The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Wolverhampton region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 25 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Games 2 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 1.85% 5.47% 1.18%
As % of the General category 4.26% 16.28% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 1
Median salary £32,500 £45,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +38.46%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Games
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wolverhampton region.

General Category
Wolverhampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
47 43 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 43.52% 33.59% 23.53%
Number of salaries quoted 45 33 17
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £23,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £55,000 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

The demand trend of job ads across the Wolverhampton region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

Games
Salary Trend in Wolverhampton

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

Games Salary Trend in Wolverhampton

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wolverhampton region with a requirement for Games.

1 8 (53.33%) XML
1 8 (53.33%) Manual Testing
1 8 (53.33%) Mentoring
2 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) HTML5
4 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) C#
4 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 3 (20.00%) .NET
4 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (13.33%) MCSD
5 2 (13.33%) OOP
5 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
5 2 (13.33%) C++
5 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 2 (13.33%) JIRA
5 2 (13.33%) Subversion
5 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (13.33%) ISEB
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (13.33%) DirectX
5 2 (13.33%) Bugzilla

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) Bugzilla
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Games Tester
1 10 (66.67%) Tester
2 8 (53.33%) Lead Tester
2 8 (53.33%) Software Tester
3 5 (33.33%) Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Games Tester
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Software Tester
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Applications Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Games Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Web Applications Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) XML
2 5 (33.33%) HTML
3 4 (26.67%) HTML5
4 3 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (13.33%) DirectX
6 1 (6.67%) CSS
6 1 (6.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Manual Testing
1 8 (53.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (13.33%) OOP
2 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.67%) Android Development
3 1 (6.67%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C#
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
1 3 (20.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (13.33%) C++
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) F#
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (13.33%) MCSD
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft