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

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 117 130 145
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 131 93 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.13% 1.61% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 1.66% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 99 88 58
Median salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £39,750
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,250
% change year-on-year
- +2.18%
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
5932 5588 5153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.31% 96.83% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4657 4628 4364
Median salary £38,500 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.53% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,250 £24,000
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% -

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 29 June 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 29 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 +17 43 £30,000 +3.44% 2
Warwickshire +23 36 £32,500 +12.06% 1
Wolverhampton +9 17 £36,000 +6.66% 1
Birmingham -26 16 £38,750 +3.33% 4
Solihull +10 5 £33,500 +3.07%
Coventry +8 5 £35,000 -3.44% 1
Shropshire - 4 £32,500 -
Worcestershire +7 2 £50,000 +132.55%
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 101 (45.91%) QA
2 83 (37.73%) Test Automation
3 73 (33.18%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (30.91%) Selenium
4 68 (30.91%) Software Testing
5 63 (28.64%) Test Scripting
6 57 (25.91%) SQL
7 48 (21.82%) JIRA
8 46 (20.91%) Finance
9 45 (20.45%) XML
10 37 (16.82%) Automated Testing
11 33 (15.00%) ISEB
11 33 (15.00%) Manual Testing
11 33 (15.00%) BDD
11 33 (15.00%) Test Planning
12 32 (14.55%) SDLC
12 32 (14.55%) Functional Testing
13 31 (14.09%) Team Foundation Server
13 31 (14.09%) Scrum
14 29 (13.18%) MS Excel
15 27 (12.27%) ISTQB
15 27 (12.27%) .NET
16 26 (11.82%) E-Commerce
16 26 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
17 25 (11.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 25 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
17 25 (11.36%) Automation Testing
17 25 (11.36%) SoapUI
17 25 (11.36%) Regression Testing
17 25 (11.36%) C#

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 29 (13.18%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.91%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.09%) HTTP
2 5 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.36%) Wireless
4 2 (0.91%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.91%) DAB
4 2 (0.91%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.91%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.91%) Internet
4 2 (0.91%) NFC
4 2 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.45%) Firewall
5 1 (0.45%) Skype
5 1 (0.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.18%) MS Access
4 6 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.82%) MySQL
7 3 (1.36%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 68 (30.91%) Selenium
2 48 (21.82%) JIRA
3 31 (14.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (11.36%) SoapUI
5 23 (10.45%) TestDirector
6 19 (8.64%) WebDriver
7 9 (4.09%) Jenkins
7 9 (4.09%) Subversion
8 7 (3.18%) QADirector
8 7 (3.18%) TestPartner
9 6 (2.73%) Git (software)
10 5 (2.27%) SpecFlow
10 5 (2.27%) TestComplete
10 5 (2.27%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.82%) Hudson
11 4 (1.82%) Mercurial
11 4 (1.82%) Metasploit
12 3 (1.36%) HP UFT
12 3 (1.36%) JUnit
12 3 (1.36%) Zephyr
General
1 46 (20.91%) Finance
2 23 (10.45%) Back Office
3 12 (5.45%) Games
4 11 (5.00%) Retail
5 5 (2.27%) Marketing
6 4 (1.82%) Electronics
6 4 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.82%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.36%) Publishing
8 2 (0.91%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (20.45%) XML
2 27 (12.27%) .NET
3 25 (11.36%) HTML
4 11 (5.00%) Web Services
5 9 (4.09%) CSS
6 6 (2.73%) Node.js
7 4 (1.82%) EDI
8 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.36%) WCF
8 3 (1.36%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.91%) Apache Flex
9 2 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.91%) WPF
10 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.45%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.45%) Ajax
10 1 (0.45%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.45%) HTML5
10 1 (0.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.91%) Mobile App
2 14 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.64%) Client/Server
4 7 (3.18%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.27%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.27%) User Experience
6 2 (0.91%) Internet of Things
6 2 (0.91%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.45%) EPoS
7 1 (0.45%) iPad
7 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.45%) NHS
7 1 (0.45%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.55%) Windows
2 8 (3.64%) Linux
3 7 (3.18%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.73%) Android
4 6 (2.73%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.82%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.91%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.45%) KNOPPIX
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (37.73%) Test Automation
2 73 (33.18%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (30.91%) Software Testing
4 63 (28.64%) Test Scripting
5 37 (16.82%) Automated Testing
6 33 (15.00%) BDD
6 33 (15.00%) Manual Testing
6 33 (15.00%) Test Planning
7 32 (14.55%) Functional Testing
7 32 (14.55%) SDLC
8 31 (14.09%) Scrum
9 26 (11.82%) E-Commerce
9 26 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (11.36%) Automation Testing
10 25 (11.36%) Regression Testing
10 25 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (10.45%) Wealth Management
12 19 (8.64%) Mentoring
12 19 (8.64%) Performance Testing
13 18 (8.18%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (25.91%) SQL
2 25 (11.36%) C#
3 15 (6.82%) Java
4 12 (5.45%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.18%) C++
5 7 (3.18%) VB
5 7 (3.18%) VB.NET
5 7 (3.18%) VBA
6 6 (2.73%) Python
6 6 (2.73%) Scala
7 5 (2.27%) C
8 2 (0.91%) Fortran
9 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (15.00%) ISEB
2 27 (12.27%) ISTQB
3 25 (11.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 24 (10.91%) Degree
5 11 (5.00%) CREST Certified
6 10 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 10 (4.55%) Security Cleared
7 7 (3.18%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.36%) CHECK Team Leader
9 3 (1.36%) CHECK Team Member
9 3 (1.36%) OSCP
9 3 (1.36%) SANS
9 3 (1.36%) Tigerscheme
10 2 (0.91%) GIAC
10 2 (0.91%) GPEN
11 1 (0.45%) ECDL
11 1 (0.45%) OSCE
11 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (45.91%) QA
2 2 (0.91%) SDET
3 1 (0.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (1.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.91%) Nessus
3 1 (0.45%) Core Impact
3 1 (0.45%) Nmap
Vendors
1 24 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (1.82%) HP
2 4 (1.82%) MKS
2 4 (1.82%) SAP
3 3 (1.36%) hybris
3 3 (1.36%) PayPal
4 2 (0.91%) Kaspersky
4 2 (0.91%) QNX
4 2 (0.91%) VMware
4 2 (0.91%) WatchGuard
5 1 (0.45%) Capita
5 1 (0.45%) Cisco
5 1 (0.45%) Fortinet
5 1 (0.45%) Juniper
5 1 (0.45%) Nokia
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle
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