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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 126 128 138
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 86 59 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.72% 1.42% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.50% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 81 56 52
Average salary £35,000 £28,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
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
4746 3925 4304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.00% 94.67% 95.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4092 3193 3678
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,500
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 5 March 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 5 March 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 - 29 £35,000 - 4
Birmingham +1 18 £28,250 -10.31% 5
Staffordshire +4 16 £32,500 -45.83% 4
Solihull +9 15 £35,000 +25.00% 1
Worcestershire -10 5 £27,500 +37.50%
Walsall - 5 £37,500 - 1
Wolverhampton +1 3 £37,500 - 1
Coventry -42 2 £45,000 +80.00%
Brierley Hill - 1 £21,000 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £35,000 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 73 (44.51%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (36.59%) QA
3 48 (29.27%) Manual Testing
4 47 (28.66%) Test Scripting
4 47 (28.66%) Automated Testing
5 42 (25.61%) SQL
6 39 (23.78%) ISEB
6 39 (23.78%) Selenium
7 35 (21.34%) HTML
8 33 (20.12%) SQL Server
9 32 (19.51%) JIRA
10 31 (18.90%) Windows
10 31 (18.90%) Android
11 30 (18.29%) CSS
12 29 (17.68%) ISTQB
13 27 (16.46%) Apple iOS
14 25 (15.24%) Software Testing
15 23 (14.02%) .NET
16 22 (13.41%) JavaScript
16 22 (13.41%) Regression Testing
16 22 (13.41%) Degree
17 21 (12.80%) Test Automation
18 17 (10.37%) WebDriver
18 17 (10.37%) Finance
18 17 (10.37%) Linux
19 16 (9.76%) BDD
20 15 (9.15%) Jenkins
20 15 (9.15%) User Acceptance Testing
21 14 (8.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 13 (7.93%) Automation Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (3.05%) CMS
1 5 (3.05%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (6.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.61%) Internet
1 1 (0.61%) HTTP
1 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (20.12%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 10 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.66%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (1.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (23.78%) Selenium
2 32 (19.51%) JIRA
3 17 (10.37%) WebDriver
4 15 (9.15%) Jenkins
5 13 (7.93%) Hudson
6 10 (6.10%) JMeter
7 9 (5.49%) QuickTest Pro
7 9 (5.49%) Bugzilla
7 9 (5.49%) GoogleTest
8 5 (3.05%) FitNesse
9 4 (2.44%) Robotium
9 4 (2.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 4 (2.44%) Calabash
9 4 (2.44%) Appium
10 3 (1.83%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.83%) TestComplete
11 2 (1.22%) Behat
11 2 (1.22%) JBehave
11 2 (1.22%) NUnit
11 2 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (10.37%) Finance
2 9 (5.49%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (3.05%) Billing
4 4 (2.44%) Back Office
5 3 (1.83%) Games
6 2 (1.22%) Marketing
6 2 (1.22%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (21.34%) HTML
2 30 (18.29%) CSS
3 23 (14.02%) .NET
4 13 (7.93%) Web Services
4 13 (7.93%) XML
5 6 (3.66%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.61%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.66%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.83%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.83%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.22%) Open Source
6 2 (1.22%) User Experience
7 1 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 31 (18.90%) Windows
1 31 (18.90%) Android
2 27 (16.46%) Apple iOS
3 17 (10.37%) Linux
4 9 (5.49%) UNIX
5 7 (4.27%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.44%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.22%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (44.51%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (29.27%) Manual Testing
3 47 (28.66%) Test Scripting
3 47 (28.66%) Automated Testing
4 25 (15.24%) Software Testing
5 22 (13.41%) Regression Testing
6 21 (12.80%) Test Automation
7 16 (9.76%) BDD
8 15 (9.15%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (7.93%) Automation Testing
10 11 (6.71%) Usability Testing
10 11 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (6.71%) Time Management
11 10 (6.10%) Software Engineering
11 10 (6.10%) Scrum
11 10 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (5.49%) E-Commerce
13 8 (4.88%) Web Testing
13 8 (4.88%) Test Management
14 7 (4.27%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (25.61%) SQL
2 22 (13.41%) JavaScript
3 12 (7.32%) C#
4 9 (5.49%) Groovy
5 7 (4.27%) Java
6 5 (3.05%) PHP
6 5 (3.05%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.44%) VB
7 4 (2.44%) C
8 3 (1.83%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.22%) C++
10 1 (0.61%) Python
10 1 (0.61%) VBScript
10 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (23.78%) ISEB
2 29 (17.68%) ISTQB
3 22 (13.41%) Degree
4 14 (8.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.05%) VCP4
6 3 (1.83%) OSCP
7 2 (1.22%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.22%) OSCE
7 2 (1.22%) CEH
8 1 (0.61%) CISSP
8 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (36.59%) QA
2 3 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.83%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.61%) WAI
Systems Management
1 2 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.61%) Nessus
2 1 (0.61%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 9 (5.49%) Google
2 8 (4.88%) Oracle
3 6 (3.66%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.44%) Appcelerator
4 4 (2.44%) Symbian
5 2 (1.22%) HP
6 1 (0.61%) SOASTA, Inc
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + good bens + OTE
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + great bonus and bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Gambling Commission
Salary: From £27,429 to £33,524 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + ISEB training + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Walsall
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Stoke-on-Trent
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Bonus
Posted: 21 days ago
Alcester
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Brierley Hill
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago