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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 112 119 104
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 16 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.78% 0.34% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.35% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 3
Average salary £40,000 £20,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+95.12% -34.92%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
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
1956 1713 1447
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.79% 96.34% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1620 1543 1248
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
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 13 February 2016.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (60.00%) Selenium
3 12 (48.00%) Scrum
4 11 (44.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (44.00%) BDD
5 10 (40.00%) QA
6 9 (36.00%) Software Testing
7 8 (32.00%) Finance
7 8 (32.00%) C#
8 7 (28.00%) SQL
8 7 (28.00%) .NET
8 7 (28.00%) Performance Testing
9 6 (24.00%) Degree
9 6 (24.00%) WebDriver
9 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
9 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio
9 6 (24.00%) Subversion
9 6 (24.00%) SpecFlow
9 6 (24.00%) Automation Testing
10 5 (20.00%) Automated Testing
10 5 (20.00%) Migration
10 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
10 5 (20.00%) Test Management
10 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
11 4 (16.00%) Windows
11 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (12.00%) SDLC

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (60.00%) Selenium
2 6 (24.00%) SpecFlow
2 6 (24.00%) Subversion
2 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (24.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (8.00%) JIRA
5 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Back Office
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Android
2 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) Scrum
3 11 (44.00%) BDD
3 11 (44.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (36.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Performance Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Automation Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 5 (20.00%) Migration
7 5 (20.00%) Test Management
8 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (12.00%) SDLC
9 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
10 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
10 2 (8.00%) OOD
10 2 (8.00%) Security Testing
10 2 (8.00%) System Testing
10 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) C#
2 7 (28.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (12.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Firmware
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