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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 148 157 140
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -17
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 75 54 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.34% 0.99% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.27% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 71 42 46
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,600 £51,350 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
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
4446 4252 3670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.38% 78.15% 75.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3712 3600 3118
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 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 September 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 +6 23 £35,000 +36.58% 3
Birmingham -3 21 £32,000 +6.66% 3
Worcestershire +7 11 £30,500 +79.41% 1
Warwickshire -4 5 £27,500 -10.56%
Dudley - 5 £30,000 -
Solihull +3 3 £35,000 +4.47%
West Bromwich +5 2 £31,500 -
Coventry -12 2 £38,750 -24.53%
Wolverhampton - 1 £37,000 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 63 (46.32%) QA
2 50 (36.76%) SQL
3 49 (36.03%) ISEB
4 46 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (28.68%) Test Scripting
6 30 (22.06%) Automated Testing
7 29 (21.32%) .NET
8 26 (19.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 21 (15.44%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (15.44%) Back Office
10 20 (14.71%) E-Commerce
11 19 (13.97%) ISTQB
12 18 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (13.24%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (13.24%) C#
13 17 (12.50%) Manual Testing
14 16 (11.76%) HTML
14 16 (11.76%) Java
15 15 (11.03%) Microsoft
15 15 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (11.03%) System Testing
15 15 (11.03%) Web Testing
16 14 (10.29%) Selenium
16 14 (10.29%) Finance
17 13 (9.56%) MS Excel
17 13 (9.56%) SQL Server
17 13 (9.56%) XML
17 13 (9.56%) Relational Database
18 12 (8.82%) QMS
18 12 (8.82%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (7.35%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.68%) IIS
3 2 (1.47%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.47%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 13 (9.56%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (4.41%) MS Office
4 4 (2.94%) MS Project
5 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.68%) Servitor
2 3 (2.21%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.47%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.56%) SQL Server
1 13 (9.56%) Relational Database
2 12 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (8.09%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.68%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.74%) MS Access
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (10.29%) Selenium
2 9 (6.62%) WebDriver
3 6 (4.41%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.68%) JIRA
5 4 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (2.94%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.21%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.21%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.74%) JUnit
8 1 (0.74%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.74%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.74%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.74%) MSTest
General
1 21 (15.44%) Back Office
2 14 (10.29%) Finance
3 9 (6.62%) Games
4 4 (2.94%) Retail
4 4 (2.94%) Billing
5 3 (2.21%) Electronics
5 3 (2.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (41.91%) Analyst
2 42 (30.88%) Test Analyst
3 32 (23.53%) Tester
4 15 (11.03%) Software Tester
5 14 (10.29%) Developer
5 14 (10.29%) Software Test Analyst
6 12 (8.82%) QA Analyst
7 11 (8.09%) .NET Developer
8 10 (7.35%) Test Team Leader
8 10 (7.35%) Team Leader
9 9 (6.62%) Test Manager
10 7 (5.15%) Consultant
10 7 (5.15%) Test Consultant
11 6 (4.41%) Quality Analyst
11 6 (4.41%) QA Manager
12 5 (3.68%) Senior Developer
12 5 (3.68%) Applications Tester
12 5 (3.68%) Senior .NET Developer
13 4 (2.94%) Software Consultant
13 4 (2.94%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.32%) .NET
2 16 (11.76%) HTML
3 13 (9.56%) XML
4 11 (8.09%) Web Services
5 9 (6.62%) ASP.NET
6 8 (5.88%) RESTful
7 7 (5.15%) J2EE
8 6 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (4.41%) Ajax
9 5 (3.68%) XSL
9 5 (3.68%) CSS
10 3 (2.21%) XSD
11 2 (1.47%) DOM
11 2 (1.47%) SOAP
11 2 (1.47%) SAX
11 2 (1.47%) JSON
11 2 (1.47%) Grails
11 2 (1.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.62%) User Experience
3 8 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.41%) GIS
5 4 (2.94%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.21%) CCTV
6 3 (2.21%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.47%) EPoS
7 2 (1.47%) Social Media
7 2 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.74%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.74%) Statistics
8 1 (0.74%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.74%) Open Source
8 1 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.88%) UNIX
2 5 (3.68%) Windows
2 5 (3.68%) Linux
3 2 (1.47%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (28.68%) Test Scripting
3 30 (22.06%) Automated Testing
4 21 (15.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (14.71%) E-Commerce
6 18 (13.24%) Continuous Improvement
7 17 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 15 (11.03%) System Testing
8 15 (11.03%) Web Testing
8 15 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (8.82%) Quality Management
9 12 (8.82%) QMS
10 11 (8.09%) ITIL
10 11 (8.09%) OO
11 10 (7.35%) SOA
11 10 (7.35%) ETL
11 10 (7.35%) Scrum
12 9 (6.62%) Configuration Management
12 9 (6.62%) Mentoring
13 8 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 50 (36.76%) SQL
2 18 (13.24%) C#
3 16 (11.76%) Java
4 8 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.88%) VB.NET
5 7 (5.15%) PHP
5 7 (5.15%) C++
6 4 (2.94%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.21%) Python
7 3 (2.21%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.21%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.47%) VBScript
8 2 (1.47%) Groovy
9 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (36.03%) ISEB
2 26 (19.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 19 (13.97%) ISTQB
4 9 (6.62%) Degree
5 3 (2.21%) CSQA
5 3 (2.21%) CSQE
5 3 (2.21%) HNC
5 3 (2.21%) HND
5 3 (2.21%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (46.32%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (11.03%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.09%) Oracle
3 4 (2.94%) SAP
4 2 (1.47%) HP
4 2 (1.47%) VMware
5 1 (0.74%) Telerik
5 1 (0.74%) IBM
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + part-time hours
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £24k - 26k per year
Posted: 22 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Non contrib Pension,
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: To £25k + bns + pkg
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Posted: 4 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Connect
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 12 days ago