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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 30 33 45
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 15 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 2.85% 4.52% 2.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.08% 4.75% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 7 15 5
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% +33.92%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
227 316 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 92.28% 95.18% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 197 245 176
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £45,050 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Salary Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Solihull

Tester
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (63.16%) Automated Testing
1 12 (63.16%) Manual Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Software Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Degree
2 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
2 9 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (36.84%) DbUnit
3 7 (36.84%) Selenium
3 7 (36.84%) Capita
3 7 (36.84%) JUnit
3 7 (36.84%) JMeter
3 7 (36.84%) Finance
4 6 (31.58%) QA
4 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Time Management
4 6 (31.58%) Defect Tracking
4 6 (31.58%) User Stories
5 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Ranorex
5 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
5 3 (15.79%) SQL
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
5 3 (15.79%) ISEB

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) DbUnit
1 7 (36.84%) JMeter
1 7 (36.84%) JUnit
1 7 (36.84%) Selenium
2 3 (15.79%) Ranorex
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (63.16%) Automated Testing
1 12 (63.16%) Manual Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Software Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
3 6 (31.58%) Defect Tracking
3 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Time Management
3 6 (31.58%) User Stories
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Capita