Period
to 25 April 2019

The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Coventry during the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 99 98
Rank change year-on-year +20 -1 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.79% 0.74% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.78% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 3
Coventry median annual salary £40,000 £29,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.59% -9.23% -13.33%
West Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +18.46% -7.14% -

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 834 1,287 1,136
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.02% 95.55% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 679 1,039 949
Coventry median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £22,450 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,000 £62,500 £62,500
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £42,099 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.52% +5.25% -1.23%

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 25 April 2019.

Salary histogram for Tester in Coventry

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) XML
2 6 (85.71%) Regression Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) Retail
2 6 (85.71%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Use Case
2 6 (85.71%) Performance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) System Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) User Stories
2 6 (85.71%) Defect Management
2 6 (85.71%) Exploratory Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Customer Requirements
2 6 (85.71%) Acceptance Criteria
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (71.43%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (71.43%) Zephyr
3 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (71.43%) Mercurial
3 5 (71.43%) Confluence
3 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
3 5 (71.43%) Atlassian
3 5 (71.43%) ISTQB
3 5 (71.43%) JIRA
4 4 (57.14%) SSH
4 4 (57.14%) HTTPS

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (71.43%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) HTTPS
1 4 (57.14%) SSH
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
1 5 (71.43%) JIRA
1 5 (71.43%) Mercurial
1 5 (71.43%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (85.71%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Acceptance Criteria
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Customer Requirements
1 6 (85.71%) Defect Management
1 6 (85.71%) Exploratory Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Performance Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Problem-Solving
1 6 (85.71%) Regression Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Scrum
1 6 (85.71%) System Testing
1 6 (85.71%) TDD
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
1 6 (85.71%) Use Case
1 6 (85.71%) User Stories
2 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Organisational Awareness
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISTQB
1 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Atlassian