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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 189 171 210
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 46 46 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.86% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.90% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 46 43 22
Median salary £33,250 £27,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.90% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,375 £23,100 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
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
5581 5124 5382
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.01% 96.32% 97.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4433 4275 4495
Median salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warwickshire +9 13 £32,500 -13.33%
Worcestershire - 9 £32,500 -
Wolverhampton +4 8 £35,000 +16.66%
Staffordshire -13 7 £33,500 +21.81%
Birmingham -36 4 £32,000 +18.51%
Solihull +5 2 £34,250 +10.48%
West Bromwich - 2 £31,750 -
Coventry - 1 £35,000 - 1
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 57 (47.50%) Software Testing
2 55 (45.83%) QA
3 48 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 47 (39.17%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (32.50%) Automated Testing
5 39 (32.50%) SQL
6 37 (30.83%) Manual Testing
7 32 (26.67%) Test Automation
8 30 (25.00%) Test Planning
9 29 (24.17%) Windows
10 28 (23.33%) ISEB
11 27 (22.50%) Mobile App
12 26 (21.67%) MS Excel
12 26 (21.67%) Degree
13 25 (20.83%) XML
13 25 (20.83%) Scrum
14 23 (19.17%) Automation Testing
14 23 (19.17%) JIRA
15 22 (18.33%) Microsoft
16 19 (15.83%) C++
16 19 (15.83%) Java
16 19 (15.83%) Selenium
17 18 (15.00%) E-Commerce
17 18 (15.00%) Regression Testing
17 18 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 17 (14.17%) Jenkins
18 17 (14.17%) Linux
18 17 (14.17%) C#
19 16 (13.33%) ISTQB
19 16 (13.33%) Python

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 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (21.67%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.67%) HTTP
2 5 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.83%) MS Access
2 7 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.67%) MySQL
3 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (19.17%) JIRA
2 19 (15.83%) Selenium
3 17 (14.17%) Jenkins
4 13 (10.83%) Git (software)
4 13 (10.83%) Mercurial
5 12 (10.00%) Subversion
6 10 (8.33%) Hudson
7 7 (5.83%) QADirector
7 7 (5.83%) TestPartner
7 7 (5.83%) WebDriver
8 4 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.50%) HP UFT
9 3 (2.50%) TestComplete
10 2 (1.67%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.67%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (1.67%) Robot Framework
11 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.83%) PhantomJS
11 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (9.17%) Games
2 10 (8.33%) Retail
3 6 (5.00%) Automotive
4 5 (4.17%) Electronics
5 4 (3.33%) Finance
6 2 (1.67%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.83%) XML
2 16 (13.33%) Web Services
3 12 (10.00%) HTML
4 10 (8.33%) X-Windows
5 9 (7.50%) .NET
6 3 (2.50%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.67%) WCF
8 1 (0.83%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.50%) Mobile App
2 9 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.17%) Driving Licence
3 5 (4.17%) User Experience
4 2 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.67%) iPad
5 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.83%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (24.17%) Windows
2 17 (14.17%) Linux
3 11 (9.17%) Mac OS X
4 7 (5.83%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.67%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.83%) Android
6 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (47.50%) Software Testing
2 48 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 47 (39.17%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (32.50%) Automated Testing
5 37 (30.83%) Manual Testing
6 32 (26.67%) Test Automation
7 30 (25.00%) Test Planning
8 25 (20.83%) Scrum
9 23 (19.17%) Automation Testing
10 18 (15.00%) E-Commerce
10 18 (15.00%) Regression Testing
11 16 (13.33%) Defect Management
11 16 (13.33%) SDLC
12 13 (10.83%) Defect Tracking
12 13 (10.83%) Mentoring
12 13 (10.83%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (10.00%) BDD
13 12 (10.00%) Performance Testing
14 10 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
15 9 (7.50%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 39 (32.50%) SQL
2 19 (15.83%) C++
2 19 (15.83%) Java
3 17 (14.17%) C#
4 16 (13.33%) Python
5 11 (9.17%) JavaScript
6 9 (7.50%) C
7 7 (5.83%) VB
7 7 (5.83%) VB.NET
7 7 (5.83%) VBA
8 5 (4.17%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 28 (23.33%) ISEB
2 26 (21.67%) Degree
3 18 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (13.33%) ISTQB
5 7 (5.83%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (45.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (18.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.17%) PayPal
3 1 (0.83%) HP
3 1 (0.83%) Kaspersky
3 1 (0.83%) VMware
3 1 (0.83%) WatchGuard
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £21648 - £26699.20 per annum + 46 days hols + exc pension + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Pebble Learning Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago