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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 110 141 157
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 95 39 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.94% 0.95% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 1.19% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 53 33 34
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £27,600 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £44,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,375
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.87%
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
3923 3282 3530
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.16% 80.21% 76.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3288 2612 2979
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,550 £27,500 £27,881
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 6 March 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 6 March 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
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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 +16 36 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Staffordshire - 20 £35,000 - 3
Shropshire - 12 - -
Warwickshire -4 9 £37,500 +19.04% 2
Solihull -1 6 £35,500 +18.33%
Wolverhampton 0 3 £37,500 -
Herefordshire - 3 - -
Walsall - 3 £37,500 -
Worcestershire - 2 £22,500 - 1
Coventry -25 1 £44,000 +29.41% 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 64 (40.00%) Finance
2 58 (36.25%) QA
3 54 (33.75%) ISEB
4 50 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (30.00%) ISTQB
6 42 (26.25%) Test Scripting
7 38 (23.75%) SQL
8 35 (21.88%) Banking
9 27 (16.88%) User Acceptance Testing
10 26 (16.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 26 (16.25%) Scrum
11 24 (15.00%) Retail
12 22 (13.75%) E-Commerce
13 21 (13.13%) Selenium
14 20 (12.50%) Degree
15 19 (11.88%) Automated Testing
15 19 (11.88%) System Testing
15 19 (11.88%) C#
16 18 (11.25%) .NET
16 18 (11.25%) Relational Database
17 17 (10.63%) MS Excel
17 17 (10.63%) Microsoft
18 16 (10.00%) Java
18 16 (10.00%) Regression Testing
18 16 (10.00%) Aerospace
19 15 (9.38%) Integration Testing
20 14 (8.75%) Security Testing
20 14 (8.75%) Information Assurance
20 14 (8.75%) WebDriver
20 14 (8.75%) FATCA

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 Spark
2 1 (0.63%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (10.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.50%) MS Office
3 3 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.25%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.25%) Firewall
2 1 (0.63%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.25%) Relational Database
2 14 (8.75%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.13%) RDBMS
3 5 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.25%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.63%) Big Data
7 1 (0.63%) MS Access
7 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.63%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 21 (13.13%) Selenium
2 14 (8.75%) WebDriver
3 13 (8.13%) JIRA
4 9 (5.63%) Subversion
5 8 (5.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.50%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.88%) NUnit
8 2 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.25%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.63%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.63%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.63%) JMeter
9 1 (0.63%) Maven
General
1 64 (40.00%) Finance
2 35 (21.88%) Banking
3 24 (15.00%) Retail
4 16 (10.00%) Aerospace
5 7 (4.38%) Billing
6 6 (3.75%) Games
6 6 (3.75%) Back Office
7 4 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (2.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (48.75%) Analyst
2 52 (32.50%) Test Analyst
3 25 (15.63%) Tester
4 19 (11.88%) Test Manager
5 18 (11.25%) Business Analyst
5 18 (11.25%) Software Test Analyst
6 15 (9.38%) Consultant
6 15 (9.38%) Software Tester
7 13 (8.13%) QA Analyst
8 11 (6.88%) Automation Engineer
9 9 (5.63%) Developer
10 8 (5.00%) Test Consultant
11 7 (4.38%) Systems Manager
11 7 (4.38%) Junior
12 6 (3.75%) .NET Developer
12 6 (3.75%) Test Leader
13 5 (3.13%) Junior Analyst
13 5 (3.13%) C# Developer
14 4 (2.50%) Test Engineer
14 4 (2.50%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.25%) .NET
2 9 (5.63%) ASP.NET
2 9 (5.63%) HTML
3 7 (4.38%) XML
3 7 (4.38%) .NET Framework
4 6 (3.75%) Web Services
5 5 (3.13%) SOAP
5 5 (3.13%) WCF
6 3 (1.88%) LINQ
6 3 (1.88%) RESTful
6 3 (1.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (1.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (1.88%) Ajax
7 2 (1.25%) CSS
7 2 (1.25%) MFC
7 2 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.63%) Dapper ORM
8 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.50%) CCTV
2 4 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.88%) GIS
3 3 (1.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.25%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.25%) Wiki
4 2 (1.25%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.25%) Open Source
5 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.88%) Windows
2 7 (4.38%) Android
3 6 (3.75%) UNIX
4 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.88%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.25%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.25%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.25%) Linux
6 2 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (26.25%) Test Scripting
3 27 (16.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (16.25%) Scrum
5 22 (13.75%) E-Commerce
6 19 (11.88%) Automated Testing
6 19 (11.88%) System Testing
7 16 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 15 (9.38%) Integration Testing
9 14 (8.75%) Security Testing
9 14 (8.75%) Information Assurance
10 10 (6.25%) Time Management
11 9 (5.63%) Automation Testing
11 9 (5.63%) CRM
12 8 (5.00%) BDD
12 8 (5.00%) Test Automation
12 8 (5.00%) Web Testing
13 7 (4.38%) Manual Testing
13 7 (4.38%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (4.38%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (23.75%) SQL
2 19 (11.88%) C#
3 16 (10.00%) Java
4 9 (5.63%) C++
5 5 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.50%) C
7 3 (1.88%) VB
8 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.63%) VB6
8 1 (0.63%) Groovy
8 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (33.75%) ISEB
2 48 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 26 (16.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (12.50%) Degree
5 3 (1.88%) VCP4
6 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (36.25%) QA
2 14 (8.75%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (10.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.38%) HP
3 4 (2.50%) Symbian
4 2 (1.25%) VMware
5 1 (0.63%) Telerik
5 1 (0.63%) Appcelerator
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle
5 1 (0.63%) Adobe
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