Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £36,250 in advertised job vacancies in Coventry during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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

Tester
West Midlands > Coventry
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 85 106
Rank change year-on-year +2 +21 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 18 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.82% 1.35% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.42% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 3
Coventry median annual salary £36,250 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.54% -7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £24,750 £26,500 £31,900
90th Percentile £43,125 £38,500 £45,500
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Coventry
Permanent vacancies in Coventry with a recognized job title 933 1,269 1,280
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.49% 94.46%
Number of salaries quoted 769 1,019 1,064
Coventry median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,050
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,125
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Coventry.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Coventry

Tester
Salary Trend in Coventry

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

Salary trend for Tester in Coventry

Tester
Salary Histogram in Coventry

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Coventry over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Coventry

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Coventry region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (12.50%) Tech Ops
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) User Experience
4 1 (12.50%) QA Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Creative Thinking
4 1 (12.50%) Product Management
4 1 (12.50%) SaaS
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Process Management
4 1 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) Fault Management
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Creative Thinking
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Fault Management
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Product Management
4 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) QA Automation
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Tech Ops
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft