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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 147 126 123
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 56 116 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.18% 2.00% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 2.27% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 46 93 55
Median salary £36,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,600 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £50,000 £49,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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
4229 5117 4205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 89.29% 88.19% 83.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3360 4210 3559
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £65,000 £64,000
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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 -14 21 £32,000 -20.00% 4
Staffordshire +9 19 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Dudley +13 6 £40,000 +70.21%
Warwickshire +21 3 £75,000 +25.00% 3
Coventry +2 3 £45,000 +5.88%
Walsall +15 1 £32,500 -
Worcestershire -16 1 £22,000 -32.30%
Herefordshire -29 1 - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 60 (43.80%) QA
2 47 (34.31%) ISEB
3 45 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (27.74%) SQL
5 37 (27.01%) SDLC
6 35 (25.55%) Test Scripting
7 32 (23.36%) Automated Testing
8 25 (18.25%) ISTQB
9 24 (17.52%) Microsoft
10 22 (16.06%) Java
11 21 (15.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (14.60%) Manual Testing
13 18 (13.14%) MS Excel
13 18 (13.14%) Test Planning
14 17 (12.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 17 (12.41%) E-Commerce
14 17 (12.41%) Degree
15 16 (11.68%) Selenium
16 15 (10.95%) Defect Management
16 15 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (10.22%) Non-Functional Testing
17 14 (10.22%) JIRA
17 14 (10.22%) C
17 14 (10.22%) Migration
18 13 (9.49%) Finance
18 13 (9.49%) Test Automation
18 13 (9.49%) Process Improvement
18 13 (9.49%) Functional Testing
19 12 (8.76%) Scrum
19 12 (8.76%) .NET

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 2 (1.46%) Documentum
1 2 (1.46%) FileNet
1 2 (1.46%) SAS
2 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.73%) EPiServer
2 1 (0.73%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (13.14%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.11%) MS Office
3 3 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (5.84%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (1.46%) SaaS
3 1 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.73%) IaaS
3 1 (0.73%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.73%) HTTP
1 1 (0.73%) Internet
1 1 (0.73%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.19%) QlikView
4 2 (1.46%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.46%) Cognos Query Studio
4 2 (1.46%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.73%) MySQL
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (11.68%) Selenium
2 14 (10.22%) JIRA
3 11 (8.03%) Cucumber
4 10 (7.30%) WebDriver
5 5 (3.65%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.65%) JMeter
5 5 (3.65%) SpecFlow
6 4 (2.92%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.19%) HP UFT
7 3 (2.19%) JUnit
8 2 (1.46%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.46%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.46%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.46%) Ranorex
8 2 (1.46%) Subversion
8 2 (1.46%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.46%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.73%) Hudson
9 1 (0.73%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.73%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 13 (9.49%) Finance
2 11 (8.03%) Retail
3 8 (5.84%) Banking
4 7 (5.11%) Retail Banking
5 6 (4.38%) Legal
6 4 (2.92%) Automotive
7 3 (2.19%) Games
8 2 (1.46%) Billing
8 2 (1.46%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.73%) Advertising
9 1 (0.73%) Back Office
9 1 (0.73%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (30.66%) Tester
2 41 (29.93%) Analyst
3 32 (23.36%) Software Tester
4 31 (22.63%) Test Analyst
5 18 (13.14%) Software Analyst
5 18 (13.14%) Software Test Analyst
6 14 (10.22%) Consultant
6 14 (10.22%) Team Leader
7 11 (8.03%) Automation Tester
7 11 (8.03%) Test Leader
7 11 (8.03%) Test Team Leader
8 9 (6.57%) Manual Tester
8 9 (6.57%) Senior Tester
9 7 (5.11%) Business Analyst
9 7 (5.11%) Senior Software Tester
9 7 (5.11%) Test Engineer
9 7 (5.11%) Testing Consultant
10 6 (4.38%) Business Consultant
10 6 (4.38%) Developer
10 6 (4.38%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.76%) .NET
2 6 (4.38%) HTML
2 6 (4.38%) Web Services
3 5 (3.65%) XML
4 4 (2.92%) J2EE
5 3 (2.19%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.46%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.46%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.46%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.46%) HornetQ
6 2 (1.46%) JMS
6 2 (1.46%) Kafka
6 2 (1.46%) Node.js
6 2 (1.46%) RESTful
7 1 (0.73%) jQuery
7 1 (0.73%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.73%) SOAP
7 1 (0.73%) Twig
7 1 (0.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.73%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.11%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.38%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.92%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.19%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.46%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.46%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.46%) iPhone
6 2 (1.46%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.46%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.46%) User Experience
7 1 (0.73%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.73%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.73%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.73%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.84%) Windows
2 6 (4.38%) Unix
3 5 (3.65%) Linux
4 2 (1.46%) Android
4 2 (1.46%) CentOS
4 2 (1.46%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.73%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.73%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (0.73%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (27.01%) SDLC
3 35 (25.55%) Test Scripting
4 32 (23.36%) Automated Testing
5 21 (15.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (14.60%) Manual Testing
7 18 (13.14%) Test Planning
8 17 (12.41%) E-Commerce
9 15 (10.95%) Defect Management
10 14 (10.22%) Migration
10 14 (10.22%) Non-Functional Testing
11 13 (9.49%) Functional Testing
11 13 (9.49%) Process Improvement
11 13 (9.49%) Test Automation
12 12 (8.76%) Scrum
13 11 (8.03%) Regression Testing
14 10 (7.30%) Test Strategy
15 9 (6.57%) Time Management
16 8 (5.84%) Automation Testing
16 8 (5.84%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 38 (27.74%) SQL
2 22 (16.06%) Java
3 14 (10.22%) C
4 10 (7.30%) C#
4 10 (7.30%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.84%) Python
6 6 (4.38%) C++
7 4 (2.92%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.19%) PHP
8 3 (2.19%) Scala
9 2 (1.46%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.46%) Groovy
9 2 (1.46%) Ruby
10 1 (0.73%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.73%) Lua
10 1 (0.73%) Perl
10 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.73%) VB
10 1 (0.73%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (34.31%) ISEB
2 25 (18.25%) ISTQB
3 17 (12.41%) Degree
3 17 (12.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.46%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.73%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.73%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (43.80%) QA
2 1 (0.73%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.73%) ISO13485
2 1 (0.73%) MISRA
2 1 (0.73%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.46%) Docker
2 2 (1.46%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.46%) Consul
1 2 (1.46%) Docker Swarm
1 2 (1.46%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.46%) Mesos
1 2 (1.46%) Nagios
1 2 (1.46%) Puppet
1 2 (1.46%) StatsD
1 2 (1.46%) Terraform
2 1 (0.73%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.73%) vRealize
Vendors
1 24 (17.52%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.38%) Oracle
2 6 (4.38%) PayPal
3 5 (3.65%) SAP
4 3 (2.19%) VMware
5 2 (1.46%) Ab Initio
5 2 (1.46%) Cognos
5 2 (1.46%) Google
5 2 (1.46%) IBM
5 2 (1.46%) Informatica
5 2 (1.46%) New Relic
6 1 (0.73%) Epicor
6 1 (0.73%) Pega
6 1 (0.73%) QNX
6 1 (0.73%) Zend
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Posted: 21 hours ago
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