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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 157 161 137
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -24
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 69 43 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.20% 0.82% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.05% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 68 39 44
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £51,350 £38,550
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
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
4641 4099 3580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.90% 78.56% 75.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3981 3480 3038
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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
Staffordshire +17 28 £35,000 +40.00%
Birmingham -4 20 £29,500 -28.13% 5
Worcestershire +1 10 £30,500 +69.44% 1
West Bromwich +5 2 £31,500 -
Warwickshire -18 2 £35,250 +17.50%
Dudley - 2 £30,000 -
Coventry -19 1 £37,500 -26.97% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £37,000 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 62 (45.93%) QA
2 54 (40.00%) SQL
3 50 (37.04%) ISEB
4 43 (31.85%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (28.15%) Test Scripting
6 29 (21.48%) Automated Testing
6 29 (21.48%) .NET
7 28 (20.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 24 (17.78%) ISTQB
8 24 (17.78%) C#
8 24 (17.78%) E-Commerce
9 19 (14.07%) Continuous Improvement
10 18 (13.33%) Selenium
10 18 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (13.33%) Back Office
11 17 (12.59%) Finance
11 17 (12.59%) SQL Server
11 17 (12.59%) Manual Testing
12 16 (11.85%) System Testing
12 16 (11.85%) Relational Database
12 16 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (11.85%) Microsoft
13 15 (11.11%) HTML
13 15 (11.11%) Java
13 15 (11.11%) Web Testing
14 14 (10.37%) Degree
15 13 (9.63%) WebDriver
16 12 (8.89%) Web Services
16 12 (8.89%) OO
16 12 (8.89%) RDBMS

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 8 (5.93%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.44%) IIS
3 1 (0.74%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 10 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.48%) MS Office
4 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) PaaS
1 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.74%) Broadband
1 1 (0.74%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.59%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.85%) Relational Database
3 12 (8.89%) RDBMS
4 9 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.48%) MS Access
6 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 18 (13.33%) Selenium
2 13 (9.63%) WebDriver
3 10 (7.41%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.96%) JIRA
5 3 (2.22%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.74%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.74%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (0.74%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.74%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.74%) JUnit
General
1 18 (13.33%) Back Office
2 17 (12.59%) Finance
3 7 (5.19%) Games
4 6 (4.44%) Retail
4 6 (4.44%) Billing
5 2 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.74%) Electronics
6 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (45.93%) Analyst
2 46 (34.07%) Test Analyst
3 31 (22.96%) Tester
4 16 (11.85%) QA Analyst
5 15 (11.11%) Software Tester
6 13 (9.63%) Software Test Analyst
6 13 (9.63%) Developer
7 12 (8.89%) .NET Developer
8 10 (7.41%) Team Leader
8 10 (7.41%) Test Team Leader
9 7 (5.19%) Test Manager
10 6 (4.44%) Quality Analyst
11 5 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
11 5 (3.70%) Applications Tester
11 5 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
11 5 (3.70%) Test Consultant
11 5 (3.70%) QA Test Analyst
11 5 (3.70%) Test Engineer
11 5 (3.70%) Consultant
11 5 (3.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.48%) .NET
2 15 (11.11%) HTML
3 12 (8.89%) Web Services
4 11 (8.15%) ASP.NET
5 10 (7.41%) XML
6 7 (5.19%) Ajax
6 7 (5.19%) RESTful
6 7 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (4.44%) J2EE
8 5 (3.70%) XSL
9 3 (2.22%) CSS
10 1 (0.74%) jQuery
10 1 (0.74%) LINQ
10 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.74%) Dapper ORM
10 1 (0.74%) XSD
10 1 (0.74%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.19%) GIS
4 6 (4.44%) Smart Meter
5 5 (3.70%) User Experience
6 4 (2.96%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.22%) CCTV
7 3 (2.22%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.48%) EPoS
9 1 (0.74%) Wiki
9 1 (0.74%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.74%) Statistics
9 1 (0.74%) Open Source
9 1 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.19%) UNIX
2 5 (3.70%) Windows
3 2 (1.48%) Linux
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (31.85%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (28.15%) Test Scripting
3 29 (21.48%) Automated Testing
4 24 (17.78%) E-Commerce
5 19 (14.07%) Continuous Improvement
6 18 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (12.59%) Manual Testing
8 16 (11.85%) System Testing
9 15 (11.11%) Web Testing
10 12 (8.89%) OO
11 11 (8.15%) ITIL
11 11 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (7.41%) Quality Management
12 10 (7.41%) QMS
13 9 (6.67%) Web Development
13 9 (6.67%) Configuration Management
13 9 (6.67%) MVC
14 8 (5.93%) Regression Testing
14 8 (5.93%) Scrum
14 8 (5.93%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 54 (40.00%) SQL
2 24 (17.78%) C#
3 15 (11.11%) Java
4 11 (8.15%) C++
5 8 (5.93%) VB.NET
5 8 (5.93%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.70%) PHP
7 3 (2.22%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.22%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.48%) VBScript
9 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.74%) Python
9 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (37.04%) ISEB
2 28 (20.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 24 (17.78%) ISTQB
4 14 (10.37%) Degree
5 2 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.74%) CSQA
6 1 (0.74%) CSQE
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.74%) HNC
6 1 (0.74%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (45.93%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (11.85%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.41%) Oracle
3 3 (2.22%) HP
4 2 (1.48%) VMware
5 1 (0.74%) Telerik
5 1 (0.74%) SAP
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + home / part-time working
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcestershire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Talent International
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Head Resourcing
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + comprehensive benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Salary: £47000 - £52000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atkins
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago