The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
West Midlands / Worcestershire
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 40 41
Rank change year-on-year -17 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 0.28% 3.00% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 3.30% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 5
Median salary £22,000 £27,500 £22,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Software 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 Worcestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Worcestershire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 321 333 192
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 88.92% 90.74% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 310 305 171
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -4.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,442 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Worcestershire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing in Worcestershire.

Salary trend for Software Testing in Worcestershire

Software Testing
Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Worcestershire 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
Bromsgrove -5 1 £22,000 -20.00%
Software Testing
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT jobs citing Software 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (50.00%) Concurrent Programming
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (50.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) UX Design

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Worcestershire 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Junior
1 1 (50.00%) Junior Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Junior Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Concurrent Programming
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (50.00%) UX Design
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Google
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft