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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 70 49 60
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 2 18 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 0.27% 3.02% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 3.22% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 2
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -19.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £27,500 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £55,000 £49,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
704 559 593
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 93.62% 93.79% 95.03%
Number of salaries quoted 598 478 490
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £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 27 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) WAI
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) WAI
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP