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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 163 170 171
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 41 22 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.82% 0.51% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.54% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 37 22 29
Average salary £32,500 £30,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.69% -12.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,150 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £36,000 £35,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
4776 4080 4588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.73% 94.44% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4200 3386 3986
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 30 January 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 30 January 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
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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 +1 13 £45,000 +50.00% 2
Solihull +8 9 £35,000 +25.00%
Staffordshire - 9 £31,500 -
Birmingham -7 6 £20,500 -26.78% 1
Worcestershire +9 2 £30,000 -14.28%
Coventry -15 2 £32,500 -9.72%
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 37 (51.39%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 28 (38.89%) QA
3 28 (38.89%) Selenium
4 22 (30.56%) Test Scripting
4 22 (30.56%) SQL
5 21 (29.17%) ISEB
5 21 (29.17%) Manual Testing
6 19 (26.39%) SQL Server
6 19 (26.39%) JIRA
7 18 (25.00%) Android
8 17 (23.61%) Degree
8 17 (23.61%) JavaScript
9 16 (22.22%) Software Testing
9 16 (22.22%) ISTQB
10 14 (19.44%) WebDriver
10 14 (19.44%) Apple iOS
11 12 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 12 (16.67%) Windows
12 11 (15.28%) Automation Testing
13 10 (13.89%) Linux
13 10 (13.89%) C#
13 10 (13.89%) .NET
14 9 (12.50%) CSS
14 9 (12.50%) Web Services
14 9 (12.50%) XML
14 9 (12.50%) HTML
14 9 (12.50%) MS Excel
14 9 (12.50%) Google
14 9 (12.50%) JMeter

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (38.89%) Selenium
2 19 (26.39%) JIRA
3 14 (19.44%) WebDriver
4 9 (12.50%) JMeter
4 9 (12.50%) GoogleTest
5 7 (9.72%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (5.56%) TestComplete
6 4 (5.56%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 2 (2.78%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.39%) JUnit
8 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.39%) Appium
8 1 (1.39%) Robotium
8 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.39%) Calabash
8 1 (1.39%) Selenium IDE
General
1 6 (8.33%) Finance
1 6 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.89%) .NET
2 9 (12.50%) CSS
2 9 (12.50%) Web Services
2 9 (12.50%) XML
2 9 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Computer Science
1 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.17%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.00%) Android
2 14 (19.44%) Apple iOS
3 12 (16.67%) Windows
4 10 (13.89%) Linux
5 3 (4.17%) UNIX
6 1 (1.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (51.39%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 22 (30.56%) Test Scripting
4 21 (29.17%) Manual Testing
5 16 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 12 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 11 (15.28%) Automation Testing
8 7 (9.72%) Regression Testing
8 7 (9.72%) Software Engineering
9 6 (8.33%) Usability Testing
9 6 (8.33%) E-Commerce
9 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (6.94%) Scrum
11 4 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (4.17%) Data Management
12 3 (4.17%) OOP
12 3 (4.17%) Test Strategy
12 3 (4.17%) Mentoring
12 3 (4.17%) Agile Testing
12 3 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.56%) SQL
2 17 (23.61%) JavaScript
3 10 (13.89%) C#
4 9 (12.50%) Groovy
5 5 (6.94%) Java
6 4 (5.56%) C++
7 3 (4.17%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.78%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (29.17%) ISEB
2 17 (23.61%) Degree
3 16 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 9 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (38.89%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (12.50%) Google
2 4 (5.56%) Appcelerator
2 4 (5.56%) Symbian
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle
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