The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the West Midlands region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 171 191 209
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 62 45 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.07% 0.78% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.82% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 61 42 14
Median salary £32,500 £28,250 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.04% -15.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,050 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £37,250 £34,600
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,250
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
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
5562 5495 5255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.72% 95.73% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4424 4529 4353
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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 24 August 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire +12 23 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Warwickshire +6 13 £32,500 +12.06% 1
Wolverhampton +10 8 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Birmingham -15 8 £23,500 -12.96%
Worcestershire +20 7 £32,500 +54.76%
Solihull +12 1 £35,000 +9.37% 1
West Bromwich - 1 £31,500 -
Coventry - 1 £47,000 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 58 (49.57%) Software Testing
2 57 (48.72%) QA
3 44 (37.61%) Test Scripting
4 42 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (32.48%) SQL
6 37 (31.62%) Test Automation
7 36 (30.77%) Manual Testing
8 35 (29.91%) Automated Testing
9 29 (24.79%) Test Planning
10 25 (21.37%) Degree
10 25 (21.37%) MS Excel
10 25 (21.37%) ISEB
11 24 (20.51%) Mobile App
12 23 (19.66%) XML
12 23 (19.66%) Windows
13 22 (18.80%) Selenium
13 22 (18.80%) Scrum
14 21 (17.95%) Regression Testing
14 21 (17.95%) Microsoft
14 21 (17.95%) Automation Testing
15 20 (17.09%) E-Commerce
16 18 (15.38%) Java
16 18 (15.38%) JIRA
17 17 (14.53%) C#
17 17 (14.53%) SDLC
18 16 (13.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 14 (11.97%) C++
19 14 (11.97%) Web Services
19 14 (11.97%) ISTQB
19 14 (11.97%) Defect Management

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 25 (21.37%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.98%) HTTP
2 5 (4.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.98%) MS Access
2 7 (5.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.71%) MySQL
3 2 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (18.80%) Selenium
2 18 (15.38%) JIRA
3 13 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 10 (8.55%) Git (software)
5 9 (7.69%) Mercurial
5 9 (7.69%) Subversion
6 8 (6.84%) WebDriver
7 7 (5.98%) Hudson
7 7 (5.98%) QADirector
7 7 (5.98%) TestPartner
8 4 (3.42%) TestComplete
9 3 (2.56%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.85%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.85%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.85%) PhantomJS
11 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (9.40%) Games
2 9 (7.69%) Retail
3 5 (4.27%) Automotive
3 5 (4.27%) Electronics
4 3 (2.56%) Finance
5 2 (1.71%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.66%) XML
2 14 (11.97%) Web Services
3 13 (11.11%) HTML
4 10 (8.55%) .NET
5 7 (5.98%) X-Windows
6 3 (2.56%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.56%) WCF
7 2 (1.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.71%) WPF
8 1 (0.85%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.51%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.84%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.27%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.27%) Driving Licence
3 5 (4.27%) User Experience
4 3 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.71%) iPad
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.66%) Windows
2 12 (10.26%) Linux
3 7 (5.98%) Mac OS X
3 7 (5.98%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.71%) Android
4 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.71%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (49.57%) Software Testing
2 44 (37.61%) Test Scripting
3 42 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (31.62%) Test Automation
5 36 (30.77%) Manual Testing
6 35 (29.91%) Automated Testing
7 29 (24.79%) Test Planning
8 22 (18.80%) Scrum
9 21 (17.95%) Automation Testing
9 21 (17.95%) Regression Testing
10 20 (17.09%) E-Commerce
11 17 (14.53%) SDLC
12 14 (11.97%) Defect Management
13 13 (11.11%) BDD
13 13 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
13 13 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (10.26%) Mentoring
15 11 (9.40%) Performance Testing
16 9 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
17 8 (6.84%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (32.48%) SQL
2 18 (15.38%) Java
3 17 (14.53%) C#
4 14 (11.97%) C++
5 11 (9.40%) Python
6 10 (8.55%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.98%) C
7 7 (5.98%) VB
7 7 (5.98%) VB.NET
7 7 (5.98%) VBA
8 4 (3.42%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 25 (21.37%) Degree
1 25 (21.37%) ISEB
2 16 (13.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (11.97%) ISTQB
4 7 (5.98%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (48.72%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.13%) PayPal
3 2 (1.71%) HP
3 2 (1.71%) Kaspersky
3 2 (1.71%) VMware
3 2 (1.71%) WatchGuard
4 1 (0.85%) MKS
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