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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 134 149 145
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 79 44 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.49% 0.90% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.12% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66 36 55
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
4308 3922 3893
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.99% 80.63% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3590 3257 3252
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +19 38 £40,000 +33.33% 4
Staffordshire +8 15 £40,000 +46.11% 1
Solihull +5 11 £33,500 +20.72%
Warwickshire +1 8 £32,250 -11.64% 1
Wolverhampton +10 5 £37,500 +44.23%
Worcestershire 0 5 £22,000 -45.00% 1
Walsall - 4 £37,500 -
Coventry -25 2 £36,250 -23.68% 2
Dudley -11 1 £40,000 +33.33%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (40.96%) Finance
2 51 (30.72%) ISEB
3 50 (30.12%) ISTQB
3 50 (30.12%) Test Scripting
4 48 (28.92%) QA
5 45 (27.11%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (25.30%) Banking
7 34 (20.48%) SQL
8 32 (19.28%) User Acceptance Testing
9 30 (18.07%) Retail
10 26 (15.66%) .NET
11 24 (14.46%) Scrum
12 20 (12.05%) MS Excel
13 19 (11.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 18 (10.84%) Automated Testing
14 18 (10.84%) JIRA
14 18 (10.84%) Microsoft
15 17 (10.24%) E-Commerce
15 17 (10.24%) C#
15 17 (10.24%) Regression Testing
15 17 (10.24%) Selenium
15 17 (10.24%) System Testing
16 16 (9.64%) Relational Database
16 16 (9.64%) Aerospace
17 15 (9.04%) Subversion
17 15 (9.04%) XML
18 14 (8.43%) FATCA
18 14 (8.43%) Security Testing
18 14 (8.43%) Integration Testing
18 14 (8.43%) Information Assurance

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (1.20%) ColdFusion
2 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 20 (12.05%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.61%) MS Office
3 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.20%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.20%) Firewall
2 1 (0.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.64%) Relational Database
2 12 (7.23%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.01%) RDBMS
3 5 (3.01%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.60%) Big Data
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 18 (10.84%) JIRA
2 17 (10.24%) Selenium
3 15 (9.04%) Subversion
4 9 (5.42%) WebDriver
5 8 (4.82%) Git (software)
6 6 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.61%) NUnit
6 6 (3.61%) Visual Studio
6 6 (3.61%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (2.41%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.81%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.81%) JMeter
9 2 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.20%) SilkPerformer
10 1 (0.60%) Maven
10 1 (0.60%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.60%) Ranorex
General
1 68 (40.96%) Finance
2 42 (25.30%) Banking
3 30 (18.07%) Retail
4 16 (9.64%) Aerospace
5 10 (6.02%) Retail Banking
6 8 (4.82%) Billing
7 6 (3.61%) Games
8 4 (2.41%) Back Office
9 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 74 (44.58%) Analyst
2 44 (26.51%) Test Analyst
3 27 (16.27%) Business Analyst
4 26 (15.66%) Tester
5 23 (13.86%) Test Manager
6 21 (12.65%) Consultant
7 16 (9.64%) Software Test Analyst
8 15 (9.04%) Software Tester
9 12 (7.23%) Developer
10 11 (6.63%) C# Developer
11 10 (6.02%) Banking Business Analyst
12 9 (5.42%) Business Consultant
13 8 (4.82%) Junior
13 8 (4.82%) Test Consultant
14 7 (4.22%) Team Leader
14 7 (4.22%) Software Manager
14 7 (4.22%) Systems Manager
14 7 (4.22%) Test Team Leader
15 6 (3.61%) ASP.NET Developer
15 6 (3.61%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.66%) .NET
2 15 (9.04%) XML
3 11 (6.63%) SOAP
3 11 (6.63%) WCF
4 10 (6.02%) ASP.NET
4 10 (6.02%) .NET Framework
5 8 (4.82%) HTML
6 6 (3.61%) Web Services
7 5 (3.01%) MFC
7 5 (3.01%) LINQ
7 5 (3.01%) Entity Framework
7 5 (3.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (3.01%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.20%) MXML
8 2 (1.20%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.60%) Spring MVC
9 1 (0.60%) XSD
9 1 (0.60%) Flash
9 1 (0.60%) WinForms
9 1 (0.60%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.01%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.81%) CCTV
3 3 (1.81%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.20%) Open Source
4 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.42%) Windows
2 8 (4.82%) Android
3 4 (2.41%) UNIX
4 3 (1.81%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.20%) Linux
6 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (30.12%) Test Scripting
2 45 (27.11%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (19.28%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (14.46%) Scrum
5 18 (10.84%) Automated Testing
6 17 (10.24%) E-Commerce
6 17 (10.24%) Regression Testing
6 17 (10.24%) System Testing
7 14 (8.43%) Integration Testing
7 14 (8.43%) Information Assurance
7 14 (8.43%) Security Testing
8 13 (7.83%) Time Management
9 12 (7.23%) Test Automation
10 10 (6.02%) Web Testing
10 10 (6.02%) Data Analysis
10 10 (6.02%) Mentoring
10 10 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (5.42%) Validation
11 9 (5.42%) Business Analysis
12 8 (4.82%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.48%) SQL
2 17 (10.24%) C#
3 11 (6.63%) Java
4 10 (6.02%) C
5 9 (5.42%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.82%) C++
7 3 (1.81%) VB
7 3 (1.81%) Fortran
8 2 (1.20%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.20%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.60%) VB6
9 1 (0.60%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 51 (30.72%) ISEB
2 50 (30.12%) ISTQB
3 19 (11.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (7.83%) Degree
5 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.60%) HNC
6 1 (0.60%) HND
6 1 (0.60%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (28.92%) QA
2 14 (8.43%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (4.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (10.84%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.61%) HP
3 4 (2.41%) Symbian
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle
4 2 (1.20%) Adobe
4 2 (1.20%) VMware
4 2 (1.20%) Telerik
5 1 (0.60%) Appcelerator
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £44000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mobile Fun Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 11 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 11 days ago
Worcestershire
Explore Group
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 per year
Posted: 24 days ago