Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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

Senior Tester
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 291 283 310
Rank change year-on-year -8 +27 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 21 28 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.28% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8 34 15
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -20.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,975 £33,750
90th Percentile £44,000 £56,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +12.36%

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 9,562 9,941 10,644
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 96.98% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 7,553 7,945 8,899
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in the West Midlands

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Senior Tester in the West Midlands

Senior 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 Senior Tester within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 February 2018. 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
Birmingham +14 12 £45,000 -
Shropshire - 7 £37,500 - 1
Warwickshire 0 1 £40,000 +15.94%
Coventry -12 1 - -
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, Senior Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 10 (47.62%) Python
1 10 (47.62%) C
1 10 (47.62%) C#
1 10 (47.62%) QA
1 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (42.86%) Security Architecture
2 9 (42.86%) Open Source
2 9 (42.86%) Bash Shell
2 9 (42.86%) OSCP
2 9 (42.86%) Lua
2 9 (42.86%) Ruby
2 9 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 9 (42.86%) Java
2 9 (42.86%) HTTP
2 9 (42.86%) SNMP
2 9 (42.86%) VPN
2 9 (42.86%) 802.11
2 9 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (42.86%) OpenStack
2 9 (42.86%) Social Engineering
2 9 (42.86%) Patch Management
2 9 (42.86%) 802.1X
2 9 (42.86%) CHECK Team Leader
2 9 (42.86%) CHECK Team Member
3 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 6 (28.57%) Software Delivery
4 6 (28.57%) Banking

Senior 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (42.86%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.76%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) 802.11
1 9 (42.86%) HTTP
1 9 (42.86%) SNMP
1 9 (42.86%) VPN
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) 802.1X
2 2 (9.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
2 9 (42.86%) Open Source
2 9 (42.86%) Patch Management
2 9 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (42.86%) Security Architecture
2 9 (42.86%) Social Engineering
3 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 6 (28.57%) Security Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Software Delivery
4 6 (28.57%) Web Development
5 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) API Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
6 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
6 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.76%) CRM
7 1 (4.76%) Project Management
7 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) C
1 10 (47.62%) C#
1 10 (47.62%) Python
2 9 (42.86%) Bash Shell
2 9 (42.86%) Java
2 9 (42.86%) Lua
2 9 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 9 (42.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) CHECK Team Leader
1 9 (42.86%) CHECK Team Member
1 9 (42.86%) OSCP
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (47.62%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Google