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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 149 178 136
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -42
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 65 37 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.15% 0.70% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 0.89% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 62 31 48
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +15.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,600 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £51,350 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
4641 4138 3485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.94% 78.12% 75.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4076 3525 3016
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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
(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
Staffordshire +23 24 £35,000 +40.00% 5
Birmingham -4 22 £32,250 -7.85% 3
Worcestershire +11 10 £30,250 +68.05%
Warwickshire -10 3 £38,000 +5.55%
Coventry -13 2 £44,750 -12.85% 1
Dudley - 2 £30,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £31,500 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 62 (45.59%) QA
2 51 (37.50%) SQL
3 46 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (30.88%) ISEB
5 40 (29.41%) Test Scripting
6 31 (22.79%) Automated Testing
7 30 (22.06%) ISTQB
8 29 (21.32%) .NET
9 28 (20.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 26 (19.12%) E-Commerce
11 24 (17.65%) C#
11 24 (17.65%) Finance
12 22 (16.18%) Selenium
13 21 (15.44%) System Testing
13 21 (15.44%) Microsoft
14 20 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
14 20 (14.71%) Relational Database
15 18 (13.24%) Java
15 18 (13.24%) SQL Server
15 18 (13.24%) Manual Testing
16 17 (12.50%) WebDriver
16 17 (12.50%) Degree
17 16 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (11.76%) MS Excel
18 15 (11.03%) HTML
19 13 (9.56%) C++
19 13 (9.56%) Continuous Improvement
19 13 (9.56%) Web Testing
20 12 (8.82%) Integration Testing
20 12 (8.82%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 6 (4.41%) IIS
2 2 (1.47%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.74%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 16 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.47%) MS Office
4 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.68%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.74%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.47%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.47%) Firewall
2 1 (0.74%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.71%) Relational Database
2 18 (13.24%) SQL Server
3 12 (8.82%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.47%) MS Access
5 2 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.74%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.74%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (16.18%) Selenium
2 17 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 10 (7.35%) Visual Studio
4 6 (4.41%) JIRA
5 3 (2.21%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.47%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (1.47%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.74%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.74%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.74%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.74%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.74%) JMeter
7 1 (0.74%) Maven
7 1 (0.74%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.74%) JUnit
General
1 24 (17.65%) Finance
2 9 (6.62%) Back Office
3 7 (5.15%) Billing
4 6 (4.41%) Retail
5 5 (3.68%) Games
6 3 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (51.47%) Analyst
2 52 (38.24%) Test Analyst
3 28 (20.59%) Tester
4 19 (13.97%) QA Analyst
5 16 (11.76%) Software Test Analyst
6 13 (9.56%) Developer
6 13 (9.56%) Software Tester
7 12 (8.82%) .NET Developer
8 8 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (5.15%) Test Team Leader
9 7 (5.15%) Team Leader
9 7 (5.15%) Test Manager
10 6 (4.41%) Test Engineer
10 6 (4.41%) Quality Analyst
10 6 (4.41%) QA Test Analyst
11 5 (3.68%) Senior .NET Developer
11 5 (3.68%) Junior Analyst
11 5 (3.68%) Junior
11 5 (3.68%) Senior Developer
12 4 (2.94%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.32%) .NET
2 15 (11.03%) HTML
3 12 (8.82%) Web Services
4 11 (8.09%) ASP.NET
5 10 (7.35%) XML
6 7 (5.15%) Ajax
6 7 (5.15%) RESTful
6 7 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (4.41%) J2EE
8 5 (3.68%) XSL
9 2 (1.47%) CSS
10 1 (0.74%) JDBC
10 1 (0.74%) JSP
10 1 (0.74%) Classic ASP
10 1 (0.74%) XSD
10 1 (0.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.74%) Dapper ORM
10 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.09%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.15%) GIS
4 6 (4.41%) Smart Meter
5 5 (3.68%) User Experience
6 4 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.21%) CCTV
7 3 (2.21%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.47%) Open Source
8 2 (1.47%) EPoS
9 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.74%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.74%) Statistics
9 1 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.88%) UNIX
1 8 (5.88%) Windows
2 3 (2.21%) Linux
2 3 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (2.21%) Android
2 3 (2.21%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
3 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (29.41%) Test Scripting
3 31 (22.79%) Automated Testing
4 26 (19.12%) E-Commerce
5 21 (15.44%) System Testing
6 20 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (13.24%) Manual Testing
8 13 (9.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (9.56%) Web Testing
9 12 (8.82%) Integration Testing
9 12 (8.82%) OO
10 11 (8.09%) Regression Testing
11 10 (7.35%) Quality Management
11 10 (7.35%) QMS
12 9 (6.62%) Web Development
12 9 (6.62%) Automation Testing
12 9 (6.62%) Scrum
12 9 (6.62%) MVC
12 9 (6.62%) ITIL
13 8 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 51 (37.50%) SQL
2 24 (17.65%) C#
3 18 (13.24%) Java
4 13 (9.56%) C++
5 9 (6.62%) JavaScript
6 8 (5.88%) VB.NET
7 5 (3.68%) PHP
8 3 (2.21%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.21%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.74%) Groovy
9 1 (0.74%) VBScript
9 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (30.88%) ISEB
2 30 (22.06%) ISTQB
3 28 (20.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (12.50%) Degree
5 2 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.74%) CSQA
6 1 (0.74%) CSQE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (45.59%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (15.44%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.35%) Oracle
3 6 (4.41%) HP
4 3 (2.21%) VMware
5 2 (1.47%) Telerik
6 1 (0.74%) Appcelerator
Staffordshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: Up to £22k + pkg
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum + Bonus + Corporate benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + corporate package
Posted: 26 days ago