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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank - 62 67
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry - 0.79% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.84% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £25,500
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
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
778 597 650
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 92.62% 94.91% 94.20%
Number of salaries quoted 618 515 480
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,375 £57,500 £57,500
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 19 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) WAI
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) WAI
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP