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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 36 34 44
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 10 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 4.07% 2.11% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.13% 3.13% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 1
Average salary £30,500 £18,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+69.44% -34.54%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
195 160 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 79.27% 67.51% 75.12%
Number of salaries quoted 177 150 138
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £26,975
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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
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 24 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
Redditch - 9 £30,500 -
Software Testing
West Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 12 (70.59%) C#
1 12 (70.59%) HTML
1 12 (70.59%) .NET
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
1 12 (70.59%) Web Services
1 12 (70.59%) OO
1 12 (70.59%) RDBMS
1 12 (70.59%) Relational Database
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) QA
4 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (41.18%) Data Management
4 7 (41.18%) Web Development
4 7 (41.18%) Computer Science
4 7 (41.18%) RESTful
4 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (41.18%) OOP
4 7 (41.18%) MVC
4 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
4 7 (41.18%) Ajax
4 7 (41.18%) GIS
4 7 (41.18%) CAD
4 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
5 5 (29.41%) VB.NET
5 5 (29.41%) IIS
5 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
5 5 (29.41%) OOD
5 5 (29.41%) XML
5 5 (29.41%) XSL

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (29.41%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
1 12 (70.59%) RDBMS
1 12 (70.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
1 12 (70.59%) .NET Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior .NET Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Field Service Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Field Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) QA Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) HTML
1 12 (70.59%) .NET
1 12 (70.59%) Web Services
2 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
2 7 (41.18%) Ajax
2 7 (41.18%) RESTful
2 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (29.41%) XML
3 5 (29.41%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) GIS
1 7 (41.18%) Computer Science
2 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) CCTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) OO
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) Data Management
3 7 (41.18%) OOP
3 7 (41.18%) MVC
3 7 (41.18%) CAD
3 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
3 7 (41.18%) Web Development
3 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Change Control
4 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
4 5 (29.41%) OOD
5 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.76%) System Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) C#
2 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
2 5 (29.41%) VB.NET
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft