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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 164 183 201
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 73 43 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.21% 0.73% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 0.76% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 72 41 15
Median salary £32,500 £27,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -17.91%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
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
5790 5640 5177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.88% 95.77% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4577 4625 4327
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,696 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Staffordshire +26 35 £31,250 +25.00%
Birmingham -8 12 £35,000 +27.27%
Warwickshire +9 11 £32,500 +12.06%
Wolverhampton - 9 £36,000 - 1
Worcestershire +10 3 £32,500 +51.16% 1
Coventry - 2 £40,250 -
Solihull +12 1 £26,500 -17.18%
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 60 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 60 (50.00%) QA
2 48 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 44 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 40 (33.33%) SQL
5 33 (27.50%) Automated Testing
6 29 (24.17%) Manual Testing
7 27 (22.50%) Test Planning
7 27 (22.50%) Selenium
8 26 (21.67%) Scrum
9 24 (20.00%) MS Excel
9 24 (20.00%) Automation Testing
10 23 (19.17%) XML
10 23 (19.17%) ISEB
10 23 (19.17%) Degree
11 22 (18.33%) Mobile App
12 21 (17.50%) SDLC
12 21 (17.50%) Regression Testing
12 21 (17.50%) E-Commerce
13 19 (15.83%) C#
14 18 (15.00%) Windows
15 17 (14.17%) Microsoft
15 17 (14.17%) JIRA
15 17 (14.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 17 (14.17%) BDD
16 16 (13.33%) Java
17 15 (12.50%) .NET
17 15 (12.50%) ISTQB
18 14 (11.67%) User Acceptance Testing

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:

Applications
1 24 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.00%) HTTP
2 5 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.83%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.83%) MS Access
2 7 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.67%) MySQL
4 2 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (22.50%) Selenium
2 17 (14.17%) JIRA
3 12 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 11 (9.17%) WebDriver
5 10 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 10 (8.33%) Subversion
6 8 (6.67%) Mercurial
7 7 (5.83%) Hudson
7 7 (5.83%) QADirector
7 7 (5.83%) TestPartner
8 5 (4.17%) TestComplete
9 3 (2.50%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.67%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.83%) PhantomJS
11 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (10.00%) Games
2 8 (6.67%) Retail
3 6 (5.00%) Finance
4 2 (1.67%) Automotive
4 2 (1.67%) Back Office
4 2 (1.67%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.17%) XML
2 15 (12.50%) .NET
3 14 (11.67%) HTML
4 12 (10.00%) Web Services
5 7 (5.83%) X-Windows
6 3 (2.50%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.50%) WCF
7 2 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.67%) WPF
8 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.83%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.33%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.17%) Driving Licence
3 5 (4.17%) User Experience
4 3 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.67%) iPad
6 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.83%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.00%) Windows
2 10 (8.33%) Linux
3 7 (5.83%) Mac OS X
3 7 (5.83%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.67%) Android
4 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.67%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 48 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 44 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 33 (27.50%) Automated Testing
6 29 (24.17%) Manual Testing
7 27 (22.50%) Test Planning
8 26 (21.67%) Scrum
9 24 (20.00%) Automation Testing
10 21 (17.50%) E-Commerce
10 21 (17.50%) Regression Testing
10 21 (17.50%) SDLC
11 17 (14.17%) BDD
12 14 (11.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (10.00%) Defect Management
14 11 (9.17%) Defect Tracking
14 11 (9.17%) Mentoring
14 11 (9.17%) Migration
14 11 (9.17%) Project Management
15 10 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 40 (33.33%) SQL
2 19 (15.83%) C#
3 16 (13.33%) Java
4 12 (10.00%) C++
5 10 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 9 (7.50%) Python
7 7 (5.83%) VB
7 7 (5.83%) VB.NET
7 7 (5.83%) VBA
8 5 (4.17%) C
9 3 (2.50%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 23 (19.17%) Degree
1 23 (19.17%) ISEB
2 17 (14.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 7 (5.83%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (14.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.33%) MKS
2 4 (3.33%) PayPal
3 2 (1.67%) HP
3 2 (1.67%) Kaspersky
3 2 (1.67%) VMware
3 2 (1.67%) WatchGuard
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle
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