The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 32 45 47
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 1.25% 1.76% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.82% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 5
Average salary £33,500 £35,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
Software 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 Solihull 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
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
229 275 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 95.42% 96.83% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 179 222 166
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Solihull

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Solihull

Software Tester
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Solihull region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Ranorex

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Solihull region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Ranorex
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA