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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
England / West Midlands
Rank 184 184 187
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 31 34 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.65% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.67% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 30 27 30
Median salary £35,500 £32,500 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.23% -3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,050 £26,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
4758 5058 4918
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 97.38% 96.47% 97.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3783 4203 4312
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Birmingham -17 11 £33,250 -16.87% 5
Warwickshire +24 6 £55,000 +78.86% 1
Staffordshire -7 6 £37,000 +13.84% 1
Dudley - 3 £40,000 -
Coventry - 2 £33,000 -
Herefordshire - 2 £25,000 -
Walsall - 1 £32,500 -
Worcestershire - 1 £32,500 -
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 34 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (47.76%) Software Testing
3 29 (43.28%) QA
4 21 (31.34%) Automated Testing
5 18 (26.87%) Automation Testing
6 17 (25.37%) Manual Testing
7 16 (23.88%) Test Scripting
7 16 (23.88%) Windows
8 15 (22.39%) SQL
9 14 (20.90%) ISEB
10 13 (19.40%) Scrum
10 13 (19.40%) Selenium
10 13 (19.40%) ISTQB
11 11 (16.42%) Degree
11 11 (16.42%) Functional Testing
11 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
11 11 (16.42%) Linux
11 11 (16.42%) Python
12 10 (14.93%) E-Commerce
12 10 (14.93%) C++
12 10 (14.93%) Regression Testing
12 10 (14.93%) JIRA
13 9 (13.43%) Test Automation
13 9 (13.43%) JavaScript
14 8 (11.94%) Java
14 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
14 8 (11.94%) Mercurial
14 8 (11.94%) Jenkins
14 8 (11.94%) Mobile App
15 7 (10.45%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) MySQL
2 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (19.40%) Selenium
2 10 (14.93%) JIRA
3 8 (11.94%) Jenkins
3 8 (11.94%) Mercurial
4 7 (10.45%) Git (software)
4 7 (10.45%) Subversion
5 6 (8.96%) Hudson
5 6 (8.96%) WebDriver
6 5 (7.46%) SoapUI
7 4 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.99%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.99%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.99%) JMeter
8 2 (2.99%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (2.99%) Robot Framework
9 1 (1.49%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.49%) PHPUnit
9 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (10.45%) Automotive
1 7 (10.45%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Electronics
3 3 (4.48%) Legal
3 3 (4.48%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) Web Services
1 6 (8.96%) XML
1 6 (8.96%) X-Windows
2 5 (7.46%) .NET
2 5 (7.46%) SOAP
3 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.49%) CSS
4 1 (1.49%) HTML
4 1 (1.49%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.49%) iPhone
4 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.88%) Windows
2 11 (16.42%) Linux
3 7 (10.45%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (47.76%) Software Testing
3 21 (31.34%) Automated Testing
4 18 (26.87%) Automation Testing
5 17 (25.37%) Manual Testing
6 16 (23.88%) Test Scripting
7 13 (19.40%) Scrum
8 11 (16.42%) Functional Testing
9 10 (14.93%) E-Commerce
9 10 (14.93%) Regression Testing
10 9 (13.43%) Test Automation
11 7 (10.45%) Agile Testing
11 7 (10.45%) Defect Management
12 6 (8.96%) BDD
12 6 (8.96%) Migration
12 6 (8.96%) Test Planning
13 5 (7.46%) Configuration Management
13 5 (7.46%) Non-Functional Testing
13 5 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (7.46%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.39%) SQL
2 11 (16.42%) Python
3 10 (14.93%) C++
4 9 (13.43%) JavaScript
5 8 (11.94%) Java
6 5 (7.46%) C#
7 4 (5.97%) C
8 2 (2.99%) Fortran
9 1 (1.49%) PHP
9 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (20.90%) ISEB
2 13 (19.40%) ISTQB
3 11 (16.42%) Degree
4 6 (8.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (43.28%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.99%) PayPal
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle
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Posted: 16 hours ago
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
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Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Excellent salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £33000 - £41000 per annum + 5 weeks hol
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