The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Birmingham region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 113 107 124
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 28 26 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.26% 1.36% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.40% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 25 21 17
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +53.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
2141 1861 2121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.44% 97.38% 97.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1646 1558 1928
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £25,000 £22,982
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 9 December 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 36 (64.29%) QA
2 31 (55.36%) SQL
3 26 (46.43%) Selenium
4 24 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (35.71%) Mobile App
6 19 (33.93%) JIRA
7 18 (32.14%) Test Automation
7 18 (32.14%) BDD
8 17 (30.36%) Games
8 17 (30.36%) Defect Tracking
9 16 (28.57%) E-Commerce
9 16 (28.57%) WebDriver
10 15 (26.79%) C#
11 13 (23.21%) .NET
11 13 (23.21%) Scrum
11 13 (23.21%) Automation Testing
12 12 (21.43%) Degree
13 11 (19.64%) Finance
13 11 (19.64%) TDD
14 10 (17.86%) Manual Testing
14 10 (17.86%) Game Development
15 9 (16.07%) Unit Testing
15 9 (16.07%) SpecFlow
16 8 (14.29%) Software Testing
16 8 (14.29%) HTTP
16 8 (14.29%) HP UFT
17 6 (10.71%) Integration Testing
17 6 (10.71%) LINQ
17 6 (10.71%) Entity Framework
17 6 (10.71%) Data Protection

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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) HTTP
2 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (46.43%) Selenium
2 19 (33.93%) JIRA
3 16 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 9 (16.07%) SpecFlow
5 8 (14.29%) HP UFT
6 6 (10.71%) Cucumber
7 4 (7.14%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.79%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.79%) JBehave
8 1 (1.79%) JMeter
8 1 (1.79%) JUnit
8 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.79%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.79%) Subversion
8 1 (1.79%) TestNG
8 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.79%) WATIR
General
1 17 (30.36%) Games
2 11 (19.64%) Finance
3 3 (5.36%) Back Office
4 2 (3.57%) Automotive
4 2 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.21%) .NET
2 6 (10.71%) Entity Framework
2 6 (10.71%) Lambda Expressions
2 6 (10.71%) LINQ
3 5 (8.93%) Web Services
4 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 3 (5.36%) HTML
6 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.79%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.79%) jQuery
6 1 (1.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (35.71%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.36%) User Experience
3 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.79%) CESG
4 1 (1.79%) Fintech
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Android
1 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.79%) Unix
1 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.14%) BDD
2 18 (32.14%) Test Automation
3 17 (30.36%) Defect Tracking
4 16 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 13 (23.21%) Automation Testing
5 13 (23.21%) Scrum
6 11 (19.64%) TDD
7 10 (17.86%) Game Development
7 10 (17.86%) Manual Testing
8 9 (16.07%) Unit Testing
9 8 (14.29%) Software Testing
10 6 (10.71%) Data Protection
10 6 (10.71%) Integration Testing
10 6 (10.71%) Migration
11 5 (8.93%) SDLC
11 5 (8.93%) System Testing
12 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (7.14%) Performance Testing
12 4 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (55.36%) SQL
2 15 (26.79%) C#
3 5 (8.93%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.14%) Apple Swift
4 4 (7.14%) C
4 4 (7.14%) Objective-C
4 4 (7.14%) Perl
5 3 (5.36%) Java
5 3 (5.36%) Python
5 3 (5.36%) Ruby
6 2 (3.57%) C++
7 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (21.43%) Degree
2 5 (8.93%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.14%) ISEB
3 4 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.57%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.79%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (1.79%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (1.79%) GIAC
5 1 (1.79%) GPEN
5 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.79%) OSCP
5 1 (1.79%) SANS
5 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (64.29%) QA
2 5 (8.93%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Nessus
1 1 (1.79%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
1 3 (5.36%) Oracle
2 1 (1.79%) Qualys
2 1 (1.79%) Rapid7
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