The median annual salary for a Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / West Midlands
Rank 117 146 136
Rank change year-on-year +29 -10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 97 91 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.06% 1.48% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.54% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 86 88 79
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 4568 5904 4865
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.86% 96.34% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3763 4801 4148
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +21 40 £30,000 -25.00% 11
Staffordshire +2 16 £33,250 +10.83% 6
Shropshire +13 11 £28,500 -10.93% 6
Solihull -2 8 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Warwickshire +28 7 £31,250 -3.84% 6
Dudley - 5 £40,000 - 1
Coventry +15 2 £33,750 -10.59% 2
Worcestershire -18 2 £42,500 -10.52% 2
Walsall - 2 £31,500 - 1
Herefordshire - 2 £25,000 - 4
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 82 (49.10%) QA
2 79 (47.31%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (37.13%) Selenium
4 55 (32.93%) Test Scripting
5 52 (31.14%) SQL
6 44 (26.35%) Software Testing
7 39 (23.35%) Automation Testing
8 36 (21.56%) Regression Testing
9 31 (18.56%) ISTQB
9 31 (18.56%) Functional Testing
10 29 (17.37%) Automated Testing
11 28 (16.77%) E-Commerce
12 26 (15.57%) C#
12 26 (15.57%) WebDriver
13 25 (14.97%) ISEB
14 24 (14.37%) JIRA
14 24 (14.37%) Finance
14 24 (14.37%) Manual Testing
15 23 (13.77%) User Acceptance Testing
16 22 (13.17%) Microsoft
16 22 (13.17%) Scrum
17 20 (11.98%) BDD
17 20 (11.98%) Test Automation
17 20 (11.98%) .NET
18 19 (11.38%) Cucumber
19 18 (10.78%) Degree
19 18 (10.78%) Java
20 17 (10.18%) SQL Server
20 17 (10.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 17 (10.18%) SDLC

Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 (1.80%) Apache
1 3 (1.80%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.40%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.80%) SaaS
3 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.79%) HTTP
2 4 (2.40%) Firewall
3 1 (0.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.40%) MySQL
3 4 (2.40%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.80%) Big Data
4 3 (1.80%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.80%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 62 (37.13%) Selenium
2 26 (15.57%) WebDriver
3 24 (14.37%) JIRA
4 19 (11.38%) Cucumber
5 11 (6.59%) SpecFlow
6 10 (5.99%) SoapUI
7 9 (5.39%) Git (software)
7 9 (5.39%) JMeter
8 8 (4.79%) Subversion
9 7 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (3.59%) Jenkins
11 5 (2.99%) Visual Studio
12 4 (2.40%) HP UFT
12 4 (2.40%) Hudson
12 4 (2.40%) Mercurial
13 3 (1.80%) Concordion
13 3 (1.80%) JBehave
13 3 (1.80%) Metasploit
13 3 (1.80%) TestNG
13 3 (1.80%) WATIR
General
1 24 (14.37%) Finance
2 12 (7.19%) Games
3 8 (4.79%) Retail
4 6 (3.59%) Automotive
4 6 (3.59%) Legal
5 4 (2.40%) Electronics
6 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.60%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.98%) .NET
2 14 (8.38%) SOAP
3 9 (5.39%) Web Services
3 9 (5.39%) XML
4 6 (3.59%) AngularJS
4 6 (3.59%) HTML
5 5 (2.99%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.99%) EDI
6 4 (2.40%) Gherkin
6 4 (2.40%) JSON
6 4 (2.40%) X-Windows
7 3 (1.80%) REST
8 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.20%) CSS
8 2 (1.20%) jQuery
9 1 (0.60%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.60%) Lambda Expressions
9 1 (0.60%) LINQ
9 1 (0.60%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.38%) Mobile App
2 10 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.39%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.19%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.40%) Fintech
5 4 (2.40%) iPhone
5 4 (2.40%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.80%) iPad
6 3 (1.80%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.20%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.60%) Blog
8 1 (0.60%) CESG
8 1 (0.60%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.60%) EPoS
8 1 (0.60%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.78%) Android
1 13 (7.78%) Windows
2 9 (5.39%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.59%) Unix
4 5 (2.99%) Linux
5 4 (2.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (47.31%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (32.93%) Test Scripting
3 44 (26.35%) Software Testing
4 39 (23.35%) Automation Testing
5 36 (21.56%) Regression Testing
6 31 (18.56%) Functional Testing
7 29 (17.37%) Automated Testing
8 28 (16.77%) E-Commerce
9 24 (14.37%) Manual Testing
10 23 (13.77%) User Acceptance Testing
11 22 (13.17%) Scrum
12 20 (11.98%) BDD
12 20 (11.98%) Test Automation
13 17 (10.18%) SDLC
14 15 (8.98%) Non-Functional Testing
15 13 (7.78%) Penetration Testing
15 13 (7.78%) QA Automation
16 12 (7.19%) Migration
17 11 (6.59%) Performance Testing
18 10 (5.99%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 52 (31.14%) SQL
2 26 (15.57%) C#
3 18 (10.78%) Java
4 15 (8.98%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.99%) Python
6 8 (4.79%) Perl
7 6 (3.59%) C
7 6 (3.59%) C++
8 5 (2.99%) PHP
8 5 (2.99%) Ruby
9 3 (1.80%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.20%) VB
11 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.60%) Scala
11 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (18.56%) ISTQB
2 25 (14.97%) ISEB
3 18 (10.78%) Degree
4 17 (10.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (7.19%) CREST Certified
6 6 (3.59%) CHECK Team Member
7 3 (1.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.20%) GNVQ
8 2 (1.20%) HND
8 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.20%) OSCE
8 2 (1.20%) OSCP
8 2 (1.20%) SANS
8 2 (1.20%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.20%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.20%) Tigerscheme
9 1 (0.60%) CEH
9 1 (0.60%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (49.10%) QA
2 4 (2.40%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.59%) Nessus
2 4 (2.40%) Nexpose
3 3 (1.80%) Core Impact
4 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (13.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.39%) Oracle
3 4 (2.40%) Qualys
3 4 (2.40%) Rapid7
4 1 (0.60%) PayPal
4 1 (0.60%) Twitter
4 1 (0.60%) VMware
4 1 (0.60%) Xamarin
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + bonus, pension, h/c
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Flexi-time, pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: From £40,000 to £44,999 per annum £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum c£50k + Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Bridgnorth, Shropshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham, Staffordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 17 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 17 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 17 days ago
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 17 days ago
Walsall, Staffordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 17 days ago
Brownhills, Staffordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 17 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 17 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 17 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 17 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 17 days ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 17 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 17 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 17 days ago