The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 196 172 188
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 47 45 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.85% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.87% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 44 44 18
Average salary £34,500 £31,500 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% +2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £21,500 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
Software 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
5999 5153 4710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.31% 96.81% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4777 4370 3935
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Software Tester
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Software 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 Software Tester within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
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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
Staffordshire +20 17 £31,250 -0.79% 2
Wolverhampton +13 11 £36,000 +20.00% 1
Birmingham -4 10 £40,000 +28.00%
Worcestershire - 4 £31,250 -
Solihull +16 3 £33,500 -4.28%
Coventry -1 1 £45,000 +9.09%
Warwickshire -33 1 £34,000 +7.93%
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 37 (46.84%) Software Testing
2 31 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (37.97%) QA
4 26 (32.91%) Test Automation
5 24 (30.38%) Automated Testing
6 20 (25.32%) Scrum
6 20 (25.32%) Selenium
6 20 (25.32%) SDLC
7 19 (24.05%) Test Scripting
7 19 (24.05%) Manual Testing
8 17 (21.52%) Automation Testing
9 16 (20.25%) Test Management
10 15 (18.99%) XML
11 14 (17.72%) SQL
11 14 (17.72%) BDD
12 12 (15.19%) .NET
12 12 (15.19%) MS Excel
12 12 (15.19%) Project Management
13 11 (13.92%) Finance
13 11 (13.92%) Performance Testing
13 11 (13.92%) Mentoring
14 10 (12.66%) ISTQB
14 10 (12.66%) Degree
14 10 (12.66%) Regression Testing
14 10 (12.66%) Games
15 9 (11.39%) E-Commerce
15 9 (11.39%) C#
15 9 (11.39%) JIRA
15 9 (11.39%) Unit Testing
15 9 (11.39%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 12 (15.19%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) Internet
2 1 (1.27%) HTTP
2 1 (1.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.27%) MySQL
3 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (25.32%) Selenium
2 9 (11.39%) JIRA
2 9 (11.39%) WebDriver
3 7 (8.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (7.59%) SpecFlow
4 6 (7.59%) Subversion
4 6 (7.59%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.80%) AccuRev
5 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.80%) TestComplete
6 2 (2.53%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.27%) Hudson
7 1 (1.27%) Ranorex
General
1 11 (13.92%) Finance
2 10 (12.66%) Games
3 1 (1.27%) Back Office
3 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.99%) XML
2 12 (15.19%) .NET
3 6 (7.59%) HTML
4 4 (5.06%) CSS
5 3 (3.80%) Web Services
6 1 (1.27%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.27%) HTML5
6 1 (1.27%) WCF
6 1 (1.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Mobile App
2 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.86%) Windows
2 1 (1.27%) Android
2 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (46.84%) Software Testing
2 31 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (32.91%) Test Automation
4 24 (30.38%) Automated Testing
5 20 (25.32%) Scrum
5 20 (25.32%) SDLC
6 19 (24.05%) Manual Testing
6 19 (24.05%) Test Scripting
7 17 (21.52%) Automation Testing
8 16 (20.25%) Test Management
9 14 (17.72%) BDD
10 12 (15.19%) Project Management
11 11 (13.92%) Mentoring
11 11 (13.92%) Performance Testing
12 10 (12.66%) Regression Testing
13 9 (11.39%) E-Commerce
13 9 (11.39%) Unit Testing
13 9 (11.39%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (10.13%) Migration
15 7 (8.86%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.72%) SQL
2 9 (11.39%) C#
3 6 (7.59%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.33%) Java
5 2 (2.53%) C++
6 1 (1.27%) C
6 1 (1.27%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 10 (12.66%) Degree
1 10 (12.66%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.80%) ISEB
3 2 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (37.97%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.06%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (10.13%) MKS
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.53%) HP
3 2 (2.53%) Kaspersky
3 2 (2.53%) VMware
3 2 (2.53%) WatchGuard
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle
4 1 (1.27%) PayPal
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