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 24 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 167 181 198
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 72 46 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.16% 0.80% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 0.83% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 70 46 19
Median salary £32,500 £29,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.06% -13.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,950 £21,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,400 £32,000 £34,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
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
5955 5548 5220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.23% 96.84% 96.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4677 4627 4412
Median salary £38,750 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +23 32 £30,000 -4.76% 1
Wolverhampton +10 16 £36,000 +20.00% 1
Birmingham +3 11 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Warwickshire -9 6 £32,500 +12.06% 1
Solihull +15 4 £33,500 +11.66%
Coventry +12 2 £40,250 +23.84%
Worcestershire +3 1 - -
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (49.57%) Software Testing
1 57 (49.57%) QA
2 46 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 43 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (34.78%) Test Scripting
4 40 (34.78%) SQL
5 32 (27.83%) Selenium
6 31 (26.96%) Automated Testing
7 30 (26.09%) Scrum
8 27 (23.48%) Manual Testing
9 24 (20.87%) SDLC
9 24 (20.87%) MS Excel
10 23 (20.00%) C#
10 23 (20.00%) BDD
10 23 (20.00%) Automation Testing
11 22 (19.13%) Test Planning
12 21 (18.26%) XML
12 21 (18.26%) E-Commerce
13 20 (17.39%) Degree
14 19 (16.52%) ISEB
14 19 (16.52%) .NET
15 17 (14.78%) Mobile App
16 16 (13.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 16 (13.91%) Windows
16 16 (13.91%) User Acceptance Testing
17 15 (13.04%) ISTQB
17 15 (13.04%) Microsoft
18 14 (12.17%) Project Management
18 14 (12.17%) Regression Testing
18 14 (12.17%) HTML

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 (20.87%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.35%) HTTP
2 4 (3.48%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.87%) Internet
3 1 (0.87%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.09%) MS Access
2 7 (6.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.61%) MySQL
3 3 (2.61%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (27.83%) Selenium
2 13 (11.30%) JIRA
2 13 (11.30%) WebDriver
3 10 (8.70%) Subversion
4 9 (7.83%) Jenkins
5 7 (6.09%) QADirector
5 7 (6.09%) TestPartner
6 5 (4.35%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.35%) SpecFlow
6 5 (4.35%) TestComplete
6 5 (4.35%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.48%) Hudson
8 3 (2.61%) Mercurial
8 3 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.87%) AccuRev
9 1 (0.87%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.87%) PhantomJS
9 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (8.70%) Finance
1 10 (8.70%) Games
2 8 (6.96%) Retail
3 1 (0.87%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.26%) XML
2 19 (16.52%) .NET
3 14 (12.17%) HTML
4 8 (6.96%) Web Services
5 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.61%) WCF
5 3 (2.61%) X-Windows
6 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.74%) WPF
7 1 (0.87%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.87%) CSS
7 1 (0.87%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.78%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.09%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.48%) User Experience
5 1 (0.87%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.91%) Windows
2 7 (6.09%) Windows 7
3 5 (4.35%) Linux
4 3 (2.61%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.74%) Android
5 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.74%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (49.57%) Software Testing
2 46 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 43 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (34.78%) Test Scripting
5 31 (26.96%) Automated Testing
6 30 (26.09%) Scrum
7 27 (23.48%) Manual Testing
8 24 (20.87%) SDLC
9 23 (20.00%) Automation Testing
9 23 (20.00%) BDD
10 22 (19.13%) Test Planning
11 21 (18.26%) E-Commerce
12 16 (13.91%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (12.17%) Project Management
13 14 (12.17%) Regression Testing
14 13 (11.30%) Migration
14 13 (11.30%) Performance Testing
15 11 (9.57%) Mentoring
16 10 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
17 9 (7.83%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (34.78%) SQL
2 23 (20.00%) C#
3 11 (9.57%) Java
4 9 (7.83%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.09%) VB
5 7 (6.09%) VB.NET
5 7 (6.09%) VBA
6 6 (5.22%) C++
7 5 (4.35%) Python
8 3 (2.61%) C
9 1 (0.87%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 20 (17.39%) Degree
2 19 (16.52%) ISEB
3 16 (13.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (13.04%) ISTQB
5 7 (6.09%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (49.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.48%) MKS
3 3 (2.61%) PayPal
4 2 (1.74%) HP
4 2 (1.74%) Kaspersky
4 2 (1.74%) VMware
4 2 (1.74%) WatchGuard
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 43k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + parking, Flexi working
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago