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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 180 187 183
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 42 25 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.72% 0.46% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.49% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 42 17 23
Average salary £29,000 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.43% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £29,000 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £33,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
5484 5105 5135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.28% 94.48% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4570 4308 4311
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Warwickshire - 12 £29,000 - 1
Staffordshire +9 6 £27,000 -6.89% 3
Worcestershire - 3 £21,500 - 1
Solihull +9 2 £31,250 +9.64% 1
Birmingham -16 2 £28,750 -14.17%
Coventry -18 1 £32,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £30,000 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 38 (43.68%) HTML
2 34 (39.08%) SQL
3 31 (35.63%) Manual Testing
4 28 (32.18%) QA
5 27 (31.03%) Automated Testing
6 25 (28.74%) Test Scripting
6 25 (28.74%) CSS
7 24 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (26.44%) XML
8 23 (26.44%) ISEB
9 19 (21.84%) SQL Server
9 19 (21.84%) Software Testing
10 18 (20.69%) JIRA
10 18 (20.69%) Computer Science
10 18 (20.69%) C#
11 17 (19.54%) Test Automation
12 16 (18.39%) Automation Testing
12 16 (18.39%) JavaScript
13 15 (17.24%) Finance
13 15 (17.24%) Web Services
13 15 (17.24%) System Testing
14 14 (16.09%) Selenium
14 14 (16.09%) E-Commerce
14 14 (16.09%) C++
15 13 (14.94%) Java
15 13 (14.94%) Degree
15 13 (14.94%) Software Engineering
16 12 (13.79%) jQuery
16 12 (13.79%) HTML5
16 12 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 7 (8.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.30%) MS Office
3 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.30%) JasperReports
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.30%) MySQL
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.15%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (20.69%) JIRA
2 14 (16.09%) Selenium
3 8 (9.20%) Bugzilla
4 5 (5.75%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.60%) Robotium
5 4 (4.60%) Calabash
5 4 (4.60%) Appium
6 3 (3.45%) JMeter
6 3 (3.45%) GoogleTest
7 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.30%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.30%) Subversion
8 1 (1.15%) TestPartner
8 1 (1.15%) QADirector
8 1 (1.15%) JUnit
8 1 (1.15%) NUnit
General
1 15 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.15%) Banking
3 1 (1.15%) Retail
3 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (43.68%) HTML
2 25 (28.74%) CSS
3 23 (26.44%) XML
4 15 (17.24%) Web Services
5 12 (13.79%) jQuery
5 12 (13.79%) HTML5
6 6 (6.90%) .NET
7 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.69%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.75%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.75%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.30%) User Experience
3 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.79%) Windows
2 10 (11.49%) Android
3 8 (9.20%) Linux
3 8 (9.20%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.60%) Mac OS
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.30%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (35.63%) Manual Testing
2 27 (31.03%) Automated Testing
3 25 (28.74%) Test Scripting
4 24 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (21.84%) Software Testing
6 17 (19.54%) Test Automation
7 16 (18.39%) Automation Testing
8 15 (17.24%) System Testing
9 14 (16.09%) E-Commerce
10 13 (14.94%) Software Engineering
11 11 (12.64%) Usability Testing
12 8 (9.20%) SDLC
13 6 (6.90%) Scrum
14 5 (5.75%) User Acceptance Testing
15 3 (3.45%) Regression Testing
16 2 (2.30%) Business Analysis
16 2 (2.30%) Project Planning
16 2 (2.30%) Unit Testing
16 2 (2.30%) Web Testing
16 2 (2.30%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (39.08%) SQL
2 18 (20.69%) C#
3 16 (18.39%) JavaScript
4 14 (16.09%) C++
5 13 (14.94%) Java
6 3 (3.45%) Groovy
7 2 (2.30%) PHP
7 2 (2.30%) C
7 2 (2.30%) Fortran
8 1 (1.15%) VB
8 1 (1.15%) VBA
8 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (26.44%) ISEB
2 13 (14.94%) Degree
3 12 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (10.34%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (32.18%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.45%) Google
3 2 (2.30%) Symbian
3 2 (2.30%) Sage
4 1 (1.15%) HP
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Connectus
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum to £35k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum plus bonus etc.
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 days ago