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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 192 178 174
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 20 29 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.53% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.56% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 17 25 23
Average salary £33,500 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.25% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
5234 5199 4650
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.46% 95.06% 94.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4363 4432 3970
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,175 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £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 17 September 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 17 September 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
Birmingham +1 9 £32,500 +2.36%
Staffordshire -3 8 £35,000 - 1
Coventry - 3 £27,500 - 2
Solihull -2 1 £33,500 -4.28% 1
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 36 (76.60%) SQL
2 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (51.06%) Manual Testing
4 23 (48.94%) QA
5 22 (46.81%) Automated Testing
6 21 (44.68%) Degree
7 20 (42.55%) SQL Server
8 17 (36.17%) C#
8 17 (36.17%) C++
8 17 (36.17%) ISEB
9 15 (31.91%) Software Testing
10 14 (29.79%) OOP
10 14 (29.79%) OO
10 14 (29.79%) TCP/IP
10 14 (29.79%) Agile Testing
10 14 (29.79%) Low Latency
11 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
11 9 (19.15%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (17.02%) .NET
12 8 (17.02%) SharePoint
12 8 (17.02%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (17.02%) SOA
12 8 (17.02%) ETL
12 8 (17.02%) Back Office
12 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (12.77%) Selenium
15 5 (10.64%) Java
15 5 (10.64%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 8 (17.02%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (42.55%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.02%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Selenium
2 5 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (10.64%) JIRA
2 5 (10.64%) MSTest
3 3 (6.38%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (4.26%) TestComplete
5 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.13%) JUnit
5 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.13%) Selenium IDE
General
1 8 (17.02%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) .NET
2 5 (10.64%) Web Services
2 5 (10.64%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (51.06%) Manual Testing
3 22 (46.81%) Automated Testing
4 15 (31.91%) Software Testing
5 14 (29.79%) OOP
5 14 (29.79%) OO
5 14 (29.79%) Agile Testing
5 14 (29.79%) Low Latency
6 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
6 9 (19.15%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (17.02%) SOA
7 8 (17.02%) ETL
7 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Usability Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (10.64%) UML
9 5 (10.64%) Business Analysis
10 4 (8.51%) Performance Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (76.60%) SQL
2 17 (36.17%) C#
2 17 (36.17%) C++
3 5 (10.64%) Java
4 3 (6.38%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (44.68%) Degree
2 17 (36.17%) ISEB
3 7 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (48.94%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + pension, health care
Posted: 4 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Solihull
eTech
Salary: dependent upon experience
Posted: 14 days ago