The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 133 138 140
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 77 71 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.44% 1.29% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 1.35% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 57 67 61
Average salary £33,500 £37,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.45% +19.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +1.51%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5050 5246 4625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.30% 95.04% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4222 4388 4062
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 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
Tester
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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
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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 +10 29 £22,500 -33.82%
Birmingham +9 20 £33,500 +11.66% 2
Coventry +10 14 £37,500 -3.84% 1
Warwickshire +4 6 £37,500 +1.35%
Solihull -15 4 £28,500 -10.23%
Wolverhampton -11 1 £26,000 -7.14% 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 72 (51.43%) SQL
2 49 (35.00%) ISEB
3 42 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 42 (30.00%) .NET
4 40 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 40 (28.57%) QA
5 39 (27.86%) Test Scripting
6 38 (27.14%) Manual Testing
7 37 (26.43%) Degree
8 33 (23.57%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (19.29%) C#
10 23 (16.43%) Finance
10 23 (16.43%) Security Testing
11 21 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (15.00%) Software Testing
11 21 (15.00%) Microsoft
12 20 (14.29%) Windows
13 16 (11.43%) C++
14 15 (10.71%) Agile Testing
14 15 (10.71%) Low Latency
14 15 (10.71%) OOP
14 15 (10.71%) OO
14 15 (10.71%) TCP/IP
14 15 (10.71%) Ethical Hacking
15 14 (10.00%) Java
15 14 (10.00%) ISTQB
16 13 (9.29%) HTML
17 12 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
17 12 (8.57%) ETL
17 12 (8.57%) Selenium

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.71%) CMS
2 1 (0.71%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (7.14%) MS Office
2 9 (6.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.71%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.14%) VoIP
2 3 (2.14%) Firewall
2 3 (2.14%) Wireless
2 3 (2.14%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.43%) Internet
4 1 (0.71%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.86%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (2.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 3 (2.14%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (8.57%) Selenium
2 8 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.57%) WebDriver
3 5 (3.57%) MSTest
4 4 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (2.14%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.43%) Hudson
6 2 (1.43%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.43%) JIRA
7 1 (0.71%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (0.71%) FindBugs
7 1 (0.71%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.71%) JMeter
7 1 (0.71%) Maven
7 1 (0.71%) Checkstyle
7 1 (0.71%) JBehave
7 1 (0.71%) JUnit
7 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (16.43%) Finance
2 8 (5.71%) Retail
2 8 (5.71%) Back Office
3 5 (3.57%) Banking
4 3 (2.14%) Automotive
5 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.43%) Games
5 2 (1.43%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.43%) Electronics
6 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.71%) Marketing
6 1 (0.71%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (30.00%) .NET
2 13 (9.29%) HTML
3 6 (4.29%) Web Services
4 5 (3.57%) WCF
5 4 (2.86%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.86%) CSS
6 1 (0.71%) SOAP
6 1 (0.71%) REST
6 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.14%) Mainframe
1 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
1 3 (2.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.43%) AS400
3 1 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (0.71%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.29%) Windows
2 8 (5.71%) UNIX
3 5 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.14%) Linux
5 2 (1.43%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.71%) AIX
6 1 (0.71%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.71%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.00%) Automated Testing
2 39 (27.86%) Test Scripting
3 38 (27.14%) Manual Testing
4 33 (23.57%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (16.43%) Security Testing
6 21 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (15.00%) Software Testing
7 15 (10.71%) Ethical Hacking
7 15 (10.71%) OOP
7 15 (10.71%) OO
7 15 (10.71%) Agile Testing
7 15 (10.71%) Low Latency
8 12 (8.57%) ETL
9 10 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 9 (6.43%) Integration Testing
11 8 (5.71%) Unit Testing
11 8 (5.71%) System Testing
11 8 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (5.71%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (5.71%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 72 (51.43%) SQL
2 27 (19.29%) C#
3 16 (11.43%) C++
4 14 (10.00%) Java
5 10 (7.14%) VB
6 7 (5.00%) PHP
7 6 (4.29%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.57%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.14%) Python
9 3 (2.14%) VB6
10 2 (1.43%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.71%) Ruby
11 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.71%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (35.00%) ISEB
2 37 (26.43%) Degree
3 14 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.29%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.86%) CISSP
5 4 (2.86%) CEH
6 3 (2.14%) CISMP
7 2 (1.43%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.71%) GWAPT
8 1 (0.71%) GPEN
8 1 (0.71%) OSCP
8 1 (0.71%) OSCE
8 1 (0.71%) HNC
8 1 (0.71%) HND
8 1 (0.71%) CISA
8 1 (0.71%) CISM
8 1 (0.71%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (28.57%) QA
2 4 (2.86%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.71%) Terminal Server
1 1 (0.71%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 7 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.71%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.71%) Nessus
Vendors
1 21 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.57%) HP
3 4 (2.86%) Cognos
3 4 (2.86%) IBM
3 4 (2.86%) Netezza
4 3 (2.14%) Oracle
4 3 (2.14%) Citrix
5 2 (1.43%) Telerik
5 2 (1.43%) EMC
West Midlands
Proactive Appointments
Salary: From £30,000 to £31,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Connect
Salary: Competitive, Depending on experience
Posted: 9 days ago