The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Warwickshire 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 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 65 63 71
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 6 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warwickshire 1.57% 0.89% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 0.94% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 15
Average salary £37,500 £36,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
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 Warwickshire 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
Warwickshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
647 640 861
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warwickshire 92.30% 94.67% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 582 547 734
Average salary £35,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Warwickshire

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

Tester Salary Trend in Warwickshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Warwickshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Warwickshire

Tester
Job Locations in Warwickshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rugby +6 1 £50,000 +42.85%
Warwick -9 1 £29,000 -20.00%
Tester
West Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Warwickshire 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 16 (66.67%) HTML
2 15 (62.50%) XML
3 11 (45.83%) Automation Testing
4 10 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 9 (37.50%) System Testing
5 9 (37.50%) HTML5
5 9 (37.50%) Java
5 9 (37.50%) SQL
5 9 (37.50%) ISEB
5 9 (37.50%) Automated Testing
5 9 (37.50%) Software Engineering
6 7 (29.17%) CSS
6 7 (29.17%) Test Automation
7 6 (25.00%) Usability Testing
7 6 (25.00%) Web Services
7 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
10 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
11 2 (8.33%) Scrum
11 2 (8.33%) Subversion
11 2 (8.33%) Degree
11 2 (8.33%) JIRA
11 2 (8.33%) Fortran
11 2 (8.33%) Linux
11 2 (8.33%) C
11 2 (8.33%) C++

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Warwickshire 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 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.33%) Subversion
2 2 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Hudson
3 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (4.17%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (66.67%) HTML
2 15 (62.50%) XML
3 9 (37.50%) HTML5
4 7 (29.17%) CSS
5 6 (25.00%) Web Services
6 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Smartphone
1 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) UNIX
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Automation Testing
2 9 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 9 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 9 (37.50%) Manual Testing
2 9 (37.50%) System Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Test Automation
4 6 (25.00%) Usability Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 2 (8.33%) Scrum
8 1 (4.17%) Open Source
8 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.17%) Keyword-Driven Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Java
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) C
2 2 (8.33%) C++
2 2 (8.33%) Fortran
3 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (37.50%) ISEB
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) HP