The table below looks at the statistics for TickIT 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 TickIT over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
TickIT
Rank 222 209 187
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -22
Permanent jobs citing TickIT 7 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.12% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.06% 1.18% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 10
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -
TickIT
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
658 507 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.56% 10.02% 10.50%
Number of salaries quoted 506 413 359
Average salary £43,974 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.75% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

TickIT
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing TickIT across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

TickIT Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

TickIT
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing TickIT across the West Midlands region.

TickIT Salary Trend in the West Midlands

TickIT
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing TickIT across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

TickIT Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

TickIT
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 TickIT within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
Worcestershire - 7 £30,000 -
TickIT
England

TickIT
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing TickIT 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 TickIT.

1 20 (100.00%) ISO 9000
1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (85.00%) C#
3 16 (80.00%) Internet
3 16 (80.00%) Time Management
4 12 (60.00%) Software Engineering
5 9 (45.00%) .NET
5 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (40.00%) Windows
6 8 (40.00%) OO
6 8 (40.00%) C++
6 8 (40.00%) VB
7 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (20.00%) MS Office
8 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Scrum
8 4 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
8 4 (20.00%) WPF
8 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Degree
9 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
10 2 (10.00%) Chemistry

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing TickIT 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 TickIT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Software Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Test Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Graduate
4 3 (15.00%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (80.00%) Time Management
3 12 (60.00%) Software Engineering
4 8 (40.00%) OO
5 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) C#
2 8 (40.00%) C++
2 8 (40.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (100.00%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft