The median annual salary for a Tester was £32,250 in advertised job vacancies in Coventry during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 67 78
Rank change year-on-year +11 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 18 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 2.37% 0.71% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.46% 0.75% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 18 5 4
Median salary £32,250 £35,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.85% -3.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,150 £30,375
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £50,300 £52,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% +2.94%  

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 733 666 765
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 96.70% 94.07% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2901 2755 2646
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,550 £23,625
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £59,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Coventry

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 18 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (85.00%) Manual Testing
3 16 (80.00%) Regression Testing
3 16 (80.00%) Mathematics
3 16 (80.00%) Unit Testing
4 11 (55.00%) Scenario Testing
5 9 (45.00%) Finance
5 9 (45.00%) Degree
6 4 (20.00%) Banking
7 3 (15.00%) QA
8 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.00%) Java
8 2 (10.00%) SOAP
8 2 (10.00%) JMeter
8 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
8 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
8 2 (10.00%) SDLC
8 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
8 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (5.00%) Reverse Engineering
9 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
9 1 (5.00%) Social Engineering
9 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Physics
9 1 (5.00%) NFC

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 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
1 1 (5.00%) NFC
1 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JMeter
1 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (85.00%) Manual Testing
3 16 (80.00%) Mathematics
3 16 (80.00%) Regression Testing
3 16 (80.00%) Unit Testing
4 11 (55.00%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Physics
6 1 (5.00%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Social Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £27k - 32k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry
Pearson Frank
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago