Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 272 258 246
Rank change year-on-year -14 -12 -28
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 40 53 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.55% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.61% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 25 38 46
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -10.71% +20.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,125 £28,125
90th Percentile £47,500 £47,575 £60,625
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 8,599 8,746 10,404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.27% 90.60% 89.37%
Number of salaries quoted 6,639 7,081 8,388
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,950 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,961
% change year-on-year - +4.25% +3.14%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -19 12 £27,500 -31.25% 4
Warwickshire +1 10 £41,500 -2.35% 3
Worcestershire +38 8 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Solihull +6 7 £36,000 +30.91%
Staffordshire -4 2 £31,250 +6.84% 2
Coventry -17 1 £36,500 -2.67%
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, IT jobs citing System 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 System Testing.

1 16 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (35.00%) Integration Testing
3 12 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 12 (30.00%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (27.50%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (27.50%) GAP Analysis
4 11 (27.50%) Finance
4 11 (27.50%) SAP
5 10 (25.00%) Retail
5 10 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (22.50%) Test Scripting
6 9 (22.50%) Data Migration
6 9 (22.50%) General Ledger
6 9 (22.50%) SAP CO
6 9 (22.50%) SAP FI/CO
6 9 (22.50%) Manufacturing
6 9 (22.50%) Publishing
6 9 (22.50%) SAP FI
6 9 (22.50%) Accounts Payable
6 9 (22.50%) Accounts Receivable
7 8 (20.00%) Project Management
7 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (20.00%) Scrum
7 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 8 (20.00%) QA
7 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
8 7 (17.50%) ERP
9 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development

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 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 9 (22.50%) SAP CO
1 9 (22.50%) SAP FI
1 9 (22.50%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (12.50%) SAP FSCM
3 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (5.00%) SAP ERP
4 1 (2.50%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) CruiseControl
2 3 (7.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.50%) Selenium
2 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.50%) Calabash
3 1 (2.50%) JIRA
3 1 (2.50%) YouTrack
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 10 (25.00%) Retail
3 9 (22.50%) General Ledger
3 9 (22.50%) Manufacturing
3 9 (22.50%) Publishing
4 5 (12.50%) Automotive
5 2 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) Consultant
2 9 (22.50%) SAP CO Consultant
2 9 (22.50%) SAP Consultant
2 9 (22.50%) SAP FI Consultant
2 9 (22.50%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
3 7 (17.50%) Test Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Business Manager
4 5 (12.50%) Business Systems Manager
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Senior SAP CO Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Senior SAP Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Senior SAP FI Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Senior SAP FI/CO Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Systems Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Software Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
3 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.50%) CSS
3 1 (2.50%) HTML
3 1 (2.50%) React
3 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (30.00%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (12.50%) Infotainment
4 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.50%) Mobile App
5 2 (5.00%) CMDB
6 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Integration Testing
1 14 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 11 (27.50%) GAP Analysis
3 11 (27.50%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (22.50%) Accounts Payable
5 9 (22.50%) Accounts Receivable
5 9 (22.50%) Data Migration
5 9 (22.50%) Test Scripting
6 8 (20.00%) Project Management
6 8 (20.00%) Scrum
6 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 7 (17.50%) ERP
7 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
8 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (12.50%) Critical Path Analysis
9 5 (12.50%) Six Sigma
9 5 (12.50%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
1 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.00%) ISEB
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) SAP
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.00%) BMC
4 1 (2.50%) Siebel