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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 195 167 175
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 30 33 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.63% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.66% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 27 28 22
Average salary £30,000 £36,250 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.24% +9.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,400 £40,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +18.18%
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
5408 5035 4486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.21% 95.65% 95.06%
Number of salaries quoted 4645 4302 3848
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 22 October 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 22 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
(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 - 12 £35,000 -
Birmingham -10 8 £22,500 -37.93%
Coventry -11 5 £27,500 -
Warwickshire -12 3 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Worcestershire - 2 £28,750 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 35 (68.63%) SQL
2 29 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (50.98%) QA
4 25 (49.02%) Automated Testing
5 23 (45.10%) Degree
6 22 (43.14%) ISEB
6 22 (43.14%) Manual Testing
7 20 (39.22%) SQL Server
8 15 (29.41%) C#
8 15 (29.41%) C++
8 15 (29.41%) Software Testing
9 12 (23.53%) OOP
9 12 (23.53%) OO
9 12 (23.53%) TCP/IP
9 12 (23.53%) Agile Testing
9 12 (23.53%) Low Latency
10 11 (21.57%) ISTQB
11 10 (19.61%) Selenium
12 9 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (17.65%) Test Scripting
13 7 (13.73%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (11.76%) .NET
14 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (11.76%) JIRA
14 6 (11.76%) Back Office
14 6 (11.76%) SharePoint
14 6 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (11.76%) SOA
14 6 (11.76%) ETL
15 5 (9.80%) QuickTest Pro

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 6 (11.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (39.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) Selenium
2 6 (11.76%) JIRA
3 5 (9.80%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (7.84%) TestComplete
5 3 (5.88%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.88%) MSTest
5 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.92%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.96%) JUnit
7 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.96%) Selenium IDE
General
1 6 (11.76%) Back Office
2 4 (7.84%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) .NET
2 3 (5.88%) Web Services
2 3 (5.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) UNIX
1 3 (5.88%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) Android
2 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (49.02%) Automated Testing
3 22 (43.14%) Manual Testing
4 15 (29.41%) Software Testing
5 12 (23.53%) OOP
5 12 (23.53%) OO
5 12 (23.53%) Agile Testing
5 12 (23.53%) Low Latency
6 9 (17.65%) Test Scripting
7 7 (13.73%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (11.76%) SOA
8 6 (11.76%) ETL
9 5 (9.80%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (5.88%) UML
11 3 (5.88%) Regression Testing
11 3 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
11 3 (5.88%) Business Analysis
11 3 (5.88%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (68.63%) SQL
2 15 (29.41%) C#
2 15 (29.41%) C++
3 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.88%) VB.NET
4 3 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (45.10%) Degree
2 22 (43.14%) ISEB
3 11 (21.57%) ISTQB
4 9 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (50.98%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) Appcelerator
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