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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / West Midlands
Rank 149 141 148
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 67 82 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.41% 1.54% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.60% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 60 74 64
Median salary £39,250 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,800 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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
4643 5130 4894
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 97.40% 96.41% 97.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3690 4264 4290
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,190 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -3 25 £42,500 +6.25% 12
Staffordshire -1 14 £36,000 +10.76% 9
Warwickshire +31 11 £53,000 +63.07% 6
Worcestershire -12 3 £31,500 -23.63% 2
Dudley - 3 £40,000 - 1
Wolverhampton +11 2 - - 2
Solihull -14 2 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Herefordshire - 2 £25,000 - 4
Coventry +9 1 £32,500 -13.33% 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 22 January 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 63 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (39.10%) QA
3 50 (32.05%) SQL
4 44 (28.21%) Selenium
5 39 (25.00%) JIRA
5 39 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 37 (23.72%) Software Testing
7 30 (19.23%) Automation Testing
8 26 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 26 (16.67%) Regression Testing
9 25 (16.03%) Mobile App
9 25 (16.03%) Manual Testing
10 24 (15.38%) Finance
10 24 (15.38%) Scrum
11 23 (14.74%) Microsoft
12 22 (14.10%) BDD
13 21 (13.46%) Degree
13 21 (13.46%) Test Automation
13 21 (13.46%) ISEB
13 21 (13.46%) Windows
14 20 (12.82%) Games
14 20 (12.82%) Functional Testing
15 19 (12.18%) WebDriver
15 19 (12.18%) ISTQB
15 19 (12.18%) C#
15 19 (12.18%) E-Commerce
16 18 (11.54%) Python
16 18 (11.54%) Defect Tracking
17 17 (10.90%) Jenkins
17 17 (10.90%) JavaScript

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 (0.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.41%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.13%) HTTP
2 3 (1.92%) Firewall
3 2 (1.28%) Internet
4 1 (0.64%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.64%) DAB
4 1 (0.64%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.64%) NFC
4 1 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.21%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.92%) MySQL
5 2 (1.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 44 (28.21%) Selenium
2 39 (25.00%) JIRA
3 19 (12.18%) WebDriver
4 17 (10.90%) Jenkins
5 12 (7.69%) Subversion
6 11 (7.05%) Mercurial
6 11 (7.05%) SpecFlow
7 10 (6.41%) Git (software)
7 10 (6.41%) SoapUI
8 9 (5.77%) Hudson
9 8 (5.13%) HP UFT
10 7 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (3.85%) Cucumber
12 5 (3.21%) JMeter
13 4 (2.56%) Bugzilla
13 4 (2.56%) Metasploit
14 3 (1.92%) PHPUnit
15 2 (1.28%) JBehave
15 2 (1.28%) TestDirector
15 2 (1.28%) TestNG
General
1 24 (15.38%) Finance
2 20 (12.82%) Games
3 7 (4.49%) Automotive
4 5 (3.21%) Retail
5 3 (1.92%) Back Office
5 3 (1.92%) Electronics
5 3 (1.92%) Legal
6 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.26%) .NET
2 10 (6.41%) Web Services
3 8 (5.13%) EDI
3 8 (5.13%) SOAP
3 8 (5.13%) X-Windows
4 7 (4.49%) XML
5 6 (3.85%) Entity Framework
5 6 (3.85%) Lambda Expressions
5 6 (3.85%) LINQ
6 5 (3.21%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.56%) CSS
7 4 (2.56%) HTML
7 4 (2.56%) jQuery
7 4 (2.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 2 (1.28%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.28%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.64%) Node.js
9 1 (0.64%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.03%) Mobile App
2 8 (5.13%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.92%) Fintech
4 3 (1.92%) iPad
5 2 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.28%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.28%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.64%) CESG
6 1 (0.64%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.64%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.64%) iPhone
6 1 (0.64%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.46%) Windows
2 15 (9.62%) Linux
3 10 (6.41%) Mac OS X
4 4 (2.56%) Android
5 3 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 37 (23.72%) Software Testing
4 30 (19.23%) Automation Testing
5 26 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 26 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 25 (16.03%) Manual Testing
7 24 (15.38%) Scrum
8 22 (14.10%) BDD
9 21 (13.46%) Test Automation
10 20 (12.82%) Functional Testing
11 19 (12.18%) E-Commerce
12 18 (11.54%) Defect Tracking
13 14 (8.97%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (8.33%) TDD
14 13 (8.33%) Validation
15 11 (7.05%) Performance Testing
15 11 (7.05%) SDLC
16 10 (6.41%) Game Development
16 10 (6.41%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (32.05%) SQL
2 19 (12.18%) C#
3 18 (11.54%) Python
4 17 (10.90%) JavaScript
5 15 (9.62%) C++
5 15 (9.62%) Java
6 8 (5.13%) C
7 6 (3.85%) Perl
8 5 (3.21%) PHP
9 4 (2.56%) Apple Swift
9 4 (2.56%) Objective-C
9 4 (2.56%) Ruby
10 2 (1.28%) Fortran
10 2 (1.28%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.28%) Scala
11 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.64%) VB
11 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (13.46%) Degree
1 21 (13.46%) ISEB
2 19 (12.18%) ISTQB
3 12 (7.69%) CREST Certified
3 12 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.85%) CHECK Team Member
5 4 (2.56%) OSCP
5 4 (2.56%) SANS
5 4 (2.56%) Tigerscheme
6 2 (1.28%) CHECK Team Leader
6 2 (1.28%) GIAC
6 2 (1.28%) GPEN
6 2 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.28%) OSCE
6 2 (1.28%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.28%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.64%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (39.10%) QA
2 5 (3.21%) SDET
Systems Management
1 5 (3.21%) Nessus
2 3 (1.92%) Core Impact
3 2 (1.28%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 23 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.56%) Oracle
3 2 (1.28%) PayPal
3 2 (1.28%) Qualys
3 2 (1.28%) Rapid7
4 1 (0.64%) Fujitsu
4 1 (0.64%) IBM
4 1 (0.64%) Intel
4 1 (0.64%) QNX
4 1 (0.64%) Xamarin
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Executive Resource Group Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 34k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £90,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: Excellent salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £33000 - £41000 per annum + 5 weeks hol
Posted: 6 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £27500.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Excellent !
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £27500.00 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Home working
Posted: 16 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 2 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, Staffordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, Staffordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 2 days ago