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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 141 149 143
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 74 58 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.36% 1.17% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.23% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 65 52 49
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £35,000
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
5200 4712 4592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.48% 94.98% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4614 3983 4031
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
Staffordshire +13 17 £25,000 -58.33% 1
Birmingham -13 17 £29,000 -20.00% 4
Warwickshire +1 14 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Coventry -12 12 £32,250 +22.85%
Solihull -3 5 £37,500 -
Worcestershire +17 4 £28,750 +15.00%
Wolverhampton -1 4 £33,000 -12.00%
Walsall - 2 £35,000 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £25,000 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 63 (42.86%) SQL
2 57 (38.78%) ISEB
3 53 (36.05%) QA
3 53 (36.05%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (26.53%) Automated Testing
4 39 (26.53%) ISTQB
5 37 (25.17%) Test Scripting
6 31 (21.09%) Manual Testing
7 30 (20.41%) SQL Server
7 30 (20.41%) Selenium
8 29 (19.73%) Degree
9 26 (17.69%) Software Testing
10 23 (15.65%) .NET
11 21 (14.29%) Windows
12 18 (12.24%) HTML
13 17 (11.56%) JIRA
13 17 (11.56%) JavaScript
13 17 (11.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 16 (10.88%) Finance
15 15 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (10.20%) Regression Testing
16 14 (9.52%) WebDriver
17 13 (8.84%) User Acceptance Testing
17 13 (8.84%) Java
17 13 (8.84%) UNIX
17 13 (8.84%) Android
17 13 (8.84%) Test Automation
18 12 (8.16%) Apple iOS
18 12 (8.16%) C#
18 12 (8.16%) Scrum

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (2.04%) CMS
1 3 (2.04%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (7.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.04%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.40%) Servitor
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.40%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.68%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (6.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (6.12%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (3.40%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.36%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 2 (1.36%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.36%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 30 (20.41%) Selenium
2 17 (11.56%) JIRA
3 14 (9.52%) WebDriver
4 8 (5.44%) Jenkins
4 8 (5.44%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (4.08%) JMeter
5 6 (4.08%) Hudson
6 5 (3.40%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (2.72%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 4 (2.72%) TestComplete
7 4 (2.72%) GoogleTest
8 3 (2.04%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.36%) JUnit
9 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.36%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.68%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.68%) Facilita Forecast
10 1 (0.68%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.68%) Checkstyle
General
1 16 (10.88%) Finance
2 9 (6.12%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.04%) Back Office
3 3 (2.04%) Retail
4 2 (1.36%) Billing
4 2 (1.36%) Marketing
4 2 (1.36%) Games
5 1 (0.68%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.65%) .NET
2 18 (12.24%) HTML
3 11 (7.48%) CSS
4 7 (4.76%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.72%) XML
6 3 (2.04%) Web Services
7 1 (0.68%) COM
7 1 (0.68%) XSD
7 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.68%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.44%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.08%) Mathematics
3 6 (4.08%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.40%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.36%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.36%) Open Source
5 2 (1.36%) User Experience
6 1 (0.68%) AS400
6 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.29%) Windows
2 13 (8.84%) Android
2 13 (8.84%) UNIX
3 12 (8.16%) Apple iOS
4 6 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.40%) Linux
6 4 (2.72%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.72%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.04%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (36.05%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (26.53%) Automated Testing
3 37 (25.17%) Test Scripting
4 31 (21.09%) Manual Testing
5 26 (17.69%) Software Testing
6 15 (10.20%) Regression Testing
7 13 (8.84%) Test Automation
7 13 (8.84%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (8.16%) Scrum
9 11 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (6.80%) System Testing
11 9 (6.12%) BDD
11 9 (6.12%) Automation Testing
12 7 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (4.76%) Security Testing
12 7 (4.76%) E-Commerce
13 6 (4.08%) OOP
13 6 (4.08%) Performance Testing
13 6 (4.08%) Mentoring
13 6 (4.08%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (42.86%) SQL
2 17 (11.56%) JavaScript
3 13 (8.84%) Java
4 12 (8.16%) C#
5 9 (6.12%) C++
6 7 (4.76%) PL/SQL
7 6 (4.08%) VB
8 4 (2.72%) Groovy
8 4 (2.72%) PHP
9 3 (2.04%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.36%) C
11 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (38.78%) ISEB
2 39 (26.53%) ISTQB
3 29 (19.73%) Degree
4 17 (11.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.68%) CISSP
6 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (36.05%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (7.48%) Oracle
2 8 (5.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.72%) Google
3 4 (2.72%) Appcelerator
4 2 (1.36%) Netezza
4 2 (1.36%) HP
4 2 (1.36%) Cognos
4 2 (1.36%) IBM
5 1 (0.68%) Symbian
5 1 (0.68%) Telerik
5 1 (0.68%) SOASTA, Inc
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