Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 171 136
Rank change year-on-year +7 -35 +61
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 170 194 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.70% 1.69% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.90% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 158 146 179
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £34,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.94% +6.15% -1.52%
10th Percentile £24,750 £26,250 £22,850
90th Percentile £61,800 £46,000 £48,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% +1.33%

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 8911 10210 9576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.90% 89.18% 87.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7215 7983 7897
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £64,700
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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +36 85 £47,000 +34.29% 1
Staffordshire +6 37 £25,750 -21.97% 1
Warwickshire +12 31 £35,750 +5.15%
Coventry -1 8 £35,000 -7.28% 2
Wolverhampton -18 2 £24,250 -30.71%
Shropshire - 2 £40,000 - 1
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 94 (55.29%) Test Automation
2 84 (49.41%) QA
3 83 (48.82%) Test Scripting
4 72 (42.35%) Selenium
5 67 (39.41%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (32.35%) ISTQB
7 52 (30.59%) Java
7 52 (30.59%) ISEB
8 49 (28.82%) SQL
9 48 (28.24%) Test Strategy
10 41 (24.12%) Degree
11 40 (23.53%) Scrum
12 38 (22.35%) WebDriver
12 38 (22.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 33 (19.41%) User Acceptance Testing
13 33 (19.41%) Analytical Skills
14 32 (18.82%) Cucumber
14 32 (18.82%) JavaScript
14 32 (18.82%) E-Commerce
15 27 (15.88%) JIRA
15 27 (15.88%) SDLC
16 26 (15.29%) XML
17 24 (14.12%) Microsoft
17 24 (14.12%) Finance
18 20 (11.76%) Regression Testing
19 18 (10.59%) Migration
19 18 (10.59%) SOAP
19 18 (10.59%) Computer Science
19 18 (10.59%) Waterfall
19 18 (10.59%) Computer Science Degree

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 8 (4.71%) Confluence
2 7 (4.12%) JBoss
2 7 (4.12%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.59%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.59%) Siemens NX
2 1 (0.59%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.59%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.35%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.94%) Internet
1 5 (2.94%) Intranet
2 1 (0.59%) 4G
2 1 (0.59%) LTE
2 1 (0.59%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.29%) MySQL
3 8 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.35%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.59%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 72 (42.35%) Selenium
2 38 (22.35%) WebDriver
3 32 (18.82%) Cucumber
4 27 (15.88%) JIRA
5 13 (7.65%) Jenkins
6 10 (5.88%) Git (software)
6 10 (5.88%) SoapUI
6 10 (5.88%) TeamCity
6 10 (5.88%) Zephyr
7 9 (5.29%) Appium
7 9 (5.29%) Calabash
7 9 (5.29%) JMeter
8 8 (4.71%) JBehave
8 8 (4.71%) TestRail
9 7 (4.12%) Bitbucket
9 7 (4.12%) Maven
9 7 (4.12%) Visual Studio
10 5 (2.94%) Eclipse
10 5 (2.94%) HP UFT
10 5 (2.94%) IntelliJ
General
1 24 (14.12%) Finance
2 11 (6.47%) Banking
2 11 (6.47%) Retail
3 7 (4.12%) Financial Institution
3 7 (4.12%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.53%) Games
5 3 (1.76%) Electronics
5 3 (1.76%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.59%) Automotive
7 1 (0.59%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 67 (39.41%) Tester
2 55 (32.35%) Analyst
3 41 (24.12%) Test Analyst
4 37 (21.76%) Software Tester
5 33 (19.41%) Automation Tester
6 23 (13.53%) Software Analyst
6 23 (13.53%) Software Test Analyst
7 14 (8.24%) Test Leader
8 13 (7.65%) QA Engineer
8 13 (7.65%) Test Engineer
9 9 (5.29%) Automation Test Analyst
9 9 (5.29%) QA Leader
10 8 (4.71%) Coordinator
10 8 (4.71%) Software Engineer
10 8 (4.71%) Test Coordinator
10 8 (4.71%) Test Manager
10 8 (4.71%) UAT Coordinator
11 7 (4.12%) Business Analyst
11 7 (4.12%) Graduate
12 6 (3.53%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.29%) XML
2 18 (10.59%) SOAP
3 15 (8.82%) REST
4 13 (7.65%) JSON
5 12 (7.06%) HTML
6 11 (6.47%) CSS
7 7 (4.12%) .NET
7 7 (4.12%) Gherkin
8 5 (2.94%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.35%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.35%) Node.js
9 4 (2.35%) React
10 3 (1.76%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (1.76%) Web Services
11 2 (1.18%) XSL
12 1 (0.59%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 33 (19.41%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (10.59%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.76%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.18%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.18%) EPoS
6 2 (1.18%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.18%) Replication
7 1 (0.59%) Fintech
7 1 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.41%) Unix
2 13 (7.65%) Windows
3 8 (4.71%) Linux
4 6 (3.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (55.29%) Test Automation
2 83 (48.82%) Test Scripting
3 67 (39.41%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (28.24%) Test Strategy
5 40 (23.53%) Scrum
6 33 (19.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 32 (18.82%) E-Commerce
8 27 (15.88%) SDLC
9 20 (11.76%) Regression Testing
10 18 (10.59%) Migration
10 18 (10.59%) Waterfall
11 17 (10.00%) BDD
12 16 (9.41%) Manual Testing
12 16 (9.41%) Test Planning
13 12 (7.06%) Functional Testing
14 11 (6.47%) Black-Box Testing
14 11 (6.47%) Mentoring
14 11 (6.47%) Scenario Testing
14 11 (6.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 11 (6.47%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 52 (30.59%) Java
2 49 (28.82%) SQL
3 32 (18.82%) JavaScript
4 16 (9.41%) C#
5 13 (7.65%) Python
6 11 (6.47%) C++
7 7 (4.12%) Perl
8 5 (2.94%) C
8 5 (2.94%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.35%) PHP
9 4 (2.35%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.76%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.76%) Ruby
10 3 (1.76%) VB
11 1 (0.59%) Go
11 1 (0.59%) Scala
11 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 55 (32.35%) ISTQB
2 52 (30.59%) ISEB
3 41 (24.12%) Degree
4 38 (22.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (10.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.76%) SAP Certification
8 2 (1.18%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.18%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (49.41%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 8 (4.71%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.76%) Ansible
2 3 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.76%) Puppet
3 2 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (14.12%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.24%) Oracle
3 9 (5.29%) HP
4 3 (1.76%) SaltStack
4 3 (1.76%) SAP
5 2 (1.18%) Capita
5 2 (1.18%) Cognos
5 2 (1.18%) Informatica
5 2 (1.18%) Netezza
5 2 (1.18%) webMethods
6 1 (0.59%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.59%) ANSYS
6 1 (0.59%) Google
6 1 (0.59%) IBM
6 1 (0.59%) MKS
6 1 (0.59%) NETSOL
6 1 (0.59%) PayPal