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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 158 109 132
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +23
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 58 118 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.19% 2.26% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 2.60% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 45 94 55
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
4335 4542 4244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 88.80% 87.03% 85.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3370 3763 3695
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire +13 21 £40,000 +23.07% 3
Birmingham -34 19 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Warwickshire +12 5 £45,000 - 1
Dudley +15 3 £40,000 +70.21%
Coventry -4 3 £34,000 -20.00%
Worcestershire -17 3 £30,000 -7.69%
Wolverhampton +9 2 - -
Solihull -14 1 £30,000 -40.00%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £28,500 -
Walsall - 1 £32,500 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 63 (40.38%) QA
2 49 (31.41%) SDLC
3 48 (30.77%) ISEB
4 45 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (27.56%) SQL
6 42 (26.92%) Automated Testing
7 39 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 28 (17.95%) Java
9 26 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 25 (16.03%) ISTQB
11 23 (14.74%) MS Excel
12 22 (14.10%) Test Planning
13 21 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 21 (13.46%) JIRA
14 20 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
14 20 (12.82%) E-Commerce
14 20 (12.82%) .NET
14 20 (12.82%) Defect Management
15 18 (11.54%) Selenium
15 18 (11.54%) Degree
15 18 (11.54%) Scrum
15 18 (11.54%) C
16 17 (10.90%) JavaScript
16 17 (10.90%) Migration
16 17 (10.90%) Test Automation
16 17 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (10.26%) C#
18 14 (8.97%) SQL Server
18 14 (8.97%) Manual Testing
18 14 (8.97%) Cucumber

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.28%) Documentum
1 2 (1.28%) FileNet
1 2 (1.28%) SAS
2 1 (0.64%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (14.74%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.41%) MS Office
3 3 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (6.41%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.92%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.49%) SaaS
3 6 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (3.85%) IaaS
3 6 (3.85%) PaaS
4 2 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.64%) Internet
1 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.56%) QlikView
4 2 (1.28%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.28%) Cognos Query Studio
4 2 (1.28%) DB2
4 2 (1.28%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (1.28%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.64%) MySQL
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (13.46%) JIRA
2 18 (11.54%) Selenium
3 14 (8.97%) Cucumber
4 13 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 11 (7.05%) WebDriver
6 6 (3.85%) Mercurial
7 5 (3.21%) Bugzilla
7 5 (3.21%) Git (software)
7 5 (3.21%) Hudson
7 5 (3.21%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.56%) Ant
8 4 (2.56%) RSpec
8 4 (2.56%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.92%) Concordion
9 3 (1.92%) HP UFT
9 3 (1.92%) JMeter
9 3 (1.92%) JUnit
9 3 (1.92%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.92%) WATIR
10 2 (1.28%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (8.33%) Finance
2 12 (7.69%) Retail
3 7 (4.49%) Banking
4 6 (3.85%) Retail Banking
5 5 (3.21%) Games
6 3 (1.92%) Automotive
6 3 (1.92%) Billing
6 3 (1.92%) Legal
7 1 (0.64%) Advertising
7 1 (0.64%) Back Office
7 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (26.92%) Analyst
2 41 (26.28%) Tester
3 34 (21.79%) Software Tester
4 32 (20.51%) Test Analyst
5 20 (12.82%) Team Leader
6 19 (12.18%) Software Analyst
6 19 (12.18%) Software Test Analyst
7 17 (10.90%) Test Team Leader
8 16 (10.26%) Consultant
9 13 (8.33%) Test Leader
10 11 (7.05%) Automation Tester
11 10 (6.41%) Developer
11 10 (6.41%) Testing Consultant
12 8 (5.13%) Test Engineer
13 7 (4.49%) Business Analyst
13 7 (4.49%) Manual Tester
13 7 (4.49%) Software Team Leader
13 7 (4.49%) Web Tester
14 6 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
14 6 (3.85%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.82%) .NET
2 12 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 11 (7.05%) Web Services
4 9 (5.77%) XML
5 6 (3.85%) HTML
6 5 (3.21%) J2EE
6 5 (3.21%) SOAP
7 4 (2.56%) REST
8 3 (1.92%) ADO.NET
8 3 (1.92%) WCF
8 3 (1.92%) WinForms
8 3 (1.92%) WPF
9 2 (1.28%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (1.28%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.28%) HornetQ
9 2 (1.28%) JMS
9 2 (1.28%) Kafka
9 2 (1.28%) Node.js
9 2 (1.28%) RESTful
10 1 (0.64%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.85%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.21%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.21%) iPad
5 2 (1.28%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.28%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.28%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.28%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.28%) User Experience
6 1 (0.64%) AS400
6 1 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.64%) iPhone
6 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.64%) Online Games
6 1 (0.64%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.69%) Windows
2 9 (5.77%) Linux
3 7 (4.49%) Unix
4 2 (1.28%) Android
4 2 (1.28%) CentOS
4 2 (1.28%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.64%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.64%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.64%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (31.41%) SDLC
2 45 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (26.92%) Automated Testing
4 39 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 22 (14.10%) Test Planning
6 20 (12.82%) Defect Management
6 20 (12.82%) E-Commerce
6 20 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (11.54%) Scrum
8 17 (10.90%) Migration
8 17 (10.90%) Test Automation
9 14 (8.97%) Functional Testing
9 14 (8.97%) Manual Testing
10 13 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
10 13 (8.33%) Time Management
11 12 (7.69%) Automation Testing
12 11 (7.05%) Mentoring
13 10 (6.41%) Data Migration
14 9 (5.77%) BDD
14 9 (5.77%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.56%) SQL
2 28 (17.95%) Java
3 18 (11.54%) C
4 17 (10.90%) JavaScript
5 16 (10.26%) C#
6 9 (5.77%) Python
7 8 (5.13%) PHP
8 7 (4.49%) C++
9 6 (3.85%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.85%) Ruby
9 6 (3.85%) T-SQL
10 5 (3.21%) Perl
11 2 (1.28%) Groovy
11 2 (1.28%) Scala
11 2 (1.28%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.64%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.64%) Lua
12 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (30.77%) ISEB
2 25 (16.03%) ISTQB
3 21 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (11.54%) Degree
5 2 (1.28%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (40.38%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.64%) ISO13485
2 1 (0.64%) MISRA
2 1 (0.64%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.28%) Docker
3 2 (1.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (3.85%) SCVMM
1 6 (3.85%) vRealize
2 2 (1.28%) Consul
2 2 (1.28%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.28%) Mesos
2 2 (1.28%) Nagios
2 2 (1.28%) Puppet
2 2 (1.28%) StatsD
2 2 (1.28%) Terraform
3 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.41%) Oracle
2 10 (6.41%) PayPal
3 8 (5.13%) VMware
4 5 (3.21%) SAP
5 2 (1.28%) Ab Initio
5 2 (1.28%) Cognos
5 2 (1.28%) Google
5 2 (1.28%) IBM
5 2 (1.28%) Informatica
5 2 (1.28%) New Relic
6 1 (0.64%) Epicor
6 1 (0.64%) HP
6 1 (0.64%) QNX
6 1 (0.64%) Zend
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £27500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Posted: 14 days ago