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

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 136 134 121
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 9 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.38% 0.055% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.056% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 7
Median salary £40,000 £30,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.44%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
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
2280 1787 1784
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.48% 98.19% 95.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1703 1455 1574
Median salary £40,250 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.01% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 28 May 2016.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 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 22 (84.62%) Selenium
2 21 (80.77%) Test Automation
2 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (73.08%) Scrum
3 19 (73.08%) BDD
4 17 (65.38%) Software Testing
5 16 (61.54%) QA
6 15 (57.69%) Automation Testing
7 14 (53.85%) WebDriver
7 14 (53.85%) SQL
8 13 (50.00%) E-Commerce
8 13 (50.00%) Migration
9 7 (26.92%) C#
9 7 (26.92%) Finance
10 6 (23.08%) Subversion
10 6 (23.08%) .NET
10 6 (23.08%) Visual Studio
10 6 (23.08%) SpecFlow
10 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
11 4 (15.38%) Windows
12 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
12 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
12 3 (11.54%) SDLC
13 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
13 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
13 2 (7.69%) Firmware
13 2 (7.69%) Project Management
13 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
13 2 (7.69%) System Testing
13 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 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (84.62%) Selenium
2 14 (53.85%) WebDriver
3 6 (23.08%) SpecFlow
3 6 (23.08%) Subversion
3 6 (23.08%) Visual Studio
4 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
1 21 (80.77%) Test Automation
2 19 (73.08%) BDD
2 19 (73.08%) Scrum
3 17 (65.38%) Software Testing
4 15 (57.69%) Automation Testing
5 13 (50.00%) E-Commerce
5 13 (50.00%) Migration
6 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
7 3 (11.54%) SDLC
8 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Project Management
8 2 (7.69%) Security Testing
8 2 (7.69%) System Testing
8 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) 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 16 (61.54%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft