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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 106 116 118
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 13 17 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.74% 0.78% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.82% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 11 17 6
Median salary £27,500 £40,000 £20,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-31.25% +95.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £50,000 £31,250
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
1712 2081 1736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 97.66% 95.90% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1339 1692 1534
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 18 (90.00%) QA
2 13 (65.00%) SQL
3 12 (60.00%) Software Testing
4 9 (45.00%) Degree
4 9 (45.00%) E-Commerce
5 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (40.00%) Selenium
6 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
6 7 (35.00%) Migration
6 7 (35.00%) Scrum
6 7 (35.00%) Automation Testing
7 5 (25.00%) JIRA
7 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
7 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 5 (25.00%) BDD
8 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (20.00%) SDLC
8 4 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
8 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
8 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
8 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 4 (20.00%) Android
8 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
8 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 4 (20.00%) Games
8 4 (20.00%) Automotive
8 4 (20.00%) C#
8 4 (20.00%) ISEB
8 4 (20.00%) .NET
9 3 (15.00%) XML

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 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Selenium
2 5 (25.00%) JIRA
2 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.00%) Concordion
4 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.00%) HttpUnit
4 1 (5.00%) JMeter
4 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.00%) The Grinder
General
1 4 (20.00%) Automotive
1 4 (20.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) XML
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) JSON
4 1 (5.00%) REST
4 1 (5.00%) SOAP
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.00%) iPhone
2 2 (10.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Android
2 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 9 (45.00%) E-Commerce
3 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (35.00%) Automation Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Migration
4 7 (35.00%) Scrum
5 5 (25.00%) BDD
5 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (20.00%) SDLC
6 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (10.00%) Android Development
8 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (10.00%) Game Development
8 2 (10.00%) iOS Development
8 2 (10.00%) Validation
9 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Degree
2 4 (20.00%) ISEB
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (90.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
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