The first table below looks at the demand for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Solihull region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 47 34 47
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 12 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 1.04% 4.26% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 4.44% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 2
Average salary £27,000 £31,750 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.96% +27.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
275 270 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 95.16% 95.74% 98.12%
Number of salaries quoted 209 215 182
Average salary £40,000 £35,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,265 £24,100 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
West Midlands

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Tester
Salary Trend in Solihull

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

Tester Salary Trend in Solihull

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) QA
3 4 (44.44%) ISEB
4 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Telerik
5 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (11.11%) C#
6 1 (11.11%) C++
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) MS Office
6 1 (11.11%) XML
6 1 (11.11%) Windows
6 1 (11.11%) OOP
6 1 (11.11%) OO
6 1 (11.11%) Project Management
6 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Banking

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Solihull 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Scalability Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) OOP
5 1 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Validation
5 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
5 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Data Validation
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) Telerik