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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 124 140 153
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 99 74 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.77% 1.37% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.70% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 80 67 46
Average salary £31,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,270
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
4733 4342 4305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.47% 80.45% 79.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3874 3606 3659
Average salary £42,500 £42,350 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.35% +3.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,299 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 35 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Staffordshire +8 25 £28,500 -18.57% 2
Warwickshire +4 12 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Solihull +11 11 £32,000 -5.18% 1
Shropshire - 6 £37,438 -
Wolverhampton -4 3 £27,500 -25.67% 1
Coventry -9 3 £53,054 +36.91%
Herefordshire - 2 - - 1
West Bromwich -12 1 £30,000 -4.76%
Worcestershire -12 1 £45,000 +47.54% 2
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 68 (40.48%) ISEB
1 68 (40.48%) QA
2 61 (36.31%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (35.12%) ISTQB
4 46 (27.38%) Test Scripting
5 45 (26.79%) .NET
6 42 (25.00%) SDLC
7 37 (22.02%) C#
8 36 (21.43%) SQL
9 34 (20.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 33 (19.64%) HTML
10 33 (19.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 32 (19.05%) Automated Testing
11 32 (19.05%) JavaScript
12 31 (18.45%) Finance
13 27 (16.07%) Microsoft
13 27 (16.07%) Degree
13 27 (16.07%) JIRA
14 26 (15.48%) MS Excel
15 23 (13.69%) SQL Server
15 23 (13.69%) Performance Testing
16 21 (12.50%) Selenium
17 20 (11.90%) ASP.NET
18 19 (11.31%) Retail
19 18 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
20 16 (9.52%) Test Management
20 16 (9.52%) XML
20 16 (9.52%) VB.NET
21 15 (8.93%) Computer Science
22 14 (8.33%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 6 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.98%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.98%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.60%) Apache
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.60%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 26 (15.48%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.74%) MS Office
3 4 (2.38%) MS Project
3 4 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.60%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (4.17%) Temenos T24
2 6 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.57%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.19%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.38%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.17%) Internet
2 4 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.69%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.55%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.38%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.38%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.19%) MS Access
8 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (16.07%) JIRA
2 21 (12.50%) Selenium
3 13 (7.74%) HP UFT
4 10 (5.95%) Visual Studio
5 9 (5.36%) LoadRunner
6 8 (4.76%) Git (software)
7 7 (4.17%) Subversion
8 6 (3.57%) Bugzilla
8 6 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.38%) NUnit
10 2 (1.19%) AccuRev
10 2 (1.19%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.19%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.19%) TestComplete
10 2 (1.19%) QADirector
10 2 (1.19%) TestPartner
10 2 (1.19%) SilkPerformer
10 2 (1.19%) JMeter
10 2 (1.19%) TestDirector
11 1 (0.60%) Log4j
General
1 31 (18.45%) Finance
2 19 (11.31%) Retail
3 14 (8.33%) Banking
4 11 (6.55%) Retail Banking
5 7 (4.17%) Games
6 6 (3.57%) Billing
7 4 (2.38%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.79%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.19%) Automotive
9 2 (1.19%) Local Government
9 2 (1.19%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 52 (30.95%) Analyst
2 47 (27.98%) Tester
3 31 (18.45%) Software Tester
4 28 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 23 (13.69%) Business Analyst
6 20 (11.90%) Test Manager
7 15 (8.93%) Junior
8 13 (7.74%) Test Team Leader
8 13 (7.74%) Team Leader
9 12 (7.14%) Consultant
10 11 (6.55%) Banking Business Analyst
11 10 (5.95%) Business Consultant
12 9 (5.36%) Developer
12 9 (5.36%) QA Tester
12 9 (5.36%) QA Engineer
13 8 (4.76%) Software Team Leader
13 8 (4.76%) C# Developer
14 7 (4.17%) Test Engineer
14 7 (4.17%) Project Manager
14 7 (4.17%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (26.79%) .NET
2 33 (19.64%) HTML
3 20 (11.90%) ASP.NET
4 16 (9.52%) XML
5 9 (5.36%) CSS
6 8 (4.76%) WCF
7 7 (4.17%) .NET Framework
7 7 (4.17%) SOAP
8 5 (2.98%) Web Services
8 5 (2.98%) J2EE
8 5 (2.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (2.38%) Entity Framework
9 4 (2.38%) MFC
9 4 (2.38%) LINQ
10 3 (1.79%) Flash
11 1 (0.60%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.60%) MXML
11 1 (0.60%) HTML5
11 1 (0.60%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.93%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.36%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.98%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.79%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.19%) Mobile Games
7 2 (1.19%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.19%) iPhone
8 1 (0.60%) iSeries
8 1 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.60%) AS400
8 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.17%) Windows
2 3 (1.79%) Android
3 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.60%) Linux
4 1 (0.60%) SUSE
4 1 (0.60%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (36.31%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (27.38%) Test Scripting
3 42 (25.00%) SDLC
4 33 (19.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 32 (19.05%) Automated Testing
6 23 (13.69%) Performance Testing
7 16 (9.52%) Test Management
8 14 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 14 (8.33%) Manual Testing
9 13 (7.74%) Regression Testing
10 12 (7.14%) Test Automation
11 11 (6.55%) Test Strategy
11 11 (6.55%) Scrum
12 10 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (5.95%) Software Engineering
12 10 (5.95%) System Testing
13 9 (5.36%) OO
14 8 (4.76%) E-Commerce
14 8 (4.76%) Process Management
14 8 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.02%) C#
2 36 (21.43%) SQL
3 32 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 16 (9.52%) VB.NET
5 14 (8.33%) Java
6 8 (4.76%) C
7 7 (4.17%) C++
8 3 (1.79%) Fortran
9 2 (1.19%) VBA
9 2 (1.19%) VB
10 1 (0.60%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.60%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.60%) PHP
10 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (40.48%) ISEB
2 59 (35.12%) ISTQB
3 34 (20.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 27 (16.07%) Degree
5 3 (1.79%) NVQ Level 4
5 3 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.79%) HNC
5 3 (1.79%) HND
6 2 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (40.48%) QA
2 2 (1.19%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.60%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.60%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 8 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.76%) SAP
3 5 (2.98%) HP
4 4 (2.38%) Google
4 4 (2.38%) Oracle
5 2 (1.19%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.60%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.60%) Telerik
6 1 (0.60%) IBM
6 1 (0.60%) Adobe
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + pension etc
Posted: 19 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + parking, pension,health,life
Posted: Yesterday
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40k - £50k per annum + Pension, 25 days, Flexi-time
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28500 per annum + training and excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + parking
Posted: 2 days ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Please contact for details
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, 25 days, Flexi-time
Posted: 6 days ago
Alcester, Warwickshire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
IT Recruitment Company
Salary: £20,000 - £28,000 DOE
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago