The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Wolverhampton 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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 27 - 19
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 0.79% - 4.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% - 4.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 3
Average salary £30,000 - £28,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
Tester
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wolverhampton 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
Wolverhampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
126 82 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 100.00% 97.62% 98.46%
Number of salaries quoted 95 78 59
Average salary £30,000 £33,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.44% +8.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,900 £19,300
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Wolverhampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

Tester
Salary Trend in Wolverhampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Wolverhampton region.

Tester Salary Trend in Wolverhampton

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the Wolverhampton 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 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Billing
2 3 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Workflow
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) Time Management
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) PHP
4 1 (16.67%) MySQL
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) HNC
4 1 (16.67%) HND

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the Wolverhampton 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 3 (50.00%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) Flash
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Workflow
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Time Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) NVQ Level 4
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (16.67%) HNC
2 1 (16.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle