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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 153 179 184
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +5
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 53 18 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.08% 0.41% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.51% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 51 15 19
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £42,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
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
4036 3519 3603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.92% 79.56% 75.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3482 2854 3115
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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
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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
Birmingham +20 36 £35,000 +16.66%
Worcestershire - 5 £25,000 -
Warwickshire -13 2 £32,000 +14.90%
Staffordshire - 2 £34,250 - 1
Coventry - 1 £40,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £37,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 £35,000 -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 44 (49.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 35 (39.33%) SQL
3 31 (34.83%) QA
4 27 (30.34%) Finance
5 26 (29.21%) Software Testing
6 25 (28.09%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (25.84%) Integration Testing
8 22 (24.72%) ISEB
9 20 (22.47%) Test Automation
10 16 (17.98%) Relational Database
10 16 (17.98%) Degree
10 16 (17.98%) Microsoft
10 16 (17.98%) Scrum
11 15 (16.85%) UML
12 14 (15.73%) Kanban
13 11 (12.36%) Test Scripting
13 11 (12.36%) Business Analysis
14 10 (11.24%) Windows
14 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
14 10 (11.24%) CRM
15 9 (10.11%) HTML
15 9 (10.11%) .NET
15 9 (10.11%) Oracle
15 9 (10.11%) Manual Testing
16 8 (8.99%) Dynamics CRM
16 8 (8.99%) ISTQB
16 8 (8.99%) Project Management
17 7 (7.87%) ADO
17 7 (7.87%) ODBC
17 7 (7.87%) ActiveX

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (7.87%) GlassFish
2 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (7.87%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.25%) MS Office
2 2 (2.25%) S-PLUS
3 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (6.74%) Servitor
3 3 (3.37%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (2.25%) SAP CO
4 2 (2.25%) SAP FI
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (2.25%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (1.12%) SAP CRM
5 1 (1.12%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (1.12%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.37%) HTTP
3 2 (2.25%) Firewall
4 1 (1.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.98%) Relational Database
2 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.87%) DTS
4 6 (6.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (6.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.74%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (5.62%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.49%) Ingres
7 2 (2.25%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.12%) MS Access
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Eclipse
2 5 (5.62%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (4.49%) Selenium
4 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.12%) WATIR
4 1 (1.12%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (30.34%) Finance
2 2 (2.25%) General Ledger
2 2 (2.25%) Retail
2 2 (2.25%) Billing
3 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.12%) Automotive
3 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 55 (61.80%) Analyst
2 26 (29.21%) Business Analyst
3 20 (22.47%) Test Analyst
4 14 (15.73%) Agile Business Analyst
5 11 (12.36%) Software Test Analyst
6 9 (10.11%) Tester
7 7 (7.87%) Developer
8 6 (6.74%) Consultant
8 6 (6.74%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (6.74%) Web Developer
9 5 (5.62%) Architect
9 5 (5.62%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.62%) CRM Architect
9 5 (5.62%) CRM Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.49%) QA Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Applications Developer
11 3 (3.37%) Hardware Engineer
11 3 (3.37%) Web Applications Developer
11 3 (3.37%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.11%) HTML
1 9 (10.11%) .NET
2 7 (7.87%) ADO
2 7 (7.87%) ODBC
2 7 (7.87%) ActiveX
2 7 (7.87%) OLE
2 7 (7.87%) JSON
2 7 (7.87%) DAO
3 6 (6.74%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.49%) COM
5 3 (3.37%) XHTML
6 2 (2.25%) J2EE
7 1 (1.12%) WPF
7 1 (1.12%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.12%) HTML5
7 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (6.74%) CCTV
2 5 (5.62%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.25%) User Experience
4 2 (2.25%) Informatics
4 2 (2.25%) NHS
4 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.12%) EPoS
5 1 (1.12%) SCADA
5 1 (1.12%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.24%) Windows
2 7 (7.87%) UNIX
3 2 (2.25%) Android
3 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.25%) Linux
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (49.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 26 (29.21%) Software Testing
3 25 (28.09%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (25.84%) Integration Testing
5 20 (22.47%) Test Automation
6 16 (17.98%) Scrum
7 15 (16.85%) UML
8 14 (15.73%) Kanban
9 11 (12.36%) Test Scripting
9 11 (12.36%) Business Analysis
10 10 (11.24%) CRM
11 9 (10.11%) Manual Testing
12 8 (8.99%) Project Management
13 7 (7.87%) Mentoring
14 6 (6.74%) Automated Testing
15 5 (5.62%) Service Delivery
15 5 (5.62%) Technical Architecture
15 5 (5.62%) Unit Testing
16 4 (4.49%) Test Strategy
16 4 (4.49%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 35 (39.33%) SQL
2 7 (7.87%) PL/SQL
2 7 (7.87%) VB
3 6 (6.74%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.62%) C++
5 4 (4.49%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.49%) MapBasic
5 4 (4.49%) C
5 4 (4.49%) VBA
6 3 (3.37%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.37%) VBScript
6 3 (3.37%) Java
7 2 (2.25%) C#
8 1 (1.12%) PHP
8 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (24.72%) ISEB
2 16 (17.98%) Degree
3 8 (8.99%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.25%) HND
6 1 (1.12%) CIMA
6 1 (1.12%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (34.83%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) vSphere
1 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (17.98%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.11%) Oracle
3 6 (6.74%) SAP
4 2 (2.25%) Pegasus
4 2 (2.25%) Cognos
4 2 (2.25%) VMware
5 1 (1.12%) ATG
5 1 (1.12%) hybris
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £41000 - £41500 per annum + Non contrib Pension
Posted: 3 days ago