The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 194 191 171
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 16 25 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.45% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.47% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 12 23 19
Average salary £33,500 £40,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.25% +50.94%
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5104 5278 4626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.85% 94.79% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4273 4434 4018
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Tester
England

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
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 1 August 2014. 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
Birmingham +20 9 £33,500 +28.84% 2
Coventry - 4 - -
Solihull -7 2 £30,250 -13.57%
Staffordshire -7 2 £29,000 -9.37%
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 29 (80.56%) SQL
2 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (55.56%) Automated Testing
2 20 (55.56%) Manual Testing
3 19 (52.78%) SQL Server
4 17 (47.22%) QA
5 15 (41.67%) Degree
6 14 (38.89%) Agile Testing
6 14 (38.89%) Low Latency
6 14 (38.89%) C#
6 14 (38.89%) C++
6 14 (38.89%) OOP
6 14 (38.89%) OO
6 14 (38.89%) TCP/IP
7 12 (33.33%) ISEB
7 12 (33.33%) Software Testing
8 8 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (22.22%) SharePoint
8 8 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (22.22%) SOA
8 8 (22.22%) ETL
8 8 (22.22%) Back Office
8 8 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (13.89%) Usability Testing
10 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
10 5 (13.89%) MSTest
10 5 (13.89%) WCF
10 5 (13.89%) Business Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (22.22%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (38.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (52.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (13.89%) MSTest
2 2 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 8 (22.22%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) WCF
1 5 (13.89%) .NET
1 5 (13.89%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (55.56%) Automated Testing
1 20 (55.56%) Manual Testing
2 14 (38.89%) Agile Testing
2 14 (38.89%) Low Latency
2 14 (38.89%) OOP
2 14 (38.89%) OO
3 12 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 8 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (22.22%) SOA
4 8 (22.22%) ETL
4 8 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Usability Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
6 5 (13.89%) Business Analysis
6 5 (13.89%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (13.89%) UML
7 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 29 (80.56%) SQL
2 14 (38.89%) C#
2 14 (38.89%) C++
3 3 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (41.67%) Degree
2 12 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (47.22%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Telerik
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 17 days ago