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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 153 154 127
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -27
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 76 67 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.33% 1.23% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.54% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 68 46 73
Average salary £33,000 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.04% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,150 £26,750 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,388 £52,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
4807 4362 4272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 83.92% 79.85% 78.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3942 3645 3607
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 2 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 2 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 +18 42 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Staffordshire +8 12 £28,750 -36.11% 2
Solihull +18 10 £35,500 +23.47% 1
Warwickshire -11 9 £32,500 -40.90% 1
Wolverhampton +13 7 £37,500 +44.23%
Walsall - 5 £37,500 -
Worcestershire -5 4 £22,000 -37.14%
Coventry -27 3 £53,054 +37.80% 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 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 66 (41.25%) ISEB
2 55 (34.38%) ISTQB
3 54 (33.75%) Test Scripting
4 45 (28.13%) Finance
4 45 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (25.00%) QA
6 38 (23.75%) .NET
7 36 (22.50%) Banking
8 33 (20.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 32 (20.00%) SQL
10 30 (18.75%) C#
11 25 (15.63%) MS Excel
12 24 (15.00%) Microsoft
12 24 (15.00%) Retail
12 24 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 23 (14.38%) Automated Testing
14 22 (13.75%) SDLC
14 22 (13.75%) JavaScript
15 21 (13.13%) JIRA
16 19 (11.88%) HTML
17 18 (11.25%) SQL Server
17 18 (11.25%) ASP.NET
18 17 (10.63%) XML
19 16 (10.00%) Subversion
19 16 (10.00%) Scrum
20 15 (9.38%) Regression Testing
20 15 (9.38%) Degree
20 15 (9.38%) Retail Banking
20 15 (9.38%) Time Management
21 14 (8.75%) Performance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 2 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 (1.25%) ColdFusion
2 1 (0.63%) Apache
Applications
1 25 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.50%) MS Office
3 5 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.38%) Temenos T24
2 2 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.63%) SaaS
2 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.88%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.75%) RDBMS
3 6 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.75%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.63%) MS Access
6 1 (0.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (13.13%) JIRA
2 16 (10.00%) Subversion
3 14 (8.75%) Selenium
4 10 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 10 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 8 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (4.38%) NUnit
7 6 (3.75%) HP UFT
8 5 (3.13%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.25%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.25%) JMeter
9 2 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.25%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.25%) SilkPerformer
10 1 (0.63%) AccuRev
10 1 (0.63%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.63%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.63%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.63%) QADirector
General
1 45 (28.13%) Finance
2 36 (22.50%) Banking
3 24 (15.00%) Retail
4 15 (9.38%) Retail Banking
5 9 (5.63%) Billing
6 6 (3.75%) Games
7 5 (3.13%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.88%) Back Office
8 3 (1.88%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.25%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 64 (40.00%) Analyst
2 36 (22.50%) Tester
3 33 (20.63%) Business Analyst
4 32 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 20 (12.50%) Consultant
5 20 (12.50%) Test Manager
6 19 (11.88%) Software Tester
7 15 (9.38%) Banking Business Analyst
8 14 (8.75%) Business Consultant
9 13 (8.13%) Developer
10 12 (7.50%) C# Developer
10 12 (7.50%) Junior
11 9 (5.63%) Team Leader
11 9 (5.63%) Test Team Leader
11 9 (5.63%) Software Test Analyst
12 7 (4.38%) Test Leader
13 6 (3.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 6 (3.75%) Software Team Leader
13 6 (3.75%) C# .NET Developer
13 6 (3.75%) Junior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (23.75%) .NET
2 19 (11.88%) HTML
3 18 (11.25%) ASP.NET
4 17 (10.63%) XML
5 12 (7.50%) SOAP
5 12 (7.50%) WCF
6 9 (5.63%) .NET Framework
7 7 (4.38%) Web Services
8 6 (3.75%) MFC
8 6 (3.75%) LINQ
8 6 (3.75%) Entity Framework
8 6 (3.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.88%) CSS
10 2 (1.25%) MXML
10 2 (1.25%) Apache Flex
10 2 (1.25%) Flash
11 1 (0.63%) WinForms
11 1 (0.63%) HTML5
11 1 (0.63%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.38%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.75%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.25%) CCTV
6 1 (0.63%) Wiki
6 1 (0.63%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.38%) Windows
2 3 (1.88%) Android
3 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.63%) Linux
3 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
3 1 (0.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (33.75%) Test Scripting
2 45 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (20.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 23 (14.38%) Automated Testing
5 22 (13.75%) SDLC
6 16 (10.00%) Scrum
7 15 (9.38%) Regression Testing
7 15 (9.38%) Time Management
8 14 (8.75%) Performance Testing
9 13 (8.13%) Security Testing
9 13 (8.13%) Information Assurance
9 13 (8.13%) Test Automation
9 13 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (7.50%) Mentoring
10 12 (7.50%) Workflow
10 12 (7.50%) Data Analysis
11 10 (6.25%) Coaching
11 10 (6.25%) Test Management
11 10 (6.25%) System Testing
12 9 (5.63%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (20.00%) SQL
2 30 (18.75%) C#
3 22 (13.75%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.88%) C
5 10 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 8 (5.00%) Java
7 7 (4.38%) C++
8 4 (2.50%) VB
9 3 (1.88%) Fortran
10 2 (1.25%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.63%) VB6
11 1 (0.63%) VBA
11 1 (0.63%) PHP
11 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (41.25%) ISEB
2 55 (34.38%) ISTQB
3 24 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (9.38%) Degree
5 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.25%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.25%) HNC
6 2 (1.25%) HND
6 2 (1.25%) NVQ Level 4
6 2 (1.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (25.00%) QA
2 13 (8.13%) FATCA
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.50%) HP
3 3 (1.88%) Oracle
4 2 (1.25%) SAP
4 2 (1.25%) Symbian
4 2 (1.25%) Adobe
5 1 (0.63%) Telerik
5 1 (0.63%) Atlassian
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
HMRC
Salary: From £35,232 to £39,643 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
HMRC
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum to £35k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum £20,000 to £24,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Posted: 10 days ago