The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Coventry during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
West Midlands / Coventry
Rank 64 80 73
Rank change year-on-year +16 -7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.18% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 1
Median salary £32,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.77% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +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 537 763 691
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 96.93% 96.83% 94.40%
Number of salaries quoted 463 613 582
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 26 March 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%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) OOP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) OOP
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle