Period
to 23 February 2018

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 6 months to 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 189 128
Rank change year-on-year +27 -61 +38
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 167 132 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.69% 1.28% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.42% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 144 113 197
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +21.21%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,850 £24,100
90th Percentile £61,750 £47,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

Software 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 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 8,712 9,284 9,760
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.30% 90.10% 87.95%
Number of salaries quoted 6,812 7,305 8,103
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 6 months to 23 February 2018.

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 6 months to 23 February 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 +27 54 £50,000 +49.25% 8
Warwickshire +19 30 £35,000 -6.67% 4
Staffordshire +2 30 £25,500 -21.54% 3
Coventry +4 26 £28,000 -20.00% 2
Shropshire - 8 £40,000 -
Solihull 0 7 £37,500 +25.00%
Herefordshire +19 4 - - 2
Sutton Coldfield +3 3 £31,000 +8.77% 1
Worcestershire +8 2 £26,500 -5.36% 6
Wolverhampton -22 1 £20,000 -42.86%
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT jobs citing Software 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 110 (65.87%) Test Automation
2 74 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (41.32%) QA
4 64 (38.32%) SQL
5 62 (37.13%) Selenium
6 57 (34.13%) ISTQB
7 53 (31.74%) Java
8 49 (29.34%) ISEB
9 47 (28.14%) Test Scripting
10 44 (26.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 42 (25.15%) JavaScript
12 39 (23.35%) SDLC
13 38 (22.75%) Scrum
13 38 (22.75%) Degree
14 33 (19.76%) Test Strategy
15 32 (19.16%) Cucumber
15 32 (19.16%) XML
16 31 (18.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 27 (16.17%) Jenkins
18 25 (14.97%) Unix
19 24 (14.37%) SOAP
19 24 (14.37%) Finance
19 24 (14.37%) JIRA
19 24 (14.37%) Software Engineering
20 23 (13.77%) Manual Testing
20 23 (13.77%) Regression Testing
21 22 (13.17%) E-Commerce
22 21 (12.57%) Python
22 21 (12.57%) Oracle
22 21 (12.57%) REST

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 10 (5.99%) Confluence
2 8 (4.79%) WebLogic
3 7 (4.19%) JBoss
3 7 (4.19%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.80%) Apache
5 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.60%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.20%) Postilion
3 1 (0.60%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.60%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.40%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.80%) SMS
2 2 (1.20%) 4G
2 2 (1.20%) Internet
3 1 (0.60%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.78%) MongoDB
2 12 (7.19%) Data Mining
2 12 (7.19%) NoSQL
2 12 (7.19%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (6.59%) MySQL
3 11 (6.59%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.60%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 62 (37.13%) Selenium
2 32 (19.16%) Cucumber
3 27 (16.17%) Jenkins
4 24 (14.37%) JIRA
5 21 (12.57%) Git (software)
5 21 (12.57%) WebDriver
6 13 (7.78%) Visual Studio
7 12 (7.19%) Zephyr
8 11 (6.59%) SoapUI
8 11 (6.59%) TeamCity
9 10 (5.99%) JMeter
10 9 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (4.79%) Calabash
11 8 (4.79%) Toad
12 7 (4.19%) Android Studio
12 7 (4.19%) Bitbucket
12 7 (4.19%) JBehave
12 7 (4.19%) Maven
12 7 (4.19%) WATIR
13 6 (3.59%) HP UFT
General
1 24 (14.37%) Finance
2 19 (11.38%) Retail
3 16 (9.58%) Back Office
4 15 (8.98%) Banking
5 8 (4.79%) Financial Institution
5 8 (4.79%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.99%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.80%) Games
8 1 (0.60%) Electronics
8 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (34.73%) Analyst
2 47 (28.14%) Tester
3 42 (25.15%) Test Analyst
4 28 (16.77%) Software Tester
5 20 (11.98%) Automation Tester
5 20 (11.98%) Software Analyst
5 20 (11.98%) Software Engineer
6 17 (10.18%) Software Test Analyst
7 12 (7.19%) Senior Software Engineer
8 11 (6.59%) Python Software Engineer
8 11 (6.59%) QA Engineer
9 10 (5.99%) Coordinator
9 10 (5.99%) Test Coordinator
9 10 (5.99%) Test Engineer
9 10 (5.99%) UAT Coordinator
10 9 (5.39%) Automation Test Analyst
10 9 (5.39%) Business Analyst
10 9 (5.39%) Graduate
10 9 (5.39%) QA Analyst
11 8 (4.79%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (19.16%) XML
2 24 (14.37%) SOAP
3 21 (12.57%) REST
4 19 (11.38%) JSON
5 18 (10.78%) HTML
6 15 (8.98%) Node.js
6 15 (8.98%) React
7 14 (8.38%) .NET
8 12 (7.19%) CSS
8 12 (7.19%) Django
8 12 (7.19%) Flask
8 12 (7.19%) Natural Language Processing
8 12 (7.19%) RESTful
9 10 (5.99%) Gherkin
10 8 (4.79%) XSL
11 7 (4.19%) ASP.NET
12 5 (2.99%) Web Services
13 3 (1.80%) AngularJS
14 1 (0.60%) CSS3
14 1 (0.60%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (10.78%) Computer Science
2 15 (8.98%) User Experience
3 12 (7.19%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (3.59%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.80%) Online Games
7 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.20%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.20%) EPoS
8 1 (0.60%) Fintech
8 1 (0.60%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.60%) Replication
8 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.97%) Unix
2 20 (11.98%) Linux
2 20 (11.98%) Windows
3 8 (4.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (65.87%) Test Automation
2 74 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (28.14%) Test Scripting
4 44 (26.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 39 (23.35%) SDLC
6 38 (22.75%) Scrum
7 33 (19.76%) Test Strategy
8 24 (14.37%) Software Engineering
9 23 (13.77%) Manual Testing
9 23 (13.77%) Regression Testing
10 22 (13.17%) E-Commerce
11 20 (11.98%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (11.98%) Mentoring
12 18 (10.78%) BDD
12 18 (10.78%) Performance Testing
13 17 (10.18%) User Stories
14 16 (9.58%) Test Management
15 15 (8.98%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (8.98%) Unit Testing
16 14 (8.38%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 64 (38.32%) SQL
2 53 (31.74%) Java
3 42 (25.15%) JavaScript
4 21 (12.57%) Python
5 20 (11.98%) C#
5 20 (11.98%) C++
6 7 (4.19%) C
6 7 (4.19%) Perl
7 6 (3.59%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.20%) Go
8 2 (1.20%) PHP
8 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.20%) Scala
9 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.60%) Ruby
9 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (34.13%) ISTQB
2 49 (29.34%) ISEB
3 38 (22.75%) Degree
4 31 (18.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (10.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.99%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.99%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (41.32%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (7.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (7.19%) Marathon
2 5 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.40%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.60%) Ansible
4 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (12.57%) Oracle
2 17 (10.18%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.79%) HP
3 8 (4.79%) webMethods
4 3 (1.80%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.20%) Capita
5 2 (1.20%) Cognos
5 2 (1.20%) SAP
6 1 (0.60%) ANSYS
6 1 (0.60%) Google
6 1 (0.60%) IBM
6 1 (0.60%) Informatica
6 1 (0.60%) MKS
6 1 (0.60%) Netezza
6 1 (0.60%) NETSOL
6 1 (0.60%) PayPal
6 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.60%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.60%) Siebel