Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Tester was £20,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Graduate Software Tester
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 315 340 317
Rank change year-on-year +25 -23 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Tester 10 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.099% 0.017% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.018% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 6
West Midlands median annual salary £20,000 £18,750 £20,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.64% -
10th Percentile £18,875 £18,075 £18,000
90th Percentile £25,500 £20,025 £22,625
England median annual salary £30,000 £22,750 £22,500
% change year-on-year +31.87% +1.11% +4.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9770 10995 10536
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.19% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 8018 8715 8780
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Graduate Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Graduate Software Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Graduate Software Tester in the West Midlands

Graduate Software Tester
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Graduate Software Tester in the West Midlands

Graduate Software Tester
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Graduate Software Tester in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Graduate Software Tester in the West Midlands

Graduate Software Tester
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate Software Tester within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Halesowen - 7 £20,000 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £19,750 -
Staffordshire +15 1 £30,000 +66.67%
Graduate Software Tester
England

Graduate Software Tester Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Graduate Software 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 West Midlands region featuring Graduate Software Tester in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) JIRA
1 9 (90.00%) QA
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (80.00%) Games
2 8 (80.00%) Game Development
2 8 (80.00%) Degree
2 8 (80.00%) Mobile App
2 8 (80.00%) Defect Tracking
3 7 (70.00%) BBC
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) MySQL
5 1 (10.00%) CSS
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) CSS3
5 1 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing

Graduate Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) JIRA
General
1 8 (80.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) CSS3
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Mobile App
2 7 (70.00%) BBC
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) Defect Tracking
1 8 (80.00%) Game Development
2 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (90.00%) QA