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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 124 136 131
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 80 57 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.60% 1.32% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.40% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 74 54 60
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,600 £22,500 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
4776 4080 4588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.73% 94.44% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4200 3386 3986
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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 +12 25 £45,000 +50.00% 5
Birmingham -2 16 £29,000 -12.78% 4
Staffordshire +11 14 £31,500 -47.50%
Solihull +12 13 £37,500 +33.92%
Wolverhampton -9 5 £37,500 -
Coventry -22 5 £32,500 +30.00% 2
Worcestershire +10 4 £28,750 -4.16%
Walsall - 4 £37,500 -
Brierley Hill - 2 £23,000 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £35,000 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 66 (42.04%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (34.39%) QA
3 53 (33.76%) SQL
4 50 (31.85%) ISEB
5 44 (28.03%) Automated Testing
5 44 (28.03%) Test Scripting
6 40 (25.48%) Manual Testing
7 38 (24.20%) Selenium
8 35 (22.29%) ISTQB
9 32 (20.38%) Software Testing
10 30 (19.11%) SQL Server
10 30 (19.11%) HTML
10 30 (19.11%) Windows
11 27 (17.20%) Degree
11 27 (17.20%) Android
12 24 (15.29%) JIRA
12 24 (15.29%) CSS
13 23 (14.65%) Apple iOS
14 22 (14.01%) .NET
14 22 (14.01%) Regression Testing
15 21 (13.38%) JavaScript
16 20 (12.74%) WebDriver
17 18 (11.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 17 (10.83%) Finance
19 16 (10.19%) Test Automation
19 16 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
20 15 (9.55%) BDD
21 14 (8.92%) Jenkins
21 14 (8.92%) Scrum
22 13 (8.28%) Automation Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 5 (3.18%) CMS
1 5 (3.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (7.01%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.18%) Servitor
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (7.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (5.73%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (4.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (24.20%) Selenium
2 24 (15.29%) JIRA
3 20 (12.74%) WebDriver
4 14 (8.92%) Jenkins
5 12 (7.64%) Hudson
6 10 (6.37%) JMeter
7 9 (5.73%) GoogleTest
8 7 (4.46%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (3.18%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (2.55%) TestComplete
10 4 (2.55%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 3 (1.91%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.27%) JBehave
12 2 (1.27%) Behat
12 2 (1.27%) FitNesse
12 2 (1.27%) Bugzilla
12 2 (1.27%) LoadRunner
13 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.64%) JUnit
13 1 (0.64%) Eclipse
General
1 17 (10.83%) Finance
2 9 (5.73%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (3.18%) Back Office
4 4 (2.55%) Billing
5 3 (1.91%) Games
6 2 (1.27%) Marketing
7 1 (0.64%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (19.11%) HTML
2 24 (15.29%) CSS
3 22 (14.01%) .NET
4 9 (5.73%) Web Services
4 9 (5.73%) XML
5 8 (5.10%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.73%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.82%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.82%) Mathematics
4 5 (3.18%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.27%) Open Source
5 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.27%) User Experience
5 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.11%) Windows
2 27 (17.20%) Android
3 23 (14.65%) Apple iOS
4 12 (7.64%) Linux
4 12 (7.64%) UNIX
5 7 (4.46%) Windows Mobile
6 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.55%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.55%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (42.04%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (28.03%) Automated Testing
2 44 (28.03%) Test Scripting
3 40 (25.48%) Manual Testing
4 32 (20.38%) Software Testing
5 22 (14.01%) Regression Testing
6 16 (10.19%) Test Automation
7 15 (9.55%) BDD
8 14 (8.92%) Scrum
9 13 (8.28%) Automation Testing
10 12 (7.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (6.37%) E-Commerce
11 10 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (5.73%) System Testing
12 9 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (5.10%) Time Management
14 7 (4.46%) Software Engineering
14 7 (4.46%) Usability Testing
15 6 (3.82%) Performance Testing
16 5 (3.18%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (33.76%) SQL
2 21 (13.38%) JavaScript
3 11 (7.01%) Java
3 11 (7.01%) C#
4 9 (5.73%) Groovy
5 7 (4.46%) PL/SQL
6 6 (3.82%) PHP
7 5 (3.18%) C++
7 5 (3.18%) VB
8 3 (1.91%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.27%) C
10 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (31.85%) ISEB
2 35 (22.29%) ISTQB
3 27 (17.20%) Degree
4 18 (11.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.64%) CISSP
6 1 (0.64%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (34.39%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.64%) Nessus
1 1 (0.64%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (7.01%) Oracle
2 9 (5.73%) Google
3 5 (3.18%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.55%) Appcelerator
4 4 (2.55%) Symbian
5 1 (0.64%) HP
5 1 (0.64%) SOASTA, Inc
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