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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 142 138 137
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 80 66 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.36% 1.23% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.54% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 64 49 59
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,650 £26,800 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £51,700 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
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
4985 4281 4351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.87% 79.50% 78.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4031 3547 3663
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +24 41 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Staffordshire +2 18 £28,500 -36.66% 2
Solihull +12 7 £32,500 - 2
Warwickshire -16 7 £32,500 -0.76% 3
Wolverhampton 0 5 £37,500 +44.23% 2
Shropshire - 5 £37,438 - 1
Coventry -24 3 £53,054 +39.61% 2
Walsall - 3 £37,500 -
Worcestershire -14 1 £22,000 -37.14%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (43.40%) ISEB
2 59 (37.11%) ISTQB
3 48 (30.19%) Test Scripting
4 45 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (25.79%) .NET
6 39 (24.53%) Finance
6 39 (24.53%) QA
7 34 (21.38%) C#
8 31 (19.50%) SQL
8 31 (19.50%) Banking
9 29 (18.24%) Microsoft
9 29 (18.24%) User Acceptance Testing
10 28 (17.61%) JavaScript
11 27 (16.98%) Automated Testing
11 27 (16.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 27 (16.98%) SDLC
12 26 (16.35%) HTML
12 26 (16.35%) MS Excel
13 21 (13.21%) SQL Server
13 21 (13.21%) ASP.NET
14 19 (11.95%) Retail
14 19 (11.95%) Degree
14 19 (11.95%) JIRA
15 18 (11.32%) Performance Testing
16 17 (10.69%) Selenium
17 16 (10.06%) XML
18 15 (9.43%) Retail Banking
18 15 (9.43%) Mentoring
19 14 (8.81%) VB.NET
19 14 (8.81%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (1.26%) WebSphere
1 2 (1.26%) Tomcat
1 2 (1.26%) ColdFusion
1 2 (1.26%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.63%) Apache
Applications
1 26 (16.35%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.55%) MS Office
3 5 (3.14%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.40%) Temenos T24
2 3 (1.89%) SAP ERP
2 3 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.63%) SaaS
3 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.77%) Internet
2 2 (1.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (5.03%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.77%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.77%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.26%) MS Access
6 1 (0.63%) MySQL
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (11.95%) JIRA
2 17 (10.69%) Selenium
3 11 (6.92%) Subversion
4 10 (6.29%) Git (software)
4 10 (6.29%) Visual Studio
5 8 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (5.03%) HP UFT
6 7 (4.40%) NUnit
7 5 (3.14%) Bugzilla
8 4 (2.52%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.26%) SilkPerformer
9 2 (1.26%) TestPartner
9 2 (1.26%) QADirector
9 2 (1.26%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.26%) AccuRev
9 2 (1.26%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.26%) JMeter
9 2 (1.26%) TestDirector
9 2 (1.26%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (24.53%) Finance
2 31 (19.50%) Banking
3 19 (11.95%) Retail
4 15 (9.43%) Retail Banking
5 7 (4.40%) Billing
6 5 (3.14%) Games
7 3 (1.89%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.26%) Private Banking
8 2 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.63%) Back Office
9 1 (0.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 54 (33.96%) Analyst
2 39 (24.53%) Tester
3 29 (18.24%) Business Analyst
4 25 (15.72%) Software Tester
5 24 (15.09%) Test Analyst
6 20 (12.58%) Test Manager
7 16 (10.06%) Consultant
8 15 (9.43%) Banking Business Analyst
9 14 (8.81%) Junior
9 14 (8.81%) Team Leader
9 14 (8.81%) Business Consultant
9 14 (8.81%) Test Team Leader
10 11 (6.92%) C# Developer
10 11 (6.92%) Developer
11 9 (5.66%) Software Team Leader
12 7 (4.40%) Test Leader
13 6 (3.77%) Junior C# Developer
13 6 (3.77%) Junior Developer
14 5 (3.14%) Project Manager
14 5 (3.14%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (25.79%) .NET
2 26 (16.35%) HTML
3 21 (13.21%) ASP.NET
4 16 (10.06%) XML
5 11 (6.92%) SOAP
5 11 (6.92%) WCF
6 8 (5.03%) .NET Framework
7 6 (3.77%) LINQ
7 6 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (3.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (3.77%) Entity Framework
7 6 (3.77%) MFC
7 6 (3.77%) Web Services
8 5 (3.14%) CSS
9 3 (1.89%) Flash
10 2 (1.26%) Apache Flex
10 2 (1.26%) MXML
10 2 (1.26%) J2EE
11 1 (0.63%) COM
11 1 (0.63%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.92%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.66%) Client/Server
3 7 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.52%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.26%) Mobile Games
5 2 (1.26%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.63%) AS400
6 1 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.63%) iSeries
6 1 (0.63%) iPhone
6 1 (0.63%) Wiki
6 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.40%) Windows
2 3 (1.89%) Android
3 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.63%) Linux
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (30.19%) Test Scripting
2 45 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (18.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 27 (16.98%) Automated Testing
4 27 (16.98%) SDLC
5 18 (11.32%) Performance Testing
6 15 (9.43%) Mentoring
7 14 (8.81%) Regression Testing
8 13 (8.18%) Security Testing
8 13 (8.18%) Test Automation
8 13 (8.18%) Information Assurance
9 12 (7.55%) Scrum
9 12 (7.55%) Coaching
10 11 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (6.92%) Test Management
11 10 (6.29%) Manual Testing
11 10 (6.29%) Workflow
12 9 (5.66%) Process Management
12 9 (5.66%) TDD
12 9 (5.66%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (21.38%) C#
2 31 (19.50%) SQL
3 28 (17.61%) JavaScript
4 14 (8.81%) VB.NET
5 11 (6.92%) Java
6 10 (6.29%) C
7 7 (4.40%) C++
8 4 (2.52%) VB
9 3 (1.89%) Fortran
10 2 (1.26%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.26%) VBA
11 1 (0.63%) PHP
11 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 69 (43.40%) ISEB
2 59 (37.11%) ISTQB
3 27 (16.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (11.95%) Degree
5 3 (1.89%) HNC
5 3 (1.89%) HND
5 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (1.89%) NVQ Level 4
6 2 (1.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (24.53%) QA
2 13 (8.18%) FATCA
3 2 (1.26%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.63%) IEC 61508
Systems Management
1 4 (2.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (18.24%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.52%) HP
2 4 (2.52%) Oracle
3 3 (1.89%) SAP
4 2 (1.26%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.26%) Adobe
5 1 (0.63%) IBM
5 1 (0.63%) Symbian
5 1 (0.63%) Telerik
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Scott Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £32000 per annum + pension, health, life, parking
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Connect
Salary: £dependant on experience + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28500 per annum + training and excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Alcester, Warwickshire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £26,000 per annum + excellent training and development
Posted: 4 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mobile Fun Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 19 days ago
Solihull
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
HMRC
Posted: 27 days ago