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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 140 139 135
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 70 74 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.33% 1.40% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.48% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 66 54 68
Average salary £31,500 £29,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,500 £21,550
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
5009 5016 4877
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.96% 95.04% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 4198 4246 4050
Average salary £39,500 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.28% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,962 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Birmingham -14 20 £42,500 +26.86% 8
Warwickshire 0 13 £29,000 -22.66% 1
Staffordshire -6 11 £31,500 +34.04%
Wolverhampton +12 5 £37,500 +44.23%
Solihull +9 3 £37,500 +35.13%
Walsall - 3 £37,500 -
Worcestershire -4 2 £22,250 +11.25%
Coventry -21 2 £35,000 +11.11%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £30,000 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 56 (35.44%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (34.18%) Test Scripting
3 51 (32.28%) QA
4 49 (31.01%) HTML
5 47 (29.75%) SQL
6 44 (27.85%) Automated Testing
7 39 (24.68%) JIRA
8 38 (24.05%) CSS
9 37 (23.42%) Manual Testing
10 32 (20.25%) ISEB
11 29 (18.35%) Software Testing
12 27 (17.09%) Selenium
13 26 (16.46%) SQL Server
14 25 (15.82%) Windows
15 24 (15.19%) Automation Testing
16 23 (14.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 23 (14.56%) ISTQB
17 22 (13.92%) JavaScript
17 22 (13.92%) Android
18 21 (13.29%) Test Automation
18 21 (13.29%) XML
19 20 (12.66%) Linux
19 20 (12.66%) Regression Testing
20 19 (12.03%) Finance
20 19 (12.03%) C#
20 19 (12.03%) .NET
20 19 (12.03%) User Acceptance Testing
20 19 (12.03%) SDLC
21 18 (11.39%) Apple iOS
22 17 (10.76%) E-Commerce

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 3 (1.90%) CMS
1 3 (1.90%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.43%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.27%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.06%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.27%) JasperReports
5 1 (0.63%) MySQL
5 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 39 (24.68%) JIRA
2 27 (17.09%) Selenium
3 13 (8.23%) Bugzilla
3 13 (8.23%) Jenkins
4 10 (6.33%) Hudson
5 9 (5.70%) WebDriver
6 8 (5.06%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (3.80%) JMeter
7 6 (3.80%) FitNesse
8 5 (3.16%) GoogleTest
9 4 (2.53%) Appium
9 4 (2.53%) Calabash
9 4 (2.53%) Robotium
9 4 (2.53%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.27%) Metasploit
10 2 (1.27%) AccuRev
10 2 (1.27%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.27%) NUnit
10 2 (1.27%) Subversion
11 1 (0.63%) WATIR
General
1 19 (12.03%) Finance
2 8 (5.06%) Billing
3 3 (1.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.27%) Back Office
5 1 (0.63%) Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Retail
5 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.63%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (31.01%) HTML
2 38 (24.05%) CSS
3 21 (13.29%) XML
4 19 (12.03%) .NET
5 15 (9.49%) Web Services
6 11 (6.96%) jQuery
6 11 (6.96%) HTML5
7 5 (3.16%) Velocity
8 4 (2.53%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.63%) Ajax
9 1 (0.63%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.13%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.43%) Client/Server
2 7 (4.43%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.16%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.82%) Windows
2 22 (13.92%) Android
3 20 (12.66%) Linux
4 18 (11.39%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.16%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (2.53%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.27%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.27%) UNIX
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (35.44%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (34.18%) Test Scripting
3 44 (27.85%) Automated Testing
4 37 (23.42%) Manual Testing
5 29 (18.35%) Software Testing
6 24 (15.19%) Automation Testing
7 21 (13.29%) Test Automation
8 20 (12.66%) Regression Testing
9 19 (12.03%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (12.03%) SDLC
10 17 (10.76%) E-Commerce
11 15 (9.49%) System Testing
12 12 (7.59%) Time Management
13 11 (6.96%) Usability Testing
13 11 (6.96%) Software Engineering
13 11 (6.96%) Penetration Testing
14 10 (6.33%) BDD
15 8 (5.06%) Workflow
15 8 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
16 7 (4.43%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 47 (29.75%) SQL
2 22 (13.92%) JavaScript
3 19 (12.03%) C#
4 15 (9.49%) C++
5 14 (8.86%) Java
6 7 (4.43%) C
7 5 (3.16%) Groovy
8 4 (2.53%) PHP
9 2 (1.27%) Fortran
9 2 (1.27%) Python
9 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (20.25%) ISEB
2 23 (14.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 23 (14.56%) ISTQB
3 12 (7.59%) Degree
4 8 (5.06%) OSCP
5 7 (4.43%) OSCE
6 5 (3.16%) CISSP
7 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.27%) CEH
8 1 (0.63%) HNC
8 1 (0.63%) HND
8 1 (0.63%) GPEN
8 1 (0.63%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (32.28%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) WAI
Systems Management
1 4 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.27%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (1.27%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (3.80%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.16%) Google
3 4 (2.53%) Symbian
4 3 (1.90%) HP
5 2 (1.27%) Sage
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle
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