The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £31,000 in advertised job vacancies in Coventry during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Tester
West Midlands / Coventry
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 70 79
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.13% 0.28% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.30% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 1
Median salary £31,000 £40,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.98% +23.84%  
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +4.61% +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Coventry. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Coventry
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 744 668 762
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 96.62% 94.22% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 624 568 626
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Coventry

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in Coventry.

Salary trend for Software Tester in Coventry

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 18 Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Software 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 Coventry region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft