47 (20.09%) Scrum
9 42 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 41 (17.52%) Degree
11 40 (17.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 38 (16.24%) Manual Testing
12 38 (16.24%) Test Automation
12 38 (16.24%) Java
13 37 (15.81%) Selenium
13 37 (15.81%) Test Planning
14 35 (14.96%) Test Strategy
15 34 (14.53%) E-Commerce
16 33 (14.10%) Mobile App
17 32 (13.68%) MS Excel
17 32 (13.68%) Microsoft
17 32 (13.68%) Test Management
18 31 (13.25%) Automation Testing
19 30 (12.82%) Games
19 30 (12.82%) XML
20 29 (12.39%) HTML
21 27 (11.54%) .NET
21 27 (11.54%) Analytical Skills

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (5.13%) Apache
1 12 (5.13%) nginx
2 3 (1.28%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.85%) Documentum
3 2 (0.85%) FileNet
4 1 (0.43%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 32 (13.68%) MS Excel
2 25 (10.68%) MS Office
3 4 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.28%) MS Project
4 3 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (5.13%) Magento
2 1 (0.43%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.43%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (8.55%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (5.13%) CloudFront
3 9 (3.85%) SaaS
4 8 (3.42%) IaaS
4 8 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.42%) PaaS
5 6 (2.56%) GitHub
6 2 (0.85%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.69%) Internet
2 2 (0.85%) HTTP
2 2 (0.85%) Network Security
3 1 (0.43%) ATM
3 1 (0.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.56%) MySQL
3 8 (3.42%) MS Access
4 7 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.56%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (15.81%) Selenium
2 26 (11.11%) JIRA
3 14 (5.98%) Git (software)
4 13 (5.56%) WebDriver
5 7 (2.99%) QADirector
5 7 (2.99%) TestPartner
6 6 (2.56%) Vagrant
7 5 (2.14%) Ant
7 5 (2.14%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.14%) JUnit
7 5 (2.14%) Ranorex
7 5 (2.14%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.71%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.71%) Serena SBM
8 4 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.71%) TestDirector
8 4 (1.71%) WinRunner
8 4 (1.71%) Zephyr
9 3 (1.28%) RSpec
9 3 (1.28%) Selenium IDE
General
1 52 (22.22%) Finance
2 30 (12.82%) Games
3 25 (10.68%) Retail
4 18 (7.69%) Banking
5 9 (3.85%) Aerospace
5 9 (3.85%) Marketing
6 8 (3.42%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.71%) Back Office
8 3 (1.28%) Billing
8 3 (1.28%) Electronics
9 2 (0.85%) Automotive
10 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 87 (37.18%) Analyst
2 75 (32.05%) Test Analyst
3 65 (27.78%) Tester
4 56 (23.93%) Software Tester
5 46 (19.66%) Software Analyst
6 45 (19.23%) Software Test Analyst
7 31 (13.25%) Test Manager
8 23 (9.83%) Test Engineer
9 22 (9.40%) Automation Tester
10 20 (8.55%) QA Analyst
11 19 (8.12%) QA Test Analyst
12 17 (7.26%) Test Leader
13 16 (6.84%) Automation Test Analyst
14 14 (5.98%) Junior
15 13 (5.56%) QA Tester
15 13 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
16 12 (5.13%) Lead Test Analyst
16 12 (5.13%) Manual Test Analyst
16 12 (5.13%) QA Leader
16 12 (5.13%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.82%) XML
2 29 (12.39%) HTML
3 27 (11.54%) .NET
4 20 (8.55%) Web Services
5 19 (8.12%) CSS
6 15 (6.41%) jQuery
7 14 (5.98%) REST
7 14 (5.98%) SOAP
8 12 (5.13%) JSON
8 12 (5.13%) LAMP
8 12 (5.13%) LEMP Stack
8 12 (5.13%) Symfony
9 10 (4.27%) ASP.NET
10 6 (2.56%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.56%) Node.js
11 3 (1.28%) Ajax
11 3 (1.28%) Flash
12 2 (0.85%) J2EE
13 1 (0.43%) WPF
13 1 (0.43%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.10%) Mobile App
2 27 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.13%) Client/Server
4 11 (4.70%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.70%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.42%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.42%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.28%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.85%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.43%) AS400
9 1 (0.43%) EPoS
9 1 (0.43%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.43%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.97%) Windows
2 16 (6.84%) Linux
3 12 (5.13%) Apple iOS
4 9 (3.85%) Unix
5 8 (3.42%) Android
6 7 (2.99%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (41.88%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (27.78%) SDLC
3 64 (27.35%) Test Scripting
4 53 (22.65%) Automated Testing
5 47 (20.09%) Scrum
6 42 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 38 (16.24%) Manual Testing
7 38 (16.24%) Test Automation
8 37 (15.81%) Test Planning
9 35 (14.96%) Test Strategy
10 34 (14.53%) E-Commerce
11 32 (13.68%) Test Management
12 31 (13.25%) Automation Testing
13 25 (10.68%) Coaching
14 21 (8.97%) Regression Testing
15 20 (8.55%) Project Management
16 17 (7.26%) Functional Testing
16 17 (7.26%) Open Source
17 16 (6.84%) BDD
17 16 (6.84%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (26.50%) SQL
2 38 (16.24%) Java
3 26 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 24 (10.26%) C#
5 20 (8.55%) PHP
6 8 (3.42%) C++
6 8 (3.42%) Python
7 7 (2.99%) VB
7 7 (2.99%) VBA
8 6 (2.56%) Scala
9 4 (1.71%) C
9 4 (1.71%) Ruby
10 2 (0.85%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.85%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.85%) Perl
10 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.43%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.43%) Fortran
11 1 (0.43%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 64 (27.35%) ISEB
1 64 (27.35%) ISTQB
2 41 (17.52%) Degree
3 40 (17.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
5 7 (2.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (38.03%) QA
2 5 (2.14%) SLA
3 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.43%) TickIT
System Software
1 12 (5.13%) Virtual Servers
2 8 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (6.41%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.42%) SCVMM
2 8 (3.42%) vRealize
3 6 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (13.68%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.13%) New Relic
2 12 (5.13%) Zend
3 10 (4.27%) Oracle
4 8 (3.42%) Google
4 8 (3.42%) HP
4 8 (3.42%) VMware
5 4 (1.71%) hybris
5 4 (1.71%) MKS
6 3 (1.28%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.28%) PayPal
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe
7 1 (0.43%) IBM
7 1 (0.43%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.43%) Sage
7 1 (0.43%) SOASTA, Inc
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Stott & May
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Please contact for details
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + parking, Flexi working
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive (DOE) + 5% Flex Benefits + Pension
Posted: 10 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Technical Team Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum 10% bonus, pension, 20 days holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 10 days ago