Period
to 21 January 2018

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 6 months to 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
West Midlands > Worcestershire
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 60 58
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 0.43% 0.97% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 1.12% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 4
Worcestershire median annual salary £26,500 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.67% -7.69% +7.44%
10th Percentile £23,250 £24,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £28,950 £37,750 £43,375
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06% +1.54%

Software 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 Worcestershire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Worcestershire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 415 447 397
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 88.30% 86.80% 87.83%
Number of salaries quoted 353 428 362
Worcestershire median annual salary £36,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £59,500 £52,500 £52,250
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £41,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -1.20% - +3.75%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire.

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 6 months to 21 January 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
Worcester 0 2 £26,500 -11.67% 1
Software Testing
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Case Management
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development

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:

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Software Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Case Management
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft