The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 143 148
Rank change year-on-year -13 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 76 103 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.47% 1.69% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.91% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 67 82 70
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £24,750 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,750 £54,027
UK excluding London median salary £35,625 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.78% -2.77%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4576 5402 5023
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 88.27% 88.69% 87.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3797 4188 4136
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in the West Midlands

Software Testing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in the West Midlands

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in the West Midlands

Software Testing
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 Software Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +13 46 £40,000 - 10
Staffordshire 0 9 £33,500 +3.07% 2
Coventry -2 9 £35,000 -6.66%
Warwickshire +10 5 £35,750 -14.88% 1
Shropshire +8 3 £25,500 -53.63%
Wolverhampton -1 2 £28,500 -20.83%
Solihull - 1 £31,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £23,500 -
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 89 (63.57%) Test Automation
2 66 (47.14%) Test Scripting
3 63 (45.00%) QA
4 62 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (35.00%) Selenium
6 48 (34.29%) ISTQB
7 46 (32.86%) ISEB
8 30 (21.43%) SQL
9 29 (20.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 27 (19.29%) Scrum
11 26 (18.57%) Java
11 26 (18.57%) Manual Testing
12 24 (17.14%) SDLC
13 23 (16.43%) Cucumber
13 23 (16.43%) Test Strategy
13 23 (16.43%) E-Commerce
13 23 (16.43%) Finance
14 20 (14.29%) Degree
15 17 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (12.14%) Migration
15 17 (12.14%) XML
16 16 (11.43%) Process Improvement
16 16 (11.43%) WebDriver
17 15 (10.71%) Microsoft
18 14 (10.00%) C#
18 14 (10.00%) Regression Testing
18 14 (10.00%) JIRA
18 14 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
18 14 (10.00%) Functional Testing
19 13 (9.29%) Automotive

Software Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (0.71%) EPiServer
Applications
1 6 (4.29%) Simulink
2 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) Stateflow
4 1 (0.71%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.71%) G Suite
2 1 (0.71%) Office 365
2 1 (0.71%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.43%) HTTP
1 2 (1.43%) Internet
1 2 (1.43%) Intranet
2 1 (0.71%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.71%) NFC
2 1 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.71%) MySQL
3 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (35.00%) Selenium
2 23 (16.43%) Cucumber
3 16 (11.43%) WebDriver
4 14 (10.00%) JIRA
5 10 (7.14%) HP UFT
6 9 (6.43%) SoapUI
7 7 (5.00%) JMeter
8 6 (4.29%) CANoe
9 5 (3.57%) Ranorex
10 4 (2.86%) SpecFlow
10 4 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.14%) JBehave
11 3 (2.14%) JUnit
11 3 (2.14%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.43%) eCATT
12 2 (1.43%) eggPlant
12 2 (1.43%) Git (software)
12 2 (1.43%) Jenkins
12 2 (1.43%) MSTest
12 2 (1.43%) WATIR
General
1 23 (16.43%) Finance
2 13 (9.29%) Automotive
3 7 (5.00%) Banking
4 5 (3.57%) Legal
5 4 (2.86%) Games
5 4 (2.86%) Retail
6 3 (2.14%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.71%) Back Office
8 1 (0.71%) Local Government
8 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 57 (40.71%) Analyst
2 56 (40.00%) Tester
3 45 (32.14%) Test Analyst
4 38 (27.14%) Software Tester
5 22 (15.71%) Software Analyst
6 19 (13.57%) Software Test Analyst
7 17 (12.14%) Automation Tester
8 15 (10.71%) Test Leader
9 11 (7.86%) Test Engineer
10 9 (6.43%) Automation Test Analyst
10 9 (6.43%) Manual Tester
11 8 (5.71%) QA Leader
11 8 (5.71%) Senior Tester
12 7 (5.00%) Team Leader
12 7 (5.00%) Test Manager
13 6 (4.29%) QA Analyst
14 5 (3.57%) QA Team Leader
14 5 (3.57%) Quality Analyst
14 5 (3.57%) Senior Software Tester
15 4 (2.86%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.14%) XML
2 8 (5.71%) .NET
2 8 (5.71%) SOAP
3 6 (4.29%) HTML
4 3 (2.14%) Web Services
5 2 (1.43%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.43%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.43%) Middleware
6 1 (0.71%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.71%) CSS
6 1 (0.71%) HTML5
6 1 (0.71%) jQuery
6 1 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.71%) Twig
6 1 (0.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.71%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.43%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.86%) iPhone
3 4 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.86%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.43%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.43%) Fintech
4 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.71%) NHS
5 1 (0.71%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.86%) Android
2 3 (2.14%) Windows
3 2 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (63.57%) Test Automation
2 66 (47.14%) Test Scripting
3 62 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (19.29%) Scrum
5 26 (18.57%) Manual Testing
6 24 (17.14%) SDLC
7 23 (16.43%) E-Commerce
7 23 (16.43%) Test Strategy
8 17 (12.14%) Migration
9 16 (11.43%) Process Improvement
10 14 (10.00%) Functional Testing
10 14 (10.00%) Regression Testing
10 14 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (7.86%) System Testing
11 11 (7.86%) Validation
12 10 (7.14%) BDD
12 10 (7.14%) Integration Testing
12 10 (7.14%) Software Engineering
12 10 (7.14%) Waterfall
13 9 (6.43%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.43%) SQL
2 26 (18.57%) Java
3 14 (10.00%) C#
4 9 (6.43%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.71%) Scala
5 8 (5.71%) VB
5 8 (5.71%) VBScript
6 4 (2.86%) C
7 2 (1.43%) Perl
7 2 (1.43%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.71%) C++
8 1 (0.71%) Lua
8 1 (0.71%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.71%) PHP
8 1 (0.71%) Python
8 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (34.29%) ISTQB
2 46 (32.86%) ISEB
3 29 (20.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (14.29%) Degree
5 5 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.43%) GNVQ
6 2 (1.43%) HND
6 2 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.43%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (45.00%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) PMO
Systems Management
1 3 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.14%) HP
3 2 (1.43%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (1.43%) SAP
4 1 (0.71%) Google
4 1 (0.71%) MathWorks
4 1 (0.71%) PayPal
4 1 (0.71%) Pega
4 1 (0.71%) Zend
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Home working
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits Pension scheme
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + h/c, pension, bonus rewards etc
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 25 days hols, excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum £20,000 - £25,000 + benefits (inc flexi work
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 25 days ago
Walsall
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago