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 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 127 129 149
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +20
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 109 93 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.88% 1.65% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 1.89% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 79 74 61
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
5061 4916 4468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.29% 87.06% 83.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3993 4024 3710
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 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -13 45 £35,000 +16.66% 6
Staffordshire +5 27 £33,500 +17.54% 2
Wolverhampton +16 15 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Coventry +4 7 £43,250 -18.47% 3
Warwickshire -3 7 £32,500 - 1
Walsall - 4 £32,500 - 1
West Bromwich +4 2 £32,000 +6.66%
Herefordshire -4 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £28,500 - 1
Dudley - 1 £32,500 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 100 (44.25%) QA
2 84 (37.17%) SDLC
3 68 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (28.76%) ISEB
5 63 (27.88%) SQL
6 55 (24.34%) Test Scripting
7 54 (23.89%) Automated Testing
8 47 (20.80%) Degree
8 47 (20.80%) Java
9 45 (19.91%) ISTQB
10 44 (19.47%) Finance
11 40 (17.70%) User Acceptance Testing
11 40 (17.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 38 (16.81%) Test Planning
13 37 (16.37%) Scrum
13 37 (16.37%) C#
14 36 (15.93%) Selenium
15 35 (15.49%) JIRA
16 34 (15.04%) Test Automation
16 34 (15.04%) .NET
17 33 (14.60%) MS Excel
18 30 (13.27%) Microsoft
19 29 (12.83%) Automation Testing
20 28 (12.39%) Defect Management
20 28 (12.39%) XML
21 27 (11.95%) MS Office
21 27 (11.95%) Manual Testing
21 27 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
22 25 (11.06%) JavaScript
23 24 (10.62%) Mobile App

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 6 (2.65%) Documentum
1 6 (2.65%) FileNet
2 3 (1.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.44%) Apache
3 1 (0.44%) nginx
Applications
1 33 (14.60%) MS Excel
2 27 (11.95%) MS Office
3 3 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.21%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.33%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.44%) Magento
3 1 (0.44%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.44%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.52%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (7.52%) Amazon EC2
1 17 (7.52%) SaaS
2 16 (7.08%) IaaS
2 16 (7.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (7.08%) PaaS
3 2 (0.88%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.44%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.65%) Internet
2 2 (0.88%) HTTP
2 2 (0.88%) Network Security
3 1 (0.44%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.54%) MS Access
3 7 (3.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.88%) DB2
5 2 (0.88%) MySQL
5 2 (0.88%) QlikView
6 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (15.93%) Selenium
2 35 (15.49%) JIRA
3 15 (6.64%) Jenkins
4 11 (4.87%) WebDriver
5 10 (4.42%) Cucumber
6 8 (3.54%) Ant
6 8 (3.54%) Git (software)
6 8 (3.54%) Mercurial
7 7 (3.10%) Hudson
7 7 (3.10%) QADirector
7 7 (3.10%) TestPartner
8 6 (2.65%) RSpec
9 5 (2.21%) Bugzilla
9 5 (2.21%) HP UFT
9 5 (2.21%) WATIR
10 4 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.33%) NUnit
11 3 (1.33%) Serena SBM
11 3 (1.33%) TestDirector
11 3 (1.33%) WinRunner
General
1 44 (19.47%) Finance
2 20 (8.85%) Games
3 17 (7.52%) Retail
4 9 (3.98%) Banking
5 6 (2.65%) Back Office
6 4 (1.77%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.77%) Billing
7 3 (1.33%) Electronics
8 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.88%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Automotive
9 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 74 (32.74%) Analyst
2 64 (28.32%) Tester
3 59 (26.11%) Test Analyst
4 57 (25.22%) Software Tester
5 37 (16.37%) Software Analyst
6 35 (15.49%) Software Test Analyst
7 20 (8.85%) Automation Tester
7 20 (8.85%) Test Engineer
8 18 (7.96%) Test Leader
9 16 (7.08%) Automation Engineer
9 16 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (7.08%) VMware Engineer
10 15 (6.64%) Consultant
10 15 (6.64%) QA Analyst
11 14 (6.19%) QA Tester
11 14 (6.19%) Software QA Tester
12 13 (5.75%) Developer
12 13 (5.75%) Test Manager
13 12 (5.31%) Junior
13 12 (5.31%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (15.04%) .NET
2 28 (12.39%) XML
3 23 (10.18%) ASP.NET
4 19 (8.41%) Web Services
5 17 (7.52%) HTML
6 7 (3.10%) CSS
6 7 (3.10%) REST
6 7 (3.10%) SOAP
7 4 (1.77%) ADO.NET
7 4 (1.77%) J2EE
7 4 (1.77%) jQuery
7 4 (1.77%) WinForms
7 4 (1.77%) WPF
8 3 (1.33%) Ajax
8 3 (1.33%) WCF
9 1 (0.44%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.44%) JSON
9 1 (0.44%) LAMP
9 1 (0.44%) Symfony
9 1 (0.44%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (10.62%) Mobile App
3 16 (7.08%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.08%) Public Cloud
4 12 (5.31%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.87%) Client/Server
6 9 (3.98%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (3.54%) iPad
8 5 (2.21%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.77%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.88%) AS400
10 2 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.88%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.44%) EPoS
11 1 (0.44%) Online Games
11 1 (0.44%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.85%) Windows
2 10 (4.42%) Linux
3 9 (3.98%) Unix
4 7 (3.10%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.33%) Android
6 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (37.17%) SDLC
2 68 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (24.34%) Test Scripting
4 54 (23.89%) Automated Testing
5 40 (17.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 38 (16.81%) Test Planning
7 37 (16.37%) Scrum
8 34 (15.04%) Test Automation
9 29 (12.83%) Automation Testing
10 28 (12.39%) Defect Management
11 27 (11.95%) Manual Testing
12 21 (9.29%) Regression Testing
13 20 (8.85%) E-Commerce
14 17 (7.52%) Migration
14 17 (7.52%) Project Management
14 17 (7.52%) Test Management
14 17 (7.52%) Test Strategy
15 16 (7.08%) Defect Tracking
15 16 (7.08%) Functional Testing
16 13 (5.75%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 63 (27.88%) SQL
2 47 (20.80%) Java
3 37 (16.37%) C#
4 25 (11.06%) JavaScript
5 17 (7.52%) PHP
6 13 (5.75%) C
7 9 (3.98%) C++
8 8 (3.54%) Ruby
9 7 (3.10%) VB
9 7 (3.10%) VBA
10 6 (2.65%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.65%) Perl
10 6 (2.65%) Python
11 5 (2.21%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.33%) Fortran
12 3 (1.33%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.88%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.88%) Scala
14 1 (0.44%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (28.76%) ISEB
2 47 (20.80%) Degree
3 45 (19.91%) ISTQB
4 40 (17.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (5.31%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (44.25%) QA
2 4 (1.77%) SLA
3 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.44%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.44%) TickIT
System Software
1 16 (7.08%) Virtual Machines
1 16 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (7.08%) SCVMM
1 16 (7.08%) vRealize
2 5 (2.21%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (13.27%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.08%) VMware
3 13 (5.75%) Oracle
4 9 (3.98%) PayPal
5 8 (3.54%) HP
6 3 (1.33%) SAP
7 2 (0.88%) Google
8 1 (0.44%) IBM
8 1 (0.44%) MKS
8 1 (0.44%) New Relic
8 1 (0.44%) Pegasus
8 1 (0.44%) Sage
8 1 (0.44%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.44%) Zend
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + parking, Flexi working pension
Posted: 19 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Montash
Salary: £60000 - £78000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + extensive Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Hereford
360 Resourcing
Salary: Highly Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Walsall
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Salary + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £31k - 46k per year
Posted: 22 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 22 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £26k - 39k per year
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 22 days ago