The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 117 123 133
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 8 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.40% 0.36% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.39% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 3
Average salary £27,000 £33,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.40% -10.66%
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.83%
Software Tester
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1868 2069 2021
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.15% 94.35% 93.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1588 1754 1808
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Birmingham

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Degree
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 6 (66.67%) QA
2 6 (66.67%) ISEB
3 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
3 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
4 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (33.33%) Selenium
5 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Smartphone
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (22.22%) Android
6 2 (22.22%) iPhone
6 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Automotive
6 2 (22.22%) C#
6 2 (22.22%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) .NET
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
6 2 (22.22%) Android Development
6 2 (22.22%) iOS Development
7 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (11.11%) SDLC
7 1 (11.11%) MS Excel

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Bugzilla
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) iPhone
2 2 (22.22%) Smartphone
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Android Development
4 2 (22.22%) iOS Development
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) CRM
5 1 (11.11%) ERP
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) Degree
2 6 (66.67%) ISEB
3 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
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