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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 163 96 175
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +79
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 70 128 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.28% 2.49% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 2.90% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 52 106 62
Median salary £34,000 £34,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.72% +5.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
4866 4412 4898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 88.76% 85.87% 85.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3772 3706 4310
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -26 21 £40,000 - 1
Staffordshire -7 20 £36,250 +11.53% 3
Coventry -6 10 £34,000 -22.72% 2
Warwickshire -2 6 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Wolverhampton +5 4 £35,000 +27.27%
Worcestershire -3 4 £28,000 -13.84% 1
West Bromwich - 2 £32,000 -
Walsall +16 1 £32,500 -
Solihull -22 1 £30,000 -9.09%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £28,500 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 80 (44.69%) QA
2 69 (38.55%) SDLC
3 59 (32.96%) ISEB
4 56 (31.28%) SQL
5 46 (25.70%) Automated Testing
6 44 (24.58%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (23.46%) Test Scripting
8 35 (19.55%) Java
9 34 (18.99%) Microsoft
9 34 (18.99%) Test Planning
10 29 (16.20%) .NET
10 29 (16.20%) JIRA
10 29 (16.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 28 (15.64%) Degree
11 28 (15.64%) MS Excel
12 27 (15.08%) ISTQB
12 27 (15.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 27 (15.08%) Defect Management
13 25 (13.97%) C#
14 23 (12.85%) Finance
14 23 (12.85%) Selenium
14 23 (12.85%) Test Automation
15 21 (11.73%) Migration
16 20 (11.17%) JavaScript
17 19 (10.61%) ASP.NET
17 19 (10.61%) E-Commerce
18 18 (10.06%) C
18 18 (10.06%) Scrum
18 18 (10.06%) Retail
18 18 (10.06%) 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 6 (3.35%) Documentum
1 6 (3.35%) FileNet
2 2 (1.12%) SAS
3 1 (0.56%) IIS
Applications
1 28 (15.64%) MS Excel
2 17 (9.50%) MS Office
3 3 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (5.59%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.68%) SAP ERP
2 3 (1.68%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.56%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.56%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.26%) SaaS
2 11 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.15%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (6.15%) IaaS
2 11 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.12%) Internet
2 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.23%) QlikView
4 3 (1.68%) MS Access
4 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.12%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (1.12%) Cognos Query Studio
5 2 (1.12%) DB2
5 2 (1.12%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.56%) MySQL
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (16.20%) JIRA
2 23 (12.85%) Selenium
3 14 (7.82%) Jenkins
4 12 (6.70%) Cucumber
5 9 (5.03%) WebDriver
6 8 (4.47%) Mercurial
7 7 (3.91%) Git (software)
8 6 (3.35%) HP UFT
8 6 (3.35%) Hudson
9 5 (2.79%) Ant
9 5 (2.79%) Bugzilla
9 5 (2.79%) RSpec
9 5 (2.79%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.23%) WATIR
11 3 (1.68%) Concordion
11 3 (1.68%) QADirector
11 3 (1.68%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.68%) TestPartner
12 2 (1.12%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 23 (12.85%) Finance
2 18 (10.06%) Retail
3 7 (3.91%) Games
4 6 (3.35%) Banking
5 4 (2.23%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.12%) Automotive
6 2 (1.12%) Back Office
6 2 (1.12%) Billing
6 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) Advertising
7 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (28.49%) Analyst
1 51 (28.49%) Tester
2 45 (25.14%) Software Tester
3 41 (22.91%) Test Analyst
4 27 (15.08%) Software Analyst
5 26 (14.53%) Software Test Analyst
6 18 (10.06%) Automation Tester
6 18 (10.06%) Consultant
7 15 (8.38%) Team Leader
7 15 (8.38%) Test Team Leader
8 11 (6.15%) Automation Engineer
8 11 (6.15%) Developer
8 11 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (6.15%) VMware Engineer
9 10 (5.59%) Test Engineer
9 10 (5.59%) Test Leader
9 10 (5.59%) Testing Consultant
10 9 (5.03%) Manual Tester
11 8 (4.47%) Manual Test Analyst
11 8 (4.47%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.20%) .NET
2 19 (10.61%) ASP.NET
3 16 (8.94%) XML
4 14 (7.82%) Web Services
5 7 (3.91%) HTML
6 6 (3.35%) J2EE
6 6 (3.35%) SOAP
7 5 (2.79%) REST
8 4 (2.23%) ADO.NET
8 4 (2.23%) WinForms
8 4 (2.23%) WPF
9 3 (1.68%) WCF
10 2 (1.12%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.56%) CSS
11 1 (0.56%) CSS3
11 1 (0.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.70%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (6.15%) Data Centre
3 11 (6.15%) Mobile App
3 11 (6.15%) Public Cloud
4 8 (4.47%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.47%) iPad
5 7 (3.91%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.35%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.79%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.68%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.12%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.12%) AS400
9 2 (1.12%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.12%) User Experience
10 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.56%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.38%) Windows
2 9 (5.03%) Unix
3 6 (3.35%) Linux
4 3 (1.68%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.12%) Android
6 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (38.55%) SDLC
2 46 (25.70%) Automated Testing
3 44 (24.58%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (23.46%) Test Scripting
5 34 (18.99%) Test Planning
6 29 (16.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (15.08%) Defect Management
8 23 (12.85%) Test Automation
9 21 (11.73%) Migration
10 19 (10.61%) E-Commerce
11 18 (10.06%) Scrum
12 17 (9.50%) Manual Testing
13 16 (8.94%) Project Management
14 14 (7.82%) Automation Testing
14 14 (7.82%) Defect Tracking
14 14 (7.82%) Functional Testing
14 14 (7.82%) Test Management
14 14 (7.82%) Time Management
15 13 (7.26%) Test Strategy
16 12 (6.70%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (31.28%) SQL
2 35 (19.55%) Java
3 25 (13.97%) C#
4 20 (11.17%) JavaScript
5 18 (10.06%) C
6 12 (6.70%) PHP
7 8 (4.47%) C++
8 5 (2.79%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.79%) Perl
8 5 (2.79%) Python
8 5 (2.79%) Ruby
8 5 (2.79%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.68%) VB
9 3 (1.68%) VBA
10 2 (1.12%) Fortran
10 2 (1.12%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.56%) Lua
11 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (32.96%) ISEB
2 28 (15.64%) Degree
3 27 (15.08%) ISTQB
3 27 (15.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.79%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.12%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (44.69%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (6.15%) Virtual Machines
1 11 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (6.15%) SCVMM
1 11 (6.15%) vRealize
2 2 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (18.99%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.82%) Oracle
3 11 (6.15%) PayPal
3 11 (6.15%) VMware
4 8 (4.47%) SAP
5 3 (1.68%) HP
6 2 (1.12%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.12%) Cognos
6 2 (1.12%) Google
6 2 (1.12%) IBM
6 2 (1.12%) Informatica
7 1 (0.56%) Epicor
7 1 (0.56%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.56%) Sage
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