The median annual salary for a Tester was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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

Tester
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 119 140
Rank change year-on-year -6 +21  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 107 129 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.07% 2.07% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 2.15% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 94 100 88
Median salary £34,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.61% +8.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.42% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5013 5995 5541
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.91% 96.34% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4244 4715 4618
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in the West Midlands

Tester
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Tester in the West Midlands

Tester
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in the West Midlands

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 Tester within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +39 42 £37,500 -6.25% 10
Coventry +5 18 £32,250 -7.85% 2
Solihull -2 9 £45,000 +34.32% 1
Staffordshire -16 9 £34,500 +15.00% 2
Warwickshire -16 9 £27,000 -16.92% 3
Worcestershire +2 7 £56,250 +12.50% 1
Shropshire +9 6 £26,250 -19.23%
Wolverhampton -6 3 £28,500 -20.83%
Halesowen - 2 - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £26,000 -
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Midlands region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 142 (70.65%) Test Automation
2 105 (52.24%) QA
3 89 (44.28%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (40.30%) Selenium
5 74 (36.82%) Test Scripting
6 61 (30.35%) SQL
7 55 (27.36%) Software Testing
8 50 (24.88%) Regression Testing
9 46 (22.89%) Manual Testing
10 40 (19.90%) Scrum
11 38 (18.91%) C#
12 34 (16.92%) Finance
12 34 (16.92%) E-Commerce
13 32 (15.92%) Degree
14 31 (15.42%) Functional Testing
14 31 (15.42%) Java
15 30 (14.93%) WebDriver
16 28 (13.93%) ISTQB
17 25 (12.44%) JIRA
17 25 (12.44%) Cucumber
18 24 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (11.44%) ISEB
20 22 (10.95%) QA Automation
20 22 (10.95%) Test Strategy
21 20 (9.95%) BDD
21 20 (9.95%) User Acceptance Testing
21 20 (9.95%) Penetration Testing
22 19 (9.45%) Migration
22 19 (9.45%) Microsoft
22 19 (9.45%) .NET

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 3 (1.49%) Apache
1 3 (1.49%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.50%) Confluence
3 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.49%) SaaS
3 2 (1.00%) GitHub
3 2 (1.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.99%) Firewall
2 2 (1.00%) Wireless
3 1 (0.50%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.50%) Internet
3 1 (0.50%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.99%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.49%) Big Data
3 3 (1.49%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.49%) MySQL
4 2 (1.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 81 (40.30%) Selenium
2 30 (14.93%) WebDriver
3 25 (12.44%) Cucumber
3 25 (12.44%) JIRA
4 18 (8.96%) SpecFlow
5 14 (6.97%) SoapUI
6 13 (6.47%) JMeter
7 12 (5.97%) Visual Studio
8 9 (4.48%) Git (software)
8 9 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (3.48%) eggPlant
9 7 (3.48%) JBehave
9 7 (3.48%) Ranorex
9 7 (3.48%) WATIR
10 3 (1.49%) Concordion
10 3 (1.49%) FogBugz
10 3 (1.49%) The Grinder
11 2 (1.00%) Burp Suite
11 2 (1.00%) HttpUnit
11 2 (1.00%) MSTest
General
1 34 (16.92%) Finance
2 15 (7.46%) Retail
3 10 (4.98%) Games
4 6 (2.99%) Automotive
5 5 (2.49%) Legal
6 4 (1.99%) Banking
6 4 (1.99%) Electronics
7 3 (1.49%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.50%) Advertising
9 1 (0.50%) Back Office
9 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.45%) .NET
1 19 (9.45%) SOAP
1 19 (9.45%) XML
2 11 (5.47%) .NET Framework
3 8 (3.98%) Gherkin
4 6 (2.99%) Web Services
5 5 (2.49%) AngularJS
5 5 (2.49%) HTML
5 5 (2.49%) JSON
6 3 (1.49%) REST
7 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (0.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.97%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.98%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.98%) Fintech
4 6 (2.99%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.99%) iPhone
6 4 (1.99%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.49%) Blog
8 2 (1.00%) BBC
8 2 (1.00%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.50%) EPoS
9 1 (0.50%) NHS
9 1 (0.50%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.97%) Android
1 12 (5.97%) Windows
2 8 (3.98%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.99%) Unix
4 2 (1.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (70.65%) Test Automation
2 89 (44.28%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (36.82%) Test Scripting
4 55 (27.36%) Software Testing
5 50 (24.88%) Regression Testing
6 46 (22.89%) Manual Testing
7 40 (19.90%) Scrum
8 34 (16.92%) E-Commerce
9 31 (15.42%) Functional Testing
10 22 (10.95%) QA Automation
10 22 (10.95%) Test Strategy
11 20 (9.95%) BDD
11 20 (9.95%) Penetration Testing
11 20 (9.95%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (9.45%) Migration
12 19 (9.45%) Unit Testing
13 18 (8.96%) Mathematics
14 17 (8.46%) Scenario Testing
15 14 (6.97%) API Testing
15 14 (6.97%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 61 (30.35%) SQL
2 38 (18.91%) C#
3 31 (15.42%) Java
4 11 (5.47%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.99%) C
6 3 (1.49%) Perl
6 3 (1.49%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.00%) PHP
7 2 (1.00%) Python
7 2 (1.00%) Ruby
7 2 (1.00%) VB
8 1 (0.50%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.50%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.50%) Scala
8 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (15.92%) Degree
2 28 (13.93%) ISTQB
3 23 (11.44%) ISEB
4 13 (6.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (5.47%) CREST Certified
6 6 (2.99%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.99%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.99%) CHECK Team Member
9 3 (1.49%) CHECK Team Leader
9 3 (1.49%) OSCE
9 3 (1.49%) OSCP
10 2 (1.00%) GNVQ
10 2 (1.00%) HND
10 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.50%) CEH
11 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.50%) SANS
11 1 (0.50%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (52.24%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.49%) Nexpose
2 2 (1.00%) Nessus
3 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (9.45%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.98%) Oracle
3 6 (2.99%) CA Agile Central
4 3 (1.49%) Qualys
4 3 (1.49%) Rapid7
4 3 (1.49%) Twitter
5 1 (0.50%) PayPal
5 1 (0.50%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 - £67000 per annum + excellent benefits, bonus etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits Pension scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + h/c, pension, bonus rewards etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 25 days hols, excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, health, rewards etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £32000 - £35400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum £20,000 - £25,000 + benefits (inc flexi work
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 Per Annum £18,000 - £22,000 + benefits (inc flexi work
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 65000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: Various
Posted: 4 days ago