Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 6 months to 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 173 177
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 -2
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 18 18 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.51% 0.48% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.52% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 20 10 26
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £30,500 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +47.54% - -6.15%
10th Percentile £28,100 £26,475 £26,000
90th Percentile £64,733 £53,075 £53,750
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £32,500 £33,250
% change year-on-year +38.46% -2.26% +2.31%

System 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 3,189 3,471 4,240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 91.01% 91.85% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2,268 2,690 3,133
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £67,500 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +3.75%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Birmingham

System Testing
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for System Testing in Birmingham

System Testing
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in Birmingham over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for System Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (55.56%) Integration Testing
2 8 (44.44%) Degree
2 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 7 (38.89%) QA
3 7 (38.89%) HTML
3 7 (38.89%) Regression Testing
4 6 (33.33%) NHS
4 6 (33.33%) XML
4 6 (33.33%) SSL
4 6 (33.33%) TDD
4 6 (33.33%) Information Management
4 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 6 (33.33%) JMeter
4 6 (33.33%) LAMP
4 6 (33.33%) Selenium
4 6 (33.33%) Drupal
4 6 (33.33%) Stress Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 6 (33.33%) BDD
4 6 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 6 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (33.33%) DevOps
4 6 (33.33%) Protractor
4 6 (33.33%) IT Strategy
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
5 5 (27.78%) SQL
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle

System 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 6 (33.33%) Drupal
2 1 (5.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (5.56%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP CO
1 2 (11.11%) SAP FI
1 2 (11.11%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (11.11%) SAP FSCM
1 2 (11.11%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.56%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (5.56%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.11%) Power BI
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 6 (33.33%) JMeter
1 6 (33.33%) Protractor
1 6 (33.33%) Selenium
1 6 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.56%) JUnit
2 1 (5.56%) Mockito
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) General Ledger
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.11%) Publishing
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Consultant
1 4 (22.22%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Engineering Manager
2 3 (16.67%) QA Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) QA Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Quality Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Quality Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Senior QA Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Senior Quality Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cloud Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Graduate
3 2 (11.11%) Graduate Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Graduate Test Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) SAP CO Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) SAP FI Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) HTML
2 6 (33.33%) LAMP
2 6 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Sling
3 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.56%) JPA
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (5.56%) REST
3 1 (5.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) NHS
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (55.56%) Integration Testing
2 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 7 (38.89%) Regression Testing
4 6 (33.33%) BDD
4 6 (33.33%) DevOps
4 6 (33.33%) Information Management
4 6 (33.33%) IT Strategy
4 6 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 6 (33.33%) Stress Testing
4 6 (33.33%) TDD
4 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
6 3 (16.67%) ETL
6 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 3 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Adobe
3 1 (5.56%) PeopleSoft