The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 44 - 54
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 16 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 2.72% - 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.82% - 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 15 0 1
Average salary £37,500 - £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -1.47%
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
568 540 402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 96.60% 94.90% 93.93%
Number of salaries quoted 490 413 362
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Tester
Salary Trend in Coventry

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

Tester Salary Trend in Coventry

Tester
Salary Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Coventry

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Coventry region that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 28 (82.35%) ISEB
2 26 (76.47%) SQL
3 18 (52.94%) QA
4 11 (32.35%) ISTQB
5 10 (29.41%) Test Scripting
6 9 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (26.47%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (26.47%) ETL
7 8 (23.53%) SharePoint
7 8 (23.53%) Back Office
7 8 (23.53%) SOA
7 8 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (23.53%) Software Testing
8 7 (20.59%) Finance
8 7 (20.59%) Windows
9 6 (17.65%) UNIX
9 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
9 6 (17.65%) Scrum
9 6 (17.65%) Integration Testing
9 6 (17.65%) Manual Testing
10 5 (14.71%) System Testing
10 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (14.71%) Automation Testing
10 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
10 5 (14.71%) Automated Testing
10 5 (14.71%) VB
10 5 (14.71%) HTML
11 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
11 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
11 4 (11.76%) Retail

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Coventry region that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (23.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) VoIP
1 2 (5.88%) Firewall
1 2 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.94%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.94%) TestComplete
General
1 8 (23.53%) Back Office
2 7 (20.59%) Finance
3 4 (11.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) UNIX
3 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Test Scripting
2 9 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (26.47%) ETL
3 8 (23.53%) SOA
3 8 (23.53%) Software Testing
3 8 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (17.65%) Manual Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Integration Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Scrum
5 5 (14.71%) Automated Testing
5 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
5 5 (14.71%) System Testing
5 5 (14.71%) Automation Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.82%) Performance Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Security Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 26 (76.47%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) VB
3 3 (8.82%) Java
4 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (82.35%) ISEB
2 11 (32.35%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.88%) CISSP
3 2 (5.88%) CEH
3 2 (5.88%) CISMP
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (52.94%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (2.94%) Netezza
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Cognos
3 1 (2.94%) IBM
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