The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Birmingham region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 133 130 115
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 13 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.55% 0.099% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.10% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 10
Median salary £39,000 £28,750 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+35.65% -14.17%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
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
2289 1973 1824
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.30% 97.48% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1700 1620 1609
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 Birmingham region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 23 (82.14%) Selenium
1 23 (82.14%) Test Automation
2 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (60.71%) E-Commerce
4 16 (57.14%) Scrum
4 16 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 16 (57.14%) BDD
5 15 (53.57%) QA
6 14 (50.00%) Automation Testing
7 13 (46.43%) SQL
8 12 (42.86%) WebDriver
8 12 (42.86%) Migration
9 8 (28.57%) System Testing
10 6 (21.43%) HTML
10 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
11 5 (17.86%) HTTP
11 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
11 5 (17.86%) Finance
11 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
11 5 (17.86%) User Experience
11 5 (17.86%) Mobile App
12 4 (14.29%) SpecFlow
12 4 (14.29%) C#
12 4 (14.29%) Subversion
12 4 (14.29%) .NET
12 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
13 3 (10.71%) Windows
13 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
13 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
14 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) HTTP
1 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (82.14%) Selenium
2 12 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 4 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 4 (14.29%) Subversion
3 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) HTML
2 4 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Mobile App
1 5 (17.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Android
2 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (82.14%) Test Automation
2 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (60.71%) E-Commerce
4 16 (57.14%) BDD
4 16 (57.14%) Scrum
4 16 (57.14%) Software Testing
5 14 (50.00%) Automation Testing
6 12 (42.86%) Migration
7 8 (28.57%) System Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
9 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Project Management
10 2 (7.14%) SDLC
10 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
11 1 (3.57%) Manual Testing
11 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
11 1 (3.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) SQL
2 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
1 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (53.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 43k per year
Posted: 6 days ago