The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 167 192 162
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -30
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 43 24 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% 0.43% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.56% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 42 22 28
Average salary £42,350 £38,750 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.29% +7.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,150 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4071 4271 3637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.66% 76.71% 74.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3377 3609 3120
Average salary £41,405 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.51% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,729 £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%
System Testing
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +19 14 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Coventry +16 14 £46,000 +70.37% 1
Warwickshire +21 9 £40,175 +48.79% 1
Worcestershire - 2 £38,250 -
Solihull -7 1 £60,000 +87.50% 2
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 42 (41.18%) SQL
2 29 (28.43%) Finance
3 26 (25.49%) SQL Server
4 24 (23.53%) Oracle
4 24 (23.53%) .NET
5 21 (20.59%) Windows
5 21 (20.59%) Unit Testing
6 20 (19.61%) QA
6 20 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (18.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (17.65%) Degree
9 17 (16.67%) Manual Testing
9 17 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 16 (15.69%) UNIX
11 14 (13.73%) VB
11 14 (13.73%) Java
12 13 (12.75%) C#
12 13 (12.75%) Web Services
12 13 (12.75%) Test Scripting
12 13 (12.75%) Integration Testing
13 12 (11.76%) Linux
13 12 (11.76%) Python
13 12 (11.76%) HTML
14 11 (10.78%) PHP
14 11 (10.78%) MS Excel
14 11 (10.78%) CRM
14 11 (10.78%) SAP
14 11 (10.78%) Project Management
14 11 (10.78%) Ruby
14 11 (10.78%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.98%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (10.78%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.84%) MS Office
3 3 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Magento
2 5 (4.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.96%) SAP FSCM
4 2 (1.96%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.96%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.96%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.98%) Servitor
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (5.88%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.96%) Internet
3 1 (0.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.49%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.80%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (9.80%) MySQL
3 4 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (9.80%) Selenium
1 10 (9.80%) Cucumber
2 9 (8.82%) Maven
2 9 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 9 (8.82%) Hudson
2 9 (8.82%) JBehave
3 6 (5.88%) PVCS
3 6 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.98%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (28.43%) Finance
2 10 (9.80%) Banking
2 10 (9.80%) Retail
3 6 (5.88%) Electronics
4 5 (4.90%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (42.16%) Analyst
2 20 (19.61%) Test Analyst
3 15 (14.71%) Business Analyst
3 15 (14.71%) Developer
4 13 (12.75%) Test Manager
4 13 (12.75%) Consultant
5 11 (10.78%) Test Engineer
5 11 (10.78%) Systems Manager
6 10 (9.80%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (9.80%) .NET Developer
6 10 (9.80%) C# Developer
7 9 (8.82%) Senior Developer
7 9 (8.82%) Senior C# Developer
7 9 (8.82%) Senior .NET Developer
8 8 (7.84%) Implementation Consultant
8 8 (7.84%) Tester
9 7 (6.86%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (6.86%) Senior Test Analyst
9 7 (6.86%) Senior Test Engineer
9 7 (6.86%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.53%) .NET
2 13 (12.75%) Web Services
3 12 (11.76%) HTML
4 11 (10.78%) .NET Framework
5 10 (9.80%) REST
5 10 (9.80%) SOAP
6 9 (8.82%) ASP.NET
6 9 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (8.82%) LINQ
7 8 (7.84%) J2EE
8 6 (5.88%) MFC
9 4 (3.92%) CSS
10 3 (2.94%) Struts
10 3 (2.94%) XML
10 3 (2.94%) Hibernate
11 2 (1.96%) WPF
11 2 (1.96%) Silverlight
12 1 (0.98%) WCF
12 1 (0.98%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.84%) Informatics
1 8 (7.84%) Mathematics
1 8 (7.84%) NHS
2 4 (3.92%) Statistics
3 2 (1.96%) iPhone
3 2 (1.96%) iPad
3 2 (1.96%) AS400
4 1 (0.98%) Firmware
4 1 (0.98%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.98%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.59%) Windows
2 16 (15.69%) UNIX
3 12 (11.76%) Linux
4 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.94%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.59%) Unit Testing
2 20 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (18.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 17 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 13 (12.75%) Test Scripting
5 13 (12.75%) Integration Testing
6 11 (10.78%) CRM
6 11 (10.78%) Project Management
7 9 (8.82%) ERP
7 9 (8.82%) MVC
7 9 (8.82%) Web Development
8 8 (7.84%) Test Automation
9 7 (6.86%) Automated Testing
9 7 (6.86%) Automation Testing
10 6 (5.88%) Software Testing
10 6 (5.88%) Change Management
10 6 (5.88%) E-Commerce
11 5 (4.90%) Time Management
12 4 (3.92%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 42 (41.18%) SQL
2 14 (13.73%) VB
2 14 (13.73%) Java
3 13 (12.75%) C#
4 12 (11.76%) Python
5 11 (10.78%) PHP
5 11 (10.78%) Ruby
6 9 (8.82%) C
7 6 (5.88%) Embedded C
7 6 (5.88%) C++
8 5 (4.90%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.96%) RPG
9 2 (1.96%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 18 (17.65%) Degree
2 9 (8.82%) ISEB
3 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.96%) CIMA
3 2 (1.96%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (19.61%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (23.53%) Oracle
2 11 (10.78%) SAP
3 9 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.88%) hybris
4 6 (5.88%) Perforce
5 4 (3.92%) ATG
5 4 (3.92%) Pegasus
6 3 (2.94%) TSYS
7 2 (1.96%) Apple
8 1 (0.98%) JBoss
8 1 (0.98%) VMware
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