The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Worcestershire 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank - 40 41
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 0 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire - 0.88% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.90% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 2
Average salary - £39,250 £22,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +76.40%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+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 Worcestershire 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
Worcestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
258 221 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 98.10% 97.36% 93.33%
Number of salaries quoted 219 191 186
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

Tester
Salary Trend in Worcestershire

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

Tester Salary Trend in Worcestershire

Tester
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Worcestershire 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 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Worcestershire 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.

General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Degree