Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 185 145
Rank change year-on-year -5 -40 +13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 119 132 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.27% 1.35% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.49% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 96 124 203
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £47,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £42,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +2.67% -1.32%

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 8,416 8,830 10,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.66% 90.51% 89.54%
Number of salaries quoted 6,431 7,214 8,630
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 £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -30 35 £50,000 +53.85% 10
Coventry +1 25 £28,500 -18.57%
Staffordshire -5 18 £31,250 -3.85% 9
Solihull +18 9 £37,500 +20.97% 2
Warwickshire +5 9 £32,000 -10.49% 2
Sutton Coldfield +7 7 £31,000 +31.91%
Herefordshire +25 6 £38,750 - 2
Worcestershire +34 5 £26,000 +18.18% 6
Shropshire +17 5 £65,000 +154.90% 1
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 94 (78.99%) Test Automation
2 62 (52.10%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (44.54%) SQL
4 45 (37.82%) ISTQB
4 45 (37.82%) QA
5 42 (35.29%) Selenium
6 38 (31.93%) Scrum
7 34 (28.57%) ISEB
8 30 (25.21%) Test Scripting
9 29 (24.37%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (24.37%) Jenkins
10 28 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
11 27 (22.69%) Manual Testing
11 27 (22.69%) User Stories
12 25 (21.01%) JavaScript
12 25 (21.01%) User Experience
12 25 (21.01%) SDLC
13 24 (20.17%) Java
13 24 (20.17%) MongoDB
14 21 (17.65%) Software Engineering
14 21 (17.65%) Linux
14 21 (17.65%) Regression Testing
15 20 (16.81%) Finance
15 20 (16.81%) CRM
15 20 (16.81%) Python
15 20 (16.81%) Git (software)
15 20 (16.81%) Unit Testing
15 20 (16.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 20 (16.81%) Mentoring
16 19 (15.97%) Test Strategy

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 5 (4.20%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.52%) JBoss
2 3 (2.52%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.68%) Confluence
4 1 (0.84%) Apache
4 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.68%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.84%) Postilion
2 1 (0.84%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.68%) BrowserStack
3 2 (1.68%) GitHub
4 1 (0.84%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.36%) SMS
2 3 (2.52%) Internet
3 1 (0.84%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.17%) MongoDB
2 17 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 16 (13.45%) Data Mining
3 16 (13.45%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.20%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.68%) MySQL
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.84%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 42 (35.29%) Selenium
2 29 (24.37%) Jenkins
3 20 (16.81%) Git (software)
4 16 (13.45%) JIRA
5 13 (10.92%) Visual Studio
6 12 (10.08%) Cucumber
7 10 (8.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (8.40%) WebDriver
8 9 (7.56%) Ranorex
9 8 (6.72%) SoapUI
9 8 (6.72%) SpecFlow
10 6 (5.04%) TeamCity
11 5 (4.20%) Maven
11 5 (4.20%) Toad
12 4 (3.36%) HP UFT
12 4 (3.36%) JMeter
12 4 (3.36%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (3.36%) WATIR
13 3 (2.52%) AccuRev
13 3 (2.52%) JBehave
General
1 20 (16.81%) Finance
2 19 (15.97%) Back Office
3 18 (15.13%) Retail
4 9 (7.56%) Banking
5 5 (4.20%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.52%) Games
6 3 (2.52%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.84%) Advertising
8 1 (0.84%) Automotive
8 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (42.86%) Analyst
2 34 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 24 (20.17%) Tester
4 18 (15.13%) QA Analyst
5 17 (14.29%) Software Engineer
6 16 (13.45%) Python Engineer
7 12 (10.08%) Senior Software Engineer
7 12 (10.08%) Software Analyst
8 11 (9.24%) Python Software Engineer
9 9 (7.56%) Test Engineer
10 8 (6.72%) Software Test Analyst
10 8 (6.72%) Software Tester
11 7 (5.88%) Automation Tester
11 7 (5.88%) QA Tester
12 6 (5.04%) Consultant
12 6 (5.04%) Manual Test Analyst
12 6 (5.04%) QA Test Analyst
12 6 (5.04%) Test Leader
13 5 (4.20%) QA Leader
13 5 (4.20%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.29%) Node.js
1 17 (14.29%) React
2 16 (13.45%) Django
2 16 (13.45%) Flask
2 16 (13.45%) Natural Language Processing
2 16 (13.45%) RESTful
3 11 (9.24%) .NET
4 10 (8.40%) XML
5 8 (6.72%) Web Services
6 7 (5.88%) Gherkin
7 6 (5.04%) HTML
8 5 (4.20%) JSON
8 5 (4.20%) SOAP
8 5 (4.20%) XSL
9 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.68%) REST
10 1 (0.84%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.84%) CSS
10 1 (0.84%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (0.84%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.01%) User Experience
2 16 (13.45%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.24%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.72%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.52%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.52%) Online Games
7 2 (1.68%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.68%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.68%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.68%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.84%) EPoS
8 1 (0.84%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.84%) Infotainment
8 1 (0.84%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.84%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.65%) Linux
2 16 (13.45%) Windows
3 9 (7.56%) Unix
4 2 (1.68%) Android
5 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (78.99%) Test Automation
2 62 (52.10%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (31.93%) Scrum
4 30 (25.21%) Test Scripting
5 29 (24.37%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (22.69%) Manual Testing
7 27 (22.69%) User Stories
8 25 (21.01%) SDLC
9 21 (17.65%) Regression Testing
9 21 (17.65%) Software Engineering
10 20 (16.81%) CRM
10 20 (16.81%) Mentoring
10 20 (16.81%) Unit Testing
11 19 (15.97%) Test Strategy
12 18 (15.13%) Performance Testing
12 18 (15.13%) TDD
13 17 (14.29%) SOA
14 16 (13.45%) Artificial Intelligence
14 16 (13.45%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 53 (44.54%) SQL
2 25 (21.01%) JavaScript
3 24 (20.17%) Java
4 20 (16.81%) Python
5 15 (12.61%) C#
6 9 (7.56%) C++
7 3 (2.52%) Perl
8 2 (1.68%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.84%) C
9 1 (0.84%) Go
9 1 (0.84%) PHP
9 1 (0.84%) Scala
Qualifications
1 45 (37.82%) ISTQB
2 34 (28.57%) ISEB
3 20 (16.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (14.29%) Degree
5 5 (4.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.68%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (37.82%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (13.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (13.45%) Marathon
2 2 (1.68%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (9.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.04%) HP
2 6 (5.04%) Oracle
3 5 (4.20%) webMethods
4 4 (3.36%) SAP
5 3 (2.52%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.52%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.68%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.68%) Google
7 1 (0.84%) Cognos
7 1 (0.84%) Facebook
7 1 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.84%) Siebel