The median annual salary for a Tester was - in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / Midlands
Rank - - 27
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands - - 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Median salary - - £26,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 23 105 118
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 88.46% 95.45% 90.08%
Number of salaries quoted 17 92 66
Median salary £48,750 £48,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.56% +10.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £57,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) XML
1 4 (80.00%) HP UFT
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) TDD
1 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (80.00%) Ruby
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (80.00%) Sahi
1 4 (80.00%) WebDriver
1 4 (80.00%) Open Source
1 4 (80.00%) BDD
1 4 (80.00%) QA
1 4 (80.00%) WATIR
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
1 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (80.00%) SDLC
1 4 (80.00%) QA Automation
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) OSCP

Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) HP UFT
1 4 (80.00%) Sahi
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
1 4 (80.00%) WATIR
1 4 (80.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (80.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (80.00%) BDD
1 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Open Source
1 4 (80.00%) QA Automation
1 4 (80.00%) SDLC
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (80.00%) TDD
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) Ruby
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CHECK Team Leader
1 1 (20.00%) CHECK Team Member
1 1 (20.00%) CREST Certified
1 1 (20.00%) OSCE
1 1 (20.00%) OSCP
1 1 (20.00%) SANS
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS