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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 172 173 178
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 47 19 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.88% 0.39% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.40% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 46 17 26
Average salary £31,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,000 £38,250
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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
5066 4692 4847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.30% 95.52% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4310 3916 4057
Average salary £39,750 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.62% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 - 21 £31,500 -
Solihull +4 6 £35,000 +30.84%
Staffordshire +2 6 £31,500 +8.62%
Birmingham -14 2 £31,250 -3.84% 3
Coventry -25 2 £41,250 +14.58%
Wolverhampton - 1 £30,000 - 1
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 33 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (35.37%) Test Scripting
3 27 (32.93%) Manual Testing
3 27 (32.93%) HTML
4 26 (31.71%) Automated Testing
4 26 (31.71%) QA
5 24 (29.27%) Selenium
5 24 (29.27%) JIRA
6 22 (26.83%) SQL
7 20 (24.39%) SQL Server
7 20 (24.39%) CSS
7 20 (24.39%) JavaScript
7 20 (24.39%) Android
8 19 (23.17%) Test Automation
9 18 (21.95%) XML
9 18 (21.95%) Windows
10 16 (19.51%) ISEB
10 16 (19.51%) Apple iOS
10 16 (19.51%) Automation Testing
11 15 (18.29%) Software Testing
11 15 (18.29%) Web Services
12 14 (17.07%) C#
12 14 (17.07%) Linux
13 13 (15.85%) Finance
13 13 (15.85%) WebDriver
14 12 (14.63%) E-Commerce
15 11 (13.41%) Software Engineering
15 11 (13.41%) Usability Testing
16 10 (12.20%) .NET
17 9 (10.98%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (8.54%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.44%) JasperReports
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (29.27%) JIRA
1 24 (29.27%) Selenium
2 13 (15.85%) WebDriver
3 9 (10.98%) JMeter
3 9 (10.98%) GoogleTest
4 8 (9.76%) Bugzilla
5 4 (4.88%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (4.88%) Calabash
5 4 (4.88%) Appium
5 4 (4.88%) Robotium
6 2 (2.44%) Subversion
6 2 (2.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.22%) JUnit
7 1 (1.22%) NUnit
General
1 13 (15.85%) Finance
2 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.22%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (32.93%) HTML
2 20 (24.39%) CSS
3 18 (21.95%) XML
4 15 (18.29%) Web Services
5 10 (12.20%) .NET
6 7 (8.54%) HTML5
7 6 (7.32%) jQuery
8 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.66%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.44%) User Experience
5 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.39%) Android
2 18 (21.95%) Windows
3 16 (19.51%) Apple iOS
4 14 (17.07%) Linux
5 4 (4.88%) Mac OS
6 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (35.37%) Test Scripting
3 27 (32.93%) Manual Testing
4 26 (31.71%) Automated Testing
5 19 (23.17%) Test Automation
6 16 (19.51%) Automation Testing
7 15 (18.29%) Software Testing
8 12 (14.63%) E-Commerce
9 11 (13.41%) Software Engineering
9 11 (13.41%) Usability Testing
10 7 (8.54%) Scrum
10 7 (8.54%) Regression Testing
11 6 (7.32%) System Testing
12 4 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
13 3 (3.66%) Mentoring
14 2 (2.44%) Agile Testing
14 2 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
14 2 (2.44%) Validation
14 2 (2.44%) ITIL
14 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.83%) SQL
2 20 (24.39%) JavaScript
3 14 (17.07%) C#
4 9 (10.98%) Java
4 9 (10.98%) Groovy
5 8 (9.76%) C++
6 3 (3.66%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.44%) C
7 2 (2.44%) Fortran
8 1 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (19.51%) ISEB
2 9 (10.98%) ISTQB
2 9 (10.98%) Degree
3 7 (8.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (31.71%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (10.98%) Google
2 4 (4.88%) Symbian
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle
3 2 (2.44%) Sage
3 2 (2.44%) Appcelerator
4 1 (1.22%) HP
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