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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 170 177 170
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 43 25 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.46% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.59% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 37 23 22
Average salary £42,350 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.87% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £26,500 £24,950
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
4179 4222 3575
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 76.64% 77.37% 74.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3460 3577 3018
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 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 29 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
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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 +8 13 £47,500 +18.75%
Warwickshire +26 11 £38,000 +38.18% 1
Coventry +7 10 £46,000 +2.22% 1
Worcestershire - 4 £38,250 - 2
Solihull -3 1 £60,000 +140.00%
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 46 (44.23%) SQL
2 30 (28.85%) Finance
3 29 (27.88%) SQL Server
4 27 (25.96%) .NET
5 24 (23.08%) Oracle
6 23 (22.12%) QA
6 23 (22.12%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (20.19%) Unit Testing
7 21 (20.19%) Windows
8 19 (18.27%) Degree
9 18 (17.31%) Manual Testing
9 18 (17.31%) UNIX
10 17 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (15.38%) Test Scripting
11 16 (15.38%) Integration Testing
12 15 (14.42%) Project Management
13 14 (13.46%) CRM
13 14 (13.46%) VB
14 13 (12.50%) C#
14 13 (12.50%) HTML
14 13 (12.50%) Software Engineering
15 12 (11.54%) MS Excel
15 12 (11.54%) Microsoft
16 11 (10.58%) ISEB
16 11 (10.58%) Java
16 11 (10.58%) Web Services
16 11 (10.58%) SAP
16 11 (10.58%) Retail
16 11 (10.58%) .NET Framework
17 10 (9.62%) ASP.NET

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 7 (6.73%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.96%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.69%) MS Office
3 3 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (6.73%) Magento
2 3 (2.88%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (2.88%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (2.88%) Oracle Assets
2 3 (2.88%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.92%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.92%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.92%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.92%) SAP FSCM
3 2 (1.92%) Servitor
3 2 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.81%) Ethernet
1 5 (4.81%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.92%) Internet
3 1 (0.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (27.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (7.69%) MySQL
3 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.96%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (7.69%) Selenium
1 8 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 7 (6.73%) Hudson
2 7 (6.73%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.73%) Maven
2 7 (6.73%) JBehave
3 5 (4.81%) PVCS
3 5 (4.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.92%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.92%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
General
1 30 (28.85%) Finance
2 11 (10.58%) Retail
3 7 (6.73%) Banking
4 5 (4.81%) Electronics
4 5 (4.81%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (41.35%) Analyst
2 19 (18.27%) Test Analyst
3 14 (13.46%) Test Manager
3 14 (13.46%) Business Analyst
3 14 (13.46%) Consultant
3 14 (13.46%) Developer
4 11 (10.58%) Systems Manager
5 10 (9.62%) .NET Developer
5 10 (9.62%) C# Developer
5 10 (9.62%) Tester
5 10 (9.62%) Systems Analyst
5 10 (9.62%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (8.65%) Implementation Consultant
6 9 (8.65%) Senior C# Developer
6 9 (8.65%) Senior .NET Developer
6 9 (8.65%) Senior Developer
7 8 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 8 (7.69%) Systems Test Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Systems Tester
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.96%) .NET
2 13 (12.50%) HTML
3 11 (10.58%) Web Services
3 11 (10.58%) .NET Framework
4 10 (9.62%) ASP.NET
5 9 (8.65%) LINQ
5 9 (8.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (7.69%) REST
6 8 (7.69%) J2EE
6 8 (7.69%) SOAP
7 5 (4.81%) MFC
8 4 (3.85%) CSS
9 3 (2.88%) XML
10 2 (1.92%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.92%) Struts
10 2 (1.92%) WPF
10 2 (1.92%) Silverlight
11 1 (0.96%) WCF
11 1 (0.96%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.65%) NHS
1 9 (8.65%) Informatics
2 5 (4.81%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.92%) iPhone
3 2 (1.92%) iPad
3 2 (1.92%) SCADA
3 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.92%) AS400
4 1 (0.96%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.96%) CCTV
4 1 (0.96%) Statistics
4 1 (0.96%) EPoS
4 1 (0.96%) Firmware
4 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.19%) Windows
2 18 (17.31%) UNIX
3 10 (9.62%) Linux
4 9 (8.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.12%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (20.19%) Unit Testing
3 18 (17.31%) Manual Testing
4 17 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 16 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 15 (14.42%) Project Management
7 14 (13.46%) CRM
8 13 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 9 (8.65%) Software Testing
9 9 (8.65%) Web Development
9 9 (8.65%) ERP
9 9 (8.65%) MVC
10 8 (7.69%) Test Automation
10 8 (7.69%) Automation Testing
11 7 (6.73%) E-Commerce
11 7 (6.73%) Automated Testing
12 4 (3.85%) Business Analysis
12 4 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
12 4 (3.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 46 (44.23%) SQL
2 14 (13.46%) VB
3 13 (12.50%) C#
4 11 (10.58%) Java
5 10 (9.62%) Python
6 9 (8.65%) Ruby
6 9 (8.65%) PHP
7 8 (7.69%) C
8 5 (4.81%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.81%) C++
8 5 (4.81%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.92%) Delphi
9 2 (1.92%) RPG
10 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (18.27%) Degree
2 11 (10.58%) ISEB
3 2 (1.92%) ACCA
3 2 (1.92%) CIMA
3 2 (1.92%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (22.12%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (23.08%) Oracle
2 12 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.58%) SAP
4 7 (6.73%) hybris
5 5 (4.81%) ATG
5 5 (4.81%) Perforce
6 3 (2.88%) Pegasus
7 2 (1.92%) Apple
7 2 (1.92%) Cognos
8 1 (0.96%) JBoss
8 1 (0.96%) VMware
8 1 (0.96%) TSYS
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