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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 144 152 145
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 67 61 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.24% 1.09% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.15% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 56 57 48
Average salary £33,500 £36,750 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.84% +28.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £26,263 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,500 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -
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
5168 5290 4616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.35% 94.80% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4281 4462 3977
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +5 20 £32,500 -35.00% 4
Birmingham -9 15 £33,500 +11.66% 1
Coventry - 13 £37,500 - 4
Warwickshire +8 7 £37,500 -6.25%
Solihull -5 3 £27,000 -14.96%
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 81 (57.04%) SQL
2 55 (38.73%) ISEB
3 44 (30.99%) QA
4 43 (30.28%) .NET
5 41 (28.87%) Automated Testing
6 38 (26.76%) Degree
7 37 (26.06%) Test Scripting
7 37 (26.06%) SQL Server
8 31 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (21.83%) Manual Testing
9 28 (19.72%) Software Testing
10 27 (19.01%) C#
11 23 (16.20%) Security Testing
12 19 (13.38%) ISTQB
13 17 (11.97%) C++
13 17 (11.97%) Windows
13 17 (11.97%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (11.27%) Finance
15 15 (10.56%) Java
15 15 (10.56%) Microsoft
15 15 (10.56%) Selenium
16 14 (9.86%) Agile Testing
16 14 (9.86%) Low Latency
16 14 (9.86%) TCP/IP
16 14 (9.86%) OOP
16 14 (9.86%) OO
16 14 (9.86%) HTML
16 14 (9.86%) Ethical Hacking
17 12 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
17 12 (8.45%) ETL

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 8 (5.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.41%) CMS
2 2 (1.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (4.23%) MS Office
2 5 (3.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Servitor
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.86%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.11%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.41%) VoIP
3 2 (1.41%) Firewall
3 2 (1.41%) Wireless
4 1 (0.70%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (26.06%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.93%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.82%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (2.11%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 3 (2.11%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (10.56%) Selenium
2 8 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.93%) WebDriver
4 6 (4.23%) JIRA
5 5 (3.52%) MSTest
6 4 (2.82%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.82%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (2.11%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.11%) Hudson
8 2 (1.41%) JUnit
9 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.70%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.70%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.70%) JMeter
9 1 (0.70%) Maven
9 1 (0.70%) Checkstyle
9 1 (0.70%) FindBugs
9 1 (0.70%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.70%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 16 (11.27%) Finance
2 9 (6.34%) Back Office
2 9 (6.34%) Retail
3 2 (1.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.41%) Games
4 1 (0.70%) Banking
4 1 (0.70%) Marketing
4 1 (0.70%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.70%) Electronics
4 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (30.28%) .NET
2 14 (9.86%) HTML
3 6 (4.23%) Web Services
4 5 (3.52%) WCF
4 5 (3.52%) CSS
5 4 (2.82%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.41%) XML
7 1 (0.70%) XSD
7 1 (0.70%) REST
7 1 (0.70%) COM
7 1 (0.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.11%) Management Information System
1 3 (2.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.41%) Open Source
2 2 (1.41%) AS400
2 2 (1.41%) Mathematics
3 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.97%) Windows
2 10 (7.04%) UNIX
3 5 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.11%) Linux
5 1 (0.70%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.70%) Android
5 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (28.87%) Automated Testing
2 37 (26.06%) Test Scripting
3 31 (21.83%) Manual Testing
3 31 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (19.72%) Software Testing
5 23 (16.20%) Security Testing
6 17 (11.97%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (9.86%) Ethical Hacking
7 14 (9.86%) OOP
7 14 (9.86%) OO
7 14 (9.86%) Agile Testing
7 14 (9.86%) Low Latency
8 12 (8.45%) ETL
9 10 (7.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 9 (6.34%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (6.34%) Integration Testing
10 9 (6.34%) System Testing
11 8 (5.63%) Test Automation
11 8 (5.63%) Unit Testing
11 8 (5.63%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 81 (57.04%) SQL
2 27 (19.01%) C#
3 17 (11.97%) C++
4 15 (10.56%) Java
5 10 (7.04%) VB
6 7 (4.93%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.93%) PHP
7 6 (4.23%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.11%) Python
8 3 (2.11%) VB6
9 2 (1.41%) C
9 2 (1.41%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.41%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.70%) Ruby
10 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (38.73%) ISEB
2 38 (26.76%) Degree
3 19 (13.38%) ISTQB
4 8 (5.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (4.23%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.11%) CEH
6 3 (2.11%) CISSP
7 2 (1.41%) CISMP
7 2 (1.41%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.70%) HNC
8 1 (0.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (30.99%) QA
2 3 (2.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.70%) Terminal Server
1 1 (0.70%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (3.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.70%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (10.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.82%) Oracle
2 4 (2.82%) Cognos
2 4 (2.82%) IBM
2 4 (2.82%) Netezza
3 3 (2.11%) HP
3 3 (2.11%) Citrix
3 3 (2.11%) Telerik
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £24k - 26k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Mills Goodwin Talent Network
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + bonus, pension, holiday etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Stafford, West Midlands
Networx Recruitment
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 12 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits, bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
Worcester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago