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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 140 146 137
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 71 67 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.31% 1.20% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.55% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 60 50 48
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £24,000 £24,550
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
4141 4315 3651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 76.40% 77.33% 75.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3419 3640 3109
Average salary £41,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +6 23 £35,000 +17.64% 3
Birmingham +2 17 £32,500 +18.18% 4
Worcestershire -2 9 £32,750 -34.50% 1
Warwickshire +5 5 £27,500 -21.42%
Solihull -1 5 £32,500 -5.10%
Coventry -3 5 £40,000 +100.00% 1
Dudley - 3 £30,000 -
West Bromwich -2 1 £31,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £37,000 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 58 (46.77%) QA
2 52 (41.94%) ISEB
3 42 (33.87%) SQL
4 33 (26.61%) Test Scripting
5 27 (21.77%) Automated Testing
6 26 (20.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 25 (20.16%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (16.94%) .NET
10 20 (16.13%) Back Office
11 18 (14.52%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (12.90%) ISTQB
12 16 (12.90%) E-Commerce
13 15 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (11.29%) Microsoft
14 14 (11.29%) Oracle
14 14 (11.29%) C#
15 13 (10.48%) HTML
15 13 (10.48%) XML
15 13 (10.48%) UNIX
15 13 (10.48%) Finance
15 13 (10.48%) Web Testing
16 12 (9.68%) ITIL
16 12 (9.68%) Java
16 12 (9.68%) SQL Server
16 12 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (8.06%) SOA
17 10 (8.06%) ETL
17 10 (8.06%) SharePoint
17 10 (8.06%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 10 (8.06%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.03%) IIS
3 3 (2.42%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.42%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 9 (7.26%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.45%) MS Office
3 5 (4.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) SAP HR
2 2 (1.61%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.61%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.68%) SQL Server
1 12 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (7.26%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.65%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.23%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.81%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (7.26%) Selenium
2 6 (4.84%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.84%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (4.03%) JIRA
3 5 (4.03%) WebDriver
4 3 (2.42%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.42%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.81%) JUnit
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.81%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.81%) MSTest
General
1 20 (16.13%) Back Office
2 13 (10.48%) Finance
3 8 (6.45%) Games
4 4 (3.23%) Retail
4 4 (3.23%) Billing
5 3 (2.42%) Electronics
5 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (40.32%) Analyst
2 40 (32.26%) Test Analyst
3 28 (22.58%) Tester
4 15 (12.10%) Software Tester
5 12 (9.68%) Developer
6 10 (8.06%) Test Team Leader
6 10 (8.06%) Team Leader
7 9 (7.26%) QA Analyst
7 9 (7.26%) Software Test Analyst
7 9 (7.26%) Test Manager
8 7 (5.65%) Consultant
8 7 (5.65%) .NET Developer
8 7 (5.65%) Test Consultant
9 6 (4.84%) QA Manager
9 6 (4.84%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.03%) Applications Tester
10 5 (4.03%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (4.03%) Quality Analyst
11 4 (3.23%) Software Consultant
11 4 (3.23%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.94%) .NET
2 13 (10.48%) HTML
2 13 (10.48%) XML
3 8 (6.45%) J2EE
4 7 (5.65%) Web Services
5 6 (4.84%) CSS
6 5 (4.03%) XSL
6 5 (4.03%) RESTful
7 4 (3.23%) XSD
8 3 (2.42%) DOM
8 3 (2.42%) SOAP
8 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.42%) REST
8 3 (2.42%) SAX
8 3 (2.42%) JSON
8 3 (2.42%) Grails
9 2 (1.61%) Ajax
9 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.23%) Computer Science
1 4 (3.23%) Smart Meter
2 3 (2.42%) Social Media
3 2 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (1.61%) EPoS
3 2 (1.61%) GIS
3 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.61%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.81%) Statistics
4 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.81%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.48%) UNIX
2 6 (4.84%) Linux
3 5 (4.03%) Windows
4 2 (1.61%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.61%) Test Scripting
2 27 (21.77%) Automated Testing
3 25 (20.16%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (14.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (12.90%) E-Commerce
7 15 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (10.48%) Web Testing
9 12 (9.68%) ITIL
10 10 (8.06%) SOA
10 10 (8.06%) ETL
10 10 (8.06%) Scrum
11 9 (7.26%) Regression Testing
11 9 (7.26%) Configuration Management
11 9 (7.26%) Release Management
12 8 (6.45%) Test Management
12 8 (6.45%) System Testing
12 8 (6.45%) Test Automation
12 8 (6.45%) Test Strategy
13 7 (5.65%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (33.87%) SQL
2 14 (11.29%) C#
3 12 (9.68%) Java
4 8 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.65%) C++
5 7 (5.65%) VB.NET
6 5 (4.03%) VB
6 5 (4.03%) Shell Script
6 5 (4.03%) PHP
7 3 (2.42%) Groovy
7 3 (2.42%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.42%) Python
8 2 (1.61%) VBScript
9 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.81%) VC++
Qualifications
1 52 (41.94%) ISEB
2 26 (20.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (12.90%) ISTQB
4 9 (7.26%) Degree
5 3 (2.42%) CSQA
5 3 (2.42%) CSQE
5 3 (2.42%) HNC
5 3 (2.42%) HND
5 3 (2.42%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (46.77%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (11.29%) Oracle
1 14 (11.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.23%) SAP
3 3 (2.42%) Telerik
4 2 (1.61%) VMware
4 2 (1.61%) HP
5 1 (0.81%) TOWER Software
5 1 (0.81%) IBM
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Non contrib Pension,
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £24k - 26k per year
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Conspicuous
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: From £20,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits, bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
Cannock
Required IT
Salary: £35,000 + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Share Opt
Posted: 26 days ago