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 23 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 106 137 147
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 140 96 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.29% 1.63% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 1.69% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 103 88 55
Median salary £32,500 £30,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
5876 5667 5117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.98% 95.94% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4632 4647 4273
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 23 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Staffordshire +16 47 £30,000 +5.26% 3
Warwickshire +35 44 £32,500 +12.06% 4
Birmingham -27 19 £34,250 -8.66% 7
Wolverhampton - 13 £36,000 - 2
Coventry +6 6 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Worcestershire +9 5 £32,500 +51.16% 2
Shropshire - 2 £32,500 -
Solihull +11 1 £26,500 -14.51%
Halesowen - 1 £21,000 - 3
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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.

1 109 (48.02%) QA
2 81 (35.68%) Test Automation
3 74 (32.60%) Test Scripting
4 67 (29.52%) Selenium
5 66 (29.07%) Software Testing
6 64 (28.19%) Agile Software Development
7 62 (27.31%) SQL
8 58 (25.55%) JIRA
9 53 (23.35%) XML
10 47 (20.70%) Finance
11 40 (17.62%) Functional Testing
12 39 (17.18%) Automated Testing
13 36 (15.86%) ISEB
13 36 (15.86%) Regression Testing
13 36 (15.86%) Manual Testing
14 35 (15.42%) Team Foundation Server
15 34 (14.98%) Back Office
16 33 (14.54%) Test Planning
17 32 (14.10%) SoapUI
17 32 (14.10%) Stakeholder Management
18 30 (13.22%) Wealth Management
18 30 (13.22%) Microsoft
18 30 (13.22%) TestDirector
19 29 (12.78%) MS Excel
20 27 (11.89%) Scrum
21 26 (11.45%) Mobile App
21 26 (11.45%) Automation Testing
22 25 (11.01%) Degree
22 25 (11.01%) SQL Server
23 24 (10.57%) HTML

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 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (12.78%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.88%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.52%) HTTP
2 5 (2.20%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.88%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.88%) DAB
3 2 (0.88%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.88%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.88%) Internet
3 2 (0.88%) NFC
3 2 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.88%) Wireless
4 1 (0.44%) Skype
4 1 (0.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (3.08%) MS Access
6 3 (1.32%) MySQL
6 3 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 67 (29.52%) Selenium
2 58 (25.55%) JIRA
3 35 (15.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (14.10%) SoapUI
5 30 (13.22%) TestDirector
6 16 (7.05%) WebDriver
7 12 (5.29%) Jenkins
8 9 (3.96%) Git (software)
8 9 (3.96%) Subversion
9 7 (3.08%) Mercurial
9 7 (3.08%) QADirector
9 7 (3.08%) TestPartner
10 6 (2.64%) Hudson
11 5 (2.20%) HP UFT
11 5 (2.20%) TestComplete
12 3 (1.32%) Bugzilla
12 3 (1.32%) Metasploit
12 3 (1.32%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.88%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 47 (20.70%) Finance
2 34 (14.98%) Back Office
3 16 (7.05%) Games
4 9 (3.96%) Retail
5 4 (1.76%) Automotive
6 2 (0.88%) Electronics
7 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (23.35%) XML
2 24 (10.57%) HTML
3 22 (9.69%) .NET
4 13 (5.73%) Web Services
5 9 (3.96%) EDI
6 8 (3.52%) CSS
7 6 (2.64%) X-Windows
8 5 (2.20%) Node.js
9 3 (1.32%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.32%) WCF
10 2 (0.88%) Apache Flex
10 2 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.88%) WPF
11 1 (0.44%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.44%) Ajax
11 1 (0.44%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.44%) HTML5
11 1 (0.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.45%) Mobile App
2 9 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.96%) Client/Server
3 8 (3.52%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.20%) Driving Licence
4 5 (2.20%) User Experience
5 3 (1.32%) iPad
6 2 (0.88%) Internet of Things
6 2 (0.88%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.44%) EPoS
7 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.44%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.44%) NHS
7 1 (0.44%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.69%) Windows
2 11 (4.85%) Linux
3 7 (3.08%) Android
3 7 (3.08%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.08%) Mac OS X
3 7 (3.08%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.88%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.44%) KNOPPIX
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (35.68%) Test Automation
2 74 (32.60%) Test Scripting
3 66 (29.07%) Software Testing
4 64 (28.19%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (17.62%) Functional Testing
6 39 (17.18%) Automated Testing
7 36 (15.86%) Manual Testing
7 36 (15.86%) Regression Testing
8 33 (14.54%) Test Planning
9 32 (14.10%) Stakeholder Management
10 30 (13.22%) Wealth Management
11 27 (11.89%) Scrum
12 26 (11.45%) Automation Testing
13 24 (10.57%) E-Commerce
13 24 (10.57%) SDLC
14 23 (10.13%) BDD
15 20 (8.81%) Defect Management
16 19 (8.37%) User Acceptance Testing
17 16 (7.05%) Mentoring
18 15 (6.61%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (27.31%) SQL
2 21 (9.25%) C#
3 18 (7.93%) Java
4 13 (5.73%) JavaScript
5 11 (4.85%) C++
6 9 (3.96%) Python
7 7 (3.08%) C
7 7 (3.08%) VB
7 7 (3.08%) VB.NET
7 7 (3.08%) VBA
8 5 (2.20%) Scala
9 3 (1.32%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 36 (15.86%) ISEB
2 25 (11.01%) Degree
3 24 (10.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 23 (10.13%) ISTQB
5 13 (5.73%) SC Cleared
5 13 (5.73%) Security Cleared
6 12 (5.29%) CREST Certified
7 7 (3.08%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (2.20%) CHECK Team Leader
8 5 (2.20%) CHECK Team Member
8 5 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.20%) OSCP
8 5 (2.20%) SANS
8 5 (2.20%) Tigerscheme
9 4 (1.76%) GIAC
9 4 (1.76%) GPEN
10 1 (0.44%) ECDL
10 1 (0.44%) OSCE
10 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (48.02%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) SDET
2 1 (0.44%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 3 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.44%) Core Impact
2 1 (0.44%) Nessus
Vendors
1 30 (13.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (1.76%) HP
2 4 (1.76%) MKS
2 4 (1.76%) PayPal
3 2 (0.88%) Kaspersky
3 2 (0.88%) QNX
3 2 (0.88%) VMware
3 2 (0.88%) WatchGuard
4 1 (0.44%) Cognos
4 1 (0.44%) hybris
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle
4 1 (0.44%) SAP
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + parking, Flexi working pension
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £70,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Southam, Warwickshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £34,999 per annum £30000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Via Resource
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands (County)
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Ampersand Consulting
Posted: 9 days ago
Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £18k per year + Pension + Holidays + Discounts
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 11 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 19 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago