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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TickIT
Rank 219 198 194
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Permanent jobs citing TickIT 11 12 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.23% 0.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.23% 2.47% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 11 12 3
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +132.55%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
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
494 486 410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.59% 9.14% 8.90%
Number of salaries quoted 434 382 357
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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
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 31 October 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
Warwickshire 0 11 £40,000 -20.00%
TickIT
England

TickIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 27 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (92.59%) Degree
2 25 (92.59%) Windows
3 22 (81.48%) SQL
3 22 (81.48%) Windows XP
3 22 (81.48%) ISO 9001
3 22 (81.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (81.48%) Biometrics
3 22 (81.48%) Smartcard
3 22 (81.48%) Windows Vista
3 22 (81.48%) Automated Testing
3 22 (81.48%) Identity Management
3 22 (81.48%) Finance
3 22 (81.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (81.48%) Mobile App
3 22 (81.48%) Cyber Security
4 5 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
4 5 (18.52%) Scrum
4 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 5 (18.52%) ISO 9000
4 5 (18.52%) .NET
4 5 (18.52%) MFC
4 5 (18.52%) VC++
4 5 (18.52%) C#
4 5 (18.52%) C++
5 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
6 3 (11.11%) TDD
6 3 (11.11%) Computer Science

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) NUnit
General
1 22 (81.48%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (81.48%) Test Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Software Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Graduate
5 1 (3.70%) Developer
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.70%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior C# Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
1 5 (18.52%) MFC
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (81.48%) Biometrics
1 22 (81.48%) Smartcard
1 22 (81.48%) Mobile App
2 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.70%) Physics
3 1 (3.70%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 25 (92.59%) Windows
2 22 (81.48%) Windows XP
2 22 (81.48%) Windows Server 2003
2 22 (81.48%) Windows Vista
2 22 (81.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (81.48%) Identity Management
2 22 (81.48%) Automated Testing
2 22 (81.48%) Cyber Security
3 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
3 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Scrum
4 3 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (81.48%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) VC++
2 5 (18.52%) C#
2 5 (18.52%) C++
3 2 (7.41%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (92.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (81.48%) ISO 9001
2 5 (18.52%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft