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

System Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 255 285 255
Rank change year-on-year +30 -30 -33
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 42 45 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.45% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.50% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 40 36 44
West Midlands median annual salary £38,750 £40,500 £30,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.32% +33.88% -6.92%
10th Percentile £27,650 £26,750 £21,400
90th Percentile £59,350 £54,625 £56,375
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 7,795 9,056 10,692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.40% 91.37% 90.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5,960 7,421 8,366
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 0 14 £45,000 +38.46% 6
Coventry +8 10 £33,750 +5.47%
Staffordshire +21 9 £33,750 -43.75% 7
Warwickshire +44 8 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Shropshire - 1 £47,500 -
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 10 (23.81%) SQL
4 9 (21.43%) Degree
4 9 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
5 8 (19.05%) Oracle
6 7 (16.67%) C#
6 7 (16.67%) .NET
6 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 6 (14.29%) Billing
7 6 (14.29%) Finance
7 6 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Project Planning
8 5 (11.90%) QA
8 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
8 5 (11.90%) Test Strategy
8 5 (11.90%) IT Strategy
8 5 (11.90%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET
9 4 (9.52%) SS7
9 4 (9.52%) H.323
9 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (9.52%) Firewall
9 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
9 4 (9.52%) SOAP
9 4 (9.52%) SAP

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 (4.76%) Drupal
2 1 (2.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.38%) CMS
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP CO
1 2 (4.76%) SAP FI
1 2 (4.76%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (4.76%) SAP FSCM
1 2 (4.76%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.38%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (2.38%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.76%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (2.38%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Firewall
1 4 (9.52%) H.323
1 4 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (9.52%) Network Security
1 4 (9.52%) SS7
2 2 (4.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.76%) Power BI
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Cucumber
1 4 (9.52%) Selenium
1 4 (9.52%) SoapUI
2 3 (7.14%) JMeter
2 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.76%) Protractor
3 2 (4.76%) Ranorex
3 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.38%) JUnit
4 1 (2.38%) Mockito
General
1 6 (14.29%) Billing
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.14%) Retail
4 2 (4.76%) General Ledger
4 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.76%) Publishing
5 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Analyst
2 8 (19.05%) Developer
3 7 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Tester
5 4 (9.52%) Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) Telecoms Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Graduate
6 3 (7.14%) Oracle Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Software Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Test Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Junior
7 2 (4.76%) SAP Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET
3 4 (9.52%) SOAP
4 3 (7.14%) HTML
4 3 (7.14%) Spring
4 3 (7.14%) XML
5 2 (4.76%) LAMP
5 2 (4.76%) Web Services
6 1 (2.38%) Apache Sling
6 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.38%) CSS
6 1 (2.38%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.38%) JPA
6 1 (2.38%) jQuery
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (2.38%) REST
6 1 (2.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) SCADA
2 3 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) NHS
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 9 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Collaborative Working
6 5 (11.90%) IT Strategy
6 5 (11.90%) Project Planning
6 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
6 5 (11.90%) Test Strategy
7 4 (9.52%) Analytical Thinking
7 4 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (9.52%) Network Segmentation
7 4 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (9.52%) Security Monitoring
7 4 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
7 4 (9.52%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) SQL
2 7 (16.67%) C#
3 3 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) C
4 1 (2.38%) Groovy
4 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Oracle
2 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) SAP
4 2 (4.76%) NGA Human Resources
4 2 (4.76%) Workday
5 1 (2.38%) Adobe
5 1 (2.38%) PeopleSoft