The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Worcestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 43 41 41
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 11 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 2.99% 2.15% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.48% 2.79% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 1
Average salary £27,500 £22,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -45.00%
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 Worcestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Worcestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
316 179 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 85.87% 76.82% 89.04%
Number of salaries quoted 289 158 179
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Worcestershire

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Worcestershire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Worcestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Worcestershire

Software Testing
Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Bromsgrove - 5 £27,500 -
Worcester -11 4 £35,000 +59.09%
Redditch - 1 £26,500 -
Software Testing
West Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Worcestershire 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 11 (64.71%) Automated Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) Scrum
3 7 (41.18%) SDLC
4 6 (35.29%) MS Office
5 5 (29.41%) C#
5 5 (29.41%) ISEB
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
5 5 (29.41%) Matrix Management
5 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (23.53%) QA
6 4 (23.53%) C++
6 4 (23.53%) SQL
6 4 (23.53%) Windows
7 3 (17.65%) OO
7 3 (17.65%) ISO 9000
7 3 (17.65%) VB
7 3 (17.65%) TickIT
7 3 (17.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
7 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
8 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (11.76%) LAMP
8 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
8 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
8 2 (11.76%) Selenium

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Worcestershire 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 6 (35.29%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Selenium
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
1 11 (64.71%) Test Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Test Leader
3 5 (29.41%) Lead Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Software Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Audio Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Audio Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) LAMP
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Automated Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) Scrum
3 7 (41.18%) SDLC
4 5 (29.41%) Matrix Management
4 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
5 3 (17.65%) OO
5 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
6 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
7 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.88%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) C++
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) VB
4 2 (11.76%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) PHP
4 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISEB
1 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
1 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
2 3 (17.65%) ISO 9000
2 3 (17.65%) TickIT
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) SAP