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 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
Tester
Rank 64 42 53
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 5 17 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 0.78% 3.21% 2.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 3.37% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5 15 15
Average salary £32,500 £25,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -26.47%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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%

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 30 January 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Coventry

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 14 (60.87%) SQL
2 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (47.83%) Windows
3 11 (47.83%) ISEB
4 10 (43.48%) ISTQB
5 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
6 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
6 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
7 6 (26.09%) Oracle
7 6 (26.09%) Finance
7 6 (26.09%) Scrum
7 6 (26.09%) QA
8 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (21.74%) UNIX
8 5 (21.74%) VB
8 5 (21.74%) HTML
9 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
9 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
9 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
9 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
9 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (17.39%) TestComplete
9 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
10 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
10 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
10 3 (13.04%) Degree
10 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
10 3 (13.04%) Test Automation

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 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) TestComplete
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (21.74%) UNIX
3 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
3 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Scrum
5 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
7 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
7 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.70%) OOP
8 2 (8.70%) ITIL
8 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
8 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
8 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.70%) Agile Testing
8 2 (8.70%) System Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) VB
3 3 (13.04%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.70%) C#
5 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) ISEB
2 10 (43.48%) ISTQB
3 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (13.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft