The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the West Midlands region that had Senior Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 212 229 214
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 25 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.051% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.053% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 4
Median salary £34,250 £33,129 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.38% -11.65%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Senior Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5876 5667 5117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.98% 95.94% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4632 4647 4273
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region that featured Senior Tester in the job title.

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Senior Tester Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Senior Tester
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Tester across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

Senior Tester Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Senior Tester
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 12 - -
Coventry +6 4 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Birmingham -7 4 £37,500 +30.40% 3
Staffordshire - 4 £32,500 -
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, Senior Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 21 (61.76%) QA
2 17 (50.00%) Selenium
2 17 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 15 (44.12%) Finance
4 14 (41.18%) XML
4 14 (41.18%) Functional Testing
5 13 (38.24%) SoapUI
6 11 (32.35%) Back Office
6 11 (32.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (32.35%) SQL
6 11 (32.35%) TestDirector
6 11 (32.35%) JIRA
6 11 (32.35%) Wealth Management
6 11 (32.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (23.53%) Mentoring
7 8 (23.53%) Manual Testing
7 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (23.53%) Automated Testing
8 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
9 6 (17.65%) Test Planning
9 6 (17.65%) C#
10 5 (14.71%) .NET
10 5 (14.71%) Scrum
10 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (14.71%) Performance Testing
11 4 (11.76%) Unit Testing
11 4 (11.76%) Automation Testing
11 4 (11.76%) ISEB
11 4 (11.76%) Windows
12 3 (8.82%) HTML

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Bluetooth
1 2 (5.88%) DAB
1 2 (5.88%) Ethernet
1 2 (5.88%) Internet
1 2 (5.88%) NFC
1 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) MS Access
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (50.00%) Selenium
2 13 (38.24%) SoapUI
3 11 (32.35%) JIRA
3 11 (32.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (32.35%) TestDirector
4 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.88%) HP UFT
5 2 (5.88%) LoadUI
5 2 (5.88%) Metasploit
5 2 (5.88%) QADirector
5 2 (5.88%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.88%) TestComplete
5 2 (5.88%) TestPartner
5 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.94%) JUnit
6 1 (2.94%) Maven
6 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 15 (44.12%) Finance
2 11 (32.35%) Back Office
3 3 (8.82%) Games
4 2 (5.88%) Automotive
4 2 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (41.18%) XML
2 5 (14.71%) .NET
3 3 (8.82%) HTML
4 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.88%) WCF
5 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.94%) CSS
5 1 (2.94%) RESTful
5 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.88%) Internet of Things
2 2 (5.88%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Android
2 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.88%) Linux
3 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (41.18%) Functional Testing
3 11 (32.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (32.35%) Wealth Management
4 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (23.53%) Automated Testing
4 8 (23.53%) Manual Testing
4 8 (23.53%) Mentoring
5 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
6 6 (17.65%) Test Planning
7 5 (14.71%) Performance Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Scrum
7 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Automation Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Unit Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Agile Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) SQL
2 6 (17.65%) C#
3 2 (5.88%) VB
3 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
3 2 (5.88%) VBA
4 1 (2.94%) Java
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) ISEB
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (61.76%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) HP
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.88%) QNX
2 1 (2.94%) Cognos
2 1 (2.94%) SAP
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