Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Coventry during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 102 98
Rank change year-on-year +23 -4 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 25 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 1.89% 0.35% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 0.37% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 20 5 6
Coventry median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -22.22% +38.46%
10th Percentile £25,750 £32,050 £25,625
90th Percentile £37,625 £47,300 £60,000
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% -4.62%

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 1264 1349 1368
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.61% 94.40% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1026 1139 1139
Coventry median annual salary £40,000 £42,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.33% -0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,700 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £61,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Coventry

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 21 (84.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (60.00%) Regression Testing
3 14 (56.00%) Manual Testing
3 14 (56.00%) Mathematics
4 13 (52.00%) Unit Testing
5 8 (32.00%) QA
5 8 (32.00%) Scenario Testing
6 7 (28.00%) Degree
6 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
7 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (24.00%) Finance
7 6 (24.00%) ISEB
7 6 (24.00%) JIRA
8 5 (20.00%) SQL
8 5 (20.00%) Banking
9 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Selenium
9 4 (16.00%) Cucumber
9 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
10 3 (12.00%) Private Cloud
10 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
10 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
10 3 (12.00%) Confluence
10 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
10 3 (12.00%) HP UFT
10 3 (12.00%) Project Management
10 3 (12.00%) CRM
10 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management

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 3 (12.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) JIRA
2 4 (16.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (16.00%) Selenium
3 3 (12.00%) HP UFT
3 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
1 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (12.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (60.00%) Regression Testing
3 14 (56.00%) Manual Testing
3 14 (56.00%) Mathematics
4 13 (52.00%) Unit Testing
5 8 (32.00%) Scenario Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (12.00%) CRM
8 3 (12.00%) Project Management
8 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
8 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
8 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Defect Management
10 1 (4.00%) Functional Testing
10 1 (4.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 1 (4.00%) SDLC
10 1 (4.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Degree
1 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (24.00%) ISEB
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Capita