The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands 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
England / Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 21 31
Rank change year-on-year +7 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.13% 0.90% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.44% 0.90% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 1
Median salary £40,000 £55,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.27% +69.23%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 41 111 158
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 87.23% 100.00% 87.29%
Number of salaries quoted 32 96 121
Median salary £60,000 £48,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £42,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £79,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in the Midlands

Tester
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Tester in the Midlands

Tester Skill Set
Top 7 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

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 Midlands region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) GIS
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Data Migration

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft