Period
to 18 July 2018

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 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Defect Tracking
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 284 304 326
Rank change year-on-year +20 +22 -23
Permanent jobs citing Defect Tracking 22 25 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.27% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 20 22 20
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £34,750 £26,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.88% +29.91% -17.69%
10th Percentile £22,850 £19,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £51,250 £37,050
England median annual salary £46,250 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.80% -3.53% +13.33%

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 8,425 9,103 11,109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.78% 90.60% 89.58%
Number of salaries quoted 6,492 7,540 8,746
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £66,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 2018. 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
Birmingham -2 12 £53,750 +102.83% 1
Warwickshire +24 7 £32,500 +25.00% 1
Staffordshire +8 2 £27,500 -6.78% 2
Halesowen +12 1 £20,000 - 2
Defect Tracking
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, IT jobs citing Defect Tracking 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Defect Tracking.

1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) Test Automation
3 13 (59.09%) Selenium
4 12 (54.55%) Waterfall
4 12 (54.55%) Test Strategy
5 9 (40.91%) Security Testing
6 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
6 8 (36.36%) WebDriver
7 7 (31.82%) V-Model
7 7 (31.82%) TestNG
7 7 (31.82%) JUnit
8 6 (27.27%) Test Management
8 6 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (22.73%) Scrum
10 4 (18.18%) C#
10 4 (18.18%) .NET
10 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
10 4 (18.18%) QA
10 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
11 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
11 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (13.64%) HP ALM
11 3 (13.64%) Finance
11 3 (13.64%) Degree
11 3 (13.64%) JIRA
11 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
11 3 (13.64%) XML
11 3 (13.64%) Client/Server
11 3 (13.64%) Microsoft

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 3 (13.64%) Internet
2 2 (9.09%) SMS
3 1 (4.55%) ASN.1
3 1 (4.55%) HTTP
3 1 (4.55%) MQTT
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (59.09%) Selenium
2 8 (36.36%) WebDriver
3 7 (31.82%) JUnit
3 7 (31.82%) TestNG
4 3 (13.64%) JIRA
5 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Test Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Senior Test Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Automation Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Automation Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Tester
5 3 (13.64%) Junior
5 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Junior Developer
6 2 (9.09%) QA Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) QA Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Graduate Software Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Lead Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 3 (13.64%) XML
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.55%) Apache Avro
4 1 (4.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.64%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) BBC
3 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) Test Automation
3 12 (54.55%) Test Strategy
3 12 (54.55%) Waterfall
4 9 (40.91%) Security Testing
5 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
6 7 (31.82%) V-Model
7 6 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Test Management
8 5 (22.73%) Scrum
9 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
9 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
10 2 (9.09%) OO
10 2 (9.09%) Open Source
10 2 (9.09%) Software Delivery
10 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
10 2 (9.09%) Use Case
10 2 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C#
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) ISEB
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP ALM
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) HP
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Google