Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Defect Tracking
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 307 300
Rank change year-on-year +31 -7 +5
Permanent jobs citing Defect Tracking 26 23 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.23% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.25% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 17 18 41
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £26,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +98.11% +6.00% -19.35%
10th Percentile £27,200 £19,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £51,250 £39,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +31.94% -10.00% -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 7,815 9,052 10,583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.38% 91.47% 90.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5,985 7,396 8,280
West Midlands median annual salary £44,898 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +14 19 £52,500 +98.11% 2
Warwickshire +34 4 £52,500 +94.44%
Staffordshire +18 2 £27,500 -17.91% 2
Halesowen +28 1 £20,000 -
Defect Tracking
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (80.77%) Test Automation
3 19 (73.08%) Waterfall
3 19 (73.08%) Test Strategy
4 16 (61.54%) Selenium
5 15 (57.69%) WebDriver
6 14 (53.85%) V-Model
7 10 (38.46%) JUnit
8 9 (34.62%) Software Testing
8 9 (34.62%) TestNG
8 9 (34.62%) Test Management
9 6 (23.08%) Java
10 5 (19.23%) Security Testing
10 5 (19.23%) Degree
11 4 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (15.38%) Open Source
12 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (11.54%) C#
12 3 (11.54%) JIRA
12 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
12 3 (11.54%) QA
12 3 (11.54%) SQL
12 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
13 2 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
13 2 (7.69%) Telematics
13 2 (7.69%) Software Architecture
13 2 (7.69%) Decision-Making
13 2 (7.69%) .NET
13 2 (7.69%) SMS

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 2 (7.69%) SMS
2 1 (3.85%) ASN.1
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) MQTT
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (61.54%) Selenium
2 15 (57.69%) WebDriver
3 10 (38.46%) JUnit
4 9 (34.62%) TestNG
5 3 (11.54%) JIRA
6 1 (3.85%) MSTest
6 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Test Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) Senior Test Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Automation Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Test Automation Manager
4 4 (15.38%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Games Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Graduate
5 1 (3.85%) Junior
5 1 (3.85%) Junior Games Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Junior Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Lead Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Software Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Software Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
1 2 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Avro
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) JSON
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) XSD
2 1 (3.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) BBC
1 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
1 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (80.77%) Test Automation
3 19 (73.08%) Test Strategy
3 19 (73.08%) Waterfall
4 14 (53.85%) V-Model
5 9 (34.62%) Software Testing
5 9 (34.62%) Test Management
6 5 (19.23%) Security Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Open Source
8 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
9 2 (7.69%) Decision-Making
9 2 (7.69%) Software Architecture
9 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
9 2 (7.69%) Telematics
10 1 (3.85%) Data Science
10 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
10 1 (3.85%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Java
2 3 (11.54%) C#
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Google