The median annual salary for a Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Solihull 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 / Solihull
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 28 39
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 10 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Solihull 5.03% 2.16% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.03% 2.25% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 12
Median salary £45,000 £33,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.32% -10.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,625 £27,950 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,125 £35,700 £38,750
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 Solihull. 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
Solihull
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 199 222 257
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Solihull 100.00% 95.69% 97.72%
Number of salaries quoted 696 756 1384
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £21,250 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Solihull

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Solihull.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Solihull

Tester
Salary Trend in Solihull

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

Salary trend for Tester in Solihull

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

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 Solihull region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (77.78%) QA
3 13 (72.22%) WebDriver
3 13 (72.22%) Selenium
4 12 (66.67%) C#
4 12 (66.67%) SQL
4 12 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 12 (66.67%) OOP
4 12 (66.67%) OO
5 10 (55.56%) Visual Studio
5 10 (55.56%) .NET
5 10 (55.56%) .NET Framework
5 10 (55.56%) QA Automation
5 10 (55.56%) Git (software)
5 10 (55.56%) SpecFlow
6 9 (50.00%) BDD
7 8 (44.44%) Regression Testing
8 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (27.78%) Scrum
9 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (22.22%) Defect Management
10 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
11 3 (16.67%) Blog
11 3 (16.67%) Twitter
11 3 (16.67%) Open Source
11 3 (16.67%) Web Testing
12 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
12 2 (11.11%) System Testing
12 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
12 2 (11.11%) TeamCity

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Solihull 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 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) GitHub
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Selenium
1 13 (72.22%) WebDriver
2 10 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 10 (55.56%) SpecFlow
2 10 (55.56%) Visual Studio
3 2 (11.11%) Ant
3 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
3 2 (11.11%) FogBugz
3 2 (11.11%) Maven
3 2 (11.11%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) .NET
1 10 (55.56%) .NET Framework
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (66.67%) OO
2 12 (66.67%) OOP
3 10 (55.56%) QA Automation
4 9 (50.00%) BDD
5 8 (44.44%) Regression Testing
6 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (27.78%) Scrum
8 4 (22.22%) Defect Management
8 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
9 3 (16.67%) Open Source
9 3 (16.67%) Web Testing
10 2 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
10 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
10 2 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
10 2 (11.11%) SIEM
10 2 (11.11%) System Testing
11 1 (5.56%) Continuous Deployment
11 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) C#
1 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (77.78%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Twitter
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