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 1 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 132 144 168
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +24
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 117 71 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.91% 1.35% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 1.58% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 100 63 36
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,350 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,400 £55,000 £50,000
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
5382 4480 4462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.74% 84.88% 84.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4176 3718 3738
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
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 1 June 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 1 June 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 -6 41 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Staffordshire +2 21 £32,250 -19.37%
Worcestershire +5 15 £31,250 +42.04% 1
Warwickshire +2 13 £42,000 +31.25% 2
Coventry +7 11 £44,000 +21.37% 1
Wolverhampton -5 8 £34,250 -8.66%
Shropshire - 5 £55,000 - 1
Walsall -12 1 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 June 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.

1 105 (44.87%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (36.32%) QA
3 64 (27.35%) Test Scripting
4 62 (26.50%) ISTQB
5 60 (25.64%) SQL
6 57 (24.36%) SDLC
7 54 (23.08%) Automated Testing
8 53 (22.65%) ISEB
8 53 (22.65%) Scrum
9 50 (21.37%) Finance
10 39 (16.67%) Selenium
10 39 (16.67%) Java
11 38 (16.24%) User Acceptance Testing
11 38 (16.24%) Manual Testing
12 37 (15.81%) Degree
12 37 (15.81%) E-Commerce
13 36 (15.38%) Test Strategy
14 35 (14.96%) Test Automation
15 34 (14.53%) Automation Testing
16 33 (14.10%) Mobile App
16 33 (14.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 32 (13.68%) Test Planning
17 32 (13.68%) XML
18 31 (13.25%) HTML
18 31 (13.25%) Test Management
19 30 (12.82%) Games
20 29 (12.39%) MS Excel
20 29 (12.39%) Microsoft
21 28 (11.97%) Coaching
22 27 (11.54%) Analytical Skills

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 16 (6.84%) Apache
1 16 (6.84%) nginx
2 6 (2.56%) Node.js
3 3 (1.28%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.43%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 29 (12.39%) MS Excel
2 22 (9.40%) MS Office
3 5 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (6.84%) Magento
2 2 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (8.55%) Amazon EC2
2 16 (6.84%) CloudFront
3 6 (2.56%) GitHub
4 4 (1.71%) IaaS
4 4 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.71%) PaaS
4 4 (1.71%) SaaS
5 2 (0.85%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.97%) Internet
2 2 (0.85%) Extranet
2 2 (0.85%) HTTP
2 2 (0.85%) Intranet
2 2 (0.85%) Network Security
3 1 (0.43%) ATM
3 1 (0.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.84%) MySQL
2 12 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.56%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.14%) MS Access
4 5 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 39 (16.67%) Selenium
2 24 (10.26%) JIRA
3 18 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 14 (5.98%) WebDriver
5 6 (2.56%) Vagrant
6 5 (2.14%) Ant
6 5 (2.14%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.14%) JUnit
6 5 (2.14%) Ranorex
6 5 (2.14%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.71%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.71%) QADirector
7 4 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.71%) TestPartner
7 4 (1.71%) Zephyr
8 3 (1.28%) Hudson
8 3 (1.28%) NUnit
8 3 (1.28%) RSpec
8 3 (1.28%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (1.28%) TestComplete
General
1 50 (21.37%) Finance
2 30 (12.82%) Games
3 22 (9.40%) Retail
4 18 (7.69%) Banking
5 11 (4.70%) Marketing
6 9 (3.85%) Aerospace
6 9 (3.85%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.71%) Back Office
7 4 (1.71%) Electronics
8 2 (0.85%) Automotive
8 2 (0.85%) Billing
8 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 88 (37.61%) Analyst
2 76 (32.48%) Test Analyst
3 61 (26.07%) Tester
4 49 (20.94%) Software Tester
5 47 (20.09%) Software Analyst
6 46 (19.66%) Software Test Analyst
7 32 (13.68%) Test Manager
8 28 (11.97%) Test Engineer
9 22 (9.40%) QA Analyst
10 21 (8.97%) QA Test Analyst
11 20 (8.55%) Test Leader
12 18 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
13 17 (7.26%) Automation Tester
14 14 (5.98%) Senior Analyst
14 14 (5.98%) Software Test Engineer
15 13 (5.56%) Junior
15 13 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
15 13 (5.56%) Manual Test Analyst
15 13 (5.56%) QA Engineer
15 13 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (13.68%) XML
2 31 (13.25%) HTML
3 24 (10.26%) CSS
4 23 (9.83%) .NET
4 23 (9.83%) Web Services
5 19 (8.12%) jQuery
6 18 (7.69%) REST
6 18 (7.69%) SOAP
7 16 (6.84%) JSON
7 16 (6.84%) LAMP
7 16 (6.84%) LEMP Stack
7 16 (6.84%) Symfony
8 6 (2.56%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.56%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.28%) Ajax
9 3 (1.28%) Flash
10 2 (0.85%) J2EE
11 1 (0.43%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.43%) MXML
11 1 (0.43%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.10%) Mobile App
2 27 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (4.70%) Client/Server
5 8 (3.42%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.71%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.71%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.71%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.85%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.43%) EPoS
8 1 (0.43%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.43%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.55%) Linux
2 18 (7.69%) Windows
3 13 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.42%) Android
4 8 (3.42%) Unix
5 4 (1.71%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (44.87%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (27.35%) Test Scripting
3 57 (24.36%) SDLC
4 54 (23.08%) Automated Testing
5 53 (22.65%) Scrum
6 38 (16.24%) Manual Testing
6 38 (16.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 37 (15.81%) E-Commerce
8 36 (15.38%) Test Strategy
9 35 (14.96%) Test Automation
10 34 (14.53%) Automation Testing
11 32 (13.68%) Test Planning
12 31 (13.25%) Test Management
13 28 (11.97%) Coaching
14 22 (9.40%) Open Source
14 22 (9.40%) Regression Testing
15 20 (8.55%) Web Development
16 19 (8.12%) Functional Testing
17 17 (7.26%) BDD
17 17 (7.26%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (25.64%) SQL
2 39 (16.67%) Java
3 26 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 20 (8.55%) PHP
5 17 (7.26%) C#
6 10 (4.27%) C++
7 8 (3.42%) Python
8 7 (2.99%) VB
9 6 (2.56%) Scala
10 5 (2.14%) C
11 4 (1.71%) Ruby
11 4 (1.71%) VBA
12 2 (0.85%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.85%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.85%) Perl
12 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.43%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.43%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.43%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 62 (26.50%) ISTQB
2 53 (22.65%) ISEB
3 37 (15.81%) Degree
4 33 (14.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (2.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.85%) MCSD
7 2 (0.85%) MCSE
7 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (36.32%) QA
2 4 (1.71%) SLA
3 2 (0.85%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.85%) TickIT
4 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.71%) Firmware
1 4 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (6.41%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.56%) Puppet
3 4 (1.71%) SCVMM
3 4 (1.71%) vRealize
Vendors
1 29 (12.39%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.84%) New Relic
2 16 (6.84%) Zend
3 12 (5.13%) Google
4 11 (4.70%) Oracle
5 7 (2.99%) HP
6 5 (2.14%) MKS
7 4 (1.71%) hybris
7 4 (1.71%) VMware
8 3 (1.28%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.85%) PayPal
10 1 (0.43%) Adobe
10 1 (0.43%) IBM
10 1 (0.43%) SAP
10 1 (0.43%) SOASTA, Inc
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum + great benefits and package
Posted: 4 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Keynetix
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits + Training + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £34000 - £43000 per annum + Coprate benifits
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive (DOE) + 5% Flex Benefits + Pension
Posted: 14 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £26,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 20 days ago
Warwick
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 20 days ago
Walsall
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 27 days ago
Birmingham
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 27 days ago