The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wolverhampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 18 22 16
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 3 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 3.23% 3.70% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.17% 4.65% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 1
Average salary £27,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Software Testing
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wolverhampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
72 86 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 77.42% 79.63% 91.11%
Number of salaries quoted 61 82 38
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Wolverhampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Wolverhampton

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Wolverhampton

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Wolverhampton region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 10 (100.00%) Java
1 10 (100.00%) Test Management
1 10 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (70.00%) Defect Management
2 7 (70.00%) Mobile App
2 7 (70.00%) Test Planning
2 7 (70.00%) Degree
2 7 (70.00%) QA
2 7 (70.00%) Web Services
2 7 (70.00%) XML
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) Flash
3 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (30.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (30.00%) C++
3 3 (30.00%) MS Office
3 3 (30.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (30.00%) JIRA
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (20.00%) NVQ Level 4
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile Games
4 2 (20.00%) Games
4 2 (20.00%) HNC
4 2 (20.00%) HND
5 1 (10.00%) MS Project
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Wolverhampton region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) QA Engineer
1 7 (70.00%) QA Test Engineer
1 7 (70.00%) Software QA Engineer
1 7 (70.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 7 (70.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Junior
3 2 (20.00%) Junior Penetration Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Junior Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Lead Software Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) QA Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) Web Services
1 7 (70.00%) XML
2 3 (30.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (70.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (30.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Test Management
2 7 (70.00%) Defect Management
2 7 (70.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Degree
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (20.00%) HNC
3 2 (20.00%) HND
3 2 (20.00%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Atlassian
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft