The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 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 West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 192 198 190
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 5 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.10% 0.080% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.084% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 3
Average salary £36,000 £32,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% -9.72%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4722 4767 4494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.49% 95.17% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3941 3993 3869
Average salary £40,000 £36,061 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.92% -1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

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
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Coventry - 5 £36,000 -
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Senior 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 Senior Tester in their job title.

1 9 (60.00%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) Performance Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Scrum
3 6 (40.00%) ISEB
3 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 4 (26.67%) Banking
4 4 (26.67%) Retail
4 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
4 4 (26.67%) HP
4 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 2 (13.33%) .NET
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
6 1 (6.67%) Python
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.67%) CTI
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
6 1 (6.67%) Ruby
6 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Senior 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 Senior Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (26.67%) Banking
1 4 (26.67%) Retail
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Performance Testing
1 8 (53.33%) Scrum
2 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 4 (26.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft