The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Midlands region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 10 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 5 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.93% 0.85% -
As % of the Job Titles category 9.26% 0.88% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 0
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 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
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
54 113 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 96.43% 95.76% 92.92%
Number of salaries quoted 36 91 74
Median salary £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the Midlands region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Tester
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Tester Salary Trend in the Midlands

Tester
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Midlands region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (55.56%) OSCP
2 5 (55.56%) OSCE
2 5 (55.56%) CREST Certified
3 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) QA Automation
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 4 (44.44%) Sahi
3 4 (44.44%) WebDriver
3 4 (44.44%) Open Source
3 4 (44.44%) BDD
3 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) Ruby
3 4 (44.44%) QA
3 4 (44.44%) WATIR
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) Manual Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) Ethical Hacking
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) Web Services
3 4 (44.44%) XML
3 4 (44.44%) HP UFT

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) HP UFT
1 4 (44.44%) Sahi
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
1 4 (44.44%) WATIR
1 4 (44.44%) WebDriver
2 2 (22.22%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
1 4 (44.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
1 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 4 (44.44%) BDD
2 4 (44.44%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (44.44%) Manual Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Open Source
2 4 (44.44%) QA Automation
2 4 (44.44%) SDLC
2 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) Ruby
3 2 (22.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) CREST Certified
1 5 (55.56%) OSCE
1 5 (55.56%) OSCP
2 1 (11.11%) CHECK Team Leader
2 1 (11.11%) CHECK Team Member
2 1 (11.11%) SANS
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS