Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 263 278 240
Rank change year-on-year +15 -38 -7
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 36 53 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.52% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.58% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 29 32 50
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £29,650 £27,625 £21,700
90th Percentile £47,950 £51,700 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 8,333 9,178 11,068
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.73% 90.58% 89.47%
Number of salaries quoted 6,411 7,603 8,718
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,900 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £65,489
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 22 July 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 22 July 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
Warwickshire +28 10 £41,500 +7.10% 1
Birmingham -19 7 £40,000 - 2
Staffordshire +2 6 £32,500 +16.07% 1
Worcestershire - 6 £45,000 - 1
Solihull +12 4 £36,000 +20.00%
Coventry +6 3 £35,000 -6.67% 1
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 11 (30.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 8 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
4 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
4 7 (19.44%) Finance
4 7 (19.44%) Scrum
4 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Project Management
5 6 (16.67%) ERP
5 6 (16.67%) Degree
6 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (11.11%) IT Strategy
7 4 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (11.11%) User Stories
7 4 (11.11%) Analytics
7 4 (11.11%) Critical Path Analysis
7 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 4 (11.11%) QA
7 4 (11.11%) SAP
7 4 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
8 3 (8.33%) Automotive

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 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (5.56%) SAP CO
1 2 (5.56%) SAP ERP
1 2 (5.56%) SAP FI
1 2 (5.56%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (5.56%) SAP FSCM
2 1 (2.78%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.78%) Office 365
3 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Firewall
1 2 (5.56%) H.323
1 2 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (5.56%) Network Security
1 2 (5.56%) SS7
2 1 (2.78%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.78%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (5.56%) Power BI
2 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) CruiseControl
2 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.56%) Ranorex
2 2 (5.56%) Selenium
2 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.78%) Calabash
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Automotive
2 3 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Billing
3 2 (5.56%) General Ledger
3 2 (5.56%) Legal
3 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.56%) Publishing
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Developer
2 6 (16.67%) Tester
3 4 (11.11%) Business Manager
3 4 (11.11%) Business Systems Manager
3 4 (11.11%) Consultant
3 4 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 4 (11.11%) Systems Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Applications Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Graduate
5 2 (5.56%) SAP CO Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) SAP FI Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Telecoms Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) React
3 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (8.33%) Infotainment
4 2 (5.56%) CMDB
4 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.78%) SCADA
5 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 8 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 7 (19.44%) Scrum
4 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
5 6 (16.67%) ERP
5 6 (16.67%) Project Management
5 6 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (11.11%) Analytics
7 4 (11.11%) Critical Path Analysis
7 4 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (11.11%) IT Strategy
7 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 4 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 4 (11.11%) User Stories
8 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) SAP
3 2 (5.56%) BMC
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle