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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 131 132 143
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 92 72 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.57% 1.34% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.41% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 84 56 68
Average salary £30,000 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.44% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
5476 5098 5256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.22% 94.67% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 4524 4266 4400
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +13 35 £35,000 +4.47% 6
Staffordshire +2 24 £28,500 +21.27% 1
Warwickshire -9 14 £29,000 -22.66% 2
Solihull +11 4 £31,000 +14.81% 2
Coventry -24 3 £37,500 - 4
Worcestershire - 3 £21,500 - 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 69 (38.12%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (34.25%) QA
3 56 (30.94%) SQL
4 53 (29.28%) Automated Testing
5 50 (27.62%) ISEB
5 50 (27.62%) Test Scripting
6 43 (23.76%) HTML
7 41 (22.65%) Manual Testing
8 39 (21.55%) ISTQB
8 39 (21.55%) Software Testing
9 38 (20.99%) JIRA
10 36 (19.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 32 (17.68%) C#
11 32 (17.68%) SQL Server
12 30 (16.57%) Automation Testing
13 29 (16.02%) CSS
14 27 (14.92%) .NET
14 27 (14.92%) System Testing
14 27 (14.92%) User Acceptance Testing
15 25 (13.81%) Selenium
16 24 (13.26%) Windows
17 23 (12.71%) JavaScript
17 23 (12.71%) Microsoft
17 23 (12.71%) Computer Science
18 22 (12.15%) Degree
18 22 (12.15%) Test Automation
19 20 (11.05%) SDLC
19 20 (11.05%) Finance
19 20 (11.05%) XML
20 18 (9.94%) Linux

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (1.10%) WordPress
1 2 (1.10%) CMS
2 1 (0.55%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (7.18%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.21%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.76%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.66%) Wireless
2 2 (1.10%) Internet
3 1 (0.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.68%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.52%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.21%) MySQL
4 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.10%) JasperReports
4 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.10%) MS Access
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 38 (20.99%) JIRA
2 25 (13.81%) Selenium
3 16 (8.84%) Bugzilla
4 15 (8.29%) HP UFT
5 8 (4.42%) Ranorex
6 7 (3.87%) Jenkins
7 6 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.76%) Hudson
8 5 (2.76%) FitNesse
9 4 (2.21%) Appium
9 4 (2.21%) NeoLoad
9 4 (2.21%) Calabash
9 4 (2.21%) Robotium
9 4 (2.21%) Git (software)
9 4 (2.21%) JMeter
9 4 (2.21%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.10%) FogBugz
10 2 (1.10%) QADirector
10 2 (1.10%) AccuRev
10 2 (1.10%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (11.05%) Finance
2 5 (2.76%) Retail
3 4 (2.21%) Billing
3 4 (2.21%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.10%) Automotive
4 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.10%) Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (23.76%) HTML
2 29 (16.02%) CSS
3 27 (14.92%) .NET
4 20 (11.05%) XML
5 15 (8.29%) Web Services
6 12 (6.63%) jQuery
6 12 (6.63%) HTML5
7 5 (2.76%) Velocity
8 4 (2.21%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.66%) SOAP
10 1 (0.55%) Flash
10 1 (0.55%) COM
10 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.55%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.71%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.97%) Client/Server
3 8 (4.42%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.42%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.66%) User Experience
7 2 (1.10%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.55%) EPoS
8 1 (0.55%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.26%) Windows
2 18 (9.94%) Linux
3 11 (6.08%) Android
4 9 (4.97%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.21%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.10%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.10%) UNIX
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (38.12%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (29.28%) Automated Testing
3 50 (27.62%) Test Scripting
4 41 (22.65%) Manual Testing
5 39 (21.55%) Software Testing
6 30 (16.57%) Automation Testing
7 27 (14.92%) System Testing
7 27 (14.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (12.15%) Test Automation
9 20 (11.05%) SDLC
10 15 (8.29%) Software Engineering
10 15 (8.29%) Regression Testing
11 14 (7.73%) E-Commerce
11 14 (7.73%) Scrum
11 14 (7.73%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (7.18%) Load Testing
13 11 (6.08%) Web Testing
14 10 (5.52%) Usability Testing
15 9 (4.97%) Information Security
16 8 (4.42%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 56 (30.94%) SQL
2 32 (17.68%) C#
3 23 (12.71%) JavaScript
4 16 (8.84%) C++
5 15 (8.29%) Java
6 10 (5.52%) PHP
7 8 (4.42%) C
8 4 (2.21%) VB
9 2 (1.10%) Fortran
9 2 (1.10%) Python
9 2 (1.10%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.10%) VBA
9 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (27.62%) ISEB
2 39 (21.55%) ISTQB
3 36 (19.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (12.15%) Degree
5 11 (6.08%) OSCP
6 10 (5.52%) OSCE
7 8 (4.42%) CISSP
8 3 (1.66%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.10%) CEH
10 1 (0.55%) HNC
10 1 (0.55%) HND
10 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.55%) GPEN
10 1 (0.55%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (34.25%) QA
2 2 (1.10%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.55%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (6.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.55%) Nessus
2 1 (0.55%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 23 (12.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.63%) HP
3 2 (1.10%) VMware
3 2 (1.10%) Sage
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle
4 1 (0.55%) Symbian
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Connect
Salary: £dependant on experience + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £26,000 per annum + excellent training and development
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £55k - 60k per year + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £32000 per annum + pension, health, life, parking
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Halesowen
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £24197.00 per annum + 40d Hol+final sal pen+Health
Posted: 18 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 19 days ago
Solihull
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago