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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 99 83
Rank change year-on-year +10 -16  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 44 41 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.28% 1.75% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 2.00% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 40 28 37
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £61,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.85% -2.77%  

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 1723 2051 1736
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 89.09% 87.69% 86.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1408 1500 1416
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 51 (69.86%) Test Automation
2 50 (68.49%) Test Scripting
3 40 (54.79%) Selenium
3 40 (54.79%) QA
4 37 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (42.47%) ISTQB
6 29 (39.73%) ISEB
7 22 (30.14%) Scrum
7 22 (30.14%) E-Commerce
7 22 (30.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 20 (27.40%) Cucumber
9 19 (26.03%) Java
10 18 (24.66%) SQL
11 17 (23.29%) Migration
12 16 (21.92%) XML
12 16 (21.92%) SDLC
13 15 (20.55%) Finance
14 14 (19.18%) WebDriver
14 14 (19.18%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (19.18%) Test Strategy
15 12 (16.44%) Degree
16 11 (15.07%) Manual Testing
17 10 (13.70%) Integration Testing
17 10 (13.70%) Software Engineering
17 10 (13.70%) HP UFT
18 9 (12.33%) BDD
18 9 (12.33%) Process Improvement
19 8 (10.96%) Waterfall
19 8 (10.96%) System Testing
19 8 (10.96%) Scala

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 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) HTTP
1 2 (2.74%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 40 (54.79%) Selenium
2 20 (27.40%) Cucumber
3 14 (19.18%) WebDriver
4 10 (13.70%) HP UFT
5 6 (8.22%) JIRA
5 6 (8.22%) JMeter
6 4 (5.48%) SpecFlow
7 3 (4.11%) JBehave
7 3 (4.11%) JUnit
8 2 (2.74%) eCATT
8 2 (2.74%) eggPlant
8 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.74%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.74%) MSTest
8 2 (2.74%) Ranorex
8 2 (2.74%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.74%) TestRail
8 2 (2.74%) WATIR
9 1 (1.37%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 15 (20.55%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Automotive
3 3 (4.11%) Banking
3 3 (4.11%) Retail
3 3 (4.11%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Games
4 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 34 (46.58%) Analyst
2 32 (43.84%) Tester
3 29 (39.73%) Test Analyst
4 24 (32.88%) Software Tester
5 18 (24.66%) Software Analyst
5 18 (24.66%) Software Test Analyst
6 9 (12.33%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (10.96%) Automation Tester
7 8 (10.96%) Test Leader
8 6 (8.22%) Test Manager
9 5 (6.85%) QA Leader
9 5 (6.85%) QA Team Leader
9 5 (6.85%) Team Leader
10 4 (5.48%) Business Analyst
11 3 (4.11%) Agile Test Analyst
11 3 (4.11%) Business Consultant
11 3 (4.11%) Consultant
11 3 (4.11%) Developer
11 3 (4.11%) Manual Tester
11 3 (4.11%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.92%) XML
2 4 (5.48%) .NET
3 3 (4.11%) HTML
4 2 (2.74%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.74%) Middleware
4 2 (2.74%) SOAP
4 2 (2.74%) Web Services
5 1 (1.37%) jQuery
5 1 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.37%) Twig
5 1 (1.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.37%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.18%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.48%) iPhone
3 4 (5.48%) Smartphone
4 3 (4.11%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.74%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.74%) Fintech
6 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.48%) Android
2 2 (2.74%) Unix
2 2 (2.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (69.86%) Test Automation
2 50 (68.49%) Test Scripting
3 37 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (30.14%) E-Commerce
4 22 (30.14%) Scrum
5 17 (23.29%) Migration
6 16 (21.92%) SDLC
7 14 (19.18%) Test Strategy
8 11 (15.07%) Manual Testing
9 10 (13.70%) Integration Testing
9 10 (13.70%) Software Engineering
10 9 (12.33%) BDD
10 9 (12.33%) Process Improvement
11 8 (10.96%) System Testing
11 8 (10.96%) Unit Testing
11 8 (10.96%) Waterfall
12 7 (9.59%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (8.22%) Scenario Testing
14 4 (5.48%) Android Development
14 4 (5.48%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.03%) Java
2 18 (24.66%) SQL
3 8 (10.96%) Scala
3 8 (10.96%) VB
3 8 (10.96%) VBScript
4 5 (6.85%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.48%) C#
6 2 (2.74%) Perl
7 1 (1.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (42.47%) ISTQB
2 29 (39.73%) ISEB
3 22 (30.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (16.44%) Degree
5 5 (6.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.74%) GNVQ
6 2 (2.74%) HND
6 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.74%) SAP Certification
7 1 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (54.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (10.96%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.74%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (2.74%) HP
2 2 (2.74%) SAP
3 1 (1.37%) Pega
3 1 (1.37%) Zend
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Home working
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 25 days hols, excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £32500.00 - £35400.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 24 days ago