The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the West Midlands region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 121 128 154
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 116 104 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.03% 1.83% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.91% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 92 97 58
Median salary £32,500 £31,250 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £23,000 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £48,100 £51,500 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
5467 5442 5328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.61% 95.78% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4349 4491 4416
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 August 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +30 36 £33,000 -0.75% 7
Staffordshire -3 29 £31,250 +9.64% 2
Birmingham -33 24 £31,250 -16.66% 14
Wolverhampton +12 11 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Worcestershire +22 10 £32,500 +54.76%
Halesowen - 3 £21,000 - 2
Solihull +10 2 £34,250 +10.48% 1
Coventry -2 2 £46,000 +31.42% 2
West Bromwich +4 1 £31,500 +5.00%
Shropshire - 1 £32,500 -
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 106 (45.89%) QA
2 77 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 70 (30.30%) Test Scripting
4 69 (29.87%) Selenium
5 67 (29.00%) JIRA
6 64 (27.71%) SQL
7 63 (27.27%) Software Testing
8 62 (26.84%) Agile Software Development
9 55 (23.81%) XML
10 45 (19.48%) Finance
11 43 (18.61%) Manual Testing
12 41 (17.75%) Functional Testing
12 41 (17.75%) Automated Testing
13 38 (16.45%) Regression Testing
14 37 (16.02%) Back Office
14 37 (16.02%) Microsoft
15 35 (15.15%) ISEB
15 35 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
16 34 (14.72%) SoapUI
17 33 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
18 32 (13.85%) TestDirector
18 32 (13.85%) MS Excel
18 32 (13.85%) Test Planning
18 32 (13.85%) Wealth Management
19 31 (13.42%) Mobile App
20 29 (12.55%) Windows
20 29 (12.55%) Scrum
20 29 (12.55%) Degree
21 25 (10.82%) Automation Testing
22 24 (10.39%) SQL Server

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (13.85%) MS Excel
2 19 (8.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) Pure360
1 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.46%) HTTP
2 5 (2.16%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.30%) Bluetooth
3 3 (1.30%) DAB
3 3 (1.30%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.30%) Internet
3 3 (1.30%) NFC
3 3 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (1.30%) Wireless
4 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.43%) Skype
4 1 (0.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (3.03%) MS Access
6 4 (1.73%) MySQL
7 3 (1.30%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 69 (29.87%) Selenium
2 67 (29.00%) JIRA
3 35 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (14.72%) SoapUI
5 32 (13.85%) TestDirector
6 18 (7.79%) Jenkins
7 13 (5.63%) WebDriver
8 11 (4.76%) Git (software)
9 10 (4.33%) Mercurial
9 10 (4.33%) Subversion
10 8 (3.46%) HP UFT
10 8 (3.46%) Hudson
11 7 (3.03%) QADirector
11 7 (3.03%) TestPartner
12 5 (2.16%) Bugzilla
13 4 (1.73%) Metasploit
13 4 (1.73%) SpecFlow
13 4 (1.73%) TestComplete
14 3 (1.30%) Visual Studio
15 2 (0.87%) JUnit
General
1 45 (19.48%) Finance
2 37 (16.02%) Back Office
3 19 (8.23%) Games
4 9 (3.90%) Retail
5 8 (3.46%) Automotive
6 5 (2.16%) Electronics
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (23.81%) XML
2 22 (9.52%) HTML
3 17 (7.36%) .NET
4 15 (6.49%) Web Services
5 11 (4.76%) EDI
6 8 (3.46%) CSS
7 7 (3.03%) X-Windows
8 5 (2.16%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.16%) Node.js
9 3 (1.30%) Entity Framework
9 3 (1.30%) Lambda Expressions
9 3 (1.30%) LINQ
9 3 (1.30%) WCF
10 2 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.87%) jQuery
10 2 (0.87%) WPF
11 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.43%) Ajax
11 1 (0.43%) HTML5
11 1 (0.43%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.42%) Mobile App
2 10 (4.33%) Client/Server
3 9 (3.90%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.16%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.16%) User Experience
6 3 (1.30%) Internet of Things
6 3 (1.30%) iPad
6 3 (1.30%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.43%) EPoS
7 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.43%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.43%) NHS
7 1 (0.43%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 29 (12.55%) Windows
2 16 (6.93%) Linux
3 9 (3.90%) Mac OS X
4 8 (3.46%) Android
4 8 (3.46%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.03%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.87%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.43%) KNOPPIX
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 70 (30.30%) Test Scripting
3 63 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 62 (26.84%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (18.61%) Manual Testing
6 41 (17.75%) Automated Testing
6 41 (17.75%) Functional Testing
7 38 (16.45%) Regression Testing
8 33 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (13.85%) Test Planning
9 32 (13.85%) Wealth Management
10 29 (12.55%) Scrum
11 25 (10.82%) Automation Testing
12 22 (9.52%) Defect Management
13 21 (9.09%) BDD
13 21 (9.09%) E-Commerce
14 18 (7.79%) Defect Tracking
14 18 (7.79%) Performance Testing
14 18 (7.79%) SDLC
14 18 (7.79%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (27.71%) SQL
2 23 (9.96%) C#
3 20 (8.66%) Java
4 15 (6.49%) C++
4 15 (6.49%) JavaScript
5 12 (5.19%) Python
6 11 (4.76%) C
7 7 (3.03%) VB
7 7 (3.03%) VB.NET
7 7 (3.03%) VBA
8 5 (2.16%) Scala
9 4 (1.73%) Fortran
10 1 (0.43%) PHP
10 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (15.15%) ISEB
2 29 (12.55%) Degree
3 23 (9.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (6.93%) ISTQB
5 14 (6.06%) CREST Certified
6 10 (4.33%) SC Cleared
6 10 (4.33%) Security Cleared
7 7 (3.03%) CHECK Team Leader
7 7 (3.03%) CHECK Team Member
7 7 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (3.03%) OSCP
7 7 (3.03%) SANS
7 7 (3.03%) Tigerscheme
8 6 (2.60%) GIAC
8 6 (2.60%) GPEN
9 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.43%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.43%) ECDL
10 1 (0.43%) OSCE
10 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (45.89%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) SDET
2 1 (0.43%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 3 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.43%) Core Impact
2 1 (0.43%) Nessus
Vendors
1 37 (16.02%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.60%) PayPal
3 4 (1.73%) HP
4 3 (1.30%) QNX
5 2 (0.87%) Kaspersky
5 2 (0.87%) VMware
5 2 (0.87%) WatchGuard
6 1 (0.43%) Cognos
6 1 (0.43%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.43%) IBM
6 1 (0.43%) Intel
6 1 (0.43%) MKS
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle
6 1 (0.43%) SAP
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + parking, Flexi working pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Via Resource
Salary: From £55,000 to £62,000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £18k per year + Amazing Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 17 days ago
Stafford
EMBS
Salary: £18k per year + Amazing Bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus + Bens
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 22 days ago
Wolverhampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 22 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 25 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 25 days ago
Coventry, Warwickshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, Staffordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 2 days ago