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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 146 131 134
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 81 82 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.45% 1.66% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.71% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 75 77 52
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £21,500 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
5371 4794 4071
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.10% 96.99% 96.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4487 4180 3357
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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
Birmingham +6 31 £40,000 +37.93% 7
Staffordshire -3 16 £32,500 +3.17% 2
Worcestershire +4 8 £40,000 +39.13% 3
Solihull +3 7 £47,500 +26.66%
Warwickshire -41 4 £33,750 -22.85% 4
Coventry -5 3 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Wolverhampton +2 2 £28,750 -23.33%
Shropshire - 2 £32,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £32,500 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 82 (50.93%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (37.89%) QA
3 52 (32.30%) Software Testing
4 46 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 39 (24.22%) Test Automation
6 38 (23.60%) ISTQB
7 37 (22.98%) SQL
7 37 (22.98%) Test Scripting
8 34 (21.12%) Selenium
8 34 (21.12%) JIRA
9 31 (19.25%) Finance
9 31 (19.25%) .NET
9 31 (19.25%) SDLC
10 29 (18.01%) SQL Server
11 28 (17.39%) Manual Testing
12 25 (15.53%) C#
12 25 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
12 25 (15.53%) Automation Testing
13 24 (14.91%) User Acceptance Testing
14 23 (14.29%) ISEB
15 21 (13.04%) Degree
15 21 (13.04%) Performance Testing
15 21 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 20 (12.42%) System Testing
16 20 (12.42%) BDD
16 20 (12.42%) Test Management
17 18 (11.18%) Scrum
18 17 (10.56%) Regression Testing
18 17 (10.56%) MS Excel
19 16 (9.94%) Defect Tracking

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.24%) Node.js
Applications
1 17 (10.56%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.35%) Internet
2 2 (1.24%) HTTP
3 1 (0.62%) Firewall
3 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.01%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.32%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.24%) MySQL
4 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (21.12%) JIRA
1 34 (21.12%) Selenium
2 13 (8.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (7.45%) HP UFT
3 12 (7.45%) JMeter
4 10 (6.21%) Ranorex
4 10 (6.21%) WebDriver
5 8 (4.97%) AccuRev
6 7 (4.35%) DbUnit
6 7 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 7 (4.35%) JUnit
6 7 (4.35%) Visual Studio
7 6 (3.73%) LoadRunner
7 6 (3.73%) SpecFlow
7 6 (3.73%) Subversion
8 3 (1.86%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.62%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.62%) Hudson
9 1 (0.62%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.62%) NeoLoad
General
1 31 (19.25%) Finance
2 7 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.73%) Electronics
3 6 (3.73%) Marketing
3 6 (3.73%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.11%) Games
5 3 (1.86%) Publishing
5 3 (1.86%) Retail
6 1 (0.62%) Automotive
6 1 (0.62%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (19.25%) .NET
2 14 (8.70%) HTML
3 12 (7.45%) CSS
4 7 (4.35%) XML
5 3 (1.86%) Web Services
5 3 (1.86%) XML Messaging
6 2 (1.24%) Flash
6 2 (1.24%) HTML5
6 2 (1.24%) RESTful
7 1 (0.62%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.62%) DCOM
7 1 (0.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.48%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.24%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.24%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.24%) Mobile Games
5 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.21%) Windows
2 1 (0.62%) Android
2 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (50.93%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (32.30%) Software Testing
3 46 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 39 (24.22%) Test Automation
5 37 (22.98%) Test Scripting
6 31 (19.25%) SDLC
7 28 (17.39%) Manual Testing
8 25 (15.53%) Automation Testing
9 24 (14.91%) User Acceptance Testing
10 21 (13.04%) Performance Testing
11 20 (12.42%) BDD
11 20 (12.42%) System Testing
11 20 (12.42%) Test Management
12 18 (11.18%) Scrum
13 17 (10.56%) Regression Testing
14 16 (9.94%) Defect Tracking
15 13 (8.07%) Migration
16 11 (6.83%) Project Management
16 11 (6.83%) User Stories
17 10 (6.21%) Keyword-Driven Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.98%) SQL
2 25 (15.53%) C#
3 13 (8.07%) Java
4 9 (5.59%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.86%) C++
5 3 (1.86%) Ruby
6 2 (1.24%) Scala
7 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.62%) Python
7 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (23.60%) ISTQB
2 23 (14.29%) ISEB
3 21 (13.04%) Degree
3 21 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.86%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.24%) HNC
5 2 (1.24%) HND
5 2 (1.24%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (0.62%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (37.89%) QA
2 2 (1.24%) SDET
3 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (2.48%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (9.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.62%) Nessus
2 1 (0.62%) Nmap
Vendors
1 12 (7.45%) HP
2 10 (6.21%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.35%) Capita
3 7 (4.35%) SAP
4 6 (3.73%) MKS
5 4 (2.48%) Oracle
6 3 (1.86%) Citrix
6 3 (1.86%) hybris
7 2 (1.24%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.62%) Cisco
8 1 (0.62%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.62%) Google
8 1 (0.62%) Juniper
8 1 (0.62%) Nokia
8 1 (0.62%) Twitter
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