The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 152 140 147
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 72 59 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.29% 1.10% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.16% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 66 53 47
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,300 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £41,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,308 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.90% +4.61%
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
5315 5098 4599
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.49% 95.13% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4440 4342 3924
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Tester
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the West Midlands region.

Tester Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Tester
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

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 Tester within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
Staffordshire +10 22 £32,500 -35.00% 2
Birmingham -8 18 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Coventry +8 17 £37,500 +29.31% 3
Warwickshire -5 3 £37,500 -6.25%
Solihull -4 1 £33,500 -4.28% 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 89 (58.55%) SQL
2 56 (36.84%) ISEB
3 55 (36.18%) QA
4 51 (33.55%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (29.61%) .NET
5 45 (29.61%) Test Scripting
6 41 (26.97%) Automated Testing
7 37 (24.34%) Degree
8 36 (23.68%) SQL Server
9 35 (23.03%) Manual Testing
10 32 (21.05%) Software Testing
11 26 (17.11%) C#
12 24 (15.79%) ISTQB
13 22 (14.47%) Selenium
13 22 (14.47%) Security Testing
14 19 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
15 18 (11.84%) C++
15 18 (11.84%) Java
15 18 (11.84%) Windows
16 15 (9.87%) Microsoft
17 14 (9.21%) Agile Testing
17 14 (9.21%) Low Latency
17 14 (9.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 14 (9.21%) OOP
17 14 (9.21%) OO
17 14 (9.21%) TCP/IP
17 14 (9.21%) HTML
18 12 (7.89%) ETL
18 12 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
18 12 (7.89%) Ethical Hacking

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.32%) WordPress
2 2 (1.32%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (3.95%) MS Office
2 5 (3.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Servitor
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.21%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.32%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.66%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.61%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.63%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (1.97%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (1.97%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (14.47%) Selenium
2 11 (7.24%) JIRA
3 10 (6.58%) WebDriver
4 7 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.95%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (3.29%) MSTest
7 4 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (1.97%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.97%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.32%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.32%) Hudson
9 2 (1.32%) JUnit
10 1 (0.66%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.66%) JMeter
10 1 (0.66%) Checkstyle
10 1 (0.66%) FindBugs
10 1 (0.66%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.66%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 10 (6.58%) Finance
2 9 (5.92%) Retail
2 9 (5.92%) Back Office
3 2 (1.32%) Games
4 1 (0.66%) Electronics
4 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (29.61%) .NET
2 14 (9.21%) HTML
3 6 (3.95%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.29%) CSS
4 5 (3.29%) Web Services
4 5 (3.29%) WCF
5 2 (1.32%) XML
6 1 (0.66%) COM
6 1 (0.66%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.97%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.97%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.32%) Open Source
4 2 (1.32%) AS400
5 1 (0.66%) User Experience
5 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.84%) Windows
2 10 (6.58%) UNIX
3 5 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.97%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.32%) Linux
5 2 (1.32%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.66%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.66%) AIX
6 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.66%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (33.55%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (29.61%) Test Scripting
3 41 (26.97%) Automated Testing
4 35 (23.03%) Manual Testing
5 32 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 22 (14.47%) Security Testing
7 19 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (9.21%) Agile Testing
8 14 (9.21%) Low Latency
8 14 (9.21%) OOP
8 14 (9.21%) OO
9 12 (7.89%) ETL
9 12 (7.89%) Ethical Hacking
10 11 (7.24%) Business Analysis
10 11 (7.24%) Integration Testing
10 11 (7.24%) System Testing
11 10 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (6.58%) Scrum
11 10 (6.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 9 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 89 (58.55%) SQL
2 26 (17.11%) C#
3 18 (11.84%) C++
3 18 (11.84%) Java
4 10 (6.58%) VB
5 7 (4.61%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.95%) PHP
7 4 (2.63%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.63%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.97%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.97%) VB6
9 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.32%) C
9 2 (1.32%) Python
10 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 56 (36.84%) ISEB
2 37 (24.34%) Degree
3 24 (15.79%) ISTQB
4 14 (9.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.95%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.66%) CISSP
7 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.66%) HNC
7 1 (0.66%) HND
7 1 (0.66%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (36.18%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) Terminal Server
1 1 (0.66%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.66%) Nessus
2 1 (0.66%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 15 (9.87%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.29%) Oracle
3 4 (2.63%) Netezza
3 4 (2.63%) Cognos
3 4 (2.63%) IBM
4 2 (1.32%) HP
4 2 (1.32%) Citrix
5 1 (0.66%) Telerik
Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: To £25k + bns + pkg
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + pension, health care
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: 6 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Connect
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 10 days ago
Solihull
eTech
Salary: dependent upon experience
Posted: 15 days ago