Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £27,000 in advertised job vacancies in Wolverhampton during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Software Tester
West Midlands > Wolverhampton
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 22 36
Rank change year-on-year -7 +14 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wolverhampton 1.94% 6.45% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 6.67% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 1
Wolverhampton median annual salary £27,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.86% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £20,300 £34,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £29,900 £38,000 £32,500
West Midlands median annual salary £30,000 £32,500 £29,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +12.07% -12.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wolverhampton. 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
Wolverhampton
Permanent vacancies in Wolverhampton with a recognized job title 154 180 228
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 99.35% 96.77% 98.70%
Number of salaries quoted 132 160 186
Wolverhampton median annual salary £34,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.43% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £26,000 £20,000 £22,375
90th Percentile £60,875 £53,500 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Wolverhampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Wolverhampton

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Wolverhampton

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in Wolverhampton

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 Wolverhampton region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) SaaS
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wolverhampton 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft