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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 163 170 191
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +21
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 62 45 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.06% 0.83% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.05% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 55 44 22
Average salary £32,500 £42,350 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.25% +17.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
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
4961 4291 4375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.72% 79.46% 78.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4009 3565 3688
Average salary £42,500 £41,405 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.64% +3.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(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 -4 16 £33,000 -30.52% 1
Staffordshire - 16 £30,250 - 1
Warwickshire -12 12 £29,000 -23.68%
Coventry -23 6 £50,000 +8.69% 2
Worcestershire -5 1 £38,500 +0.65%
Walsall - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £30,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 £50,000 -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 45 (42.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 40 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (30.19%) ISEB
4 30 (28.30%) SQL
5 25 (23.58%) Java
6 24 (22.64%) HTML
7 20 (18.87%) .NET
7 20 (18.87%) Scrum
7 20 (18.87%) Finance
8 18 (16.98%) Microsoft
9 17 (16.04%) Automated Testing
9 17 (16.04%) Test Scripting
10 16 (15.09%) Integration Testing
10 16 (15.09%) Project Management
10 16 (15.09%) JavaScript
10 16 (15.09%) SAP
10 16 (15.09%) CSS
10 16 (15.09%) XML
10 16 (15.09%) Windows
11 15 (14.15%) Test Automation
11 15 (14.15%) Automation Testing
12 14 (13.21%) CRM
12 14 (13.21%) ERP
13 12 (11.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 11 (10.38%) SDLC
14 11 (10.38%) HTML5
14 11 (10.38%) Release Management
14 11 (10.38%) Dynamics CRM
15 10 (9.43%) Change Management
15 10 (9.43%) UML

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (2.83%) CMS
1 3 (2.83%) WebSphere
1 3 (2.83%) Node.js
2 1 (0.94%) IIS
2 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.89%) CATIA
3 1 (0.94%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 11 (10.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (5.66%) SAP FI
2 6 (5.66%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (5.66%) SAP CO
3 4 (3.77%) SAP ERP
4 3 (2.83%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.72%) SQL Server
1 5 (4.72%) OLAP
1 5 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (4.72%) Oracle OLAP
2 4 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.83%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.89%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 9 (8.49%) HP UFT
2 8 (7.55%) Ranorex
3 6 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (4.72%) Selenium
5 4 (3.77%) JIRA
5 4 (3.77%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.89%) Hudson
6 2 (1.89%) Subversion
6 2 (1.89%) AccuRev
7 1 (0.94%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.94%) MSI
7 1 (0.94%) NUnit
7 1 (0.94%) Mocha
General
1 20 (18.87%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Automotive
3 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.89%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.94%) Banking
4 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (43.40%) Analyst
2 28 (26.42%) Tester
3 27 (25.47%) Business Analyst
4 18 (16.98%) Test Analyst
5 16 (15.09%) Software Tester
6 12 (11.32%) Developer
7 10 (9.43%) Agile Business Analyst
8 9 (8.49%) Junior
9 7 (6.60%) Project Manager
9 7 (6.60%) Systems Tester
9 7 (6.60%) Junior Analyst
10 6 (5.66%) Automated Test Analyst
10 6 (5.66%) Software Developer
10 6 (5.66%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (4.72%) Consultant
11 5 (4.72%) Business Systems Analyst
11 5 (4.72%) Test Engineer
12 4 (3.77%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
12 4 (3.77%) SAP Consultant
12 4 (3.77%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.64%) HTML
2 20 (18.87%) .NET
3 16 (15.09%) CSS
3 16 (15.09%) XML
4 11 (10.38%) HTML5
5 7 (6.60%) ASP.NET
5 7 (6.60%) jQuery
6 3 (2.83%) Web Services
6 3 (2.83%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.89%) J2EE
7 2 (1.89%) EDI
8 1 (0.94%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (3.77%) AS400
3 3 (2.83%) User Experience
3 3 (2.83%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.89%) Derivative
5 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.09%) Windows
2 4 (3.77%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.83%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.83%) Android
4 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.89%) Linux
4 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (42.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 40 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (18.87%) Scrum
4 17 (16.04%) Automated Testing
4 17 (16.04%) Test Scripting
5 16 (15.09%) Integration Testing
5 16 (15.09%) Project Management
6 15 (14.15%) Test Automation
6 15 (14.15%) Automation Testing
7 14 (13.21%) CRM
7 14 (13.21%) ERP
8 11 (10.38%) Release Management
8 11 (10.38%) SDLC
9 10 (9.43%) Kanban
9 10 (9.43%) Unit Testing
9 10 (9.43%) UML
9 10 (9.43%) Change Management
10 9 (8.49%) Business Analysis
10 9 (8.49%) Logistics
10 9 (8.49%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (28.30%) SQL
2 25 (23.58%) Java
3 16 (15.09%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.43%) C#
5 9 (8.49%) VB
6 7 (6.60%) VBA
7 2 (1.89%) Python
7 2 (1.89%) Ruby
7 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.89%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.94%) C
8 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (30.19%) ISEB
2 12 (11.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (3.77%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.94%) Degree
5 1 (0.94%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.49%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) SCCM
1 2 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.09%) SAP
3 5 (4.72%) Oracle
4 3 (2.83%) IBM
4 3 (2.83%) ATG
5 2 (1.89%) Sage
5 2 (1.89%) HP
5 2 (1.89%) Dell
6 1 (0.94%) Pegasus
6 1 (0.94%) Pega
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