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 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 139 157 132
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -25
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 72 54 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.33% 1.00% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.23% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 64 39 63
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,900 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
4470 4406 4010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.82% 81.58% 78.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3699 3695 3359
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
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 the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 May 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +22 41 £37,500 -16.66% 5
Staffordshire +22 14 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Solihull +16 11 £37,500 +47.05%
Wolverhampton +19 7 £37,500 +44.23%
Warwickshire -5 6 £32,000 -41.81% 1
Walsall - 6 £37,500 -
Worcestershire -2 4 £22,000 -45.00%
Coventry -23 2 £36,250 -2.68% 1
Dudley -1 1 £40,000 +33.33%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the West 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 63 (37.06%) Finance
2 62 (36.47%) ISEB
3 57 (33.53%) Test Scripting
4 54 (31.76%) ISTQB
5 47 (27.65%) QA
5 47 (27.65%) Banking
6 46 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (21.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 35 (20.59%) SQL
9 34 (20.00%) Retail
10 33 (19.41%) .NET
11 27 (15.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 23 (13.53%) MS Excel
12 23 (13.53%) Scrum
13 22 (12.94%) C#
14 20 (11.76%) JIRA
15 19 (11.18%) Automated Testing
15 19 (11.18%) SDLC
15 19 (11.18%) Microsoft
16 18 (10.59%) Regression Testing
17 17 (10.00%) XML
18 16 (9.41%) Aerospace
18 16 (9.41%) Subversion
19 15 (8.82%) Time Management
20 14 (8.24%) Information Assurance
20 14 (8.24%) Security Testing
20 14 (8.24%) Retail Banking
20 14 (8.24%) FATCA
20 14 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
20 14 (8.24%) ASP.NET

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the West 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 2 (1.18%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 23 (13.53%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.88%) MS Office
3 2 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.53%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.65%) SQL Server
1 13 (7.65%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.53%) MongoDB
2 6 (3.53%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (11.76%) JIRA
2 16 (9.41%) Subversion
3 13 (7.65%) Selenium
4 9 (5.29%) Visual Studio
4 9 (5.29%) Git (software)
5 7 (4.12%) NUnit
5 7 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.53%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (2.35%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.35%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.35%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.18%) SilkPerformer
8 2 (1.18%) JMeter
8 2 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.18%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.59%) Ranorex
General
1 63 (37.06%) Finance
2 47 (27.65%) Banking
3 34 (20.00%) Retail
4 16 (9.41%) Aerospace
5 14 (8.24%) Retail Banking
6 10 (5.88%) Billing
7 6 (3.53%) Games
8 3 (1.76%) Back Office
9 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.59%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (44.12%) Analyst
2 40 (23.53%) Test Analyst
3 35 (20.59%) Business Analyst
4 30 (17.65%) Tester
5 25 (14.71%) Consultant
6 21 (12.35%) Test Manager
7 16 (9.41%) Software Tester
8 14 (8.24%) Banking Business Analyst
9 13 (7.65%) Developer
9 13 (7.65%) Business Consultant
10 12 (7.06%) Software Test Analyst
10 12 (7.06%) C# Developer
11 10 (5.88%) Junior
12 8 (4.71%) Test Consultant
13 7 (4.12%) Systems Manager
13 7 (4.12%) Test Team Leader
13 7 (4.12%) Team Leader
13 7 (4.12%) Automation Analyst
13 7 (4.12%) Automation Test Analyst
14 6 (3.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (19.41%) .NET
2 17 (10.00%) XML
3 14 (8.24%) ASP.NET
4 12 (7.06%) WCF
4 12 (7.06%) HTML
4 12 (7.06%) SOAP
5 11 (6.47%) .NET Framework
6 6 (3.53%) LINQ
6 6 (3.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (3.53%) Entity Framework
6 6 (3.53%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (3.53%) MFC
6 6 (3.53%) Web Services
7 2 (1.18%) Apache Flex
7 2 (1.18%) MXML
7 2 (1.18%) CSS
8 1 (0.59%) XSD
8 1 (0.59%) Flash
8 1 (0.59%) WinForms
8 1 (0.59%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.53%) Computer Science
1 6 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (3.53%) Client/Server
2 3 (1.76%) CCTV
3 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.53%) Windows
2 5 (2.94%) Android
3 4 (2.35%) UNIX
4 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (33.53%) Test Scripting
2 46 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (21.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 23 (13.53%) Scrum
5 19 (11.18%) Automated Testing
5 19 (11.18%) SDLC
6 18 (10.59%) Regression Testing
7 15 (8.82%) Time Management
8 14 (8.24%) Information Assurance
8 14 (8.24%) Security Testing
8 14 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (7.65%) Test Automation
10 12 (7.06%) System Testing
10 12 (7.06%) Mentoring
10 12 (7.06%) Data Analysis
11 11 (6.47%) E-Commerce
11 11 (6.47%) Workflow
11 11 (6.47%) Validation
12 9 (5.29%) CRM
12 9 (5.29%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (20.59%) SQL
2 22 (12.94%) C#
3 13 (7.65%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.47%) C
5 8 (4.71%) Java
6 6 (3.53%) C++
6 6 (3.53%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.76%) Fortran
7 3 (1.76%) VB
8 2 (1.18%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 62 (36.47%) ISEB
2 54 (31.76%) ISTQB
3 27 (15.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (7.06%) Degree
5 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.59%) HNC
6 1 (0.59%) HND
6 1 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.59%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (27.65%) QA
2 14 (8.24%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 6 (3.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (11.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.94%) HP
3 4 (2.35%) Symbian
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle
4 2 (1.18%) Adobe
5 1 (0.59%) SAP
5 1 (0.59%) Telerik
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28500 per annum + training and excellent package
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Connect
Salary: D.O.E
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mobile Fun Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
REPL
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Competitive benefits package
Posted: 22 days ago