The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 87 85
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 28 55 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.50% 2.29% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 2.63% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 25 39 25
Median salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1679 2090 1426
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 90.03% 87.19% 82.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1339 1592 1180
Median salary £45,000 £43,974 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.33% -2.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,622 £28,550
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Birmingham

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Birmingham

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Birmingham over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 29 (67.44%) QA
2 18 (41.86%) Selenium
3 17 (39.53%) Test Scripting
3 17 (39.53%) E-Commerce
3 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (34.88%) SQL
4 15 (34.88%) ISTQB
5 14 (32.56%) ISEB
6 12 (27.91%) Migration
7 11 (25.58%) Scrum
7 11 (25.58%) Manual Testing
7 11 (25.58%) SDLC
8 10 (23.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (23.26%) Automated Testing
9 9 (20.93%) Degree
9 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
9 9 (20.93%) WebDriver
9 9 (20.93%) Cucumber
10 8 (18.60%) BDD
10 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
10 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
11 7 (16.28%) Java
11 7 (16.28%) Finance
11 7 (16.28%) Automation Testing
12 6 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (13.95%) XML
12 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
12 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
13 5 (11.63%) C#

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (41.86%) Selenium
2 9 (20.93%) Cucumber
2 9 (20.93%) WebDriver
3 5 (11.63%) JMeter
4 3 (6.98%) HP UFT
4 3 (6.98%) JUnit
4 3 (6.98%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.65%) MSTest
6 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Automotive
3 3 (6.98%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 3 (6.98%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (60.47%) Analyst
2 21 (48.84%) Test Analyst
3 20 (46.51%) Tester
4 17 (39.53%) Software Tester
5 15 (34.88%) Software Analyst
5 15 (34.88%) Software Test Analyst
6 6 (13.95%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) Automation Tester
7 5 (11.63%) Manual Tester
8 4 (9.30%) Consultant
8 4 (9.30%) Web Tester
9 3 (6.98%) Business Analyst
9 3 (6.98%) Business Consultant
9 3 (6.98%) QA Leader
9 3 (6.98%) QA Team Leader
9 3 (6.98%) QA Tester
9 3 (6.98%) Team Leader
9 3 (6.98%) Test Manager
10 2 (4.65%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
10 2 (4.65%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) XML
2 5 (11.63%) .NET
3 3 (6.98%) HTML
3 3 (6.98%) J2EE
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.33%) jQuery
4 1 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.33%) Twig
4 1 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.33%) Web Services
4 1 (2.33%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.30%) iPhone
3 4 (9.30%) Smartphone
4 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Android
2 3 (6.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (39.53%) E-Commerce
1 17 (39.53%) Test Scripting
2 12 (27.91%) Migration
3 11 (25.58%) Manual Testing
3 11 (25.58%) Scrum
3 11 (25.58%) SDLC
4 10 (23.26%) Automated Testing
5 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
6 8 (18.60%) BDD
6 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
7 7 (16.28%) Automation Testing
8 6 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Android Development
9 4 (9.30%) iOS Development
10 3 (6.98%) Line Management
10 3 (6.98%) Process Improvement
10 3 (6.98%) System Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Time Management
10 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) SQL
2 7 (16.28%) Java
3 5 (11.63%) C#
4 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.98%) Scala
4 3 (6.98%) VB
4 3 (6.98%) VBScript
5 1 (2.33%) C
5 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) ISTQB
2 14 (32.56%) ISEB
3 10 (23.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (20.93%) Degree
5 2 (4.65%) GNVQ
5 2 (4.65%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (67.44%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Epicor
3 1 (2.33%) Pega
3 1 (2.33%) Zend
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary + company benefits + training + bonus + expenses
Posted: 25 days ago