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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 117 157 160
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 87 35 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.74% 0.81% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 1.02% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 54 27 40
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +12.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £29,200 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £42,000 £56,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
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
4091 3436 3594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.00% 79.54% 75.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3528 2780 3095
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +7 27 £32,500 -3.70% 2
Staffordshire +31 26 £42,500 +136.11% 1
Shropshire - 12 - -
Warwickshire -5 10 £42,500 +34.92%
Solihull +5 5 £37,500 +25.00%
Wolverhampton -10 3 £37,500 -
Herefordshire - 3 - -
Walsall - 3 £37,500 -
Coventry -16 2 £47,000 +41.35% 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 69 (43.67%) QA
2 60 (37.97%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (34.81%) Finance
4 51 (32.28%) ISEB
4 51 (32.28%) Test Scripting
5 45 (28.48%) SQL
6 40 (25.32%) ISTQB
7 35 (22.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 27 (17.09%) Scrum
8 27 (17.09%) Automated Testing
9 26 (16.46%) Selenium
9 26 (16.46%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (16.46%) System Testing
10 25 (15.82%) Degree
11 24 (15.19%) E-Commerce
12 23 (14.56%) .NET
13 22 (13.92%) C#
14 21 (13.29%) Java
15 20 (12.66%) Relational Database
15 20 (12.66%) Retail
16 19 (12.03%) Microsoft
17 18 (11.39%) Banking
17 18 (11.39%) WebDriver
18 17 (10.76%) Regression Testing
18 17 (10.76%) MS Excel
19 16 (10.13%) SQL Server
19 16 (10.13%) Aerospace
19 16 (10.13%) Integration Testing
20 15 (9.49%) Computer Science
20 15 (9.49%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.63%) IIS
1 1 (0.63%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 17 (10.76%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.90%) MS Office
4 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.53%) Servitor
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.27%) Firewall
2 1 (0.63%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.66%) Relational Database
2 16 (10.13%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.43%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.90%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.63%) Big Data
7 1 (0.63%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 26 (16.46%) Selenium
2 18 (11.39%) WebDriver
3 15 (9.49%) JIRA
4 9 (5.70%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.43%) Subversion
6 4 (2.53%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.90%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.63%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.63%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.63%) Maven
9 1 (0.63%) JMeter
9 1 (0.63%) JUnit
9 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.63%) LoadRunner
General
1 55 (34.81%) Finance
2 20 (12.66%) Retail
3 18 (11.39%) Banking
4 16 (10.13%) Aerospace
5 7 (4.43%) Back Office
5 7 (4.43%) Games
6 6 (3.80%) Billing
7 4 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 81 (51.27%) Analyst
2 58 (36.71%) Test Analyst
3 32 (20.25%) Tester
4 21 (13.29%) Software Test Analyst
5 16 (10.13%) Software Tester
6 15 (9.49%) QA Analyst
6 15 (9.49%) Test Manager
7 13 (8.23%) Business Analyst
8 11 (6.96%) Automation Engineer
8 11 (6.96%) Consultant
9 10 (6.33%) Developer
10 9 (5.70%) .NET Developer
11 8 (5.06%) Test Consultant
12 6 (3.80%) Systems Manager
12 6 (3.80%) Automation Test Analyst
12 6 (3.80%) Automation Analyst
13 5 (3.16%) Automation Tester
13 5 (3.16%) Junior Analyst
13 5 (3.16%) Test Engineer
13 5 (3.16%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.56%) .NET
2 13 (8.23%) ASP.NET
3 11 (6.96%) HTML
4 9 (5.70%) Web Services
5 7 (4.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (4.43%) RESTful
5 7 (4.43%) Ajax
6 4 (2.53%) XML
6 4 (2.53%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.90%) CSS
8 2 (1.27%) J2EE
8 2 (1.27%) SOAP
8 2 (1.27%) WCF
9 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.63%) Dapper ORM
9 1 (0.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.63%) LINQ
9 1 (0.63%) Spring MVC
9 1 (0.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.49%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.43%) GIS
4 6 (3.80%) CCTV
5 5 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.53%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.90%) User Experience
7 3 (1.90%) Open Source
8 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.27%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.27%) Wiki
9 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.63%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.33%) Windows
2 7 (4.43%) Android
2 7 (4.43%) UNIX
3 4 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.90%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.27%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.27%) Linux
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (37.97%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (32.28%) Test Scripting
3 27 (17.09%) Scrum
3 27 (17.09%) Automated Testing
4 26 (16.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (16.46%) System Testing
5 24 (15.19%) E-Commerce
6 17 (10.76%) Regression Testing
7 16 (10.13%) Integration Testing
8 13 (8.23%) Manual Testing
9 10 (6.33%) Software Engineering
9 10 (6.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (6.33%) Automation Testing
10 9 (5.70%) Web Testing
10 9 (5.70%) Web Development
10 9 (5.70%) MVC
11 8 (5.06%) BDD
11 8 (5.06%) Release Management
11 8 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (5.06%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (28.48%) SQL
2 22 (13.92%) C#
3 21 (13.29%) Java
4 14 (8.86%) C++
5 4 (2.53%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.90%) PHP
6 3 (1.90%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.90%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.27%) C
7 2 (1.27%) VB
8 1 (0.63%) Groovy
8 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (32.28%) ISEB
2 40 (25.32%) ISTQB
3 35 (22.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 25 (15.82%) Degree
5 2 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (43.67%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) vSphere
1 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (6.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (12.03%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.43%) HP
3 5 (3.16%) Oracle
4 4 (2.53%) Symbian
5 2 (1.27%) VMware
6 1 (0.63%) Appcelerator
6 1 (0.63%) Telerik
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