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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 132 115 160
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +45
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 108 107 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.89% 2.01% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 2.31% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 81 84 71
Median salary £35,000 £32,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +1.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,800 £45,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
5034 4623 4751
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 88.10% 86.70% 84.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3957 3834 3998
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £69,000 £63,299
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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham -5 45 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Staffordshire -11 21 £35,000 +22.80% 1
Wolverhampton +6 13 £35,000 +27.27%
Coventry +1 11 £42,500 -
Warwickshire +2 10 £33,000 +1.53% 1
West Bromwich +8 3 £32,000 +6.66%
Worcestershire +15 2 £29,250 -35.00%
Walsall +2 2 £32,500 - 1
Dudley - 1 £32,500 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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.

1 102 (48.11%) QA
2 83 (39.15%) SDLC
3 69 (32.55%) ISEB
4 64 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (29.72%) SQL
6 52 (24.53%) Automated Testing
7 51 (24.06%) Test Scripting
8 46 (21.70%) Test Planning
9 45 (21.23%) Java
10 42 (19.81%) Degree
11 40 (18.87%) ISTQB
12 37 (17.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 36 (16.98%) C#
13 36 (16.98%) MS Excel
14 35 (16.51%) Microsoft
14 35 (16.51%) .NET
14 35 (16.51%) Finance
15 34 (16.04%) Defect Management
16 33 (15.57%) Selenium
17 32 (15.09%) JIRA
17 32 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
17 32 (15.09%) Test Automation
18 31 (14.62%) Scrum
19 26 (12.26%) XML
19 26 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
20 25 (11.79%) Automation Testing
21 24 (11.32%) JavaScript
22 23 (10.85%) ASP.NET
22 23 (10.85%) Manual Testing
23 22 (10.38%) MS Office

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 6 (2.83%) Documentum
1 6 (2.83%) FileNet
2 3 (1.42%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 36 (16.98%) MS Excel
2 22 (10.38%) MS Office
3 2 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (4.25%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.42%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.47%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.47%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.02%) SaaS
2 16 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (7.55%) Amazon EC2
2 16 (7.55%) IaaS
2 16 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (7.55%) PaaS
3 2 (0.94%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.42%) Internet
2 2 (0.94%) HTTP
2 2 (0.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.30%) MS Access
2 7 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.42%) QlikView
3 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.94%) DB2
5 1 (0.47%) Cognos Query Studio
5 1 (0.47%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.47%) MySQL
5 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.47%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (15.57%) Selenium
2 32 (15.09%) JIRA
3 14 (6.60%) Jenkins
4 12 (5.66%) Cucumber
5 11 (5.19%) WebDriver
6 8 (3.77%) Mercurial
7 7 (3.30%) QADirector
7 7 (3.30%) TestPartner
8 6 (2.83%) Ant
8 6 (2.83%) Git (software)
8 6 (2.83%) HP UFT
8 6 (2.83%) Hudson
9 5 (2.36%) Bugzilla
9 5 (2.36%) RSpec
10 4 (1.89%) WATIR
11 3 (1.42%) Concordion
11 3 (1.42%) NUnit
11 3 (1.42%) Ranorex
11 3 (1.42%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (16.51%) Finance
2 20 (9.43%) Retail
3 17 (8.02%) Games
4 8 (3.77%) Banking
5 6 (2.83%) Back Office
6 4 (1.89%) Billing
6 4 (1.89%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.94%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.94%) Automotive
7 2 (0.94%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (29.72%) Tester
2 61 (28.77%) Analyst
3 57 (26.89%) Software Tester
4 50 (23.58%) Test Analyst
5 32 (15.09%) Software Analyst
6 30 (14.15%) Software Test Analyst
7 21 (9.91%) Automation Tester
8 20 (9.43%) Consultant
9 16 (7.55%) Automation Engineer
9 16 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (7.55%) Test Engineer
9 16 (7.55%) VMware Engineer
10 14 (6.60%) Test Leader
11 13 (6.13%) Developer
12 12 (5.66%) Manual Tester
12 12 (5.66%) QA Tester
12 12 (5.66%) Software QA Tester
13 11 (5.19%) QA Analyst
13 11 (5.19%) Team Leader
13 11 (5.19%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (16.51%) .NET
2 26 (12.26%) XML
3 23 (10.85%) ASP.NET
4 19 (8.96%) Web Services
5 13 (6.13%) HTML
6 5 (2.36%) J2EE
6 5 (2.36%) REST
6 5 (2.36%) SOAP
7 4 (1.89%) ADO.NET
7 4 (1.89%) WinForms
7 4 (1.89%) WPF
8 3 (1.42%) Ajax
8 3 (1.42%) CSS
8 3 (1.42%) jQuery
8 3 (1.42%) WCF
9 2 (0.94%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.47%) CSS3
10 1 (0.47%) HTML5
10 1 (0.47%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (9.91%) Mobile App
3 16 (7.55%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.55%) Public Cloud
4 13 (6.13%) Computer Science
5 11 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (4.25%) Client/Server
7 8 (3.77%) iPad
7 8 (3.77%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.36%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.89%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.94%) AS400
10 2 (0.94%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.47%) Online Games
11 1 (0.47%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.96%) Windows
2 10 (4.72%) Linux
3 8 (3.77%) Unix
4 7 (3.30%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.94%) Android
6 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (39.15%) SDLC
2 64 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (24.53%) Automated Testing
4 51 (24.06%) Test Scripting
5 46 (21.70%) Test Planning
6 34 (16.04%) Defect Management
7 32 (15.09%) Test Automation
7 32 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 31 (14.62%) Scrum
9 25 (11.79%) Automation Testing
10 23 (10.85%) Manual Testing
11 21 (9.91%) Migration
12 20 (9.43%) Regression Testing
13 18 (8.49%) E-Commerce
14 16 (7.55%) Defect Tracking
14 16 (7.55%) Project Management
14 16 (7.55%) Test Strategy
15 15 (7.08%) Functional Testing
15 15 (7.08%) Test Management
16 14 (6.60%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (29.72%) SQL
2 45 (21.23%) Java
3 36 (16.98%) C#
4 24 (11.32%) JavaScript
5 17 (8.02%) C
6 16 (7.55%) PHP
7 9 (4.25%) C++
8 7 (3.30%) Ruby
8 7 (3.30%) VB
8 7 (3.30%) VBA
9 6 (2.83%) Python
10 5 (2.36%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.36%) Perl
11 4 (1.89%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.42%) Fortran
13 2 (0.94%) Scala
13 2 (0.94%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.47%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (32.55%) ISEB
2 42 (19.81%) Degree
3 40 (18.87%) ISTQB
4 37 (17.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (4.72%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (48.11%) QA
2 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.94%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.47%) TickIT
System Software
1 16 (7.55%) Virtual Machines
1 16 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (7.55%) SCVMM
1 16 (7.55%) vRealize
2 4 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (16.51%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.55%) VMware
3 14 (6.60%) Oracle
4 9 (4.25%) PayPal
5 6 (2.83%) HP
6 4 (1.89%) SAP
7 2 (0.94%) Google
8 1 (0.47%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.47%) Cognos
8 1 (0.47%) IBM
8 1 (0.47%) Informatica
8 1 (0.47%) Pegasus
8 1 (0.47%) Sage
8 1 (0.47%) SOASTA, Inc
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary - Please contact for details
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £27500 - £32500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Walsall
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 25 days ago