The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 90 109 101
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 39 16 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.93% 0.82% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 0.87% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 32 15 22
Average salary £37,500 £33,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% +11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,600 £32,900 £26,050
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £38,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
1890 1837 1897
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.47% 94.21% 93.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1584 1589 1672
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 July 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.59%) ISTQB
2 21 (35.59%) ISEB
3 20 (33.90%) Software Testing
3 20 (33.90%) Test Scripting
3 20 (33.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (32.20%) QA
4 19 (32.20%) Automated Testing
5 15 (25.42%) Penetration Testing
6 13 (22.03%) SQL
6 13 (22.03%) OSCP
7 12 (20.34%) OSCE
7 12 (20.34%) Selenium
7 12 (20.34%) HP UFT
8 10 (16.95%) CISSP
8 10 (16.95%) Windows
8 10 (16.95%) Linux
8 10 (16.95%) Information Security
8 10 (16.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (16.95%) Security Architecture
8 10 (16.95%) Data Centre
9 9 (15.25%) Degree
9 9 (15.25%) JIRA
9 9 (15.25%) Test Automation
9 9 (15.25%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (15.25%) HP
10 8 (13.56%) Integration Testing
11 7 (11.86%) OWASP
11 7 (11.86%) Automation Testing
11 7 (11.86%) C#

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.69%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.08%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) SaaS
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Wireless
1 1 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (20.34%) HP UFT
1 12 (20.34%) Selenium
2 9 (15.25%) JIRA
3 6 (10.17%) Bugzilla
4 5 (8.47%) FitNesse
5 3 (5.08%) LoadRunner
5 3 (5.08%) JMeter
5 3 (5.08%) NeoLoad
6 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.39%) NUnit
6 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.69%) Mocha
7 1 (1.69%) Ranorex
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.78%) Billing
3 2 (3.39%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) .NET
2 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.47%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.69%) User Experience
5 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Windows
1 10 (16.95%) Linux
2 1 (1.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (33.90%) Software Testing
2 20 (33.90%) Test Scripting
3 19 (32.20%) Automated Testing
4 15 (25.42%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (16.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (16.95%) Information Security
5 10 (16.95%) Security Architecture
6 9 (15.25%) Test Automation
7 8 (13.56%) Integration Testing
8 7 (11.86%) OWASP
8 7 (11.86%) Automation Testing
9 6 (10.17%) Keyword-Driven Testing
9 6 (10.17%) User Stories
10 5 (8.47%) Time Management
10 5 (8.47%) Manual Testing
10 5 (8.47%) Web Testing
10 5 (8.47%) Load Testing
10 5 (8.47%) Data Analysis
10 5 (8.47%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.03%) SQL
2 7 (11.86%) C#
3 6 (10.17%) C
4 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.39%) PHP
5 2 (3.39%) Java
6 1 (1.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (35.59%) ISTQB
1 21 (35.59%) ISEB
2 20 (33.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (22.03%) OSCP
4 12 (20.34%) OSCE
5 10 (16.95%) CISSP
6 9 (15.25%) Degree
7 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.39%) CEH
9 1 (1.69%) GPEN
9 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (32.20%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) HP
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
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