The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 32 47 42
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 9 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 3.21% 1.09% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.42% 1.15% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 4
Average salary £30,000 £27,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -8.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,600 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £32,200 £33,950
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
263 261 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 93.93% 94.57% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 250 207 223
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 2015, 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 9 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Wireless
3 4 (33.33%) ISEB
3 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Time Management
3 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (25.00%) SDLC
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (25.00%) QA
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (25.00%) Workflow
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) Billing
4 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) SaaS
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium
5 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (25.00%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Time Management
4 3 (25.00%) SDLC
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (25.00%) Workflow
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
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