The first table below looks at the demand for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 104 102 91
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 18 23 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.93% 1.14% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.22% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 17 22 17
Average salary £33,500 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.66% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £26,050 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £33,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1823 1883 1594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.92% 93.64% 94.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1579 1658 1408
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
West Midlands

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Tester
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Birmingham region.

Tester Salary Trend in Birmingham

Tester
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 23 (82.14%) SQL
2 22 (78.57%) Automated Testing
3 21 (75.00%) C#
4 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (60.71%) SQL Server
6 16 (57.14%) C++
6 16 (57.14%) Degree
7 15 (53.57%) Manual Testing
7 15 (53.57%) Agile Testing
7 15 (53.57%) Low Latency
7 15 (53.57%) OOP
7 15 (53.57%) OO
7 15 (53.57%) TCP/IP
8 7 (25.00%) .NET
8 7 (25.00%) Selenium
9 6 (21.43%) QA
9 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
10 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
10 5 (17.86%) Retail
10 5 (17.86%) Java
10 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
11 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
12 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
13 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
13 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
13 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
13 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
13 2 (7.14%) JavaScript

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (53.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (60.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Selenium
2 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.57%) JMeter
3 1 (3.57%) Checkstyle
3 1 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.57%) JUnit
3 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.57%) Ranorex
3 1 (3.57%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (3.57%) FindBugs
General
1 5 (17.86%) Retail
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.57%) COM
2 1 (3.57%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) XSD
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) AS400
1 1 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) UNIX
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.57%) Windows NT
2 1 (3.57%) AIX
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Automated Testing
2 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (53.57%) Manual Testing
3 15 (53.57%) Agile Testing
3 15 (53.57%) Low Latency
3 15 (53.57%) OOP
3 15 (53.57%) OO
4 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
6 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Scrum
9 1 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
9 1 (3.57%) Information Security
9 1 (3.57%) Web Development
9 1 (3.57%) Computer Forensics
9 1 (3.57%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 23 (82.14%) SQL
2 21 (75.00%) C#
3 16 (57.14%) C++
4 5 (17.86%) Java
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) VB
6 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.57%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) C
6 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) ISEB
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.57%) CEH
3 1 (3.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Nmap
1 1 (3.57%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.57%) Nessus
2 1 (3.57%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (3.57%) Telerik
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
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