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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 185 179 185
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 31 32 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.62% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.65% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 31 28 22
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £28,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
5379 4933 4659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.32% 95.38% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4765 4220 4061
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Warwickshire -8 9 £35,000 +16.66%
Birmingham -22 7 £22,500 -35.71% 1
Staffordshire - 7 £31,500 - 2
Coventry -9 5 £27,500 -
Worcestershire - 2 £28,750 -
Solihull -3 1 £26,500 -24.28% 1
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 32 (62.75%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (52.94%) SQL
3 25 (49.02%) Automated Testing
4 22 (43.14%) QA
5 21 (41.18%) Degree
6 20 (39.22%) ISEB
7 19 (37.25%) Selenium
8 16 (31.37%) Manual Testing
8 16 (31.37%) SQL Server
9 14 (27.45%) C#
9 14 (27.45%) ISTQB
10 12 (23.53%) Software Testing
10 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
11 11 (21.57%) Test Scripting
12 10 (19.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (19.61%) C++
13 9 (17.65%) OOP
13 9 (17.65%) Agile Testing
13 9 (17.65%) WebDriver
14 8 (15.69%) Android
14 8 (15.69%) JIRA
14 8 (15.69%) Apple iOS
15 7 (13.73%) Low Latency
15 7 (13.73%) OO
15 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
15 7 (13.73%) .NET
16 6 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
16 6 (11.76%) Windows
16 6 (11.76%) Regression Testing
16 6 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (31.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (37.25%) Selenium
2 9 (17.65%) WebDriver
3 8 (15.69%) JIRA
4 6 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (7.84%) JMeter
5 4 (7.84%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 4 (7.84%) GoogleTest
5 4 (7.84%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.96%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.96%) JUnit
6 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (9.80%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.96%) Back Office
2 1 (1.96%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.96%) CSS
3 1 (1.96%) Web Services
3 1 (1.96%) XML
3 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Computer Science
1 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Android
1 8 (15.69%) Apple iOS
2 6 (11.76%) Windows
3 4 (7.84%) Linux
4 3 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (62.75%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (49.02%) Automated Testing
3 16 (31.37%) Manual Testing
4 12 (23.53%) Software Testing
5 11 (21.57%) Test Scripting
6 9 (17.65%) Agile Testing
6 9 (17.65%) OOP
7 7 (13.73%) OO
7 7 (13.73%) Low Latency
8 6 (11.76%) Automation Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Regression Testing
9 5 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (7.84%) Test Automation
10 4 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (5.88%) Release Management
11 3 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (5.88%) Mentoring
11 3 (5.88%) Scrum
12 2 (3.92%) Service Delivery
12 2 (3.92%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (52.94%) SQL
2 14 (27.45%) C#
3 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 10 (19.61%) C++
5 5 (9.80%) Java
6 4 (7.84%) Groovy
7 3 (5.88%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.92%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (41.18%) Degree
2 20 (39.22%) ISEB
3 14 (27.45%) ISTQB
4 10 (19.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (43.14%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (7.84%) Google
1 4 (7.84%) Appcelerator
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: Up to £22k + pkg
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + +Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago