Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 154 112
Rank change year-on-year +37 -42 +46
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 85 67 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.21% 1.43% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 1.61% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 81 40 68
Birmingham median annual salary £47,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.29% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £25,275
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,875 £45,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% +4.62% -1.52%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3470 4166 3447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.27% 88.92% 87.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2720 3048 2879
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,750 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 59 (69.41%) Test Scripting
2 58 (68.24%) Test Automation
3 53 (62.35%) Selenium
4 44 (51.76%) QA
5 38 (44.71%) Scrum
6 37 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (41.18%) WebDriver
8 30 (35.29%) Java
8 30 (35.29%) Test Strategy
9 28 (32.94%) Analytical Skills
9 28 (32.94%) SQL
10 26 (30.59%) ISTQB
11 24 (28.24%) Cucumber
12 19 (22.35%) ISEB
13 18 (21.18%) E-Commerce
13 18 (21.18%) Migration
14 17 (20.00%) BDD
15 16 (18.82%) Finance
16 15 (17.65%) Degree
17 14 (16.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 13 (15.29%) Waterfall
18 13 (15.29%) XML
19 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
20 10 (11.76%) Performance Testing
20 10 (11.76%) JIRA
20 10 (11.76%) Banking
20 10 (11.76%) Change Management
21 9 (10.59%) JMeter
21 9 (10.59%) Appium
21 9 (10.59%) Calabash

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (8.24%) JBoss
1 7 (8.24%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.18%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.71%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.18%) MySQL
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 53 (62.35%) Selenium
2 35 (41.18%) WebDriver
3 24 (28.24%) Cucumber
4 10 (11.76%) JIRA
5 9 (10.59%) Appium
5 9 (10.59%) Calabash
5 9 (10.59%) JMeter
6 8 (9.41%) JBehave
7 7 (8.24%) Bitbucket
7 7 (8.24%) Jenkins
7 7 (8.24%) Maven
7 7 (8.24%) SoapUI
7 7 (8.24%) TeamCity
8 6 (7.06%) TestRail
9 5 (5.88%) Eclipse
9 5 (5.88%) IntelliJ
9 5 (5.88%) LoadRunner
9 5 (5.88%) Subversion
9 5 (5.88%) WATIR
10 3 (3.53%) HP UFT
General
1 16 (18.82%) Finance
2 10 (11.76%) Banking
3 7 (8.24%) Financial Institution
4 6 (7.06%) Games
5 3 (3.53%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.35%) Retail
7 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (49.41%) Tester
2 34 (40.00%) Analyst
3 29 (34.12%) Automation Tester
4 20 (23.53%) Software Tester
4 20 (23.53%) Test Analyst
5 19 (22.35%) Software Analyst
5 19 (22.35%) Software Test Analyst
6 11 (12.94%) Test Leader
7 9 (10.59%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (8.24%) Business Analyst
8 7 (8.24%) QA Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) QA Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) QA Leader
9 5 (5.88%) QA Team Leader
9 5 (5.88%) Team Leader
9 5 (5.88%) Test Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) QA Test Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) Test Manager
11 3 (3.53%) Consultant
11 3 (3.53%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.29%) XML
2 7 (8.24%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.18%) CSS
3 1 (1.18%) CSS3
3 1 (1.18%) HTML
3 1 (1.18%) REST
3 1 (1.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (32.94%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.41%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.53%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.35%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.35%) EPoS
4 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.35%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.24%) Windows
2 5 (5.88%) Linux
2 5 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (69.41%) Test Scripting
2 58 (68.24%) Test Automation
3 38 (44.71%) Scrum
4 37 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (35.29%) Test Strategy
6 18 (21.18%) E-Commerce
6 18 (21.18%) Migration
7 17 (20.00%) BDD
8 13 (15.29%) Waterfall
9 10 (11.76%) Change Management
9 10 (11.76%) Performance Testing
10 8 (9.41%) Regression Testing
10 8 (9.41%) Scenario Testing
10 8 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (8.24%) Collateral Management
11 7 (8.24%) Manual Testing
11 7 (8.24%) Open Source
11 7 (8.24%) Release Management
12 6 (7.06%) ITIL
12 6 (7.06%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 30 (35.29%) Java
2 28 (32.94%) SQL
3 8 (9.41%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.24%) Perl
4 7 (8.24%) Python
5 5 (5.88%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (30.59%) ISTQB
2 19 (22.35%) ISEB
3 15 (17.65%) Degree
4 14 (16.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (9.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (3.53%) SAP Certification
8 1 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (51.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.88%) HP
3 3 (3.53%) SAP
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle
5 1 (1.18%) NETSOL