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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 123 154 152
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 115 78 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.90% 1.33% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 1.52% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 89 62 48
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,300 £23,550 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £48,400 £47,500 £51,800
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
5259 5128 4430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 86.97% 87.14% 83.21%
Number of salaries quoted 4104 4170 3671
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £28,000
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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -4 47 £40,000 +33.33% 9
Staffordshire +7 25 £32,500 +14.03%
Wolverhampton +8 15 £35,500 -5.33% 1
Warwickshire +9 10 £42,000 +29.23% 1
Coventry +9 7 £40,750 -24.57% 2
Worcestershire +14 5 £60,000 +172.72%
Walsall -2 4 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Dudley - 1 £32,500 -
West Bromwich - 1 £32,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 (42.06%) QA
2 86 (36.91%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (30.90%) SDLC
4 66 (28.33%) SQL
4 66 (28.33%) ISEB
5 65 (27.90%) Test Scripting
6 55 (23.61%) ISTQB
7 52 (22.32%) Finance
8 50 (21.46%) Automated Testing
9 47 (20.17%) Java
10 46 (19.74%) Scrum
10 46 (19.74%) Degree
11 44 (18.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 41 (17.60%) Selenium
13 40 (17.17%) Test Automation
14 37 (15.88%) User Acceptance Testing
15 35 (15.02%) Test Planning
15 35 (15.02%) Automation Testing
16 34 (14.59%) JIRA
17 33 (14.16%) Manual Testing
18 32 (13.73%) Mobile App
19 31 (13.30%) MS Excel
20 30 (12.88%) C#
20 30 (12.88%) .NET
20 30 (12.88%) XML
21 29 (12.45%) MS Office
21 29 (12.45%) E-Commerce
21 29 (12.45%) Microsoft
22 28 (12.02%) JavaScript
23 26 (11.16%) HTML

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 8 (3.43%) Apache
1 8 (3.43%) nginx
2 4 (1.72%) Documentum
2 4 (1.72%) FileNet
3 3 (1.29%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.43%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 31 (13.30%) MS Excel
2 29 (12.45%) MS Office
3 4 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.29%) MS Project
4 3 (1.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.43%) Magento
2 3 (1.29%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.43%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.43%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.58%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (8.58%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (5.58%) SaaS
3 12 (5.15%) IaaS
3 12 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.15%) PaaS
4 8 (3.43%) CloudFront
5 6 (2.58%) GitHub
6 2 (0.86%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.01%) Internet
2 2 (0.86%) HTTP
2 2 (0.86%) Network Security
3 1 (0.43%) ATM
3 1 (0.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.86%) MySQL
3 8 (3.43%) MS Access
4 7 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.58%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (17.60%) Selenium
2 34 (14.59%) JIRA
3 14 (6.01%) WebDriver
4 13 (5.58%) Git (software)
5 10 (4.29%) Jenkins
6 8 (3.43%) Ant
7 7 (3.00%) Cucumber
7 7 (3.00%) QADirector
7 7 (3.00%) TestPartner
8 6 (2.58%) RSpec
8 6 (2.58%) Vagrant
9 5 (2.15%) HP UFT
9 5 (2.15%) Hudson
9 5 (2.15%) Mercurial
10 4 (1.72%) Serena SBM
10 4 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.72%) TestDirector
10 4 (1.72%) WATIR
10 4 (1.72%) WinRunner
11 3 (1.29%) TestComplete
General
1 52 (22.32%) Finance
2 24 (10.30%) Games
3 18 (7.73%) Retail
4 11 (4.72%) Banking
5 9 (3.86%) Aerospace
6 6 (2.58%) Back Office
7 4 (1.72%) Marketing
8 3 (1.29%) Billing
8 3 (1.29%) Electronics
9 2 (0.86%) Automotive
9 2 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 85 (36.48%) Analyst
2 73 (31.33%) Test Analyst
3 66 (28.33%) Tester
4 60 (25.75%) Software Tester
5 43 (18.45%) Software Analyst
6 41 (17.60%) Software Test Analyst
7 25 (10.73%) Automation Tester
8 22 (9.44%) Test Engineer
8 22 (9.44%) Test Manager
9 18 (7.73%) QA Analyst
10 16 (6.87%) QA Test Analyst
10 16 (6.87%) Test Leader
11 14 (6.01%) Automation Test Analyst
11 14 (6.01%) QA Tester
12 13 (5.58%) Junior
12 13 (5.58%) Software QA Tester
13 12 (5.15%) Automation Engineer
13 12 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (5.15%) VMware Engineer
14 11 (4.72%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.88%) .NET
1 30 (12.88%) XML
2 26 (11.16%) HTML
3 21 (9.01%) Web Services
4 17 (7.30%) ASP.NET
5 15 (6.44%) CSS
6 13 (5.58%) REST
6 13 (5.58%) SOAP
7 11 (4.72%) jQuery
8 8 (3.43%) JSON
8 8 (3.43%) LAMP
8 8 (3.43%) LEMP Stack
8 8 (3.43%) Symfony
9 6 (2.58%) Node.js
10 4 (1.72%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.29%) Ajax
11 3 (1.29%) Flash
11 3 (1.29%) J2EE
12 2 (0.86%) ADO.NET
12 2 (0.86%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.73%) Mobile App
2 26 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.58%) Client/Server
4 12 (5.15%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.15%) Data Centre
4 12 (5.15%) Public Cloud
5 8 (3.43%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.58%) iPad
7 4 (1.72%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.29%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.86%) AS400
9 2 (0.86%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.86%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.43%) EPoS
10 1 (0.43%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.15%) Windows
2 14 (6.01%) Linux
3 10 (4.29%) Unix
4 9 (3.86%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.43%) Android
6 7 (3.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (36.91%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (30.90%) SDLC
3 65 (27.90%) Test Scripting
4 50 (21.46%) Automated Testing
5 46 (19.74%) Scrum
6 40 (17.17%) Test Automation
7 37 (15.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 35 (15.02%) Automation Testing
8 35 (15.02%) Test Planning
9 33 (14.16%) Manual Testing
10 29 (12.45%) E-Commerce
11 26 (11.16%) Test Management
12 23 (9.87%) Test Strategy
13 22 (9.44%) Regression Testing
14 21 (9.01%) Defect Management
15 18 (7.73%) Project Management
16 17 (7.30%) BDD
16 17 (7.30%) Coaching
17 16 (6.87%) Functional Testing
18 15 (6.44%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 66 (28.33%) SQL
2 47 (20.17%) Java
3 30 (12.88%) C#
4 28 (12.02%) JavaScript
5 20 (8.58%) PHP
6 10 (4.29%) C++
7 7 (3.00%) Ruby
7 7 (3.00%) VB
7 7 (3.00%) VBA
8 6 (2.58%) C
8 6 (2.58%) Python
9 5 (2.15%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.15%) Perl
10 4 (1.72%) Scala
11 3 (1.29%) Fortran
11 3 (1.29%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.86%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.86%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.43%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.43%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 66 (28.33%) ISEB
2 55 (23.61%) ISTQB
3 46 (19.74%) Degree
4 44 (18.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (5.58%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (1.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (42.06%) QA
2 5 (2.15%) SLA
3 2 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.43%) TickIT
System Software
1 12 (5.15%) Virtual Machines
1 12 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.43%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (5.15%) SCVMM
1 12 (5.15%) vRealize
2 10 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (2.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (12.45%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.01%) Oracle
3 12 (5.15%) VMware
4 9 (3.86%) HP
5 8 (3.43%) New Relic
5 8 (3.43%) Zend
6 5 (2.15%) PayPal
7 4 (1.72%) Google
7 4 (1.72%) MKS
8 3 (1.29%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.29%) SAP
9 2 (0.86%) hybris
10 1 (0.43%) Adobe
10 1 (0.43%) IBM
10 1 (0.43%) Pegasus
10 1 (0.43%) Sage
10 1 (0.43%) SOASTA, Inc
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