The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 213 200 196
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 13 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.077% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.080% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 13 4 1
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £55,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -45.94%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £44,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +17.33%
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
5468 4995 4520
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.31% 95.73% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4689 4270 3862
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
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 21 October 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
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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
Coventry - 9 £37,500 -
Staffordshire - 2 £38,000 -
Birmingham -17 1 £65,000 +116.66% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £33,000 -
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 15 (83.33%) ISEB
1 15 (83.33%) ISTQB
2 14 (77.78%) QA
2 14 (77.78%) SQL
3 6 (33.33%) Scrum
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Retail
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (11.11%) Degree
5 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.56%) OSCP
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Load Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Security Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (5.56%) Java
6 1 (5.56%) CISSP
6 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.56%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (22.22%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Scrum
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Load Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Security Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (83.33%) ISEB
1 15 (83.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) OSCP
3 1 (5.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (77.78%) QA
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefit
Posted: 12 hours ago