The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 67 52 67
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 0.31% 1.32% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 1.39% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 1
Average salary £32,500 £36,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.72% +5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Software Tester
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Coventry region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Coventry
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
620 505 526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 96.88% 95.46% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 527 395 483
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Coventry region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in Coventry

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Coventry region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Automated Testing
3 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 4 (57.14%) TestComplete
3 4 (57.14%) ISEB
3 4 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) C#
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) OOP
5 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Testing
6 1 (14.29%) VBScript
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Scrum

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Coventry region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) TestComplete
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Automated Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) OOP
4 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle