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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 197 166 171
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 35 44 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.89% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.92% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 31 40 24
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,000 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £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
5435 4807 4112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.02% 96.72% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4524 4181 3382
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,905
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% +2.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 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 13 February 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
(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
Birmingham +7 16 £40,000 +95.12% 1
Staffordshire +1 12 £32,500 +3.17% 1
Warwickshire -27 3 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Worcestershire -6 1 £30,000 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £30,000 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 39 (50.65%) Software Testing
2 35 (45.45%) QA
3 33 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 32 (41.56%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (25.97%) Test Automation
6 19 (24.68%) JIRA
6 19 (24.68%) SDLC
6 19 (24.68%) SQL
6 19 (24.68%) .NET
6 19 (24.68%) SQL Server
7 18 (23.38%) Degree
8 17 (22.08%) Test Scripting
9 16 (20.78%) Selenium
9 16 (20.78%) Performance Testing
10 15 (19.48%) C#
10 15 (19.48%) Defect Tracking
10 15 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (18.18%) Manual Testing
11 14 (18.18%) Test Management
11 14 (18.18%) Scrum
12 13 (16.88%) Finance
13 12 (15.58%) MS Excel
14 11 (14.29%) Project Management
14 11 (14.29%) BDD
14 11 (14.29%) Relational Database
15 10 (12.99%) System Testing
15 10 (12.99%) ISTQB
16 9 (11.69%) Windows
16 9 (11.69%) Automation Testing
17 8 (10.39%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 (15.58%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.68%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (24.68%) JIRA
2 16 (20.78%) Selenium
3 8 (10.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (7.79%) SpecFlow
4 6 (7.79%) Subversion
4 6 (7.79%) Visual Studio
4 6 (7.79%) WebDriver
5 5 (6.49%) AccuRev
5 5 (6.49%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.30%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.30%) Hudson
6 1 (1.30%) Ranorex
General
1 13 (16.88%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Automotive
2 1 (1.30%) Back Office
2 1 (1.30%) Games
2 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.68%) .NET
2 6 (7.79%) CSS
2 6 (7.79%) HTML
3 3 (3.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.60%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.69%) Windows
2 1 (1.30%) Android
2 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (50.65%) Software Testing
2 33 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 32 (41.56%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (25.97%) Test Automation
5 19 (24.68%) SDLC
6 17 (22.08%) Test Scripting
7 16 (20.78%) Performance Testing
8 15 (19.48%) Defect Tracking
9 14 (18.18%) Manual Testing
9 14 (18.18%) Scrum
9 14 (18.18%) Test Management
10 11 (14.29%) BDD
10 11 (14.29%) Project Management
11 10 (12.99%) System Testing
12 9 (11.69%) Automation Testing
13 8 (10.39%) Risk Assessment
13 8 (10.39%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (9.09%) Data Management
14 7 (9.09%) Regression Testing
14 7 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.68%) SQL
2 15 (19.48%) C#
3 5 (6.49%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.90%) Java
5 1 (1.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (23.38%) Degree
2 10 (12.99%) ISTQB
3 8 (10.39%) ISEB
4 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (45.45%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (9.09%) MKS
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £29000 per annum + training and excellent package
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Marine Information Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Worcester
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Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
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Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago