Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 148 166 176
Rank change year-on-year +18 +10 -46
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 134 165 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.73% 1.69% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.86% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 111 145 120
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,750 £27,375
90th Percentile £52,500 £61,500 £48,000
England median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +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 7,052 8,851 9,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.13% 90.88% 91.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5,287 7,040 7,497
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,750 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.43% -1.81% +2.47%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019. 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 -16 40 £35,250 -25.00% 6
Coventry +28 23 £39,114 +11.75% 2
Solihull +24 19 £50,000 +33.33% 4
Warwickshire +22 18 £36,500 +4.29% 6
Staffordshire +4 12 £36,250 +42.16% 1
Worcestershire +11 11 £27,500 +3.77% 5
Shropshire +7 5 £22,000 -45.00%
Walsall - 3 - -
Wolverhampton +19 2 £66,250 +231.25%
Herefordshire -14 1 £55,000 -
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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 64 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (39.55%) QA
3 49 (36.57%) Test Automation
4 32 (23.88%) Microsoft
5 28 (20.90%) SQL
6 27 (20.15%) ISEB
7 26 (19.40%) ISTQB
8 25 (18.66%) SQL Server
8 25 (18.66%) Test Strategy
9 23 (17.16%) .NET
9 23 (17.16%) C#
9 23 (17.16%) Finance
10 22 (16.42%) Java
11 21 (15.67%) Waterfall
12 20 (14.93%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (14.93%) Power BI
13 19 (14.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 19 (14.18%) Selenium
14 18 (13.43%) Degree
14 18 (13.43%) Scrum
15 16 (11.94%) Linux
15 16 (11.94%) Test Management
16 15 (11.19%) User Acceptance Testing
16 15 (11.19%) Scenario Testing
16 15 (11.19%) Acceptance Criteria
17 14 (10.45%) Visual Studio
18 13 (9.70%) Microsoft Office
18 13 (9.70%) JIRA
18 13 (9.70%) React
18 13 (9.70%) SDLC

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 9 (6.72%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.97%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (9.70%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (6.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (6.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (6.72%) Office 365
1 9 (6.72%) PaaS
1 9 (6.72%) SaaS
2 8 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.97%) IaaS
2 8 (5.97%) OneDrive
3 6 (4.48%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.97%) Skype
2 5 (3.73%) ADSL
2 5 (3.73%) Broadband
2 5 (3.73%) VDSL
2 5 (3.73%) xDSL
3 4 (2.99%) Internet
3 4 (2.99%) Network Security
4 3 (2.24%) DSL
5 2 (1.49%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.49%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.66%) SQL Server
2 20 (14.93%) Power BI
3 11 (8.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (5.22%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.75%) MySQL
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (14.18%) Selenium
2 14 (10.45%) Visual Studio
3 13 (9.70%) JIRA
4 12 (8.96%) WebDriver
5 10 (7.46%) Cucumber
5 10 (7.46%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.73%) Bitbucket
6 5 (3.73%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.99%) Appium
7 4 (2.99%) Bugzilla
7 4 (2.99%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.24%) Calabash
8 3 (2.24%) JUnit
8 3 (2.24%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.24%) TestNG
9 2 (1.49%) AccuRev
9 2 (1.49%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.49%) TestRail
10 1 (0.75%) Sikuli
General
1 23 (17.16%) Finance
2 5 (3.73%) Publishing
2 5 (3.73%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.99%) Banking
4 2 (1.49%) Automotive
4 2 (1.49%) Marketing
5 1 (0.75%) Advertising
5 1 (0.75%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 47 (35.07%) Analyst
2 32 (23.88%) Test Analyst
3 21 (15.67%) Developer
4 18 (13.43%) Test Engineer
5 16 (11.94%) Tester
6 11 (8.21%) .NET Developer
6 11 (8.21%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (8.21%) C# Developer
7 9 (6.72%) Business Analyst
7 9 (6.72%) QA Analyst
7 9 (6.72%) QA Test Analyst
7 9 (6.72%) Senior Test Engineer
8 8 (5.97%) Office 365 Business Analyst
8 8 (5.97%) QA Engineer
8 8 (5.97%) Quality Analyst
8 8 (5.97%) Software Developer
8 8 (5.97%) Software Test Engineer
8 8 (5.97%) Test Manager
9 7 (5.22%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (5.22%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.16%) .NET
2 13 (9.70%) React
3 12 (8.96%) KnockoutJS
4 11 (8.21%) jQuery
4 11 (8.21%) Web Services
5 7 (5.22%) Node.js
6 6 (4.48%) XML
7 5 (3.73%) REST
7 5 (3.73%) Velocity
7 5 (3.73%) WebdriverIO
8 4 (2.99%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.49%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.49%) CSS
9 2 (1.49%) HTML
9 2 (1.49%) Middleware
9 2 (1.49%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (1.49%) SOAP
9 2 (1.49%) Spring
9 2 (1.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.73%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (3.73%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.99%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.24%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.75%) Fintech
6 1 (0.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.94%) Linux
2 8 (5.97%) Windows
3 5 (3.73%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.75%) Android
4 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (36.57%) Test Automation
3 25 (18.66%) Test Strategy
4 21 (15.67%) Waterfall
5 20 (14.93%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (13.43%) Scrum
7 16 (11.94%) Test Management
8 15 (11.19%) Acceptance Criteria
8 15 (11.19%) Scenario Testing
8 15 (11.19%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (9.70%) SDLC
10 12 (8.96%) Artificial Intelligence
10 12 (8.96%) Data Science
10 12 (8.96%) OO
10 12 (8.96%) OOD
10 12 (8.96%) Project Management
10 12 (8.96%) Security Testing
10 12 (8.96%) Test Scripting
11 11 (8.21%) Integration Testing
11 11 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.90%) SQL
2 23 (17.16%) C#
3 22 (16.42%) Java
4 11 (8.21%) PowerShell
5 6 (4.48%) Python
6 5 (3.73%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.73%) PHP
7 3 (2.24%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.24%) Ruby
7 3 (2.24%) VB
8 2 (1.49%) C
8 2 (1.49%) Embedded C
8 2 (1.49%) Go
8 2 (1.49%) Scala
8 2 (1.49%) XAML
9 1 (0.75%) Groovy
9 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (20.15%) ISEB
2 26 (19.40%) ISTQB
3 19 (14.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (13.43%) Degree
5 5 (3.73%) HNC
5 5 (3.73%) HND
6 2 (1.49%) CIPD
6 2 (1.49%) Postgraduate
6 2 (1.49%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (39.55%) QA
2 8 (5.97%) GDPR
3 4 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.49%) MISRA
4 2 (1.49%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (3.73%) Docker
2 4 (2.99%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 32 (23.88%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.24%) Xamarin
3 2 (1.49%) DevExpress
3 2 (1.49%) SAP
3 2 (1.49%) ServiceNow
4 1 (0.75%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.75%) Google
4 1 (0.75%) HP