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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 179 190 185
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 47 20 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.37% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.39% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 44 16 21
Average salary £27,500 £33,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.91% -16.25%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
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
5337 5127 5166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.86% 95.42% 94.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4439 4248 4386
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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
Staffordshire +14 14 £27,500 -20.28% 2
Warwickshire - 10 £33,250 -
Solihull +15 8 £31,000 +2.47% 2
Birmingham +3 8 £27,000 -19.40%
Wolverhampton - 1 £30,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £21,000 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 42 (51.22%) SQL
2 33 (40.24%) HTML
3 31 (37.80%) ISEB
4 29 (35.37%) Software Testing
5 27 (32.93%) QA
5 27 (32.93%) Automated Testing
6 22 (26.83%) C#
6 22 (26.83%) Computer Science
7 21 (25.61%) Manual Testing
8 20 (24.39%) SQL Server
9 19 (23.17%) CSS
10 18 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (21.95%) System Testing
10 18 (21.95%) Test Scripting
10 18 (21.95%) Degree
11 16 (19.51%) Finance
11 16 (19.51%) Microsoft
11 16 (19.51%) XML
12 15 (18.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (17.07%) Automation Testing
13 14 (17.07%) JavaScript
13 14 (17.07%) C++
14 13 (15.85%) Java
14 13 (15.85%) E-Commerce
14 13 (15.85%) SDLC
15 12 (14.63%) HTML5
15 12 (14.63%) jQuery
15 12 (14.63%) Software Engineering
16 11 (13.41%) .NET
16 11 (13.41%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 6 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) SaaS
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) Wireless
2 1 (1.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.66%) MySQL
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.44%) JasperReports
5 2 (2.44%) MS Access
5 2 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (12.20%) JIRA
2 8 (9.76%) Selenium
3 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.44%) QADirector
3 2 (2.44%) Subversion
3 2 (2.44%) TestPartner
3 2 (2.44%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.22%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.22%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.22%) AccuRev
General
1 16 (19.51%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Automotive
3 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.22%) Retail
4 1 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (40.24%) HTML
2 19 (23.17%) CSS
3 16 (19.51%) XML
4 12 (14.63%) jQuery
4 12 (14.63%) HTML5
5 11 (13.41%) .NET
6 8 (9.76%) Web Services
7 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.22%) COM
8 1 (1.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (26.83%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.10%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.10%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.88%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.66%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.66%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.44%) iPhone
5 2 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.76%) Windows
2 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.66%) Android
4 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.22%) Linux
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.37%) Software Testing
2 27 (32.93%) Automated Testing
3 21 (25.61%) Manual Testing
4 18 (21.95%) System Testing
4 18 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (21.95%) Test Scripting
5 14 (17.07%) Automation Testing
6 13 (15.85%) E-Commerce
6 13 (15.85%) SDLC
7 12 (14.63%) Software Engineering
8 11 (13.41%) Test Automation
9 8 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (7.32%) Usability Testing
10 6 (7.32%) Regression Testing
11 5 (6.10%) Scrum
12 4 (4.88%) Black-Box Testing
12 4 (4.88%) Test Planning
13 3 (3.66%) Web Testing
13 3 (3.66%) Risk Assessment
14 2 (2.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (51.22%) SQL
2 22 (26.83%) C#
3 14 (17.07%) C++
3 14 (17.07%) JavaScript
4 13 (15.85%) Java
5 2 (2.44%) PHP
5 2 (2.44%) VB
5 2 (2.44%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.44%) VBA
5 2 (2.44%) Fortran
5 2 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (37.80%) ISEB
2 18 (21.95%) Degree
3 15 (18.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (13.41%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (32.93%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.44%) Sage
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + parking, pension,health,life
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
IT Recruitment Company
Salary: £20,000 - £28,000 DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago