The median annual salary for a Tester was £28,500 in advertised job vacancies in Wolverhampton during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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

Tester
West Midlands / Wolverhampton
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 10 16
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 19 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wolverhampton 3.85% 16.67% 5.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.85% 17.27% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 17 4
Median salary £28,500 £36,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.83% +6.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Wolverhampton. 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
Wolverhampton
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 78 110 80
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wolverhampton 100.00% 96.49% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 71 94 73
Median salary £35,000 £36,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.77% +10.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,600 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Wolverhampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Wolverhampton

Tester
Salary Trend in Wolverhampton

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

Salary trend for Tester in Wolverhampton

Tester Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 22 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 Wolverhampton region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Confluence
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft