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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 120 132
Rank change year-on-year -26 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 68 130 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.42% 2.11% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 2.39% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 58 108 61
Median salary £32,500 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.12% +3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,350 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 4324 5436 4272
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 90.03% 88.19% 83.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3530 4374 3574
Median salary £42,500 £42,900 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.93% +0.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,375 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -6 29 £30,000 -22.58% 2
Warwickshire +23 11 £34,500 -35.81% 1
Staffordshire +11 11 £30,000 -3.22% 1
Coventry +6 6 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Dudley - 5 £40,000 -
Shropshire -9 2 £25,500 -43.33% 2
Herefordshire -19 1 - -
Worcestershire -19 1 £22,000 -20.00%
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 48 (38.10%) QA
2 44 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (32.54%) ISEB
4 38 (30.16%) Test Scripting
5 33 (26.19%) SQL
6 30 (23.81%) ISTQB
7 26 (20.63%) Automated Testing
8 25 (19.84%) Selenium
8 25 (19.84%) SDLC
9 22 (17.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 21 (16.67%) E-Commerce
11 20 (15.87%) Manual Testing
12 19 (15.08%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (13.49%) Degree
14 16 (12.70%) Test Automation
14 16 (12.70%) Microsoft
14 16 (12.70%) Scrum
14 16 (12.70%) Finance
15 15 (11.90%) Java
16 14 (11.11%) JIRA
16 14 (11.11%) Process Improvement
16 14 (11.11%) Automation Testing
17 13 (10.32%) Cucumber
18 12 (9.52%) Migration
18 12 (9.52%) C#
18 12 (9.52%) Test Strategy
18 12 (9.52%) Functional Testing
19 11 (8.73%) MS Excel
20 10 (7.94%) SQL Server
20 10 (7.94%) 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 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (0.79%) EPiServer
1 1 (0.79%) IIS
1 1 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.17%) MS Office
3 3 (2.38%) Simulink
4 2 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.79%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.79%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.38%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.79%) G Suite
3 1 (0.79%) Office 365
3 1 (0.79%) SaaS
3 1 (0.79%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.17%) HTTP
2 1 (0.79%) Internet
2 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.79%) Cognos Query Studio
3 1 (0.79%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (0.79%) MySQL
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.79%) QlikView
3 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (19.84%) Selenium
2 14 (11.11%) JIRA
3 13 (10.32%) Cucumber
4 10 (7.94%) WebDriver
5 7 (5.56%) JMeter
6 5 (3.97%) SoapUI
7 4 (3.17%) HP UFT
8 3 (2.38%) CANoe
8 3 (2.38%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.38%) JUnit
8 3 (2.38%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.38%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.59%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.59%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.59%) MSTest
9 2 (1.59%) Ranorex
9 2 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.59%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.79%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.79%) Subversion
General
1 16 (12.70%) Finance
2 10 (7.94%) Automotive
3 7 (5.56%) Banking
4 6 (4.76%) Legal
4 6 (4.76%) Retail
5 3 (2.38%) Games
5 3 (2.38%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.59%) Billing
6 2 (1.59%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.79%) Back Office
7 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (35.71%) Analyst
1 45 (35.71%) Tester
2 36 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 34 (26.98%) Software Tester
4 17 (13.49%) Software Analyst
4 17 (13.49%) Software Test Analyst
5 13 (10.32%) Team Leader
6 12 (9.52%) Automation Tester
7 10 (7.94%) Test Team Leader
8 9 (7.14%) Test Leader
9 8 (6.35%) Manual Tester
9 8 (6.35%) Senior Tester
9 8 (6.35%) Test Engineer
9 8 (6.35%) Test Manager
10 6 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (4.76%) Senior Software Tester
11 5 (3.97%) Developer
11 5 (3.97%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.97%) Software Team Leader
11 5 (3.97%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.14%) .NET
2 8 (6.35%) HTML
3 7 (5.56%) XML
4 4 (3.17%) SOAP
5 3 (2.38%) J2EE
5 3 (2.38%) Web Services
6 2 (1.59%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.59%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.59%) HornetQ
6 2 (1.59%) JMS
6 2 (1.59%) Kafka
6 2 (1.59%) Node.js
6 2 (1.59%) RESTful
7 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.79%) jQuery
7 1 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.79%) Twig
7 1 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.79%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (6.35%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.17%) iPhone
2 4 (3.17%) Smartphone
3 3 (2.38%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.59%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.59%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.59%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.59%) User Experience
5 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.79%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.76%) Windows
2 4 (3.17%) Android
2 4 (3.17%) Linux
2 4 (3.17%) Unix
3 2 (1.59%) CentOS
3 2 (1.59%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.79%) VxWorks
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (30.16%) Test Scripting
3 26 (20.63%) Automated Testing
4 25 (19.84%) SDLC
5 21 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 20 (15.87%) Manual Testing
7 19 (15.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (12.70%) Scrum
8 16 (12.70%) Test Automation
9 14 (11.11%) Automation Testing
9 14 (11.11%) Process Improvement
10 12 (9.52%) Functional Testing
10 12 (9.52%) Migration
10 12 (9.52%) Test Strategy
11 10 (7.94%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (7.94%) Software Engineering
11 10 (7.94%) System Testing
12 9 (7.14%) BDD
12 9 (7.14%) Regression Testing
12 9 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 33 (26.19%) SQL
2 15 (11.90%) Java
3 12 (9.52%) C#
4 9 (7.14%) C
4 9 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.76%) Python
5 6 (4.76%) Scala
6 4 (3.17%) C++
6 4 (3.17%) VB
6 4 (3.17%) VBScript
7 2 (1.59%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.59%) Groovy
7 2 (1.59%) Lua
7 2 (1.59%) PHP
7 2 (1.59%) Ruby
7 2 (1.59%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.79%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.79%) Perl
8 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (32.54%) ISEB
2 30 (23.81%) ISTQB
3 22 (17.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (13.49%) Degree
5 2 (1.59%) GNVQ
5 2 (1.59%) HND
6 1 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (38.10%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.79%) ISO13485
2 1 (0.79%) MISRA
2 1 (0.79%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.79%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (1.59%) Docker
1 2 (1.59%) VirtualBox
1 2 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.59%) Consul
1 2 (1.59%) Docker Swarm
1 2 (1.59%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.59%) Mesos
1 2 (1.59%) Nagios
1 2 (1.59%) Puppet
1 2 (1.59%) StatsD
1 2 (1.59%) Terraform
2 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.17%) PayPal
2 4 (3.17%) SAP
3 3 (2.38%) Google
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle
4 2 (1.59%) New Relic
4 2 (1.59%) VMware
5 1 (0.79%) Ab Initio
5 1 (0.79%) Cognos
5 1 (0.79%) Epicor
5 1 (0.79%) HP
5 1 (0.79%) IBM
5 1 (0.79%) Informatica
5 1 (0.79%) MathWorks
5 1 (0.79%) Pega
5 1 (0.79%) QNX
5 1 (0.79%) Zend
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