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 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 135 129 114
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 10 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.41% 0.11% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.11% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 5
Median salary £40,000 £31,250 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+28.00% -6.71%
UK excluding London median salary £33,000 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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
2326 1775 1746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.17% 97.47% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1737 1450 1522
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,000
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 6 May 2016.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (73.08%) Selenium
3 18 (69.23%) Test Automation
4 16 (61.54%) BDD
4 16 (61.54%) Scrum
5 14 (53.85%) Software Testing
6 13 (50.00%) QA
7 12 (46.15%) Automation Testing
8 11 (42.31%) WebDriver
8 11 (42.31%) SQL
9 10 (38.46%) E-Commerce
9 10 (38.46%) Migration
10 7 (26.92%) Finance
10 7 (26.92%) C#
11 6 (23.08%) SpecFlow
11 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
11 6 (23.08%) .NET
11 6 (23.08%) Visual Studio
11 6 (23.08%) Subversion
12 5 (19.23%) Performance Testing
13 4 (15.38%) Windows
14 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
14 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
14 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
14 3 (11.54%) Test Management
14 3 (11.54%) SDLC
14 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
15 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
15 2 (7.69%) System Testing
15 2 (7.69%) Android

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 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (73.08%) Selenium
2 11 (42.31%) WebDriver
3 6 (23.08%) SpecFlow
3 6 (23.08%) Subversion
3 6 (23.08%) Visual Studio
4 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Android
2 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (69.23%) Test Automation
3 16 (61.54%) BDD
3 16 (61.54%) Scrum
4 14 (53.85%) Software Testing
5 12 (46.15%) Automation Testing
6 10 (38.46%) E-Commerce
6 10 (38.46%) Migration
7 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Performance Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
9 3 (11.54%) SDLC
9 3 (11.54%) Test Management
10 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
10 2 (7.69%) Project Management
10 2 (7.69%) Security Testing
10 2 (7.69%) System Testing
10 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) SQL
2 7 (26.92%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) C++
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
1 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft