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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 175 186 179
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 35 23 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.66% 0.44% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.46% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 35 16 26
Average salary £29,000 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.43% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £29,000 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £34,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
5009 5016 4877
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.96% 95.04% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 4198 4246 4050
Average salary £39,500 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.28% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,962 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 29 May 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 29 May 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
(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
Warwickshire - 11 £29,000 - 1
Staffordshire +10 5 £31,500 +8.62%
Worcestershire - 2 £22,250 -
Coventry -13 1 £32,500 -9.72%
Birmingham -24 1 £30,000 -10.44% 3
Wolverhampton - 1 £30,000 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 35 (42.68%) HTML
2 29 (35.37%) SQL
3 27 (32.93%) Test Scripting
3 27 (32.93%) Manual Testing
4 26 (31.71%) QA
5 24 (29.27%) CSS
5 24 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (29.27%) Automated Testing
6 23 (28.05%) JIRA
7 21 (25.61%) XML
8 18 (21.95%) ISEB
9 17 (20.73%) JavaScript
9 17 (20.73%) Finance
9 17 (20.73%) Test Automation
9 17 (20.73%) Automation Testing
10 16 (19.51%) Selenium
10 16 (19.51%) C#
10 16 (19.51%) SQL Server
10 16 (19.51%) E-Commerce
11 15 (18.29%) Software Testing
12 14 (17.07%) Web Services
12 14 (17.07%) Computer Science
12 14 (17.07%) Android
13 13 (15.85%) C++
14 12 (14.63%) Java
14 12 (14.63%) Windows
15 11 (13.41%) HTML5
15 11 (13.41%) jQuery
15 11 (13.41%) Usability Testing
15 11 (13.41%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) JasperReports
2 2 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.22%) MySQL
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (28.05%) JIRA
2 16 (19.51%) Selenium
3 8 (9.76%) Bugzilla
4 7 (8.54%) WebDriver
5 5 (6.10%) JMeter
5 5 (6.10%) GoogleTest
6 4 (4.88%) Calabash
6 4 (4.88%) Appium
6 4 (4.88%) Robotium
7 3 (3.66%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.44%) Subversion
9 1 (1.22%) NUnit
9 1 (1.22%) JUnit
General
1 17 (20.73%) Finance
2 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.22%) Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (42.68%) HTML
2 24 (29.27%) CSS
3 21 (25.61%) XML
4 14 (17.07%) Web Services
5 11 (13.41%) HTML5
5 11 (13.41%) jQuery
6 7 (8.54%) .NET
7 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.07%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.10%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.44%) User Experience
3 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.07%) Android
2 12 (14.63%) Windows
3 10 (12.20%) Linux
3 10 (12.20%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.88%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.93%) Test Scripting
1 27 (32.93%) Manual Testing
2 24 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (29.27%) Automated Testing
3 17 (20.73%) Test Automation
3 17 (20.73%) Automation Testing
4 16 (19.51%) E-Commerce
5 15 (18.29%) Software Testing
6 11 (13.41%) Usability Testing
6 11 (13.41%) Software Engineering
7 10 (12.20%) System Testing
8 8 (9.76%) SDLC
9 5 (6.10%) Scrum
9 5 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (4.88%) Regression Testing
11 2 (2.44%) Test Strategy
11 2 (2.44%) Unit Testing
11 2 (2.44%) Project Planning
11 2 (2.44%) Configuration Management
11 2 (2.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 29 (35.37%) SQL
2 17 (20.73%) JavaScript
3 16 (19.51%) C#
4 13 (15.85%) C++
5 12 (14.63%) Java
6 5 (6.10%) Groovy
7 2 (2.44%) Fortran
7 2 (2.44%) C
8 1 (1.22%) PHP
8 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (21.95%) ISEB
2 10 (12.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (9.76%) Degree
4 7 (8.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (31.71%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (6.10%) Google
2 4 (4.88%) Symbian
3 2 (2.44%) Sage
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.22%) HP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Bonus + 25 Days Holiday + Pension +
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: upto 20,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago