Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 186 151
Rank change year-on-year +3 -35 +17
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 114 151 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.25% 1.51% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.65% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 93 139 189
West Midlands median annual salary £38,000 £35,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.29% +2.14% +4.48%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £53,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £37,776 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.51% +0.74% -2.60%

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 8,235 9,166 10,814
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.24% 91.42% 90.15%
Number of salaries quoted 6,310 7,578 8,489
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -56 41 £50,000 +25.00% 9
Warwickshire +24 17 £32,500 -9.09% 8
Staffordshire +5 16 £32,500 +16.07% 5
Coventry +3 9 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Worcestershire - 7 £27,500 - 6
Sutton Coldfield -10 6 £31,000 +31.91%
Herefordshire - 6 £55,000 -
Shropshire +16 4 £25,000 -1.96% 1
Solihull +5 3 £30,750 -0.81% 2
Wolverhampton -9 2 £66,250 +132.46%
Walsall - 2 - -
Smethwick - 1 £27,000 -
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 71 (62.28%) Test Automation
2 57 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (35.09%) QA
4 38 (33.33%) SQL
5 34 (29.82%) Selenium
6 32 (28.07%) ISTQB
7 31 (27.19%) Scrum
8 29 (25.44%) ISEB
9 27 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
10 26 (22.81%) Test Strategy
11 23 (20.18%) Test Scripting
12 21 (18.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 20 (17.54%) C#
14 19 (16.67%) Waterfall
15 17 (14.91%) Java
15 17 (14.91%) JavaScript
16 16 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (14.04%) Degree
17 15 (13.16%) WebDriver
17 15 (13.16%) Regression Testing
17 15 (13.16%) Finance
17 15 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
17 15 (13.16%) Jenkins
18 14 (12.28%) User Stories
18 14 (12.28%) User Experience
18 14 (12.28%) .NET
18 14 (12.28%) Windows
18 14 (12.28%) Computer Science
18 14 (12.28%) JIRA
19 13 (11.40%) Manual Testing

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 4 (3.51%) Confluence
2 2 (1.75%) JBoss
2 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.75%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.51%) BrowserStack
1 4 (3.51%) GitHub
1 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.88%) Azure Functions
3 1 (0.88%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.02%) Internet
2 5 (4.39%) Network Security
3 4 (3.51%) SMS
4 1 (0.88%) ADSL
4 1 (0.88%) Broadband
4 1 (0.88%) Modbus
4 1 (0.88%) VDSL
4 1 (0.88%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.53%) MongoDB
2 8 (7.02%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.14%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.39%) Data Mining
4 5 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.51%) MySQL
6 3 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.88%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 34 (29.82%) Selenium
2 15 (13.16%) Jenkins
2 15 (13.16%) WebDriver
3 14 (12.28%) JIRA
4 12 (10.53%) Visual Studio
5 9 (7.89%) Git (software)
6 8 (7.02%) TestNG
7 7 (6.14%) Ranorex
7 7 (6.14%) SpecFlow
8 6 (5.26%) Maven
9 5 (4.39%) Cucumber
10 4 (3.51%) Appium
10 4 (3.51%) JUnit
10 4 (3.51%) Robot Framework
10 4 (3.51%) Robotium
10 4 (3.51%) SoapUI
11 3 (2.63%) AccuRev
11 3 (2.63%) Subversion
11 3 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (13.16%) Finance
2 10 (8.77%) Banking
3 6 (5.26%) Retail
4 5 (4.39%) Back Office
5 3 (2.63%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.63%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.75%) Advertising
6 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.88%) Automotive
7 1 (0.88%) Electronics
7 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (37.72%) Analyst
2 28 (24.56%) Test Analyst
3 18 (15.79%) Tester
4 14 (12.28%) QA Analyst
5 13 (11.40%) Developer
5 13 (11.40%) Test Engineer
6 9 (7.89%) Software Analyst
7 8 (7.02%) Software Developer
7 8 (7.02%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) Software Test Analyst
8 7 (6.14%) Test Leader
9 6 (5.26%) Automation Tester
9 6 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
9 6 (5.26%) Senior Tester
9 6 (5.26%) Software Tester
9 6 (5.26%) Test Manager
10 5 (4.39%) Python Engineer
10 5 (4.39%) QA Leader
10 5 (4.39%) Software Engineer
11 4 (3.51%) QA Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.28%) .NET
2 8 (7.02%) Node.js
2 8 (7.02%) React
3 7 (6.14%) Web Services
4 5 (4.39%) AngularJS
4 5 (4.39%) Django
4 5 (4.39%) Flask
4 5 (4.39%) Natural Language Processing
4 5 (4.39%) RESTful
5 3 (2.63%) Gherkin
5 3 (2.63%) HTML
5 3 (2.63%) XML
6 2 (1.75%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.75%) JSON
6 2 (1.75%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (1.75%) Velocity
6 2 (1.75%) XSL
7 1 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.88%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (0.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.28%) Computer Science
1 14 (12.28%) User Experience
2 7 (6.14%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.39%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (4.39%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.51%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.51%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.63%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.75%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.75%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.88%) Infotainment
7 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.28%) Windows
2 11 (9.65%) Linux
3 4 (3.51%) Unix
4 2 (1.75%) Android
4 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (62.28%) Test Automation
2 57 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (27.19%) Scrum
4 27 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
5 26 (22.81%) Test Strategy
6 23 (20.18%) Test Scripting
7 19 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 16 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (13.16%) Regression Testing
10 14 (12.28%) User Stories
11 13 (11.40%) Manual Testing
11 13 (11.40%) SDLC
12 12 (10.53%) ITIL
12 12 (10.53%) Mentoring
12 12 (10.53%) Test Management
13 11 (9.65%) Open Source
13 11 (9.65%) Project Management
14 10 (8.77%) Non-Functional Testing
14 10 (8.77%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.33%) SQL
2 20 (17.54%) C#
3 17 (14.91%) Java
3 17 (14.91%) JavaScript
4 12 (10.53%) Python
5 2 (1.75%) Go
5 2 (1.75%) Perl
5 2 (1.75%) PHP
5 2 (1.75%) Scala
5 2 (1.75%) VB
6 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.88%) C++
6 1 (0.88%) Ruby
6 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.88%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.88%) XAML
Qualifications
1 32 (28.07%) ISTQB
2 29 (25.44%) ISEB
3 21 (18.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (14.04%) Degree
5 3 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.88%) HNC
6 1 (0.88%) HND
6 1 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (35.09%) QA
2 5 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 5 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.63%) GDPR
4 2 (1.75%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (5.26%) Docker
2 2 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.39%) Marathon
2 2 (1.75%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (8.77%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.26%) Google
2 6 (5.26%) ServiceNow
3 5 (4.39%) SAP
4 4 (3.51%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.51%) HP
5 2 (1.75%) Facebook
5 2 (1.75%) Oracle
5 2 (1.75%) webMethods
6 1 (0.88%) Capita
6 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.88%) DevExpress