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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 126 123 139
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 86 60 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.69% 1.35% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 1.42% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 84 55 55
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
4841 4236 4635
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.03% 95.32% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4160 3497 3930
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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 27 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 27 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 +18 30 £35,000 -19.54% 1
Birmingham +6 17 £27,500 -12.69% 8
Staffordshire +2 15 £32,500 -45.83% 3
Solihull +2 14 £35,000 +25.00%
Walsall - 6 £37,500 -
Wolverhampton +7 4 £37,500 -
Worcestershire -6 3 £27,500 +37.50%
Coventry -36 1 £50,000 +63.93%
Brierley Hill - 1 £21,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 £35,000 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 70 (44.03%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (32.70%) QA
3 46 (28.93%) Automated Testing
3 46 (28.93%) Test Scripting
4 45 (28.30%) Manual Testing
5 39 (24.53%) HTML
6 38 (23.90%) SQL
7 35 (22.01%) Selenium
8 33 (20.75%) Windows
9 32 (20.13%) CSS
9 32 (20.13%) JIRA
9 32 (20.13%) Android
10 31 (19.50%) SQL Server
10 31 (19.50%) ISEB
11 28 (17.61%) Apple iOS
12 25 (15.72%) ISTQB
13 24 (15.09%) Software Testing
14 23 (14.47%) Regression Testing
14 23 (14.47%) JavaScript
15 22 (13.84%) .NET
16 21 (13.21%) Test Automation
17 19 (11.95%) Linux
18 18 (11.32%) Finance
18 18 (11.32%) Degree
19 17 (10.69%) Automation Testing
20 16 (10.06%) Jenkins
20 16 (10.06%) WebDriver
20 16 (10.06%) User Acceptance Testing
21 15 (9.43%) BDD
22 14 (8.81%) Hudson

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 (3.14%) CMS
1 5 (3.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.63%) HTTP
1 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (19.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (3.14%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (2.52%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.63%) JasperReports
5 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (22.01%) Selenium
2 32 (20.13%) JIRA
3 16 (10.06%) WebDriver
3 16 (10.06%) Jenkins
4 14 (8.81%) Hudson
5 10 (6.29%) JMeter
6 9 (5.66%) Bugzilla
6 9 (5.66%) GoogleTest
7 7 (4.40%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (3.14%) FitNesse
9 4 (2.52%) Calabash
9 4 (2.52%) Appium
9 4 (2.52%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 4 (2.52%) Robotium
10 3 (1.89%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.26%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.26%) NUnit
11 2 (1.26%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.26%) Behat
11 2 (1.26%) Metasploit
General
1 18 (11.32%) Finance
2 7 (4.40%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (3.77%) Billing
4 4 (2.52%) Back Office
5 2 (1.26%) Marketing
5 2 (1.26%) Games
5 2 (1.26%) Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (24.53%) HTML
2 32 (20.13%) CSS
3 22 (13.84%) .NET
4 14 (8.81%) XML
5 13 (8.18%) Web Services
6 5 (3.14%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.89%) Velocity
8 2 (1.26%) HTML5
9 1 (0.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (0.63%) jQuery
9 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.40%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.14%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.52%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.89%) User Experience
5 3 (1.89%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.89%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.89%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 33 (20.75%) Windows
2 32 (20.13%) Android
3 28 (17.61%) Apple iOS
4 19 (11.95%) Linux
5 10 (6.29%) UNIX
6 7 (4.40%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.52%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.89%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.26%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (44.03%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (28.93%) Automated Testing
2 46 (28.93%) Test Scripting
3 45 (28.30%) Manual Testing
4 24 (15.09%) Software Testing
5 23 (14.47%) Regression Testing
6 21 (13.21%) Test Automation
7 17 (10.69%) Automation Testing
8 16 (10.06%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (9.43%) BDD
10 12 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (7.55%) Time Management
11 11 (6.92%) Usability Testing
12 10 (6.29%) Software Engineering
13 9 (5.66%) Scrum
13 9 (5.66%) E-Commerce
14 8 (5.03%) Web Testing
14 8 (5.03%) Test Management
15 7 (4.40%) System Testing
16 6 (3.77%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 38 (23.90%) SQL
2 23 (14.47%) JavaScript
3 12 (7.55%) C#
4 9 (5.66%) Groovy
5 6 (3.77%) Java
6 5 (3.14%) C
6 5 (3.14%) PHP
7 4 (2.52%) VB
8 3 (1.89%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.89%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.89%) C++
9 2 (1.26%) Python
10 1 (0.63%) Fortran
10 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (19.50%) ISEB
2 25 (15.72%) ISTQB
3 18 (11.32%) Degree
4 11 (6.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.89%) OSCP
6 2 (1.26%) OSCE
6 2 (1.26%) CEH
6 2 (1.26%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) CISSP
7 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (32.70%) QA
2 2 (1.26%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) WAI
Systems Management
1 2 (1.26%) Nessus
1 2 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.26%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 9 (5.66%) Google
2 8 (5.03%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.77%) Oracle
4 4 (2.52%) Symbian
4 4 (2.52%) Appcelerator
5 2 (1.26%) HP
6 1 (0.63%) Sage
6 1 (0.63%) SOASTA, Inc
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