Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Defect Tracking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Defect Tracking over the 6 months to 17 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Defect Tracking
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 299 288 297
Rank change year-on-year -11 +9 +22
Permanent jobs citing Defect Tracking 24 38 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.34% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.39% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 19 38 23
West Midlands median annual salary £26,500 £26,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -14.52% -17.33%
10th Percentile £19,000 £19,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £36,550 £41,800 £57,500
England median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11% +5.88%

Defect Tracking 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8889 9863 9243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.97% 89.36% 87.70%
Number of salaries quoted 7121 7742 7650
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Defect Tracking
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Defect Tracking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Defect Tracking in the West Midlands

Defect Tracking
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Defect Tracking in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Defect Tracking in the West Midlands

Defect Tracking
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Defect Tracking in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Defect Tracking in the West Midlands

Defect Tracking
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Defect Tracking within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Halesowen -31 10 £20,000 -4.76%
Warwickshire +5 7 £26,500 -31.61%
Birmingham +2 3 £26,500 +26.19%
Herefordshire +3 2 £45,000 +20.00%
Staffordshire +9 1 £33,500 +3.08%
Worcestershire -11 1 £27,000 -16.92% 1
Defect Tracking
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT jobs citing Defect Tracking 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Defect Tracking.

1 17 (70.83%) QA
2 14 (58.33%) Degree
2 14 (58.33%) JIRA
3 13 (54.17%) Mobile App
3 13 (54.17%) Games
3 13 (54.17%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (45.83%) SQL
4 11 (45.83%) Game Development
5 8 (33.33%) Functional Testing
5 8 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 8 (33.33%) BBC
6 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
6 7 (29.17%) HP
7 6 (25.00%) Finance
7 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 5 (20.83%) Use Case
8 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
8 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
8 5 (20.83%) ISEB
8 5 (20.83%) Client/Server
8 5 (20.83%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (16.67%) Internet
9 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
11 2 (8.33%) Objective-C
11 2 (8.33%) Electronics
11 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management

Defect Tracking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Internet
2 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
2 2 (8.33%) RS-485
3 1 (4.17%) SNMP
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) Selenium
2 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (54.17%) Games
2 6 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Electronics
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Tester
2 13 (54.17%) QA Tester
2 13 (54.17%) Software Tester
3 11 (45.83%) Games Tester
3 11 (45.83%) Graduate
3 11 (45.83%) Graduate Software Tester
3 11 (45.83%) Graduate Tester
3 11 (45.83%) Junior
3 11 (45.83%) Junior Games Tester
3 11 (45.83%) Junior QA Tester
3 11 (45.83%) Junior Software Tester
3 11 (45.83%) Junior Tester
3 11 (45.83%) Software QA Tester
4 9 (37.50%) Analyst
4 9 (37.50%) Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) QA Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Electronics Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Software Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 13 (54.17%) Mobile App
2 8 (33.33%) BBC
3 5 (20.83%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.17%) CPLD
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (4.17%) Fintech
4 1 (4.17%) Verilog
4 1 (4.17%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (45.83%) Game Development
3 8 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 8 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (20.83%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Use Case
7 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
9 2 (8.33%) Schematic Capture
10 1 (4.17%) Case Management
10 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
10 1 (4.17%) Exploratory Testing
10 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
10 1 (4.17%) Scrum
10 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (4.17%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) Apple Swift
2 2 (8.33%) C#
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.33%) Objective-C
3 1 (4.17%) C
3 1 (4.17%) Embedded C
3 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) Degree
2 5 (20.83%) ISEB
2 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
3 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (70.83%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) HP
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft