Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Solihull during the 6 months to 20 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 > Solihull
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 50 41
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 4 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Solihull 2.01% 0.96% 3.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 0.99% 3.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 20
Solihull median annual salary £42,500 £34,250 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.09% +10.48% +5.98%
10th Percentile £36,750 £27,550 £22,500
90th Percentile £46,250 £37,925 £34,500
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 Solihull. 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
Solihull
Permanent vacancies in Solihull with a recognized job title 381 404 500
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 97.35% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 350 357 440
Solihull median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £22,250 £23,500 £24,450
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £52,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 20 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 Solihull region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 8 (100.00%) OOP
1 8 (100.00%) OO
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
1 8 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 8 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 8 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 5 (62.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 5 (62.50%) SMS
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) QA Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile Development
5 1 (12.50%) Skype
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
5 1 (12.50%) Xamarin
5 1 (12.50%) User Stories
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum

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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) SMS
2 1 (12.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
1 8 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 8 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 8 (100.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) OO
1 8 (100.00%) OOP
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Development
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Xamarin