The first table below looks at the demand 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 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
Software Tester
Rank 175 174 170
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 22 28 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.56% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.59% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 20 26 21
Average salary £30,750 £35,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.14% +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £27,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £35,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
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%
Software Tester
England

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 18 April 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 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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Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 10 £36,000 - 1
Solihull +1 5 £28,000 -20.00% 1
Birmingham +4 4 £32,500 -
Staffordshire -4 2 £29,000 -17.14%
Worcestershire - 1 £35,000 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (42.22%) SQL
3 18 (40.00%) QA
4 16 (35.56%) Automated Testing
5 14 (31.11%) Performance Testing
6 13 (28.89%) Degree
7 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
8 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
8 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
8 11 (24.44%) ISEB
9 10 (22.22%) Manual Testing
10 9 (20.00%) Software Testing
11 8 (17.78%) Windows
11 8 (17.78%) Java
11 8 (17.78%) Scrum
12 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (13.33%) .NET
13 6 (13.33%) C#
13 6 (13.33%) Windows XP
14 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (11.11%) Biometrics
14 5 (11.11%) Smartcard
14 5 (11.11%) IIS
14 5 (11.11%) MS Office
14 5 (11.11%) Finance
14 5 (11.11%) Identity Management
14 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (11.11%) Windows Vista
14 5 (11.11%) Cyber Security
15 4 (8.89%) Low Latency

Software 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 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 5 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.44%) MSTest
2 2 (4.44%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.22%) Subversion
3 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.22%) Selenium
3 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Back Office
2 2 (4.44%) Games
3 1 (2.22%) Automotive
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) WCF
2 2 (4.44%) Web Services
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Biometrics
1 5 (11.11%) Smartcard
2 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Windows
2 6 (13.33%) Windows XP
3 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (11.11%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (35.56%) Automated Testing
3 14 (31.11%) Performance Testing
4 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 10 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 9 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 8 (17.78%) Scrum
8 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Identity Management
9 5 (11.11%) Cyber Security
10 4 (8.89%) Low Latency
10 4 (8.89%) Agile Testing
10 4 (8.89%) Business Analysis
10 4 (8.89%) Regression Testing
10 4 (8.89%) Project Management
10 4 (8.89%) OOP
10 4 (8.89%) OO
11 3 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
12 2 (4.44%) Release Management
12 2 (4.44%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (42.22%) SQL
2 8 (17.78%) Java
3 6 (13.33%) C#
4 4 (8.89%) C++
5 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.22%) VB
6 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (28.89%) Degree
2 11 (24.44%) ISEB
3 3 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Telerik
3 1 (2.22%) HP
3 1 (2.22%) Trayport
West Midlands
Sogeti
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago