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 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 182 177
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5  
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 36 58 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.72% 0.93% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.05% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 21 24 39
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £60,000 £41,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year -2.43% -1.20%  

System 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 4469 5515 4561
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 89.22% 88.37% 85.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3705 4346 3783
Median salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing System Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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 3 months to 29 April 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 +17 17 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Warwickshire +23 8 £38,750 -3.12% 2
Coventry +3 5 £37,500 -18.47%
Staffordshire +6 3 - - 1
Solihull -15 2 £30,000 +9.09% 1
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, 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 23 (42.59%) Integration Testing
2 22 (40.74%) Automated Testing
3 20 (37.04%) Java
4 18 (33.33%) Selenium
5 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (31.48%) Finance
6 16 (29.63%) Unit Testing
6 16 (29.63%) SDLC
7 15 (27.78%) Test Scripting
8 14 (25.93%) Scala
8 14 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (25.93%) ISTQB
8 14 (25.93%) HP UFT
8 14 (25.93%) VBScript
9 13 (24.07%) Regression Testing
10 12 (22.22%) ISEB
10 12 (22.22%) Software Testing
10 12 (22.22%) QA
10 12 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (18.52%) VB
12 9 (16.67%) User Stories
13 8 (14.81%) Process Improvement
13 8 (14.81%) Project Management
14 7 (12.96%) SQL
14 7 (12.96%) Test Management
14 7 (12.96%) Scrum
14 7 (12.96%) BDD
14 7 (12.96%) Test Automation
14 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (11.11%) Test Strategy

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 3 (5.56%) Confluence
2 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.85%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.85%) InDesign
1 1 (1.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) SAP CO
1 4 (7.41%) SAP FI
1 4 (7.41%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.85%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) HTTPS
1 3 (5.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (33.33%) Selenium
2 14 (25.93%) HP UFT
3 5 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (7.41%) JIRA
5 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.56%) Mercurial
5 3 (5.56%) SoapUI
5 3 (5.56%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.85%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.85%) JMeter
General
1 17 (31.48%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Law
2 4 (7.41%) Legal
2 4 (7.41%) Retail
3 3 (5.56%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.85%) Advertising
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (44.44%) Analyst
2 14 (25.93%) Test Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) Test Manager
4 7 (12.96%) Automation Test Analyst
4 7 (12.96%) Consultant
4 7 (12.96%) Test Automation Manager
5 6 (11.11%) Project Manager
6 5 (9.26%) SAP Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 4 (7.41%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Agile Project Manager
7 4 (7.41%) Support Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Tester
8 3 (5.56%) Application Security Specialist
8 3 (5.56%) Applications Specialist
8 3 (5.56%) Automation Tester
8 3 (5.56%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 3 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) .NET
1 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET
1 3 (5.56%) SOAP
1 3 (5.56%) XML
2 2 (3.70%) EDI
2 2 (3.70%) HTML
2 2 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (1.85%) CSS
3 1 (1.85%) SAP CO-PA
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.41%) iPad
2 4 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.70%) Derivative
5 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) New Media
5 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) Apple iOS
1 3 (5.56%) Linux
1 3 (5.56%) Mac OS X
1 3 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (42.59%) Integration Testing
2 22 (40.74%) Automated Testing
3 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (29.63%) SDLC
4 16 (29.63%) Unit Testing
5 15 (27.78%) Test Scripting
6 14 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (24.07%) Regression Testing
8 12 (22.22%) Software Testing
9 9 (16.67%) User Stories
10 8 (14.81%) Process Improvement
10 8 (14.81%) Project Management
11 7 (12.96%) BDD
11 7 (12.96%) Scrum
11 7 (12.96%) Test Automation
11 7 (12.96%) Test Management
12 6 (11.11%) Matrix Management
12 6 (11.11%) Smoke Testing
12 6 (11.11%) Test Strategy
13 5 (9.26%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.04%) Java
2 14 (25.93%) Scala
2 14 (25.93%) VBScript
3 10 (18.52%) VB
4 7 (12.96%) SQL
5 3 (5.56%) Erlang
6 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (25.93%) ISTQB
2 12 (22.22%) ISEB
2 12 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) PMO
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) SAP
2 4 (7.41%) Apple
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) MobileIron
3 3 (5.56%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.85%) Adobe
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle
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