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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 132 133 155
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 108 92 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.87% 1.71% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.77% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 96 85 69
Median salary £32,500 £31,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,800 £50,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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
5545 5187 5391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.92% 96.38% 97.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4394 4329 4506
Median salary £39,500 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -19 32 £26,500 -37.64% 9
Warwickshire +19 29 £32,500 -13.33% 7
Staffordshire -21 18 £25,000 -9.09% 5
Wolverhampton +8 11 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Worcestershire - 11 £32,500 - 3
Halesowen - 3 £21,000 - 1
Solihull +7 2 £34,250 +10.48% 1
West Bromwich +7 2 £31,750 +5.83% 1
Coventry -3 2 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Shropshire - 1 £32,500 - 6
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 116 (48.33%) QA
2 83 (34.58%) JIRA
3 75 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 75 (31.25%) SQL
4 68 (28.33%) Test Automation
4 68 (28.33%) Selenium
5 67 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (26.25%) Software Testing
7 57 (23.75%) XML
8 47 (19.58%) Manual Testing
9 46 (19.17%) Finance
10 45 (18.75%) Automated Testing
11 44 (18.33%) Mobile App
12 41 (17.08%) Functional Testing
13 40 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 37 (15.42%) ISEB
14 37 (15.42%) Back Office
14 37 (15.42%) Degree
15 36 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
16 35 (14.58%) Regression Testing
17 34 (14.17%) Windows
17 34 (14.17%) Scrum
17 34 (14.17%) SoapUI
18 33 (13.75%) Test Planning
18 33 (13.75%) Stakeholder Management
18 33 (13.75%) MS Excel
19 32 (13.33%) TestDirector
19 32 (13.33%) Wealth Management
20 31 (12.92%) Games
21 29 (12.08%) Defect Tracking

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 (0.42%) SAS
1 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (13.75%) MS Excel
2 19 (7.92%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.75%) HTTP
2 5 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.25%) Bluetooth
3 3 (1.25%) DAB
3 3 (1.25%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.25%) Internet
3 3 (1.25%) NFC
3 3 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (1.25%) Wireless
4 1 (0.42%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (5.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.92%) MS Access
6 3 (1.25%) MySQL
6 3 (1.25%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 83 (34.58%) JIRA
2 68 (28.33%) Selenium
3 36 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (14.17%) SoapUI
5 32 (13.33%) TestDirector
6 23 (9.58%) Jenkins
7 14 (5.83%) Git (software)
7 14 (5.83%) Mercurial
7 14 (5.83%) WebDriver
8 13 (5.42%) Subversion
9 11 (4.58%) Hudson
10 9 (3.75%) HP UFT
11 7 (2.92%) QADirector
11 7 (2.92%) TestPartner
12 6 (2.50%) SpecFlow
13 5 (2.08%) Bugzilla
14 3 (1.25%) Metasploit
14 3 (1.25%) TestComplete
14 3 (1.25%) Visual Studio
15 2 (0.83%) JUnit
General
1 46 (19.17%) Finance
2 37 (15.42%) Back Office
3 31 (12.92%) Games
4 10 (4.17%) Retail
5 9 (3.75%) Automotive
6 5 (2.08%) Electronics
7 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (23.75%) XML
2 20 (8.33%) HTML
3 18 (7.50%) Web Services
4 17 (7.08%) .NET
5 13 (5.42%) EDI
6 10 (4.17%) X-Windows
7 8 (3.33%) CSS
8 5 (2.08%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.08%) Entity Framework
8 5 (2.08%) Lambda Expressions
8 5 (2.08%) LINQ
8 5 (2.08%) Node.js
9 4 (1.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.83%) jQuery
10 2 (0.83%) WCF
11 1 (0.42%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.42%) Ajax
11 1 (0.42%) RESTful
11 1 (0.42%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (18.33%) Mobile App
2 10 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 10 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.08%) Driving Licence
4 5 (2.08%) User Experience
5 3 (1.25%) Internet of Things
5 3 (1.25%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.83%) iPad
7 1 (0.42%) EPoS
7 1 (0.42%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.42%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.42%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.42%) NHS
7 1 (0.42%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.17%) Windows
2 21 (8.75%) Linux
3 13 (5.42%) Mac OS X
4 7 (2.92%) Android
4 7 (2.92%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.92%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.83%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (31.25%) Test Scripting
2 68 (28.33%) Test Automation
3 67 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (26.25%) Software Testing
5 47 (19.58%) Manual Testing
6 45 (18.75%) Automated Testing
7 41 (17.08%) Functional Testing
8 35 (14.58%) Regression Testing
9 34 (14.17%) Scrum
10 33 (13.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 33 (13.75%) Test Planning
11 32 (13.33%) Wealth Management
12 29 (12.08%) Defect Tracking
13 25 (10.42%) Automation Testing
14 24 (10.00%) BDD
15 23 (9.58%) Defect Management
16 20 (8.33%) E-Commerce
17 18 (7.50%) Performance Testing
17 18 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
18 17 (7.08%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 75 (31.25%) SQL
2 26 (10.83%) C#
3 20 (8.33%) C++
3 20 (8.33%) Java
4 17 (7.08%) Python
5 15 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 13 (5.42%) C
7 7 (2.92%) VB
7 7 (2.92%) VB.NET
7 7 (2.92%) VBA
8 5 (2.08%) Fortran
8 5 (2.08%) Scala
9 4 (1.67%) Apple Swift
9 4 (1.67%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.42%) PHP
10 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (15.42%) Degree
1 37 (15.42%) ISEB
2 23 (9.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (7.08%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.17%) Security Cleared
5 8 (3.33%) CREST Certified
5 8 (3.33%) OSCP
5 8 (3.33%) SANS
5 8 (3.33%) Tigerscheme
6 7 (2.92%) CHECK Team Leader
6 7 (2.92%) CHECK Team Member
6 7 (2.92%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (2.50%) GIAC
7 6 (2.50%) GPEN
8 5 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.83%) OSCE
10 1 (0.42%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.42%) ECDL
10 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (48.33%) QA
2 2 (0.83%) SDET
3 1 (0.42%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 3 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.08%) PayPal
3 3 (1.25%) QNX
4 2 (0.83%) HP
5 1 (0.42%) Cognos
5 1 (0.42%) Fujitsu
5 1 (0.42%) IBM
5 1 (0.42%) Intel
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle
5 1 (0.42%) SAP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £36000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £21648 - £26699.20 per annum + 46 days hols + exc pension + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 13 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 12 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Pebble Learning Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Oswestry, Shropshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Kenilworth, Warwickshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Bridgnorth, Shropshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Ross-on-wye, Herefordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromyard, Herefordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago