The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 139 133 128
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 69 78 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.28% 1.40% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.82% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 52 59 55
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £20,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,350 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4095 4286 3643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.88% 76.78% 74.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3395 3616 3124
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -1 19 £45,000 +32.35%
Birmingham -8 15 £35,000 +27.27% 2
Coventry +9 14 £38,000 +90.00% 2
Worcestershire -6 7 £35,000 -30.00%
Warwickshire +5 6 £32,750 -6.42%
Solihull -6 5 £32,500 -7.14%
Dudley - 3 £30,000 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 55 (48.67%) QA
2 47 (41.59%) ISEB
3 35 (30.97%) SQL
4 27 (23.89%) Test Scripting
5 25 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (17.70%) Automated Testing
7 19 (16.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 18 (15.93%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (15.93%) Back Office
9 17 (15.04%) XML
10 15 (13.27%) UNIX
10 15 (13.27%) Oracle
10 15 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (13.27%) ISTQB
10 15 (13.27%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (12.39%) .NET
11 14 (12.39%) Microsoft
11 14 (12.39%) E-Commerce
12 13 (11.50%) HTML
12 13 (11.50%) Web Testing
13 12 (10.62%) Finance
13 12 (10.62%) Scrum
13 12 (10.62%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (9.73%) MS Excel
14 11 (9.73%) Java
15 10 (8.85%) J2EE
15 10 (8.85%) SQL Server
15 10 (8.85%) SharePoint
15 10 (8.85%) SOA
15 10 (8.85%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (8.85%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.31%) Apache Solr
2 6 (5.31%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.42%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (9.73%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.08%) MS Office
3 5 (4.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.88%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.62%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (8.85%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.19%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.31%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.42%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.88%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (5.31%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (4.42%) Selenium
3 3 (2.65%) LoadRunner
3 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.65%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.65%) JIRA
4 2 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.77%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.88%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.88%) MSTest
General
1 18 (15.93%) Back Office
2 12 (10.62%) Finance
3 7 (6.19%) Games
4 4 (3.54%) Billing
4 4 (3.54%) Retail
5 3 (2.65%) Electronics
5 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (36.28%) Analyst
2 36 (31.86%) Test Analyst
3 21 (18.58%) Tester
4 13 (11.50%) Developer
5 12 (10.62%) Software Tester
6 10 (8.85%) Test Team Leader
6 10 (8.85%) Team Leader
6 10 (8.85%) Test Manager
7 8 (7.08%) Software Test Analyst
7 8 (7.08%) QA Manager
8 7 (6.19%) Consultant
8 7 (6.19%) QA Analyst
8 7 (6.19%) Test Consultant
9 6 (5.31%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 6 (5.31%) J2EE Developer
9 6 (5.31%) Java Developer
9 6 (5.31%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.42%) .NET Developer
10 5 (4.42%) Applications Tester
10 5 (4.42%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.04%) XML
2 14 (12.39%) .NET
3 13 (11.50%) HTML
4 10 (8.85%) J2EE
5 8 (7.08%) CSS
6 7 (6.19%) XSD
7 6 (5.31%) RESTful
7 6 (5.31%) REST
7 6 (5.31%) JSON
7 6 (5.31%) Grails
7 6 (5.31%) DOM
7 6 (5.31%) SOAP
7 6 (5.31%) SAX
8 5 (4.42%) Web Services
8 5 (4.42%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.31%) Social Media
2 4 (3.54%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.77%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.77%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.88%) EPoS
4 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.27%) UNIX
2 9 (7.96%) Linux
3 6 (5.31%) Windows
4 2 (1.77%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.89%) Test Scripting
2 25 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (17.70%) Automated Testing
4 18 (15.93%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (13.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (12.39%) E-Commerce
7 13 (11.50%) Web Testing
8 12 (10.62%) Scrum
9 10 (8.85%) SOA
9 10 (8.85%) ETL
9 10 (8.85%) B2B
9 10 (8.85%) B2C
10 9 (7.96%) CRM
10 9 (7.96%) Configuration Management
10 9 (7.96%) ITIL
10 9 (7.96%) Test Management
10 9 (7.96%) Manual Testing
11 8 (7.08%) Test Strategy
12 7 (6.19%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (30.97%) SQL
2 11 (9.73%) Java
3 8 (7.08%) Shell Script
4 7 (6.19%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.19%) C#
5 6 (5.31%) Groovy
6 5 (4.42%) VB
6 5 (4.42%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.54%) PHP
8 3 (2.65%) Python
8 3 (2.65%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.77%) C++
9 2 (1.77%) VBScript
10 1 (0.88%) VC++
Qualifications
1 47 (41.59%) ISEB
2 19 (16.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (13.27%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.54%) CSQA
4 4 (3.54%) CSQE
5 3 (2.65%) HNC
5 3 (2.65%) HND
5 3 (2.65%) Degree
5 3 (2.65%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (48.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (13.27%) Oracle
2 14 (12.39%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.54%) SAP
4 3 (2.65%) Telerik
5 2 (1.77%) HP
5 2 (1.77%) VMware
6 1 (0.88%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.88%) IBM
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Conspicuous
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Share Opt
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, Midlands
Trinity
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Connect
Salary: Competitive, Depending on experience
Posted: 25 days ago