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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 120 124 108
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 9 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.42% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 2
Average salary £33,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +14.81%
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
2016 2018 1604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.34% 93.64% 93.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1711 1806 1365
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,909 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 27 August 2014, 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 15 (93.75%) Automated Testing
1 15 (93.75%) Degree
2 14 (87.50%) TCP/IP
2 14 (87.50%) Manual Testing
2 14 (87.50%) Agile Testing
2 14 (87.50%) Low Latency
2 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (87.50%) C#
2 14 (87.50%) C++
2 14 (87.50%) SQL
2 14 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 14 (87.50%) OOP
2 14 (87.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) QA
3 2 (12.50%) Selenium
3 2 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) ISEB
4 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
4 1 (6.25%) JUnit
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (87.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) JUnit
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Automated Testing
2 14 (87.50%) OOP
2 14 (87.50%) OO
2 14 (87.50%) Manual Testing
2 14 (87.50%) Agile Testing
2 14 (87.50%) Low Latency
2 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
3 1 (6.25%) MVC
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) C#
1 14 (87.50%) C++
1 14 (87.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA