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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 174 141 168
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +27
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 32 48 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.62% 1.07% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 1.32% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 30 46 29
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -22.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,150 £27,850 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,025 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £36,800
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +5.97%
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
4104 3640 3687
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.08% 81.05% 76.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3437 2966 3105
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +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 26 March 2015.

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 26 March 2015. 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 +12 23 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Staffordshire - 5 £41,250 - 1
Warwickshire -29 2 £29,000 -31.76%
Herefordshire - 1 £35,000 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 48 (59.26%) User Acceptance Testing
2 35 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (35.80%) Test Automation
4 26 (32.10%) ISEB
4 26 (32.10%) Scrum
5 25 (30.86%) UML
6 24 (29.63%) SQL
6 24 (29.63%) Kanban
7 21 (25.93%) QA
8 18 (22.22%) Finance
8 18 (22.22%) Integration Testing
9 17 (20.99%) Software Testing
10 16 (19.75%) Relational Database
11 11 (13.58%) Microsoft
12 10 (12.35%) HTML
12 10 (12.35%) Windows
12 10 (12.35%) Degree
13 8 (9.88%) CRM
13 8 (9.88%) Dynamics CRM
14 7 (8.64%) JavaScript
14 7 (8.64%) SQL Server
14 7 (8.64%) ADO
14 7 (8.64%) ODBC
14 7 (8.64%) ActiveX
14 7 (8.64%) DTS
14 7 (8.64%) Eclipse
14 7 (8.64%) OLE
14 7 (8.64%) DAO
14 7 (8.64%) JSON
14 7 (8.64%) GlassFish

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 7 (8.64%) GlassFish
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.47%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 8 (9.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (2.47%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.47%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.47%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.23%) SAP FSCM
3 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.17%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.70%) HTTP
3 2 (2.47%) Internet
3 2 (2.47%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.75%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.64%) DTS
2 7 (8.64%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.94%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (4.94%) Ingres
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Eclipse
2 5 (6.17%) Selenium
3 1 (1.23%) AccuRev
3 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.23%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.23%) Mocha
3 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.23%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.23%) NUnit
3 1 (1.23%) JIRA
3 1 (1.23%) WATIR
3 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Billing
2 2 (2.47%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 55 (67.90%) Analyst
2 31 (38.27%) Business Analyst
3 24 (29.63%) Agile Business Analyst
4 21 (25.93%) Test Analyst
5 10 (12.35%) Software Test Analyst
6 7 (8.64%) Developer
7 6 (7.41%) Tester
7 6 (7.41%) Web Developer
8 4 (4.94%) Consultant
8 4 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.94%) Applications Developer
8 4 (4.94%) Architect
8 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.94%) CRM Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.94%) CRM Architect
9 3 (3.70%) Web Applications Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Trainee Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Trainee Web Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Trainee
9 3 (3.70%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.35%) HTML
2 7 (8.64%) ADO
2 7 (8.64%) ODBC
2 7 (8.64%) ActiveX
2 7 (8.64%) OLE
2 7 (8.64%) DAO
2 7 (8.64%) JSON
3 4 (4.94%) COM
4 3 (3.70%) XHTML
5 2 (2.47%) HTML5
6 1 (1.23%) WPF
6 1 (1.23%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.23%) CSS
6 1 (1.23%) XML
6 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.23%) .NET
6 1 (1.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.70%) CCTV
1 3 (3.70%) User Experience
1 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.35%) Windows
2 5 (6.17%) UNIX
3 2 (2.47%) Linux
3 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.47%) Android
3 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (59.26%) User Acceptance Testing
2 35 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (35.80%) Test Automation
4 26 (32.10%) Scrum
5 25 (30.86%) UML
6 24 (29.63%) Kanban
7 18 (22.22%) Integration Testing
8 17 (20.99%) Software Testing
9 8 (9.88%) CRM
10 6 (7.41%) Project Management
10 6 (7.41%) Business Analysis
10 6 (7.41%) Test Scripting
10 6 (7.41%) Manual Testing
11 5 (6.17%) Mentoring
12 4 (4.94%) Technical Architecture
12 4 (4.94%) Logistics
12 4 (4.94%) Automated Testing
12 4 (4.94%) Regression Testing
12 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (4.94%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 24 (29.63%) SQL
2 7 (8.64%) JavaScript
3 6 (7.41%) VB
4 5 (6.17%) C++
5 4 (4.94%) Java
5 4 (4.94%) C
5 4 (4.94%) MapBasic
5 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.70%) VBA
6 3 (3.70%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.70%) VBScript
7 2 (2.47%) C#
7 2 (2.47%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (32.10%) ISEB
2 10 (12.35%) Degree
3 3 (3.70%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.23%) ACCA
5 1 (1.23%) CIMA
5 1 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.93%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.47%) vSphere
Vendors
1 11 (13.58%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.70%) Oracle
3 2 (2.47%) SAP
3 2 (2.47%) VMware
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