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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 48 59 64
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 19 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 3.21% 0.20% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.34% 0.21% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 19 1 1
Average salary £36,000 £29,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.13% +5.45%
UK excluding London average salary £34,308 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.90% +4.61%
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
569 474 521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 96.28% 95.76% 93.87%
Number of salaries quoted 493 355 452
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 October 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Coventry

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 29 (90.63%) ISEB
2 25 (78.13%) SQL
3 20 (62.50%) QA
4 16 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (28.13%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (28.13%) ETL
7 8 (25.00%) SOA
7 8 (25.00%) SharePoint
7 8 (25.00%) Back Office
7 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 8 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (18.75%) Scrum
8 6 (18.75%) Windows
8 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
8 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Finance
10 4 (12.50%) Retail
10 4 (12.50%) VB
10 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
10 4 (12.50%) HTML
10 4 (12.50%) UNIX
10 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing
10 4 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
10 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
10 4 (12.50%) System Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) TestComplete
General
1 8 (25.00%) Back Office
2 5 (15.63%) Finance
3 4 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) UNIX
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (28.13%) ETL
3 8 (25.00%) SOA
3 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (18.75%) Scrum
4 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 4 (12.50%) System Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Performance Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 25 (78.13%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (3.13%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (90.63%) ISEB
2 16 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (62.50%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) IBM
2 1 (3.13%) Cognos
2 1 (3.13%) Netezza
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago