Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 259 265 251
Rank change year-on-year +6 -14 -12
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 46 58 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.55% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.61% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 31 47 56
West Midlands median annual salary £32,000 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.33% +4.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £51,250 £53,750 £42,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,582
% change year-on-year +2.27% +8.42% -4.51%

System 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 8,620 9,433 9,160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.38% 89.84% 87.67%
Number of salaries quoted 6,782 7,375 7,625
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £41,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.20% - +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in the West Midlands

System Testing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for System Testing in the West Midlands

System Testing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for System Testing in the West Midlands

System 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 System Testing within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 January 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 +23 21 £28,500 -6.56% 4
Warwickshire +8 10 £42,500 - 1
Coventry -3 5 £32,000 -14.67%
Worcestershire +7 4 £18,000 -51.35% 1
Staffordshire +2 3 £60,000 +105.13%
Solihull -14 3 £27,500 +14.58% 1
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT jobs citing System 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 System Testing.

1 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (28.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (28.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (26.09%) SQL
4 12 (26.09%) Integration Testing
5 11 (23.91%) Data Migration
5 11 (23.91%) SAP CO
5 11 (23.91%) General Ledger
5 11 (23.91%) SAP
5 11 (23.91%) SAP FI
5 11 (23.91%) Regression Testing
5 11 (23.91%) GAP Analysis
5 11 (23.91%) Finance
5 11 (23.91%) SAP FI/CO
6 10 (21.74%) Scrum
6 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
6 10 (21.74%) Test Automation
7 9 (19.57%) ASP.NET
7 9 (19.57%) .NET
8 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
8 8 (17.39%) C#
8 8 (17.39%) Project Management
8 8 (17.39%) Manufacturing
8 8 (17.39%) Publishing
8 8 (17.39%) Retail
9 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
9 7 (15.22%) User Stories
10 6 (13.04%) Test Planning
10 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Office

System 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 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (23.91%) SAP CO
1 11 (23.91%) SAP FI
1 11 (23.91%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (8.70%) SAP FSCM
3 3 (6.52%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (2.17%) iTrent
4 1 (2.17%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.35%) CruiseControl
3 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.17%) JIRA
3 1 (2.17%) Selenium
3 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.17%) YouTrack
General
1 11 (23.91%) Finance
1 11 (23.91%) General Ledger
2 8 (17.39%) Manufacturing
2 8 (17.39%) Publishing
2 8 (17.39%) Retail
3 4 (8.70%) Law
3 4 (8.70%) Legal
4 2 (4.35%) Automotive
5 1 (2.17%) Games
5 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Analyst
2 12 (26.09%) Consultant
3 11 (23.91%) SAP Consultant
4 10 (21.74%) Test Analyst
5 8 (17.39%) SAP CO Consultant
5 8 (17.39%) SAP FI Consultant
5 8 (17.39%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
6 5 (10.87%) .NET Developer
6 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (10.87%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (10.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (10.87%) C# Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Developer
6 5 (10.87%) SQL Developer
7 4 (8.70%) Agile Project Manager
7 4 (8.70%) IT Manager
7 4 (8.70%) IT Project Manager
7 4 (8.70%) Project Manager
7 4 (8.70%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (8.70%) Senior SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) .NET
1 9 (19.57%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.52%) HTML
2 3 (6.52%) SAP CO-PA
3 2 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (2.17%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) iPad
3 3 (6.52%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.52%) NHS
4 2 (4.35%) Infotainment
5 1 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.26%) Continuous Improvement
2 13 (28.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (26.09%) Integration Testing
4 11 (23.91%) Data Migration
4 11 (23.91%) GAP Analysis
4 11 (23.91%) Regression Testing
5 10 (21.74%) Scrum
5 10 (21.74%) Test Automation
6 8 (17.39%) Project Management
7 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
7 7 (15.22%) User Stories
8 6 (13.04%) Test Planning
9 5 (10.87%) Statistics
10 4 (8.70%) Change Management
10 4 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (8.70%) Migration
10 4 (8.70%) Performance Testing
10 4 (8.70%) PRINCE
10 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) SQL
2 8 (17.39%) C#
3 5 (10.87%) C
4 4 (8.70%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) ISEB
1 4 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Nessus
1 1 (2.17%) Nmap
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) SAP
2 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) Siebel