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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / West Midlands
Rank 132 152 130
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 74 85 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.56% 1.47% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.52% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 67 82 80
Median salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £27,550 £21,550
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
4610 5594 4894
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 97.34% 96.42% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3729 4640 4223
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +9 25 £37,500 -6.25% 8
Staffordshire 0 18 £35,000 +7.69% 8
Warwickshire +37 8 £55,000 +62.96% 8
Dudley - 6 £40,000 - 1
Solihull -6 5 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Shropshire -4 4 £28,500 -10.93% 10
Herefordshire - 2 £25,000 - 4
Coventry +13 1 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Worcestershire -21 1 £27,500 -42.10% 3
Walsall - 1 £32,500 - 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 72 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (44.30%) QA
3 47 (29.75%) Selenium
4 45 (28.48%) SQL
5 42 (26.58%) Software Testing
6 41 (25.95%) Test Scripting
7 34 (21.52%) Automation Testing
8 33 (20.89%) JIRA
9 29 (18.35%) Regression Testing
10 27 (17.09%) Automated Testing
11 25 (15.82%) Functional Testing
12 23 (14.56%) Manual Testing
12 23 (14.56%) Finance
13 22 (13.92%) Scrum
13 22 (13.92%) Mobile App
14 21 (13.29%) BDD
14 21 (13.29%) WebDriver
14 21 (13.29%) ISTQB
14 21 (13.29%) E-Commerce
15 20 (12.66%) ISEB
15 20 (12.66%) Degree
15 20 (12.66%) Test Automation
16 19 (12.03%) Games
17 18 (11.39%) C#
18 17 (10.76%) Java
18 17 (10.76%) Windows
19 16 (10.13%) Python
19 16 (10.13%) .NET
19 16 (10.13%) Microsoft
19 16 (10.13%) User Acceptance Testing

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 2 (1.27%) Apache
1 2 (1.27%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.16%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.43%) HTTP
2 4 (2.53%) Firewall
3 1 (0.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.53%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.27%) Big Data
4 2 (1.27%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.27%) MySQL
4 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (29.75%) Selenium
2 33 (20.89%) JIRA
3 21 (13.29%) WebDriver
4 13 (8.23%) Jenkins
5 11 (6.96%) Git (software)
5 11 (6.96%) SpecFlow
5 11 (6.96%) Subversion
6 9 (5.70%) Cucumber
6 9 (5.70%) Mercurial
7 8 (5.06%) Hudson
7 8 (5.06%) SoapUI
8 7 (4.43%) HP UFT
8 7 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (3.16%) JMeter
10 3 (1.90%) Metasploit
10 3 (1.90%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.27%) JBehave
11 2 (1.27%) PHPUnit
11 2 (1.27%) TestNG
11 2 (1.27%) WATIR
General
1 23 (14.56%) Finance
2 19 (12.03%) Games
3 6 (3.80%) Legal
3 6 (3.80%) Retail
4 4 (2.53%) Automotive
5 2 (1.27%) Electronics
5 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.63%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.13%) .NET
2 10 (6.33%) Web Services
3 9 (5.70%) SOAP
4 7 (4.43%) X-Windows
5 6 (3.80%) EDI
5 6 (3.80%) XML
6 5 (3.16%) HTML
7 4 (2.53%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.53%) Entity Framework
7 4 (2.53%) Lambda Expressions
7 4 (2.53%) LINQ
7 4 (2.53%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 3 (1.90%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.90%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.90%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.27%) CSS
9 2 (1.27%) jQuery
10 1 (0.63%) JSON
10 1 (0.63%) REST
10 1 (0.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.92%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.80%) Client/Server
3 5 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.53%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.90%) Fintech
5 3 (1.90%) iPad
5 3 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.27%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.27%) iPhone
6 2 (1.27%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.63%) CESG
7 1 (0.63%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.63%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.63%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.76%) Windows
2 11 (6.96%) Linux
3 9 (5.70%) Mac OS X
4 8 (5.06%) Android
5 6 (3.80%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (26.58%) Software Testing
3 41 (25.95%) Test Scripting
4 34 (21.52%) Automation Testing
5 29 (18.35%) Regression Testing
6 27 (17.09%) Automated Testing
7 25 (15.82%) Functional Testing
8 23 (14.56%) Manual Testing
9 22 (13.92%) Scrum
10 21 (13.29%) BDD
10 21 (13.29%) E-Commerce
11 20 (12.66%) Test Automation
12 16 (10.13%) SDLC
12 16 (10.13%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (9.49%) Defect Tracking
14 11 (6.96%) Penetration Testing
15 10 (6.33%) Non-Functional Testing
15 10 (6.33%) TDD
15 10 (6.33%) Validation
16 9 (5.70%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (28.48%) SQL
2 18 (11.39%) C#
3 17 (10.76%) Java
4 16 (10.13%) Python
5 15 (9.49%) JavaScript
6 12 (7.59%) C++
7 7 (4.43%) C
7 7 (4.43%) Perl
8 5 (3.16%) Ruby
9 4 (2.53%) Apple Swift
9 4 (2.53%) Objective-C
9 4 (2.53%) PHP
10 1 (0.63%) Fortran
10 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.63%) Scala
10 1 (0.63%) VB
10 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (13.29%) ISTQB
2 20 (12.66%) Degree
2 20 (12.66%) ISEB
3 12 (7.59%) CREST Certified
3 12 (7.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.80%) CHECK Team Member
5 3 (1.90%) OSCE
5 3 (1.90%) OSCP
5 3 (1.90%) SANS
5 3 (1.90%) Tigerscheme
6 2 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.63%) CEH
7 1 (0.63%) CHECK Team Leader
7 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (44.30%) QA
2 5 (3.16%) SDET
Systems Management
1 6 (3.80%) Nessus
2 3 (1.90%) Core Impact
2 3 (1.90%) Nexpose
3 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.53%) Oracle
3 3 (1.90%) Qualys
3 3 (1.90%) Rapid7
4 2 (1.27%) PayPal
5 1 (0.63%) Fujitsu
5 1 (0.63%) IBM
5 1 (0.63%) Intel
5 1 (0.63%) Xamarin
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