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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 122 124 149
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +25
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 113 89 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.01% 1.77% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 2.13% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 89 57 29
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £29,700 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,000 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
4885 4169 3493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 86.86% 82.73% 82.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4028 3570 2817
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
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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 +19 44 £40,000 +23.07% 12
Coventry +14 17 £42,500 -9.57% 2
Warwickshire -10 15 £51,250 +20.58%
Staffordshire -15 10 £32,500 - 2
Solihull +14 7 £50,000 +33.33%
Worcestershire - 6 £32,500 -
Wolverhampton +4 3 £27,500 -26.66%
Shropshire +2 2 £41,250 - 3
Dudley - 2 £23,500 -
Herefordshire +5 1 - -
Walsall -11 1 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 121 (51.27%) QA
2 120 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (27.97%) ISTQB
4 63 (26.69%) Test Scripting
5 58 (24.58%) Automated Testing
6 57 (24.15%) SDLC
7 54 (22.88%) Java
8 53 (22.46%) SQL
9 49 (20.76%) Scrum
10 48 (20.34%) E-Commerce
11 43 (18.22%) XML
12 42 (17.80%) Selenium
12 42 (17.80%) Degree
13 41 (17.37%) Test Automation
14 40 (16.95%) Manual Testing
14 40 (16.95%) Web Services
14 40 (16.95%) Analytical Skills
14 40 (16.95%) Open Source
15 38 (16.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 38 (16.10%) Test Management
16 37 (15.68%) .NET
17 36 (15.25%) JavaScript
17 36 (15.25%) Web Development
18 35 (14.83%) Retail
18 35 (14.83%) HTML
19 33 (13.98%) SOAP
19 33 (13.98%) Git (software)
19 33 (13.98%) JIRA
19 33 (13.98%) REST
20 32 (13.56%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 25 (10.59%) Apache
1 25 (10.59%) nginx
2 11 (4.66%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.12%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.85%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.85%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.42%) Node.js
Applications
1 23 (9.75%) MS Excel
2 20 (8.47%) MS Office
3 3 (1.27%) MS Project
4 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (10.59%) Magento
2 6 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.85%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.85%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.42%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
1 25 (10.59%) Amazon EC2
1 25 (10.59%) CloudFront
2 2 (0.85%) Google Drive
2 2 (0.85%) SaaS
3 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.42%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.02%) Internet
2 2 (0.85%) Extranet
2 2 (0.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.59%) MySQL
2 15 (6.36%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.97%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 42 (17.80%) Selenium
2 33 (13.98%) Git (software)
2 33 (13.98%) JIRA
3 16 (6.78%) Cucumber
4 13 (5.51%) WebDriver
5 11 (4.66%) Jenkins
6 10 (4.24%) FogBugz
6 10 (4.24%) TeamCity
7 9 (3.81%) Ant
7 9 (3.81%) Hudson
7 9 (3.81%) Log4j
7 9 (3.81%) RSpec
7 9 (3.81%) Selenium IDE
8 8 (3.39%) Mercurial
8 8 (3.39%) WATIR
9 7 (2.97%) Ranorex
9 7 (2.97%) SpecFlow
10 4 (1.69%) JUnit
10 4 (1.69%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.69%) Zephyr
General
1 35 (14.83%) Retail
2 20 (8.47%) Finance
3 19 (8.05%) Games
4 9 (3.81%) Banking
4 9 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.39%) Marketing
6 5 (2.12%) Automotive
6 5 (2.12%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.85%) Legal
8 2 (0.85%) Local Government
9 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.42%) Billing
9 1 (0.42%) Electronics
9 1 (0.42%) German Language
Job Titles
1 83 (35.17%) Analyst
2 67 (28.39%) Test Analyst
3 52 (22.03%) Tester
4 41 (17.37%) Software Analyst
5 38 (16.10%) QA Analyst
5 38 (16.10%) Software Test Analyst
6 36 (15.25%) Software Tester
7 31 (13.14%) Test Engineer
8 30 (12.71%) QA Test Analyst
9 24 (10.17%) Automation Analyst
9 24 (10.17%) Automation Test Analyst
9 24 (10.17%) QA Engineer
10 23 (9.75%) Software Test Engineer
11 22 (9.32%) QA Leader
11 22 (9.32%) Software QA Engineer
11 22 (9.32%) Test Manager
12 20 (8.47%) Development Manager
13 19 (8.05%) QA Tester
14 17 (7.20%) QA Test Engineer
15 15 (6.36%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (18.22%) XML
2 40 (16.95%) Web Services
3 37 (15.68%) .NET
4 35 (14.83%) HTML
5 33 (13.98%) REST
5 33 (13.98%) SOAP
6 32 (13.56%) CSS
7 27 (11.44%) LAMP
8 25 (10.59%) jQuery
8 25 (10.59%) JSON
8 25 (10.59%) LEMP Stack
8 25 (10.59%) Symfony
9 8 (3.39%) .NET Framework
10 7 (2.97%) Gherkin
11 3 (1.27%) Flash
12 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.85%) J2EE
13 1 (0.42%) Classic ASP
13 1 (0.42%) WCF
13 1 (0.42%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (16.95%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.63%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.97%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.69%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.27%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.85%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.85%) Mobile Games
7 2 (0.85%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.42%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.42%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 25 (10.59%) Linux
2 20 (8.47%) Windows
3 10 (4.24%) Unix
4 9 (3.81%) SUSE
5 7 (2.97%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.85%) Android
6 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (26.69%) Test Scripting
3 58 (24.58%) Automated Testing
4 57 (24.15%) SDLC
5 49 (20.76%) Scrum
6 48 (20.34%) E-Commerce
7 41 (17.37%) Test Automation
8 40 (16.95%) Manual Testing
8 40 (16.95%) Open Source
9 38 (16.10%) Test Management
10 36 (15.25%) Web Development
11 31 (13.14%) Test Strategy
12 29 (12.29%) Coaching
13 27 (11.44%) User Acceptance Testing
13 27 (11.44%) Workflow
14 25 (10.59%) Automation Testing
14 25 (10.59%) DevOps
14 25 (10.59%) Line Management
14 25 (10.59%) Performance Optimisation
14 25 (10.59%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 54 (22.88%) Java
2 53 (22.46%) SQL
3 36 (15.25%) JavaScript
4 27 (11.44%) PHP
5 25 (10.59%) C#
6 11 (4.66%) Ruby
7 10 (4.24%) C++
8 9 (3.81%) Bash Shell
8 9 (3.81%) Perl
9 7 (2.97%) VB
10 6 (2.54%) Python
11 4 (1.69%) MATLAB
11 4 (1.69%) Scala
12 1 (0.42%) C
12 1 (0.42%) COBOL
12 1 (0.42%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.42%) RPG
12 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.42%) VC++
Qualifications
1 66 (27.97%) ISTQB
2 42 (17.80%) Degree
3 38 (16.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 28 (11.86%) ISEB
5 5 (2.12%) HNC
5 5 (2.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.85%) HND
6 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.85%) MCSD
6 2 (0.85%) MCSE
6 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.85%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (51.27%) QA
2 5 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.12%) ISO13485
3 4 (1.69%) ISO 9000
3 4 (1.69%) TickIT
4 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (7.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (10.59%) Google
1 25 (10.59%) New Relic
1 25 (10.59%) Zend
2 22 (9.32%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.81%) Red Hat
4 8 (3.39%) Oracle
5 6 (2.54%) MKS
6 5 (2.12%) HP
6 5 (2.12%) SAP
7 4 (1.69%) hybris
8 3 (1.27%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.42%) IBM
9 1 (0.42%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.42%) TIBCO
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mobile Fun Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
360 Resourcing Solutions .
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Vsolvit4u
Salary: £25,000
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago