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 24 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 135 132 115
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 12 5 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.51% 0.24% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.25% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 11
Median salary £35,000 £27,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -17.91%
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
2275 1978 1807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.24% 96.49% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1701 1632 1563
Median salary £40,000 £44,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £70,000
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 24 July 2016.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 19 (86.36%) Selenium
1 19 (86.36%) Test Automation
2 16 (72.73%) E-Commerce
3 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (63.64%) QA
4 13 (59.09%) Software Testing
4 13 (59.09%) Automation Testing
5 12 (54.55%) BDD
5 12 (54.55%) SQL
5 12 (54.55%) Scrum
6 11 (50.00%) Migration
6 11 (50.00%) WebDriver
7 6 (27.27%) System Testing
7 6 (27.27%) HTML
7 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
8 5 (22.73%) HTTP
8 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
8 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
8 5 (22.73%) User Experience
9 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Android
9 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
9 2 (9.09%) Finance
10 1 (4.55%) C#
10 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
10 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
10 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
10 1 (4.55%) .NET
10 1 (4.55%) MySQL

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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) HTTP
1 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (86.36%) Selenium
2 11 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
1 5 (22.73%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Android
1 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Test Automation
2 16 (72.73%) E-Commerce
3 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (59.09%) Automation Testing
4 13 (59.09%) Software Testing
5 12 (54.55%) BDD
5 12 (54.55%) Scrum
6 11 (50.00%) Migration
7 6 (27.27%) System Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Exploratory Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Manual Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
9 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
9 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (63.64%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft