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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 73 37 67
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1 20 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 0.14% 3.88% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 4.14% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1 20 7
Average salary £50,000 £30,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.93% -12.85%
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
677 483 630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 91.49% 93.79% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 572 395 567
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
3 6 (54.55%) Oracle
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 6 (54.55%) Manual Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Finance
5 4 (36.36%) UNIX
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) VB
5 4 (36.36%) HTML
5 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
6 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
6 3 (27.27%) Java
6 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
6 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Degree
7 2 (18.18%) C#
7 2 (18.18%) ISEB
7 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
7 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
7 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
7 2 (18.18%) .NET
7 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
7 2 (18.18%) ITIL
7 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
7 2 (18.18%) OOP
7 2 (18.18%) Windows XP

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JUnit
1 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (9.09%) TestComplete
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (36.36%) UNIX
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Manual Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Testing
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) OOP
4 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) VB
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
4 2 (18.18%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) HP