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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 130 126 142
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 90 66 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.69% 1.34% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 1.41% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 89 56 60
Average salary £35,000 £29,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.65% -16.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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
5066 4692 4847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.30% 95.52% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4310 3916 4057
Average salary £39,750 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.62% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
Warwickshire +16 29 £32,500 -25.28%
Birmingham -3 19 £37,500 +11.94% 13
Staffordshire -4 14 £32,500 +23.80% 2
Solihull +6 10 £35,000 +25.00%
Wolverhampton +12 6 £37,500 +44.23% 2
Walsall - 6 £37,500 -
Coventry -35 2 £41,250 +30.95%
Worcestershire -7 1 £27,500 +37.50% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £30,000 - 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 66 (40.49%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (32.52%) Test Scripting
3 50 (30.67%) QA
4 47 (28.83%) HTML
5 42 (25.77%) SQL
6 41 (25.15%) Automated Testing
7 40 (24.54%) Manual Testing
8 39 (23.93%) CSS
9 36 (22.09%) Windows
10 35 (21.47%) JIRA
11 34 (20.86%) Selenium
12 31 (19.02%) Android
13 30 (18.40%) SQL Server
14 27 (16.56%) Regression Testing
14 27 (16.56%) ISEB
14 27 (16.56%) Apple iOS
15 26 (15.95%) JavaScript
15 26 (15.95%) Software Testing
16 24 (14.72%) Linux
17 23 (14.11%) ISTQB
18 22 (13.50%) .NET
18 22 (13.50%) Automation Testing
18 22 (13.50%) Test Automation
19 19 (11.66%) Finance
20 18 (11.04%) C#
20 18 (11.04%) XML
20 18 (11.04%) User Acceptance Testing
21 17 (10.43%) Jenkins
22 16 (9.82%) Web Services
23 15 (9.20%) WebDriver

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 5 (3.07%) CMS
1 5 (3.07%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (6.13%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.07%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.07%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.23%) JasperReports
4 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 35 (21.47%) JIRA
2 34 (20.86%) Selenium
3 17 (10.43%) Jenkins
4 15 (9.20%) WebDriver
5 14 (8.59%) Hudson
6 10 (6.13%) JMeter
7 9 (5.52%) Bugzilla
7 9 (5.52%) GoogleTest
8 7 (4.29%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (3.07%) FitNesse
10 4 (2.45%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.45%) Robotium
10 4 (2.45%) Calabash
10 4 (2.45%) Appium
11 2 (1.23%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 2 (1.23%) Behat
11 2 (1.23%) Metasploit
11 2 (1.23%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.23%) AccuRev
11 2 (1.23%) JBehave
General
1 19 (11.66%) Finance
2 8 (4.91%) Billing
3 4 (2.45%) Back Office
4 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.23%) Marketing
4 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.23%) Games
4 2 (1.23%) Banking
4 2 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (28.83%) HTML
2 39 (23.93%) CSS
3 22 (13.50%) .NET
4 18 (11.04%) XML
5 16 (9.82%) Web Services
6 7 (4.29%) HTML5
7 6 (3.68%) jQuery
7 6 (3.68%) ASP.NET
8 5 (3.07%) Velocity
9 2 (1.23%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.61%) Flash
10 1 (0.61%) Ajax
10 1 (0.61%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.13%) Computer Science
1 10 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.68%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.45%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.84%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.84%) Open Source
4 3 (1.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (22.09%) Windows
2 31 (19.02%) Android
3 27 (16.56%) Apple iOS
4 24 (14.72%) Linux
5 7 (4.29%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (2.45%) UNIX
6 4 (2.45%) Mac OS
6 4 (2.45%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (40.49%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (32.52%) Test Scripting
3 41 (25.15%) Automated Testing
4 40 (24.54%) Manual Testing
5 27 (16.56%) Regression Testing
6 26 (15.95%) Software Testing
7 22 (13.50%) Test Automation
7 22 (13.50%) Automation Testing
8 18 (11.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (8.59%) E-Commerce
9 14 (8.59%) BDD
10 12 (7.36%) Time Management
10 12 (7.36%) Usability Testing
11 11 (6.75%) Software Engineering
11 11 (6.75%) System Testing
12 10 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (5.52%) Penetration Testing
13 9 (5.52%) Scrum
14 7 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (4.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 42 (25.77%) SQL
2 26 (15.95%) JavaScript
3 18 (11.04%) C#
4 11 (6.75%) Java
5 10 (6.13%) C++
6 9 (5.52%) Groovy
7 6 (3.68%) PHP
8 5 (3.07%) C
9 3 (1.84%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.84%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.23%) Python
10 2 (1.23%) Fortran
11 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (16.56%) ISEB
2 23 (14.11%) ISTQB
3 15 (9.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (7.98%) Degree
5 7 (4.29%) OSCP
6 6 (3.68%) OSCE
7 4 (2.45%) CISSP
8 2 (1.23%) CEH
8 2 (1.23%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.61%) GPEN
9 1 (0.61%) NVQ Level 4
9 1 (0.61%) HNC
9 1 (0.61%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (30.67%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) WAI
Systems Management
1 2 (1.23%) Nessus
1 2 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.23%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 9 (5.52%) Microsoft
1 9 (5.52%) Google
2 4 (2.45%) Oracle
2 4 (2.45%) Symbian
3 2 (1.23%) HP
3 2 (1.23%) Sage
3 2 (1.23%) Appcelerator
4 1 (0.61%) SOASTA, Inc
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The One Group
Salary: £28k - 32k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + great bonus and bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Erin Associates
Salary: £29000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Kidderminster
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Wolverhampton
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Training.
Posted: 23 days ago