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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 46 34 49
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 1.03% 3.85% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 4.00% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 2
Average salary £27,000 £32,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.62% +28.00%
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
276 275 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 95.17% 96.15% 98.13%
Number of salaries quoted 216 218 183
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 £27,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
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 29 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 5 (83.33%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) ISEB
4 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (33.33%) Telerik
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Scalability Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Data Validation
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Low Latency
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Validation
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) C++
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (16.67%) OOP
5 1 (16.67%) OO
5 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Scalability Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Low Latency
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) OOP
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Telerik