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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 159 187 167
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -20
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 47 22 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.88% 0.40% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.52% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 46 21 34
Average salary £42,175 £32,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.79% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £26,100 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4033 4251 3666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.77% 76.82% 74.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3333 3588 3163
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Coventry +19 18 £47,500 +75.92% 1
Birmingham +14 12 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Warwickshire +27 11 £37,750 +39.81% 2
Worcestershire - 2 £38,250 -
Solihull -6 1 £60,000 +87.50% 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 45 (43.27%) SQL
2 30 (28.85%) Finance
3 27 (25.96%) SQL Server
4 25 (24.04%) Oracle
5 24 (23.08%) .NET
5 24 (23.08%) Unit Testing
6 22 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (20.19%) Windows
8 20 (19.23%) Degree
9 19 (18.27%) QA
9 19 (18.27%) Software Engineering
10 18 (17.31%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (16.35%) Manual Testing
12 16 (15.38%) UNIX
12 16 (15.38%) Web Services
12 16 (15.38%) Java
13 14 (13.46%) C#
13 14 (13.46%) VB
13 14 (13.46%) Linux
13 14 (13.46%) Python
13 14 (13.46%) Test Scripting
14 13 (12.50%) Integration Testing
14 13 (12.50%) Ruby
14 13 (12.50%) PHP
15 12 (11.54%) HTML
15 12 (11.54%) SOAP
15 12 (11.54%) SAP
15 12 (11.54%) Selenium
15 12 (11.54%) Cucumber
15 12 (11.54%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (5.77%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.96%) Lync
2 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (8.65%) MS Office
1 9 (8.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Magento
2 4 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (1.92%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.92%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.92%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.92%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.96%) Servitor
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.77%) Ethernet
1 6 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.92%) Internet
3 1 (0.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.96%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.58%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (10.58%) MySQL
3 4 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (11.54%) Selenium
1 12 (11.54%) Cucumber
2 11 (10.58%) Hudson
2 11 (10.58%) Jenkins
2 11 (10.58%) Maven
2 11 (10.58%) JBehave
3 6 (5.77%) PVCS
3 6 (5.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.92%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.92%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
General
1 30 (28.85%) Finance
2 10 (9.62%) Banking
2 10 (9.62%) Retail
3 6 (5.77%) Electronics
4 5 (4.81%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (44.23%) Analyst
2 21 (20.19%) Test Analyst
3 16 (15.38%) Developer
4 15 (14.42%) Business Analyst
5 13 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 13 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 12 (11.54%) Consultant
7 11 (10.58%) Systems Manager
8 10 (9.62%) .NET Developer
8 10 (9.62%) C# Developer
8 10 (9.62%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (8.65%) Senior C# Developer
9 9 (8.65%) Senior .NET Developer
9 9 (8.65%) Senior Developer
10 8 (7.69%) Tester
10 8 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
10 8 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
10 8 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
11 7 (6.73%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.08%) .NET
2 16 (15.38%) Web Services
3 12 (11.54%) SOAP
3 12 (11.54%) HTML
3 12 (11.54%) REST
4 11 (10.58%) .NET Framework
5 9 (8.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (8.65%) LINQ
5 9 (8.65%) ASP.NET
6 8 (7.69%) J2EE
7 6 (5.77%) MFC
8 4 (3.85%) CSS
8 4 (3.85%) XML
9 3 (2.88%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.88%) Struts
10 2 (1.92%) WPF
10 2 (1.92%) Silverlight
11 1 (0.96%) WCF
11 1 (0.96%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.62%) Mathematics
2 7 (6.73%) NHS
2 7 (6.73%) Informatics
3 5 (4.81%) Statistics
4 2 (1.92%) iPhone
4 2 (1.92%) iPad
4 2 (1.92%) AS400
5 1 (0.96%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.96%) Firmware
5 1 (0.96%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.19%) Windows
2 16 (15.38%) UNIX
3 14 (13.46%) Linux
4 8 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.08%) Unit Testing
2 22 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (18.27%) Software Engineering
4 18 (17.31%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (16.35%) Manual Testing
6 14 (13.46%) Test Scripting
7 13 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 11 (10.58%) Project Management
9 10 (9.62%) CRM
9 10 (9.62%) ERP
10 9 (8.65%) MVC
10 9 (8.65%) Web Development
10 9 (8.65%) Test Automation
11 8 (7.69%) Automated Testing
12 7 (6.73%) Change Management
12 7 (6.73%) Automation Testing
13 6 (5.77%) E-Commerce
13 6 (5.77%) Software Testing
14 5 (4.81%) Time Management
15 4 (3.85%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (43.27%) SQL
2 16 (15.38%) Java
3 14 (13.46%) C#
3 14 (13.46%) VB
3 14 (13.46%) Python
4 13 (12.50%) PHP
4 13 (12.50%) Ruby
5 9 (8.65%) C
6 6 (5.77%) Embedded C
6 6 (5.77%) C++
6 6 (5.77%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.88%) Delphi
7 3 (2.88%) RPG
8 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (19.23%) Degree
2 9 (8.65%) ISEB
3 2 (1.92%) ACCA
3 2 (1.92%) CIMA
3 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (24.04%) Oracle
2 12 (11.54%) SAP
3 8 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.77%) Perforce
4 6 (5.77%) hybris
5 5 (4.81%) Pegasus
6 4 (3.85%) ATG
7 3 (2.88%) TSYS
8 2 (1.92%) Apple
9 1 (0.96%) JBoss
9 1 (0.96%) VMware
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