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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 174 186 184
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 44 25 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.46% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.59% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 34 21 22
Average salary £36,250 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.37% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%
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
4454 4245 3710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.56% 78.13% 75.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3719 3597 3150
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,708 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
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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
Warwickshire +17 13 £38,000 +38.18%
Birmingham +4 13 £35,000 +3.70%
Coventry -4 7 £46,000 +2.22%
Worcestershire - 4 £22,500 -
Walsall -2 2 - -
Solihull - 1 £60,000 - 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 46 (46.94%) SQL
2 29 (29.59%) QA
3 28 (28.57%) Finance
3 28 (28.57%) .NET
4 26 (26.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (25.51%) SQL Server
6 23 (23.47%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (20.41%) Oracle
8 19 (19.39%) Integration Testing
8 19 (19.39%) Test Scripting
8 19 (19.39%) Manual Testing
9 18 (18.37%) Windows
10 17 (17.35%) Degree
11 16 (16.33%) UNIX
12 15 (15.31%) CRM
12 15 (15.31%) Project Management
12 15 (15.31%) ISEB
12 15 (15.31%) Software Testing
13 14 (14.29%) Unit Testing
14 13 (13.27%) Microsoft
15 12 (12.24%) MS Excel
15 12 (12.24%) SAP
15 12 (12.24%) ASP.NET
15 12 (12.24%) VB
16 11 (11.22%) HTML
17 10 (10.20%) C#
17 10 (10.20%) Business Analysis
18 9 (9.18%) Retail
18 9 (9.18%) .NET Framework
18 9 (9.18%) ERP

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 7 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.02%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.14%) MS Office
3 4 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (7.14%) Servitor
1 7 (7.14%) Magento
1 7 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.04%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.04%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.04%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (2.04%) SAP FSCM
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.02%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (4.08%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.51%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.16%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.04%) MySQL
4 2 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.02%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (4.08%) PVCS
2 4 (4.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (2.04%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.04%) Selenium
3 2 (2.04%) Maven
3 2 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.04%) Hudson
3 2 (2.04%) JBehave
3 2 (2.04%) Cucumber
General
1 28 (28.57%) Finance
2 9 (9.18%) Retail
3 5 (5.10%) Banking
4 4 (4.08%) Electronics
4 4 (4.08%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.02%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 46 (46.94%) Analyst
2 19 (19.39%) Business Analyst
3 16 (16.33%) Test Analyst
4 14 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 12 (12.24%) Tester
5 12 (12.24%) Consultant
6 11 (11.22%) Developer
7 10 (10.20%) Systems Analyst
7 10 (10.20%) Systems Manager
8 8 (8.16%) .NET Developer
8 8 (8.16%) C# Developer
8 8 (8.16%) Implementation Consultant
8 8 (8.16%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
9 7 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
9 7 (7.14%) QA Analyst
9 7 (7.14%) Senior Developer
10 6 (6.12%) Systems Test Analyst
11 5 (5.10%) Quality Analyst
11 5 (5.10%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (28.57%) .NET
2 12 (12.24%) ASP.NET
3 11 (11.22%) HTML
4 9 (9.18%) .NET Framework
5 7 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (7.14%) LINQ
6 6 (6.12%) J2EE
7 4 (4.08%) MFC
7 4 (4.08%) Web Services
8 3 (3.06%) CSS
9 2 (2.04%) SOAP
9 2 (2.04%) XML
9 2 (2.04%) REST
10 1 (1.02%) WCF
10 1 (1.02%) WPF
10 1 (1.02%) Silverlight
10 1 (1.02%) Struts
10 1 (1.02%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.16%) NHS
1 8 (8.16%) Informatics
2 6 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.10%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.06%) CCTV
5 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.04%) AS400
5 2 (2.04%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.04%) SCADA
5 2 (2.04%) iPhone
5 2 (2.04%) iPad
6 1 (1.02%) Telematics
6 1 (1.02%) User Experience
6 1 (1.02%) Statistics
6 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.02%) Firmware
6 1 (1.02%) EPoS
6 1 (1.02%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.37%) Windows
2 16 (16.33%) UNIX
3 7 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.08%) Linux
5 3 (3.06%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 23 (23.47%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (19.39%) Integration Testing
3 19 (19.39%) Test Scripting
3 19 (19.39%) Manual Testing
4 15 (15.31%) CRM
4 15 (15.31%) Project Management
4 15 (15.31%) Software Testing
5 14 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 10 (10.20%) Business Analysis
7 9 (9.18%) ERP
8 8 (8.16%) Software Engineering
8 8 (8.16%) Test Planning
9 7 (7.14%) Automation Testing
9 7 (7.14%) Web Development
9 7 (7.14%) MVC
9 7 (7.14%) E-Commerce
10 6 (6.12%) Automated Testing
11 5 (5.10%) Mentoring
11 5 (5.10%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 46 (46.94%) SQL
2 12 (12.24%) VB
3 10 (10.20%) C#
4 6 (6.12%) C
5 5 (5.10%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.08%) Embedded C
6 4 (4.08%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.08%) C++
7 3 (3.06%) Java
7 3 (3.06%) Python
8 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.04%) Delphi
8 2 (2.04%) PHP
8 2 (2.04%) RPG
8 2 (2.04%) Ruby
9 1 (1.02%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (17.35%) Degree
2 15 (15.31%) ISEB
3 6 (6.12%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.04%) CIMA
5 2 (2.04%) ACCA
5 2 (2.04%) HND
5 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (29.59%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (20.41%) Oracle
2 13 (13.27%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.24%) SAP
4 7 (7.14%) hybris
5 5 (5.10%) ATG
6 4 (4.08%) Perforce
7 3 (3.06%) Pegasus
8 2 (2.04%) Apple
8 2 (2.04%) Cognos
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