Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Test Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Management over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Management
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 280 278 259
Rank change year-on-year -2 -19 +30
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 43 61 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.54% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.60% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 28 55 48
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.32% - +17.28%
10th Percentile £29,250 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £54,125 £59,300 £59,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -4.26%

Test Management 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 9052 10159 9516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.76% 89.15% 87.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7329 7943 7843
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in the West Midlands

Test Management
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Test Management in the West Midlands

Test Management
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Management in the West Midlands

Test Management
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 Test Management within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +5 17 £50,000 +11.11%
Warwickshire +8 10 £35,000 +9.38%
Coventry +17 8 - -
Staffordshire +5 4 £26,250 -41.67%
Worcestershire - 1 £30,000 -
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Management 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 Test Management.

1 29 (67.44%) Java
1 29 (67.44%) JIRA
1 29 (67.44%) Selenium
2 25 (58.14%) Test Automation
3 17 (39.53%) SOAP
3 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (34.88%) Test Scripting
5 14 (32.56%) Mentoring
6 13 (30.23%) Coaching
6 13 (30.23%) QA
6 13 (30.23%) Finance
7 12 (27.91%) ISTQB
8 11 (25.58%) Software Testing
8 11 (25.58%) Zephyr
8 11 (25.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (25.58%) Appium
8 11 (25.58%) SoapUI
9 10 (23.26%) Test Strategy
9 10 (23.26%) Cucumber
9 10 (23.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (23.26%) Jenkins
9 10 (23.26%) ISEB
10 9 (20.93%) CSS
10 9 (20.93%) E-Commerce
10 9 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (20.93%) XML
10 9 (20.93%) Unix
10 9 (20.93%) MySQL
10 9 (20.93%) Oracle
10 9 (20.93%) JavaScript

Test Management
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 9 (20.93%) Confluence
2 1 (2.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) GitHub
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (67.44%) JIRA
1 29 (67.44%) Selenium
2 11 (25.58%) Appium
2 11 (25.58%) SoapUI
2 11 (25.58%) Zephyr
3 10 (23.26%) Cucumber
3 10 (23.26%) Jenkins
4 8 (18.60%) eggPlant
4 8 (18.60%) GoCD
4 8 (18.60%) JBehave
4 8 (18.60%) JMeter
4 8 (18.60%) Ranorex
4 8 (18.60%) SpecFlow
4 8 (18.60%) WATIR
5 3 (6.98%) Calabash
6 2 (4.65%) JUnit
6 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.33%) Protractor
7 1 (2.33%) Subversion
7 1 (2.33%) TestNG
General
1 13 (30.23%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) Analyst
1 20 (46.51%) Test Analyst
2 11 (25.58%) Tester
3 9 (20.93%) Coordinator
3 9 (20.93%) Test Coordinator
3 9 (20.93%) UAT Coordinator
4 7 (16.28%) QA Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) QA Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) QA Test Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) QA Test Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) QA Tester
4 7 (16.28%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Senior QA Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Senior QA Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Senior QA Test Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Senior QA Tester
4 7 (16.28%) Senior Test Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Senior Test Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Senior Tester
4 7 (16.28%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (39.53%) SOAP
2 9 (20.93%) CSS
2 9 (20.93%) HTML
2 9 (20.93%) JSON
2 9 (20.93%) REST
2 9 (20.93%) XML
3 8 (18.60%) Gherkin
4 5 (11.63%) .NET
5 1 (2.33%) RESTful
5 1 (2.33%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Fintech
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Test Automation
2 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (34.88%) Test Scripting
4 14 (32.56%) Mentoring
5 13 (30.23%) Coaching
6 11 (25.58%) Software Testing
7 10 (23.26%) Test Strategy
7 10 (23.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (20.93%) BDD
8 9 (20.93%) E-Commerce
8 9 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (18.60%) Configuration Management
9 8 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (18.60%) Open Source
10 6 (13.95%) Line Management
10 6 (13.95%) Waterfall
11 5 (11.63%) CRM
11 5 (11.63%) People Management
11 5 (11.63%) Programme Delivery
12 4 (9.30%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (67.44%) Java
2 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
3 8 (18.60%) SQL
4 4 (9.30%) C#
5 3 (6.98%) Ruby
6 2 (4.65%) PHP
7 1 (2.33%) Groovy
7 1 (2.33%) RPG
7 1 (2.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) ISTQB
2 11 (25.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (23.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Oracle
2 8 (18.60%) CA Agile Central
2 8 (18.60%) Cognizant
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.98%) Xamarin