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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 138 174 146
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -28
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 77 33 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.41% 0.67% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 0.85% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 61 26 47
Average salary £33,000 £31,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £19,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.78%
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
4511 3868 3606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.83% 77.97% 75.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3947 3222 3147
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
Staffordshire +27 27 £35,000 +62.79% 1
Birmingham +6 26 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Warwickshire -3 8 £51,250 +62.69% 1
Shropshire - 6 - -
Worcestershire +14 4 £26,250 +34.61%
Coventry -12 3 £44,000 +29.41% 1
Herefordshire - 2 - - 1
Solihull -8 1 £37,500 +25.00%
Walsall - 1 £37,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £37,500 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (44.74%) QA
2 52 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (31.58%) SQL
4 46 (30.26%) Test Scripting
4 46 (30.26%) Finance
5 45 (29.61%) ISEB
6 38 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 32 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 31 (20.39%) Automated Testing
9 28 (18.42%) E-Commerce
9 28 (18.42%) .NET
10 26 (17.11%) System Testing
11 25 (16.45%) Selenium
12 23 (15.13%) User Acceptance Testing
13 22 (14.47%) Microsoft
13 22 (14.47%) C#
14 21 (13.82%) Java
14 21 (13.82%) Degree
14 21 (13.82%) Relational Database
15 19 (12.50%) MS Excel
15 19 (12.50%) Manual Testing
16 18 (11.84%) WebDriver
17 17 (11.18%) SQL Server
17 17 (11.18%) Scrum
18 16 (10.53%) Integration Testing
19 15 (9.87%) Web Testing
19 15 (9.87%) Regression Testing
19 15 (9.87%) Computer Science
20 14 (9.21%) Retail
20 14 (9.21%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 4 (2.63%) IIS
2 1 (0.66%) ColdFusion
2 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 19 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.32%) MS Office
4 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Servitor
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.32%) Firewall
2 1 (0.66%) Internet
2 1 (0.66%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.82%) Relational Database
2 17 (11.18%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.58%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.32%) MS Access
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.66%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.66%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 25 (16.45%) Selenium
2 18 (11.84%) WebDriver
3 11 (7.24%) Visual Studio
4 9 (5.92%) JIRA
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (1.32%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.32%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.66%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.66%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.66%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.66%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.66%) JMeter
7 1 (0.66%) Maven
7 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.66%) JUnit
General
1 46 (30.26%) Finance
2 14 (9.21%) Retail
3 8 (5.26%) Billing
3 8 (5.26%) Banking
4 7 (4.61%) Games
4 7 (4.61%) Back Office
5 6 (3.95%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 81 (53.29%) Analyst
2 60 (39.47%) Test Analyst
3 26 (17.11%) Tester
4 20 (13.16%) QA Analyst
4 20 (13.16%) Software Test Analyst
5 13 (8.55%) Software Tester
6 12 (7.89%) Test Manager
7 11 (7.24%) Developer
7 11 (7.24%) Automation Engineer
8 10 (6.58%) .NET Developer
9 6 (3.95%) Test Team Leader
9 6 (3.95%) Test Engineer
9 6 (3.95%) Team Leader
9 6 (3.95%) Business Analyst
9 6 (3.95%) Junior
9 6 (3.95%) Junior Analyst
9 6 (3.95%) Quality Analyst
9 6 (3.95%) QA Test Analyst
10 5 (3.29%) Automation Tester
10 5 (3.29%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (18.42%) .NET
2 14 (9.21%) HTML
3 11 (7.24%) ASP.NET
4 10 (6.58%) Web Services
5 7 (4.61%) XML
5 7 (4.61%) Ajax
5 7 (4.61%) RESTful
5 7 (4.61%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (3.29%) J2EE
7 3 (1.97%) CSS
7 3 (1.97%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.97%) XSL
8 1 (0.66%) Spring MVC
8 1 (0.66%) LINQ
8 1 (0.66%) jQuery
8 1 (0.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.66%) Dapper ORM
8 1 (0.66%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.87%) Computer Science
2 13 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.61%) GIS
4 6 (3.95%) Smart Meter
5 5 (3.29%) User Experience
5 5 (3.29%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.63%) CCTV
6 4 (2.63%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.97%) Open Source
8 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.32%) EPoS
9 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.66%) Statistics
9 1 (0.66%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.92%) UNIX
1 9 (5.92%) Windows
2 4 (2.63%) Android
3 3 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (1.97%) Linux
3 3 (1.97%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (30.26%) Test Scripting
3 31 (20.39%) Automated Testing
4 28 (18.42%) E-Commerce
5 26 (17.11%) System Testing
6 23 (15.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 17 (11.18%) Scrum
9 16 (10.53%) Integration Testing
10 15 (9.87%) Web Testing
10 15 (9.87%) Regression Testing
11 12 (7.89%) Automation Testing
12 11 (7.24%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (6.58%) QMS
13 10 (6.58%) Quality Management
13 10 (6.58%) OO
14 9 (5.92%) MVC
14 9 (5.92%) Release Management
14 9 (5.92%) Web Development
15 8 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 48 (31.58%) SQL
2 22 (14.47%) C#
3 21 (13.82%) Java
4 13 (8.55%) C++
5 7 (4.61%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.95%) VB.NET
7 5 (3.29%) PHP
8 3 (1.97%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.66%) Groovy
10 1 (0.66%) VBScript
10 1 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (29.61%) ISEB
2 38 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 32 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (13.82%) Degree
5 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (44.74%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (6.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (14.47%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.26%) HP
2 8 (5.26%) Oracle
3 2 (1.32%) VMware
3 2 (1.32%) Telerik
4 1 (0.66%) Appcelerator
4 1 (0.66%) Symbian
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum + Bonus + Corporate benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Connect
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Warwick
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £competitive salary+car allowance
Posted: 18 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago