The table below looks at the statistics for System 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 System Testing over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 172 190 187
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -3
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 44 21 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.78% 0.41% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.52% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 37 12 19
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,600 £39,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
System 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
4643 4040 3685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.28% 78.11% 76.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4091 3427 3204
Average salary £41,902 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

System Testing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the West Midlands region.

System Testing Salary Trend in the West Midlands

System Testing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing System Testing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

System Testing Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

System 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 System Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 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
Birmingham -10 17 £32,500 -28.96% 1
Worcestershire - 8 £22,500 - 2
Warwickshire -1 5 £32,250 +17.27%
Coventry -9 3 £32,000 -1.53% 1
Walsall -4 2 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £37,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £27,500 -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing System 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 System Testing.

1 39 (45.35%) SQL
2 30 (34.88%) QA
2 30 (34.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (30.23%) Finance
4 22 (25.58%) Integration Testing
4 22 (25.58%) Software Testing
5 20 (23.26%) Degree
6 19 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (17.44%) .NET
7 15 (17.44%) Oracle
7 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
8 14 (16.28%) SQL Server
8 14 (16.28%) UNIX
8 14 (16.28%) Manual Testing
9 13 (15.12%) Test Scripting
9 13 (15.12%) ISEB
9 13 (15.12%) CRM
10 12 (13.95%) Windows
10 12 (13.95%) Project Management
11 11 (12.79%) MS Excel
11 11 (12.79%) Relational Database
12 10 (11.63%) Business Analysis
12 10 (11.63%) SAP
12 10 (11.63%) HTML
13 9 (10.47%) Test Automation
14 8 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (9.30%) ISTQB
15 7 (8.14%) J2EE
15 7 (8.14%) VB
15 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing System 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 System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.98%) GlassFish
2 5 (5.81%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.16%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (12.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.33%) S-PLUS
2 2 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (8.14%) Servitor
2 5 (5.81%) Magento
3 2 (2.33%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (2.33%) SAP CO
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (2.33%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.16%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.16%) SAP FSCM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.33%) Firewall
2 2 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.79%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.98%) DTS
4 5 (5.81%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.49%) Ingres
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.16%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Eclipse
2 5 (5.81%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.33%) Selenium
4 1 (1.16%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 26 (30.23%) Finance
2 2 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.33%) Retail
2 2 (2.33%) Billing
2 2 (2.33%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 47 (54.65%) Analyst
2 19 (22.09%) Business Analyst
3 17 (19.77%) Test Analyst
4 10 (11.63%) Tester
4 10 (11.63%) Developer
5 8 (9.30%) Test Manager
5 8 (9.30%) QA Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) Software Test Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) Consultant
6 7 (8.14%) Systems Analyst
7 6 (6.98%) Web Developer
7 6 (6.98%) Quality Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.81%) Architect
8 5 (5.81%) CRM Architect
8 5 (5.81%) CRM Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.65%) Systems Manager
10 3 (3.49%) Applications Support
10 3 (3.49%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.44%) .NET
2 10 (11.63%) HTML
3 7 (8.14%) J2EE
3 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET
4 6 (6.98%) ADO
4 6 (6.98%) ODBC
4 6 (6.98%) ActiveX
4 6 (6.98%) OLE
4 6 (6.98%) DAO
4 6 (6.98%) JSON
5 3 (3.49%) XHTML
5 3 (3.49%) COM
6 2 (2.33%) WPF
6 2 (2.33%) Silverlight
6 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.16%) HTML5
7 1 (1.16%) LINQ
7 1 (1.16%) WCF
7 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.16%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.81%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.49%) NHS
3 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.49%) CCTV
3 3 (3.49%) Informatics
4 2 (2.33%) User Experience
4 2 (2.33%) SCADA
5 1 (1.16%) Telematics
5 1 (1.16%) Statistics
5 1 (1.16%) AS400
5 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.16%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.28%) UNIX
2 12 (13.95%) Windows
3 4 (4.65%) Linux
3 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.88%) User Acceptance Testing
2 22 (25.58%) Integration Testing
2 22 (25.58%) Software Testing
3 19 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (16.28%) Manual Testing
5 13 (15.12%) Test Scripting
5 13 (15.12%) CRM
6 12 (13.95%) Project Management
7 10 (11.63%) Business Analysis
8 9 (10.47%) Test Automation
9 7 (8.14%) Unit Testing
9 7 (8.14%) Automated Testing
9 7 (8.14%) ERP
10 6 (6.98%) E-Commerce
10 6 (6.98%) Test Strategy
10 6 (6.98%) Mentoring
11 5 (5.81%) Test Planning
11 5 (5.81%) QMS
11 5 (5.81%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (5.81%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 39 (45.35%) SQL
2 7 (8.14%) PL/SQL
2 7 (8.14%) VB
3 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.81%) C++
5 4 (4.65%) Java
5 4 (4.65%) C
5 4 (4.65%) VBA
6 3 (3.49%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.49%) MapBasic
6 3 (3.49%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.49%) C#
6 3 (3.49%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.49%) VBScript
7 1 (1.16%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (23.26%) Degree
2 13 (15.12%) ISEB
3 8 (9.30%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.33%) HND
6 1 (1.16%) ACCA
6 1 (1.16%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (34.88%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (17.44%) Oracle
1 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.63%) SAP
3 5 (5.81%) ATG
3 5 (5.81%) hybris
4 2 (2.33%) VMware
4 2 (2.33%) Cognos
4 2 (2.33%) Pegasus
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Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits
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