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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 180 196 189
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 45 19 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.77% 0.35% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.37% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 42 14 24
Average salary £27,500 £33,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.91% -16.25%
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +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
5449 5121 5278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.05% 94.83% 94.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4497 4288 4433
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +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 £60,000
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 31 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 31 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 +12 8 £25,000 -13.79% 1
Birmingham -10 7 £27,250 -18.65% 1
Solihull +18 4 £32,000 +5.78% 1
Worcestershire - 3 £21,500 - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £30,000 - 1
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 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 36 (41.38%) SQL
2 35 (40.23%) HTML
3 31 (35.63%) QA
4 28 (32.18%) Manual Testing
5 27 (31.03%) Software Testing
5 27 (31.03%) ISEB
6 26 (29.89%) Automated Testing
7 23 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (25.29%) Computer Science
8 22 (25.29%) Test Scripting
9 21 (24.14%) C#
9 21 (24.14%) CSS
10 20 (22.99%) Degree
11 19 (21.84%) XML
11 19 (21.84%) SQL Server
12 16 (18.39%) Microsoft
12 16 (18.39%) System Testing
13 15 (17.24%) Test Automation
13 15 (17.24%) Finance
13 15 (17.24%) Automation Testing
14 14 (16.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 14 (16.09%) C++
14 14 (16.09%) Java
14 14 (16.09%) Software Engineering
15 13 (14.94%) JIRA
15 13 (14.94%) JavaScript
16 12 (13.79%) E-Commerce
16 12 (13.79%) jQuery
16 12 (13.79%) HTML5
16 12 (13.79%) SDLC

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 6 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) SaaS
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.30%) JasperReports
3 2 (2.30%) MS Access
3 2 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.30%) MySQL
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (14.94%) JIRA
2 10 (11.49%) Selenium
3 7 (8.05%) Bugzilla
4 3 (3.45%) Robotium
4 3 (3.45%) Calabash
4 3 (3.45%) Appium
5 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.30%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.30%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.30%) QADirector
5 2 (2.30%) Subversion
5 2 (2.30%) TestPartner
6 1 (1.15%) JUnit
6 1 (1.15%) NUnit
General
1 15 (17.24%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Automotive
3 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.15%) Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Retail
4 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (40.23%) HTML
2 21 (24.14%) CSS
3 19 (21.84%) XML
4 12 (13.79%) jQuery
4 12 (13.79%) HTML5
5 11 (12.64%) Web Services
6 9 (10.34%) .NET
7 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.15%) COM
8 1 (1.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.29%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.90%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.75%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.45%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.30%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.30%) iPhone
5 2 (2.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.64%) Windows
2 6 (6.90%) Android
3 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.60%) Linux
3 4 (4.60%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.45%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.30%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.18%) Manual Testing
2 27 (31.03%) Software Testing
3 26 (29.89%) Automated Testing
4 23 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (25.29%) Test Scripting
6 16 (18.39%) System Testing
7 15 (17.24%) Test Automation
7 15 (17.24%) Automation Testing
8 14 (16.09%) Software Engineering
9 12 (13.79%) E-Commerce
9 12 (13.79%) SDLC
10 9 (10.34%) Usability Testing
11 8 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (6.90%) Scrum
13 4 (4.60%) Regression Testing
13 4 (4.60%) Black-Box Testing
13 4 (4.60%) Test Planning
14 3 (3.45%) TDD
15 2 (2.30%) Business Analysis
15 2 (2.30%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 36 (41.38%) SQL
2 21 (24.14%) C#
3 14 (16.09%) C++
3 14 (16.09%) Java
4 13 (14.94%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.30%) PHP
5 2 (2.30%) VB
5 2 (2.30%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.30%) VBA
5 2 (2.30%) Fortran
5 2 (2.30%) C
6 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (31.03%) ISEB
2 20 (22.99%) Degree
3 14 (16.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (11.49%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (35.63%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (18.39%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.30%) Sage
3 1 (1.15%) HP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Scott Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £32000 per annum + pension, health, life, parking
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Warwickshire
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 23 days ago