The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the West Midlands region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 147 140 148
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 79 73 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.45% 1.44% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.48% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 73 64 70
Median salary £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.07% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £22,950 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
5282 4941 5523
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.86% 97.15% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4201 4153 4876
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 10 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
Birmingham -10 28 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Staffordshire -12 19 £32,000 -1.53% 7
Warwickshire +17 13 £32,500 +10.16% 8
Worcestershire - 5 £32,000 - 2
Wolverhampton +10 3 £35,000 +27.27% 3
Coventry +1 2 £34,250 -8.66% 1
Solihull -17 2 £37,500 +13.63% 2
West Bromwich - 2 £32,000 - 1
Walsall - 1 £32,500 - 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 80 (41.03%) QA
2 65 (33.33%) SQL
3 63 (32.31%) JIRA
4 62 (31.79%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (28.72%) Selenium
6 55 (28.21%) Test Scripting
7 49 (25.13%) Software Testing
8 38 (19.49%) Test Automation
9 37 (18.97%) Mobile App
10 36 (18.46%) Finance
10 36 (18.46%) Automated Testing
11 32 (16.41%) Manual Testing
12 31 (15.90%) Automation Testing
12 31 (15.90%) Microsoft
13 29 (14.87%) Regression Testing
13 29 (14.87%) Degree
14 28 (14.36%) Functional Testing
14 28 (14.36%) ISEB
14 28 (14.36%) Windows
15 27 (13.85%) XML
16 24 (12.31%) Games
16 24 (12.31%) Scrum
16 24 (12.31%) Jenkins
17 23 (11.79%) Defect Tracking
17 23 (11.79%) E-Commerce
18 22 (11.28%) Python
18 22 (11.28%) C#
18 22 (11.28%) C++
19 21 (10.77%) Linux
20 20 (10.26%) SQL Server

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.51%) SAS
1 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.18%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.64%) HTTP
2 3 (1.54%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.03%) Internet
4 1 (0.51%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.51%) DAB
4 1 (0.51%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.51%) Firewall
4 1 (0.51%) NFC
4 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (7.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.05%) MySQL
7 2 (1.03%) MS Access
7 2 (1.03%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 63 (32.31%) JIRA
2 56 (28.72%) Selenium
3 24 (12.31%) Jenkins
4 19 (9.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (9.23%) WebDriver
6 17 (8.72%) SoapUI
7 16 (8.21%) Git (software)
7 16 (8.21%) Mercurial
7 16 (8.21%) Subversion
8 15 (7.69%) TestDirector
9 13 (6.67%) Hudson
10 9 (4.62%) HP UFT
10 9 (4.62%) SpecFlow
11 7 (3.59%) Cucumber
12 5 (2.56%) Bugzilla
13 4 (2.05%) Metasploit
14 3 (1.54%) PHPUnit
15 2 (1.03%) Jasmine
15 2 (1.03%) Karma Test Runner
15 2 (1.03%) QADirector
General
1 36 (18.46%) Finance
2 24 (12.31%) Games
3 20 (10.26%) Back Office
4 8 (4.10%) Automotive
4 8 (4.10%) Retail
5 5 (2.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.85%) XML
2 18 (9.23%) .NET
3 16 (8.21%) Web Services
4 14 (7.18%) EDI
5 12 (6.15%) X-Windows
6 9 (4.62%) HTML
7 6 (3.08%) ASP.NET
7 6 (3.08%) Entity Framework
7 6 (3.08%) Lambda Expressions
7 6 (3.08%) LINQ
8 4 (2.05%) CSS
8 4 (2.05%) jQuery
8 4 (2.05%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 2 (1.03%) SOAP
10 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.51%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.51%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.51%) RESTful
10 1 (0.51%) WCF
10 1 (0.51%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (18.97%) Mobile App
2 9 (4.62%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.08%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.56%) iPad
5 3 (1.54%) User Experience
6 2 (1.03%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.51%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.51%) CESG
7 1 (0.51%) Fintech
7 1 (0.51%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.51%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.36%) Windows
2 21 (10.77%) Linux
3 14 (7.18%) Mac OS X
4 5 (2.56%) Android
4 5 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.03%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (31.79%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (28.21%) Test Scripting
3 49 (25.13%) Software Testing
4 38 (19.49%) Test Automation
5 36 (18.46%) Automated Testing
6 32 (16.41%) Manual Testing
7 31 (15.90%) Automation Testing
8 29 (14.87%) Regression Testing
9 28 (14.36%) Functional Testing
10 24 (12.31%) Scrum
11 23 (11.79%) Defect Tracking
11 23 (11.79%) E-Commerce
12 19 (9.74%) BDD
12 19 (9.74%) Validation
13 16 (8.21%) Test Planning
14 15 (7.69%) Logistics
14 15 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (7.69%) Wealth Management
15 14 (7.18%) Data Validation
15 14 (7.18%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (33.33%) SQL
2 22 (11.28%) C#
2 22 (11.28%) C++
2 22 (11.28%) Python
3 18 (9.23%) Java
4 15 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 12 (6.15%) C
6 5 (2.56%) PHP
7 4 (2.05%) Apple Swift
7 4 (2.05%) Fortran
7 4 (2.05%) Objective-C
7 4 (2.05%) Perl
8 3 (1.54%) Ruby
9 2 (1.03%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.03%) VB
9 2 (1.03%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.03%) VBA
10 1 (0.51%) Scala
10 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (14.87%) Degree
2 28 (14.36%) ISEB
3 20 (10.26%) ISTQB
4 16 (8.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (7.18%) CREST Certified
6 9 (4.62%) CHECK Team Member
7 7 (3.59%) OSCP
7 7 (3.59%) SANS
7 7 (3.59%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.59%) Security Cleared
7 7 (3.59%) Tigerscheme
8 6 (3.08%) CHECK Team Leader
8 6 (3.08%) GIAC
8 6 (3.08%) GPEN
9 2 (1.03%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.51%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.51%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (41.03%) QA
2 5 (2.56%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (2.05%) Nessus
2 3 (1.54%) Core Impact
3 1 (0.51%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 31 (15.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.05%) Oracle
2 4 (2.05%) PayPal
3 1 (0.51%) Cognos
3 1 (0.51%) Fujitsu
3 1 (0.51%) IBM
3 1 (0.51%) Intel
3 1 (0.51%) QNX
3 1 (0.51%) Qualys
3 1 (0.51%) Rapid7
3 1 (0.51%) SAP
3 1 (0.51%) Xamarin
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